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Practical Politics

Students in a USF St. Petersburg Political Science course are seeing what a real election campaign is like as interns for mayoral and city council candidates. Join them as this week's University Beat goes from the classroom to the campaign trail for some "practical politics."

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

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Video extras

USF Assoc. Professor of Political Science Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan explains how the campaign internship component of "Practial Politics" works.

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker and non-degree seeking student Katie Heffner talk about the advantages of the relationship between USF St. Pete and the city.


Katie Heffner and Political Science Senior Chuck Terzian answer the question: "Why local politics?"

Chuck Terzian says it's important for younger people to get involved in politics.


For more information

Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Department of Political Science, USF St. Petersburg
E-mail: jsm2@stpt.usf.edu or 727-873-4956



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