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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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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].

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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
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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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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.
Wikimedia Commons

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
HART

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.
Julián Castro Campaign

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.

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