Stop by and join USF’s Relay for Life Kick-off Event! Teams that registered early and those that are interested in registering or joining a team are welcomed! We will be discussing important information about the 2010 Relay. Registration is a key part of Relay so be sure to join us for fun, food, and drinks!
Today is the start of a 2 day summit in Tampa focusing on better ways to run prisons and rehab those that are detained there, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Charles Bronson argues that new EPA standards controlling farm runoff will cost Florida too much money, and Royal Carribean's Oasis of the Seas caused some traffic jams as it sailed into it's new home at Port Everglades.
Veterans Therapy (Re-broadcast)
When U.S. Armed Service members return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many are bothered by the kind of mental trauma that isn't easily seen or diagnosed.
This week's University Beat on WUSF-TV shows us how USF is working with the V-A and the Department of Defense to help non-military mental healthcare providers treat those wounded warriors. (Story originally ran week of August 3, 2009) Also: Many U.S. Armed Service members come home from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from PTSD and other unseen mental trauma, and turn to non-military medical professionals for assistance.
This week's University Beat on WUSF-FM tells you how USF is trying to help those poviders treat them and also introduces you to one serviceman who's sharing his own story of struggle and recovery. (Story originally ran week of August 3, 2009)
The board members who head Florida's university system met yesterday to discuss a seamless education system from Pre-K to post graduate work, Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio spoke to a crowd in Bradenton yesterday as he campaigns for a Senate bid, the annual football game between Tampa's Police and Fire Departments are scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon, shuttle Atlantis launch, and former Florida House Speaker Rubio and his conservative credentials.
Several months ago when it was announced that the Sarasota Music Festival wouldn’t happen next June, every classical music lover in the area was saddened at the news. The festival has been an institution in this area for years. However, the good news is that the generosity of a foundation has revived the 45 year Sarasota tradition.
The Push for Drilling - Part 2
Last week, we focused on oil and natural gas drilling off Florida’s Gulf Coast. We wrap up that conversation by looking in more detail at the potential for new jobs and royalty payments to the state if the moratorium on drilling in state waters is ended. And we talk about the politics of drilling in Florida since this issue is expected to feature prominently in the spring legislative session in Tallahassee.
The board members who head Florida's university system met yesterday to discuss a seamless education system from Pre-K to post graduate work, Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio spoke to a crowd in Bradenton yesterday as he campaigns for a Senate bid, and the annual football game between Tampa's Police and Fire Departments are scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon.
Negro Baseball League
It wasn't until Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947 that African American and white baseball players competed in the same league. Walter Gibbons, Clifford Brown, and Raydell Maddix remember those days - they all played for teams in the Negro Baseball League in the years before baseball was integrated. Recently, the three former players reunited and reminisced about those early days of baseball and playing in the league.