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WMNF's Station Manager Reports To The Listeners

12/31/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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WMNF's station manager Jim Bennett has been with us for about a year. Today he brings us one of his "reports to listeners" and takes calls from the audience.

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Is The Country Moving Toward Legalization Of Marijuana?

12/31/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest for this segment: Maryland State Police Major Neill Franklin.

In an article he published on AlterNet this week, Franklin talks about the recent killing of a Mexican drug kingpin, and how this will do nothing to slow down the flow of drugs or stop the violence.

A recent survey cited on [Vision Critical](http://www.visioncritical.com...

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A Look Back At The Year In Florida Politics

12/30/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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St. Petersburg Times columnist Howard Troxler discussed some of the top political stories of the past twelve months with WMNF's Rob Lorei.

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Outback To Pay $19 million for Sex Discrimination Suit listen

12/30/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Outback Steakhouse will pay $19 million as part of a settlement in a major sex discrimination lawsuit brought against the company by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC).

The Tampa-based Outback Steakhouse is part of OSI Restaurant Partners. The $19 million agreement was decided yesterday and comes as the result of a suit filed in 2006.

OSI Restaurant Partners is headquartered in Tampa and was founded in 1988. Besides Outback, OSI also owns restaurants such as Carrabba...

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Manatees dying seven times more than sustainable level listen

12/30/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A Federal report shows that the Florida manatee death rate is seven times the sustainable level. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released their stock assessment report on manatees, which says that boat collisions account for the vast majority of manatee deaths.

In 2007 The Center for Biological Diversity sued U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for not releasing a [stock assessment report](http://www.fws.gov/northflorida/Manatee/SARS/2...

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Politifact.com Names the Political Lie Of The Year

12/29/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Politifact.com staffer Angie Holan dropped by WMNF today to talk about their selection of the "Political lie of the year".

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Sink Accused of Favoring Contributor listen

12/29/09 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, the St. Petersburg Times ran a suggested that Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink recommended the firm of a corrupt South Florida Lawyer for State work, because he contributed to her campaign for governor. Scott Rothstein was recently arrested and charged with running a Ponzi scheme cheating investors out of more than 1 billion dollars.

The newspaper suggested that Sink’s office recommended Rothstein’s firms be considered to handle potential litigation for the State B...

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Tampa Bay activist BetteJo Indelicato heads to West Bank listen

12/29/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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An activist from Pasco County will spend three months in the West Bank early next year to build bridges between Tampa Bay and Palestine. BetteJo Indelicato, from Hudson, is with the group Rise Up Tampa Bay. In the West Bank she will be with the International Women’s Peace Service.

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Sustainable Thanks!

12/28/09 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Today’s program was a big ‘thank you’ to everyone that made this program and station possible, and the guests that joined the Sustainable Living Program over the past year. Thanks for sharing your time and knowledge with us. Some of my favorite programs this year were: Feb 9, Chris Martenson on his ‘Crash Course’; Feb 23, Paul Zamoda with Tampa Bay Rare Fruit Council; April 20, Jim Kovaleski on Urban Permaculture; May 4 with Daniel and Doug on Solar Hot Water Systems; July 29 on I...

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EPA proposes new greenhouse gas regulations listen

12/28/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule change in the Clean Air Act, such that only the biggest polluters will be subject to regulations for greenhouse gas emissions. Today is the last day the EPA is taking public comments about the rule; comments are open until midnight tonight.

The EPA announced earlier this month that greenhouse gas emissions are a threat to both public health and the environment. The news came right before the climate conference in Copenhage...

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Reactions to alleged attempted terrorism on Christmas Day flight listen

12/28/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday, a Nigerian man on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit allegedly tried to ignite an explosive as the plane approached its destination.

Law enforcement officials think Ulmar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to ignite a two-part concoction of explosives, but it only resulted in smoke, some fire, and pops.

Today the group Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the attempt, calling it retaliation for a recent U.S.-backed attacks against them in Yemen.

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Tai Chi for health

12/28/09 Dr. Carol Roberts
Alternative Radio

Our guest today was Brian Lau. Lau is a member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the US. Taoist Tai Chi internal art of taijiquan is a low impact exercise designed to enhance health.

For more information: www.brandon.florida.usa.taoist.org

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Senate Health Bill ready for a final vote tomorrow listen

12/23/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Late this afternoon the U.S. Senate voted 60-39 to end the debate on the health care reform bill. The final vote on the senate bill will be tomorrow at 7AM. Some of the concessions won by lawmakers and interest groups in the healthcare overhaul bill have been called sweetheart deals, and came under fire during the debate. Republican Senator John Cornyn criticized deals given to Democratic Senators Bill Nelson of Florida and Ben Nelson of Nebraska.

Republican Judd Gregg of New Hampshire sai...

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Alex Sink ready for 2010 election season listen

12/23/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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2009 is almost over, and that means election season will be coming up in less than a year. With Governor Charlie Crist running for Mel Martinez’s vacated seat in the Senate, the Florida gubernatorial race is just heating up as candidates compete for his position.

The gap in the polls is tightening up as democrat Alex Sink draws ever closer to republican opponent Bill McCollum who now leads Sink...

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Harvey Wasserman, author and anti-nuclear activist

12/22/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest for this hour is Harvey Wasserman, a journalist, author, democracy activist, and advocate for renewable energy. He has been a strategist and organizer in the anti-nuclear movement in the United States for more than 30 years. Wasserman is senior advisor to Greenpeace USA and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service, an investigative reporter, and senior editor of The Columbus Free Press where he covered allegations of widespread voting improprieties in Ohio in the 2004 President...

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