Silver Alert / USF-Pension Reform

Silver Alert

Officials with the USF Memory Disorders Clinic are working with the state trying to raise attention among both the public and law enforcement about a tool that can protect people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia who may wander off, putting themselves into danger. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to a "Florida Silver Alert" information session and shows you some of the PSA's being used in the effort.

USF-Pension Reform

The move by Florida's Legislature and Governor Scott to require state employees to contribute three percent of their salaries to the state's retirement fund – derided by some as a pay cut – is having a substantial effect at USF. This week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM, we'll hear about these effects, which are coming at both a professional and a personal level, and what USF officials are trying to do to help.

Video Extras

University Beat: Silver Alert Web-only #1

Video Extras

University Beat: Silver Alert Web-only #2

Dr. Eric Rinehardt, Clinical Coordinator for the USF Memory Disorders Clinic, explains the benefits of the Florida Silver Alert program, why it’s important to educate the public about it, how to receive Alerts, and why a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s isn’t a death sentence.

A PSA for Florida’s Silver Alert program.

More Information: 

Silver Alert
USF Memory Disorders Clinc
Florida Silver Alert website
To register to receive Silver Alerts, click here
USF-Pension Reform
Update on changes to Florida Retirement System
USF branch of the United Faculty of Florida
Local 3342, AFSCME, union for USF staff members

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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