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New Website Determines the Facts Of Florida Politics

03/02/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll hear from two reporters with the new Politifact Florida project.

But first, some listener comments about last Thursday’s call-in show following our live coverage of the President’s town hall summit meeting on health care.

The St. Petersburg Times and the Miami Herald this week launched an expansion of the Times’ Pulitzer Prize-w...

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The Hillsborough County Charter Review Board met last night in Tampa listen

03/02/10 Rob Piccirillo
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last night, the 2010-2011 Hillsborough County Charter Review Board met at County Center in downtown Tampa. The meeting was just the first in a series to be held this year in order to conduct a comprehensive study of all phases of county government. WMNF’s Rob Piccirillo reports.

In September 1983, Hillsborough adopted Home Rule Charter, but it wasn’t until 1985 that Charter government went into effect. Two years later, the fi...

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HART Board Mulls Transit Tax Ballot Language listen

03/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Board today mulled over how it will propose a sweeping transit overhaul to voters in November. The ballot question will ask Hillsborough voters whether they want to fund the multi-billion dollar project which includes light rail, bus line and road improvements with a one percent sales tax increase.

Supporters say this would change the way Tampa Bay commutes - possibly good news for a region recently voted worst in the nation...

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Publix refuses to negotiate with farmworker coalition listen

03/01/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomato pickers are still lobbying for better wages for farm workers in operations they call modern-day slavery. Last Saturday Tampa residents including University of South Florida students and people of faith protested in front of a Publix supermarket because it has not agreed to work with Florida tomato pickers to end a range of alleged exploitations in its supply chain.

*What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! What do we want? Justice! When do we wan...

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USF St. Pete environmental activist lobbies Senators in DC listen

03/01/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Megan Demchar is a student majoring in environmental science and policy at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg who has taken environmental activism to a new level. She recently won a contest that gave her the opportunity to lobby senators in Washington, D.C., about climate change.

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