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Bill Heller looks ahead to Legislative session listen

01/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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For the third time in 10 months, state lawmakers today began making major cuts in the budget, which has been shattered by a drop in revenues due to a struggling state economy.

The budget cuts will likely be a stopgap measure. During the regular session that begins in March, there will likely be another round of trims, perhaps as large as $4 billion, to balance the coming year's spending plan.

Last week, Gov. Charlie Crist and Republican legislative leaders said that a source of potentia...

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150 protest Israel's attack on Gaza listen

01/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday night in downtown St. Petersburg, a crowd of approximately 150 people stood on the BayWalk complex between First and Second streets to protest the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Protests have been held across the country, and the world, for the most part condemning the Israeli government for its incursion into Gaza a week ago Saturday.

It was the second such protest in the Tampa Bay area in a week. Last Tuesday, an estimated 400 to 500 people protested off Dale Mabry ...

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Minnesota's Keith Ellison on situation in Gaza

01/05/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A recent Rasmussen poll shows the American public far less indulgent of Israeli aggression than many previously believed.

Opinion on the bombing of Gaza is fairly evenly divided, showing 44 percent support Israel's military action against the Palestinians and 41 percent saying it should have tried to find a diplomatic solution to the problems.

A majority of Democrats – 55 percent - say Israel should have tried to find a diplomatic solution first; a view shared by just 27 percent of R...

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Healthy food; alternative cancer treatments

01/05/09 Dr. Carol L. Roberts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Sigrid Tidmore, executive director of the Healthy Together Foundation will talk about the upcoming showings of the movie Food Matters with a panel discussion afterward moderated by WMNF's Dr. Carol Roberts. She will also discuss other programs and projects of Healthy Together.

Our second guest is Annie Fonfa, cancer survivor and founder of the Annie Appleseed Project This organization is dedicated to bringing information...

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Book finds beauty in a broken world

01/03/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Mary read selections from Terry Tempest Williams' extraordinary new book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World interspersed with musical interludes. Williams is a seeker in a troubled world.

For more information, visitCoyoteClan.com.

You can order books on the WMNF website.

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Genesis of 'Shock Doctrine' by Naomi Klein listen

01/03/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

An excerpt from the November 2007 interview with Naomi Klein, author of Shock Doctrine. in which she discussed the genesis of the book, particularly the influence that Harold Pinter's Nobel prize for Literature acceptance speech had on her decision to write the book.

For more information, visit NaomiKlein.org and HaroldPinter.org.

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Women's Show-OLGA VIVES, N.O.W. Executive VP listen

01/03/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Olga Vives, executive vice president of NOW, talked about NOW's agenda for women in the new administration. Topics included the percentage of women in high level government, economic effects on women, reproductive rights, health care, violence against women.

Vives also alerted us to the change in direction in HHS regarding conscience regarding women's ability to get the reproductive health care they desire and the hope that it will change under the new administration.

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Politifact.com starts checking Obama's campaign promises

01/01/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up an interview with one of the Politifact reporters from the St. Petersburg Times.

But first a lot of comments about the aims of President Barack Obama after his first day in office. Keep in mind as you listen to this long section of comments that some people who call use humor and sarcasm.

PolitiFact.com is a project of the St. Petersburg Times that helps determine what’s tru...

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