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Growing vegetables at home

08/20/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Today we spent the hour talking about growing vegetables here in west central Florida with a former Hillsborough County commercial vegetable agent, Karl Butts (my younger brother). Karl presently grows Asian, mainly East Indian vegetables, for an Ashram here in Hillsborough County that sells throughout the USA. We started with the basics of our sandy soils, the disease triangle, growing successful starter plants and a variety of other plant issues. Similar to human life, the first days are ...

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Peace Activist Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare

08/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll talk with Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink and author of the new book DRONE WARFARE.

But first three listener comments about last Friday’s program. Most of the comments were about the open phone segment on which our listeners wanted to discuss the upcoming presidential election.

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Our guest today is Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and Codepink (the ...

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Food Not Bombs World Gathering feeds the hungry in Tampa before the Republican convention listen

08/20/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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An activist group fed 20 members of the Tampa community oatmeal and fruit this morning. Food Not Bombs is partnering with members of Occupy Tampa at their Voice of Freedom Park encampment where to feed the hungry this week. Elizabeth Toms, a member of Occupy Tampa, said the turn out has been good so far, but she hopes it will get better as the week goes on.

“Some were like, extremely grateful. Like, oh I’m not hungry, but I’ll definitely go get some coffee. There’s a couple ki...

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Tampa Police share strategies of devices and tactics they'll use with Republican convention protesters listen

08/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Yesterday, the Tampa Police Department gave a behind the scenes look at security plans for the Republican National Convention. The training included a crowd control demonstration using bikes, horses and smoke bombs.

The federal government gave Tampa $50 million to fund security for the convention. Most of that money will pay for thousands of police officers from 60 outside agencies. Kris Babino, a Tampa police officer, has been training many of ...

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Gov. Rick Scott celebrates new Tampa business, unemployment still up listen

08/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Despite a jump in state unemployment last month, Governor Rick Scott announced 190 new jobs in Tampa this morning. The company StreetLinks moved to the Sunshine State because Florida offered them the best incentives.

Governor Scott considers himself the jobs governor. So when a company decides to move from Indiana to Florida he uses it to promote policies some people call corporate welfare.

“We’ve reduced business taxes, we’ve reduced property tax, business tax. We have a low ...

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Tampa's the place for Food Not Bombs "World Gathering" and the Republican National Convention

08/17/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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In a little more than a week, thousands of people will be heading to the Tampa area to make their voices heard outside the Republican National Convention. Some estimates put the number as high as 15,000. Regardless of what that number is, one thing is for sure – many of them will need a need a place to crash and food to eat.

While the folks at the Occupy Tampa and Romneyville are readying t...

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1935 Play About the Depression to Be Performed in St. Petersburg; Interview with Texas Populist Jim Hightower

08/17/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today the Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Archibald MacLeish’s rarely seen play, “Panic,” on August 21st at Studio @ 620 in St. Petersburg. “Panic,” was MacLeish’s first produced play. When performed in 1935, the cast featured Orson Welles in the leading role of financier McGafferty. The play, as the title suggests, explores the financial panic during the Great Depression and focuses on the nature of individ...

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Mayor Buckhorn and Tampa officials hold third and final town hall meeting about Republican convention listen

08/17/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In contrast to ongoing police trainings, the mood was a laid back Thursday night at the third and final town hall meetings about the Republican convention. Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other city officials voice confidence in their preparation.

More than 100 citizens and city officials filled the Kate Jackson Community Center in Hyde Park. The city has completed a number of beautification and infrastructure projects. Buckhorn said hosting the event is an investment in Tam...

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Tampa Bay Times' John Hill discusses Primary results, RNC, Bob Buckhorn's budget and more

08/16/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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On today's Last Call Tampa Bay Times editorial writer John Hill gave us his take on the results of Tuesday's Primary election, the RNC, Bob Buckhorn's budget, and a host of other things.

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Debbie Terry talks about Sarasota's upcoming Fabulous Independent Film Festival

08/16/12 Debbie Terry/Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Debbie Terry talked about Sarasota's LGBT themed Fabulous Independent Film Festival coming to Burns Court Cinema on August 18 & 19. The festival, which includes 12 films and 3 parties, is a Broken Rules Production in association with and benefiting the Harvey Milk Festival, a Sarasota non-profit.

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A retrospective look at Helen Gurley Brown

08/16/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Helen Gurley Brown, author and long time editor for Cosmopolitan magazine died this week at the age of 90. Her views on women were considered so outrageous that she was often booed and bombed with tomatoes at public appearances. Despite this, her book Sex and the Single Girl, published in 1962, was a best seller and according to Gloria Steinem made Brown a feminist "pioneer".

Brown believed single women should be able to have sex and enjoy it, outside the confines of marriage; a view co...

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Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin talks about her new book and the upcoming RNC

08/16/12 Mary Glenney/ Medea Benjamin
From A Woman's Point of View
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Today Mary Glenney spoke with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, about her group's plans to protest the upcoming Republican National Convention, and her concerns for global peace and justice. Benjamin and her group also have growing concerns about the "war on women" being waged in this country and are urging their supporters to "Bring your Vagina to the RNC". ...

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Occupy Tampa given 21 days to remove tents from park; that's after major activist gatherings during Republican convention

08/16/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa code enforcement is giving Occupy Tampa 21 days to remove their tents from Voice of Freedom Park; but that deadline comes after the Republican National Convention. Members of the activist movement have said they will be vacating the West Tampa neighborhood shortly after the event is over. Council member Mary Mulhern said at a city council meeting Thursday morning, the promise of a move should be enough for the city to back off.

“We’ve already forced the Occupy Movement out of ...

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A nod to "team Title IX" and American Olympic Women

08/16/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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The recent Olympic games in London were a testimony to how important Title IX has been for women. For the first time there were more women American Olympic athletes than men; and they took home more gold - and total medals than the men. If they had been a country they would have been tied with Great Britain for the third highest gold and total medal count. Mary Glenney pays tribute to Title IX and what it has done to advance women in the US.

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Events in the Tampa Bay area during the Republican convention: in the halls of power and in the streets

08/16/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Here's an updated list in calendar form

Here are some things we know are going on in Tampa and nearby during the Republican National Convention. No endorsement implied.

Leave a comment if you have something to add. Or let us know using the Twitter hashtag #wmnfRNC. Or WMNFNews on Facebook.

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