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Patients with preexisting conditions helped in new health care law listen

04/06/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The new health care reform law signed last month will not cover all Americans. But one large group will get some relief. Insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. That helps Sharon Williams, whose coverage was dropped after she survived breast cancer 19 years ago.

*They showed me a list of different types of diseases that they covered. And prostate cance...

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Spring Gardening Program

04/05/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Our special guest today on the Sustainable Living program was Tampa’s premier vegetable farmer, Rick Martinez, founder of Sweetwater Organic Farm in West Tampa.

Sweetwater is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm where you can buy food shares from the farm, and volunteer to help grow the vegetables through-out the season. Rick answered a variety of questions from listeners.

Sweetwater is holding an Earth Day event at the farm on Saturday, April 17th, with a lot of farm relat...

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Modern Slavery Exhibit At University of Tampa listen

04/05/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers brought its Traveling Farmworker Museum to the University of Tampa today. The exhibit takes a tough look at forced labor throughout the state of Florida.

Among items on display were chains once used to confine farm laborers, a thirty-two pound bushel of tomatoes, and a heavily-stained button-down work shirt. Sean Sellers of Just Harvest USA asked a small crowd of University of Tampa students what they thou...

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Wikileaks releases video of 2007 US massacre in Iraq listen

04/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a classified video from the U.S. military that shows the killing of over a dozen people in a suburb of Baghdad in July 2007. Two news employees from Reuters were among those killed by the U.S. during the video shot from an Apache helicopter.

“Hotel Two-Six; Crazyhorse One-Eight.”

“Oh, yeah, look at those dead bastards.”

In the nearly three years since the attack, Reuters has been using the Freedom of Information Act to o...

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Connie May Fowler

04/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Connie May Fowler will discuss her latest book HOW CLARISSA BURDEN LEARNED TO FLY. Connie May Fowler is one of Florida's best known and beloved writers-not only Florida, but the countrys as well. As Amy Tan said "If writing is a gift from the muses, the Connie May Fowler has the gifts from ten muses". Tune in and find how Clarissa did learn to fly.

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GUERRILLA MIDWIFE

04/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Deja Bernhardt, the director and producer of Guerrilla Midwife, a film about her remarkable mother. Her mother is the "guerrilla midwife" who has decided that the modern medicalization of the birthing process has impinged on the whole birthing process and the critical bonding of the infant to mother and the world. She has dedicated herself to saving the world one birth at a time; and has given services in some of the most difficult regions of the world. This film is part of the Through Wome...

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GROWN IN DETROIT

04/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Mascha Poppenk, one of the director/producers of the film GROWN IN DETROIT, talks about the reasons and background for the making of this film. This film chronicles one of the most devastated neighborhoods in Detroit by following the students and the teachers of the Catherine Ferguson Academy. Each of the students is either pregnant or the mother of a young child; but in addition to their studies, they are also farmers growing fruits and vegetables and learning the business of agriculture. ...

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Ahead of Time

04/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Zeva Oelbaum, producer of the film AHEAD OF TIME, will discuss this documentary of the remarkable Ruth Gruber. Born in Brooklyn to a Jewish family Gruber became the youngest ever PhD at age 20. Pursuing a career as an international foreign correspondent prior to and during the Second World War she faced both sexism and anti-Semitism and found herself in some of the principle historic moments of the time. The film is part of the Cinema Diaspora:International Perspectives on Jewish Identity w...

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Through Women's Eyes

04/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

UNIFEM, US National Committee Gulf Coast Chapter presents "Though Women's Eyes" at the Sarasota Film festival. "Through Women's Eyes" have partnered with the Sarasota Film Festival to present their films in conjunction with the festival. "Through Women's Eyes" will be screening their films at Hollwood 20 Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11. The films will then be repeated during the week as part of the Sarasota Film Festival. Diane Mason the film coordinator will discuss the films and...

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Sarasota Film festival

04/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Holly Herrick, the Director of Programming for the 2010 Sarasota Film festival will discuss the films and the events for the festival. The festival begins Friday, April 9 at the Van Wetzel Performing Arts Hall and concludes Sunday, April 18. Most of the films will be shown at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 in Sarasota. Go to sarasotafilmfestival.com for more information

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Gelber responds to Sink's call for independent RPOF investigation listen

04/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In an investigation spurred by allegations that former Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) chair Ed Greer steered money into his own business, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said today that state or federal prosecutors should investigate the Florida Republican Party instead of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Attorney General Bill McCollum, a GOP leader, hel...

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Immokalee workers reach deal with Aramark listen

04/02/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has reached an agreement with another food giant to increase wages for tomato pickers. The food service company Aramark will pay an extra penny and a half per pound for tomatoes picked in Florida, and most of that premium will be distributed to the workers. We spoke with Marc Rodrigues with the Student Farmworker Alliance which advocates for the Immokalee workers.

*The c...

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St. Pete Approves Red Light Cameras listen

04/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the St. Petersburg City Council voted to install cameras throughout the city to deter red light runners. They join Hillsborough County, Oldsmar, South Pasadena and Temple Terrace on the short list of local governments that have done so. But some people question whether cash flow, and not public safety, is their ...

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Tampa will not renew waste to energy deal with TECO listen

04/01/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa burns some of its garbage at the McKay Bay Refuse-to-Energy plant to create power. Some of that energy is used to run the plant; the city sells the excess to Tampa Electric.

This morning, Tampa City Council voted unanimously to terminate that agreement with TECO when the current contract expires in August...

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An examination of the Health Care Reform Law

04/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Last week, President Obama signed health care reform legislation into law. And today we'll look at some of the claims and counterclaims about what the new law will do. Our guest is Addisu Demissie, who is the National Political Director For Organizing For America. He began his career as Research Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and he is a graduate of the Yale Law School.

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