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Senate health reform bill will include public option listen

10/26/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There will be a public option in the Senate’s health care reform bill, Majority Leader Harry Reid announced this afternoon, but states will have the option to opt out.

States have until 2014 to opt out of the public option, according to Reid. The bill is a compromise between the versions passed by the Senate Finance Committee and Health Committee, and includes health insurance co-ops. Reid says the bill will be sent to the Congressional Budget Office to determine how much the bill will c...

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Draper Laboratory opens at USF Tampa listen

10/26/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The University of South Florida, Tampa is one new home of Draper Laboratory. With some of Hillsborough County’s elite in attendance, a red ribbon ceremony was held this afternoon to welcome Draper to their new location on the USF Campus.

Draper Laboratory was welcomed by USF President Judy Genshaft today at its ceremonial opening. At its new location, Draper will be conducting bio-medical research that Genshaft described as a perfect fit for the university.

Among the many Hillsboro...

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Conserving the coast in the face of climate change listen

10/26/09 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A panel discussion addressing climate change’s impacts to Florida’s coastal ecosystems and strategies to adapt to warmer conditions and rising seas was hosted by the Audubon Society in St. Petersburg on Friday.

Though scientists have reached a consensus over the causes and likely effects of climate change, how to adapt to a warmer world remains fuzzy. That’s especially the case in areas where some of the greatest changes will occur, the coast. For many scientists and environmenta...

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Tibetan Medicine

10/26/09 Dr. Carol Robers
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Dr. Barry Clark spoke on Tibetan Medicine. He will be in the Tampa Bay area until November 3 and will be giving three more talks. Please visit his web site for more details: http://www.drbarryclark.com

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Lynne Arriale

10/24/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Lynne Arriale, musician extraordinaire, talked about her music and her life. She discussed her fascinating evolution as a pianist-from a precocious child through classical training to the inner voice that told her she should be playing jazz. Indeed, we did agree she should be playing jazz! Lynne Arriale and Bunky Green are performing for WMNF Sun Oct 25 at the Springs Theatre in Tampa at 8:00 pm. www.lynnearriale.com www.wmnf.org

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Amelia Earhart listen

10/24/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Chandra Prasad, author of Breathe the Sky-a novel inspired by the life of Amelia Earhart, talked about her interest in Amelia Earhart and why she wanted to write the book. We also briefly discussed the movie Amelia about Amelia Earhart. www.ChandraPrasad.com www.wymacpublishing.com

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The 99's-Women's Pilots

10/24/09 Mary Glenney/Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Three Florida women pilots-Bobbie Lasher, Pat Olsson, and Marily Shaeffer, talked about their membership in the 99's-The Women's Aviation Association. They talked of the 99's history and Amelia Earhart as the first president of the organization. They also talked of their love of flying and their experiences. Fun engaged women. www.ninety-nines.org www.ameliaearhartmuseum.org www.fpcg.net/sc99/

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Vel Thompson listen

10/23/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during last month’s primary election voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF continues our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council - with the District 6 race. It’s betw...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Karl Nurse listen

10/23/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during last month’s primary election voters could only choose from Council candidates in their own district, during the November general election all St. Petersburg registered voters can vote for all five contested seats.

Today WMNF continues our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council - with the District 6 race. It’s betw...

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C-SPAN comfortable in its financial future listen

10/23/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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If you follow the U.S. government, you are probably familiar with the television station C-SPAN. It carries such programming as live coverage of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

A community relations representative of C-SPAN, Doug Hemmig, is in Tampa Bay this weekend for the Times Festival of Reading and to promote their student documentary competition. Hemmig spoke with WMNF today.

Doug Hemmig: “C-SPAN is a private non-profit network designed to give you gavel-to-g...

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Civil Rights Icon Visits USF - St. Pete listen

10/22/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The first bill President Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It allows workers to file legal action within 180 days after receiving any discriminatory paycheck – that is, wages based on unfair factors like gender. The legislation’s namesake spoke in St. Petersburg today.

The rural Alabama native had never intended to get into politics. Her plans, Ledbetter told a captive audience at USF St. Pete, hit a snag decades into her career. After nearly 20 years as a re...

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Former supply-sider: Tax cuts won’t fix recession

10/22/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good Afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll meet a former member of the Reagan and George H. W. Bush Administrations who has come out against Republican orthodoxy on tax cuts. He says tax cuts don’t work as advertised by the Republican Party.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Rod Stoneman, a film professor from Ireland who was the executive producer of the film The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, about the unsucce...

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City Council looks at Gasparilla listen

10/22/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa City Council met this morning in a public workshop to discuss all aspects of the 2010 Gasparilla Parade. Members of the public gave input concerning operations and logistics for the event that some residents are concerned has brought too much chaos to their neighborhoods.

Staff from the Tampa Police Department, the Parks and Recreation Department, and the organizers from Event Fest spoke at the workshop. Santiago Corrada is the City of Tampa’s Neighborhood Services Administrat...

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Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium listen

10/22/09 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The 5th Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium (BASIS) took place this week to update and revise the science from the first meeting nearly 3 decades ago, and find ways to balance ecosystem and human needs in Tampa Bay.

Shortly before the first BASIS meeting in 1982, the Tampa Bay estuary was deathly sick. Decades of urbanization resulted in polluted water, degraded habitat and diminished marine populations. Holly Greening, executive director of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, remembers...

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St. Petersburg Candidates for Mayor Talk from the Heart listen

10/21/09 Caroline Cziesla
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Imagine going for the same job interview several times a week for nine months. In early November, the hiring process will be complete and one individual living in St. Petersburg will land their dream job. The candidates for mayor, Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster, sat down, one at a time, Wednesday evening with the future employer – about 100 residents of St. Petersburg.

Unlike other forums, Wednesday’s was more like a j...

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