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US Dept of Labor provides services for women veterans at "Stand Down" listen

09/12/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With help from the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, Tampa Crossroads lined up free services and help for Women’s Veterans in Tampa on Saturday at "Stand Down, Stand Up for Women Veterans." More than 30 organizations set up at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, where women vets were offered a variety of services ranging from education assistance, counseling, and ev...

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9/11 remembered by peace supporters listen

09/12/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As America marked the tenth anniversary of September eleventh yesterday, the county’s attention was fixed on remembering lives lost in the now infamous tragedy. But while many folks used the day to justify retaliatory military action such as the Wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, some people in Tampa promoted a message of peace.

Musicians, activists, and people of faith gathered for a second day of performances for peace at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa las...

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FairVote executive director Rob Ritchie on Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) listen

09/09/11 Lisa Marzilli & Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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The topic of today’s Last Call was Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), also known as Ranked Candidate Voting, which voting reform advocates believe could help remedy a scenario we’ve all experienced and that is casting a vote for the “lesser of two evils” rather than your candidate of choice.

IRV is used when there are more than two candidates in a race, and is designed to help ensure a true majority wins and eliminate the "spoiler" effect that som...

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9/11 conspiracy theories debunked

09/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Millions of Americans still believe that the 9/11 terror attacks were part of a well organized, highly orchestrated plot, carried out with precision. A poll commissioned by the BBC found that one in seven Americans thinks 9/11 was a staged act. One in four 16-24 year olds think it was a conspiracy.

Yesterday we carried an interview with Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. He believes that controlled explosi...

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Governor Scott and Admiral McRaven remember 9/11 in Tampa ceremony listen

09/09/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Citizens in Tampa Bay and beyond are remembering the 9/11 events on this 10th anniversary weekend. Today Governor Rick Scott and Admiral Bill H. McRaven, commander of United States Special Operations Command attended a Ceremony of Remembrance downtown Tampa’s Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.

One of the attendees was Bill Hamblin. He is also the president and co-founder of Bayshore Patriots and commander of the American Legion post 5 in Tampa. He came…

“To honor America and honor ou...

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Simon Reynolds discusses Retromania

09/08/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Music critic Simon Reynolds came on The Last Call to discuss his new book, Retromania:Pop Culture's Addiction to its own past.

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Tampa City Council talks about panhandling, homeless issue listen

09/08/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council continued discussions about possible street solicitation bans that would criminalize panhandling on city streets. Council member Mary Mulhern warned that doing so would be the beginning of criminalizing poverty. The council also heard comments about how to address the high number of people without homes.

Council members have been kicking around whether or not to ban ...

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USF students pledge to help the needy in Tampa Bay and beyond listen

09/08/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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At USF on Tuesday, Muslim and non-Muslim students pledged to continue to help the needy and promote religious tolerance in Tampa Bay and beyond. Organizers say they also hope to break the misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.

Safia Khawaja is president of the Muslim Students’ Association at USF. They organized what they call a Fast-A-Thon, an event for those who pledge to go without food for an entire day. The biomedical sciences major says that homelessness is a global epidemic.

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Tampa's urban radio station WTMP goes off air; Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth says explosives brought down World Trade Center

09/08/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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First up today:

According to the Tampa Tribune:

"A Tampa radio station with a long history of serving a predominately black audience has switched formats to reach a young adult Latino audience.

"On Friday, financially troubled WTMP (1150 AM, 96.1 FM) became "La Bahia," meaning "The Bay," playing Spanish and tropical music instead of urban adult contemporary and classic soul.

"Also gone is the syndicated "Tom Joyner Show." The staff has been let go and a new WTMP website is "...

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St. Pete City Council approves three finalists to redesign the pier listen

09/08/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the St. Pete City Council approved a list of three finalists who will compete to redesign the St. Pete Pier. The city even hopes to outshine big cities like Chicago with the new waterfront.

In a 6-1 vote, the council voted with overwhelming support to approve three designers to conceive the new $55 million city project. Last month a five member jury shortlisted three finalists t...

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St. Pete's Citrus Grove Family Housing development will get a facelift listen

09/07/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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It's located near a popular recreation complex and two area schools and home to some of the areas most infamous murderers and gangs. Now St. Petersburg officials are hoping some much needed renovations to Citrus grove apartments will create a ripple affect through the rest of the community.

"Its right next to one of our big rec centers, Campbell park. It’s across the street from John Hopkins Middle School. Its part o...

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The Expansion Of The National Security State

09/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Last year our guest Dana Priest wrote in the Washington Post:

“The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.”

She and her co-author William Arkin have expanded their ...

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Direct travel between Tampa and Havana to take flight listen

09/07/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The first flight to Cuba from Tampa in 50 years will take place Thursday. Interested travelers gathered at the Cuban American Club in Ybor City Tuesday night to celebrate and get information from service providers about upcoming flights.

Cuban-Americans will have an easier time visiting family thanks to inaugural flights traveling between Tampa and Havana. U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said it’s been too long since there was an ease in travel between the two countries.

"It was 1...

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Florida Rep. Ritch Workman: Cohabitation may be immoral but shouldn't be illegal listen

09/07/11 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The push to repeal a little known Florida statute that makes it a crime to live together without being married is coming from an unlikely source - a Republican lawmaker. Over half a million couples in Florida are probably unaware that they're breaking the law simply by virtue of their cohabitation.

So why is a Republic...

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The National September 11th Memorial will open on 10th anniversary of 9/11 listen

09/07/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The National September 11th Memorial will open to the public in New York City in time to recognize the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Located at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City, the memorial will honor the nearly 3,000 victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001 and the bombing in February 1993. Anthoula Katsimatides a board member of the National September 11th Memor...

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