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Libertarian-GOP Rift

06/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about a dispute between small "l" libertarians and the Republican Party. But first two comments about yesterday's interview with former Congressman Alan Grayson.

tape The Tampa Bay Times reported this morning that: "Supporters of Ron Paul suspect the Republican National Convention is toying ...

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EarthJustice warns of potential dangers at coal ash disposal sites in Florida listen

06/05/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Most electricity produced in Florida comes from burning coal. In addition to the carbon dioxide and particulate air pollution one byproduct is what’s called coal ash. Often it’s stored in landfills or disposal ponds. But the environmental and legal organization EarthJustice has documented seven cases of coal ash contamination of water in Florida. Lisa Evans is senior legislative counsel at EarthJustice and spoke abo...

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Florida's Detzner not going to stop voter purge listen

06/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner has said that he will not cease efforts to remove ineligible voters from the voter rolls. That was his reaction to a Department of Justice letter he received on Friday that claimed the purge was illegal because, among other reasons, it was occurring less than 90 days before an election. Today, WMNF spoke with Derrick Newton from the American Civil Liberties Union in Florida.

The Department of Justice letter also said that they methods being used b...

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Dueling candidates for Pinellas, Pasco judge listen

06/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last month, judicial candidates running in contested races met with voters at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon in St. Petersburg. WMNF is highlighting each of the eight candidates seeking four different seats. Today we bring you Bill Burgess and Andy Steingold who are running for Pinellas County 6th Circuit Court, group 15. Bill Burgess is endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police and the [Suncoast Police Benevolent Association](http://www.suncoastp...

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Former Congressman Alan Grayson Says Republicans Are Trying to Suppress Vote in Florida

06/04/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Former Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson is running again for Congress. He was defeated in the Republican wave of 2010. Now he’s running for the newly created 9th Congressional District which includes parts of Polk, Orange and Osceola counties. He’ll be speaking in St. Petersburg tomorrow night about voter suppression in Florida. He joins us now live.

Time: 7PM

Location: Marriott St. Petersburg / Clearwater; 12600 Roosevel...

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Tampa Bay rape crisis center responds to Governor Scott's funding veto

06/01/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today’s Last Call we were joined in the studio by two people whose organization was directly affected by a budget veto wielded by Governor Rick Scott.

Shortly before signing off on the $70 billion budget for the coming year the Governor vetoed $143 million in spending. Encompassed within that $143 million was $1.5 million approved by state legislators to fund 30 rape crisis centers. According to Jennifer Dritt executive director of the [Council Against Sexual Violence](http://www.fc...

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Occupy St. Pete seniors endure the rain to protest predatory banking practices listen

06/01/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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It’s been less than a month since Bank of America’s annual shareholders meeting and protesters say they haven’t made any changes to benefit their customers. So members of the Occupy movement called for people to “Move Your Money” at a rally in downtown St. Pete.

“Move you money honey, move your money honey, move your money honey.”

Through drizzli...

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