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Michael Ruppert on relation between Deepwater Horizon leak and Peak Oil listen

05/05/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Peak Oil is the concept based on the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached. After that point, the rate of production terminally declines. Predictions vary on exactly what these negative effects will be on modern industrial, agricultural, and transportation systems. But severe increases in the cost of oil and negative effects on the global economy are widely expected. WMNF spoke with Michael Ruppert, investigative journalist and author of two books on Pe...

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Interview With Animal Rights Activist Ric O'Barry

05/05/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest is Ric OBarry who will be speaking tonight at Baywalk Muvico in downtown St. Petersburg at a special screening of the award winning film THE COVE. It's a benefit for the Oceanic Prservation Society.

From his biography: "Ric O'Barry is a Marine Mammal Specialist with the Earth Island Institute. O'Barry has worked both sides of the dolphin street, the first 10 years with the dolphin captivity industry and the past 38 against it.

Working back in the 1960s for Miami Seaquarium, ...

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The Importance Of Filling Out A Will

05/05/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to radioactivity. As many as 60% of two million Americans who pass away each year do not have a valid will. This Saturday morning here at the station from 10am to 12 noon we'll have a free seminar on wills. Our guest is a financial planner- John Elbare, MBA, CFP-- who will be one of the presenters this weekend. FMI:

Florida Philanthropic Advisors, LLC

Phone: 813-949-2979 |

Connect on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/pgcoach

www.pgcoach.org | www.floridagives.org

jelbare@p...

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Castor says BP thinks oil leak could be up to 60 thousand barrels per day listen

05/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday, representatives from three of the companies responsible for the Gulf oil well blow-out — BP, Transocean and Halliburton — held closed-door meetings with some members of Congress.

Tampa-area U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor attended a meeting, and tells us she heard from the companies that there is uncertainty about when the leak will be under ...

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Democratic candidate for US Senate Jeff Greene listen

05/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Much of the media has portrayed the U.S. Senate race as a three-way contest between Crist, Rubio, and Democrat Kendrick Meek. But it’s more complex than that: neither Rubio nor Meek have made it to the general election yet. And there will be many more than three names to choose from in November.

The deadline to qualify for the ballot was noon Friday. According to the Florida Division of Elections website, Rubio will face three other...

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Richard Heinberg on BP oil leak and a post-carbon world listen

05/04/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Richard Heinberg is senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, former advisor to the National Petroleum Council on Peak Oil, and author of several books on ecology and oil depletion.

WMNF asked Heinberg how the Deepwater Horizon spill will effect the Gulf of Mexico.

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Coast Guard holds secret meeting with environmental groups listen

05/04/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The oil slick out in the Gulf may be more than 200 miles from Tampa Bay, but some groups say it’s never to early to be prepared. Today in St. Petersburg the US Coast Guard held a closed-door meeting on how to respond if oil were to reach bay area beaches. Afterward, WMNF talked with several activists, who say that despite the secretive nature of the meeting, the main message was preparedness.

Since the April 20 rig explosion and subsequent oil leak, the flow of information has been heavily...

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BP's track record on safety and are the chemical dispersants harmful to the environment?

05/04/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest on this part of Radioactivity is ProPublica reporter Abrahm Lustgarten who has written about two aspects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: BP’s prior history of accidents and the potential danger of the chemical dispersants being used to break up the oil.

Lustgarten, an award-winning business and environmental reporter, has published two stories in recent days about BP and the oil spill, including Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns on Ap...

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Interview with the new President of the Unitarian Universalists

05/04/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. First up today an interview with Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

He'll be speaking tonight at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater FL 33764.

Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, will lead the service and offer a sermon titled “Religion Beyond Belief,” an introduction to Unitarian Universalist s...

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Legal rights of Deepwater Horizon workers listen

05/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In addition to the environmental disaster caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, there is a human impact as well. Many people were injured and 11 people are missing and presumed dead.

They are: Jason Anderson, Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Gordon Jones, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Blair Manuel, Dewey Revette, Shane Roshto, Adam Weise

But what legal rights do the victims have for tort claims against BP or any of the other companies involved in construction or dril...

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GOP Legislators Craft Their Own Redistricting Amendment listen

05/04/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Voters get ready: another state constitutional amendment is headed for the crowded November ballot. On Friday, the last day of the legislative session, the Florida Senate voted to approve its own redistricting proposal. The bill’s GOP sponsor says it’s needed to “clarify” the two redistricting amendments put forth by the group Fair Districts Florida. But opponents say the effort is nothing short of a power grab designed to gut the citizen ini...

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Local Permaculture

05/03/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Our guests on today’s Sustainable Living program were four local permaculture experts: Andrew Wolfe, a permaculture designer and bee-keeper, was from Pinellas County; Matt Fahy, a former mental health professional and anthropologist, and his partner Robert Segundo, with the permaculture group Hope of Fire located in Pinellas county; also, returning guest to the program, Jim Kolvaleski, a permaculturist in New Port Richey.

Jim has started an open house on Saturdays at his permaculture gard...

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Chemicals used to clean oil spill may have ill effects listen

05/03/10 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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One of the techniques being used by BP to tackle the massive oil spill is the use of chemical oil dispersants such as solvents, and other compounds. They’re used to reduce the effect of oil spills by changing the chemical and physical properties of the oil. However, they are controversial.

On a phone call with reporters today, US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry said the use of such dispersants is unprecedented at the depths they’re being used.

Associate Professor Peter Harrison,...

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Meek talks offshore drilling listen

05/03/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As oil continues to gush into the depths of the Gulf, jeopardizing delicate ecosystems and vital industries, politicians from across the spectrum are decrying offshore drilling. One Florida Democrat and US Senate hopeful says he questioned the practice before opposing offshore drilling was cool.

US Representative Kendrick Meek, a Democrat running for US Senate in a candidate pool that includes Governor Charlie Crist and tea party superstar Marco Rubio, said in Tampa Saturday he has always ...

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Seabird Sanctuary Prepares for Oil Slick Disaster in Tampa Bay listen

05/03/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico moves toward Tampa Bay, volunteers and staff at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary prepare for the worst case scenario.

“We are on standby to assist Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research and we are expected to be called to the triage units. We are still watching the disaster out in the Gulf. I am sure we will feel the effect of this. There are birds out in the Gulf that will end of over here in this area,” Marketing and Public Relations Manager Michelle Sim...

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