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Post-Oil

07/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Lisa Margonelli, director of the New America Foundation Energy Policy Initiative, looks at the possibilities of the post-oil world. Margonelli has been published in the Atlantic, New York Times Washington Post and many other newspapers. She is the author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum's Long Strange Trip To Your Tank, which was recognized as one of the 25 Notable Books of 2007 by the American Library Association.

Lisa discusses the present situation in ...

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Baseball and Women

07/03/10 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Have you ever heard of Toni Stone? I hadn't until I read Martha Ackmann's book Curveball.

Toni Stone was the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues. She replaced Hank Aaron on the Indianapolis Clowns when he went to the Major Leagues.

Martha Ackmann, a journalist and author who has written for the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and on NPR's Only a Game, talks about Toni's remarkable career. Is baseball a met...

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Hands Around the Skimmers on Fourth of July listen

07/02/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Black Skimmers are birds whose populations are dwindling. These red-billed birds come back every year to nest on Indian Shores and they nest just steps away from the water. But during nesting season their life is tougher in their home.

The biggest enemies of these birds are humans. Michelle Simoneau, a spokesperson for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, says last month a film crew damaged black skimmer nests on Shell Key Island while they were filming. “A helicopter came down really low and...

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Meek supports Constitutional ban on offshore drilling in Florida waters listen

07/02/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In dozens of countries and all fifty states last Saturday, people came together to join Hands Across the Sand to oppose offshore oil drilling and to support renewable energy.

At one event in St. Petersburg, WMNF spoke with U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek who says he supports amending the Florida Constitution to forbid drilling in state waters.

"Well I'm in support of standing with Floridians on this whole issue of offshore oil drilling. It's important that we don't expand it, especi...

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Environmentalists win legal victory against Cypress Creek development listen

07/01/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Environmentalists have scored a victory of sorts in their lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers relating to a Pasco county development. A judge ruled that remediation must occur for some environmental damage that has already occurred in the stalled Cypress Creek Town Center development.

Bev Griffiths is chair of Tampa Bay Sierra Club, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit:

"Yesterday, we received word from our attorney that the judge had ruled a partial ruling in our favor rega...

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Homeless population dismayed as food sharing restrictions continue listen

07/01/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The slumping economy has cost many people their jobs, and some their homes. As the rising homeless population remains a major concern, a report released today says many cities across the U.S. are blocking those who want to help feed those in need.

The report authored by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty shows that nearly two dozen communities nationwide have created ordinances and policies that put restrictions on food sharing. They cited seven cities in Florida – incl...

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Author Stephen Kinzer On The Reasons The US Should Improve Relations With Iran And Turkey

07/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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In his new book Reset (Times Books), award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer argues that the two countries in the Middle East that will be America’s logical partners in the 21st century are Iran and Turkey. They share strategic interests, like a stable Iraq, stable Afghanistan, and stable Pakistan; and their people also share a desire for democratic values. He also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saudi ...

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Volunteers Plant Hope listen

07/01/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The BP oil spill approaching Florida’s shores did not deter the community in St. Pete Beach from continuing its long-term natural beach erosion control project. About 150 volunteers, equipped with gloves and hand shovels, planted 5,000 sea oat seedlings to protect the beach and prevent beach erosion.

Carol Walker says that the sea oat seedlings give her hope. “I did this last year, I have been watching the growth of those we planted last year and it is very exciting to watch. I get involv...

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