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Hillsborough County Commission Considers Homeless Shelter at Abandoned Mall listen

10/21/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This morning the Hillsborough County Commission voted unanimously to explore the possibility converting the site of the now-defunct Floriland Mall into a homeless shelter.

Commissioner Kevin White cited the county’s desperate need for such a facility as a major reason for placing the item on the morning’s agenda.

The site is located at Florida Avenue and Busch Boulevard. County offices once occupied part of the building, but much of that space is now vacant due to cutbacks. Propone...

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Floridians head to Capitol Hill to lobby for Climate legislation listen

10/21/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A group of Floridians concerned about climate change is in Washington, DC lobbying members of Congress to enact strong environmental legislation.

In a conference call with reporters today, Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, said they will try to convince Florida’s U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and George LeMieux to support the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009.

Smith: "Human induced global warming is one of the most serious and...

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Hugo Chavez Documentary: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

10/21/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up on Radioactivity today- an interview with the executive producer of the controversial film The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.

The Revolution Will Not be Televised is a film about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and the seven-month run-up to the dramatic attempt to overthrow him in April 2002. The film provides an eye-witness account of the coup d'etat and the extraordinary return to power of Chavez some 48 hours later.

Our guest is Rod Stoneman, executive producer of ...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Steve Corsetti listen

10/21/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’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 2 race. It’...

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Interview with St Pete City Council Candidate Jim Kennedy listen

10/21/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls in less than two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’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 2 race. It’...

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Peta2 sponsors animal cruelty exhibit at USF listen

10/20/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This week the Students Protecting the Environment and Animals with Knowledge (SPEAK) are sponsoring an exhibit comparing the exploitation of humans and animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ young adult division, PETA2, was also at the exhibit, showing images of torture, mutilation, and imprisonment. They made the point that all exploited species suffer.

Twelve tall posters swayed in the wind next to the sidewalk outside Cooper Hall on USF’s Tampa campus. They displayed...

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Two Environmental Topics: Brownfields and Global Warming

10/20/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with some scholars about global warming. But first: brownfields.

Brownfields are defined as: Abandoned, idled or under-used real property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by the presence or potential presence of environmental contamination.

We’re going to talk about a conference on brownfields that will be taking place in a few weeks here in the bay area. We are joined by Bruce Nocita who...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Leonard Schmiege listen

10/20/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’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 begins our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council, where we will ask about some of the topics of ...

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Interview with St Pete City Council candidate Jeff Danner listen

10/20/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg voters go to the polls two weeks from today. In addition to Mayor, they will select five City Council members.

Even though during August’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 begins our series of interviews with all ten candidates for City Council, where we will ask about some of the topics of ...

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Coalition of Immokalee Works Protests Publix listen

10/20/09 Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 100 demonstrators gathered with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Sunday on the sidewalk at a Publix on the corner of 10th Street and US. 41 in Sarasota.

Farm worker Gerardo Reyes Chaves said currently he receives $.45 Per pound and that to make minimum wage he must pick 2 ½ tons of tomatoes per day. They are asking for one more penny per pound, which would mean an additional $.32 per bushel.

Chaves: "This is against Publix because Publix is refusing to sit at the tab...

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Stuart Milk on his LGBT activism and uncle Harvey Milk listen

10/20/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last week California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill commemorating the gay rights activist Harvey Milk. It’s the same bill that the governor vetoed last year. In the intervening twelve months, Milk posthumously won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, was inducted into the California Hall of Fame, and a film was released starring Sean Penn as Milk.

Harvey Milk’s nephew, Stuart Milk, is also an LGBT-rights activist. WMNF spoke with him last Saturday at the Tampa Theatre, whe...

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A discussion on climate change

10/19/09 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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On Today’s Sustainable Living Program about climate change, our guests included author and international speaker, Bill McKibben, the Reverend Warren Clark with Faiths United for Sustainable Energy (FUSE), and Kate Melges, a volunteer for Greenpeace.

McKibben’s many books with environmental themes include ‘The End of Nature’, and he has co-founded a new effort based on the number 350. Science has given us this number as an acceptable amount of CO2 in our atmosphere in parts per ...

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Keep Pinellas Beautiful cleans up Gulfport listen

10/19/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Ocean Conservancy coordinated an International Coastal Cleanup with their affiliate Keep Pinellas Beautiful yesterday as part of a biannual effort to educate the public, business and government officials about the scale of the global marine debris problem. In Gulfport local residents volunteered for the cleanup.

Last year, The Great American Cleanup organized 3 million volunteers through 30,000 events in 17,000 communities. The effort removed 86 million pounds of litter from landscapes...

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Latino HIV Awareness Day listen

10/19/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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October 15 was Latino HIV Aids Awareness Day. The Highpoint YMCA in Clearwater helped raise awareness this past weekend by throwing a Fall Health Awareness Festival Fair.

Ebony Murray is a single mother who lives in the High Point community surrounding the YMCA. She said she recalls what it was like to not have the proper healthcare when she gave birth to her first child. Ebony now has insurance through her job. She said that most people in her community are not as lucky to have health...

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Crist criticizes Obama spending he'd earlier praised listen

10/19/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida’s lame duck Governor, Charlie Crist, released two new radio ads for his Senate campaign on Friday. In them he criticizes President Barack Obama’s propensity toward spending.

The trouble is, Crist appeared on stage with Obama in Ft. Myers in February rallying support for the President’s nearly $800 billion dollar federal economic stimulus program known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The St. Petersburg Times quoted Crist as saying “We know that it's impo...

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