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Seminole Indian Patchwork

We explore Seminole Indian Patchwork. The Seminole Tribe of Florida adopted the colorful clothing shortly before 1920. Designs used on women’s skirts today are extremely intricate. It’s a technique that has been passed down from generation to generation and now there’s a commercial market for it. Seminole patchwork is a creative source of cultural pride and artistic achievement. Our guests are several women who make, teach, wear and show Seminole patchwork.
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Florida News

Impending Trump Rally Sparks Political Discussions

University of South Florida students from both sides of the political aisle are getting fired up about the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump on Friday.‘The Donald’ as he’s known in some circles, is expected to be speaking to thousands of students and Tampa Bay Area residents when he arrives at the USF Sun Dome Friday night about his politics.“I think it’s very good that Donald Trump is coming to the University of South Florida campus,” said USF student Michael Bryk....
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National News

New Hampshire Primary: Trump And Sanders Win Big; Kasich Second

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won clear, early and decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night.Trump beat the GOP field by double digits. He got 35 percent of the vote, well ahead of surprise second-place finisher John Kasich, who pulled in 16 percent with 87 percent of precincts reporting. Kasich was followed by Ted Cruz at 12 percent, Jeb Bush at 11 percent and Marco Rubio, who, after a poor debate performance Saturday, faded to fifth just shy of 11 percent.Gov. Chris...
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After School Programs Anticipate Changes in Funding

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  Long-standing after-school programs in Florida that help thousands of at-risk kids with homework, mentoring and gang prevention could face significant changes in how state funding is distributed to th

Advice to Florida's recent film school graduates: if you want to make a living, pack up and move to another state.

Lawmakers are a step closer to approving a gambling compact made between Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

The House Regulatory Affairs Committee Tuesday advanced the compact that would expand gambling for the Seminole Tribe and for casinos in South Florida. The deal, which needs approval from the Legislature, guarantees the Seminole Tribe would pay $3 billion to the state over the next seven years.

The committee also passed an amendment proposed by Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami. It would shift future approval of gambling expansion to voters statewide.

Impending Trump Rally Sparks Political Discussions

9 minutes ago

University of South Florida students from both sides of the political aisle are getting fired up about the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump on Friday.

‘The Donald’ as he’s known in some circles, is expected to be speaking to thousands of students and Tampa Bay Area residents when he arrives at the USF Sun Dome Friday night about his politics.

National debt may not be the most fascinating topic for politicians to ponder, but does former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's claim that it's never asked about in the presidential debates ring up true? To find out about that and Sen. Marco Rubio's claim that the Chinese want to blow up American satellites, WUSF's Steve Newborn checks in with Katie Sanders of PolitiFact Florida.

Courtesy Kitson and Partners

Construction is underway for a solar-powered town in Southwest Florida. Babcock Ranch will cross Lee and Charlotte Counties. It could be home to some Floridians by 2017.

Developer Syd Kitson said the goal for Babcock Ranch is to be the most sustainable town in the United States. 

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  Record-high rainfall could be responsible for a number of recently reported wood stork deaths.  Environmental experts say a lack of favorable foraging habitat could be causing the birds to starve.

The South Florida Water Management District

Water managers broke ground Monday on a project to return wetlands in Southwest Florida to their natural state. It’s called the Sam Jones/Abiaki Prairie. The plan is to improve water quality in the Everglades.  

Tim Evanson

By a tie vote, a bill that would bar discrimination in jobs and housing based on sexual orientation failed to pass its first stop in the Florida Legislature on Monday.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak  spoke Monday night at a meeting of the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

He says that the deal to prevent Iran from building nuclear weapons should last for at least five years - but after that, it's anyone's guess.

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