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Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush speak at Southeastern University listen

03/15/10 Alexis Chamberlain
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Security was tight at Lakeland’s Southeastern University Friday night as former president George W. Bush spoke, along with wife, Laura, at the fourth annual National Leadership Forum.

The media were prohibited from entering Southeastern University’s Bush Chapel—named after the university’s former president and Assemblies of God official—as the former president and first lady spoke to a sold-out crowd of more...

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Sally Roesch Wagner listen

03/13/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Sally Roesch Wagner, the Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center, discusses the events at the Center.

Matilda Joslyn Gage is one of the most important advocates for women's fight in our American History. She was a contemporary of and with Elizabeth Cady and Susan B. Anthony. Matilda Joslyn Gage was perhaps the most important ideological and philosophical leader of the early women's movement..more so than either Stanton or Anthony, yet she is largely unknown except to feminis...

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Adele Stan-Status of health care legislation listen

03/13/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Adele Stan, the Washington Bureau Chief for Alter Net, the progressive news and culture web site, discusses the status of health care legislation in Congress.

Reconciliation? Abortion? Is the public Option dead? Adele Stan (Addie)is a very astute Washington observor and is as sharp as ever.

Adele Stan's work has also appeared in The Nation, Salon;com, The New york Times and many other media outlets.

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The Lark -The trial of Joan of Arc listen

03/13/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

The Lark by Jean Anouilh, which is adapted by Lillian Hellman and is about the trial of Joan of Arc, opened at the Gorilla Theatre and will run through April 4.

Nancy Cole, the director, and Magali Naas, who plays the role of Joan of Arc, discuss the play and Joan particularly.

Did you know that Joan was not condemned to the stake; she chose it? Joan's mother and brothers in 1450 managed to reverse the conviction. There are no statues of Joan of Arc in London; why might that be th...

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Eckerd College hosts Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel listen

03/12/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In January, Eckerd College embarked on its yearlong scholarly journey of exhibits, lectures and performances to explore “The Plight and Promise of Africa.” Last night, Nobel Peace Laureate and Nazi concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel was joined onstage by human rights activist and Eckerd College Scholar-In-Residence John Prendergast.

The two proponents of humanit...

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Federal judge rules for St. Pete in homeless complaint listen

03/12/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This week a federal judge ruled in favor of the City of St. Petersburg by dropping several counts of a lawsuit filed by members of the homeless community.

For reaction, WMNF spoke with homeless activist Reverend Bruce Wright, pastor and director of Refuge Ministries.

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Wildlife Law Conference addresses everything from sonar to seals listen

03/12/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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When it comes to legal protections, animals can be at a disadvantage. But some legal experts are gathering in Gulfport trying to beef up what’s known as “Wildlife Law.”

Today Stetson University College of Law held the first day of its International Wildlife Law Conference. Among the clusters of men in pressed designer suits, Stetson Law professor Peter Fitzgerald stood out.

Fitzgerald was discussing the legal dispute between Canada and the European Union over the EU’s ban on th...

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Hillsborough Commissioners still torn on transit tax ballot language listen

03/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners deadlocked today on a a vote that would have adopted ballot language for November’s penny transit tax referendum.

For the commissioners who want to see the one-cent tax on the ballot, the issue was what the referendum’s wording should be. They debated whether to indicate that 75% of the money the tax would generate would go to mass transit, while the remaining 25% would go to rail. Commissioners Rose Ferlita, Ken Hagan, and Jim Norman vote...

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Water Summit Shows Disconnect Between Officials and Conservationists listen

03/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today Hillsborough’s City-County Planning Commission held a forum to brainstorm on how to deal with diminishing water resources amid a growing population. The event attracted everyone from county officials to activists, though not everyone was satisfied with what they heard.

County Planner Melissa Zornitta says that, despite recent stats showing a net loss, Hillsborough County’s population is growing.

One of her colleagues said that this translates to adding to the current number by...

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The campaign to abolish nuclear weapons

03/11/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our next guest is part of a campaign to reduce the number of nuclear weapons world wide.

Ira Helfand, M.D. is a co-founder of the group Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a co-founder and board member of PSR, was a member of the delegation in 1985 when PSR and its affiliate International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War were honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for tirelessly working to educate the world about the medical and scientific facts of nuclear war and champion...

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Changing the face of homelessness

03/11/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei. Coming up we'll hear about efforts to change the stereotype of who is homeless and we'll also hear from a physician who is part of a group that would like to outlaw nuclear weapons. But first, some listener comments about yesterday's interview with Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala about proposed budget cuts in Pinellas County.

The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County has started a campaign to change the perception o...

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Sarasota Gets Giddy over Google Fiber listen

03/11/10 Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In Sarasota, community activists have joined forces with city and county government to launch a grass roots effort to become a testing ground for Google Fiber.

In February, Google invited municipalities to apply to join an experiment to test ultra high speed Google Fiber boasting to deliver Internet faster than any other Internet access. There is a hitch: Google wants to piggy back on existing networks which Sarasota can not offer.

County Administrator Jim Ley says there are ways around...

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Hagan: Bean, Lee, and Barnes Must Go listen

03/10/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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County Adminstrator Pat Bean, Attorney Renee Lee, and Internal Performance Auditor Jim Barnes finally got the chance to defend their jobs. On Tuesday, County Commission Chair Ken Hagan called for their resignation and mentioned possibly firing them if they did not quit.

Before they spoke, Commissioner Kevin Beckner asked Catherine O’ Robbie, a human resources staffer, how much it would cost to fire them without cause – that is, if they did not explicitly violate their contracts.

Be...

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Florida Unemployment ties record high listen

03/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida’s unemployment rate in January tied the highest since records began in 1970.

Rebecca Rust, chief economist for the Agency for Workforce Innovation, said it increased to 11.9% from the revised month-ago rate of 11.7%.

Florida’s unemployment is more than two points higher than the nationwide rate of 9.7%. Rust says that translates to more than a million Floridians out of work.

“It’s 1,100,000 unemployed Floridians out of a labor force of 9,231,000 for January 2010.”...

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Iorio talks transit and more in State of the City Address listen

03/10/10 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In this morning’s State of the City Address, Mayor Pam Iorio reminded Tampa citizens of the city’s accomplishments and hardships over the past year and spoke of future goals.

At the front of the packed room, Mayor Pam Iorio proudly praised Tampa as a city that has endured serious challenges, yet continues to grow and flourish.

“In spite of the difficulties we face, I can not help but look back on 12 months of growth and progress and be proud of our many accomplishments. We are ...

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