University of Tampa Tampa Bay History
This week we sit down with two prominent historians to discuss the perils and pleasures of life during Tampa's historic past. We touch on the city’s founding, prominent historical figures and events that shaped our region.

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Mary Jane Burke and Scott Nolan Mary Jane Burke and Scott Nolan
Mary Jane Burke, or "MJ," as her friends call her, was born in December 1937 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She lived as a child on Cape Cod during World War II, but she readily admits she has little recall of what day-to-day life was like for most people at that time. MJ spoke with WUSF’s Scott Nolan about one specific memory involving her father that later became a family legacy.

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