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Charter schools are supposed to accept students regardless of ability…but in Florida, many are not. Charter schools are designed to be an alternative for students who aren’t happy with their neighborhood school. But an investigation by StateImpact Florida and the Miami Herald found that charter schools aren’t an option for many students with severe disabilities. Only 14 percent of charter schools serve kids with severe disabilities, compared to half of traditional public schools. StateImpact Florida reporters Sarah Gonzalez and John O’Connor tell us the story behind their investigation, and the impact it is having. We also talk with Kathleen McGrory of the Miami Herald. She and reporter Scott Hiaasen published “Cashing in on Kids,” a six-month investigation into charter schools.
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USF Japanese students & a special guest (center) at 2011 International Festival
Culture, customs, costumes and cuisine were all on display at the recent USF International Festival. Come along as University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to an event that showed off the ethnic diversity that helps make up USF.

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Medical anthropologist Doctor Paul Farmer talks with USF graduate students
Medical anthropologist, Doctor Paul Farmer, has been praised for his humanitarian work while also raising controversy for his views on topics like the recovery efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Farmer was a recipient of an honorary degree at USF’s recent commencement ceremony, and afterwards, he talked to a class of USF graduate students for almost two hours. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to that meeting and introduces you to the always outspoken Farmer.
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International Festival
USF International Festival website

Dr. Paul Farmer
Dr. Paul Farmer, Chair, Dept. of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Founding dir., Partners in Health
paul_farmer@hms.harvard.edu

Partners in Health website
Website for Mirebalais Hospital, currently under construction in Haiti

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Maria Crummett, the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs at USF World, says it’s important that student groups are the ones that organize and run the USF International Festival.

Stacy Koshko, the Assistant Director of the USF Office of Multicultural Affairs, says international travel benefits American students. She also talks about a “buddy program” her office is putting together that matches U-S students with foreign ones.

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Dr. Paul Farmer, the Chair of Harvard Medical School’s Dept. of Global Health & Social Medicine, explains why he thinks healthcare is a basic human right.

Dr. Paul Farmer talks about how a trip to Haiti between college and medical school put him on this path.

USF Anthropology Professor Linda Whiteford, who nominated Paul Farmer for the honorary USF degree, talks about her history with Farmer and what the graduate students got out of sitting down to talk to him for two hours.

Corporations Clean Up On State Trust Fund
TAMPA (2011-12-16)
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State Sen. Mike Fasano Hard Times Mean Long Lines at Pasco Food Giveaway
NEW PORT RICHEY (2011-12-16)
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Nuclear power leaves no carbon footprint when generating electricity. But troubles with nuclear power plants after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami – and Progress Energy’s difficulty in making repairs to its Crystal River reactor – raise questions about nuclear still being the power of the future. Hear viewpoints from an investigative reporter, a state senator and Progress Energy on the future of nuclear power.
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USF Japanese students & a special guest (center) at 2011 International Festival
Culture, customs, costumes and cuisine were all on display at the recent USF International Festival. Come along as University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to an event that showed off the ethnic diversity that helps make up USF.

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USF students talk at 2011 International Festival
It’s an annual event that makes USF look more like the UN, as students and faculty from over 75 countries unite at the university’s International Festival. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 is your passport to this year’s Fest, which celebrates some of the worldwide customs and traditions that come together on USF’s Tampa campus.
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USF International Festival website

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Maria Crummett, the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs at USF World, says it’s important that student groups are the ones that organize and run the USF International Festival.

Stacy Koshko, the Assistant Director of the USF Office of Multicultural Affairs, says international travel benefits American students. She also talks about a “buddy program” her office is putting together that matches U-S students with foreign ones.

PolitiFact's Top Ten Lies of 2011
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Jenny Ruano's battle with weight began when she was a toddler. Update: Life After Weight-Loss Surgery
MIAMI (2011-12-07)
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One Veteran's Search for a Job
TAMPA (2011-12-7)
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In Florida, the unemployment rate among veterans, especially among the National Guard and Reservists, hovers close to 20 percent. This week on Florida Matters, we look at the hurdles veterans face when looking for work as well as initiatives aimed at encouraging employers to hire veterans. Resources for Veterans looking for work: Joining Forces - - includes a national resource directory of employers looking to hire veterans, a military spouse board among other links. Veteran Employment - a collaborative website between veterans and Monster.com. G.I. Jobs - a guide to "post-military" success with tips on resumes, interviewing and dressing for success. Florida National Guard Career Connections - information on job fairs, job banks and job searches of Florida government positions. Florida One-Stop Career Centers - links and addresses to centers statewide. Veterans Gold Card - employment opportunities for post 9/11 era veterans. Resources for Employers looking to hire veterans: ESGR Employer Resource Guide Employer Sample HR Policy Florida Employer Resources - tips on recruiting qualified candidates.
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USF student works 211 Hotline at Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
USF’s Honors College is offering a class that puts students on the phone with those who desperately need help. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and shows you how these students are assisting people with questions on everything from foreclosure to suicide.

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African journalists from the Murrow Program meet with USF St. Petersburg Journalism students
Threats of imprisonment, torture, even death…those are just some of the things journalists in Africa face for simply trying to report the news. A group of these reporters and editors recently visited America to find out more about our country, and that included a weeklong trip to the Bay area, where they met with USF St. Pete journalism students. We’ll tag along and see what both sides learned on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM.
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Crisis Center Class
Lisa M. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, USF School of Aging Studies
813-974-0098 lmb@usf.edu

David Braughton
President & CEO, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
813-969-4999 www.crisiscenter.com

African Journalists
Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists webpage

Dr. Robert Dardenne, Chair, USF St. Petersburg Dept. of Journalism & Media Studies
727-873-4613 dardenne@mail.usf.edu

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USF Associate Professor of Aging Studies Lisa Browntalks about the preparation, training and work the students undertake in the 211 Hotline Service Course.

Amber Boose, Public Health Junior, and Christine Hilliard, Biology Sophomore, discuss their experiences in USF's 211 Hotline Service Course, including their conversations with suicidal callers and how they're always supported by the supervisors at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay.

David Braughton, President & CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, speaks about what how USF's 211 Hotline Service Course teaches students compassion. He also discusses what you think about suicides and the holiday season might just be wrong.

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