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Nutritionist Eve Prang Plews

03/28/11 Robert Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Another edition of Alternative Health with Eve Prang Plews and Rob Lorei

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It gets Better: A Movement to Stop Bullying and Reduce Teen Suicides

03/28/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

You're listening to Radioactivity on WMNF. I'm Rob Lorei. Last summer the nation was rocked by a spate of gay teen suicides: youths who took their own lives because of gay bullying. In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a YouTube video with his partner Terry to inspire hope for young people facing harassment. They wanted to create a personal way for supporters everywhere to tell LGBT youth that, yes, it does indeed get better. The “It Gets Better” project h...

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War correspondent talks about covering Afghanistan and Pakistan

03/28/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our first guest today is Kim Barker, author of the new book THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE. She chronicles the years she spent reporting on the forgotten war, doing the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan after the U.S. military had decamped for Iraq. Barker was an unlikely foreign correspondent—she did not own a passport, spoke only English, and knew little to nothing about Osama bin Laden or Islam. But, in the wake of 9/11, h...

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Florida House passes bill targeting union dues process listen

03/25/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As the battle over state workers’ unions continues in Wisconsin, the Sunshine state may be in for a fight of its own. Today the State House of Representatives passed a bill that would prevent state and local government employees from paying their union dues by way of automatic paycheck deduction. Opponents say the bill’s GOP supporters are trying to strip away workers’ rights.

Lake Worth Democrat Jeff Clemens told his colleagues that his job has an elected member of the Florida Hous...

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CEO of Children's Board on mental illness & early childhood education listen

03/25/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Dr. Luanne Panacek is the CEO of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. This week she attended the 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference in Tampa, and sat on a panel that responded to keynote speaker Geoffrey Canada, a somewhat controversial education reformer and founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott interviewed Panasek today, and began by asking her to explain the role of the [Children’s Board](http://w...

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Last Call with Alexander Zaitchik

03/24/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Alexander Zaitchik comes on the show to discuss Glenn Beck and Alex Jones and their success doing conservative talk.

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Rick Scott signs teacher pay and tenure bill then is protested at Tampa charter school

03/24/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Governor Rick Scott signed his first bill as governor this morning in Jacksonville. The governor later spoke at Pepin Academy, a charter school in Tampa, to discuss the future of education in Florida.

Senate Bill 736, or "Son of 6" as many opponents are calling it, is a bill that requires teacher pay be linked to student performance. According to information released by Scott’s administration, tests, including the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT, will be used to measure stu...

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Despite Scott opposition, fed official touts health care reform in Tampa listen

03/24/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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One year and one day have passed since President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act, a measure critics refer to as Obamacare. A federal official touted the benefits of the law to a handful of small business owners in Tampa today, even though Florida has turned down a few of the act’s key provisions.

The women’s small business roundtable took place in the very room where, in 2009, a town hall on health care reform nearly turned into a riot. Most in attendance wanted to know h...

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Tampa delays decision on contract for red-light cameras listen

03/24/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council has delayed a decision on a contract for red-light cameras. In its last regular meeting before newly-elected members join in April, Council deadlocked 3-3, pushing the decision to the next regular meeting on April 7.

Curtis Stokes, who was defeated in his bid for a citywide seat on the council, and Mary Mulhern and Charlie Miranda, who were re-elected, voted against the contract. Miranda’s main concern is that revenue would be slated for the city’s general fund and ...

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Bob Buckhorn wins runoff to become next Mayor of Tampa listen

03/23/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After nearly a year on the campaign trail, Bob Buckhorn has felt the rush of not one, but two victories. Just a few weeks ago, Buckhorn celebrated at a sports bar in Ybor City as he grabbed a seat in the run off election against Rose Ferlita, barreling over front runner Dick Greco in the process. Then yesterday he celebrated again. This time from a stage located in Channelside. A larger crowd, a larger venue and a larger victory welcomed him last night. His supporters were not just hopef...

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Radiation in Tokyo water too much for infants listen

03/23/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Japan's police agency says more than 9,500 people are dead after an earthquake and tsunami, and 16,000 are missing, although those tallies are likely to overlap.

The country’s government says the economic costs of the catastrophic March 11th earthquake and tsunami could reach $309 billion.

Tokyo's utility company says black smoke has been seen emerging from Unit 3 of the crippled nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, prompting a new evacuation of the complex. Workers have been temporar...

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PSTA approves rate hike for bus system for people with disabilities listen

03/23/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Disabled bus riders who rely on Pinellas County’s on-demand bus system to get around will have to make a little more room in their budgets if they want to keep riding. The county’s transit board raised the system’s fares by 50 cents in what they’re calling a stop-gap measure to help deal with massive revenue shortfalls.

Pinellas Park activist Marshall Cook said he uses Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s Demand Response Transportation, or [DART](http://p...

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US to lead attacks on Libya until at least Saturday listen

03/23/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama is ruling out a land invasion of Libya to force Moammar Gadhafi out. Obama told the television network Univision that an invasion is absolutely out of the question.

"What this is is a very specific military action that's time limited, that is in support of an international effort to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Libya. And to establish a no-fly zone so that Gadhafi cannot use his forces against his own people. We've been successful in pushing his forces back so t...

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Annual tax call-in show part two

03/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to part two of our annual tax call-in series. Today, we're joined by Andy Mason and Phil Scheidt, two CPA's who are here to take your phone calls and e-mails about filling out your federal income tax forms.

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Tampa mayoral runoff hits final day - will it be Ferlita or Buckhorn? listen

03/22/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tampa voters have just a few hours left to cast a ballot in the race for mayor and several City Council seats. Throughout town, candidates have amped it up for the home stretch despite a paltry turnout so far at the polls.

"Hi, we're calling on behalf of Bob Buckhorn. He's running for Mayor today."

With just hours to go, campaign workers at mayoral candidate Bob Buckhorn’s Ybor City election headquarters were still plugging away this afternoon, dialing everyone listed on the voters r...

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