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An economist analyzes the European economic crisis

06/15/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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The so-called PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain) countries are undergoing economic hard times. Is the solution to cut government spending? Our next guest says no- it's dangerous to cut government spending during a recession. Our Guest is Mark Weisbrot, PhD. He's co-director of the Center for Economic and policy Research in Washington, DC.

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Update on the BP Oil Disaster

06/15/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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On the first part of today's program- three segments on the BP disaster. First we'll hear from Linda Young who is the director of the Clean Water Network of Florida. She's in the Florida panhandle where she's been an eyewitness to oil washing up on the beaches in the panhandle.

We'll also hear a portion of the audio from a KHOU-TV report which features a BP call-center worker who says that she fielded calls from concerned citizens that were never tran...

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Repower & Oil Spill

06/14/10 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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The Gulf oil spill is on everyone’s mind, and a group started by Al Gore, Repower America, is helping to organize a public meeting about it at the USF St. Pete College starting at 6 PM Tuesday evening. Blake Williams and Lance Orchid, with Repower, joined us to talk about the Gulf disaster, and the solutions Repower is working on. Also, a member of the board of directors of the Florida Wildlife Federation, Ann Vanek Dasovich, joined the program to talk about the Federation’s effort to und...

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Florida Tech researchers: no oil in the Keys listen

06/14/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Bad news in the Gulf may be gushing every day. But researchers on a vessel that returned today from the Keys had some not-so-bad news.

The Florida Panhandle may be reeling from the oil that’s been washing up on its shores for more than a week, but researchers from the Florida Institute of Technology say the Keys are a different story – for now. Here is what Dr. Stephen Wood, a professor of ocean engineering at Florida Tech, says he saw there.

Wood said the research team, which has ...

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40 supporters of Gaza Freedom Flotilla rally in Temple Terrace listen

06/14/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two weeks ago, at least nine activists were killed when Israeli Commandos boarded an aid flotilla that was en route to Gaza last month. Since then, protests and vigils have been taking place all over the world. Around 40 people gathered holding signs and banners during rush hour traffic on Friday in Temple Terrace. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin was there and spoke with Ramsey Kilic, director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Remah Ahmad, a Palestinian woman w...

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Distrurbing the Universe

06/12/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Emily Kunstler talks about her father, William Kunstler, and the making of the documentary she made with her sister Sarah Kunstler: William Kuntsler: Disturbing the Universe.

She gives a historical perspective of her father through his cases and activism which is just as pertinent to the conditions of our time now as then.

The documentary kicks off the POV (Point of View) series on PBS. The series using documentary films examines the myriad experiences of life t...

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Gulf Oil Tragedy

06/12/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

"Mac" McClleland, who is the Mother Jones' human rights reporter, covered Hurricane Katrina and is now back in the Louisiana territory covering the BP Gulf disaster.

"Mac", through her twittering and blogging, was one of the first reporters to show and note the arrival of the oil in the marsh lands. She reported vividly about the efforts of BP to keep any coverage and pictures of the Gulf from getting out. Mac is the author of *For Us Surrender is Out of th...

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Safe Chemicals Act

06/12/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Dr. Anila Jacob, MD, MPH, who is a senior scientist with The Environmental Working Group talks about the Safe Chemicals Act which is being worked on in Congress now.

Introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg in the Senate and Rep. Waxman in the House, the Safe Chemicals act will be an update and revision of the 1976 Toxic Substances Act which has been so dfficult to interpret and enforce.

Of the 83,000 chemcials we deal with today only 200 have been studied, and of that ...

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Planned Parenthood pleased Crist vetos ultrasound and abortion bill listen

06/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today, Governor Charlie Crist vetoed a controversial bill that would have required women seeking an abortion to pay for an ultrasound.

On Twitter, the state’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said “I commend the veto of 1143, the ultrasound bill - Governor Crist did the right thing.” U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek, State Senator Dan Gelber, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida also applauded Crist’s veto.

Barbara Zdravecky is the CEO and President of Planned Par...

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Interfaith rally in support of Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/11/10 Kelly Benjamn & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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WMNF reports from an interfaith rally in North Tampa / Temple Terrace in support of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. It's from a mobile phone so the sound is not optimal.

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Bill Nelson criticizes BP disaster response, research funding listen

06/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In St. Petersburg today Senator Bill Nelson criticized BP for the way it’s been handling the oil disaster response.

Weeks ago, the oil giant had pledged $500 million to fund research on the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Nelson says what they’re now promising is a little different than half a billion.

William Hogarth, Dean of University of South Florida’s College of Marine Sciences, said the ten million will help, but that having institutions from across the globe compete to r...

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Lawton "Bud" Chiles does some old-fashioned politickin' Ybor listen

06/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Last week, the Florida governor’s race got a little more interesting when Lawton “Bud” Chiles III entered the race without party affiliation. Though he’s the son of former governor Lawton Chiles, he’s still somewhat unknown. Today the gubernatorial hopeful was in Ybor City talking about the changes he’d like to see in Tallahassee.

In 1970, then-State Senator Lawton Chiles II walked from the panhandle to the Keys. His son, Lawton “Bud” Chiles III, was sixteen at the time. On...

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Social critic Derrick Jensen on BP oil disaster listen

06/10/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Derrick Jensen is an award winning author, activist, and social critic who has written extensively on the unsustainability of industrial civilization in regards to the natural world. WMNF spoke to him today about the systemic problem of industrialization and the BP oil spill.

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Sink on the oil crisis listen

06/10/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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State CFO and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Alex Sink spoke today about how she's played a key role in handling the Gulf oil disaster.

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Sink not fazed by polls showing Scott ahead listen

06/10/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In November, Floridians will choose their next governor. In a year many say is defined by anti-incumbent sentiment, the polls are now showing voters favoring wealthy yet controversial newcomer Rick Scott, a Republican. But Democratic front runner Alex Sink wants to give whoever else is on November’s ballot a run for their money.

The latest poll shows millionaire medical executive Rick Scott leading his GOP opponent, Attorney General Bill McCollum, 44 to 31 percent. Another poll shows Sin...

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