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He has HIV/AIDS and he is still positive listen

03/31/12 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

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When someone is diagnosed with a debilitating disease, it can be difficult to keep up spirits. Last week HIV educator Scott Fried shared his message of sexual safety, responsibility, and self-esteem at the University of South Florida.

In 1987, when 24 year-old Scott Fried contracted the HIV virus, it was considered a death sentence. Since then, he has lost 131 of his friends to AIDS.

“I wasn't raped, I wasn't coerced, I wasn't drugged, rufied, pinned down,” Fried said to a group of USF...

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Electronic Frontier Foundation's Eva Galperin discusses digital privacy rights

03/30/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today's Last Call we tackled the subject of internet privacy; what rights we have as users of the world wide web, what kind of personal information is or is not being gleaned about us and by whom and what, if any protections we have as digital consumers.

Our guest was Eva Galperin, an activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit watchdog devoted to "defending your rights in the digital world". Galperin is involved in mobilization, education an...

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Buckhorn to RNC protesters who might be pepper-sprayed by police: "leave the area" listen

03/30/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This week Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a proposal for a temporary ordinance during the week of the Republican National Convention in August. Yesterday we played the first half of our interview with the Mayor. Buckhorn [proposes](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/occupy-tampa-lawyers-challenging-arrests-inside-parks-at-night-during-rn...

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What is the value of a human life? Kenneth Feinberg uses mediation to solve complex compensation cases like the BP oil disaster listen

03/30/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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What do the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Virginia Tech shooting and the recent Gulf oil disaster all have in common? They were all unique catastrophes at the center of national attention, which resulted in compensation to the victims. Kenneth Feinberg was in charge of distributing those funds. On Thursday, Feinberg lectured at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, advising future lawyers on the role of mediation.

What is the value of a human life? That decision was up to ...

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Former Florida Democratic lawmaker Dan Gelber on Stand Your Ground

03/29/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Dan Gelber was one of only 20 members in the 160- member Florida Legislature who voted against the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law back in 2005.

On this program, Gelber discusses why he was always opposed to the bill, which has received international attention due to the focus on the Trayvon Martin killing on February 26.

Gelber served 10 years in the Florida House & Senate (2000-2010), and lost to Pam Bondi in his bid for Attorney General in November of 2010.

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Trayvon Martin's Killing, Mitt Romney's Health Care Plan, and a Large "Clean Zone" Proposed for the RNC in Tampa

03/29/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. There's a lot of news out there but I'd like to open the phone lines and concentrate on three areas. The first being the latest news in the Trayvon Martin killing. Yesterday ABC broadcast a video in which Martin's alleged killer does not appear to have suffered any injuries as a result of his claimed altercation wit...

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Civil liberties advocate takes issue with some provisions of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's proposed rules for RNC protesters listen

03/29/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a proposal for a temporary ordinance during the week of the Republican National Convention in August. Buckhorn proposes what the city is calling a "Clean Zone" that covers about six square miles near downtown Tampa. Gatherings of more than 50 people will be required to apply for a permit for a demonst...

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Housing Authority of Tampa receives LEED Gold certification for Moses White Estates listen

03/29/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A public housing community in Tampa has been recognized for its environmentally sustainable design. Moses White Estates is the first development in the Housing Authority of the City of Tampa to attain a LEED Gold designation.

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a recognition by the United Green Building Council. According to Lillian Stringer, director of public relations with the Housing Authority of Tampa, Moses White Estates earned the designation though ...

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Why a bird advocacy group opposes a wind farm in the Everglades Agricultural Area

03/28/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The Palm Beach County Commission recently approved the Sugarland Wind construction plan. But despite the benefits of a renewable energy project, it’s being opposed by some environmentalists. They say Florida doesn’t have enough wind and it’s in the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. In a letter, the Clearwater Audubon Society says “Siting a wind farm in the [Everglades Agricultural Area] is flat out irresponsible.”

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Occupy Tampa lawyers challenging arrests inside parks at night; during RNC Buckhorn proposes closing parks at 3 a.m. listen

03/28/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a proposal for a temporary ordinance during the week of the Republican National Convention in August. Buckhorn proposes what the city is calling a "Clean Zone" that will stretch from Rome Avenue to 22nd Street or Channelside Drive and from Columbus Drive to the water, including Harbor Island and Davis Islands. Any gathering of more than 50 people inside the Clean Zone requires a $50 Public Gathering Permit, which is good for 60 minutes. People within t...

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Prayer Making Comeback in Florida Schools? National Organization for Marriage Tries to Drive Wedge in Democratic Party? And Tampa Mayor Proposes Large "Clean Zone" for GOP Convention

03/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about a secret memo that was put out by the National Organization for Marriage that seeks to drive a wedge between gays and blacks. And gays and Latinos. But first school prayer. Last week Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would permit student initiated prayer and other inspirational messages at public school assemblies. The bill was passed by both chambers of the Florida Legislature—largely along par...

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Sarasota County promotes environmental awareness about Florida’s seagrass meadows listen

03/28/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Environmentally engaged volunteers are acquainting the public to the importance of Florida’s unique animals and plants. At an event for seagrass Awareness Month in Siesta Key, organizers said protecting and preserving Florida’s coastal regions starts at the grassroots level.

The volunteers, calling themselves, “beach ambassadors,” have adopted a simple goal. They serve residents who are interested in knowing more about ...

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Attorneys for Occupy Tampa say a judge agrees police can't arrest people for putting things on public sidewalks listen

03/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Lawyers for Occupy Tampa members say a ruling by a Hillsborough County Circuit judge yesterday could lead to Tampa Police no longer arresting people for placing items upon a public sidewalk. It stems from the first six arrests of Occupy Tampa members who were lying or sitting on the sidewalk in front of downtown’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park the morning of October ...

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Pakistan on the Brink of Collapse? Followed by Open Phones

03/27/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program---One of Pakistan’s leading journalists and best-selling author Ahmed Rashid warns that Pakistan is heading towards meltdown and anarchy.

In his new book PAKISTAN ON THE BRINK Rashid offers solutions for his country's frayed ties with the United States and how U.S. peace talks with the Taliban is crucial in its exit strategy from Afghanistan.

Ahmed Rashid,...

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St. Pete project calls on African-American residents to share their memories listen

03/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg officials are preserving its rich African-American history with a walking trail. A group working on the project is reaching out to long-time residents of the city to compile stories straight from the source.

The trail will be completed in two phases. The first will run along 22nd Street South. The second phase will branch out to other historical sites throughout the city south of Central Avenue. One of the sites likely to be included along the trail is [Webb’s City](http:...

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