WUSF Public Media is a department of University Communications and Marketing. It consists of 4 Strategic Business Units (SBU's): WUSF-TV, WUSF 89.7, WSMR 89.1 and IntellisMedia. The annual budget is $12 Million and there are 84 employees.
Sir Neville Marriner turns 90 today. The founder of The Academy of St. Martin-in-Fields has been honored by several countries for his music-making. And tonight we hear him conduct the ensemble he helped to shape for many years in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.
STEM Superheroes: The Sequel / USF Health Career Days
Two years ago, University Beat introduced you to the Scientific League of Superheroes – a trio of USF graduate students who don colorful costumes and use comic book scenarios to teach science, technology, engineering and math to younger students. And like all superhero blockbusters, it’s time for a sequel!
The group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the next phase of their educational videos and accompanying materials. We have the story on University Beat on WUSF TV. Also: Representatives from USF Health, local law enforcement and area businesses recently met with students at a pair of East Tampa public middle schools. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear how the doctors, nurses and researchers shared career possibilities awaiting the students – if they stay in school and study hard.
Florida Matters: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman
For a special "newsmakers" edition of Florida Matters, we took some of your questions with us when we sat down with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman at City Hall to talk about the mayor's first 100 days in office. We talk with the mayor about the Tampa Bay Rays, plans for replacing the Pier and the search for a new police chief.