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Waldorf Schools consultant says "education of the heart" can cultivate emotional intelligence listen

01/26/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Because of pressure from politicians, most educators in the U.S. are forced to “teach to the test” even though they have the skills and training to provide a much more rounded education. That’s the take of Eugene Schwartz, an educational consultant working mainly with Waldorf Schools.

“…We’re not teaching to the test, we’re teaching to the child.”

Schwartz is speaking at 7:00 p.m. today at the Suncoast Waldorf School at 1857 Curlew Road in...

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St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster supports light rail connection to other cities including Tampa listen

01/25/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster champions his city’s transportation accomplishments. At a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon Wednesday afternoon he said he fully supports implementing light rail to connect to other cities in the region.

Tiger Bay meetings boast the ability of members to carve a politician up for lunch. St. Pete Mayor Bill Foster found himself on that platter answering questions he said he didn’t want to answer. B...

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Who makes up the Florida electorate? And the President's State of the Union message

01/25/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up we'll hear from Dr. Susan MacManus who teaches political science at USF in Tampa. With the GOP primary next week she'll talk about the Florida electorate. What group's are growing in size? Which geographic area will most decide the winner in Florida? What is our religious and age break down? Who are the people who are supervoters? We'll talk about all of these questions. Then we'll hear a portion of the President's State of the Union speech from last night and then take your phone c...

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The Republican Presidential candidates meet opposition at USF debate listen

01/24/12 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Republican Presidential debate at the University of South Florida was crucial for those four candidates, but many groups oppose their agenda. Hundreds flooded the campus to fight back against the positions of candidates on immigration, LGBT issues and tuition hikes.

Outside USF’s administration building more than 200 people held up signs. Some shouted speeches through bullhorns before marching to the site of the debate. The groups were greeted and riled up by D...

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HART looks to cut legal spending by using in-house lawyers listen

01/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The tough budget climate has left governments at all levels looking for creative ways to cut costs. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, or HART, is looking to their legal department to save a half a million dollars. In a committee meeting yesterday, HART’s director of legal services, Michael Stephens, said the savings estimate is conservative becau...

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Gingrich stops at St. Pete cafe to tell voters how he plans to win the presidency listen

01/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich made a stop in St. Petersburg this morning to rally support. The standing room only crowd at the Tick Tock Café on north 4th Street forced dozens of others to spill into the parking lot. Gingrich outlined his plan to win the Republican nomination despite funding concerns.

“Governor Romney will have vastly more money than I will, but we’ll have many more people than he will....

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Republican Presidential candidates debate at USF Tampa listen

01/24/12 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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With the Florida's primary one week away, the top four GOP candidates for President of the United States gathered at Tampa's University of South Florida last night. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin reports, the candidates sparred during the nearly two hour long debate.

Newt Gingrich's landslide victory in South Carolina last Saturday has shaken Mitt Romney's perceived front runner status. That’s forcing Romney to go on the offensive. Romney laid into Gingrich several times attempting to connect h...

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Politifact rates candidates statements from last night's GOP debate in Tampa

01/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Last night the four GOP presidential candidates took part in a debate on the USF campus in Tampa. Here to tell us how they did in terms of truthfulness is the editor of Politifact Florida Angie Drobnic Holan.

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Bees and Sacred Economics

01/23/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program our first guest, Rebecca “The Beekeeper” Conroy, talked about her upcoming classes on Beginning Beekeeping. They start January 27 at 7 PM at the Sanctuary Acupuncture Center, located on 5111 Central Ave in St Petersburg. She also belongs to the Tampa Bay Beekeepers Association and they’ll be scheduling classes in Bee keeping soon. Our next guest was Charles Eisenstein, author of several books including “Ascent of Humanity” and “Sacred Economics”. He just ...

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Bill Moyer's interview with former Reagan budget director David Stockman on crony capitalism

01/23/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. it's a big night in Tampa with a GOP Presidential debate, appearances by the candidates all over the Bay area and several protests scheduled. We'll open the phones in a few minutes but first: Bill Moyers has returned to PBS with a new program called Moyers and Company. It airs on WEDU-TV at 3PM on Sunday afternoons. We're going to play par...

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Move to Amend protests at Tampa Federal Courthouse on anniversary of Citizens United ruling listen

01/23/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Saturday marked the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling that gave corporations the ability to pour nearly unlimited contributions into political campaigns. As part of a nationwide movement to Occupy the Courts in protest of that ruling, about 100 protesters from several groups descended on Tampa’s Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse on Friday aftern...

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Environmental groups want local fertilizer limits upheld listen

01/23/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Lawn care giants like Scotts and TrueGreen Chem Lawn are pushing a bill in the Florida House that would overturn summer bans on the use of nitrogen on lawns during the rainy summer months. At a press conference this afternoon in Clearwater, representatives from environmental groups and some local officials are aski...

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Activists rally for liberty, justice & free enterprise in St. Petersburg listen

01/23/12 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Next Tuesday is the Presidential preference primary in Florida and candidates will be making their case to conservative voters. About 150 people, including religious leaders and Tea Party activists rallied on January 21st in St. Petersburg's North Straub Park.

Resident Sharon Grant says she thinks the country is going in the wrong direction. Wearing a red, white and blue colored shirt, Grant attended the Liberty & Justice for All: A Rally for America's Future.

“I think that it is extr...

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The Prosperity Campaign launches publicity drive for Earned Income Tax Credit

01/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

There's a lot of talk about tax breaks for the wealthy and for large corporations. But there is a tax break for low and moderate income people - it's called the Earned Income Tax Credit. Here to talk about it are Kara Moore from United Way and Eddie Burch from the Juvenile Welfare Board.

More than 30 tax preparation locations will be open...

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South Carolina physician Brenda Williams - registering voters one patient at a time listen

01/20/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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Republican voters head to the polls tomorrow in South Carolina. In the wake of the primary, I want to introduce you to a woman who, without any fanfare has helped thousands of people exercise their right to vote. Her name is Dr. Brenda Williams. She is a family practitioner in S. Carolina who, along with her husband, has spent hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars of their own money helping dozens of residents attain photo ID’s, as well as registering thousands of their patients to v...

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