After Thursday’s disappointment, many Egyptians are celebrating now that President Hosni Mubarek has resigned. University of Florida assistant professor of telecommunication, Rasha Kumhawi, who is living in Cairo while on leave from UF, talked with WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski about life in Egypt the past 18 days. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TOM-rashaFP.mp3]Read More »
UF faculty member in Cairo: an update
Since protestors took to the streets of Cairo last week in opposition to the Mubarek regime, the drama remains, as Egyptian state TV reports president Mubarek wants to stay in office until elections in September. Earlier this week on our Front Page edition of All Things Considered, we spoke with …Read More »
UF faculty member safe in Cairo
As Americans watch the drama play out in Egypt, some University of Florida faculty members have more than a passing interest in the events. Rasha Kamhawi is an assistant professor of telecommunication in the UF Collge of Journalism and Communications. She has been in Cairo since October of 2010, and …Read More »
Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger
For many Americans, there is a love affair with the astronauts who dared to test the limits of space. And with its home at Cape Canaveral in Florida , perhaps no where else was the love so strong. FPR’s Tom Krynski reports on a day 25 years ago, which changed …Read More »
High school student is "Keeper of the Dream"
The observance of Martin Luther King day in Alachua County brings people together, and gives some young people, a chance to speak out on the holiday, sharing some of their thoughts with the community. WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski reports on an Alachua county teenager, who remembers what Martin Luther King meant …Read More »
UF oral history director remembers Martin Luther King Jr.
For many people, Monday is merely a day off from work or school. But for others, the Martin Luther King holiday means a look back at a man who is tied to the Civil rights struggle which produced changes in laws that removed roadblocks to education, housing, voting and more. …Read More »
UF rhetoric scholar praises President Obama’s Arizona address
President Barrack Obama faced a difficult task Wednesday night in Tuscon, Arizona, as he spoke at a memorial for the victims of Saturday’s shooting of a member of congress, and several other people. Pundits had worried that the talk would be too political. But University of Florida rhetoric scholar Ron …Read More »