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TBT Reporter Uncovers Child Abuse in Some of Florida's Religious Group Homes and Boot Camps

10/31/12 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 the Tampa Bay Times reporter who just wrote a three part series on extreme physical and sexual abuse at 30 religious group homes around the state. The stories are gripping in their detail…. And some of the descriptions may not be suitable for young children…..

But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we had open phones and spent most of the time talking about the electiun...

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Romney stumps to supporters about economy, not Sandy listen

10/31/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As President Barack Obama spends another day working on hurricane Sandy relief efforts, his opponent Mitt Romney resumed a full campaign schedule in Florida today. At a stop this morning at a hangar at Tampa International Airport, Romney focused on his economic plan for America.

“Now I don’t just talk about change, I actually have a plan to execute change and make it happen.”

Romney criticized Obama administration policies, but in stark contrast to ...

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Presidential candidate Roseanne Barr answers calls from Tampa Bay listeners

10/31/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Comedian and writer Roseanne Barr is one of twelve candidates for president on the Florida ballot; she was our guest Wednesday on Last Call and took questions from listeners.

Barr is running on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket after an unsuccessful bid at becoming the nominee for the Green Party. Her vice-presidential running mate is peace activist Cindy Sheehan.

Today my guest on Last Call is presidential candidate, Rosanne Barr. The comedienne...

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Democrat Jessica Ehrlich trying to do her part to curb the Republican majority in Congress listen

10/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Republicans have controlled Congress for the past two years. This election cycle Democrats would need to win 25 seats in the House in order to win back the majority they had before 2010. Pinellas County Democratic candidate Jessica Ehrlich is trying to win one of them by beating out long-time incumbent Bill Young. Ehrlich is a former aide to both Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

“We’ve seen the most unproductive Congress in generations and part of that has been because of the...

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Experts say Afghanistan withdrawal in 2014 is quickest scenario listen

10/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In their third debate Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney talked about plans for withdrawal from Afghanistan. President Obama has long said he will have occupation troops pulled from the country in late 2014, but his opponent has been less forthcoming with a timeline.

Al Cardenas, chair of the American Conservative Union, was at a foreign policy conference in Tampa this month. He said Romney is taking the right approach.

“...

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Gaia's Gardener talks about permaculture

10/29/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our special guest, author of ‘Gaia’s Garden - Guide to Home-scale Permaculture’, Toby Hemenway, joined us for the entire program. He is one the foremost permaculture instructors in the world and he’ll be in our area this week. Toby’s first stop will be in Ybor City, with a talk at the Roosevelt 2.0 on 15th St. Thursday November 1st starting at 7 PM. Then on November 2nd he’ll be in Sarasota at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Fruitville Rd. This talk will start at 6PM for...

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Hurricane Sandy races toward northeast US

10/29/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Hurricane Sandy (some call it the Frankenstorm) is heading to the Delaware/New Jersey shore. Already high winds are being felt in New York City and the surrounding area. We're joined now by Joe Romm who is editor of Climate Progress Romm is a senior fellow at Center for American Progress, edits Climate Progress and holds a Ph.D. in physics from MIT.

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Obama camp says they're winning listen

10/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With only eight days left until Election Day, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are stepping up their game with television ads and tireless campaign stops. But during a conference call Monday leaders in the Obama campaign suggest their guy is winning.

David Axelrod is the senior strategist for the Obama campaign.

“And I say that, not on the basis of some mystical faith in a wave that’s going to come or some hidden vote, we base it on cold, hard data, based on...

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Hillsborough's Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program considers buying two new properties listen

10/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Hillsborough County’s Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program will consider purchasing two new sites in the Tampa Bay area at a meeting Monday night.

WMNF’s Janelle Irwin spoke with Forest Turbiville, from the county’s Parks, Recreation and Conservation department about what the plans mean for residents.

The meeting Monday at 6 p.m. will be on the 18th floor of the County Center on Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Tampa. Members of the public are invited to comment....

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Early voting starts in Florida; In Hillsborough, more than 15,000 vote in first 8 hours listen

10/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Saturday was the first day of early voting in Florida and nearly 37,000 voters cast ballots in Hillsborough County over the weekend. In East Tampa Voters, elected officials and some candidates braved long lines at Al Barnes Park Saturday afternoon to encourage others to vote early.

Craig Latimer, candidate for Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections, said lines had already begun forming as polls opened.

“Right now as we’re standing here talking at almost 3 o’clock, we’ve a...

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Elections Supervisors Dr. Earl Lennard and Brian Corley answer questions on the eve of early voting

10/26/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On the eve of the start of early voting in Florida, we spoke with Hillsborough and Pasco County Supervisors of Elections Dr. Earl Lennard and Brian Corley.

Early voting hours vary from county to county but the majority of voters will have access to the maximum 96 hours over the next 8 days. Hernando County will have the fewest early voting hours in the state at 62. Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams told t...

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WMNF interview with Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate Peta Lindsay listen

10/26/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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There are twelve presidential candidates on the Florida ballot, not counting write-ins. You know about the Democrat and the Republican and we’ve also brought you the voices of the presidential candidates from the Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Justice Parties. But there’s also a new political party called the [Party for Socialism and Liberation](http://www.pslweb...

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Holy Land Five awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision to see if their appeal will be heard listen

10/26/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Update: 29 October 2012 - The Supreme Court will not hear arguments in this case.

Today, the United States Supreme Court will decide whether to hear arguments in a case against five people from the Holy Land Foundation jailed for giving humanitarian aid to a group alleged to have ties to terrorism. Yesterday a small contingent of local activists waved signs on a street corner near USF Tampa to protest the conviction of the Holy Land Five.

[The Holy Land Foundation](http://freedomtogi...

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The Federal Budget Explained; Plus Should the Host Committee Reimburse St. Petersburg for the Cost of Preparations for the RNC Party at the Trop?

10/26/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk about federal spending with Mattea Kramer. http://nationalpriorities.org Kramer is senior research analyst at the National Priorities Project and lead author of the new book "A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget." We're going to discuss where your tax dollars go and approaches to improve the unemployment rate and shrink the federal deficit.

Later we'll talk with To...

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Malala Yousafzai

10/25/12 Malala Yousafzai in a CNN interview
From A Woman's Point of View
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Women's Show host Mary Glenney highlights Malala Yousafzai in a CNN interview discussing why she wants an education and why she feels that all girls should be allowed to go to school to pursue an education. She recently survived an assassination attempt in Pakistan and continues to improve in a London hospital.

Malala began blogging for the BBC and Guardian newspaper under a pseudonym when she was just 11 yrs old. She was awarded the International Peace Award for Children in Pakistan an...

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