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Occupy Tampa anticipates showdown Thursday night listen

11/30/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Today we spoke about developments this week at Occupy Tampa. As you heard on our newscast, the group protested outside a Mitt Romney fundraiser Tuesday night at the Tampa Museum of Art. Some people, including one of our guests Bill Livsey, got inside and mic-checked the gathering.

Our other guest, Ashley Perry has been arrested for trespassing in a downtown ...

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FL Sen. Jack Latvala defends new Senate redistricting map proposals listen

11/30/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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He’s a moderate Republican, but State Senator Jack Latvala says he’s anything but liberal. He was the keynote speaker at today’s Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, and the newly proposed Senate redistricting maps may have him scouting Pinellas County for a new district.

About a decade ago Latvala termed out of the state senate, and in the 2010 midterm elections became the first politician to go back for new seat after doing so. He said that he r...

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Interview with Obama For America press secretary Ben LaBolt

11/30/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today we'll talk with Ben LaBolt, the press secretary for "Obama For America" the organization that is working to re-elect President Obama. Later we'll open the phone lines to get your comments about the presidential campaign and other issues.

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Occupy Tampa mic-checks Mitt Romney fundraiser in Tampa listen

11/30/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last night six members of Occupy Tampa were kicked out of a Mitt Romney fundraiser at the Tampa Museum of Art. Outside about 100 fellow protesters shouted the word "shame" when they saw hired security forcefully eject the would-be infiltrators.

The suggested donation for the private fundraiser was $2,500, but when Occupy Tampa’s protesters found out that they could pay anything they could afford to ...

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Tampa denies request from occupiers for right to assemble with tents listen

11/30/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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On Tuesday Tampa officials denied a request by Occupy Tampa protesters to be allowed tents, tables and other items within a park. The protesters have been sleeping on the sidewalk in front of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for more than 7 weeks now.

On Tuesday about a dozen Occupy Tampa members hand delivered a petition with 600 signatures they say is a formal request to accommodate their First Amendment right to peaceably assemble. Mayor Bob Buckhorn was not in when the group arrived, but ...

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World AIDS Day wellness fair Thursday in Pinellas County listen

11/30/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Thursday is the 23rd Annual World AIDS Day. The Pinellas County HIV/AIDS Prevention Partnership is holding a wellness fair.

Lisa Cohen, HIV/AIDS Program coordinator for the Pinellas County Health Department says the event will promote awareness by providing resources open to the public.

“This year we’re observing the 30th year since AIDS was first reported. We’re providing free health screenings, flu vaccines, HIV, STD ...

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Hillsborough's Commission on the Status of Women wants more collaboration to help female veterans listen

11/29/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida has the third highest population of veterans in the country and the percentage of women veterans is growing. Today the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women discussed ways the county can reach out to help those women return to civilian life.

Five percent of female veterans are homeless. That is according to Larri Gerson. She’s the Veteran claims examiner for the [Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs](http://w...

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New study shows health insurance premiums rising sharply

11/29/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Last week the Commonwealth Fund released a new report which reveals that premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance plans have increased by 50 percent from 2003 to 2010. The report presents a state-by-state analysis of employer-sponsored family health insurance costs between 2003 and 2010—before the Affordable Care Act was passed.

Health insurance costs are outpacing family income growth in every state in the country, out-of-pocket costs are...

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Rain doesn't deter USF St. Pete students from rallying against tuition hikes listen

11/28/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Public college students across the state are experiencing sharp increases in tuition costs. An organization called Fight Back Florida is organizing protests at seven different universities this week. Today, students at University of South Florida St. Petersburg rallied to end tuition hikes.

Despite the rainy weather, organizers came out to make sure students knew about the 15 percent boost to the...

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Occupy Tampa arrests at 31; Black Friday shoppers mic-checked listen

11/28/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two more Occupy Tampa members were arrested for trespassing last Wednesday night. Daniel Walford was arrested at the amphitheater on the west side of Kiley Garden, where he said police singled him out.

Eyewitnesses say they were surprised to see that even with such [a large crowd gathered to see the musical and poetic performances by local artists](https://www.facebook.com/events/2774678889...

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Black Friday Madness And The Origins Of FOX News

11/25/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Coming up today we'll discuss Black Friday and the way Americans are being urged to shop. But first I want to play back a bit of a segment played last night on MSNBC regarding the origins of FOX News -- which can be traced back to the Nixon administration. Here's Chris Hayes from MSNBC last night.

I also want to play a segment of a video in which people in North Ca...

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Tampa area food pantries face greater demand, fewer donations listen

11/23/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Many families will be spending the Thanksgiving holiday at home with family for a traditional dinner. The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County estimates more than 17,000 people are on the county streets without a home every night, including this holiday weekend.

With the slumping economy, many of the area’s homeles...

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Saturday NASA launch: Potential radioactive risks to an unknowing population listen

11/23/11 Doug Driscoll
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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NASA plans to launch the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity as early as Saturday. The mission will place a rover on the surface to search for signs of environmental and chemical conditions that may have supported microbial life. However, in the search for life on other planets, there may also be some risk to life right here on earth.

Curiosity will include 10.6 pounds of Plutonium 238, a relatively “hot” synthesized isotope used for propulsion and heating purposes. [Karl Grossman](http://...

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A conversation between Occupy Tampa and Tea Party activists

11/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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We present a discussion between members of the Occupy Tampa movement and Tea Party activists. This was recorded yesterday at WEDU-TV and will air on WEDU this Friday night at 8:30. After this half hour segment we'll open up the phones and take your calls.

THEY BOTH FORMED OUT OF EXASPERATION OVER THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY...

THE TEA PARTY TOOK ON TAXES AND THE DEFICIT...

THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT WAS ANGRY AT THE INCOME GAP AND THE WALL STREET BAILOUT...

THE TEA PARTY HAS BEEN AR...

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Local business owners urge people to buy locally this holiday season

11/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up first today we'll talk with Carla Jimenez. She's a board member of r AMIBA (American Independent Bookseller's Association) & TIBA, and co-owner of Inkwood Books in Tampa.

The Tampa Independent Business Alliance (TIBA) is participating with more than 150 other local business alliances representing over 38,000 local businesses in the campaign to Shift Your Shopping. The national campaign encourages everyone to make a “shift” by buying from local independent businesses for the holid...

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