News & Public Affairs

search:

Planning to Reduce Traffic Congestion in Pinellas

06/15/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3444
Medium

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. This morning we’ll be talking about transportation- especially public transportation including light rail. The Tampa Bay area is one of the last major metropolitan areas in the country to move forward with building a regional rail system. This coming Monday afternoon the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will be holding a workshop on area transportation choices and transit advocates plan to show up…..

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Au...

Be the first to comment

Is coal ash adequately regulated at the state or federal levels? listen

06/15/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

One byproduct of burning coal for electricity is coal ash. Last week we aired an interview with Lisa Evans, senior legislative counsel at EarthJustice about the potential dangers of coal ash storage in Florida. In this second half, she talks about how coal ash is -- or isn't -- regulated on the federal an...

Be the first to comment

Tampa Bay Politics with Chris Ingram

06/14/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Republican political consultant and analyst Chris Ingram joined us in studio for the entire hour.

The discussion revolved around the recent ups and downs in local Tampa Bay politics as candidates running for office had to officially announce their intentions in recent weeks.

Bringing down the federal debt and deficit was also prominently featured as a topic of conversation.

Be the first to comment

Patricia McCormick talks about her latest book Never Fall Down

06/14/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Patricia McCormick is a former journalist who has won much acclaim for the compassionate approach to hard hitting subjects. Her book Sold was a National Book Award finalist. She discusses her latest book Never Fall Down in which she tells the story of Arn Chon-Pond.She tell the story using the "voice" of Arn as the young boy of 8 who is experiencing the devastation of the killing fields in Cambodia.This is the story of his survival of those killing fields an...

Be the first to comment

Rebecca tells of her brutal rape in the U. S. Army

06/14/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Rebecca tells the story of her brutal rape by a fellow soldier at the Army Base. She then tells of the consequences to her and her violator. Rebecca suffered a traumatic brain injury and years of bad health-The perpetrator was charged with intoxication -no mention of the sexual assault.. His military career continues today uninterrupted. Rebecca has gone on to be an active co-coordinator in the Walk Against Rape and is involved in getting help for victims of these assaults in the military...

Be the first to comment

PETA doesn't want kids to be hookers ... of fish listen

06/14/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3443
Medium

Two members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, are traveling the state this week asking families not to go fishing for Father’s Day. Standing just feet from St. Petersburg’s Pier, one dressed as a fish and the other passed out flyers outlining why fishing hurts fish.

The organization is calling it the [“Don’t let your kids become hookers”](http://www.peta.org/mediacenter/news-releases/PETA-s-New-Fish-Campaign-in-St-Petersburg-Aimed-at-Parents---Don-t-Let-Kids-Become-...

Be the first to comment

Max Rameau A Radical Solution To Homelessness

06/14/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3442
Medium

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rb Lorei. Coming up today—homeless activists take matters in their own hands as they build homeless villages and occupy abandoned houses….But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program. tape

Our guest today is Max Rameau. Max Rameau is founder of Take Back the Land We'll be discussing his successes moving homeless families into foreclosed houses and preventing families whose houses have been foreclosed from being evicted. This is par...

Be the first to comment

The Invisible War

06/14/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Debby Terry talked about the screening of THE INVISIBLE WAR which is free and open to the public on Saturday, June 16th at 11 a.m. at the Jimmy Keel Library on West Bears in Tampa, Fl.The invisible War is a documentary about the sexual assaults and abuse of women in the Military. This is an award winning documentary in which women of all branches of the services and the Coast Guard talk about their personal circumstances The film is being sponsored by the Humanist Society of Hillsborough Coun...

Be the first to comment

Despite objections, St. Pete officials move forward with plans to replace the Pier listen

06/14/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3440
Medium

City officials in St. Petersburg are moving closer to finalizing plans to replace the pier and its iconic “inverted pyramid.” Thirty-five people showed up Tuesday night in South St. Pete to one of several information-gathering public meetings about the future of the downtown pier.

After years of consideration, St. Pete City Council voted in May to approve a contract with Michael Maltzan Architecture for the construction of an all-new structure. Jason Jensen, an architect with the company...

Be the first to comment

Tampa celebrates World Refugee Day this Saturday

06/13/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3441
Medium

The Tampa Bay area is home to hundreds of refugees – people who were not safe in their home countries and are trying for a new life here.

This Saturday the Tampa Bay Area Refugee Taskforce is presenting World Refugee Day at Jefferson High School in West Tampa. On Last Call we have two guest who will answer your questions about refugees and refugee issues.

Rubis Castro, is an administrator at Lutheran Services of Florida and Joseph Germaine is the pastor at Temple Terrace Baptist Churc...

Be the first to comment

Hillsborough Women's group inducts three political icons to hall of fame listen

06/13/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3439
Medium

Three former elected officials were inducted into the Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women Hall of Fame today at the Tampa Convention Center. People who showed up to honor them laughed as Commissioner Kevin Beckner remembered the late Phyllis Busansky.

“It was always Phyllis that said, everything was always fabulous and as I learned that everybody was her favorite person and I really believe that in her heart they really were.”

[Busansky](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stor...

Be the first to comment

Governor Rick Scott signs a bill at a public forum on youth homelessness – and is called out by an angry protester listen

06/13/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3438
Medium

In downtown Tampa this morning Governor Rick Scott signed a bill to help homeless youth during a related public forum. Scott was greeted by a protester who accused the governor of being hypocritical.

For a variety of reasons, children under the age of 18 sometimes end up on their own, without a parent or guardian. But a new law signed today by Governor Rick Scott could help them by...

1 comments

MSNBC's Chris Hayes on TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES

06/13/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3437
Medium

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with MSNBC host Chris Hayes about his new book TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES (Crown)…

But first several listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we had Republican Congressman Dennis Ross talking about the presidential campaign, the economy and health care…

Here’s what three listeners had to say:

Tape

In his new book TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES (Crown), The Nation Magazine’s editor at large and [MSNB...

Be the first to comment

Salvador Dali artwork gets a bath at St. Pete museum listen

06/12/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3436
Medium

Museum patrons in St. Petersburg will have the first ever opportunity to watch giant canvas paintings get cleaned at the Salvador Dali museum. Four of his largest works displayed at the new waterfront museum will be washed and restored over the next two weeks by a team of professional art conservators in an exhibit open to patrons.

“Some of it is very simple. Some of it is vacuum cleaners.”

Hank Hine is the director of The Salvador Dali museum. He said over t...

Be the first to comment

Mitt Romney Campaigns in Orlando

06/12/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3435
Medium

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is campaigning at Con-Air, an Orlando AC filter company today. We'll hear from surrogates for the presidential campaigns on the first part of today's program. First we'll hear from Rep. Dennis Ross R-Lakeland who was recently named by The National Journalas one of the ten most co...

Be the first to comment

Healthy State Local Journalism Center

 
Your Ad Could Be Here