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David Cobb tells Tampa residents to Move to Amend Constitution to outlaw corporate personhood listen

12/12/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Nearly two years ago the U.S. Supreme Court put forward its decision in Citizens United vs. FEC. It makes it easier for corporations and labor unions to make donations to political campaigns. But there’s a movement growing to amend the Constitution to limit corporate contributions and to eliminate the concept of corporate personhood. One group working to this end is Move to Amend. On Friday evening, Move to Amend spokesperson David Cobb rallied a group of about 40 people at the Unitarian Un...

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Occupy Tampa protests super PACs at Tampa accounting office listen

12/12/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A Tampa accounting firm services over 40 Political Action Committees. Some opponents of these PACs and super PACs say it is just a way to legally launder money for campaign contributions. About 30 Occupy Tampa protesters took their message to Robert Watkins and Company this morning in the form of some really big checks.

Becky Rubright was one of the organizers of the protest at 610 South Boulevard in T...

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David Cobb, national spokesperson for Move to Amend

12/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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In this segment we'll talk with David Cobb, national spokesperson for http://www.MOVETOAMEND.ORG, an initiative to create the 28th Amendment to the Constitution to ABOLISH Corporate Personhood. It's an effort to reverse the US Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling.

DAVID COBB was the attorney that challenged the vote count in Ohio in 2004. He was also the Green Party Presidential candidate that same year.

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Paul Dix: Eyewitness To Nicaragua

12/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Peace activist and photographer Paul Dix has compiled a new book called: Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy. It is a 220-page bilingual photographic journey that began during the 1980s Contra War when Paul photographed hundreds of victims of the U.S.-sponsored conflict in Nicaragua. In 2002 Paul returned to the country to locate more than 100 of the people he had photographed during the war. This search became a 17-month odyssey full of detective work, long waits, dead ends, exha...

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Some St. Pete residents prefer the current design to any of the three new proposals for the Pier listen

12/09/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg city officials have selected the three finalists for a design that could replace the structurally deficient Pier. The public is torn between the three proposals, but many prefer the existing design.

Architectural renderings, videos and three-dimensional models of the three concepts are on display to the public at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. They’re being called [the Lens, the Eye, and the Wave](http://ww...

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As UN negotiations stall, 950 cities sign landmark local government agreement on adapting to climate change listen

12/09/11 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The UN Climate Change talks are drawing to a close in Durban, South Africa today with international talks on creating a binding agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions not looking likely. However, outside the UN Summit, another international conference took place this week, this one featuring representatives of city and municipal governments from around the world tackling the issue of how to deal with climate change at the local level rather than national.

With an estimated 80% of ...

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Will there ever be a comprehensive immigration bill?

12/08/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Frank Sharry with the Washington D.C. backed group America's Voices, talks to WMNF about the state of the illegal immigration debate in America.

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State Rep. Franklin Sands explains his backing of a tax on bottled water

12/08/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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On the first part of today's program: State Rep. Franklin Sands, D-Weston, has filed a bill in Tallahassee to collect a fee from bottled water companies that derive profits from the free pumping of millions of gallons of water daily from Florida’s springs and other water bodies. Last week Sands’ filed House Bill 781 which would charge large users of Florida's water supplies 5 cents a gallon. I spoke with him earlier today.

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Hear Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show challenge FL Gov. Rick Scott on drug testing welfare recipients listen

12/07/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After Florida Governor Rick Scott's budget presentation Wednesday afternoon, he took questions from reporters. Even from Comedy Central’s Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Mandvi took aim at the new Florida law supported by Governor Scott that requires drug tests for low-income people applying for government assistance. He asked the governor for a urine sample.

Mandvi: “Governor, you benefit from h...

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MacDill AFB expo supports service-disabled veteran business-owners. listen

12/07/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today more than 600 veterans and small businesses met at Tampa’s Convention Center, looking for ways to connect veteran business owners who have been disabled in combat with military contracts. MacDill Air Force Base organized the expo.

The Association for Service Disabled Veterans estimates that out of more than 26 million veterans, 2 million are service disabled. Eugene Toni works o...

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TCKTCKTCK fights to save Kyoto Protocol at UN Climate Summit listen

12/07/11 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Activists and NGOs are stressing out at the United Nations Climate Change Talks in Durban, South Africa as negotiations continue on whether there will be a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding international agreement on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tampa Mayor Buckhorn stumps for payroll tax cut extension, but unsure how to pay for it listen

12/07/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tomorrow the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a plan that would extend payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans. On a conference call today Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn supported the measure, but didn’t say how he thought it should be paid for.

The tax cuts are set to expire at the end of this month, but as part of President Obama’s American Jobs Act they can be continued. There is widespread support ...

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How safe is air travel in the U.S.?

12/06/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up will talk with former air traffic controller Robert Misic who has written a new book called CRASH AND BURN. He's a former air traffic controller. In his book he alleges that: "Ø According to FAA reports, 95 percent of air traffic controllers regularly feel tired or sleepy at work, 77 percent catch themselves about to doze off while at work, 53 percent admit to "taking naps at work," and 46 percent reveal they "often fall asleep unintentionally."

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New Port Richey job fair draws 300 residents looking for work listen

12/06/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 300 job seekers and dozens of employers converged on a job fair in New Port Richey, where many residents say they are finding it difficult to find work outside of the service industry. Employers ranging from home based businesses to federal agencies were accepting applications.

It seems that Floridians need all the help they can get when it comes...

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SWFWMD considers allowing hunting on some properties, but there's opposition listen

12/06/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Southwest Florida Water Management District, or SWFWMD, is considering opening more of its public land for hunting. Recreational users like horseback riders and hikers are squaring off against the hunters to stop the plan from proceeding.

Opponents of increased hunting on three SWFWMD properties are staking much of their debate on the financial burden it could put on the agency. Those properties are [Cypress Creek Prese...

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