News & Public Affairs

Saturday November 22, 2014

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Omali Yeshitela.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News (June 2008).

Protests and civil disobedience expected in St. Petersburg after Ferguson grand jury announcement

When the decision of whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson comes down, there are plans for protests and civil disobedience in St. Petersburg.

On Friday WMNF interviewed Omali Yeshitela about those plans. He’s chair of the African People’s Socialist Party.

In Missouri, activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm today as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesperson for St. Louis County's top ...

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Joe O'Neill


photo by http://lagacetanewspaper.com

La Gaceta's Joe O'Neill on Obama's deportation plan, Bob Buckhorn, & other items

Joe O'Neill is a transplanted Pennsylvanian who has been reporting in Tampa for years. Currently a columnist for La Gaceta & the Tampa Tribune, he came on the program to give his perspective on President Obama's executive order that prevents 5 million undocumented immigrants from being in danger of being deported.

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Pro-immigration demonstrators rally for Republican Rep. Bill Young's support


photo by Janelle Irwin File Photo 2013

Director of refugee services group discusses treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants

In anticipation of tonight's immigration speech by President Obama Radioactivity discusses the treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants when they come to the US with Hiram A. Ruiz Director, Refugee Services for the Department of Children and Families.

Some material from this news story were included: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-usa-immigration-cuba-idUSBRE9170F920130208

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Chrisley Carpio, a lead organizer with Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

SDS wants USF to end its association with CENTCOM

The U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in southwest Asia are coordinated from Tampa at U.S. Central Command – CENTCOM; in a press conference Thursday afternoon Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society launched a campaign to end the relationship between the University of South Florida and CENTCOM and another command, U.S. SOUTHCOM, based in the Miami area.

Thursday morning WMNF...

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Former investigative TV reporter Alan Cohn discusses running for office in this month's mid-term election

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Alan Cohn a former investigative TV reporter who ran for Florida's 15th Congressional District seat in this month's mid-term election. They discuss what it takes to run for office and why the Democrats had such a bad year. Was it President Obama's low approval rating, campaign money, the lack of turnout? Or was it something deeper?

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Joe Parker and Wilson Perez

New documentary exposes the realities of America's farmworkers

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Joe Parker of the Student / Farmworker Alliance and CIW member Wilson Perez about the nationwide premiere of the the feature-length film, Food Chains , which debuts in Tampa on 11/21 at AMC Veterans 12. Shot mostly in the I-4 corridor, the film chronicles the realities of our nation's farmworkers and follows the CIW's Campaign for Fair Food as a model of hope for a food system base...

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William March, former political reporter at The Tampa Tribune

Top political reporters in Florida discuss the elections and the state of journalism

Today on Radioactivity two of the top political reporters in the state, Steve Bousquet the Tallahassee Bureau Chief of the Tampa Bay Times and William March who was (until this week) the top political reporter at The Tampa Tribune join Rob Lorei to discuss the elections, the internal divisions in the Florida Democratic Party and the state of journalism.

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The week after: Democratic Party strategist Franco Ripple discusses Charlie Crist's & Greenlight Pinellas losses

All Florida Democrats had a tough night on Election Night, but Franco Ripple's was particularly rotten. The Democratic Party strategist worked on the media campaigns of both Charlie Crist and Greenlight Pinellas, respectively, both of whom lost last week. Crist's loss was a relatively narrow one-point decision against GOP incumbent Rick Scott. While Greenlight got stomped, losing by an even wider margin than the Moving Hillsborough Forward vote in 2010. Franco talked to listeners about both d...

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Guy Harvey.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Artist Guy Harvey previews fisheries symposium in St. Pete

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster scientists are gathering in St. Petersburg this week to share knowledge about the population size of several important Gulf of Mexico fish species; the Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium is named after the artist and conservationist and continues through Saturday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

To find out about the important issues at the meeting, Thursday morning WMNF interviewed Guy Harvey.

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