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State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda talks about the election and the 2013 Florida legislative session

11/30/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today's show we were joined by Tallahassee democratic Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda. She was recently re-elected to a third term representing District 9 which encompasses most of Leon County. Our discussion centered around the gains made by state democrats in November - some of the most notable gains for Democrats in years - and the upcoming Tallahassee legislative session which convenes on...

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HART buses will be mobile tributes to Rosa Parks listen

11/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is installing small brass plaques commemorating Rosa Parks in all of their buses. Transit officials showed them off today at the Yukon transfer center in Tampa's Sulphur Springs neighborhood. The move comes more than fifty years after the civil rights activist was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger.

On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks just stayed put when a bus driver asked her to move. In an interview...

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Florida's Vanishing Springs

11/30/12 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 Florida’s vanishing springs – once a major tourist draw they are rapidly disappearing…..

And we’ll hear from a Democratic activist from Florida who has been up in Washington DC monitoring the battle over the so-called fiscal cliff…Later we’ll open the phone lines…

First four listener comments- about health care, WalMart and upcoming program changes here at WMNF….

Earlier...

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USF students ask school to take steps to end rape culture listen

11/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Two rapes were reported on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida last month and still have not been solved. A group of students is asking the school to incorporate a program that would rein in what they call rape culture.

The students rallied for the first time yesterday afternoon in front of the busy Marshall Student Services Center. As people passed, members of Students for a Democratic Society including President Dani Leppo, gathered petition si...

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The fiscal cliff and defining the GOP's message with analyst Chris Ingram

11/29/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Conservative blogger and television analyst Chris Ingram came on the program to talk about the current budget negotiations in Washington, about whether or not Barack Obama received a mandate in the presidential election, and what the Republican Party needs to do to win national elections in the future, among other topics.

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Health advocacy groups want feds to implement parts of the healthcare law in Florida listen

11/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida has until December 14 to show they will be ready to implement federally mandated changes to health insurance by January, 2014. During a conference call today advocates said the state won’t have time to create efficient health insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

The exchanges will be a competitive market place where patients can shop around for health insurance. The process has been likened to travel planning websites like Travelocity that give consumers a ...

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Thousands of years of indigenous history still on Florida land listen

11/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Many places across the state were home to Native Americans beginning thousands of years ago. The historical significance of some of those spots have been lost over time, but many of them have been preserved.

One of them is Maximo Park at the southern-most tip of Pinellas County. Where there is now an observation tower, beach front playground and picnic areas, there once was villages of Native Americans who were here long before Europeans settled in Florida. Jeff Moates is the Florida Pu...

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Political Analyst Kevin Phillips on His New Book: 1775 A Good Year For Revolution

11/29/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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In his new book 1775, political analyst Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the most important year of the American Revolution. Instead, he argues that the great events and confrontations of 1775—Congress’s belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England’s rage militaire, the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local committees that quickly reconstituted local authority...

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Listeners weigh in on media consolidation

11/28/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on Last Call we heard from listeners about media consolidation.

On the WMNF drive-time news we played part of a conference call. The Federal Communications Commission plans to lift some limits on one company owning several media organizations in the same market. But a coalition of unions and civil rights leaders is urging the FCC to slow things down until it analyzes ...

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Civil rights and union leaders urge FCC to slow changes to media ownership rules listen

11/28/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Federal Communications Commission wants to lift some limits on one company owning several media organizations in the same market. But a coalition of unions and civil rights leaders is urging the FCC to slow things down until it analyzes the impact of the proposed changes on women and people of color.

In a teleconference with reporters today Craig Aaron, president and CEO of t...

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Genetically Engineered Trees Secretly Planted in Florida? And Mayor Bill Foster Says He Has Every Intention of Running for Re-Election

11/28/12 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 mayor of St. Petersburg about baseball, the Lens and his plans for the future…. And we’ll also hear from an environmentalist who is raising the alarm about the planting of genetically modified trees in the US.

But first, five listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we spent the hour talking about WMNF’s programming- in light of the fact that we are in the regular two year proces...

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Local pastor charged with 8 felonies trying to put a roof over someone's head listen

11/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A Tampa Pastor is suing the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for arresting her after she helped a member of her congregation move into a home owned by someone else. Tami Robinson used centuries old land ownership loophole to try to acquire an abandoned home, but it didn’t work. Robinson said she and the woman she was helping were arrested and charged with eight felonies.

“We’ve been charged with burglary, two counts of grand theft, two counts of burglary, two counts of imper...

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Dilapidated mobile home lot catches Tampa City Council's eye listen

11/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A cluster of mobile homes in Southeast Seminole Heights is falling apart and no one has done anything about it. Until now. Pete Johnson, a civilian code enforcement guru, told Tampa City Council members earlier this month that the homes violated multiple city codes.

“There is sewage leak. There is electrical components close to water. This is the most grotesque living conditions I have ever seen and abuse of elderly people by this property owner. I cannot understand why code has no...

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Daniel Ruth of the Tampa Bay Times Discusses State and Local Political issues

11/26/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Tampa Bay Times columnist and editorial board member Daniel Ruth.

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Waste-to-energy, fermenting and time banking

11/26/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today’s program with the founder of the Fermenters Club started in California, Austin Durant. He just led a workshop in Tampa for the new fermenters club started in our area. Austin talked a little about the basics of fermentation and the reasons to ferment. There appears to be a lot of interest here for this healthy, traditional way to store food. Next up Bryan Roberts with EcoTech Construction and the [Roosevelt 2.0](http://www.facebook.com/th...

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