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Slavery, secession and the constitution

Slavery was at the center of the secession in 1860 because southern politicians and lawyers focused on constitutional ideas. That was the message of today’s lecture on “Slavery, Secession and the Constitution” at the ninth annual lecture at the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center for the study of Race and …

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Illinois Republicans choose Romney

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won last night’s primary in Illinois with a double-digit percentage point lead. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus about whether these results are further cementing Romney as the eventual Republican candidate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MacManusQA3212012ChipSkambis.mp3]

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Santorum snowballs in southern primaries

Rick Santorum picked up two more primary wins last night in Alabama and Mississippi, surprising Newt Gingrich who had heavily campaigned in the area. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about just how surprising the results actually were. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MacManusQA314.mp3]

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State Representative Baxley assesses the 2012 legislative session

On Monday WUFT-FM interviewed Florida democratic State Representative Chuck Chestnut who represents the Gainesville area about the end of the Florida legislative session.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with republican state representative Dennis Baxley who represents Marion county about his take on the end of the legislative session. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BaxleyQAChipSkambis.mp3]  

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UF political scientist sizes up today’s Republican primary elections

Today’s Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi are receiving an unprecedented amount of attention. Results from the other primaries have been fairly split between the main contenders. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Michael Martinez about whether or not the primaries indicate …

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