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Immigration Attorneys Give the Status on Immigrants Without Legal Status listen

11/11/09 Caroline Cziesla
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last year, during the presidential election, there was an issue discussed that was so heated – emotions were boiling. At the moment, the controversy has simmered down. But, the problem is still brewing.

The issue has to do with people like Rudy.

Rudy is living in the United States illegally. He came here for medical reasons; his daughter is blind. Twice, Rudy tried to obtain a visa from the American embassy. He was denied both times.

That was in 1995. Rudy and his family paid ...

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Public Service Commission Could Strengthen Energy Efficiency Incentives listen

11/11/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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On the heels of a summer of record breaking highs – and amid an ongoing recession, cutting energy costs is on the minds of many consumers. The Florida Public Service Commission was asked to come up with energy conservation goals for the state’s seven major utility providers. Yesterday, the commission sent its staff back to the drawing board, citing that the goals were weak. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Attorney George Cavros says the goals were not anywhere near where they should be...

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Veterans Day Parade honors US armed forces listen

11/11/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A parade honoring veterans took place at James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa this morning. More than thirty-five units including veterans service organizations, high school bands, and Gasparilla krewes were part of the procession. The Wharton high school band played military fanfare for the ceremony.

High ranking officers in various branches of the US armed forces joined with state and local elected officials in recognizing the service of veterans from past wars, as well as those curren...

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Three Pro-Peace Veterans Talk About Iraq, Afghanistan and Veteran's Day 2009

11/11/09 Robert Lorei
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Today is Veteran's Day- originally founded as Armistice Day- the day in 1918 when armistice was signed bringing World War One to a close. That war cost the death or injury of more than 30 million soldiers and untold millions of civilians.

The US is now involved in two major wars- with one on the verge of escalation. Here to talk about Veteran's Day are Jason Hurd an Iraq War veteran who was in Baghdad from 2004-2005. He's with Iraq Veterans Against The War. http://www.ivaw.org

Jay Ale...

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Tampa activist reacts to resignation of Miami Police Chief Timoney listen

11/11/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Miami officials announced today that their city’s Police Chief is stepping down. Chief John Timoney says he will stay on the job until a new chief is selected. Also today, newly elected Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado was sworn in. He has indicated he wanted to remove Timoney from the position.

Timoney was Miami’s police chief for seven years, but many activists remember him best for how he handled protests in 2003 against the Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA. Tampa activist Kelly B...

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Desalinization plant outage listen

11/10/09 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Tampa Bay Waters desalinization plant was shut down last weekend after a power outage occurred in Apollo Beach. The abrupt shutdown damaged the troubled water supply plant.

The desalinization plant had another problem last weekend, when several pipelines burst, forcing an extended shutdown for repairs. The damage was caused by a condition known as “water hammer,” which can result if high pressure water in motion is forced to stop suddenly, creating a pipe-breaking pressure sur...

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The Coalition Of Immokalee Workers campaigns for tomato harvesters

11/10/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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The farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) have been on a campaign for better wages for Florida tomato pickers. Yum Brands (owner of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC), McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Whole Foods, food-service giant Compass Group, and Bon Appetit are all working with the CIW to improve wages and conditions for those who pick their tomatoes. According to the CIW: “this resulted in a breakthrough agreement with Florida's third largest tomato grower and two smaller ...

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Bud Chiles walks across FL to promote education

11/10/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers about their effort to raise the wages of the people who harvest tomatoes here in Florida.

But first, Bud Chiles is one of the sons of former Governor Lawton Chiles and he’s walking across the state in an effort to highlight how far the state is behind in meeting the basic education needs of its citizens. He calls the campaign 'Worst To First'. He's walking 600 miles acros...

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Marine Reservist attacks Greek Priest in Tampa thinking he is a terrorist listen

11/10/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A U.S. Marine Reservist was arrested for attacking a Greek Orthodox Priest in Tampa Monday night. The victim was hit in the head with a tire iron.

The assault might be investigated as a hate crime because the alleged attacker told police an Arabic male tried to rob him and he was going to take him into custody. The Tampa Bay Human Rights Council is condemning the attack; Ahmed Bedier is their president.

Bedier is also the co-host of the WMNF program True Talk.

The Tampa Police say ...

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Florida Waterways Under Scrutiny by EPA listen

11/10/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In efforts to protect Florida’s surface waterways, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection have joined forces and are making efforts to adopt stricter state regulations. Passed in the early ‘70s, the Clean Water Act mandates that each state establish “water quality standards” for the water bodies within their boundaries and then compile a list of those that do not meet its water quality standards every two years. According t...

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Author: community provides leadership in uncertain times listen

11/10/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Author Meg Wheatley is President Emerita of the Berkana Institute. Her new book is called Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time. She will speak tonight at USF St. Petersburg on how organizations should change to mobilize community rather than rely on top-down leadership.

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St. Pete's homeless protest Mayor Baker's farewell party listen

11/09/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Saturday night, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker was given a farewell celebration at Demens Park, courtesy of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. The event was protested by homeless activists who believe that Mayor Baker’s record deserves scrutiny for his mistreatment of the homeless population.

A small bridge and a waterway separated the attendees of Mayor Baker’s farewell party from the homeless protesters outside. Tickets for the farewell celebration ranged from $125 up to $10,0...

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Scientist Stephen Schneider on the battle to save the climate listen

11/09/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Next month, representatives from countries all over the world will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark to create a new climate accord to replace the expiring Kyoto Protocol. But the U.S. has yet to come up with a final plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Last week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced a bill that would limit emissions of the pollutants that accumulate in the atmosphere, trap heat and cause global warming.

Stephen Schneider studies climate change at...

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Shaman's Way with Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

11/09/09 Dr. Carol Roberts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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We spoke with Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., about the Shaman's Way. Dr. Villoldo's web site is: http://www.thefourwinds.com.

Villodo will also be speaking at the "I Can Do It" conference in Tampa on November 19th - 22nd. This conference is sponsored by Hay House.

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Women's Show-SCARFONE HARTLEY GALLERY OPENING

11/07/09 Mary Glennie
From A Woman's Point of View

A discussion with two artists, Perri Neri and Chalet Comellas, who participated in an art opening at the Scarfone Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa. The dates of this show were November 6 - December 10, 2009.

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