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StoryCorps: Tampa Bay
8:00 am
Mon March 2, 2015

StoryCorps Tampa Bay: "Cause You're a Girl'

Carol and C.J. Albernathy shared their story in the StoryCorps booth in St. Petersburg in 2014.
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In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Carol Albernathy talks about overcoming inconveniences and challenges in college and at law school because she was a woman. She attended Stetson University in the 1950s and later law school in the ‘70s.

  Carol Albernathy’s advice for women today is, “don’t put up with any crap."

Music:

“It's a Man's Man's World” by Etta James from the album, All the Way.

This week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay was produced by Yoselis Ramos.

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9:52 pm
Sun March 1, 2015

Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First

Park Ranger Mike Evans at the Castillo de San Marcos says the Spanish were roping cattle and pruning their citrus groves in St. Augustine before the British even set sail for Jamestown.
Peter Haden NPR

Originally published on Sat February 28, 2015 10:40 am

Clyde and Corrita Warner came to St. Augustine on vacation from Louisville, Ky. They know their history.

"Well, I knew that this started before the pilgrims landed and before Jamestown," says Corrita. "You know, this area was first."

St. Augustine treasures being the first — and oldest — city in the United States. So when the area around Jamestown, Va., adopted the title "America's First Region" a while back, the gloves came off.

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2:55 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

While Leonard Nimoy became famous as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, he was conflicted about the role. He later came to embrace it. He's shown here with actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk.
Getty Images

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 10:45 am

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told Archive of American Television: "You have to understand that prior to Star Trek I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, looking at a season of work."

The actor beloved for his role as the pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan died of lung disease at his home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 83.

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7:37 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

In Video: The Great Llama Drama Of 2015

A pair of llamas were on the run in Sun City, Ariz., for about an hour.
Fox 46 via YouTube

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 6:28 pm

A pair of llamas on the loose in Sun City, Ariz., riveted the nation this afternoon.

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8:49 am
Wed February 25, 2015

How Do You Market To Millennials?

NPR recently asked Southern California millennials to share their thoughts on branding and advertising. One attendee got the word from his mother.
Courtesy of one participant

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 10:48 am

For the last few months, NPR has been looking into millennials, as part of our series called New Boom. This group, some 80 million strong, spends over $1 trillion a year by some estimates. So, we wondered: How should brands and advertisers go about reaching millennials if they're so powerful, but also so different, than generations before them?

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StoryCorps: Tampa Bay
8:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

StoryCorps Tampa Bay: Wonders Up Close

Renata Schwartz stepped into the StoryCorps booth last year to tell her story.
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In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Renata Schwartz tells us about her trip to Africa. As a part of the English commonwealth, she was able to easily travel overseas. There, she encountered wild elephants, a tribe of Pygmy people, and found herself learning to communicate without words.

Music:

“Breakdown” by Jack Johnson from the album, In Between Dreams.

This week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay was produced by Yoselis Ramos.

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6:12 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Looking For Jack Kerouac Takes Road Through Florida

Barbara Shoup's novel

Some time ago, author Barbara Shoup of Indianapolis was talking to a friend and he had an idea for a book about a teenage boy growing up in the 1960s who goes in search of Jack Kerouac. She thought it was a good concept, so she told him, "if you don't use that idea, let me."

With her friends permission, she starting writing the story, but says she hit a wall. The story became boring, even to her. That was until life intervened. 

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12:34 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Record Number of 97 Million Tourists Visited FL

Credit WUSF Public Media

A record number of tourists flocked to Florida last year as the nation's economy continued its recovery after the Great Recession.

Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday during a visit to Tampa International Airport that more than 97 million visited the state last year according to estimates prepared by Visit Florida, the state's tourism marketing arm.

That's the fourth year in a row that the state has had a record number of tourists come to the state. Most of the visitors were from the United States, but millions also came from overseas and from Canada.

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7:35 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Dancer Crafts 'Unfinished' Piece at USF

Credit Quincy Walters / WUSF News

A woman walks into the spotlight of the theater, looking down. A voice offstage, in Spanish, sings: "She's looking at her shadow". 

The woman is Miroslava Wilson, a dancer from Mexico. She's the co-director of Péndulo Cero, a contemporary dance company in Tijuana. Last week she was an artist-in-residence at USF's School of Theatre and Dance

Wilson says the dance, which is still a work-in-progress, is a reflection of her past and her future. 

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StoryCorps: Tampa Bay
1:14 am
Mon February 16, 2015

StoryCorps Tampa Bay: Love- All You Need

Rita Dudley (left) and her son Dwight Dudley (right) shared their story at the StoryCorps booth.
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In our next installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Rita Dudley talks about raising nine children in St. Petersburg with her third-oldest child, son Dwight. They talk about how Rita and her late husband, Bob, didn’t have much money, but still found ways for their large clan to have fun and to grow closer.

Today, Rita Dudley enjoys family gatherings with all nine of her children, her 25 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Rita turns 86 this Thursday, the 19th  and we wish her a very happy birthday.

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8:18 am
Sat February 14, 2015

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game Will Be Played At Marlins Park

Major Leaque Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred talks to the media as Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and team president David Samson listen during a press conference Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 to announce that the 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Marlins Park.

Originally published on Fri February 13, 2015 7:44 pm

  Marlins Park will host the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star game.

Only 20 days into his new position, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred made the official announcement alongside Gov. Scott and local leaders at Marlins Park on Friday.

The MLB All-Star game means more to Miami than just revenue.

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StoryCorps Tampa Bay
8:00 am
Mon February 9, 2015

StoryCorps Tampa Bay: Small Town Childhood

Esther Parker (left) talks with her daughter, Chrissy Jackson (right) about growing up in a small town.
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In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Esther Parker tells her daughter, Chrissy Jackson, about growing up in a small town in Ohio. 

Parker talks about growing up without electricity, playing games with the neighborhood kids, working with horses on the farm, and shares her favorite childhood memory.

Music:

“I’ve Got the World on a String” by Peggy Lee from the album, Sugar ‘n’ Spice.

This week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay was produced by Yoselis Ramos.

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1:08 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

New Homeless Shelter Opens in Hillsborough County

Credit Quincy Walters

The Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative held the grand opening for the Community Housing Solutions Center on Thursday. What makes this different from other homeless shelters is it gives both single men and women housing for four months - with the belief that a stable place to live is the first step to getting them off the streets. 

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9:01 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Supporters Rally for St. Petersburg African-American Museum

St. Petersburg City Councilman Steve Kornell at the rally for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum
Credit Ellery Butler

During an event billed as a “Call to Assemble,” about 100 people gathered at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum to voice their opposition to a January 22nd decision by the St. Petersburg Housing Authority to sell the property.

That decision brought condemnation from throughout the historic neighborhood and from city leaders who support the current location.

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Storycorps Tampa Bay
8:00 am
Mon February 2, 2015

StoryCorps Tampa Bay: Airport Karma

Married couple Donald Harvey and Victoria Hewitt encountered a not-so-nice travelor on a particular flight.
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In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, married couple Victoria Hewitt and Donald Harvey tell the story of karma and one amazing flying experience.  While pregnant, Hewitt and her husband encountered a not-so-good traveler aboard their flight…which ended on a high note.

Music:

“From a Window Seat” by Dawes from the album, Stories Don’t End.

This week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay was produced by Yoselis Ramos.

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