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Firesign Theatre's Phil Proctor on The BBC Murders, Frontline's Emma Schwartz on Dark Money, and Listeners on the Election

11/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up next we'll talk with Firesign Theatre's Phil Proctor about his appearance next week in performances of The BBC Murders at the Capital Theater in Clearwater.

Later we'll talk with PBS/Frontline reporter Emma Schwartz about a [series of investigative reports by Frontline and ProPublica on "dark money"](http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline...

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Interview with Rod Smith, Chair of the Florida Democratic Party Followed by Open Phones

11/05/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. On the first part of the program today we'll talk with the chair of the Florida Democratic Party Rod Smith.

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You can't Early Vote anymore, but you can vote early listen

11/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Early voting ended on Saturday throughout Florida, but that doesn’t mean people can’t still vote early. Mail in ballots can be picked up and turned in at any Supervisor of Elections office before tomorrow’s general election. Travis Abercrombie, a spokesperson for the Hillsborough County elections office, said people are taking advantage of the last chance to vote before Election Day.

“It’s been brisk. It’s been very brisk. So far, as of 1pm, we’ve had 1,144 people in Hil...

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A raspy Bill Clinton stumps for Obama to 2,000 in St. Pete listen

11/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Former President Bill Clinton stumped to 2,000 Obama supporters in one of the last campaign pushes in Florida. , Clinton’s voice was worn and tired at the Coliseum in St. Pete during his fourth stop in Florida on Friday. But the two-term president rallied voters by dismantling Republican claims that Barack Obama hasn’t done enough to boost the struggling economy.

“I am far more enthusiastic about him this time than I was four years ago and you should be too.”

Clinton’s enth...

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Incumbent Ken Welch faces challenger Buck Walz in Pinellas County Commission race listen

11/05/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Three incumbent Pinellas County Commissioners face challengers in tomorrow’s election. One of them, Democrat Ken Welch, hopes to be re-elected over his challenger Republican Buck Walz. In the District 7 race Welch is emphasizing community health.

At a town hall meeting last month in Saint Petersburg Welch said although education is the county’s top priority it’s only part of the focus. He said with a limited budget combating systemic poverty will be the c...

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Open Phones to Discuss Tomorrow's Election

11/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll hear from voters at a recent Romney Rally in Defiance Ohio and then we'll take your phone calls to talk about tomorrow's election.

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Could the Florida Legislature's reduction in early voting days backfire on Republicans?

11/04/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

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Last year the Republican dominated Florida Legislature revised the state's elections law to cut down on the number of early voting days. Critics of the change, like voting rights organizations and groups aligned with the Democratic Party protested, claiming it was an effort by Republicans to limit turnout by minorities and others who tend to vote early and vote Democratic.

Despite the reduction to eight early voting days (early voting ended Saturday), some counties have still seen record e...

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"Bowzer" from Sha Na Na on Protecting Social Security, Greg Palast on How Mitt Romney Profited from the Auto Bailout and Your Phone Calls

11/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this morning we'll hear from Jon "Bowzer" Bauman who is a founding member of the music group Sha Na Na. He's now a spokesperson for the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare. Next we'll talk with investigative reporter Greg Palast about his article describing how Mitt Romney profited from the auto industry bailout. Lat...

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Free Air Time for Candidates Part Two

11/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today we'll present part two of our free air time for candidates series. We'll hear from Elizabeth Belcher who is a candidate for Florida Senate district 24, Karl Zimmerman who is a candidate for Florida house district 65, Jonathan Michael Snow for Florida Congressional District 12, Karen Welzel Florida House district 41, Jessica Ehrlich Florida Congressional District 13, and Ricky Shirah who is running for Polk County Commission district 5.

Note: W...

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Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente stresses the need for independent judiciary in the wake of Republican-led campaign to unseat judges

11/02/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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As we wound down this 7th day of early voting in Florida on today's Last Call we spoke with Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente about the merit retention races facing voters on the 2012 ballot and the Republican-led campaign to unseat her, and two other state Supreme Court Justices – who also happen to be the only Democratic appointees on the court.

Florida has had a [merit retention](http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/j...

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Early voting turnout strong this election listen

11/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Early voting is in full swing today with only tomorrow remaining. The average wait time is more than 45 minutes at the C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library in East Tampa. As of this afternoon more than 128,000 voters had cast their early ballots in Hillsborough County. That’s about 16% of all registered voters.

“I have seen a beautiful thing. I have seen an amazing moment when it comes to voting because they said that we weren’t going ...

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Interview with Ellen DeGeneres

11/01/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Ellen DeGeneres, well know humorist and recent recipient of the Mark Twain for Humor award, gives a humorous account of the recent announcement by the BIC company that they are manufacturing pink pens for women.The pink pens were "honored" by Ellen with the suitable Ellen DeGeneres touch..You might say they were "pinked."

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Ayele Hunt discusses Amendment 6

11/01/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Ayele Hunt, the founder of I Am Choice, talked about Amendment 6 and the importance of understanding its implications. Ayele noted there are two parts to the Amendment. The first part is the denial of any public funds for any abortions except to save the life of the mother. This would extend the sense of public funds to include public employees and would extend to their insurance coverage. This represents an extension of the Hyde Amendment. The second part of the proposed Amendment is to res...

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Adelle Stan on women's concerns for the upcoming election

11/01/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Adelle Stan, the Washington Bureau Chief for AlterNet, discusses the issues she considers most relevant for women in the upcoming election. She discusses not only reproductive issues but as well equal pay for equal work,the violence against women act, protection for women in the work place and other issues that have been blocked by many Republicans in the Congress. Adelle noted that the next President might have the opportunity to appoint 2-3 Supreme Court Justices and with Roe vs Wade han...

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Free Air Time for Candidates Part One

11/01/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Yesterday we made this announcement:

This Thursday and Friday on Radioactivity we’ll be giving away to candidates free air time. The airwaves belong to the public and many in our audience think the cost of campaigns is too expensive- and the pursuit of campaign dollars from big monied interests is a threat to our democracy. So to get the word out about candidates who are on the ballot November 6th we are offering free air time...

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