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Congressional committee grills rig execs listen

05/12/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked the heads of four corporations what went wrong at the Deepwater Horizon rig site on April 20. Their answer, for the most part, was that they don’t know. Rep. Henry Waxman grilled them on an equipment test failure that had occurred just hours ahead of the rig explosion. [U.S. Rep. Peter Welch](http://w...

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Crist meets with BP in St Pete on oil disaster listen

05/12/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Gov. Charlie Crist has asked BP for more than thirty-four million dollars so the state can cover the costs of a marketing blitz to convince visitors the state’s beaches are still clean.

Crist met with representatives from BP, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies at the St. Petersburg unified command center this afternoon. But Crist says BP has not responded to his request to fund the [VISIT FLO...

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Facing protests Crist will not say whether he will veto ultrasound bill listen

05/12/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Protesters will gather Thursday in Sarasota and St. Petersburg to ask Gov. Charlie Crist to veto a controversial abortion bill passed by the state Legislature. It requires women seeking an abortion to first view an ultrasound of their fetus, and restricts private health insurance from offering abortion coverage.

On Wednesday, WMNF asked Crist whether he would veto or sign the controv...

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Although he is registering as independent Crist is happy GOP convention coming to Tampa listen

05/12/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Before the announcement, Gov. Charlie Crist said he was happy the Republican National Convention is coming to Tampa. That’s despite his plans to switch his voter registration from Republican to no party affiliation today.

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How Strong Is Government Regulation Of The Oil Industry?

05/12/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest today, Kris Hundley, a staff writer for the St. Petersburg Times, wrote an article carried in the paper last weekend which says that the oil industry is so powerful that it is able to delay meaningful regulation of the oil industry- even after calamities such as the Exxon Valdez disaster. I spoke with her earlier today.

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Gulf Restoration Network responds to BP oil disaster listen

05/11/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As thousands of gallons of oil continue to spew from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico and begin to creep toward Florida's coastline, environmental groups that have fought against offshore drilling for years are scrambling to take action to protect the coasts. WMNF spoke with Joe Murphy, the Florida director of the Gulf Restoration Network about what his grou...

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Pinellas Commissioners mull $8 fee for Fort De Soto listen

05/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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It may be one of the best escapes from urban life Tampa Bay has to offer, but Fort De Soto Park can’t escape the ravages of the “Great Recession.”Today, the Pinellas County Commission considered adopting an entry fee at the popular beach destination.

Tonia Reed lives in Tampa. She works ten days out of the month. When she’s not on the clock, she’s here fishing.

Right now, driving to Fort De Soto costs most ...

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The Philosophy Of Nelson Mandela

05/11/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned in South Africa for 27 years for opposing the apartheid regime, and who later became democratic South Africa’s first elected President, is a hero, revered throughout the world.

The tenets that have guided his life and shaped his journey are now compiled in a book called Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage by Richard Stengel, editor of TIME magazine.

For almost 3 years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South Afr...

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Sink still wants answers from BP on oil disaster listen

05/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist asking for a special legislative session on oil drilling. Also today, Crist said he wants to call a special session to consider a constitutional ban on oil drilling in state waters within the next two weeks.

The state’s chief financial officer, Alex Sink, also favors a special session. She also wants answers from [BP](...

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The suffering begins on the Gulf Coast listen

05/10/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oily tar balls are rolling into the pristine bayous and islands ...

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Chemical oil dispersants may harm environment listen

05/10/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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BP has reportedly begun to continually spray oil dispersant at the site of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout at an unprecedented depth. That the impact of these chemicals is not well known, but they could be hazardous.

Since the April 20 blast sent millions of gallons of oil gushing into the gulf, BP has unloaded at least 372,000 gallons of dispersant into the water. Researchers say the effec...

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BP says chemical dispersants will not be used near shore listen

05/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Oil washed up on the shores and marshes of Louisiana over the weekend as the Deepwater Horizon well continued to gush out of control.

On Saturday a BP containment box failed because it was clogged by ice hydrates. BP is seeking permission to use methanol to keep the slush from forming when a new containment box is deployed.

BP says the ongoing leak has cost the company $350 million so far.

David Nagle, head of BP’s Washington office, said the $75 million liability for economic damage...

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Sink comments on her UCF - USF gaffe listen

05/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The state’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, made a faux pas when speaking at the graduation ceremony at the University of Central Florida (UCF) on Friday. Sink now has to explain her embarrassing mix-up where she referred to UCF as USF. She was booed by UCF students when she referred to the school by the initials of its cross-state rival, the University of South Florida (USF). By the following day, Alex Sink attempted to gracefully brush off the gaffe.

“Well, I had an unfortunate slip...

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Alex Sink supports special session on drilling ban and ethics reform listen

05/10/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, told WMNF on Saturday that she supports a special legislative session on ethics reform and on a constitutional amendment to ban fossil fuel drilling in state waters. Sink was in St. Petersburg for a meeting with officials from BP about their oil blowout in the Gulf.

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What can you do?

05/08/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Michelle Simoneau, marketing and PR Director for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, which is the largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the United States, discussed the status and needs of the sanctuary. The needs which are particularly urgent now with the oil spill in the Gulf are: linens, kennels, towels, sheets, Dawn Detergent, paper towels, bottled water, Gatoraid and money.

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