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Radical Economist Richard Wolff Has a Prescription for the Struggling Economy

05/02/12 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 economist Richard Wolff. But first some listener comments about yesterday's interview with Republican commentator Chris Ingram. Here's what four listeners had to say.

Our guest today is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Richard Wolff. He's in high demand these days as a guest on radio and television [see:](http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/19/richard-wolff-us-e...

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Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks making the switch from plastic to paper bags listen

05/02/12 Olivis Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida theme parks SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are making the switch from plastic bags to paper bags. The parent company recently announced the change to paper shopping bags in an effort to promote an eco-friendly recyclable alternative.

Busch Gardens and its parent company SeaWorld have decided to make this plastic to paper swap to demonstrate the parks important commitment to a clean environment and the protection of marine animals. Becca Bides, Director of Communications for SeaWorld O...

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Political Analyst Chris Ingram: A Republican Iconoclast

05/01/12 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 a local Republican Iconoclast… But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program.

Christopher (Chris) Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications, public relations, and media communications firm and is the publisher of Irreverent View.

He's the Republican political analyst on Bay News 9 and a columnist for the Tampa Tribune.

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Governor Rick Scott signs bill restricting major FL contracts with Cuba or Syria

05/01/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today Florida Governor Rick Scott signed HB 959, "An act relating to state and local government relations with Cuba or Syria."

In a statement, the Governor's office wrote:

House Bill 959 lays the groundwork to prevent state and local governments from entering contracts worth $1 million or more with businesses operating in Cuba and Syria.

“The records of the Castro and Assad governments are undeniably oppressive, and have worked in ways that are counter to American interests,” ...

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Progress Energy Florida postpones Levy nuke plant opening until 2024

05/01/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Progress Energy Florida issued a press release Tuesday with the cost-recovery projections for its proposed Levy County nuclear plant it is filing with the state's Public Service Commission.

Progress announced it "is shifting the in-service date for the first Levy unit to 2024, with the second unit following 18 months later."

If the PSC approves the cost-recovery proposal "in its entirety, Progress Energy’s total 2013 NCRC charge would be $5.09 on a 1,000-kilowatt-hour (kWh) residentia...

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Invest in Palestine or divest from companies supporting Israeli occupation, that's the question before United Methodist Church listen

05/01/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Delegates of the United Methodist Church are considering divesting from three companies who provide products to Israel which aid the occupation of Palestine. A final vote on the measure is expected sometime this week at the church’s general conference at the Tampa Convention Center. The petition, presented by an inter-faith group, has been heard in two committees already, but the version recommended for a final vote has been altered considerably by a series of amendments. David Wildman, ...

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