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Should U.S. reinstate funding for UNESCO? Listeners weigh in listen

11/02/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. The United States is no longer helping to fund UNESCO after the organization admitted Palestine as a member.

Many people have visited a UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Galapagos Islands, Everglades National Park, Pueblo de Taos in New Mexico, City of Bath in England, or Venice.

We asked listeners about their experiences and whether they think the US should have cut off its funding to UNESCO.

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Awake the State starts a one-year goal of awaking voters listen

11/02/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The 2012 elections are only twelve months away and a progressive-leaning group is beginning the process of getting voters informed and to the polls. About 100 advocates rallied last night in Tampa in one of 15 Awake the State demonstrations across Florida.

Fewer than 70,000 votes could have changed the course of last year's race for Florida governor. Supporters of Awake the State are hoping to avoid any more near misses by driving voter turnout. Vera Chapman v...

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Water managers: shortages need to be addressed, and can be listen

11/01/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida may not be facing an immediate water crisis, but ongoing water restrictions and ever-receding water levels in lakes and rivers shows there is still cause for concern. Today at USF’s Patel School of Global Sustainability, water management professionals brainstormed how to make consumption more efficient. Addressing the problem might wreak a little havoc at first but the school’s director, Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, said without the initial burden, changes...

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Think Occupy protesters are unemployed slackers? Maybe these folks from Occupy Sarasota will change your mind listen

11/01/11 Doug Driscoll
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Occupy movement is often stereotyped as being made up of lazy students or unemployed slackers. To see if that myth fits reality, last Saturday WMNF’s Doug Driscoll asked people participating in an Occupy Sarasota protest what they do for a living.

Out of 19 responses, there was 1 student, 2 teachers, 3 professionals and 7 people with “blue collar” jobs, including 2 artists. Two of the people are unemployed, 4 are retired and one is semi-...

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Two top Florida Republicans drop out of this week's Tea Partty Convention in Daytona

11/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our next guest is Ashley Lopez who wrote the following for the web site http://www.Floridaindependent.com:

Representatives from the offices of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott report that neither will be attending the Florida Tea Party Convention scheduled for this weekend, despite their inclusion on the event’s agenda.

Both are included as speakers on the current convention agenda, along with a slew of right-wing activists and speakers.

Alex Burgos, Rubio’s commu...

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Terry Tempest Williams on the power of the humanities

11/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up on the first part of today's program we'll talk with Terry Tempest Williams who will be speaking in St. Petersburg this Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Vinoy. It's an event sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council and in the interest of full disclosure - my wife works for the Council. Capps Lecture at National Humanities Conference

Terry Tempest Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward li...

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