Beyond the News WFLA Interviews

Beyond the News WFLA Interviews

Interviews conducted by the WFLA Radio newsroom in Tampa Florida, with local and national newsmakers.

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April 30, 2021 5 min
Michele Routh with St Petersburg - Clearwater Airport talks about a job fair Allegiant is holding for customer service and ground ctews Monday, May 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Tampa International Airport was the first in the nation to offer both PCR and quick testing for the COVID-19 virus last October. It got a lot of attention as a step toward getting air travel going again. More than 20,000 tests were administered but now the site is shutting down, effective May 7th. We speak with the airport's Emily Nipps.
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April 20, 2021 7 min
Better late than never -- it's the 2021 Florida State Fair! Opening April 22nd instead of its usual February run. Gordon Byrd speaks with the fair's Executive Director, Cheryl Flood, about COVID protocols, rides, entertainment and , of course, fair food including this year's viral choice: Pickle Pizza.
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Tampa City Councilman Guido Maniscalco updates the council on efforts to name a street for WFLA radio legend Tedd Webb. Also comments by Councilman John Dingfelder.
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We speak with Rays Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services Eric Weisberg about Saturday's (March 27) Drive to Opening Day event outside Tropicana Field, and about the home opener s well as how the Rays will handle COVID restrictions and welcome back fans at the start of the 2021 season.
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Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises have announced plans to return to Caribbean cruises this summer. They're bypassing the CDC by sailing out of the Bahamas and St. Martin. We speak with Vicky Garcia, chief operating officer of Cruise Planners.
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A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, our buying habits at the grocery store keep changing. We speak with Marta Cyhan, Chief Marketing Officer for Catalina, a St. Petersburg-based company that tracks trends at the checkout.
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Plenty of out-of-state colleges bring their rowing athletes to Florida to train, but the takeup on the sport by Florida schools has been slow. Toni GInsburg-Klemmt, a third year student at New College in Sarasota, is trying to pick up the slack there with a new rowing club, New Crew SRQ, based at New College and open to students at other local institutions.
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Florida Blue Medicare, one of the state's major Medicare networks, is launching an initiative to get more vaccinations in underserved communities. Gordon Byrd speaks with their Senior Medical Director, Dr Paul Kaplan.
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USF is offering an online course on "diversity, equity and inclusion" in the workplace. It's free thanks to support from Jabil and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Gordon Byrd speaks with Dr. Moez Limayem. dean of USF's Muma College of Business.
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Governor DeSantis is due to be a lead-in speaker at CPAC in Orlando Friday. A new poll of 1,000 Floridians shows support for his handling of the pandemic. Gordon Byrd speaks with Frank Orlando of the St. Leo University Polling Institute.
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Unlike many universities, Florida Polytechnic is looking to hire professors -- 25 of them for the fall semester. University provost Dr. Terry Parker tells us what areas they're looking to fill and why the university is able to do this in the middle of a pandemic.
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Most states that are successful in attracting movie production offer incentives. But a lobbying campaign against "Hollywood Handouts" has killed incentive programs in Florida. A group is trying to get around that by putting together private investors to bring production to certain regions of the state. Gordon Byrd speaks with Chris Ranung of Feature Florida Partnerships.
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February 17, 2021 24 min
Mark Larsen was WFLA's late morning host in the 90s as Rush Limbaugh's star rose. He met Limbaugh during a visit to Tampa for the Rush to Excellence tour. Larsen looks back at the impact of El Rushbo on talk radio.
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February 17, 2021 17 min
After a long battle with cancer, Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday at age 70. Lionel of LionelMedia.com, guest contributor on AM Tampa Bay, met Limbaugh when he worked at WFLA in the early 90s and worked at Limbaugh's New York flagship a few years later. He offers his recollections on Limbaugh's meteoric rise to fame and lessons for today's broadcasters and podcasters.
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February 16, 2021 4 min
Gordon Byrd speaks with the head of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla about the cancellation of the 2021 parades.
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February 10, 2021 8 min
Gordon Byrd speaks with Ian Marlow, president of Boca Raton-based cybersecurity firm Fi-Tech-Gelb, on the attempt by a hacker to raise lye to toxic levels in the Oldsmar water system, which is now under federal investigation
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February 3, 2021 7 min
Brian Weinhaus is a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security's HSI (Homeland Security Investigations) arm. He talks about their efforts to control Super Bowl-related counterfeiting of NFL team jerseys, rings, and other forms of intellectual property.
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Some things are not returning to the way they were before the pandemic... including working and shopping from home. Gordon Byrd speaks with Dr. Ronald Sanders, Staff Director of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at USF, on results from the latest in their trilogy of surveys on how COVID has affected the way Americans live.
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People have been getting a lot of their information about COVID-19 and the pandemic from social media... but that doesn't mean they trust it. We speak with Professor Stephen Neely of USF about their nationwide survey.
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