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Eve Ensler from The Vagina Monologues - Birth

06/21/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eve Ensler performed from The Vagina Monologues her piece - "I was There-Birth"

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Lisa Brown - Michigan legislator - muzzled for mentioning the word vagina

06/21/12 Lisa Brown speech in Michigan legislature
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lisa Brown, a Michigan legislator was censored for a speech she gave on the floor of the legislature regarding her reaction to some funding and abortion measures that were pending in the Michigan Legislature. She ended her speech with the comment that she was surprised at the interest by the Legislature with her vagina-but "No means No." It's available on YouTube video.

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Pinellas County Sheriff race still heating up listen

06/21/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The heated debate continued in the race for Pinellas County Sheriff continued this afternoon as the four candidates answered questions at an event in the Carillon area. Most of the focus was on the two front-runners, current Sheriff Bob Gualtieri and former Sheriff Everett Rice.

Under Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, several detectives with the agency were put on leave after being accused of lying to judges and illegally gathering evidence when looking for marijuana growers. And Democratic Sheriff...

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Get to know 88.5 FM's new station manager, Sydney White listen

06/21/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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WMNF’s new station manager Sydney White started his work here this week. Here’s a quick introduction to White, whose career has spanned from public radio and television to commercial media. We asked him about what kind of future he envisions for the station and about his background.

On Saturday 88.5 FM is hosting an open house and potluck to meet Sydney at our studio, 1210 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tampa, beginning at 1 p.m. It will be followed by an all-station meeting. ...

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Political Messaging: George Lakoff Says Progressives Are Failing To Link Their Moral Values with Their Policies

06/21/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Our guest today is George Lakoff, who is a Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at UC Berkeley. He's the author of the best selling book DON'T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT. In his new book THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Talking Democratic he offers some advice to progressives about framing their issues. He says Democrats too often fail to use language to link their moral values with their policies. The book offers some ways ...

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Law enforcement officers working Republican convention in Tampa are warned about anarchists in this training video listen

06/20/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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This afternoon on Last Call we took calls about three stories of the day.

A U.S. House committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not turning over Justice Department Documents related the the Fast and Furious program.

Florida authorities have not found any wrongdoing in the deletion of emails by Governor Rick Scott and members of his transition team.

And this WMNF story on [Tampa's Republican Convention police training video warns other agencies ...

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Tampa Bay Water will appeal reservoir lawsuit they lost listen

06/20/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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On Monday in Clearwater the Tampa Bay Water board of directors voted to appeal a lawsuit they lost against the company they feel is responsible for the cracks in the region's failed reservoir. The board met in private with legal counsel for a little over one hour before making the decision.

Tampa Bay Water lost its lawsuit against HDR Engineering in April. The region's water utility claims HDR is responsible for cracks in the [C.W. B...

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Platt Street Bridge restoration officially complete listen

06/20/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Tampa officials get ready for a flood of visitors during the Republican National Convention in August, they’re making some infrastructure improvements. Officials from Hillsborough County and Tampa celebrated the completion of improvements to the Platt Street Bridge today in Tampa after spending 11 million dollars restoring it. Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman said the bridge was falling apart - it either needed to be replaced or restored.

“And 35,000 cars go across...

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Tampa's Republican Convention police training video warns other agencies against anarchists listen

06/20/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Tampa Police Department and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are busy making security plans for the Republican National Convention this summer.

They’re releasing a training video for the 59 law enforcement agencies that will help patrol Tampa during the convention.

In the video, Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee coaches officers to follow proper protocol to ensure situations don’t get out of hand. He said it’s important to keep thing...

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Urban Land Institute presents recommendations to Hillsborough County in effort to improve economic growth listen

06/20/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillsborough County Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee wants to develop economic growth in the region. They’re getting advice from the Urban Land Institute, which recently presented recommendations on how the county could improve economic development opportunities.

The Urban Land Institute is a global organization focused on improving the economy for communities’ worldwide. Brian Grady, Executive Planner with Development Services of Hillsborough County says bringing the Urba...

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Feds fund Tampa Riverwalk completion listen

06/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The City of Tampa has won almost $11 million in federal funding to finish building Riverwalk. Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the award at the Tampa Bay Partnership’s annual luncheon today at the Tampa Convention Center.

“We are going to finish that Riverwalk….”

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program will fund construction of an over-water walkway from MacDill Park under the Kennedy Boulevard B...

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Tampa Bay region occupy movements join forces to plan their protest during Republican National Convention listen

06/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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About 75 Occupiers met at South Straub Park in downtown St. Pete last weekend where they brainstormed new ideas on how to protest things like corporate greed at the Republican National Convention in August. Members from across the Tampa Bay region are coming together for bi-weekly planning sessions. Occupy Tampa’s John Thomas also asked others in the movement to come up with a unified message.

“I’ve seen a big division. It seems almost like teams, like Occupy Tampa, Occupy Wall S...

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Light rail advocates join forces to combat opposition in Pinellas listen

06/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Environmentalists and progressive activists are joining forces to let transit officials in Pinellas County know they want expanded mass transit. About 80 of them packed a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) board meeting in Pinellas County Monday to make sure their presence was felt as heavily as rail opponents whose slogan is "no tax for tracks." Organizer of the event, Tim Martin represents the group Awake Pinellas. As multi-modal transportation supporters showed up, Martin made s...

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Coalition to March on the RNC holds organizing meeting at USF in Tampa listen

06/18/12 Michelle Friedline and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Coalition to March on the RNC is solidifying its plans to march on the first day of the Republican Convention in August. On Saturday Representatives from community and student groups from around Florida and as far away as Atlanta and Asheville traveled to the University of South Florida in Tampa to learn tactics used in past large-scale protests which they could apply this year to increase their numbers and effectively maintain a strong presence. Mick Kelly, an activist in the anti-war an...

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Full text of President Obama's speech on new policy to not deport most undocumented youth listen

06/15/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Here's the full text of the speech as provided by the White House:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release June 15, 2012

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

ON IMMIGRATION

Rose Garden

2:09 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This morning, Secretary Napolitano announced new actions my administration will take to mend our nation’s immigr...

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