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

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

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Millions of dollars could be coming to Florida as part of a potential settlement of lawsuits filed over opioid abuse. But legal experts say strings should be attached to that money.

Tampa International Airport

There was a time when airport food was bland and overpriced at best, or simply awful at worst.

 

But over the last few years, Tampa International Airport has worked on improving its offerings. Ulele, Cigar City Brewing, and Columbia Restaurant are among the local favorites that now have airport locations. 

Bananas hang in a warehouse in Limón, Costa Rica.
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Banana farmers, wholesalers, and researchers gathered in Miami this week to talk about challenges facing the ubiquitous yellow fruit. Costa Rica organized the event.

 

The Central American country exported over a billion dollars worth of bananas last year.

A Hillsborough County bus
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Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Rex Barbas said Friday he will issue a ruling in about two weeks on whether the county's voter-approved transportation tax will stand.

ing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro traveled to Puerto Rico in January, as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Castro shakes hands with supporters.
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Puerto Ricans who live in Florida need to register to vote here, in order to have a say in the island’s future. That’s the message from the chair of the Puerto Rico Democratic Party as he tours Florida this week. 

Port Tampa Bay

Port Tampa Bay set a new record for cruise ship passengers in 2018. Container cargo traffic was also up last year. 

Protestors gathered on a street corner in Downtown St. Petersburg Tuesday. The event was one of many "Stop The Bans" protests held across Florida and around the country.
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Protestors rallied in downtown St. Petersburg Tuesday as part of a National Day of Action against strict anti-abortion laws passed in several states. Florida lawmakers considered similar bills this year, but none of them passed.

Bloomin' Brands

The Tampa parent company of Outback Steakhouse is getting creative to keep diners coming back to its restaurants. Bloomin’ Brands has invested millions in restaurant renovation, delivery, and a customer loyalty program. The company is also looking to grow its business in Brazil. 

Global Tampa Bay

Business leaders from the Tampa Bay Region will travel to Brazil in August, in hopes of finding new markets for their products.

Masonite

Tampa-based Masonite says a shift to smaller homes is having an impact on its door manufacturing business. 

A bin of red tomatoes.
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Mexico's Economy Department says U.S. consumers could pay 38% to 70% more for tomatoes after the U.S. Commerce Department announced it would re-impose anti-dumping duties on Mexican imports.

FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to change the way planes fly into and out of Florida’s busiest airports. It’s part of the first major overhaul of the nation’s air traffic control system in decades.

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at Tampa International Airport Monday.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis wants more international tourists to visit Florida.

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

Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland has a new partner in autonomous vehicle research--a university in Estonia that’s built a prototype of a driverless car.  

An Airbnb sign.
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Lawmakers in Tallahassee are closer to enacting statewide regulations on short-term rentals. But local governments, which have set their own rules, are opposed to the proposal.  

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More than 20,000 people packed Amalie Arena Sunday night as Baylor beat Notre Dame to become the new champions in Division I women's basketball.

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Sen. Marco Rubio says new sanctions on Venezuela are an important step to ending the rule of Nicolas Maduro. But the Miami Republican says other countries need to do the same.  

RGA Architects

A Tampa architect says an 18-acre site on the Hillsborough River could be the new home of the Tampa Bay Rays.  

William Henry presented his proposal during a public comment period at a Hillsborough County Commission meeting Wednesday. The development would include, apartments, a hotel, and a 28,000-seat stadium.  

Tampa Bay Sports Commission

The Women’s Final Four is the latest in a series of big sporting events in the Tampa Bay area.

Leaders say these games have millions of dollars in economic impact.

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A group of Florida maritime businesses say a nearly 100 year old federal law is essential to the state’s ports. Those companies are working together to stop efforts to repeal the Jones Act.

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Nearly 500 volunteers fanned out across Hillsborough County Thursday to tally the county’s homeless population.