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Your thoughts on the Affordable Care Act and the recent Supreme Court ruling

06/29/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today's Last Call we opened up the phones to get your take on the highly anticipated Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.

In a 5 to 4 ruling on Thursday, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Court upheld the constitutionality of the "individual mandate" that will require most Americans to purchase private health insurance by 2014.

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Unfiltered Audience Reaction to the Supreme Court Decsion on the Affordable Care Act

06/29/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll open the phone lines- to follow up on Democracy Now’s conversation about the Supreme Court decision on health care.

But first four listener comments about yesterday’s program which was a debate about whether or not we know the truth about what cause the buildings at the World Trade Center to collapse on 9/11.

Yesterday the Supreme Court in a five to four decision upheld the federal health care reform law. Th...

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Affordable Care Act affirmation celebrated in Tampa listen

06/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Some supporters of the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the healthcare law held signs in front of the Federal Courthouse in Tampa today. The group of 25 people thinks the new law will make Americans healthier.

One of the most celebrated components of the healthcare law is the pre-existing condition provision. It keeps insurance companies from denying coverage to someone who has an ongoing illness. Ariel Fernandez is a Cuban immigrant and he has epilepsy. He said he’s had insurance s...

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Tampa City Council splurges on officers for Republican National Convention listen

06/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Thursday Tampa City Council signed off on plans to spend almost $25 million on police officers for the Republican National Convention. Most of it will be used to hire 3,000 officers from 63 outside police agencies.

Money for the extra officers will be reimbursed through a $50 million federal grant appropriated for convention security. And City Council members also approved areas where anyone can demonstrate without permits or time limits. As part of that vote, the city appropriated more ...

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Nora Ephron

06/28/12 Nora Ephron
From A Woman's Point of View
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The late Nora Ephron gives some of her opinions about life and "the things she will miss ". We will all miss her very much.

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Janet Redman from SEEN talks about Rio+20 and the "green economy"

06/28/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Janet Redman, the co-director of the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN) project at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), talks about the recent Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro. She discussed aspects of the new green economy and her concerns of the "green-washing" of environmental solutions. She sees the agenda as being too corporately driven and with little hope of achieving sustainable development. She noted the recent Tropical Depression Debby and the damage to Florida in ...

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Dr. Carol Paris talks about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on her practice

06/28/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Carol Paris, a member of the Physicians for a National Health Program and a practicing physician, talks of the difficulties to her of practicing medicine under the present medical systems. She discusses the difficulty of limiting the time she can afford to spend with patients and the difficulties her patients are having with job and benefit losses. Paris has decided she can no longer give the standard of care she thinks appropriate for her patients and so she is closing her practice in M...

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Margaret Flowers talks about the Affordable Care Act Supreme Court decision

06/28/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Margaret Flowers with the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) talks about the 5-4 Supreme Court Decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Flowers, being a strong advocate for a single payer system or Medicare for all, gave the reasons she felt it was not a good decision to give the best affordable care to people. She also expressed her intentions to continue to fight for single payer or medicare for all.

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Analyzing the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act

06/28/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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A little after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Obama's signature domestic achievement, the 2010 Affordable Care Act that aims to provide health insurance to 32 million people.

With us on the program to analyze are Florida State University Law Professor Paolo Annino, a Constitutional expert and wrote an amicus brief in support of the Affordable Care Act for the Supreme Court case.

Also joining us in studio is Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, assis...

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Sign semantics solved: Sétima, Séptima both included on Ybor road signs listen

06/28/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council has finally solved the Ybor City Seventh Avenue Sign debate. Some natives want the main street to stay La Sétima, others want what they call a more grammatically accurate La Séptima. So in today’s meeting, the board voted to include both versions of the word on street signs. John Cinchett is a sign painter by trade. He spoke at the meeting to tell council members that was an ugly idea.

“That is going to look completely out of place on Seventh Avenue. Not only...

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9/11 Debate: Do We Know The Truth?

06/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today- a program that we’ve had scheduled for more than a month—a debate about what happened on 9/11.

Tonight at the Roosevelt in Ybor City- Richard Gage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth will show his new film about why he and others think we don’t know what caused the three buildings at the World Trade Center to collapse on September 11th 2001.

We’re going to hear Gage debate a leading sc...

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Supreme Court upholds Constitutionality of individual mandate in federal health care law listen

06/28/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Supreme Court of the United States found the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate to be Constitutional if there are tax penalties, but not if it’s interpreted as a fee through the Commerce Clause.

The Supreme Court also said the law’s expansion of Medicaid could proceed as long as the federal government does not withhold the entire Medicaid allotment to states if they refuse to participate in the expansion.

Florida Republicans are upset at the ruling. Governor Rick Scott cal...

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How effective are Washington lobbyists at dismantling environmental regulation? listen

06/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Washington lobbyists are affecting regulatory legislation “in a huge way.” That’s the take of Bob Deans, associate director of communications for NRDC Action Fund.

His new book is called Reckless. The Political Assault on the American Environment.

Yesterday we aired the first half of our interview with Deans. In this second half, Deans speaks about lobbyists and about the Republi...

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ResistRNC activist says his group won't comply with Tampa's Republican Convention protest zones or parade route

06/27/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Tuesday the City of Tampa announced its official parade route and "public viewing area" for August's Republican National Convention; Resist RNC organizer Amos Miers says his group will be ignoring the city's map. Miers was my guest on Last Call and answered questions from listeners about his group's plans for the RNC.

The official parade route begins at the intersection of N Brush Street and E Washington Street. Protesters can march about four blocks down Washington, then turn left on Morg...

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Hillsborough Commission delays Friendship Trail demolition listen

06/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Friendship Trail Bridge has won at least a temporary reprieve from demolition. Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission unanimously voted to delay approval of the contract to demolish the bicycle and pedestrian bridge running between South Tampa and the St. Pete area. Because of structural problems, the over-water trail has been closed for several years, but activists asked the commission to delay its decision to destroy the structure. Former Chicago commodities trader Tim Grossicle c...

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