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Interview with Tampa Mayoral Candidate Bob Buckhorn

02/28/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up our final interview with a candidate for mayor of Tampa. The election is tomorrow and our guest is former Tampa City Councilman Bob Buckhorn. He served on the Tampa City Council from 1995 to 2003.

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Tampa mayor, council candidates hit the home stretch listen

02/28/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomorrow marks the last chance for Tampa voters to cast ballots for Mayor and city council. More than two dozen candidates in eight races have spent months campaigning on issues running the gamut, from panhandling to high water bills.

More than fifteen thousand people have already cast ballots in an election that may change the face of Tampa’s local leadership. The five mayoral candidates say they want to revive the local economy, but differ on how. Former County Commissioner [Ed Turanch...

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Eve Prang Plews Nutritionist

02/28/11 Eve Prang Plews
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Eve Prang Plews alternates on Mondays at 11AM with Jon Butts of the Sustainable Living Show.

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Parenting and Sex Therapy Advice from Members of the Adlerian Society

02/28/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning and welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll speak with members of the Adlerian Society.

The Florida Adlerian Society is hosting their annual conference March 3rd-March 5th at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa Out first guest is Alyson Schafer and she is one of Canada's leading parent experts, host of TV's "The Parenting Show", and best-selling author of "Honey, I Wrecked the Kids" and "Breaking the Good Mom Myth". Alyson will be speaking this Saturday, March 5t...

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Crab traps removed to reduce ghost fishing in Tampa Bay waters listen

02/28/11 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Unused crab traps can harm marine life. Over 20 people helped remove derelict crab traps from Tampa Bay waters this weekend.

Each year thousands to possibly millions of pounds of trash end up in waterways around Tampa Bay. Whether it is fishing line discarded at sea, cigarette filters thrown on beaches or plastic bags that runoff into sewers, marine debris harms and kills animals such as blue crabs, brown pelicans and turtles, pollutes water and impacts local tourism. Serra Herndon is h...

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Supporters of Planned Parenthood protest de-funding listen

02/28/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Protesters gathered Friday in front of Congressman Bill Young’s office in Seminole in support of Planned Parenthood. The protest was in response to Young’s vote to de-fund the organization.

President Obama requested $327 million in Title X money, a budget that funds agencies supporting sex education and women's healthcare. Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides affordable healthcare to both men and women has long been a recipient of that money. Supporters of de-funding Ti...

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Erlinder: Supreme Court decision lets Secretary of State define who is a terrorist listen

02/28/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last summer the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal law that criminalized “material support” for terrorism. But defenders of civil liberties warn that people can be jailed for nonviolent speech, preemptive prosecution, or thoughtcrime. On Saturday in Tampa, activists held a workshop: Wake up call for civil liberties. It featured panelists like Jess Sundin, a peace activist whose house was raided by the FBI, and law professor Pete...

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Florida citizens gear up to "Awake the State" March 8th listen

02/25/11 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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The democratic uprisings we’ve witnessed in the Middle East and Africa over the past month are finally spreading to the US. Union bashing and budget slashing has unleashed outrage as citizens take to the streets of Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio and soon, Florida.

Today on the Last Call we spoke with members of two organizations who are spearheading the Awake the State call to action scheduled for March 8, the opening day of the new legislative session. Mark F...

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Protests continue in Libya and beyond and are met with violence listen

02/25/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The White House says the U.S. is moving forward with plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in response to violence there.

Another U.S. official says the United States has closed its embassy in Tripoli after evacuating all personnel on a ferry and a chartered airplane.

There are reports of at least four deaths today in Libya's capital. That’s after militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on opponents holding their first major protest in Tripoli in days. On the television ...

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Actor/Activist Danny Glover stresses community at Tampa school listen

02/25/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As part of Black History Month, scores of students at a Tampa school heard from a famous visitor this morning. Actor and human rights activist Danny Glover told students at Just Elementary that it’s important to be community-minded – and to keep studying.

Hundreds of grade school children beamed as the actor implored them to be conscientious. The Color Purple star was there as part of Just Elementary’s Black History program. He recited the Langston Hughes poem “I, Too, sing America...

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John Avlon, radical centrist and Rich Templin of the Florida AFL-CIO

02/25/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up two interviews.

First, John Avlon, author of “Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America” is currently senior political columnist for “The Daily Beast.” Prior to “Wingnuts,” Avlon wrote “Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics.” He's the speaker this coming Tuesday at Planned Parenthood of SW Florida's annual dinner in Sarasota at 6 p...

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Space Shuttle Discovery launches on final journey listen

02/25/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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NASA launched the Space Shuttle Discovery for the last time yesterday afternoon. The orbiter went on its first mission in 1984, 27 years ago. WMNF's Zack Baddorf was at Kennedy Space Center, just a few miles away from the launch pad, and brings us this report.

On Discovery's 39th and final voyage into space, the shuttle is heading toward the International Space Station, where it’ll deliver a storage module. The crew of six will also bring with them a robot named R2. It’s the first huma...

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Tampa City Council hears grim homelessness stats, skirts panhandling discussion listen

02/24/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council may have tabled a controversial proposal to ban panhandling, but the debate has spurred discussion on what causes people to ask for money on street corners. Today the council got a pretty dire picture of homelessness and poverty throughout the city.

Those expecting a spar over panhandling at the city council workshop may have been disappointed. Today, the council sought stats on the homeless and impoverished population as well as things like the number of beds available ...

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Space Shuttle Discovery about to take off on final mission listen

02/24/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery will take off on its final flight at 4:50 p.m. today. WMNF volunteer reporter Zack Baddorf is a few miles from the launch pad and will bring us a full report tomorrow during the WMNF Drive-time news. He filed this preview of the launch from the Kennedy Space Center a short time ago.

Discovery went on its first mission in 1984, some 27 years ago. This launch is its 39th and final time in space. Discovery will go up to the International Space Station where it...

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The latest in clean energy

02/24/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll hear from Dr. Yogi Goswami who is co-director of the Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida in Tampa. We'll talk about the latest advances in solar energy, feed-in tariffs, fuel cells, biodiesel, rail transit and the true costs of oil. He'll be speaking this Saturday at a renewable energy event in Ybor City.

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