April 25, 2015

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Between April 24-26 the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail festival will take place in the Chipola area of the Florida Panhandle. See what the birders are looking for.

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USF Morsani College of Medicine 2015 Commencement
USF Morsani College of Medicine 2015 Commencement

USF Morsani College of Medicine's graduating class of 2015 recently celebrated their new professions as physicians.

The perks and pluses of Pinellas tourism
The perks and pluses of Pinellas tourism

David Downing, executive director of Pinellas county's convention and visitors bureau, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, explains the advantages of a robust tourism industry for the region and its residents.

Old firefighting gear gets new life
Old firefighting gear gets new life

Peter Alcorn recycles bunker gear used by firefighters — those heavy, flame-protecting, high-tech yellow jackets and pants — along with boots, hoses and harnesses. And he is doing it creatively and for a cause.

Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism
Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism

Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades. Nonetheless, the hedge fund manager and philanthropist is concerned that a laser focus on profits is, as he puts it, "threatening the very underpinnings of society."

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