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Swine flu? No, now it is H1N1 Influenza A

05/02/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Sometimes called NAFTA Flu! Just Don’t Disparage the Pigs! Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Policy Program, discussed Mexico’s flu outbreak, implications for all of us and the globalization of disease.

www.americaspolicy.org.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/12840743/porks_dirty_secret_the_nations_top_hog_producer_is_also_one_of_americas_worst_polluters

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Survivors speak gives voice to sexually violated listen

05/01/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Holly is a 16-year-old sexual violence survivor who attended the Survivors Speak event organized by Family Service Centers in Clearwater on April 30.

Her piece of art is about her story and the healing process. Her artwork is a denim globe with the word “me” on the top and the words family, friends and love on the bottom. She has been sexually assaulted twice by the same perpetrator: a 47-year-old family member. She was 6-years-old when the first assault happened and she was assaulted...

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New Ronald McDonald House is being built in St. Petersburg listen

05/01/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

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Yvonne Smith from Port Charlotte has been living at Ronald McDonald house in Tampa to be at the bedside of her ailing daughter, Laurie.

“I didn’t think that I would ever need it, and it has become a home for me,” she said. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay houses about 2,000 families per year whose children are being treated in Tampa Bay area hospitals.

Smith, a mother of three - 19-year-old Larnell, 16-year old Laurie and 15-year- old Liah - has been living in this ho...

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Rally for immigrant rights in Tampa listen

05/01/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Dozens of demonstrations across the United States are focusing on immigration rights today. Like the past several years, the rallies are being held on May Day, when people around the world celebrate workers’ rights.

This afternoon in Tampa, on the corner of North Dale Mabry and West Columbus Drive, about twenty-five people held signs saying “Reform, Not Raids” and “Family Unity.” Blanca Gonzalez is president of Immigrants United for Freedom in Plant City.

Gonzalez says that c...

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New book: go vegan to get buff listen

05/01/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On Monday, the new vegan diet book "Skinny Bastard:A Kick in the Ass for Real Men Who Want to Stop Being Fat And Start Getting Buff" was published. Authors Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin's book "Skinny Bitch" was a #1 New York Times Best-seller.

We spoke with Rory Freedman yesterday, and asked her if the essential message about both books is the only way to ...

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Florida House approves Citizens rate increases listen

05/01/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Florida House today passed legislation aimed at reducing the exposure of the state's backup hurricane insurance fund. Citizens Insurance is the state-backed insurer of last resort. The bill would increase Citizens' customers rates by 10 percent a year, until actuarially sound rates were achieved. That limit may be ambiguous in the bill, sponsored by Apopka Republican Bryan Nelson.

Key West Democrat Ron Saunders challenged Nelson on his premise that insurance rates for Citizens will ...

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Ferlita applauds Prescription Drug Monitoring legislation listen

05/01/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Yesterday the Florida House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed prescription drug monitoring legislation that was passed last week by the Senate. If signed by the governor, the bill will create a database to “monitor the prescribing and dispensing of certain controlled substances,” including some prescription pain medication.

This morning, Hillsborough ...

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