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Holistic Resource Management – Allan Savory on Sustainable Living

On today’s Sustainable Living Program our guest was Allan Savory. For centuries we believed livestock were a major cause of desertification, but Savory’s research showed that the cause lay in how those livestock were managed. His solution involved mimicking the behavior of the formerly vast herds of wild grazing animals he had witnessed as a… Read more »

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Florida This Week; Lockheed executive says military contractors stand to profit off Middle East unrest

by Rob Lorei Today we listen to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei that airs Friday nights on local PBS station WEDU. This week’s panel of experts discuss: Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy in Florida, Donald Trump’s visit to Sarasota over the weekend, the uptick in gun sales… Read more »

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Ten myths about guns debunked; Tampa activist reports from Climate Change conference in Paris

by Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, we first listened to a report from local activist Kelly Benjamin who covering the  United Nations Climate Change Conference  in Paris, where World leaders are gathering for 11 days to work on an international pact to reduce carbon emissions. We then listened to an interview that  french journalist Nicolas Henin gave to The… Read more »

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MidPoint for Thursday, December 3 – Congressman Alan Grayson and national affairs journalist Alec MacGillis

Orlando area Congressman and U.S. Senate hopeful Alan Grayson joined the program for the first fifteen minutes of MidPoint. He talked about the San Bernadino and Colorado Springs shootings, the upcoming House panel on Planned Parenthood, infrastructure spending, combating the Islamic State and other issues. Later in the program we spoke with journalist Alec MacGillis… Read more »

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Global Health On Morning Energy

  World AIDS Day is one of the eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). The others include:  World Health Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Immunization Week, World Tuberculosis Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Malaria Day and World Hepatitis Day.  Different governments and organizations have declared different… Read more »

Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Do Donald Trump’s policies flirt with the ideals of fascism?

By Rob Lorei Donald Trump is still leading the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, but those within his own party are beginning to call his platform “fascist”, a word that brings into mind the dictatorships of Germany and Italy  from the 1930’s until the end of World War II. Republicans like national security conservative Max… Read more »

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Public-Private coalition wants to make area roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians

A regional coalition is setting the groundwork to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety in the Tampa Bay area. Last night Bike/Walk Tampa Bay met at the downtown Tampa library to hammer out action plans. There are many moving parts associated with bike and pedestrian safety but most agreed on a few key concepts. The Tampa… Read more »

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Hillary Clinton raises funds in Tampa Bay

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in town Wednesday morning to raise funds for her campaign for president. Reporters were not allowed inside the event held at the Thonotosassa home of former state CFO Alex Sink. But afterward, WMNF News spoke with Katheryn Kepes, a Clinton supporter who lives in Valrico. In addition to infrastructure, Kepes… Read more »

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Women’s Show on “Standing Up to Terrorism” 12/3

With the recent Paris attack, terrorism is in all of our minds…..  Congress seems to be obsessed with the dangers from Syrian widows and orphans.  Women throughout this country are in daily fear when they go to their neighborhood Planned Parenthood Clinic.  Domestic terrorism has been a problem for a very long time.  Anthrax?  The… Read more »

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Mosaic $2 Billion Deal with EPA is Not Enough, Environmentalists Say

By Rob Lorei In October, phosphate mining giant Mosaic reached a $2 billion agreement with  the Environmental Protection Agency to settle a lawsuit regarding the mishandling of toxic material at 6 mines in Florida and two in Louisiana. But a local environmental group says the deal does not do enough. Joining us talk about the… Read more »

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Artist/Musician Laurie Anderson on Talking Animals to talk About Her Movie, Heart of a Dog. (updated!)

Duncan’s guest on Talking Animals this Wednesday will be Laurie Anderson, the long-celebrated artist and musician, who recently made an acclaimed film, “Heart of a Dog.” An inventive work offering a spirited visual mélange, “Heart of a Dog” functions on one level as a multifaceted musing on loss, spurred by the death of Anderson’s beloved rat terrier,… Read more »

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Florida this week with Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn; Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants no bomb sale to Saudi Arabia

By Rob Lorei Today we listen to a special Thanksgiving edition of Florida this week in which host Rob Lorei interviews Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn, touching on a variety of topics such as the Vinik Project in downtown Tampa, the TBX interstate expansion, the idea of a  citizen’s police review board  and his goals for his… Read more »

Donald Trump in Sarasota.
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Trump delivers hardball rhetoric to huge crowds in Sarasota

Tough talking tough Guy, Donald Trump, helicoptered into Sarasota for a sold out rally. Last Saturday fans and backers either crammed into a Sarasota area or waited outside to listen to the Donald stump. The Republican front-runner in free-form monologue style bounced back and forth from laying out his ideas to lambasting his rivals and… Read more »

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Human rights activist speaks out against Columbian paramilitary training in the US

On Midpoint Wednesday, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Deborah Barros Fince, a Columbian Attorney, artist and human rights advocate for the Wayuu , an indigenous ethnic group in Columbia and Venezeula. In 2004, Fince witnessed a massacre of 12 Wayuu people by paramilitary forces in Bahía Portete, Columbia. She is a critic of the School of the Americas,… Read more »

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Remembering Ian “Mac” McLagan on Life Elsewhere

Ian “Mac” McLagan the famed keyboard player with the Small Faces and Faces, who also collaborated with The Rolling Stones, and led his own band from the late 1970s, died on December 3, 2014. The next edition of Life Elsewhere will be a special tribute to Ian, a crucial figure in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Earlier last year (2014), Ian and Norman… Read more »