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NOW National Convention

07/10/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

J.B.Starr from the Pinellas National Organization of Women (NOW) chapter will talk of the activities at the recently completed National NOW meetings in Boston. She will discuss the resolutions adopted and the most important issues.

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Dr. Joanne Waugh

07/10/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Dr. Joanne Waugh, acting Chair of the USF Philosophy Department, will be the featured speaker at the monthly Salon. Her topic is:The Feminist Philosophy. Dr. Waugh's interest in feminist philosophy led to her serving as co-editor of Hypatia from 1995-1998 and of Feminist Doing Ethics (2002).

This month's Salon will be Thursday, July 15 at 8 pm at the Sacred Grounds Coffee House 4819 E. Busch Blvd in Tampa.

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Riki Ott on the gulf oil spill

07/10/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Riki Ott, Ph.D. and fisher woman, updates us on the conditions in the Gulf.

Riki has a Ph.D. in marine biology with an expertise in oil pollution, and gives a troubling account of her observations in and around the Gulf. How serious are the health effects of the oil leak? Are we being told the truth?

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Public fireworks rained out on St. Pete Beach listen

07/09/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Despite the rainy weather, several people came to watch the public fireworks on St. Pete Beach on Independence Day. But they were up for a surprise. Fireworks did not light up the sky this time. The city sponsored light show was canceled in the last minute due to safety reasons after the fireworks operators concluded it was not safe to carry out the show in the rain.

St. Pete Beach public firework displays on Independence Day have been rare in the last couple of years. This year, says St. ...

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Gov Crist calls special session to ban oil drilling in Florida waters listen

07/08/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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"I feel a compelling duty to protect Florida. I'm going to be governor for about six more months, and I think I would not be doing my duty as governor if I didn't call for this special session."

This afternoon, Florida Governor Charlie Crist announced that he is calling the state Legislature back into a special session later this month. At a press conference, Crist said he hopes they will draft a state Constitutional amendment that, if passed by voters in November, would ban fossil fuel d...

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Congressman Kendrick Meek on his Candidacy for the Democratic US Senate Nomination

07/08/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Coming up an interview with Congressman Kendrick Meek -- one of the Democrats who is running for his party’s nomination for the open US senate seat in Florida. But first a listener comment about yesterday’s interview with the chair of the Florida Public Service Commission- Nancy Argenziano. Argenziano says that the giant utility companies have too much influence over who gets to serve on the PSC. Here’s what one listener had to say.

Our next guest is Congressman Kendrick Meek from S...

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Chemicals from fertilizer, household products impact Bay Area water listen

07/08/10 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Large algae blooms can be the result of excessive nitrogen and phosphorus running off of agricultural fields and lawns into waterways. They deplete oxygen and harm fish, shrimp and other aquatic life. Pinellas and Sarasota Counties have outlawed fertilizers on residential lawns during the summer because of the harmful effect excessive fertilizer use has on the marine environment. Sierra Club representative Phil Compton says Hillsborough must follow suit.

“Scientists tell us as much as ...

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Latest on Tampa Police Shootings listen

07/07/10 Mike Frier
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In the ongoing police investigation of the two slain Tampa Police Officers, attention is now being focused on an employee of the Tampa Police Department who may have known where the suspect was hiding.

At a downtown press conference this morning, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor says that police are now looking to see who provided shooter Dontae Morris with assistance.

"Monday morning the investigators were back on the case, and are relentlessly tracking down Dontae Morris' every move fr...

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Florida Public Service Chair Nancy Argenziano on the Power Of Special Interests Over the PSC

07/07/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our next guest is a former state legislator and now the chair of the Florida Public Service Commission - Nancy Argenziano.

Yesterday she called on Gov. Charlie Crist to disband the state panel that helps pick members of the utility regulating board or maybe even eliminate the PSC itself and “have the legislature do what it essentially does now anyway: dictate results.”

Consumer advocates raised questions about the PSC nominating council last week after it refused to include Argenzi...

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Former Congressman Jim Davis Talks About Improving Local Transportation

07/07/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today—Do customers have a voice on the Florida Public Service commission?- the commission that sets, among other things, our electric rates. We’ll hear from outspoken Commissioner Nancy Argenziano—who says the giant utility companies now are on the verge of controlling the PSC on the second part of today's program.

But first, former Congressman Jim Davis. Jim Davis serves on the executive committee of Moving Hillsb...

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Former Congressman Jim Davis Talks About Improving Local Transportation

07/07/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today - Do customers have a voice on the Florida Public Service commission?- the commission that sets, among other things, our electric rates. We’ll hear from outspoken Commissioner Nancy Argenziano who says the giant utility companies now are on the verge of controlling the PSC.

But first, former Congressman Jim Davis. Jim Davis serves on the executive committee of Moving Hillsborough Forward, a grassroots coalition of...

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Cuban underground leader hopes the oil spill could ease the embargo. listen

07/07/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Manuel Yepe was a speaker at the 3rd International Che Guevara Conference in Vancouver last weekend. Yepe is a journalist and professor at the Superior Institute of International Relations of Havana, and worked directly with Che Guevara.

Yepe was a leader of the underground Movement in Matanzas July 26, leading up to the the Cuban revolution. The US has refused to recognize the revolutionary government, but Yepe hopes the threat of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill may potentially ...

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Documnentary filmmakers discuss new film on BP oil disaster in Southern Louisiana

07/06/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up an interview with Loyola University (Chicago) film makers Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin. they are making a documentary on southern Louisiana, "Veins in the Gulf." The documentary features Louisiana poet (and former University of Tampa professor) Martha Serpas who has served as their guide and narrator for the last eight years as they talk with Estuary program directors, musicians, writers, local politicians, and radio hosts who have worked to save the southern Louisiana coastli...

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A firsthand look at the oil spill from aboard a US Coast Guard plane listen

07/06/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As oil from the underwater geyser has now reached all five of the Gulf states, the Coast Guard monitors the scope of the spill. WMNF took off from the US Coast Guard Clearwater Air Station last Saturday to get a look at how close the spill is to reaching more of Florida’s coastline.

As Florida defends its coast from approaching oil, the US Coast Guard is working every day to monitor the location of the spill. One local crew has been assigned to...

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Oil Spill Fundraiser Fills A Bus listen

07/06/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The oil spill is bringing the community in Madeira Beach together. On Saturday afternoon a yellow school bus full of paper towels, water, birdcages and dishwashing liquid was ready to depart to the Panhandle to help with the oil spill cleanup. And community members keep dropping off more donations at a benefit concert. All of this happens because organizer Jerry Hawk decided to start a month-long fundraiser instead of yelling at the television screen.

“ I thought it is a good idea for ...

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