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The Author Of The New Book THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN PROSPERITY

06/23/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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The American manufacturing sector is losing jobs. And the service and high tech industries are not faring much better. Our guest today is Clyde Prestowitz, author of the new book THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICAN PROSPERITY: Free Market Delusions, America's Decline and How We Must Compete in the Post Dollar Era (Free Press). Prestowitz calls for a return to policies that drove America's rise to economic supremacy and world leadership from 1800 until 1950. In some ways China, he says, is copying that ...

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Nonprofit, local leaders urge electric car adoption listen

06/22/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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For many, the Gulf crisis is concrete evidence of the urgent need to change the way America powers itself. And the Tampa Bay area may be taking the lead in becoming electric car-friendly.

The day after http://forbes.com dubbed Tampa one of America’s most plug-in ready cities, local leaders met at St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field to kick off an effort to bring electric cars into the mainstream. The effort is part of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s multi-city Get Ready Campaign. Proje...

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St Pete Mayor reacts to Rays threat to leave downtown listen

06/22/10 Kate Bradshaw & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Yesterday, the owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, Stuart Sternberg, warned St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster that the team planned to break its lease of Tropicana Field.

The Rays are seeking permission from the city to alter the contract that currently forbids the team from talking with other municipalities about a new stadium.

Today, WMNF asked Foster about the Rays' future in St. Pete.

previous WMNF coverage of Rays' stadium

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Poor People's March hits Detroit listen

06/22/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Over the past two weeks, WMNF has been documenting the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaigns March to Fulfill the Dream, a 12-week, 24-city march and caravan from the Mississippi Delta to the US Social Forum in Detroit which began today.

A dozen homeless people from the Tampa Bay area are with the march helping to organize a broad-based social movement against poverty led by the poor. WMNF's Kelly Benjamin has been embedded with the march and brings us this report as the campaign e...

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Despite criticism, Adm. Thad Allen optimistic about cleanup listen

06/21/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With a permanent fix to the gusher at the Deepwater Horizon well still at least several weeks out, Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says BP may soon be able to capture as much as 53,000 barrels of crude every day. But unknowns like weather and the ever-increasing estimates of the volume of oil hemorrhaging from the sea bed are dampening BP and the Coast Guard’s message about their recovery effort.

First it was 1000 barrels. Then 5000, a number that increased six-fold last week. Since the e...

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Refugees become citizens at World Refugee Day listen

06/21/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Many local refugees can now call America their true home this week. On Saturday the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force celebrated World Refugee Day with naturalization ceremonies, awards, films, and resettlement services from local refugee organizations in Tampa and Largo.

Waving small American flags, newly naturalized US refugees were declared citizens, some after waiting almost a decade. The Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force is a coalition of the dozens of l...

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Poor People's March tours community gardens in Flint, MI listen

06/21/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A contingent of poor and homeless people from the Tampa Bay area is marching with the Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaigns 12 week, 24 city march from New Orleans to Detroit for the US Social Forum to draw attention to those affected by the recession and foreclosure crisis. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin is embedded with the group and brings us this report from Flint, Michigan:

The Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign rolled into Flint, Michigan this weekend, a city that, along wit...

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Rays owner threatens to move team if new stadium isn't built outside downtown St. Pete listen

06/21/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Tampa Bay Rays are threatening to break their contract with the city of St. Petersburg and are looking to move out of Tropicana Field. Team owner Stuart Sternberg made that announcement this morning after he met with St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster.

The Rays signed a contract with the City of St. Petersburg that doesn’t expire until 2027. It says the Rays are not allowed to directly or indirectly negotiate for the use of any other facility besides the Trop. But Sternberg insists on moving...

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Dr. Sydell

06/19/10 Carrie Core/Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Dr Sydell, a local African American physician, discusses the effects of stress on disease. She will be particularly referencing stress to her patients and the particular dangers of stress to African American Women.

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Venus Jones

06/19/10 Carrie Core/Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Venus Jones, well known local poet, opens the women' show with an original poem.

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The Gulf: Environmental and cultural extinctions

06/19/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Monique Harden, New Orleans attorney and co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights, talks not only about the environmental crisis caused by the gulf oil explosion but as well the potential cultural extinctions.

Monique talks about the cultural extinction of people who have made their lives in the Gulf for generations. Many of these peoples are descendants of the 1811 Rebellion to End Slavery and are only beginning to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Moniqu...

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National Black Women's Health Imperative

06/19/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, the executive director of the National Black Women's Health Imperative, talks about the major health problems for African American women today.

The National Black Women's Health Imperative-formerly the National Black Women's Health Project-is a leading African American health education, research advocacy and leadership developmental institution. It was founded in 1983 by health activist Byllye Avery and is the only national organization devoted solely to the health o...

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Senate hopeful: 'Give me equal time' listen

06/18/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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At the candidate forum in Sarasota yesterday, the four major candidates for Florida’s open US Senate Seat also fielded questions from reporters. But one of that race’s lesser-known candidates caused a bit of a stir.

When many people think of the race for Florida’s open US Senate seat, they probably think of four people – Governor Charlie Crist, former House Speaker Marco Rubio, US Representative Kendrick Meek, and billionaire investor Jeff Greene. Yet there are several lesser-known...

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Senate hopefuls talk foreign policy listen

06/18/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Yesterday, the four best-known candidates vying for Florida’s open US Senate seat spoke on a number of issues in front of reporters and editors in Sarasota. Along with their usual domestic policy stances, each offered his take on the Middle East.

At a candidate forum dominated by message, it’s not too surprising that the four mainstream Senate hopefuls weren’t spouting anything earth-shattering. Sure, Marco Rubio said the Feds should handle the border. Democrat Jeff Greene said he do...

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Candidates for Governor speak about health reform listen

06/18/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In Sarasota yesterday, three major candidates vying for the governor’s mansion made their cases in front of a roomful of journalists and political junkies. Notably absent was Republican Rick Scott, who said he was busy filling out election paperwork in Tallahassee. The candidates who did show up spoke on a gamut of issues, and health care was front and center.

Democrat Alex Sink said she wouldn’t carry out the lawsuit that Attorney General Bill McCollum brought against the federal gov...

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