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The Edge of Dreaming

08/21/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

POV's The Edge of Dreaming plumbs the depths of science, death and dreams. Can dreams predict the future? What happens when a Scottish mother dreams that she will be dead with the year.

Amy Hardie, a documentary director/producer filmmaker who has won several international awards, had such a dream. Hardie is a well-known and respected documentary filmmaker who has worked with some of the top researchers in science, covering such topics ...

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The Citizen Machine

08/21/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Did you ever wonder how corporations and monied interests went from the bad guys in the depression to "citizenship" with the recent Supreme Court decision? Anna McCarthy is an associate professor in the department of Cinema Studies at New York University. She is the author of The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950's America, in which she shows how powerful people used TV programming as a way of imagining american citizenship, and redefined the attitudes of citizens not only t...

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Women's Equality Day Celebration

08/21/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Eleanor Cecil of Hillsborough NOW is going to discuss the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Women's Suffrage.

On Friday, August 27 West Pinellas NOW, in conjunction with Pasco NOW, will be holding an instructional and celebratory event at the UU Church located at 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater Fl. They will be discussing suffrage herstory from 1848 through 1920 when the 19th Amendment-which gave women the right to vote- was finally ratified. The 90th anniversary of Women's Suffrage...

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US House District 11 hopefuls talk foreign policy listen

08/20/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Primary season has hit the final stretch. The Senate and Governor’s Races have captured the spotlight in a big way. But how the race for the US House’s District Eleven seat turns out may offer a key glimpse into the American psyche. Democratic incumbent Kathy Castor faces conservative Democrat Tim Curtis in the primary. He points to today’s grim unemployment statistics as reason to challenge the Washington establishment.

Today all six candidates for the US House’s District Eleven s...

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In Tampa Meek predicts a primary victory listen

08/20/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The primary election is only four days away, but the Democratic race for U.S. Senate is still up for grabs. U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek leads in some polls. But at a campaign stop in Tampa today, Meek says he is confident that he will win on Tuesday and says after he defeats billionaire Jeff Greene, it will make a statement to give him momentum heading into the general election.

Meek shook hands with supporters at the College Hill Library -- one of Hillsborough’s early voting sites...

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US Senate Candidate Jeff Greene rolls into St Petersburg listen

08/20/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In St Petersburg late yesterday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Greene’s message to students was: get an education, don’t give up on yourself and you can be a billionaire just like him.

Greene is criss-crossing Florida in his intense cash-fueled quest for political office. Greene began yesterday pushing green jobs and energy independence in Tallahassee at a natural gas bus facility. In the afternoo...

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USF Latino Scholarship Awards listen

08/20/10 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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USF held its 19th annual Latino Scholarship Awards on its Tampa campus last night. The Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office hosts the event every year in order to ensure diversity on campus.

Odette Figueruelo, an alumnus with a master’s in Spanish opened up the night by explaining just how the program impacted her life. Lissette Campos, ABC’s Action News director of community affairs, continued with a speech on the topic: “education is key”.

“As someone who was told I was...

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Clean energy group calls on PSC to deny "nuclear cost recovery" fees listen

08/19/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A clean energy alliance is urging the Public Service Commission to deny two utility companies’ requests to make consumers pay for nuclear plants that haven’t been built. Two utilities hope for another $200 million in these fees, which the alliance calls unfair.

Right now, Progress Energy customers pay almost $7 a month in nuclear cost recovery fees. Part of what’s collected funds improvements at the Crystal River nuclear plant. But the lion’s share pays for a project that hasn’t ...

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Jeff Greene, candidate for the Democratic Nomination for US Senate

08/19/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest for this half hour is businessman Jeff Greene, who is one of three people vying for the Democratic nomination for US Senate. The election is next Tuesday.

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Will exports lead the US out of the recession?

08/19/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our first guest is Tampa native Frank Sanchez, who received a recess appointment from President Obama to serve as Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce on March 27, 2010. As Under Secretary, Sánchez leads the International Trade Administration which assists in the development of U.S. trade policy in the global economy. He formerly was a candidate for Mayor and Congress here in Tampa. We'll talk about exports, China, free trade agr...

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Oil spill forum tries to answer next steps for Florida listen

08/19/10 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Now that the BP oil well has been capped, what are the next steps for Florida? The 2nd in a series of Oil Spill Forums at St. Petersburg College Seminole campus brought together government and BP representatives to discuss the next steps.

It has been a month since oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf, but uncertainty over the future remains. Ray Dempsey, the public affairs and government relations officer for BP in Florida, said that though the oil has stopped, BP will continue to clean ...

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Groups educating about saving manatees listen

08/19/10 Sadia Ahmed
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Manatees have been living in Florida waters for thousands of years. But these gentle mammals have been placed on the endangered species list, in part because of their alarming decrease in numbers over the last 100 years.

Save the Manatee Club was founded in 1981. The club’s director of Science and Conservation, Kay Trip, says the club is a key player in manatee protection.

“Well, our organization, Save the Manatee Club, has several main focuses. W...

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Activist wants Hillsborough to forbid pet owners from keeping their animals chained outside listen

08/19/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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5 January 2010 update: Hillsborough County wants you to weigh in online

Should Hillsborough County forbid pet owners from keeping their animals chained outside? One community activist, Barbara LaPresti, is gathering signatures to present the County Commission in support of an anti-tethering ordinance.

“The petition is calling for Hillsborough County Board of Commiss...

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Rick Scott dodges tough questions at Tiger Bay listen

08/18/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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There are two things everyone knows about GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott. One, he’s launched a vicious ad campaign against primary opponent Bill McCollum, whom Scott is calling a political insider. Two, a company he headed paid a record $1.7 billion in fraud settlements. A third thing came to light today when Scott spoke at a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting in St. Petersburg– he’s just as deft at staying on message as the career politicians against whom he rails.

That was part ...

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Hillsborough County to study cell towers listen

08/18/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillsborough County Commission is creating a committee to study rules regulating cell phone towers. Interim County administrator Mike Merrill predicts the study group created today will cost about $50,000.

Commissioner Mark Sharpe asked Merrill about the scope of the wireless communication towers committee.

Carrie Grimail is a concerned citizen who wants the county to make it more difficult for cell towers to be built near schools and neighborhoods.

The motion by Kevin Beckner to...

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