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Preparations for Republican National Convention in Tampa

04/02/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the last Call. I’m Rob Lorei. Tens of thousands of people from around the country and around the world are expected to come to Tampa when the Republican National Convention takes place here at the end of August. Tampa police expect up to 15,000 protesters to be outside the convention site. Already labor, student, farmworker,civil rights, peace, and welfare rights groups have indicated an interest in demonstrating outside the convention. Here to talk about the pre...

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Florida's PIP reform bill would reduce treatment options for accident victims; no more acupuncture or massage therapy listen

04/02/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A bill waiting for the Governor’s signature could reduce personal injury protection fraud and eventually reduce auto insurance premiums in Florida. But another consequence would be that accident victims would no longer be able to use PIP to cover massage therapy or acupuncture because those services are not considered emergency medical treatments. Diane Handley is president of the Tampa chapter of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association. She was in a car accident two years ago that l...

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