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Bradley George

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Bradley George comes to WUSF from Atlanta, where he was a reporter, host, and editor at Georgia Public Broadcasting. While in Atlanta, he reported for NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and The Takeaway. His work has been recognized by PRNDI, the Georgia Associated Press, and the Atlanta Press Club. Prior to his time in Georgia, Bradley worked at public radio stations in Tennessee, Alabama, and North Carolina.

Bradley’s radio career began at the age of 17 in his hometown of Elkin, North Carolina, where he learned how to write news and ads at the local radio station. He graduated from Guilford College in 2002 with a degree in Theatre Studies and German Studies.

Contact Bradley at 813-974-8654, on Twitter @radiobkg or by email at bkg1@wusf.org.

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The state Department of Health will take over operations of Hillsborough County's COVID-19 testing site at Raymond James Stadium, beginning next week.

The state will also help Baycare open a testing site at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

Hillsborough County NAACP President Yvette Lewis speaks at a press conference, joined by county law enforcement leaders and the Florida ACLU.
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The Hillsborough County NAACP and the county’s law enforcement agencies say they’re ready to work together on police reform.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With more than 100,000 cases of COVID-19 in Florida now, public health experts are saying a second spike in infections is underway.

Donna Petersen is dean of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. She says it's impossible to completely eliminate the illness, but wearing face coverings and keeping six feet apart from others really does help slow the spread.

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Face masks will now be required when entering a business in Hillsborough County.

The county's Emergency Policy Group adopted the ordinance on a vote of 5-3 Monday after more than two hours of debate.

Tampa Police headquarters
Thomas Iacobucci / WUSF Public Media

Supporters of law enforcement will gather in downtown Tampa Saturday.  

Kelli Campbell, one of the organizers, says it’s not a counter protest to Black Lives Matter demonstrations.  

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Hillsborough County

With hurricane season underway, two counties in the Tampa Bay area want to know more about evacuation plans. They’re asking residents to fill out a survey.  

NAACP press conference
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Leaders in Tampa’s black community want an overhaul of the city’s police oversight board. Activists say changes are long overdue.  

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Angela Herrera and Akristionna King are young activists who have organized the protests in Orlando over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Through their efforts, they are trying to send a message to those gathering to protest Floyd’s death.

Let your voices be heard, but do so peacefully.

A distillery
Wikimedia Commons

Distilleries are among the many businesses that are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re asking Gov. Ron DeSantis for help. 

Tourists at Clearwater Beach.
Daylina Miller/WUSF Public Media

Memorial Day is usually a busy time in Clearwater. City leaders say this year will be no different.

FPREN meteorologist Ray Hawthorne (on the left half of the screen) speaks with host Bradley George (on the right half of the screen) about the possible shape of this year's hurricane season.
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Changes Floridians have made as a result of coronavirus could turn out helping them during hurricane season.

Ray Hawthorne is a meteorologist with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Hawthorne was a guest earlier today on The State We're In - a Facebook Live show from WUSF and WMFE in Orlando. 

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Sandpearl Resort

Clearwater mayor Frank Hibbard says he’s expecting a busy Memorial Day weekend, as more people choose to vacation close to home.  Hibbard says hotels on Clearwater Beach are taking precautions to prevent spread of coronavirus.  

Host Bradley George (on the right hand of the screen) speaks with Bob Devin Jones of Studio@620 (on the left half of the screen).
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In-person art performances have been off-limits for most people since coronavirus changed our daily routines.

But that's not stopping actors and artists from their craft, says Bob Devin Jones, co-founder and artistic director of Studio@620, a small performing arts venue in St. Petersburg.

WUSF will be providing the latest news and information on coronavirus in Tampa Bay and across the state. Here are the latest developments:

Here are the latest figures as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, according to the Florida Department of Health:

40,804 – Florida Residents | 1,119 – Non-Florida Residents | 1,779 – Deaths

Think pods
University of Tampa

The United States is facing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with unemployment in the double digits.  But for people looking to start a business, one expert says the road ahead might lead to opportunity. 

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DAYLINA MILLER/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Parts of Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa could close once a month under a proposal passed by the city council.

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CARL LISCIANDRELLO/WUSF PUBLIC MEDIA

Under phase one of the plan announced Wednesday by Governor Ron DeSantis, a number of businesses in Florida will be allowed to reopen Monday. But one analyst says there are still lots of unknowns.

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Amazon

All the stuff you order online started its journey to your front door at a warehouse. And in the Tampa Bay region, there’s a good chance that warehouse is in Polk County. Polk is ground zero in a distribution center boom. And despite the economic crash, it’s a trend that’s likely to continue.  

Sandra and Chris Miller (left half of screenshot) spoke with host Bradley George (right half of screenshot).
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It's been almost a month since Florida's schools went entirely online.

Sandra Miller and her husband Chris teach high school in Pinellas County. She keeps adapting English assignments and grading to reflect online learning.

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A new survey finds nearly one in four people in the Tampa Bay region have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. The poll from the Tampa Bay Partnership is part of an ongoing project.

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Political leaders making decisions about coronavirus are often straddling the issues of health and money.

Local public health expert Donna Petersen said that's because the loss of jobs and a lack of money can affect human health too.

Petersen is dean of the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. Petersen spoke with WUSF’s Bradley George about coronavirus and its impact on communities on The State We’re In, a weekly Facebook Live show from WUSF and its partner WMFE in Orlando.

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As job losses surge from the coronavirus pandemic, 227,000 Floridians filed for unemployment benefits last week.

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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay at home order is “better late than never” as the state deals with a surge in coronavirus cases.

The image shows David Brancaccio on the left and host Bradley George on the right talking on stage during a live interview at the Palladium in downtown St. Peterburg.
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Just days before officials began shutting down large gatherings to slow the spread of COVID 19, David Brancaccio, host of the Marketplace Morning Report, visited downtown St. Petersburg for a live event.

He joined Florida Matters Host Bradley George at the Palladium as part of the Aresty Speaker Series, and touched on a wide variety of topics from the effect coronavirus was having on the global economy, as well as Brancaccio's ongoing Econ Extra Credit project, in which he is reading a chapter a week from an open source economics textbook.

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Florida's economy has suffered a severe blow from the coronavirus outbreak. We want to hear from you.

Don Lewis cold case poster
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister hopes a popular Netflix series will help solve the disappearance of Don Lewis.

The River Church service with an inset of Rodney Howard Browne
YouTube, Hernando County Sheriff's Office

The pastor of a Tampa church who hosted two large Sunday services, even busing people in, has been arrested after the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office issued a warrant for his arrest.

Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of The River Church violated Hillsborough County's safer-at-home order, which went into effect March 27, said Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister.

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Small businesses feeling the impact of coronavirus caused shutdowns and local stay-at-home measures may be eligible for emergency loans through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

At the same time, tens of thousands of Floridians are filing for unemployment benefits.

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A total of 74,021 Floridians filed for unemployment last week, 11 times more than filed the week before. That's according to new figures from the U.S. Department of Labor.

COURTESY: PINELLAS COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Pinellas County residents are being directed to stay at home for one week, starting Thursday morning, under a stay-at-home resolution approved by county commissioners Wednesday.

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