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From Solar Cooking to Transitions Communities

05/31/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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On today’s program our first guest was Nathan Parry, a solar cook located in St George Utah . We talked about the history of cooking with the sun and solar oven use in poorer nations. Nathan described different types of solar cookers and their advantages and disadvantages. He recommended cooking anything you could cook in the kitchen on a solar cooker. Personally, I didn’t realize there is a parabolic cooker available for home use (got to get ...

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Fate of Controversial Abortion Bill Still Unknown listen

05/28/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Taking it right down to the wire, Governor Crist met today’s deadline and signed a $70 billion state budget. But a controversial bill was conspicuously missing from his desk. HB1143, pushed through the Republican-controlled legislature at the very end of the session, would require women seeking an abortion to pay for and view an ultrasound image of the fetus prior to having the procedure.

Opponents of the bill are speculating that House ...

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Deepwater Horizon: an international perspective listen

05/28/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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When disaster happens overseas, stricken nations often look to the U.S. to aid in their recovery. One month into its own crisis, the U.S. is starting to get help from other countries in the form of supplies.

Today, WMNF spoke with Mark Toner, a spokesperson for the State Department, the agency that’s facilitating international aid, about what the Deepwater Horizon disaster means within an international conte...

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Greg Palast on BP (Part 1) listen

05/28/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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With Deepwater Horizon hogging international headlines, you may have missed another BP-related oil spill that happened just this week.

On Tuesday, a BP pipeline in Alaska shot 100,000 gallons of crude onto the land. Journalist Greg Palast has been called the most important investigative reporter of our time. ...

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Dr. Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, on hurricanes & oil listen

05/27/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tuesday marks the start of hurricane season, and as you’ve heard, climate scientists say numerous factors are coming together to make for a busy one this time around.

With millions of gallons of oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf each day, forecasters are at a loss as to what all that crude might do to an approaching storm, and how the coast would fare.

Dr. Jeff Masters is co-founder and director of meteorology for Weather Underground. He recently wrote ab...

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Peace activist gives eyewitness account from occupied territories

05/27/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest today is a Pinellas County peace activist, Bettejo Indlicato, who has spent the past several months living in the Palestinian territory that is occupied by Israel.

http://wordsfrompalestine.org/

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Tom Iovino on hurricane preparedness listen

05/26/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As the Governor’s Hurricane Conference draws to a close in Fort Lauderdale, government officials are stressing preparedness ahead of what hurricane experts say will be an especially active hurricane season. They’re predicting fifteen named storms in total, eight of those being hurricanes and four of those being major hurricanes. Pinellas County spokesperson Tom Iovino said today that despite inaccurate forecasts in the ...

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Top Bay Area Attorneys Discuss the Oil Disaster In The Gulf

05/26/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today on Radioactivity: Two prominent local attorneys will discuss the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But first let's hear some provocative comments from former Clinton advisor James Carville about the Obama administration's handling of the crisis.

James Carville appearing this morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

With the oil disaster still occurring in the Gulf we're joined now by two local attorneys who have strong opinions about what to do to address the crisis. Ou...

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Newsweek Columnist Jonathan Alter On President Obama's First Year In Office

05/25/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest this segment is speaking at the Forum Truth event tonight in Sarasota. Jonathan Alter is an award-winning columnist, television analyst and author. Since 1991, Alter has written a widely-acclaimed Newsweek column that examines politics, media and social and global issues. For more than a decade, he has worked as a contributing correspondent to NBC News. His 2006 book, "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope," was a national bestseller. Alter is also an origi...

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Cong. Alan Grayson Introduces His WAR IS MAKING YOU POOR bill

05/25/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Orlando area congressman Alan Grayson has introduced legislation in Washington to cut the funding for two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Here's Grayson announcing his legislation in Congress:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-alan-grayson/the-war-is-making-you-poo_b_585343.html

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Should The Hillsborough County Commission Be Expanded To Provide More Diversity Among Its Members?

05/25/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Should the Hillsborough County Commission be expanded by two members in order to better represent the people of Hillsborough County? Our next guest testified yesterday before the Hillsborough Charter Review Board- saying that Hillsborough County is larger than seven states and that county government needs to better represent its citizens.

Patrick Manteiga is editor and publisher of the newspaper La Gaceta and he argues that the county population is so big that a commissioner elected count...

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NRDC Spokesman talks about his Gulf trip listen

05/25/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to wash ashore on the northern Gulf Coast, those whose livelihoods depend on the area’s natural resources are relying on BP’s response efforts. Bob Deans is a spokesperson for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). He recently returned from a trip to the Gulf. He says when flying over the leak, he saw long ribbons of crude on the Gulf surface...

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Sink: Fed, not BP, should take over cleanup listen

05/25/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is asking President Obama to take control of the Gulf cleanup efforts. In a letter to the White House, Sink asked why small business owners should have to get help from BP in recovering lost revenue. WMNF asked Sink if she was optimistic that the Obama administration would respond.

Sink, a Democrat running for governor, also asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, among others, to brief the state cabin...

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Eve Plews on the WMNF Alternative Health Show

05/24/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Eve Prang Plews, a nutritionist from Sarasota, was the guest on this edition of WMNF's Alternative Health Show

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Voting rights groups file suit against Amendment 7 listen

05/24/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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It was only a matter of time before litigation was filed against the controversial redistricting amendment pushed through by GOP legislators in the final hours of the 2010 session. Last Friday, the League of Women Voters along with the NAACP and Democracia Ahora did just that.

The groups filed suit to have [Amendment 7](http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Florida_Redistricting,_Amendm...

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