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Giant corporations pay little or no federal taxes

03/03/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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On part two of today's Radioactivity an interview with Chuck Collins who is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is co-author of "The Moral Measure of the Economy" and with Bill Gates Sr. of "Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes.

Collins recently wrote the piece "Pay Up, Corporate Tax Dodgers," which states: "Instead of cutting state and fed...

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Farmworkers to protest Publix this weekend

03/03/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. This coming Saturday, March 5th, farmworkers from Immokalee, who harvest the state's $620 million tomato crop – will be joined by consumers from across the Southeast in three simultaneous marches through downtown Tampa converging at the 1313 S. Dale Mabry Highway store, where they will hold a rally to demand that the supermarket chain join a growing partnership among farmworkers, Florida tomato growers, and retail food giants aimed at end...

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Gadhafi warns against foreign intervention listen

03/02/11 wire services
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Libyan rebels have repelled an attack by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi at a key coastal oil installation in Brega.

Gadhafi's forces initially recaptured the facility, but a wave of civilian militias drove them out. At least six people were killed in the fighting.

Meanwhile in the capital, Gadhafi vowed his forces would "fight until the last man and woman." In the speech broadcast on Libyan state TV, he lashed out against Europe and the United States for pressuring him to step down. G...

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Four of seven Tampa City Council seats head to a runoff listen

03/02/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tampa voters also weighed in on seven city council seats yesterday, and several races will face a runoff later this month.

District 2 Council Member Mary Mulhern had two opponents in her bid for reelection to the citywide seat, and still got more than half the votes. The two other council candidates who prevailed without having to face a runoff are District 5 Council member-elect Frank Reddick and District 6 incumbent Charlie Miranda. Mulhern and her supporters watched the returns come in ...

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What are the prospects for success of high-speed rail in Florida?

03/02/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with a representative of America 2050, a non-profit group of planners, about their nationwide study of the prospects for success of high speed rail. Yesterday two members of the Florida legislature sued Gov. Rick Scott for rejecting federal funding for high speed rail. Our guest is Petra Todorovich, Director of the group America 2050. Her group did a study of the regions of the country wh...

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Buckhorn and Ferlita in runoff for Tampa Mayor - Greco left behind listen

03/02/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tampa Mayoral candidate Bob Buckhorn, just moments after learning he had beat out front runner Dick Greco in last night's election, summed up what turned out to be a surprising upset. Buckhorn celebrated his victory last night at JJ's Sports Bar in Ybor City. But his victory celebration won't last long. He will need to continue on his campaign trail for the March 22 runoff against Rose Ferlita. Buckhorn defeated Greco by a narrow margin of only 384 votes according to unofficial election ...

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Immokalee farmworkers travel from Boston to Tampa to demand fair treatment listen

03/02/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Farmworkers in Immokalee Florida have won concessions from retail outlets and from tomato growers in recent years. But they are still perusing fair wages and working conditions. This week they’re on a road trip from Boston to Tampa.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ tour ends in Tampa this week.

Marc Rodrigues is with the Student Farmworker Alliance.

[Previous WMNF coverage of farmworkers](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories?tag=Coalition+of+Immokalee+Wo...

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Violence continues in Libya as US and others mull intervention listen

03/01/11 wire services
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital are celebrating after fighters repelled an overnight attack by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Witnesses say the pro-Gadhafi forces battled the rebels for six hours, but couldn't take control of Zawiya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Congress today that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution o...

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Turnout low as Tampa candidates hit home stretch listen

03/01/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today is the last chance for Tampa voters to go to the polls for the city election. The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections’ latest estimate has voter turnout was around 7.19 percent by 2 p.m. Today WMNF spoke to several voters who braved the weather to exercise their right to vote.

At a precinct on Bayshore Boulevard, South Tampa lawyer David Snyder said he voted for Ed Turanchik for mayor, but that there wasn’t enough information about the open city council seats. He said he want...

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Interview with Sam Webb Chair of the Communist Party USA

03/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Recently talk radio hosts and commentators on conservative TV shows have accused President Barack Obama of being a communist. We'll hear some of what Glenn Beck has said regarding the President. After that we'll hear from an actual communist - he is Sam Webb who heads the Communist Party USA. Webb was born in Maine and attended Xavier University in Nova Scotia. He received a Master's degree in economics from the University of Connecticut. He worked as a a Communist Par...

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