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Hillsborough Latino group files federal suit to get Florida's RNC delegates back listen

01/31/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Hillsborough Hispanic Coalition is challenging the loss of 50 delegates at the Republican National Convention in August. Florida is supposed to have 100, but had that number slashed for holding its presidential preference primary early. Attorney Michael Steinberg has filed the case in Federal court because states the two major parties allow to have primaries or caucuses early don’t represent the Latino population and he says that is discriminatory.
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Immigration and Cuba test Republican strength in Florida's rapidly changing Latino demographic listen

01/31/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Even though polls show Mitt Romney with a wide lead in today’s primary, some Republicans are concerned about recent attacks made by rival Newt Gingrich that labeled Romney as "anti-immigrant." That term could potentially damage Romney during the general election in Florida, where 13% of voters are Latino.

Last week, the issue of immigration shot to central stage in the Florida primary race when Newt Gingrich abruptly pulled a Spanish language campaign spot that described Mitt Romney as â...

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Republican voters in St. Pete weigh in on their presidential preference listen

01/31/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Despite a brief surge after his win in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is now lagging behind former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by 14 points according to a Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday. Today, registered Republicans have their final chance to cast their votes for the eventual n...

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Wage Theft: A Multi-Million Dollar Problem Here In Florida

01/31/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about wage theft here in Florida—are employers paying fair wages to employees. A new study says some are not and the losses to workers are in the millions. Later we’ll talk about an effort to poll Americans on questions that the mainstream media rarely asks- such as whether to develop a Department of peace, whether to close some of the many overseas military bases and whether they favor a single payer he...

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Two years after the BP spill, how does oil drilling sit with Florida voters on eve of GOP primary? listen

01/30/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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It's been less than two years since the BP oil spill gushed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in One of the worst environmental disasters in US history. As Republican voters in Florida decide tomorrow which of the GOP candidates they prefer as their presidential nominee, we look at the candidates’ stances on gulf oil drilling and whether the BP oil spill still weighs heavily in the minds of voters in the sunshine state.

Last week, The U.S. Department of the Interior anno...

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Newt Gingrich in Tampa: I'm tired of being lectured about supporting every other religion listen

01/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomorrow’s presidential preference primary could decide the eventual GOP nomination. Frontrunners Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are aggressively campaigning for a victory in Florida. Gingrich made a stop in Tampa this afternoon at the Tampa Jet Center where he told supporters he has run a cleaner and more deserving campaign than Romney.

“Romney then decided that the only way to stop me was a three and a half...

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Occupy Tampa protester says officers used excessive force while arresting two protesters Sunday night listen

01/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two Occupy Tampa protesters were arrested last night while marching along North Dale Mabry. The march was in response to more than 400 arrests and the use of chemicals at Occupy Oakland. This morning WMNF’s Janelle Irwin spoke with Occupy Tampa member Daniel Walford about the Tampa arrests.

“We were marching in solidarity with Oakland, CA because they got shot and Tasered and smoked gassed the other night.”

“And a couple of your people were arres...

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Where will Tampa Bay Rays land? We hear from Foster and Buckhorn listen

01/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Mayors of St. Petersburg and Tampa are both hoping to be the long-term host of the Tampa Bay Rays. St. Pete’s mayor, Bill Foster wants to keep major league baseball and Tampa’s mayor, Bob Buckhorn, thinks the team could land east of the Bay. At a Suncoast Tiger Bay meeting last Wednesday, Foster said the Rays are contractually obligated to stay in St. Pete for at least another 15 years...

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U.S. Senate field hearing in Tampa exposes flaws in Florida's new voting law listen

01/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida’s new voting law has received criticism from groups across the country who think it makes voting harder for minorities and people with low incomes. Today in Tampa, U.S. Senator Dick Durban, a Democrat from Illinois, held the first ever field meeting of the [Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights](http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/subcommittees/constit...

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City council members in St. Pete aren't sure about new Pier budget listen

01/27/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg has chosen a design known as "The Lens" for its new Pier. At a workshop yesterday some City Council members raised budget concerns about the project.

Council member Jim Kennedy said an independent review and analysis of “The Lens” design was conducted ...

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Newt Gingrich and the Florida Presidential primary

01/26/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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The January 31 GOP presidential primary in Florida was the topic of discussion.

USF-St.Pete political science professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan and University of Florida political science professor Dan Smith talk about Newt Gingrich and what we've seen and heard in the days leading up to the primary election.

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Interview with Jewish Peace Activist Mark Braverman

01/26/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our next guest is Mark Braverman.

According to his biography: "Mark Braverman’s roots are in the Holy Land – his grandfather, a fifth generation Palestinian Jew, was born in Jerusalem, emigrating the U.S. as a young man. Growing up in the United States, Braverman was reared in the Jewish tradition, studying Bible, Hebrew literature, and Jewish history. Trained in clinical psychology and crisis management, Braverman devoted his professional career to working with groups and individuals ...

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Elected official speaks out against Florida election law ahead of Senate hearing in Tampa listen

01/26/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Several elected officials are concerned that Florida’s new voting law will make it harder for students and minorities to cast their votes. In preparation of a hearing to evaluate the law, U.S. member of Congress Kathy Castor spoke out against the law Thursday.

Last year, Governor Rick Scott signed a law he said would cut down on voter fraud. Among other things, it reduces the number of early voting days. At the West Tam...

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Rev. Barry Lynn On Separation Of Church And State

01/26/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our second guest today is a United Church of Christ minister and the executive director of Americans United a group that promotes the separation of church and state. Rev. Barry Lynn is also an author and a radio talk show host. He'll be speaking in Sarasota this coming Monday night at 7Pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Fruitville Road. FMI http://www.au.org

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Democrats Plan Rally Against Voter Suppression Laws

01/26/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Tomorrow the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings in Tampa to review Florida's new voting laws. the laws which shortened early voting and put strict requirements on third-party voter registration groups have been called by some an effort to reduce voting by non-Republicans. Our guest is a vice president of the Florida Democratic party, Alison Murano who is helping to organize a demonstration tomorrow against what she calls "voter...

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