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Malaysian Political Cartoonist Under Threat From Government; US Political Cartoonists Gather In St. Pete

07/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with several political cartoonists. "Zunar" has been a political cartoonist in Malaysia for more than 20 years. He's targeted politicians, judges and business leaders. For his depictions of the prime minister he was jailed for two days. His cartoons have been blacked out by newspapers and book collections of his cartoons have been confiscated. later we'll hear from Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists Clay Bennett...

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Most Last Call listeners oppose private campground in Honeymoon Island State Park

07/06/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on Last Call a few callers wanted to talk about the recently-approved Orlando SunRail commuter train. But the topic of adding a private RV/tent campground to Honeymoon Island State Park was the main topic.

Here's a link to Kate's story on Honeymoon Island

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Listen to deposition by former BP chief that judge ordered off the web listen

07/06/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Former BP chief Tony Hayward gave a video-taped deposition last month. It concerns ongoing litigation related to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. On Tuesday a judge ordered that video clips be removed from two Internet sites.

The order from U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan says the clips were posted on YouTube.com and TheDaily.com, an online newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The judge said release of the video may vio...

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Advisory group rails against Honeymoon Island campground listen

07/06/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A proposal to allow tent and RV camping in Honeymoon Island State Park brought out an estimated one thousand opponents at a public hearing last night. Today state officials met with a smaller group of stakeholders. Many didn’t hold their tongues as they voiced their concern about the proposal.

Outside, it was already shaping up to be a prime day for the droves of beachgoers. But inside the visitor center at Honeymoon Island officials from the Florida Department of Environmental Protectio...

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The Governor gives the go-ahead to commuter rail in Orlando

07/06/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about Governor Rick Scott’s decision last Friday to okay a commuter rail project in the Orlando area called Sunrail. Just a few months after he killed a $2.7 billion high-speed train linking Tampa and Orlando, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday said he was giving the go-ahead for Sunrail - a $1.3 billion dollar Orlando-area commuter rail system that will cost state and local taxpayers even more money than high spee...

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After Casey Anthony found not guilty of murder, defense attorney speaks out against death penalty listen

07/05/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This afternoon in an Orlando courtroom a Pinellas County jury found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her 2-year old daughter. She was found guilty on four counts of lying to investigators. If Anthony had been found guilty of first-degree murder, she could have faced the death penalty. After the verdict, Anthony’s lead defense attorney Jose Baez said he was pleased with the verdict and spoke out strongly against state murder.

"I think that this case is a perfect example of why the d...

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US Supreme Court scales back another public campaign financing law

07/05/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with David Cobb of Move to Amend. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court scaled back Arizona's public campaign financing system. In effect the justices said Arizona's campaign finance law was wrong to reward publicly financed candidates when their opposition increased its privately-obtained campaign spending.

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Protesters send varying messages to the Governor; all agree, give him the pink slip listen

07/05/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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On Friday Governor Rick Scott announced his approval of Orlando’s commuter rail project SunRail. That afternoon, he also spoke at the Florida Society of News Editor’s annual meeting in St. Petersburg, where he was greeted by concerned citizens who want to Pink Slip Rick.

If a group of 200 or so self proclaimed Rick Scott haters had their way, the Scott would get kicked right out of the Governor’s mansion. Pink Slip Rick was organized as a movement to accomplish just that. Awake th...

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Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs has mellow protest in solidarity with its Orlando comrades listen

07/05/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The battle over the right to share food with the hungry may be raging in Orlando, but a solidarity demonstration in Tarpon Springs suggests that perhaps not all touristy Florida towns are ready to bring down the gauntlet on the practice. A demonstration on the steps of city hall Friday was heavy on passion, but light on the drama.

The city of Orlando has gotten a lot of attention lately – the kind the tourism hub probably doesn’t want so much. In addition to all the press, organization...

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Eve Prang Plews on Nutrition

07/04/11 Eve Prang Plews & Rob Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Good morning, welcome to the Alternative Health Show. Today nutritionist Eve Prang Plews is here to discuss the latest on health and nutrition and take your phone calls.

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Floridians get SunRail; Colbert gets his super PAC

07/01/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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Federally subsidized high speed rail wasn't good enough for Governor Rick Scott, but apparently SunRail is. Today the Governor endorsed the controversial Central Florida commuter rail project which is expected to cost close to $3 billion. On today's Last Call we heard excerpts from Scott's presser announcing his decision to approve the project.

We also checked in with WMNF reporter Kate Bradshaw, live on the sce...

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Tarpon Springs Food Not Bombs activists march in solidarity with those arrested in Orlando listen

07/01/11 Seán Kinane, Kate Bradshaw, Beth Bell, Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today the Tarpon Springs chapter of Food Not Bombs is sharing food and holding a vigil in solidarity with activists in Orlando who have been arrested. Our reporter Kate Bradshaw is live in Tarpon Springs and spoke with activist Nicholas Emery on Last Call with Lisa Marzilli and Beth Bell.

As we’ve been reporting, the City of Orlando’s arrest of Food Not Bombs activists ...

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Boat of US activists sets sail for Gaza, but turned back by Greek Coast Guard listen

07/01/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The U.S. boat in an aid flotilla bound for Gaza was turned back by Greek commandos today. The boat, the Audacity of Hope, set sail without permission today, but according to Tweets from journalists on board, was stopped in open waters by the Greek Coast Guard. The boat’s captain attempted to negotiate with the Coast Guard, who wanted the ship to return to port. But the captain was reluctant because at least two boats in the flotilla have been sabotaged in Greek port, presumably by Israeli a...

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Hundreds gather in St. Pete for Pink Slip Rick protest listen

07/01/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Concerned citizens from various progressive organizations gathered today in front of the Vinoy in downtown St. Petersburg to protest many of Rick Scott’s policies. The umbrella group Pink Slip Rick protested the governor’s arrival in St. Pete where he was spoke at the Florida Society of News Editors annual meeting.

One of the protest’s organizers, Kofi Hunt of the Pinellas chapter of Awake the State has many reasons he thinks the governor should be kicked out of office. Scott has an ...

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Awake The State rally to be held today at noon in St. Petersburg

07/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with an organizer of the planned protest rally today outside the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg where Governor Rick Scott will be speaking. The groups oppose the governor's policies on privatization, worker pay and the environment. One of the rally's organizers Kofi Hunt joins us now.

We will bring you coverage on the WMNF drive-time news at 4pm.

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