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Congress reaches a deal to raise the debt limit, but will it pass a vote? listen

08/01/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both major parties have come to an agreement on a proposed budget deal that would cut trillions of federal dollars from the national budget over the next decade. The deal will increase the borrowing limit, preventing the government from defaulting on it’s debt for the first time in history. The measure would extend the current $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by up to $2.4 trillion a...

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Tensions brewing about possibility of allowing hunting on some public lands listen

08/01/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There’s tension brewing about the possibility of allowing hunting on some public land. The South West Florida Water Management District and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission gathered at the Hillsborough Community College in Plant City on Friday to hear petitions given by hunters, birdwatchers, all terrain riders and equestrians.

In a packed meeting hall, a range of citizens from hunters to horseback riders gave rea...

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Eve Prang Plews Takes Your Phone Calls On Nutrition

08/01/11 Robert Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Eve Plews returns for another program on health and nutrition.

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HART approves millage rate ceiling hike listen

08/01/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This morning, the Board of Hillsborough’s transit agency, HART, raised the maximum amount it can assess homeowners for the county’s bus and other transportation services. During the two hour meeting the board also addressed collective bargaining and changes to In-Town-Trolley routes.

Meeting rising costs without asking tax payers to pony up is becoming more and more difficult in a struggling economy and issues concerning transportation are no exception. In their first meeting since June, ...

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Independent grassroots group calls for rejection of debt ceiling deal

08/01/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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This afternoon we'll discuss the debt ceiling agreement with Aimee Allison of Roots Action

Allison is co-executive director of RootsAction, which just put out an action alert against the deal: "The debt ceiling deal struck last night does not tax the rich or even allow temporary tax cuts on the rich to expire. Nor does it defund any wars. Yet it requires cuts of $1.2 trillion now and $2.5 trillion over a decade. Details of much of the cutting will be worked out by...

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Rick Scott administration circumvents Justice Department in voting law changes

08/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

We’ll talk first about a decision by the Scott administration to go around the US Justice Department in attempting to implement new voter laws here in Florida. The decision was announced late Friday and has received little attention in the press so far.

But first a listener comment that came in after last Friday’s discussion about the debt ceiling debate in Washington…

Last Friday afternoon Florida's top election official said he asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., rather than th...

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