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Cris Williamson

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

Cris Williamson, one of the legends and founding members of "Women's Music", talked about her upcoming concert with Crescendo, the Tampa Women's Chorus.

The concert is to be held at the Palladium in St. Petersburg Sat. Nov 14 at 8 pm.

Cris talked about her life and her music. Hear her talk and realize why she is the legend so beloved by so many. As Bonnie Raitt says,"Cris Williamson is not only a hero to women".

http://www.criswilliamson.com; http://www.crescendosings.com

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Governor Crist flip-flops on stimulus support listen

11/06/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Wednesday, Governor Charlie Crist said he never endorsed the $787 billion stimulus bill, when he spoke with Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

But on February 10th, Crist appeared with President Barack Obama in Ft. Myers touting the bill. The governor, who is also running for the US Senate seat vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez, even received backlash from some conservative counterparts on the issue. And on February 13, Crist told reporters outside of St. Petersburg’s City Hall that he did support the bill....

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Secretary of Veteran Affairs Discusses Fort Hood and the New G.I. Bill at USF listen

11/06/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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With Veterans Day right around the corner, Secretary of Veteran Affairs Erik Shinseki spoke today at the University of South Florida about the new Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. But the occasion was somber, coming only one day after an Army Psychiatrist at Fort Hood in Texas, opened fire on soldiers killing at least 13 people. Secretary Shinseki served two years at Fort Hood and said the crime was simply senseless.

Shinseki traveled to USF to speak about the new Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which includes p...

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Water: A Global Crisis listen

11/06/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Water scarcity as a result of climate change could create global security issues. USF’s College of Public Health recently partnered with the Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Patel Center for Global Solutions for a panel discussion on water issues.

Disappearing sources of clean water have been a major concern for bay area residents. Aquatic biologist Thomas Crisman said salt water intrusion has contaminated freshwater aquifers.

According to a US geological survey, two-thir...

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Drilling forum in Gulfport draws large crowd listen

11/06/09 Matthew Cimitile & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In Gulfport last night, the public piled into a town hall meeting on drilling for fossil fuels off the coast of Florida. It was billed as a meeting about one of the most important decisions impacting Florida’s future. Scientists, politicians and advocates gave arguments for and against a controversial proposal that would open up Florida’s Gulf coastline to gas and oil exploration as close as three to five miles from shore. Florida House Representative Rick Kriseman, a Democrat from St. Peters...

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Florida hunters and anglers group wants strong climate change legislation listen

11/06/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Many factors are coming together to produce a sense of urgency to control climate change.

Yesterday the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced a bill that would limit emission of the greenhouse gasses that cause global warming. Next month, the world gathers in Copenhagen, Denmark to hammer out a new climate accord to replace the expiring Kyoto Protocol.

Now, even [hunters and anglers are fighting to protect wildlife from the effects of climate change](http://www.target...

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Drought and water restrictions continue says SWFWMD listen

11/06/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Despite a moderate amount of summer rain, the west Central Florida region is still in a multi-year drought entering the winter dry season. That means water restrictions are still in place throughout the entire Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). According to SWFWMD spokesperson Robyn Felix, the restrictions are most severe in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties.

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Transgendered citizens could be protected by Tampa's Human Rights Ordinance after a second reading. listen

11/05/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council passed an ordinance today which would amend the city’s Human Rights Ordinance to add “gender identity and expression” as a protected class. The amendment will now include transgender-identified individuals as a recognized group to be considered for equal treatment under the law.

Philip Dinkins is the Chair of the City of Tampa Human Rights Board, and asked the council to vote for the amendments today.

13 states plus 17 municipalities in Florida have included gender i...

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Digital Billboard settlement approved. listen

11/05/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa City Council passed a resolution with a 5-2 vote today approving a settlement agreement between the City of Tampa and CBS, as well as Clear Channel, regarding billboard issues. The amendment marks the end of a long legal contention between the company and the City of Tampa.

While neighborhood groups and environmentalists have opposed the presence of digital ...

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Crist denies endorsing stimulus package despite support in February listen

11/05/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday on CNN, Florida Governor Charlie Crist said he did not endorse President Barack Obama’s stimulus package. But he is catching flack for that denial because in February, Crist said he supported it. That same month, while the President was in Ft. Myers rallying support for the bill, he was joined on stage by Governor Crist.

Crist: "Mr. President welcome to Fort Meyers Florida."

Crist did not use the words “endorse” or “support” when speaking about the American Recovery and Re...

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USF Holocaust film series; and House to debate single-payer bill

11/05/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up: In the next few days the single-payer health insurance bill will get a debate and vote in the House of Representatives in Washington. We’ll talk with a backer of health care for all later in today’s program.

But first, the University of South Florida in Tampa is conducting a film series on the Holocaust, covering many different facets of one of the most horrifying periods of the 20th Century. Here to talk about the film series, whic...

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Civil rights group wants Taser ban, calls abuse "electrocution without prosecution" listen

11/05/09 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In the wake of the two most recent Taser-related deaths in Florida, a prominent civil rights group has called on Governor Charlie Crist to ‘stop the madness’. Florida is second only to California in the number of Taser deaths, and last week the Southern Christian Leadership Conference met with Crist to ask him to temporarily ban their use until a stricter, more uniform policy can be put in place.

Taser Intl. markets their high-voltage stun guns as a product that “protects life” but these...

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Bill Foster Will Be St. Pete's Next Mayor listen

11/04/09 Caroline Cziesla
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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To the Victor Goes the Burg. St. Petersburg that is. With more votes than his opponent, St. Petersburg’s next mayor will be, just as his campaign slogan stated, Foster in the new era.

To the very end of the race, it was hard to tell who would claim the title of St. Petersburg’s next mayor. Supporters said the success of Bill Foster’s win was the result of many hours of hard work. At his victory party, he was a celebrity. After Foster announced “we won,” his fans chanted their affecti...

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Hills. County Commission to Adopt Transit Tax Ballot Measure listen

11/04/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillsborough County Commission voted 5-2 to move forward on getting a referendum on next year’s ballot that would allow funding for a massive overhaul of the area’s public transit system. The move does not mean a mass transit referendum is imminent, but it does bring the taxpayer-funded project one step closer to the ballot. Commissioner Mark Sharpe is one of the strongest advocates of creating a penny tax that would raise billions of dollars over the next three decades for the project. ...

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Ford concedes mayoral vote listen

11/04/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Bill Foster and his supporters reveled in the news of his victory, there was a more subdued tone at opponent Kathleen Ford’s Election Night party at the Garden Club of Saint Petersburg.

The classic Bob Dylan tune “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” seemed a fitting farewell for a mayoral race so seemingly beset by contention. Not long after the polls closed, Ford ascended the stage and told her supporters that she had conceded victory to her opponent. She thanked those who worked on he...

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