Medical flights from Haiti have resumed amid rumors and concerns that states have reached a saturation point and have began turning patients away, Toyota owners and would be buyers are eagerly awaiting a conference call regarding how Toyota plans to respond to the massive recall on many of its late model vehicles, and WUSF takes an in depth look at the lesser known Florida Cowboys.
Alzheimer's-Cell Phones / INTO USF
In findings that are the exact opposite of what they expected, USF researchers have discovered that cell phone exposure may actually be good for you, as it could be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the laboratories of the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to show you the surprising results. Also: USF is just the second university in the U-S to sign on with a British company that helps schools better recruit international students. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes a closer look at the deal with “INTO University Partnerships,” and how it will benefit USF and all of its students—from both here and abroad.
Sarasota Italian Cultural Events is sponsoring Bacchanale Romano,dining like the ancient Romans on a four course feast of food and wine, prepared by Chef Phil Mancini of Michael's on East. Richard Storm, Master of Ceremonies will lecture while we are dining on the mythological gods of ancient Rome. The banquet takes place on Monday, February 15th at 11:30AM at Michael's on East.
An in-depth look at President Obama's visit to the University of Tampa where he discussed funding for high speed rail among other things, also WUSF checked in with Tampa airman Rex Temple for another installment of My Last Tour, Florida Governor Charlie Crist outlines his new budget, the body of a missing lottery winner has been found, and the Gasparilla parade will be held despite forecast of bad weather.
Stimulus and Jobs
Last February, Congress passed a $787 billion bill designed to create (and save) jobs and jump-start the economy. Nearly a year later -- with President Obama making jobs the centerpiece of his State of the Union and his visit to Tampa -- we look at what the federal stimulus has done in the Bay area. And we’ll examine the jobs that have been created with the influx of money -- and how many more might be coming our way in the form of construction on a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando.