Disaster in Haiti
Estimates put the number of dead in the tens of thousands as recovery continues from a devastating earthquake in Haiti. The quake is being felt well beyond Haiti’s borders, including in Florida, which is home to more than 200,000 Haitians. We’ll meet a few of the thousands of local Haitians who have family and friends on the island. Plus, we’ll talk about the country’s future -- and how that future will impact Florida and the U.S.
A Police Officer from Dixie County died after exchanging gunfire with a murder suspect accused of killing two women in Hernando County, a local Tampa nurse has been informed that nearly a dozen of her family members have died in the earthquake that recently struck Haiti, and the University of South Florida has hired a new football coach.
Dr. Henry L. Porter and Edna Holliman
Dr. Henry Porter’s father had a big influence on his perspective about education. Here, the musician, educator and Sarasota native tells his friend Edna Holliman about his father’s influence...and how he uses it to change the world in his own way.
The Ahn Trio are sisters who are redefining the art and architecture of chamber music. Wherever the Ahn’s go, they share their innovative spirit and ever-evolving vision of music. The Trio is coming to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hal in Sarasota this month, but first they’ll play for you from the WUSF performance studio and speak with Russell Gant on Thursday January 21 at 11:00. Live music!
Rescue and recovery efforts are underway in Haiti today following the devastating earthquake but concerns about clean water may soon take the spotlight, hundreds of people living next to farms here in Florida are complaining about their wells running dry because of the vast amounts of water used to combat the recent cold weather, in a recent poll Marco Rubio has gained ground on Governor Charlie Crist regarding their bids for the Senate, Tampa nurse from Haiti loses family members in earthquake, a special panel turns down Governor Crist's proposal to expand gambling at Seminole tribe's casinos, and East Carolina coach Skip Holtz accepts offer to replace coach from University of South Florida who was fired.