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Bondi, Experts Tackle Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the topic of a special Florida Matters show scheduled to air Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and again Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 a.m. on WUSF 89.7 FM.  A panel discussion on the issue was recorded Wednesday at Tampa's Centre Club, sponsored by the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring.

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WUSF's Carson Cooper with panelists (left to right) Dr. Maulik K. Trivedi; Connie Rose; and Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Carson Cooper, host of Florida Matters as well as Morning Edition, served as moderator. Members of the panel were Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi; trafficking survivor and victims' advocate Connie Rose of Tampa; and Dr. Maulik K. Trivedi of Florida Medical Clinic’s Behavioral Health division in Wesley Chapel.

Resources mentioned during the discussion include:

National Human Trafficking Hotline (24-hour phone line): 1-888-373-7888  

Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring and the FREE Collaborative:

http://www.fmcfoundationofcaring.org/help-us-fight-human-trafficking/

Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking:

http://www.stophumantrafficking.org/

Florida Attorney General’s resources regarding Human Trafficking:

http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/Main/AF860EB7606CF92D85257A7D00458CD7

Previous Health News Florida coverage on Human Trafficking:

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/term/human-trafficking

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