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"The Sixties" - a radical idea

08/15/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Jenny Diski, author of The Sixties, was born and has lived most of her life in London. She is the author of 9 novels, 3 books of travel/memoir, 2 collections of essays and a collection of short stories.

We talked about her latest book, The Sixties, in which she dissects the decade not simply as an historical era, but as a radical idea in the minds of those who lived through it. It is a candid look at the idea which was the sixties.

Picador Press release date 9-8-09. [www.jennyd...

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Crist warns of back to school danger of swine flu listen

08/14/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Governor Charlie Crist continued his state swine flu awareness tour this afternoon in Tampa.

Florida’s Surgeon General, Ana Viamonte Ros, and its Education Commissioner Eric Smith joined Crist at Pierce Middle School as the Governor warned of back-to-school-season precautions for swine flu.

Crist was flanked by the chair and vice chair of the Hillsborough County School Board, Carol Kurdell and Susan Valdes. The Governor says there are three ways to help stop the spread of the H1N1 virus...

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Charlie Crist moves to the right listen

08/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Governor Crist was in Tampa this afternoon, where WMNF’s Sean Kinane asked him about the vote in Palm Beach County Wednesday night, where a vote on censuring him for acts that have angeredGovernor Crist was in Tampa this afternoon, where WMNF’s Sean Kinane asked him about the vote in Palm Beach County Wednesday night; a move to censure Crist for acts that have angered Republicans there resulted in a tie.

Daryl Paulson is former Political Scientist at the University of South Florida, who w...

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Homeless veterans and others receive services and health care in Hyde Park listen

08/14/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today, members of the homeless community in Tampa received services, toiletries, clothing, and basic health care at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church.

The fair is co-sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County.

Patrick Conway currently resides in the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans, or DCHV, in Tampa. He says it’s a great alternative to living on the streets.

The DCHV where Conway resides ha...

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Health care reform critics protest in Tampa listen

08/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Approximately 20 critics of health care reform gathered this morning in front of the Federal Building in Tampa, which also houses the district office of Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.

Dick Richards from St. Petersburg held aloft a sign that read, “Give Me Liberty but NOT Death” . He said reform was necessary, but not if it came with higher taxes.

Rebecca Kahn spends time in both Jacksonville and Tampa. She agrees that health care reform is needed, but not the kind she’s hearing f...

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Medicare expert on end-of-life counsleling proposal listen

08/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As President Obama continues to campaign for health care reform, a false rumor is circulating that the President and Democrats were seeking to implement "death panels," with bureaucrats making decisions about whether elderly or seriously ill patients live or die. The allegation stems in part from a provision in a bill passed by three House committees that would provide Medicare reimbursement to patients seeking end-of-life counseling.

Yesterday, lawmakers working on the Senate version said...

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Castor Telephone Town Hall a mellow affair listen

08/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Last night, Tampa Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Castor held a live town-hall meeting via telephone.

According to a spokesperson, over 5,000 people called in for the call, which began shortly after 6:30PM last night and ran for a little less than an hour.

Castor answered 12 questions and also heard comments, including a familiar complaint from critics that members of Congress haven’t read the one bill that has come out of a House Committee.

Al from Tampa asked another question that...

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Pinellas Schools superintendent Julie Janssen on contract negotiations with teachers listen

08/13/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Contract negotiations resume today between Pinellas County Schools and its teachers’ union.

This afternoon in Feather Sound, Superintendent Julie Janssen addressed the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. Between the academic year that just finished and the one coming up, Janssen says the district has made tens of millions of dollars in cost reductions.

“We’ve actually cut … this past year $26.8 million dollars and we’ve built in another 37.6 million [dollars] for this coming school year. … We clo...

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The Debate Over Health Care Reform Continues

08/13/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Welcome to WMNF 's Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. As the debate in this country continues on whether and what kind of health care reform to have today we'll hear a recent report from National Public Radio on the reality behind health care in Canada Does Canada's Health Care System Need Fixing?. And later we'll hear from Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe who is an opponent of health care reform as it's being proposed b...

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Hillsborough Commissioners reduce legislative delegation office listen

08/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Looking for any way to save money, Hillsborough County Commissions today reduced the office of their legislative delegation down to one position.

Commissioner Al Higgenbotham said he had made a list of items for flagging, items that overall cost over $100 million.

Higgenbotham said one such office was the one that represents the local legislators who work in Tallahassee. He said that he had received implicit cover to reduce it after getting so few responses from other lawmakers.

Co...

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Medicare expert: end-of-life counseling issue wildly distorted listen

08/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In the past week, controversy over a particular provision in a House bill to overhaul the health care system has been dominating the headlines.

The provision would require Medicare to pay physicians to counsel patients once every 5 years. During those sessions, doctors could discuss how patients can plan for such end-of-life decisions as setting up a living will, obtaining hospice care or establishing a proxy to make their health decisions when they are unable to do so.

Yesterday Iowa ...

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Governor Crist survives censure vote listen

08/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The measure to censure Governor Crist originally came back in February, shortly after Governor Crist had appeared in a campaign-like appearance with President Obama in Lee County.

Steve Ledewitz is the Palm Beach Republican who originally filed the motion against The Governor, way back in February. It was originally tabled, with a promise to bring the vote back this month.

The call to censure Governor Crist went down in a tie last night, 65-65. Sid Dinerstein is the Chairman of the Pal...

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KidCare highlights healthcare debate listen

08/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A new poll says that the raucous protests at congressional town hall style meetings have succeeded in fueling opposition to proposed health care bills among some Americans, particularly among independents.

In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll of 1,000 adults taken Tuesday, 34% say demonstrations at the hometown sessions have made them more sympathetic to the protesters' views; 21% say they are less sympathetic.

Independents by 2-to-1, 35%-16%, say they are more sympathetic to the protesters now. ...

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Solar Source in Largo will have charging station for electric cars listen

08/12/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday General Motors claimed that its upcoming electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, could get a fuel economy equivalent of 230 miles per gallon. It won’t be available until late next year and will cost about $40,000. But charging stations are slowly popping up around the country. Within the next week, there will be a standard 110-volt alternating current charging station outside of [Solar Source](http://www.solarsource.net/index.p...

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General Anthony Zinni, Afghanistan and the Limits of Military Power

08/12/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll speak with the former commander-in-chief of CENTCOM in Tampa, and later we'll speak with two journalists who have spent three decades covering Afghanistan. But first some listener comments about yesterday's interview with Eric Bates of Rolling Stone Magazine about President Obama's first six months in office.

On the first part of today's program we'll talk about leadership, Afghanistan, Iraq and the uses of military ...

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