Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico, Life sentences for juveniles are debated over in the Supreme Court, President Obama signs a measure to extend unemployment benefits, Sarasota Music Festival gets donation, and a high school senior is sentenced for vehicular homicide.
Unstoppable / Grave Mapping
The University of South Florida is in the middle of its “Unstoppable” fund-raising campaign, with a goal of bringing in 600 million dollars. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV brings you highlights from the recent formal launch of the public phase of the campaign. Also: Science and altruism meet when a group of USF researchers and their students use the latest technology to map out a pauper’s cemetery. This week’s University Beat shows you how this ‘archaeology without digging’ not only advances knowledge, but also restores the dignity of people long since forgotten.
Former Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom's request to delay ethics investigation have been denied, Tampa City Council has reached an agreement with CBS and Clear Channel regarding the removal of certain billboards in scenic areas, small business owners met with the Governor's economic advisers about loosening restrictions regarding small business loans, Hurricane Ida, and new G.I. Bill.
TV: Facing the Mortgage Crisis - Radio: The Push for Drilling
Meet four sets of homeowners living right here in the Bay Area that have experienced what it's like to go through a foreclosure. They could be your best friend, or co-worker, a family member, or your neighbor. None of them expected to lose their homes. With so many homeowners falling into foreclosure because of lost jobs or reduced hours, we'll also introduce you to an organization around the state that can help the unemployed find work. Last but not least, we tackle the topic of foreclosure scams and teach you the warning signs to look out for so you don't fall victim yourself. Also: The debate over allowing oil and natural gas drilling as close as a few miles from Florida’s Gulf coast has heated up in recent weeks and figures to be a key issue during the spring legislative session. On this week’s show, we’ll hear why environmentalists and some residents worry drilling could ruin our tourism economy and why the industry thinks it’s important to open the Gulf for more oil exploration.