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On the anniversary of his murder, audio of comments by Dr. Edward Tiller

05/31/12 Dr. Edward Tiller speech at NARAL in 2007
From A Woman's Point of View
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A brief part of the speech that Dr. Edward Tiller gave at the NARAL conference in 2007. Dr Tiller, a respected and well known provider of women's health was brutally murdered in the vestibule of his Church. His words continue to have great meaning to us today.

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Coleen Rowley formerly with the FBI talks about the "Assasination kill lists"

05/31/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Coleen Rowley a former special FBI agent and a Division Counsel discussed the recent eposure of the "kill list" and the procedures being used to deal with these individuals. She is concerned with the legality and Constitutional challenges that these targeted drone assasinations are presenting. She presented a memo in 2002 describing some of the pre-9/11 failures and was one of Time Magazine's "persons of the Year" for 2002. for more information go to her web sight www.coleenrowley.com th...

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Eleanor Cecil from NOW talks about Conversation 2

05/31/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eleanor Cecil from NOW (National Organization for Women) talks about Conversations 2 and the Women's and Gender Society of USF. Conversations 2 will be June 6th at the USF (Tampa) alumni Center from 6:30-9:30 pm. Students, faculty and women of the community who are interested in discussing and promoting women's issues will meet in a conversational manner to discuss issues of importance to them. The Converation is limited to 50 participants so it is necessarh to RSVP. Small groups will be f...

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Hillsborough activist Michelle Willliams on battling racism in the county; also court ruling on 2011 Elections bill

05/31/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Michelle Williams has been battling local politicians for years in Hillsborough County, but her profile increased exponentially recently after a recording of her blasting George Zimmerman and "white people" made national news. Williams is a member of the New Black Panther Party, which has always been controversial and became more so after declaring a bounty on Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old unarmed black youth Trayvon Martin on February 26.

Also on the program was Deirdre Macna...

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Advocate claims rampant Florida corruption linked to money in politics listen

05/31/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida has a corruption problem. So a group is leading an ethics reform charge by looking at how tax dollars are spent. In downtown St. Pete local Democrats learned how Dan Krassner is trying to make government more transparent.

“Florida, well above any other state in the country, is number one in federal public corruption convictions between the years 2000 and 2010.”

And that, Krassner said, is the real job killer in Florida.

“I think businesses look at Florida and they s...

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Green Slime Polluting North Florida River

05/31/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In a moment we'll talk with a north Florida environmental activist who is fighting pollution which is causing a nasty alage outbreak. But first two listener commnets about yesterday's program:

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Some listener comments that came in after yesterday's program. This is the time of year that Floridians flock to springs and rivers to escape the heat. But in north Florida on the Santa Fe river there's been an outbreak of green slime algae. Here to tal...

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Tavern owner says stricter club rules didn't work in New Orleans, won't work in Tampa

05/30/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Tampa City Council is proposing new rules for local bars and nightclubs. Among the changes would be excluding 18- to 20-year-olds from Tampa clubs and requiring bars to hire extra duty law enforcement officers based upon venue occupancy.

Joining us to talk about these proposed rules is someone who experienced similar regulations when he owned night clubs in New Orleans. Lux Devoid owns the Mermaid Tavern in Seminole Heights. He attended the city c...

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Two Hillsborough Republicans aren't concerned about Florida's voter purge listen

05/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Governor Rick Scott instructed his appointed Secretary of State to remove people who may not be U.S. citizens from the voter rolls despite criticism that it unfairly targets Democrats and minorities. Two Republican state lawmakers supported that effort at a Brandon Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday.

Several people on the list of more than 2500 the state is claiming are ineligible to vote have already proved the claim was wrong. Outgoing Republican State Representative [Rich Glorioso...

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St. Pete's going green with solar water heaters listen

05/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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St. Petersburg officials are celebrating the completion of a federally funded energy efficiency program. A new solar water heater on the roof of the city’s Coliseum and twenty others will save the city more than $22,000 a year. But U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said saving money isn’t the program’s only benefit.

“Created jobs by putting solar panels on the Coliseum and many city of St. Petersburg facilities like City Hall. It updated the air conditioning systems at community...

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DEP Staffer Suspended Over Defending Wetlands; New Group In Florida Stands Up For Ethics and Against Corruption

05/29/12 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 hear about the case of a state environmental worker- who was suspended for trying to protect wetlands… and we’ll talk about ethics in Florida government. The state recently received a low grade on a corruption risk scorecard….

But first four listener comments. One about our program last Friday on which we talked about the purge of Florida voter rolls. And two comments about yesterday’s interview with ...

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Urban farming

05/28/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We missed a chance to interview Will Allen on the Sustainable Living Program last month so we started today’s program with a short clip from the Growing Power website www.growingpower.org. The former Basketball player started Growing Power, a national urban farming network, in Milwaukee years ago and now it has expanded across the USA to provide food for inner-city neighborhoods. It seems someone in the Tampa Bay area needs to duplicate what Will has started....

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Vietnam Veterans, Founders of Florida Veterans for Common Sense Discuss Their Experience, Just Wars and Improving the Lives of Veterans

05/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It started as Decoration Day, during the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.

One of the early celebrations of Decoration Day came in 1865 when African Americans who had just been liberated from slavery marched in Charleston South Carolina to honor Union soldiers who had di...

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Anyone can be targeted because of Yemen; Olives

05/25/12 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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True Talk spoke to IBRAHAM QATABI who is a Yemeni-American human rights activist and a legal worker with Center for Constitutional Rights specializing in Yemen. He spoke about President Obama’s executive order giving the Treasury Department authority to freeze the U.S.-based assets of anyone who ‘obstructs’ implementation of the administration-backed political transition in Yemen. Qatabi insisted that The USG isn’t naming groups or people who it’s illegal to work with, so any sensi...

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Bullying; it's more than just your lunch money listen

05/25/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today's Last Call we talked about bullying. A disturbing story in the local press this week highlighted the plight of 17 year old Zach Gray. He attempted to hang himself with a chain last year because, his parents say, he was tormented by bullies every day at Zephyrhills high school. Brain-damaged and unable to speak, Gray now requires around the clock care.

The subject of...

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Hillsborough's ambitious homeless plan aims to help 500 people in 5 years listen

05/25/12 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Earlier this month Hillsborough County Commissioners threw their support and a tidy sum of cash behind a new project aimed at tackling the county’s homeless problem. It’s based on a model known as “housing first” and is being championed by Commissioner Sandra Murman and the task force she was charged with creating.

For the past year Commissioner Murman has been working with a coalition of...

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