Festival of Reading / Hate Crimes Summit

Festival of Reading

Over fifty authors, including a number of Pulitzer Prize winners, will be coming to USF Saint Petersburg Saturday, October 24, for the Seventeenth Annual Saint Petersburg Times "Festival of Reading." This week's University Beat on WUSF TV takes a look at some of the writers who'll be meeting the public and talking about their latest works.

Hate Crimes Summit

According to government figures, a hate crime is reported somewhere in the US every hour of everyday...and thousands more every year go unreported. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to a recent USF summit where attendees didn't just hear facts like these, but also personal stories from people affected by such crimes.

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St. Petersburg Times book editor Colette Bancroft talks about the large number of Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as Times' staffers, who will be appearing at the Festival of Reading.

Ms. Bancroft says some of the other authors appearing at the Festival come from the worlds of politics, acting, music and the news media.

USF St. Pete Assoc. Prof. of Art History Sheramy Bundrick talks about her research for her book, "Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent van Gogh," and reads a passage from it.

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

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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