Nicole Slaughter Graham

Nicole Slaughter Graham is a WUSF Stephen Noble Intern for the 2019 spring semester.

Before taking the plunge as a full-time freelance journalist, she was the digital editor at duPont REGISTRY, where she wrote and edited for the publication’s digital site, Autofluence. As a freelance journalist, she has contributed to publications like The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Cosmopolitan magazine, and realtor.com.

Slaughter Graham is a graduate of Eckerd College, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in digital journalism and design from USFSP.

Slaughter Graham hopes to one day obtain a newsroom position as a multi-media reporter and would also like to add “college professor of journalism” to her resume.

The lack of widespread public transit in the Tampa Bay area is no secret. Talks of  how, when, where, and what kind of transportation options to fund have been lengthy, and largely unproductive at the state and county levels, leaving individual cities to fend for themselves.

In Washington D.C. though, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is hopeful they can secure federal funding for improving transit infrastructure. The association met with representatives of Congress this week to discuss the federal government’s role.

Burned fields. Cut down trees. Obliterated fencing. Thousands upon thousands of muddy tracks from foot traffic. A small-scale drought.

Those were just some of the changes that affected the rural South’s landscape post-Civil War. The environmental changes after the conflict had lasting economic impact, and yet, those changes have been largely unexplored until now.

A 116-year-old church bell went missing from a Presbyterian church in Lutz. The relic is of great importance to the church congregation, and members are hoping it will be returned to its rightful place.

Marc Randolph shared lessons on how to become a successful entrepreneur with 700 people at the University of South Florida Thursday. But first, the co-founder of the multi-billion dollar streaming service Netflix took a selfie.

The University of South Florida is the 2018-19 top producer of Fulbright Scholars with 12 recipients, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The accomplishment places the institution among top research schools like Michigan State University, UCLA, and Notre Dame.

At this year’s Florida State Fair, the agriculture scene is on full display. As you might expect, cows, goats and pigs are available for fairgoers to feed and pet. But this year’s agricultural exhibits also include another of the state’s prosperous, but lesser-known commodities: aquaculture.

Now in its seventh year, the St. Petersburg Conference of International Affairs is expanding its scope to include local establishments that cater to a global audience.

In Hillsborough County, each of the 100 public elementary schools has crossing guards to help children get to and from school safely.

Its 42 middle schools, however, do not offer the same protections for their students.

For the past 93 years, the Tampa Theatre has been a buzzing hub for entertainment and movies. Visitors come from all over to enjoy the storied, Mediterranean style theatre.

To honor the building's significance, a Tampa lawmaker has submitted a letter asking the government to recognize it as a State Historical Marker.

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida in September of 2017, the resulting power outages were felt all across the bay area.

Of the more than 300 traffic signals maintained by Hillsborough County, 125 lost power, making it difficult for motorists to navigate. 

Representatives Kathy Castor, D-Tampa and Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg joined a host of local federal workers at Tampa International Airport Tuesday to talk about the government shutdown and its continuing effects.