front desk clerk in a hotel lobby Hotel & Restaurant Management
University Beat pays a visit to the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management on USF's Sarasota-Manatee campus, a rapidly growing program that's turning out quality employees for the Tampa Bay area hospitality and tourism fields.

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We've come a long way from the mechanical robots of 1950s and 1960s science fiction stories. Robots today are science fact -- and some of the leading research in robotics is taking place right here in the Tampa Bay area. This week we explore where the science is heading, and look ahead to the ethics of how we might interact with robots in the future.

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Nick (17), Cherie (20), Bobby (12), Eric (13) and Ethan (7) The Dersch Family
Joe and Sally Dersch live in Winter Haven. When you meet them, you’ll find that the two often use the word "blended." It’s a word that best describes their life choices both inside and outside the home. This is the second marriage for both of them and "blending" also describes the process of combining their households and their two families after they married in 1999.

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everglades Show Us the Money
While many of Florida's densely-populated counties experience problems associated with growth — the state's rural counties face problems of their own: Low wages, poverty, and lean county budgets. This week, we'll venture beyond the suburban sprawl to find out how rural counties are coping.

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Helen Gordon Davis arrived in Tampa in the late 1940's, and quickly became involved in local politics and social issues. From the League of Women Voters to the Florida House and later the State Senate, Helen explains how she pursued a personal mission to help the less fortunate.

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