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Girl's death still inspiring change in St. Pete three years later listen

05/21/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Volunteers and St. Petersburg city officials worked together this weekend to bring progress out of tragedy. Three years ago, an eight year old girl was struck by a stray bullet and killed during a drive by gun assault in midtown’s Bartlett Park neighborhood. After the shooting, members of the community came together to start fixing up the neighborhood. Now, the city has renamed the street Paris Avenue, after the victim, and St. Pete’s director of housing and community development’s J...

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Former Human Resource Director at Bain Capital-Owned Firm in Miami Says Company Was Not a Job-Creator

05/21/12 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 with a former human resources at a Bain Capital-owned company in Miami. She'll talk about Mitt Romney's record when it comes to job creation.

But first some listener comments about last Friday's program. Here's what three listeners had to say.

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The big debate in the coming presidential election is shaping up as which candidate would do a better job reducing unemployment and creating jobs. Our guest is Cin...

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Trendlines: future population and economic trends

05/20/12 Mabili
Revolution Time
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Minority births in U.S. has outpaced whites, student loan debt and public banks. Updates on G8, NATO summit and protest.

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Cuba through eyes of an American Arab Muslim

05/18/12 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Due to popular demand, True Talk dedicated the hour to my 8-day trip to Cuba. It generated many phone calls and comments. Hope you will listen and let me know what you think. I wasn’t able to cover one third of what I had planned to talk about!

Here are some comments received while on the air

We are hanging on every word you say. We want to hear YOUR experiences with the most recent news. We want to hear what YOU saw, not more arguments from the exile community.

*A great take...

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City Council member Jim Kennedy's new "St. Pete Together" initiative

05/18/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today's Last Call we spoke with St. Petersburg City Council member Jim Kennedy on his new initiative St. Pete Together.

Similar to the St. Petersburg Community Alliance formed back in the 1960's, Kennedy hopes to "bring together the neighborhoods, business districts, families and leaders of our city to address all issues of social justice".

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Racial injustice still impacting African-American psyche listen

05/18/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A seminar aimed at preventing crime in and among the African-American community is in its final day in downtown Tampa today. The 27th annual conference on preventing crime in the black community addressed how slavery and other racial injustices are still impacting young African-American men now.

Wali Shabazz isn’t shy about calling out the mistakes made by his own cultural group - pants drooped around the knees, provocatively dressed women and the tendency to intentionally sound ignoran...

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Group Makes New Proposal to Save the Friendship Trail Bridge; and A Seattle Venture Capitalist Speaks Out Against Income Inequality

05/18/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning. Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’re going to talk with a group of people who have come up with a new plan to save the Friendship Trail Bridge which parallels the Gandy Bridge and which was for a few years a popular biking and hiking spot linking South Tampa with Pinellas County…..

The trail was closed in 2009—because the bridge was reportedly unsafe….And elected officials on both sides of the Bay said there was not enough money to shore up the ...

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What do Ron Paul supporters have in store for Tampa before the Republican convention?

05/17/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Although Ron Paul announced earlier this week that we no longer compete in the remaining Republican presidential primaries this year, that doesn't mean his supporters are going away quietly.

In fact, their working hard on raising the amount of delegates Paul can amass before the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August, and in the process, alienating some in the pro-Romney GOP establishment.

Joining us on the program today is Josh Tolley is a nationally syndicated radio talk...

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Tampa passes temporary "Event Zone" ordinance for Republican convention; protesters infuriated listen

05/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council passed an ordinance Thursday that will prohibit certain items and actions in downtown Tampa during the Republican National Convention this August; protesters say it violates their free speech rights and city officials are still working on finding a way to skirt a Florida law that allows guns in the so-called Event Zone.

Among the provisions passed today, groups of 50 or more will have to get permits to march or assemble in certain areas. Even though Tampa City Council a...

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Lifting the Veil on Exxon Mobil; and Was the Oklahoma City Bombing the Result of a Wider Conspiracy?

05/17/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with an author who has written a new book lifting the veil around one of the most secretive companies in the world- Exxon Mobil. And later we’ll talk about some of the enduring mysteries surrounding the Oklahoma City bombing 17 years ago.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Mitt Romney surrogate – incoming Florida House speaker Will Weatherford. Romney was campaigning in th...

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Last Call guest speaks out against Tampa's Republican convention Clean Zone ordinance

05/16/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Thursday Tampa City Council will hold a public hearing and final vote on the proposed temporary Clean Zone ordinance for the Republican National Convention. It has been altered and is now rebranded the Event Zone.

My guest this afternoon is Amos Miers, a critic of Tampa’s proposed Clean Zone or Event Zone ordinance for the Republican National Convention. He is with ResistRNC. We heard why he is opposed to the Clean Zone?

*note, the Event Zone ordinance [passed](http://www.wmnf.org/new...

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In St. Pete, Mitt Romney protesters say he's not the guy for the job listen

05/16/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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At an early morning rally in downtown St. Petersburg this morning, Mitt Romney told supporters he wants to cut government spending. More than 25 demonstrators lined the street in front of the Mirror Lake Lyceum to protest the presidential hopeful’s policies.

"I’m so disillusioned that I don’t’ even know if I’m going to vote.”

Maria Agosto spent a half an hour shouting messages from the sidewalk across the brick road in front of where the presumptive Republican presidential...

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New Film Depicts Disappearance of Wetlands in Southern Louisiana; and Mitt Romney Surrogate Discusses Economic Issues

05/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with a surrogate for Mitt Romney. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in town today for several campaign events, but he wasn’t able to make it over to WMNF. So we’ll hear from a surrogate.

But first we’ll talk about what’s happening to the shoreline in the upper Gulf of Mexico with

Filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman, Ted Hardin and Gulf Restoration Network's (GR...

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Gulfport unanimously passes domestic partnership registry listen

05/16/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Following in the footsteps of Tampa, the City of Gulfport now has a Domestic Partnership Registry. Last night the city council unanimously supported a registry to allow unmarried same-sex or opposite-sex couples become eligible for some of the same rights as married couples. This morning Mayor Mike Yakes signed the ordinance during a ceremony that is archived on YouTube. The city anticipates the registry to be active around the 4th of July.

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Survey says Pinellas 18-39 year-olds like the county less than older folks listen

05/16/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Pinellas County Commissioners are continuing efforts to create a strategic plan they hope will improve the quality of life for their constituents. Results of a survey of 800 diverse residents released last night at a meeting in Safety Harbor gave county staff some idea of what services are most important.

“We need to figure out if there’s something we can do to make this community more attractive to the 18-34 (sic) year olds.”

That was Pinellas County administrator Bob LaSalaâ€...

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