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Partisans Release "Shocking" Videos of Barack Obama and Paul Ryan: You Decide

10/03/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up: yesterday the conservative media was touting what some said was a "bombshell" new video of then U.S. Senator Barack Obama speaking at Hampton University in 2007. Today we'll play the version of the video edited by the conservative web site The Daily Caller. And we'll also play a newly revealed video of GOP VP candidate [Paul Ryan speaking about "make...

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What Would Amendment Three Mean to Low and Moderate Income People?

10/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. This November Florida voters will be asked to decide the fate of eleven proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Today we'll talk about Amendment Three. Here's the text of the proposed amendment:

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32

STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.—This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitatio...
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Tampa Mayor Buckhorn to cheer President Obama in first presidential debate listen

10/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney will debate for the first time this election year Wednesday at 9 p.m. in Denver, Colorado. At a press conference Tuesday morning at the Obama campaign office in Tampa, Mayor Bob Buckhorn encouraged people to watch the debate – especially those who don’t know much about the presidential candidates.

“This will be the first major exposure that they have had to these two candidates standing toe to toe with each other and th...

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Occupy Tampa celebrates its first birthday; members reminisce listen

10/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Occupy Tampa turned a year old last week. Supporters marked the occasion with a series of events yesterday in downtown Tampa including a march, sign waving and chalking the sidewalk in front of the Tampa Police Department. One Occupy protester, Andrew Speirs, was confronted by a police officer while drawing political messages in yellow chalk.

Speirs, an active protester during the Republican National Convention in August, complained that police...

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Author of the book The Good News Club

10/01/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll speak with author Katherine Stewart – she’s written a book called THE GOOD LUCK CLUB. In it she says that there’s a campaign by fundamentalist Christians to take back America’s public schools.

In January, 2009, Katherine Stewart learned that the Santa Barbara public elementary school her children attended had added a Bible study class called the "Good News Club" to its

afterschool program. Stewar...

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Pinellas Native Plant Tour

10/01/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program our guest was the president of the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, Jan Allyn. We talked about the importance of native plants and the chapter’s upcoming Native Landscape Tour, which will take place on October 6 &7, 9AM to 3PM, as a self-guided tour of homes and businesses in Pinellas County. To find out more check out www.pinellas.fnpschapters.org. Their monthly meeting takes place on the first Wednesday of ...

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Proposed second St. Pete baseball stadium has a price, but no funding plans released yet listen

10/01/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A local developer is trying to stimulate conversation about how to keep the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg. A group released plans last Friday for a new baseball stadium in the mid-Pinellas Carillon area that includes a retractable roof and a price tag, but no known way to pay for it.

Owners of the Tampa Bay Rays aren’t happy in their current home at Tropicana Field where many seats are often empty on game days. Speculation of moving the team across the Bay to Tampa prompted St. Pete...

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Live report from Occupy Tampa's first anniversary celebration listen

10/01/12 Seán Kinane and Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week was the one-year anniversary of Occupy Tampa’s first gathering and they’re celebrating today with marches, sign-waving and a general assembly in downtown.

WMNF’s Janelle Irwin is live on the scene at Gaslight Square.

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