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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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An organization that brings authors, history programs, and museum exhibits to Florida communities has made cuts because of a loss in state funding. Florida Humanities (formerly known as the Florida Humanities Council)  is asking lawmakers to restore that money in the next state budget. 

Hillsborough County needs 3,600 workers at early voting sites and election day polling stations in 2020. 

job postings chart
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

The unemployment rate in the Tampa Bay region was 2.9% in October, the lowest since November 1999. But as the area’s jobless rate nears record lows, some companies are struggling to find and keep workers. 

Running a small business is tough. For African American entrepreneurs like Shawntavia Turner, there are additional barriers.

General elections were held across the Tampa Bay region Tuesday. Results from key races are below. 

Starting next year, cruise passengers at Port Tampa Bay will go through a new weapons detection scanner.

A new report card ranks how Florida’s cities and counties are embracing electric vehicles. It comes from a surprising source: The League of Women Voters of Florida.  

Another option for internet and TV service could be coming to Lakeland.

Commissioners are considering a plan to build a city-owned broadband network. The backbone is already in place—more than 300 miles of fiberoptic cable that brings high-speed internet to Lakeland Electric, Lakeland Regional Health, libraries, and schools.  

A developer has filed plans for a 29-story apartment building in Downtown Tampa at the site of First Presbyterian Chruch. 

A Central Florida company says it will take over part of Mosaic's fertilizer factory in Plant City.

JACOBS ENGINEERING

For years, planners have discussed building a bus rapid transit line linking St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Wesley Chapel. A study underway right now will determine that project’s future.

São Paulo, Brazil skyline
Rodrigo Argenton/Wikimedia Commons

Brazil has been Florida’s number one international trading partner for years. In 2017, the two exchanged nearly $20 billion in goods and services, according to Enterprise Florida. Business owners from the Tampa Bay region recently traveled to Brazil. 

A tanker diagram
U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Congress is looking to expand a program that uses private ships to transport military cargo. Tampa-based Overseas Shipholding Group wants to be part of that effort. 

This map is a projection of where population and jobs will be located in Hillsborough County in 2045.
Hillsborough MPO

The Florida Supreme Court will decide the fate of Hillsborough County’s voter-approved transportation sales tax. But the board that will supervise how that tax money is spent is eager to get to work.

A film crew at work
Film Tampa Bay

Numerous films and TV shows have been filmed in Florida through the years, from Burn Notice and Miami Vice to The Truman Show, The Punisher and Scarface.   

The design for the now defunct Rays stadium in Tampa's Ybor City
Tampa Bay Rays

Commissioner Ken Hagan says Hillsborough County should be part of the discussion if the Tampa Bay Rays follow through on a plan to split seasons between Florida and Montreal. 

Budget Cover
City of Tampa

The City of Tampa will hire a sustainability officer to create a long-term plan for dealing with the effects of climate change. It’s one of the proposals Mayor Jane Castor announced in her first budget.

You can read Castor's budget presentation here [opens in a PDF file].

Bradley George/WUSF

Over the last decade, battery-powered cars have become more common, thanks to the Nissan Leaf and  Tesla’s sleek models.  But advocates for clean energy say there are still a lot of misconceptions about electric vehicles.

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A growing number of Democrats in Congress are calling for the impeachment of President Trump, following former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony last week. But St. Petersburg Congressman Charlie Crist is taking a more cautious line.

A light rail train in Charlotte, NC
James Willamor-Flickr/Creative Commons

About 100 business leaders from the Tampa Bay region will travel to Charlotte in October. The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce arranges these trips each year to learn what other cities are doing right, and where they fall short. 

A HART bus
Visit Tampa Bay

By Bradley George

Hillsborough County commissioners have approved a plan for spending money collected from a new transportation sales tax.  

Aflac logo
Aflac

Aflac is buying Argus Holdings, a dental and vision insurance company headquarted in Tampa, for $75 million.  

A mockup of the ISEAUTO, designed at Tallinn Technical University in Estonia.
Tallinn Technical University

A new state law aims to make Florida a leader in self-driving cars. It sets out rules for the day when the vehicles are widely available. It also allows testing of those cars without a backup driver.

A Publix store.
Publix

By Bradley George 

The fish sold at your local Publix will soon carry a new label. The grocery chain, headquartered in Lakeland, is promoting sustainable seafood 

A map of where people outside of Tampa are looking for apartments in the metro.
ApartmentList

By Bradley George

Florida attracts newcomers from everywhere in the U.S. and around the world. An apartment rental website has released a report that looks at the most popular sites where people are considering a move.

Jabil's manufacturing plant in the eastern Chinese city of Wuxi.
Jabil

By Bradley George

One of the largest companies in the Tampa Bay region says it isn’t seeing much of an impact from the U.S.-China trade war.  

Mr. Bubblez Showers
WUSF/Bradley George

By Bradley George  

Marcia Hall has worked with homeless people in Hillsborough County for over a decade. As a receptionist at Metropolitan Ministries, she’s often the first point of contact for someone looking for help.  

An aerial view of Mosaic's fertilizer plant in Plant City. It opened in 1975.
Google Maps

Mosaic said it’s permanently shutting down a fertilizer factory in Plant City. The company stopped processing phosphate at the facility two years ago. 

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit

A judge has ruled in favor of Hillsborough County’s voter-approved transportation tax. But the decision from Judge Rex Barbas also includes a win for opponents.  

Courtesy Florida Humanities Council

Since 1973, the Florida Humanities Council has brought history programs, authors, and Smithsonian exhibits to communities across the state.  

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