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Broadcast Tape 45.  (Originally labeled Miscellaneous #2)

Date:  ca. 1983

Duration:  00:27:28

Reporter:  Warren Croke

There are 11 news and public service announcements.  No date is given but the appearance of certain individuals places the date around 1983.

Originally produced on ¾” u-matic.  Reformatted to Betacam SP in 2003 and MPEG2 in 2005.


Tape contents

Segment 1

Title:  [Photographic Indexing Method]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:02:00

File name:  NPA4501

A report on the research of Dr. Elizabeth Wing, a curator at the Florida State Museum.  The research is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The scientific photographer, Donna Drake, takes photos of the 3,000 specimens, which Dr. Wing has in her extensive collection of fish bones.  The method used is called the photographic indexing method which will aid in conserving the collection.

Segment 2

Title:  [Photographic Indexing Method]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:01:36

File name:  NPA4502

This report is very similar to Segment 1 except for a few changes in the script and its slightly shorter duration.

Segment 3

Title:  [Teaching Foreign Languages]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:01:35

File name:  NPA4503

Dr. Helga Kraft, a professor in the Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages, has introduced a method of teaching language, which was based on a method of teaching languages to Peace Corps volunteers back in the sixties.  The students only speak the foreign language (in this case German) from the very first day of class.  Dr. Otto Johnston, the department chair, states that it is a very practical approach to teaching languages.

Segment 4

Title:  [Wayne Peace]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:03:10

File name:  NPA4504

This is a profile about quarterback football player Wayne Peace (#15).  He is the featured student athlete of the week.  Some football game scenes are shown.

Segment 5

Title:  [Cancer Research]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:01:30

File name:  NPA4505

Dr. Genevieve Ressler, a nuclear engineer, is studying cancer through the use of a process of nuclear activation analysis whereby animal tissue is bombarded with neutrons and then the trace elements are bombarded.  Eventually it is hoped that a single sample (as a blood specimen) could be used to detect the presence of cancer.

Segment 6

Title:  [Jimmy Kynes and Keith Tribble]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:03:53

File name:  NPA4506

This is a profile of two former University of Florida football players, Jimmy Kynes and Keith Tribble.  Both discuss the benefits of the athletic program on them.

Segment 7

Title:  [Dr. Donald M. Sheppard]

Date:  ca. 1983

Duration:  00:08:18

File name:  NPA4507

Dr. Sheppard, a coastal engineer at the University of Florida, is interviewed by an unidentified man.  He is asked many questions relating to the impact a drilling platform and the drilling for oil off the coast of Sanibel Island might have on the environment.  Dr. Sheppard thinks that there could be problems but that the risks are minimal because of the precautions which the oil companies have taken.

Segment 8

Title:  [Stephen C. O’Connell Activity Center]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:01:49

File name:  NPA4508

A report on the O’Connell Center, which cost fourteen million dollars.  The Olympic sized swimming pool was recently inaugurated by a swim meet with UF swamping Alabama.  The versatility of the building is mentioned by Jim Dalrymple, director of Student Activities.  This segment is similar to the one on Tape 10, Segment 3.

Segment 9

Title:  [New Archaeology Method]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:01:55

File name:  NPA4509

What we know about early Indian culture comes from archaeological digs.  Dr. George MacDonald of Ottawa has developed a method of excavation of sites which allows for the recovery of samples which lie below the water level.  Dr. Barbara Purdy, who is working at the site, speaks briefly about the benefits of the new method.

Segment 10

Title:  [Don Fuqua and the U.S. Energy Budget]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by:  Warren Croke

Duration:  00:02:35

File name:  NPA4510

Don Fuqua speaks at a two-day robotics conference at the University of Florida.  Fuqua expresses his concerns about the budget cutting proposals of President Reagan to the areas of solar and biomass research in Florida.  He states that the cutbacks are arbitrary and suggests that there needs to be a focus on alternative energy sources so that we can become less dependent on oil.

Segment 11

Title:  [Allen Museum of Entomology]

Date:  ca. 1983

Reported by Warren Croke

Duration:  00:02:07

File name:  NPA4511

Dr. Arthur C. Allen is the founder of the Allen Museum which is involved in lapidoptera (butterfly) research.  Dr. Lee Miller is the curator at the museum.  Dr. Allen’s collection includes 850,000 specimens of butterflies.  The museum (which cost three million dollars) includes new equipment and resources.  Currently the museum is located in Sarasota but after Dr. Allen’s death the collection will move to the University of Florida.


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