This week on Florida Matters, we’ll talk about new legislation to try to help families with autism, treatments and how some moms are trying to help others understand the disorder. Join WUSF’s Susan Giles Wantuck and her guests this Friday at 6:00 PM.
Maura Barrios tells journalist Yadira Caro about her life growing up as a member of a working class Cuban-American family in West Tampa in the late-1960s. She remembers being fascinated by the counter-culture of the times, and the challenges she faced during college when choosing between that counter-culture experience and the more familiar cultural upbringing she knew as a child.
Music Credits: Incense & Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock, Incense & Peppermints, UMG Recordings
University Beat jumps into Tampa Bay on a training mission with SCUBAnauts International, a locally based group that teaches teenagers about diving and the science related to it. The organization, which receives support from volunteers and groups around the country, including USF's College of Marine Science, has picked up a number of honors recently, including a Presidential award and a place on a space shuttle mission.
This week on Florida Matters: Shrinking newspapers, layoffs in the hundreds, what will become of the traditional watchdog role of newspaper journalists? Join host Carson Cooper and our guests, former Tribune movie critic and blogger Bob Ross, Dr. Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter Institute, and St. Petersburg Times Executive Editor Neil Brown on this week's Florida Matters.
Theresa Hoopingarner was a child in 1930's Memphis when her father's ill health forced him to move his family from the area. His Italian ancestry drew him back to the family home in Bassignana, a rural village in northwest Italy. Theresa spoke with her daughter Linda about her family's relocation to Italy just prior to World War II, and how day to day life on the small farm taught her the value of hard work and a greater appreciation of life in the U.S.
Music Credits: Movement 1 from the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B flat major, Matt Haimovitz and the English Chamber Orchestra, Cello Concertos, Deutsche Grammophon Recordings