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Beyond sustainablility

10/31/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Today's program was about the Beyond Sustainability Conference November 3 & 4 at the HCC and University of Florida campus in Plant City. 0ur guests were the lead consultant Sharon Joy Kleitsch, Cory Brennan a permaculture designer, and Stuart Valentine president of a socially responsible investment company. "This Conference integrates traditional presentations with opportunities to drive deeper into topics you care about and to learn from others' b...

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UN says world's population has reached 7 billion

10/31/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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The UN says the world's population crossed the 7 billion mark today. Although US demographers say the milestone will not be reached for several more months, what's clear is that the world's population is rising dramatically. The world reached the 6 billion mark just 12 years ago. Joining us to talk about the rapidly growing world population is Brian Dixon a Vice President for Media and Government Relations with Population Connection, the group was former...

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Occupy Tampa protester arrested Saturday for trespassing in the park listen

10/31/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This weekend another protester with Occupy Tampa was arrested. Tampa Police have now arrested 12 occupiers in total. 55-year-old diabetic Christopher Villanueva was arrested at 3 in the afternoon on Saturday for trespassing in Curtis-Hixon Park. He has posted bond, and was released an hour ago. Although he used to work, he has been homeless and unemployed since an assault left him wi...

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Occupy Sarasota: protesters' impatience grows as movement continues to organize listen

10/31/11 Doug Driscoll
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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While Occupy Sarasota continues to organize at their weekly protests, some protestors would like to see the movement’s growth and actions pick up the pace. In the meantime, on Saturday small groups of protesters gathered for intense discussions about specific problems and solutions.

Approximately 60 protestors braved the rain to attend the General Assembly, where plans for the Transfer Your Money March were discussed. Protestors will march to banks around downtown Sarasota this Saturda...

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AbUSed: Film depicts largest raid on undocumented immigrants in US history

10/31/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Coming up today we'll meet film maker Luis Argueta. His film is AbUSed: The Postville Raid about the largest, most expensive immigration raid in the history of the United States. It reveals the effects of enforcement policies on families, children and communities. It also serves as a cautionary tale against government abuses of the rule of law, the constitution and labor rights. Luis Argueta joins us live.

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Red-light cameras in Tampa: safety or intrusion? listen

10/31/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The private company American Traffic Solutions administers Tampa’s new red-light cameras. The warning period ends Monday; beginning Tuesday, the city will issue $158 citations for red-light violations caught on tape. According to the city, nearly 4,000 warnings have been issued this month from the 24 cameras in Tampa. But people differ on whether they’re a good or bad thing for drivers.

The intersection safety cameras were proposed to reduce red-light running and collisions. They were ...

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Awake the State gears up for 2012

10/28/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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Over the last few months working and middle class families in this state have been feeling the devastating effects of the last legislative session. Thousands of jobs have been cut, programs aimed at helping those most in need in Florida have been reduced or completely eliminated, and the attack on teachers and other state workers is unprecedented. And it’s not over yet. The start of the 2012 session in January is just around the corner, and with a projected budget deficit for the coming fi...

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Three members of Occupy Tampa arrested Friday; Protesters say video disputes battery charges listen

10/28/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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At about 3 o’clock this morning the Tampa Police Department arrested three protesters from the Occupy Tampa movement on the sidewalk in front of Curtis Hixon Park. WMNF’s Josh Holton reports, video shows Corporal L.J. Miles and about a dozen police told the group to remove newly-erected tents, and arrested the first of three protesters, Karel Soucre.

Protester Samantha Bowden said Soucre is originally from Venezuela. She said he is seeking political asylum in the U.S. He has visited th...

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Scientists and journalists discuss collaboration listen

10/28/11 Jean Henry Telcy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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About 80 people listened to leaders in journalism and science discuss the relationship between media and the scientific establishment in this event co-hosted by the University of South Florida. One of the organizers was Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, an alliance aimed at “making research to improve health a higher national priority.”

According to Claudia Dreifus, interviewer for the science section of the New York Times, th...

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Extremism in the Civil Rights Era listen

10/28/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The civil rights era was at its peak from 1955 to 1968 and during this time many events occurred that continue to affect citizens world wide. WMNF’s Atecia Robinson reports from the Tampa Bay History Center, where Clive Webb presented his ideas on this era through his book Rabble Rousers: The American Far Right in the Civil Rights Era.

In ...

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In Tampa Marco Rubio defends his characterization of parents' flight from Cuba listen

10/27/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio made his first official trip to the Tampa Bay Area today. The purpose of his visit was to field questions from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce about policy in Washington D.C., but he came under fire for the ongoing scandal surrounding inconsistencies in his life story.

The second sentence of Marco Rubio’s biography posted on...

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Two more Occupy Tampa detentions; police make them remove all belongings listen

10/27/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Monday morning update: there were three arrests early this morning and we'll bring you a full report at 4pm. In the meantime here's one eyewitness report from OpenLetterNews.org.

Thursday afternoon update from Occupy Tampa: "Alex Schlegel and Daiquiri Jones, the two occupiers who were detained this morning ... The two were released but their charges WERE NOT dropped."

There...

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Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory

10/27/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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On the first part of today's program we'll talk with comedian and social activist Dick Gregory. Gregory is an Army veteran, a former postal worker. He began doing stand up comedy in the early 1960's and got a career boost when Hugh Hefner hired him to work at the Chicago Playboy Club. During his career he was among the most topical comedians of the 1960's. He's number 82 on Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. In 1968 he ran for President as a write-in candidate of the ...

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Occupy Tampa cleans up the park some people now call home listen

10/27/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Occupy Tampa protesters decided to do their part to keep up Curtis Hixon Park where they’ve been occupying for almost a month now. Yesterday the group took to scrubbing stained concrete and picking up trash around the park.

Megan Estenfeld introduced herself as a mom, mostly because she is one, but also because she thinks it is important to tidy up the place more and more people are ret...

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Foreclosure tips and tricks from a professional listen

10/27/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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More than 7 million homes are in the midst of foreclosure proceedings nationwide and many residents in the Tampa Bay area are feeling the effects. A foreclosure attorney spoke to about 20 people last night at an information forum for homeowners.

According to a study by the Center for Housing Policy, one in every ten homes in large metropolitan areas is seriously delinquent on ...

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