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Both crew from US fighter jet that crashed over Libya have been rescued but civilians may have been killed listen

03/22/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Heavy anti-aircraft fire is lighting up the skies over Tripoli and the sound of loud explosions is echoing through the Libyan capital after nightfall.

A U.S. official says both the crew of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed yesterday in Libya are safe and back in American hands.

The official said a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft retrieved the pilot. He says the second crew member, a weapon's officer, was recovered by Libyan rebel forces and is now in U.S hands.

The cras...

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Annual Tax Call In Show Part One

03/22/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to our annual tax call-in show. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll open the phones and take your tax questions. Our guests are 3 CPAs: Phil Scheidt, Malcolm Hayes and Lee Hewitt. They have been generously donating their time for these call-in tax advice shows for more than two decades.

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Final Debate Between Tampa Mayoral Candidates

03/21/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Tomorrow (Tuesday) Tampa voters will select a new mayor. The two candidates in a runoff election are Bob Buckhorn and Rose Ferlita. Last Friday they sat down with me in the WEDU-TV studios for their last face-to-face debate. We'll replay that debate on the first part of today's program and then take your phone calls.

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The elections In Haiti and tree sitter protestors in South Florida

03/21/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call; I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear two interviews before we open the phone lines.

First with Tampa resident Daniel Thelusmar who is in Haiti observing the elections. Daniel is originally from Haiti.

Later we'll hear from Panagioti Tsolkas who is with Everglades Earth First. He is part of a group of protesters who are trying to save an undeveloped area of palm Beach County from being bulldozed to build th...

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Tampa Bay Transit Call-In

03/21/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program our guests were Managers of Community Relations for two of our area’s largest counties’ transportation providers. Bob Lasher joined us from Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Donna Chen from Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority. Also we were happy to have Sandi Moody, with Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA). Sandi was formally with Bay Area Commuter Services, which has merged with TBARTA, So we still have an agency in our area that provid...

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24th Annual Children’s Mental Health and Policy Conference listen

03/21/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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30 years ago the field of mental health care for children barely existed. But yesterday in Tampa over 700 researchers and child advocates came for the commencement of the 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health and Policy Conference to share their work and open their minds to innovations in mental health care.

“People did not recognize the seriousness of the problem. People did not recognize how many young people had emotional and behavioral disorders....

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Officials try to deflect new fears of radiation from Japan's damaged nuclear plant listen

03/21/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The director of operations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Bill Borchardt, says there is no current breach in containment at 3 reactors in Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.

"All 3 units appear to be in a stable condition, the seawater injection being used to keep the reactors cool. Containment integrity for all 3 units is currently maintained. We do not expect the releases of radioactive material that have occurred in Japan to have any effect on the health an...

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US led coalition bombs targets inside Libya for a third straight day listen

03/21/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The U.S. commander in Africa says coalition jets fired 12 more cruise missiles at Libyan missile, command and air defense sites as they continued to press a no-fly zone over the North African nation.

The attacks today followed a weekend of punishing air strikes aimed at preventing Moammar Gadhafi's forces from killing civilians seeking his ouster.

General Carter Ham said not much was known about Gadhafi’s whereabouts. Speaking by video conference from his headquarters in Germany, Ham to...

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Florida Education Association President Andy Ford - SB 736 is bad news for teachers and students

03/18/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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On today's Last Call we spoke with Florida Education Association President Andy Ford about SB 736 which was approved by the Florida Legislature after fierce debate earlier this week. The bill, which will dramatically change the way public school teachers are evaluated and compensated now heads to Governor Rick Scott who has promised to sign it into law. A s...

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League of Conservation Voters releases environmental scorecard for Congress on spending measure listen

03/18/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The League of Conservation Voters has released a special edition of its environmental scorecard for Congress on an appropriations measure with two dozen amendments. Alex Taurel is a legislative representative at the League of Conservation Voters.

"The national environmental scorecard, which the League of Conservation Voters puts out annually, it's been the nationally accepted yardstick to rate members of Congress on environmental, pu...

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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will help its allies enforce a no-fly zone over parts of Libya listen

03/18/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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President Barack Obama says the U.S. will help its allies enforce a no-fly zone over parts of Libya if Moammar Gadhafi does not immediately cease military actions against rebels.

Obama told reporters at the White House that thousands of Libyans could die if Gadhafi is not forced to pull his troops back from rebel strongholds. He said humanitarian aid must reach those in need.

Last night the U.N. Security Council approved possible military action against Gadhafi.

Earlier today, Libya’...

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NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard talks about public radio ethics and journalism

03/18/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this hour an interview with the ombudsman at National Public Radio. In the wake of controversies involving an NPR executive's alleged comments to undercover conservative activists there was a vote last night in the House to defund NPR.

First up some listener comments about yesterday's discussion about the passage of the teacher merit pay bill in Tallahassee. Here's what some listeners had to say (tape).

The controversy g...

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Tampa Bay economic scorecard delivers mixed results listen

03/18/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A study gauging Tampa Bay’s economy is showing a couple of small gains for the region. When compared to other cities, Tampa Bay isn’t remotely out of the woods.

Earlier this month, the Tampa Bay Partnership released results of its semi-annual regional economic scorecard. The prognosis is slightly improved, but far less than ideal. The study rated Tampa, Jacksonville, and four other cities in the southeast on factors like jobs crea...

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Last Call with Tea Party activists

03/17/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tea Party activists John Chambers and Paul St. John come on the show to discuss an upcoming political conference in Tampa.

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National Freedom of Information Day listen

03/17/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Wednesday was National Freedom of Information Day, a day designed to bring attention to the public’s right to oversee its government through open communication. About 50 people came together on the University of Florida campus yesterday evening to hear citizens, journalists and attorneys talk about the struggle to access public records and attend public meetings.

National Freedom of Information Day coincides with the birthday of former President James Madison, who’s considered by some to...

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