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Two top Fla. politicans weigh in on offshore drilling listen

04/26/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week, the Obama Administration said the oil leak in the gulf will not sway its support for expanded offshore drilling. While President Obama hopes to include it in his energy policy, not all Washington Democrats are on the same page. This morning, WMNF’s Kate Bradshaw spoke with Florida U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson about his position on drilling for oil in Florida’s waters.

The spill currently sits thirty miles off the shore of...

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Florida CFO Alex Sink on GOP credit card scandal listen

04/26/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, is running for governor. Today, we asked the Democrat about how her race might be affected by the credit card scandal rocking the Republican Party of Florida.

*Well, it’s pretty outrageous. And the idea that donors were contributing to the Republican Party of Florida, and basically, much of the money was spent to finance trips and other personal perks for those office-holders as well as...

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State House moves bed tax bill forward listen

04/23/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The State House is poised to pass a bill that some say could affect local governments to the tune of over $20 million. It has to do with the tourist development – or bed – tax. Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, a Republican from Palm Beach, explained it.

Rep. Jimmy Patronis, ...

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Florida GOP will release all credit card records listen

04/23/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Democratic Party of Florida spokesperson Eric Jotkoff reacts to the state GOP credit card scandal and news that Republican Party of Florida will release all of its American Express statements from the three years Jim Greer was chair.

*Over the course of the last several years, we’ve seen Republican politicians like Marco Rubio and [Dean Cannon](http...

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Senator Nelson calls for investigation of oil drilling safety listen

04/23/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for an investigation into safety of offshore oil rigs.

His letter comes after an explosion earlier this week that sank a drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. Eleven workers are still missing.

In the letter, Nelson says the accide...

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Two Hillsborough Commissioners square off on transit listen

04/22/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today in Sun City Center, two Hillsborough County commissioners cordially debated one of the biggest issues the county’s voters may face in November: a penny sales tax increase to fund transit. And the area’s residents – mostly retirees – didn’t go easy on them.

Commissioners Mark Sharpe and Al Higginbotham didn’t budge on their staunch yet wildly divergent positions on a sales tax increase that would fund rail, road improvements, and a...

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Tampa Council wants ordinance allowing fewer digital billboards listen

04/22/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Will Tampa allow digital billboards in the city? That question could have been answered this morning, but was put off by City Council until May.

The city’s legal staff presented Council with 481 pages of documentation related to a proposed billboard ordinance. If passed, it would allow companies to erect digital billboards if they remove some traditional billboards. But Council member Mary Mulhern is not interested in the swa...

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FCC hears from experts, community listen

04/21/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission held a workshop at the University of South Florida that explored the ups and downs of media cross-ownership. The commission’s possible lift on its limit of how many outlets one company can own in a city did not go over well the audience.

The chairs at USF’s Marshall Center auditorium were sparsely populated, but the passion among attendees was big. Dozens gave public testimony on the virtues of local media. Port Richey resident Mark Scode...

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USF St. Pete, Dali Museum Celebrate Earth Day listen

04/21/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Have you ever seen a teal bee? Their brilliant metallic bodies look like something out of a storybook. There were several on USF’s St. Pete campus today, thanks to Sarasota County agriculture expert Robert Kluson. He was on campus for a weeklong Earth Day Celebration, and said there was another place you can find the unusual-looking insects.

Kluson was one of several demonstrators set up on the freshly-minted greenspace at the heart of the campus. Briton Cleveland, president of the schoo...

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Stetson College of Law Targets Elder Crime listen

04/21/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida’s elderly are suffering abuse from all directions: family members and sneaky neighbors steal their money and valuables; cyber-thieves scam elderly for their pass-codes; crafty telemarketers trick the elderly into charging bogus goods and services onto their credit cards. Yesterday, Stetson University College of Law hosted its Elder Consumer Protection Expo to help seniors arm themselves against crime and abuse.

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GOP State Senator Mike Haridopolos Weighs In on Florida Innocence Commission listen

04/21/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As WMNF reported last night, thanks in part to the efforts of the man poised to become the state's next Senate President, Florida is a step closer to the formation of an Innocence Commission which would investigate the causes of wrongful conviction and come up with ways to prevent it from happening in the future.

Last month Republican Senator Mike Haridopolos successfully pushed through a Senat...

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Live report from FCC hearings on media ownership listen

04/20/10 Seán Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Federal Communications Commission is conducting public hearings today at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

The hearings deal with loosening media cross-ownership rules that currently forbid one company from owning a television station and a newspaper in the same market in most cases.

WMNF is carrying the FCC hearings live on our HD 3 Channel The Source and on Bulls Radio HD 2 until they end, which is scheduled to be 7:30 pm.

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A Tale Of Two Movements: The Poor People's Movement and the Tea Party

04/20/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear from two different political movements- the Tea Party protesters and a movement of low and moderate income people. First up we'll hear from Cheri Honkala who is the National Coordinator for the poor [People's Economic Human Rights] Campaign (http://www.economichumanrights.org). She's taking part in a march from New Orleans to Detroit. Honkala will be in St. Petersburg beginning Thursday (FMI 727...

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North Carolina Judge Urges Florida to Establish Innocence Commission listen

04/20/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Little has been done by state leaders to deal with the disturbing fact that at least a dozen people since the 1980’s have spent hundreds of years between them falsely imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. But that could soon change, thanks in part to former American Bar Association President Sandy D’Alemberte and Republican Senator Mike Haridopolos.

In December, D’Alemberte [petitioned](http://blo...

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Tampa Bay Transit

04/19/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Our guests today were Bob Lasher, Manager of Public Relations with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), Katherine Eagan, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART Line), and Sandi Moody with the Bay Area Commuter Service (BACS). The conversation focused on efforts to bring high speed rail to the Bay Area, summer student discounts, lack of funding for bus services, and how to get services changed to suit your needs. Ms. Moody talked about our area’s ride share services;...

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