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The Young Invicibles engage with USF students about student debt, health care and employment listen

04/12/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In the U.S. student debt now exceeds credit card debt. A group called the Young Invincibles are traveling the nation to capture the voices of these students. They made a stop at the University of South Florida Tuesday morning.

Young America is … you fill in the blank. That’s what members of the Young Invincibles asked students to do at USF. The group of young professionals and volunteers are on a national bus t...

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Bicycling advocate is pleased with legislative progress on pedestrian and cyclist safety listen

04/12/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This year the Florida Legislature passed several bills that could improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Advocates hope the new policies will help to reduce the number of fatalities.

Tim Bustos, Executive Director of the Florida Bicycle Association says Florida has a tragic record of pedestrian and cycling fatalities. His group takes an active role in improving safety.

“Florida has not faired well for bicycle and pedestrian safety over the last several years. There was actually ...

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Could the electric car be making a comeback? listen

04/12/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The future of the electric car may be already here. That was the topic in March at The University of South Florida’s Patel School of Global Sustainability. Before the discussion, 40 people saw the documentary “Revenge of the Electric Car”, the sequel to the popular “Who Killed the Electric Car.” Tonight the film will be Thursday (4/12) at the UU Church in Tampa and Friday (4/13) at the UU Church in Clearwater.

Christian Well, an associate professor of Anthropology at USF, moderated the dis...

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Opponents of proposed RNC Clean Zone ordinance to Tampa: help us help you listen

04/11/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Organizers from the Coalition to March on the RNC expect as many as 5,000 demonstrators from all over the country on the first day of August's Republican National Convention, and don't want a proposed Tampa ordinance blocking their rights. 26 people from that group rallied in Joe Chillura Courthouse Square last night to oppose the so-called Clean Zone ordinance.

Next Thursday Tampa city council will vote on a temporary ordinance that would require groups of 50 or more protesters to obtain ...

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Anti-CAIR advocates disappointed in Hillsborough School Board decision to leave guest speaker policy as-is listen

04/11/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Despite weeks of lobbying by anti-Muslim groups, the Hillsborough County School Board has chosen not to change the county's school policy on public speakers. Supporters of the Islamic advocacy group CAIR are declaring it a win for civil rights.

Last school year, conservative activist David Caton lashed out at the Hillsborough County School Board for allowing Hassan Shibly to speak to a group of high school history students. Shibly is the director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on Am...

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Tampa Bay Host Committee president says he's in the business of playing nice and raising money, not security listen

04/11/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Ken Jones, president of the Tampa Bay Host Committee is expecting this summer’s Republican National Convention to be a huge economic driver for the region. At a Suncoast Tiger Bay meeting at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club this afternoon, Jones deflected some criticism of the convention, like the rights of protesters, because those issues aren’t under his umbrella.

Over the past several months, Ken Jones has led the Tampa Bay Host Committee to create such economic ...

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Pinellas to hold budget eTownHall tonight listen

04/10/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Like other local municipalities, Pinellas County is going through its budget process. Tonight County Commissioners are holding an open house and an eTownHall meeting online and in person at St. Petersburg College in Seminole. We spoke with Pinellas County’s communications director Tim Closterman.

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Zirin hits back against Miami Marlins suspension of Guillen for Castro comments listen

04/10/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins suspended their manager Ozzie Guillen. The infraction? Paying a compliment to former Cuban president Fidel Castro. Guillen has apologized for telling Time magazine he loves Castro. Dave Zirin writes about the politics of sports and is critical of the Marlins and the right-wing Cuban exile community in Miami for their witch-hunt of Guillen. Zirin is ...

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Interviews with the Socialist Equality Party Candidate for President and The Young Invincibles

04/10/12 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 with the Presidential candidate for the Socialist Equality Party…..

And later we’ll talk with organizers of a movement of young people about the issues of the high cost of college, health care and employment…………

Our first guest is Jerry White, he’s 52 years old; born in New York City ; He’s worked at UPS and he’s attended the City University of New York…..He’s now running for president on the [Socialis...

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How fair is the US tax system? And who pays the largest share of their income in taxes?

04/09/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei.Next Tuesday is the deadline to file your federal income tax form for last year. Today we’re going to discuss taxes and look at which income groups pay the most taxes, whether there is a transfer of wealth from the very rich to the very poor, and what happens when big corporations pay little or no taxes. We'll talk with Steve Wamhoff, Legislative Director of Citizen's for Tax Justice, a Washington DC based non profit. Recently the CTJ fo...

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Sen. Nelson to Iran: accept the consequences listen

04/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The United States has sent a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf raising concerns that continued U.S. intervention could spark conflict. At an unrelated event this morning in Town N Country, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told WMNF the deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise is a response to President Barack Obama’s promise to thwart nuclear weapon development in Iran.

“The President has clearly stated that if Iran continues developing a nuclear weapon, which would completel...

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Healthcare for aging Latinos top priority for some non-profits and elected officials listen

04/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The national Latino population is rapidly growing, especially in the Tampa Bay area. But that group is also one of the most likely to be either uninsured or under-insured. Some studies have found that aging Latinos are also at a higher risk of some major medical conditions than white Americans. Florida State Representative Janet Cruz outlined some of those problems at an event in Town N Country this morning.

“Six percent of Hispanic adults in the United States and Puerto Rico have been...

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U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson doesn't expect a budget agreement to come easily listen

04/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson weighed in on budget proposals in the House and Senate that the two chambers of Congress likely won’t agree on. The Republican-led House is expected to pass a budget, but the Democratic Senate is likely to bat that down. Both chambers need to pass a budget before it can be signed by the President. Nelson agreed with sentiments that the budget debate will be compounded by the upcoming Presidential election.

“It’s going to take a while because the politics of an...

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Former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, Pro Renewable Energy, Pro Environmental Regulation and Pro Nuclear

04/09/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. On the first part of the program we'll hear an interview I taped last week with former EPA chief Carol Browner. She was the longest serving EPA administrator having served from 1993 to 2001. Before that she headed Florida's Department of Environmental Protection. She's now a founder and principal of Allbright Group LLC. We'll talk about the rising pice of gasoline, solar energy, nuclear power, global warming, captured regulatory agencies,...

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Last Call Friday; Trayvon, Tampa and the RNC and a final nod to homeless advocate Bill Sharpe listen

04/06/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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Good Afternoon and welcome to Last Call. The Tampa city council had its first reading yesterday of Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s proposed ‘clean zone’ ordinance. It was a packed house, full of concerned citizens. We can only hope that the Mayor and City Council will take what was said to heart and fix what many say is a very flawed proposal right now.

Court officials released a [partial pla...

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