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Occupy Tampa remembers 6 months of continuous outdoor occupation listen

04/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This weekend, Occupy Tampa is celebrating their six-month anniversary by holding what they are calling Day of Rage 2.0. In addition to holding marches today and tomorrow, members of Occupy Tampa are also remembering the good times they’ve had along the way.

A half of a year later, Occupy Tampa is continuing to plan actions to voice their opposition of corporate greed and a local political process they see as flawed. But the group wants to do more. Nathan Schwartz joined the movement a...

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Ayn Rand: Phillosopher to the Tea Party, The Republican Party, Libertarians and the Neo-Conservative Movement

04/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with the author of a new book about philosopher Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand’s ideas have been cited by the Tea Party and many Republican leaders as helping them formulate their approach to government and the economy. Her books such include Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead have been widely cited as giving birth to the modern libertarian movement. Author Gary Weiss has written a new book called Ayn Rand Nation i...

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Uproar over the "Clean Zone" - Tampa's list of rules for protestors at the 2012 RNC

04/05/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick, St. Petersburg activist Bruce Wright and his colleague Dennis Seagall speak about their issues with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's proposed rules for protestors at this summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor Discusses TPD Plans for Upcoming Republican National Convention

04/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei. This is radioactivity. Coming up we'll talk with Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor about her department's preparations for the Republican Convention in August. We'll talk about weapons, civil liberties, the proposed Clean Zone and what lessons she's learned from previous conventions.

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Supporters not surprised Tampa domestic partnership registry passes unanimously listen

04/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council unanimously approved a domestic partnership registry at that meeting today. A handful of speakers on the topic thanked council members in advance for passing a measure they see as a step toward equality.

Tampa resident Ed Lally is excited to have his partner home from the hospital. At the first reading of the domestic partnership ordinance, he told council members that it cost him a lot of money to have privileges that aren’t ...

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Tampa RNC Clean Zone ordinance vote delayed two weeks: too many holes listen

04/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A first vote on Tampa’s proposed RNC “Clean Zone” ordinance was put off for two weeks so that city council could address some concerns about it. Residents and activists filled council chambers and spilled into another viewing area. Twenty-six of them asked council members to reconsider parts of the ordinance they thought were a violation of their rights.

“I don’t think there’s any way that we could adopt it today. I think that you could drive a tank through all the holes in ...

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USF students stand in solidarity with the Trayvon Martin family and rally against racism listen

04/05/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Public outcry continues as a result of the shooting of Trayvon Martin earlier this year. Yesterday, a group of USF students rallied together in solidarity with the family. They focused on broader issues of race, still prevalent in American society.

Twelve students gathered on the USF Martin Luther King Plaza, on the 44th anniversary of his assassination. The students held signs reading, “Ju...

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Tampa City Council will consider RNC "Clean Zone" - Council member Montelione answers questions

04/04/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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What are the rights of protesters during Tampa's upcoming RNC? The city is addressing some concerns with a proposed "Clean Zone" ordinance. The first hearing on the ordinance will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning and groups are planning a protest. We talked about some of their concerns. My guest was Tampa City Council member [Lisa Montelione](http://www.tampagov.net/dept_City_Cou...

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Florida's Amendment 8 could give more funding to faith-based charities; opponents worry it'll increase school vouchers listen

04/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A proposed amendment appearing on the ballot this fall would overturn the part of Florida’s Constitution that forbids public funds from going to religious organizations. A group called Citizens for Religious Freedom and Non-Discrimination is starting a coalition in support of Amendment 8. At a press conference Wednesday morning in Tampa, one of the amendment’s original authors, former state Representative Juan Zapata said it would allow faith-based charities to better provide public ser...

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Military Veteran and Peace Activist Makes Case for Ending War in Afghanistan

04/04/12 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 with Matt Southworth who is an Army veteran having served in military intelligence in Iraq. He's now on the staff of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. He says the US should move quickly to end the war in Afghanistan.

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ACLU forum tackles fine line between public safety and constitutionality in advance of RNC in Tampa listen

04/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Plans to beef up security and regulate crowds during the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August are well underway. Local leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union want to make sure preparations don’t trample First Amendment rights. At a forum at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa last night a panel of experts answered questions about some of the city’s proposed plans in front of a crowd of 180 people.

Tampa city attorneys and Mayor [Bob Buckhorn](http://www.t...

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Occupy Tampa re-takes sidewalk in front of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park listen

04/03/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In honor of their six month anniversary, Occupy Tampa is returning to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The group abandoned the sidewalk in front of that park where they had been sleeping each night to camp at Voices of Freedom in West Tampa. Occupy Tampa’s Joe Jay said the move is needed to amp up the group’s presence as this summer’s Republican National Convention draws near.

“With what’s been going on this week with the Mayor’s speech today and then on Thursday the city counc...

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Buckhorn says State of the City is good; Tampa protesters disagree listen

04/03/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn bragged about his efforts to bolster Tampa’s economy by revitalizing the city’s waterfront during his state of the city address this morning at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. On the shade-less lawn with the Hillsborough River and the University of Tampa as his backdrop, Buckhorn told about 150 people that plans to revive Tampa’s economy are well underway. That includes continuing plans for Riverwalk that Buckhorn said...

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Champion of the Homeless Dies; and What's Causing Gas Prices to Rise?

04/03/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Today we’re going to remember the life of Tampa community activist Bill Sharpe who was found dead at his work place yesterday. The newspaper the Tampa Epoch which is sold on street corners by homeless people was his idea. Later we’ll talk about the increasing price of gasoline. Then we’ll open the phone lines.

First up—local businessman Bill Sharpe who founded the Tampa Epoch—the newspaper sold by homeless people on ...

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Farmer Joel Salatin visits the Tampa Bay area

04/02/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program we were joined by who might be the most famous farmer on the planet today, Joel Salatin, with Polyface Farm located in the Shenandoah region of Virginia. Joel is an author of several books, including his latest ‘Folks This Ain’t Normal’; he’s been featured in several of Michael Pollen's books, also in the films ‘Food Inc’ and ‘Farmaggedon’. Joel describes himself as a “Christian, conservative, libertarian, environmentalist, lunatic farmer.” Polyface ...

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