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Eliza Jane Schneider listen

03/06/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Eliza Jane Schneider: singer, fiddler, author, actress, voice artist, dialectologist, composer, historian, and playwright is in the Tampa Bay area. She is going to practice her FREEDOM of SPEECH monologues at the Mainstage Theatre at Hillsborough Community College in Ybor City. You may be familiar with Eliza Jane as most of the female voices on Comedy Central's "South Park." Her 34-character show "Freedom of Speech" won the "Best Solo Show" award at the New York International Fringe Festiv...

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On Tallahassee, PSC Chair Pulls No Punches listen

03/05/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today in Downtown St. Petersburg, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club heard from Nancy Argenziano, who some called one of the club's most outspoken guest speakers to date. The Public Service Commission Chair and former legislator shared her take on Tallahassee, and pulled no punches in doing so.

Behind her anecdotes of money and power at the capitol, Argenziano’s message to attendees was simple.

Argenziano is perhaps best known for sending a powerful lobbyist a twenty five pound box of cow m...

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Research Conference Addresses Children's Mental Health in Real Time listen

03/05/10 Dawn Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The University of South Florida is hosting the 23rd Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference next week in downtown Tampa. WMNF recently spoke with one of the conferences organizers, Dr. Mario Hernandez, about how the research addressed in the conference trickles out of academia into the practical world.

*These are the kids that end up in juvenile hall, they bounce around foster homes, using the ‘F’ word, cussing you out, attempt suicide, depressed, not like t...

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"Pharmageddon" in Florida listen

03/05/10 Rob Piccirillo
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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It’s being called “Pharmageddon in Florida”. That’s the title of a two-day summit highlighting the growing trend of prescription drug use, misuse and abuse in the Sunshine State.

The Florida Society of Addiction Medicine held its Medical and Scientific Conference on Addictions at the Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office in Tampa today.

Dr. Bruce Goldberger, Director of Toxicology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, was the keynote speaker. Goldberger ...

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Eckerd Students Demand Living Wage for Campus Staff listen

03/04/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The starting wage for housekeeping staff at Eckerd College, which outsources these services to Unicco, a national corporation, is seven-twenty-five an hour. The Coalition for Community Justice, a student organization, held a sit-in today to call on the administration to up that number. Jon Kenney is the coalition president. He says that these wages are unlivable, and that Eckerd should do better.

Kenney says that a living wage for campus staff at a college that charges around thirty thousa...

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USF students protest Israeli home demolitions in East Jerusalem listen

03/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Across the Bay from Eckerd College, a small group of students at the University of South Florida in Tampa also used the day to take action. But this protest isn’t against the university; it is against the plans by Israel to demolish Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. Neveen Nawawy is a junior political science and international relations major. She organized the event.

Nawawy says her mother is a refugee from a Palestinian village south of Tel Aviv that was destroyed by Israel in 1967...

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New research suggests greater sea level rise listen

03/04/10 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Climate change is expected to cause a greater rise to global sea levels than previously thought. That's according to scientific research presented at recent conferences and lectures around the Gulf of Mexico.

In 2007 the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted a ½- to 2- foot rise in sea level by the end of the century. But recent trends in global sea level, temperature and glacial melting suggest these estimates are on the low end of the spectrum.

Steven Nerem is A...

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The Health Care Systems of Canada, England and Germany

03/04/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, I'm Rob Lorei coming up today we’ll hear about three different health care systems in other industrialized nations. As the US Congress moves toward possible passage of health care reform-- the latest news from Washington is:

House Democratic leaders are pushing for a final vote on health care reform in the next three weeks, aiming to answer President Barack Obama's call for swift action. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says Democrats would like to get the bill done by ...

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Citizens weigh in on Pinellas County steep budget cuts listen

03/04/10 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In the face of a steep budget cut, Pinellas County citizens and government officials came together last night. The first of three budget meetings to discuss the county’s options was held at Palm Harbor University High School. The result was mixed views and heated debates.

Pinellas County faces a $60 million budget cut for the 2011 fiscal year which begins this October 1st. County Administrator, Robert LaSala, said the deficit comes from less property tax revenue, the main source of incom...

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Climate & Energy Technology Panel at New College listen

03/04/10 Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Innovation in Climate and Energy Technologies was the topic of a panel discussion hosted by New College in Sarasota last night.

Andrew Walker, President and CEO of the New College Foundation, said the panel discussion is part of a series where the college brings innovators of industry and technology to speak with students and the community.

Walker said,"There are innovated companies right here in our own area that people don't even know about."

Nick Gladding of the Florida Energy ...

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Hillsborough BOCC Adopts Juvenile Justice Task Force listen

03/03/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted five-to-one to form the Juvenile Justice Task Force, a concept commissioner Kevin Beckner brought before the board to deal with rampant youth crime. The force will likely consist of law enforcement agencies, related nonprofits, and members of the public. Beckner said that he hopes to keep thousands of at-risk minors from becoming too familiar with the criminal justice system.

[“The whole purpose of this task force is to address ...

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Peaceful Parenting

03/03/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Next, we'll talk about peaceful parenting with three guests. They are: Cindy Walton-McCawley, M.Ed. and her mother, Kathy Walton are co-authors of The Courageous Parent: A selection of Adlerian child-rearing techniques to help parents raise responsible, cooperative children.

Together they are the Founder and Coordinator of Adlerian Child Care Centers, Inc., in Columbia, South Carolina.

Geri Carter, MA, is the author of Parenting Today's Teenager: A Guide to Fostering Democracy, Cooper...

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Genocide in Africa

03/03/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today we’ll hear about the Conflict in the Congo-- in which more than 5 million people have been killed. It’s one of the world’s most under-reported stories. Later we’ll talk with some parenting experts on raising children in a peaceful and productive way.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. All five of the comments were about the last few callers who were urging low income people to go to college and who were defending controversial talk show ho...

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IWC Compromise Would Allow Commercial Whaling listen

03/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The International Whaling Commission is meeting in St. Pete Beach this week to discuss a possible lift of its 1986 ban on commercial whaling. Three of the delegation’s eighty-eight member nations continue to take whales using what some call loopholes in IWC policy. The proposed move has drawn fire from conservationists, and sparked a beach front protest.

Today the IWC began discussions on a compromise that would bring Japan, Iceland, and Norway into compliance by allowing them to whale, ...

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Tampa Celebrates Women's History Month listen

03/02/10 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This morning, Mayor Pam Iorio led a celebration commemorating March as Women’s History Month. Today’s event was shared between the City and MacDill Air Force Base officials, and included awards, live music and motivational speeches. WMNF’s Mark Anderson has more.

Tampa’s 14th annual history month celebration was held in the jam-packed city council chambers, and was focused on how quickly wome...

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