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Two Local Doctors Discuss Obamacare

10/08/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, Welcome to the Last Call. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll talk about the Affordable Care Act with two local doctors and we’ll take your phone calls. Our guests are both with Doctor’s For America -- a national movement of physicians and medical students working together to improve the health of the nation and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, high quality health care."

Our guests are: Dr. Mona V. Mangat is an all...

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A Skeptic Looks at Religious Hoaxes, UFOs and Alternative Medicine

10/08/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. On the first part of today’s program we’’ll talk with Benjamin Radford… one of the world's few science-based paranormal investigators, and has done first-hand research into mysterious phenomena including psychics, ghosts and haunted houses; exorcisms, miracles, Bigfoot, stigmata, lake monsters, UFO sightings, reincarnation, and crop circles. Later we’ll open the phone lines and take your phone calls….

Benjamin Radford is ...

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Tampa Bay area college students march for peace on anniversary of invasion of Afghanistan listen

10/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The war in Afghanistan is now in its twelfth year and some students in the Tampa Bay area have had enough. Ten members of Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, rallied at USF Tampa today to speak out against the continued occupation of Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Matthew Hastings said the military spending can be better used to fund public education.

“Well, if we’re spending trillions of dollars to maintain a military that is fighting overseas, we’re not g...

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Florida voters facing issues of abortion and religion

10/05/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today’s Last Call we concluded our series on the proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the November ballot with a look at Amendments 6 and 8 dealing with the two contentious issues of abortion and religion.

We also discussed the merit retention questions facing ...

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Hillsborough Commissioner Higginbotham faces feisty opponent listen

10/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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There are only two incumbents on the Hillsborough County Commission facing opponents in this year’s election. Al Higginbotham was criticized by his opponent, Democrat Mark Nash during a Tiger Bay Club of Tampa event today at the Straz Center.

One major defeat marking Higginbotham’s term as east Hillsborough’s county commissioner is the transit referendum that failed in 2010. The district four commissioner said he spoke against the tax hike more than 80 times, but that doesn’t mea...

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Interview with Obama for President Campaign Manager Jim Messina About Wednesday's Debate

10/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. In a moment we'll speak with President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina about Wednesday's presidential candidate's debate. But first seven listener comments about yesterday' program Most of the comments are about the debate.

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The Pier, Pinellas County elections and the first presidential debate recap

10/04/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Today's show includes an interview with Bill Ballard. Bill with Stop The Lens, a group formed in St. Petersburg to stop the proposed new design for the Pier in St. Pete.

Later we spoke with Matt Florell with St.PetePolls.org, the polling firm based in St. Pete that surveys Pinellas County residents on political issues. We spoke with him about his just released poll regarding the County Commission races.

And later we discussed the impact of the first presidential debate between Mitt Romn...

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Judy Collins: My Life in Music

10/04/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Using excerpts from Judy Collins latest book titled JUDY COLLINS;MY LIFE IN MUSIC and some of Judy's earlier works, Womens Show host Mary Glenney reviews the book - and the times - from the 60's to the present through Judy Collins's music.

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Judy Collins

10/04/12 Judy Collins woth Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Judy Collins, singer, songwriter and political activist talks about her book JUDY COLLINS; SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES. Her 2011 book was recently released in paperback by Three Rivers Press. Collins’ career spans over 50 years and includes over 40 albums.

With candor and humor Judy talks about her life, her political and personal interests and the many people she has known and worked with throughout her life. More information on Judy Collins can be fo...

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Romney hits hard in first Presidential debate listen

10/04/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Nearly 60 faculty members and students gathered Wednesday night at the Saint Petersburg College campus in Clearwater to observe and reflect on the Presidential debate. The debate focused on domestic issues. It was a numbers and figures laden discussion about the economy, debt and entitlement reform.

Although Obama and Romney agreed cuts in spending are necessary, they differed on which ones and by how much. For instance, Romney would eliminate federal funding for [public broadcasting](http...

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Tampa City Council members left out of the loop before Ybor City trees were removed listen

10/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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More than 100 trees in Ybor City were chopped down to waist high stumps last month with what seemed like little warning. Now Tampa City Council is asking why it was such a surprise and what is going to be done to replace the hacked landscaping. Officials from the Parks and Recreation Department said residents and businesses in the area were told some trees would be cut down and replaced, but that wasn’t enough for Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick.

“Somewhere, there was a lack...

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Still no decision on Tampa's RNC surveillance cameras listen

10/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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More than 100 surveillance cameras are still monitoring parts of downtown Tampa. Tampa Police want to keep them. Some council members want to move them. And Some want to flip the off switch. But in a meeting today, council member Frank Reddick found that there wasn’t much he and his colleagues could do.

“Recently the Mayor stated it’s his decision what to do with these cameras – whether they going to stay downtown or go somewhere else. So, it seems to me that we have limited a...

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Global Warming and Last Night's Presidential Debate

10/04/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about global warming with author Mark Hertsgaard. Later we’ll talk about last night’s presidential debate and open the phone lines. First- one listener comment about this week’s release of videos- from the conservative and liberal camps. One of the videos was a video that has been available on the web for five years showing then senator Barack Obama speaking to an historic black college in Virginia. Conse...

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Preview of protest against new Clearwater policies affecting people without homes

10/03/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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This summer, the Pinellas county city of Clearwater approved ordinances ranging from strengthening the city’s ban on panhandling, to restricting whether people can sit or lie on sidewalks, docks or piers.

But some homeless advocates aren’t taking the new rules well. This Saturday they’re organizing a demonstration, food sharing and music at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater to protest To protest what they call an inhumane and un...

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St. Pete inner-city elementary students get a legs-on lesson in pedestrian safety listen

10/03/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Some kids walking to school everyday face speeding drivers, sidewalks in disrepair and any number of other dangers. More than 40 students walked a mile in the rain today on their way to an elementary school in inner-city St.Pete. With police officers, firefighters and the mayor in tow, the students learned how to keep safe.

Campbell Park Elementary is in one of St. Petersburg’s poorest neighborhoods. It’s classified a Title I school which ...

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