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Annual Tax Advice Call-In Show Part Two

03/21/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll have part two of our annual tax call-in show. Our guests are three CPA's- Phil Scheidt, Robin Hitchens and Andy Mason.

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Pinellas County school board members decline request for new reading curriculum, called out for accepting status quo listen

03/20/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last night, 3,000 members of churches and other religious institutions in Pinellas County put some elected officials in the hot seat. Committees from the group Faith and Action for Strength Together forced yes or no answers about proposed policies from school board members, St. Pete City Council members, and the Pinellas County Sheriff. Only one proposal was declined. Several school board members rejected a program that Joe Magri, co-chair of FAST’s education committee, said has been des...

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Annual Tax Call-in Show Part One

03/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei. Welcome to our annual tax-call in show on which three local CPA's will be giving you advice on filling out your income tax forms this year.

Our guests are Phil Scheidt who is the station's accountant, Lee Hewitt and Malcolm Hayes.

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Anti Obamacare Plaintiff Files for Bankruptcy Beacuse of Medical Bills

03/19/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Earlier this month there were news reports that the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act had filed for bankruptcy in part because of her high medical bills. We'll talk about the case and preview next week's Supreme Court hearing on "Obamacare" with Wendell Potter who is a former insurance company e...

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Cheers, activists give state Rep. Jeff Brandes "unwelcome" home party listen

03/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday, 75 activists from several progressive groups gave state Representative Jeff Brandes what they called an unwelcome home party. It was complete with party hats, noise makers, champagne, and a Monopoly guy jumping out of a box. One protester at Brandes’ office on North 4th Street in St. Petersburg, Bill Hurley, said he was there to send a message: don't be Governor Rick Scott's patsy.

“Loopholes on repairers of private jets. For-profit charter schools that, the schools, we ca...

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St. Pete group calls on community involvement in the city's budget listen

03/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Political activists launched a non-partisan initiative this morning that aims at giving citizens of St. Petersburg a louder voice in the budgeting process. On the steps of City Hall, 40 supporters of the People’s Budget Review learned details of the process that reaches out to residents to gather their ideas on how tax dollars should be spent at the city level. Christian Haas spoke about the process at a press conference.

“Essentially we want to have aggregate data of the citizen’...

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Urban permaculture

03/19/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today’s program with some tips on saving gas with a spokesperson from the Alliance to Save Energy, Ronnie Kweller. There are a lot of simple maintenance points she made, from checking tire pressure to unloading the trunk, that we can do to save gas. Check out the complete list at their web site. Next up we were joined by two local permaculture activists; Jim Kovaleski, an urban farmer, and Bob Abbenzeller, an organizer for the Plant City Community Garden pr...

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West Tampa residents want a say in future urban redevelopment, including North Boulevard Homes listen

03/19/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tampa is considering redevelopment along its inner-city riverfront. It could include getting rid of some low-income housing and replacing it with mixed-use development. At a rally in one of those West Tampa neighborhoods on Saturday, some people were in favor of progress, but they don’t want to be cut out of Tampa’s future urban landscape.

In a parking lot across from the Occupy Tampa encampment on Main Street in West Tampa, fifty community activists and area residents gathered in the...

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Holding Monsanto to Ethical Guidelines on Genetically Modified Food? And the Power of Peacemaking

03/19/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about genetically modified food and an effort to pressure one of the largest makers of genetically modified food to act ethically. Later we’ll talk with an Atlanta minister who is coming to USF St. Petersburg tomorrow to conduct a dialogue on the efficacy of non-violence…..

Our first guest is Nate Walker who is a Unitarian minister in Philadelphia….

Since November 2009, Walker has been engaged in tryin...

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Reverend Charles McKenzie says residents of North Boulevard Homes must have a say in what happens to their homes listen

03/16/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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We opened up today's Last Call with an interview with Reverend Charles McKenzie, head of Florida's Rainbow PUSH Coalition about a rally taking place on Saturday near North Boulevard Homes.

His group, joined by members of Occupy Tampa is demanding that residents of Tampa's oldest public housing project be given a "seat at the table" in any discussions on the future development of the area along the Hillsborough River which could potentially lead to the demolition of their homes.

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Hillsborough Public Defender and State Attorney agree on budget issues; disagree on juvenile sentencing listen

03/16/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Children accused of committing heinous crimes are being tried as adults in Florida. Today at a Tiger Bay Club of Tampa luncheon, two lawyers from opposite sides of the argument squared off about the topic. Hillsborough County’s public defender and its state attorney politely presented the different ways they approach the debate.

Both Julianne Holt and Mark Ober are up for re-election. Neither is being opposed. They started off with a joke about sparring, followed it up a reconciliato...

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A Former John Birch Society Member Describes Life in the Movement and Warns that the Ideology Is Again on the Rise

03/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Today we’ll hear from Claire Conner who is writing a new book about growing up in a prominent John Birch Society family in Chicago.

During it’s hey day in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s the Birch Society was an influential right wing group. It saw traitors and communist conspiracies everywhere, even accusing Republican President Dwight Eisenhower of being a communist sympathizer. The group wanted the US to leave the UN and...

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Protesters want President Obama to fire Ed DeMarco and help homeowners with Freddie and Fannie loans listen

03/16/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the United States. Yesterday, MoveOn.org members and others rallied at Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Ybor City. The group hopes to sway President Obama to make changes to current foreclosure system.

About fifteen protesters gathered as part of a larger national day of action called Save Our Homes. They held signs with the mess...

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Kelly Kirschner talks about immigration

03/15/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Kelly Kirschner is director of Unidos Now, a Latino advocacy group based in Sarasota.

A former Mayor and City Commissioner in Sarasota, the 37-year-old Kirschner talked about how it's vital that Latinos, who will continue to gain in population in the U.S., be treated as an important demographic, vs. being demonized when it comes to discussing illegal immigration.

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Tampa takes symbolic measure to declare corporations are not people listen

03/15/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council unanimously passed a resolution this afternoon that declares corporations are not entitled to the same rights as people. Mary Mulhern initiated the item because she said allowing corporations to funnel large sums of money into political campaigns isn’t what constituents want.

“We’re kind of the closest to the people as opposed to the corporations when it comes to running for office and campaign...

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