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Senate hopeful Kendrick Meek comes to Tampa, talks shop listen

05/03/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As this year’s race for Florida’s open US Senate seat continues to dominate headlines, even the seat’s candidates who haven’t gotten much press are stepping into the spotlight. Democratic US Representative Kendrick Meek was in Tampa Bay this weekend, and he was quick to point out how he differs from one key opponent – the now politically-unattached Charlie Crist.

He stood in the hot sun near the entrance of a small Cuban restaurant in West Tampa. TV cameras and other news media formed a sm...

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Will a huge oil disaster mean less liability for BP? listen

05/03/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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President Barack Obama has repeatedly stressed that BP is responsible for the cost of the cleanup of its oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

The attorneys general of five Gulf states, including Florida’s Bill McCollum, met yesterday and said a formal declaration of responsibility is needed before legal action can take place. They have asked BP to list the legitimate expenses the company will cover.

Governor Crist said Florida would send its bill to BP, who he called the responsible party f...

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Weisberg updates Loop Current models for oil leak reaching Florida Keys listen

05/03/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As WMNF reported a week ago, a USF College of Marine Science oceanographer is concerned that oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak could get into the Gulf Loop Current and impact the Florida Keys and the southeast coast of the state. Professor Bob Weisberg is modeling ocean current patterns and says the loop current is moving northward and could soon be directly over the site of the BP oil disaster.

He doesn’t go as far as Nick Shay, a physical...

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Take Back the Night

05/01/10 Mary Glenney/Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Patty Sanphy, the founder of the Women's Blues Revue, talked about Take Back the Night.

Take Back the Night started nationally to bring awareness and aid to those who have suffered from domestic violence. The concert will take place at Skipper's Smokehouse on Mother's Day, Sunday May 9th from 5 to 9 pm. All proceeds will benefit these domestic violence agencies:Salvation Army DV Program of West Pasco, Sunrise of East Pasco, CASA, The Spring, and the Haven of RCS.

Tickets are available...

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Within-a film

05/01/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Hannelle M. Culpepper is the director of Within, a film which is part of the Nomadic Tendencies Film Festival and the retrospective SIFF Retro which will take place at the Beach Theater in St Pete Beach between Friday,April 30-Sunday May 2.

Within will screen Sat., May 1 at 7:00 pm. It is a film which deals with the nature of evil. Indeed what evil lurks WITHIN?

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Childhood Obesity

05/01/10 Mary Glenney/Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, MD, MPH is currently a professor in the Department of Health Services of the UCLA School of Public Health, and is Co-Director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity.

Dr. Yancey serves on the Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on Childhood Obesity and is a part of Michelle Obama's program to prevent and eradicate childhood obesity in a generation. Dr. Yancey with Kristin Bernert discusses the problems of obesity in children. Kristin Ber...

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Girls Incorporated of Pinellas

05/01/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Renee McInnis is the executive director of Girls Incorporated of Pinellas, a nonprofit agency that provides an empowerment-based program for girls 5-17 in Pinellas county. McInnis talked about some of their innovative programs to inspire girls and to honor National Girls Rights Week, May 3-8.

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