WUSF 89.7 News' Morning Edition with Carson Cooper for Monday January 25th, 2010

A stream of Haitian evacuees and orphans have begun to arrive here in Florida and 30 more are expected to arrive today at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, Florida's unemployment rate is approaching an all time high set back in the mid-1970's, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputy was injured over the weekend while riding in a funeral procession, and an in-depth look at the endangered Shoebilled Stork.
Water maze to test the memories of the mice. Alzheimer's-Cell Phones
In findings that are the exact opposite of what they expected, USF researchers have discovered that cell phone exposure may actually be good for you, as it could be a tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the laboratories of the USF Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to show you the surprising results.
Also: In research that’s gained worldwide attention, USF scientists have found that your cell phone may actually protect you against Alzheimer’s disease! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM looks into the surprising discovery and tells you what the researchers hope to do next as they search for a cure for a disease that affects millions of Americans.

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Preview Party: The Bertha Palmer Centennial Antiques Show and Apraisals

The Bertha Palmer Centennial Antiques Show and Apraisals will open with a preview party on Thursday, January 28 from 5 – 8 pm at the Edson Keith Mansion at Phillippi Estate Park (5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota). Reservations can be made for tickets at $50 per person by calling Brenda Lee Hickman at (941) 921-9392.


The Antiques Show and Appraisals hours are 10 am – 4 pm on both Friday and Saturday, January 29-30 at Phillippi Estate Park located at 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. Admission to the Antiques Show is $5.00 for a full weekend pass.

Phillippi Estate Park


5500 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
United States

Special Performance by Warner University Touring Ensemble

On Tuesday, February 9th, the new 11-member touring ensemble from Warner University in Lake Wales, "The Young Americans," will be performing as the featured artists for the monthly meeting of the Tuesday Music Club of Lakeland.

Cheryl Losey and Betsy Traba

The Sarasota Concert Association is pleased to present Cheryl Losey on harp and Betsy Hudson Traba on flute in a Munchtime Musicales performance, February 17, noon, at David Cohen Hall inside the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Eroica Trio

Whether playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire or daring contemporary works, the three young women who make up the celebrated Eroica Trio electrify the concert stage with their performances of depth and precision. At this Sarasota Concert Association presentation, the ensemble will perform a program that includes works by Beethoven, Joan Tower and Brahms.


Harrison School for the Arts hosts "Arts for Humanity," to benefit the people of Haiti, on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., on the Harrison Theatre Main Stage, 750 Hollingsworth Rd, Lakeland, FL.

Divinely Copland

Bradenton Musica Sacra, the Florida Gulf Coast's sacred music ensemble presents 'Divinely Copland', a concert celebrating the sacred works of Aaron Copland. Featured will be his 'In the Beginning' and settings of 'Zion's Walls', 'At the River', 'Simple Gifts' and others.

The program is under the direction of Musica Sacra's music director, Robert Parrish.

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