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Whether you're an art connoisseur or paint-by-numbers is more your style, we're going to take you off the beaten path this week to introduce you to some bay area artists you may not know. We ask the question: What defines art? We'll show you a couple examples right here in the bay area that defy conventional standards of the definition. Host Irene Maher takes us to a small community in Pinellas County that is fired up about the arts. Carson Cooper introduces us to a photographer who considers conservation awareness just as important as the framing of his shot when considering his next project, while Susan Giles Wantuck travels to an artist's retreat right in Manatee county that provides the perfect backdrop for artistic creativity. And Larry Elliston introduces us to a painter who finds inspiration right in his own backyard.

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For many artists, their creations are a hobby, a passion, an outlet. Some artists make a go of it as professionals, depending on their creativity to provide an income. But is there demand for art in this sour economy? And how do you take that leap to turn art-making into a career? This week, learn how artists are making that happen.
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Listen to the group talk about mass reproductions of art and how that can be a revenue source for artists. (6:07)

Listen to Sharon Rose and Suzanne Williamson explain how the amount of money artists make can vary widely. (1:43)

April 24, 2009
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Leo Porebski with his son Peter
As a young man Leo Porebski (Pour-eb-ski) had aspirations of someday becoming an aircraft mechanic. As US involvement in World War II became inevitable, Leo was convinced he would be drafted sooner or later and proactively enlisted in the U.S. Army. Leo sat down with his son Peter to discuss his near death experiences aboard the USS Calvin Coolidge while conducting amphibious assaults in the pacific theatre.
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Leo Porebski describes the sinking of the USS Calvin Coolidge and loss of his good friend and bunkmate Capt. Euart, after the Coolidge struck two mines off the coast of Guadalcanal.

Music Credits: The Death of Falstaff, Leonard Slatkin, Songs Without Words - Classical Music from the War, RCA

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BEHIND BARS: Conditions inside Florida's Prisons and Jails
The recent Abu-Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq and the devestating prison fire that claimed hundreds of lives in the Dominican Republic have many Americans turning their eyes towards our nation's prisons and jails. Many wonder, "How safe are our prisons? Are there any cases of abuse like those we've seen and heard about elsewhere?
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Damage from Hurricane Charley, August 2004 Researching the Big Storms
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Shortly before President Obama's recent trip there, a number of USF representatives visited the African country of Ghana. This week's University Beat examines a new academic partnership that will benefit students and faculty at both USF and a paif of schools there - just the latest effort of the Patel Center for Global Solutions as it tries to strengthen USF's presence on the world stage.
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USF Africa Initiatives Group

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Dr. Kofi Glover, USF Assoc. Provost, talks about USF's Africa Initiatives Group, as well as the class he teaches that takes students to Ghana.

Dr. Glover shares his feelings on President Obama's recent trip to Ghana.

Betty Castor, former USF President & former Director of the Patel Center for Global Solutions, says it's important for USF to have a presence internationally. She also talks about her recent departure from USF.

Professor Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, USF Dept. of Economics Chair, says, as an expanding university, USF has to make strides internationally.

SMSgt. Rex Temple, right, and an unidentified Marine, at their camp's dart board My Last Tour: Day Off & Darts
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Meet Dr. Eric Coris, a physician with USF Family Sports and Medicine, who shares a list of 47 health conditions that he says can be reduced, if not eliminated, by a modest amount of exercise. Viewers may be surprised to see even mental health conditions on the list. Carson Cooper demonstrates alternative forms of exercise that might tickle your funny bone as well as teach you how to strengthen your bones. Irene invites us into her kitchen for tips on better nutrition and how to make a heart-healthy meal. As the saying goes: It's not just what you do, it's also what you EAT. Then back to the studio for a demonstration from dietician Christine Miller on healthy choices for people who eat "on-the-go." And Larry Elliston introduces us to Dr. Bob, an 85-year-old retired physican who volunteers at a local health clinic and puts his own advice for exercise to practice.

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This spring, lawmakers agreed to give the Seminole Tribe exclusive rights to some card games in exchange for millions of dollars in revenue sharing for the state budget. Negotiations are underway to finalize the details, including how much money the state gets. We have an update on a new gambling compact with the Seminoles, and how the deal will impact pari-mutuels in the Bay area.
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Host Irene Maher shares her recipe for healthy Creamy Chicken Potatoes.

Host Irene Maher shares a healthy recipe for Healthy Bran Muffins.

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George LeMieux says he doesn't expect lawmakers to come back for a special session on the budget, even if the Seminole Tribe and the state fail to agree on a gaming compact. (0:58)

LeMieux explains why the compact has to grant the Seminoles exclusivity for some gaming operations. (1:15)

LeMieux analyzes the political impact of expanded gambling in Florida on Gov. Crist. (1:20)

Sen. Dennis Jones explains why he thinks the current compact being negotiated is a great deal for the Seminole Tribe. (0:45)

Jones details some of the compromises that were made when lawmakers debated the framework of a gambling compact with the Seminole Tribe. (1:48)

Richard Winning describes the dual relationship between pari-mutuels and the state: they are partners in one sense and competitors in another. (1:05)

Winning talks about the future of gambling in Florida and the potential impact of more open travel to Cuba in the future. (1:27)

April 3, 2009
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Harold Johnson with his son Jack and daughter Sharon
In the early 1940's, as the world's attention was focused on World War II, Harold Johnson was drafted into the military and he quickly volunteered to serve in the Army infantry. Harold held a particularly unique set of skills and was tasked with being the "Wire Man" for his division. Harold recently spoke with his son Jack and daughter Sharon to share his stories from behind the lines and back home in the U.S.

Music Credits: Elegy For A Woman Who Died Too Young, Robert Starer, Darkness and Light, Albany Records
Sonatina for Piano, OP. 38, Paul Ben Haim, Darkness and Light, Albany Records

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