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Cone Ranch Advisory Panel Makes Decision listen

11/16/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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After months of debate, the Cone Ranch Environmental Advisory Panel made a final decision today about the recommendations it would make to the Board Of County Commissioners.

In a 6 to 1 vote, the Cone Ranch Environmental Advisory Panel voted to recommend that the BOCC transfer control of Cone Ranch to ELAPP (Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program). Panel member Hugh Gramling was the opposing vote. The decision comes on the tail end of months of debate in deciding whether to...

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Barefooted Sustainable Living Conference

11/16/09 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Our first guest on today’s program is a young mental health intern who’s trying to promote gardening to improve nutrition, reduce stress, exercise, and for a sense of accomplishment.

Matt Fahy is doing a series of gardening workshops starting November 28 at the Twigs and Leaves Nursery in St.Petersburg. For more information call Matt at 727-488-2597.

Next up a group of Barefoot Gardeners tell us about their Sustainable Living Conference coming up this weekend, November 21 & 22. ...

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200 CIW farm workers and allies protest Publix listen

11/16/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A penny per pound of tomatoes. That's the pay increase a group of Florida farm workers is asking for. But the supermarket chain Publix does not want to get involved in negotiations.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) campaigned across Pinellas County over the weekend. On Sunday, close to 200 farm workers, church members, college students, and other social justice activists marched the five blocks from one Publix to another in south ...

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Eilen Jewell joins Sarah Borges in Concert for WMNF

11/14/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Boise-born and Boston-based, Eilen Jewell has quickly distinguished herself as one of the rising stars of a new generation of roots musicians. Her first two albums, "Boundary County" and "Letters from Sinners and Strangers" matched Jewell's understated yet insightful songs with a rugged blend of Americana styles. Her latest album, "Sea of Tears," weds her elegantly unflinching songwriting with a rustic, pre-Beatles swagger that encapsulates vintage R&B, Midwestern garage rock, Chicago blues...

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Healthcare: Devil in the Details - Trudy Lieberman

11/14/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Trudy Lieberman directs the health and medical reporting program in the Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York and is a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review. She talked about the details in the health care reform bills and about the health reform lessons from Massachusetts. Her articles can be seen at:

http://www.cjr.org/campaign_desk/trudy_lieberman_campaign_desk.php.

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Health Care - Separation of Church and State? Adele Stan listen

11/14/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Adele Stan, Washington Bureau Chief of Alternet, talked about turmoil in the health care debate. She particularly talked about the Stupak Amendment which, if it holds, would likely kill abortion coverage in nearly all health insurance plans, whether purchased through the exchanges or not even if the coverage was totally paid for by the individual.

Was this a power play to derail any health care reform? Did the influence of Catholic bishops cross the line of separation between church an...

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Women's Music Legend Performs with Crescendo - Cris Williamson

11/14/09 Mary Glenney, Jeannie Holton, Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Cris Williamson, one of the legends and founding members of "Women's Music" was in the studio live during the Saturday Morning Folk Show and the Women's Show. She talked about her upcoming concert with Crescendo, the Tampa Women's Chorus. The concert will be at the Palladium in St. Petersburg Saturday, Nov 14 at 8 pm.

Sunny Hall, director of Crescendo, joined the discussion. Cris talked about her life and her music. Hear her talk and realize why she is the legend so beloved by so many. ...

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Low-interest car loans in Pinellas listen

11/13/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Low income families can have a hard time getting back on track. But a Pinellas County nonprofit is trying to help them. The Ways to Work/Partners in Self-Sufficiency program offers low-interest car loans so that parents can keep their jobs.

When Phyllis Cahan- Gaines found a new job as a youth care worker in January, she needed a reliable transportation to get to work. The divorced mother of two was low on cash and the chances for her to get a car loan were slim.

“I felt a little h...

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Public Defender on life without parole for juvenile offenders listen

11/13/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court considered whether juveniles should be imprisoned for life without parole in cases where there was no homicide. Today, Pinellas County Public Defender Bob Dillinger called such sentencing severe.

The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club met at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club this morning. Dillinger said the Supreme Court will have a narrow decision on whether or not sentencing juveniles for life without parole is cruel and unusual punishment.

Dillinger spoke about hi...

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PETA protests against teacher charged with animal abuse listen

11/13/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture says they'll look into complaints by PETA about how animals are treated at University of Utah research facilities.

An operative for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spent eight months working undercover in the Utah labs and documented harmful conditions and neglected animals.

University of Utah officials say they will also investigate PETA’s allegations but they stress their researchers have always met animal care standards.

Closer to h...

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Authentic and sustainable destinations in Florida and around the world listen

11/13/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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When you travel, do you look for destinations that have a predictable and homogeneous appearance and feel, or do you gravitate toward locations with a unique environment and authentic history?

If you fall into the latter category, a newly-updated list of destinations might give you some ideas. The current edition of National Geographic Traveler rates 133 worldwide destinations, including three in Florida, for ...

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City Council rejects proposal for local vendor preference listen

11/12/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa City Council rejected a proposal today that would have given local businesses preference in bidding for city contracts. The proposal was intended to give local businesses a leg up in the bidding process, but many state-wide construction companies opposed the idea, saying that it might discourage competition.

Gregory Spearman is the director of the City of Tampa purchasing department. He defined a regional preference as a policy or ordinance which imposes legislative requirements...

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Should Cone Ranch Be Privatized?

11/12/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Earlier this year a group of businessmen proposed that Hillsborough County consider selling some of the 12,000 acres of pasture and scrub land in Eastern Hillsborough County known as Cone Ranch to a non-profit called the Florida Conservation and Environmental Group. In turn that organization wanted to subdivide Cone Ranch into six 2,000-acre parcels and resell the parcels to private owners. A smaller plot -- 800 acres -- would remain in public hands.

Environmentalists and others are con...

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Interview With Independent Film Maker Dorothy Fadiman

11/12/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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First up today- independent filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman. She’s in town for the independent film festival. Last year WMNF sponsored a showing of her film "Stealing America Vote By Vote" about what some people say was the stolen Presidential election of 2004.

Dorothy Fadiman has been producing films that focus on social justice and human rights since 1976, and has received multiple honors including an EMMY, a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Medal and an OSCAR nomination. She's ...

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Musicians in labor dispute with Sarasota Orchestra management cancel concert listen

11/12/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A labor dispute between the Sarasota Orchestra and its unionized musicians has caused a benefit concert to be canceled. The Sarasota Orchestra Players’ Association had planned to play tomorrow night at the First Congregational Church of Christ, but because of threats from management they will hold a town hall meeting instead.

Betsy Hudson Traba is the principal flutist of the Sarasota Orchestra and chair ...

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