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Green Party VP nominee is campaigning in Florida in part because of foreclosure crisis here listen

08/10/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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We’re still waiting to hear who Republican Mitt Romney will pick as a running mate; but we already know who the Green Party’s Vice Presidential nominee is: Cheri Honkala. She’s the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and was selected by presidential nominee Jill Stein to be on the Green ticket. Honkala is in the Tampa Bay area this weekend for a series of events.

We spoke about her background and the platform of the Green Party.

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St. Pete City Council approves temporary ordinance for the Republican convention listen

08/10/12 Lisa Kauffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Pete officials say they need to have safety and security measures in place while delegates and dignitaries are in town for the pre-convention party. But some people are concerned about the ordinance infringing upon residents’ constitutional rights. Councilman Bill Dudley supported the ordinance, saying it is necessary to take all precautions.

“We can nit pick and do all that stuff, but I’m telling you, after something serious h...

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What to Expect During the Republican National Convention; Cheri Honkala Green Party VP Candidate

08/10/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’re going to talk with the vice presidential candidate of the Green Party Cheri Honkala who is in town this weekend… But first- what can we expect during the upcoming GOP Convention? Two Tampa Bay Times reporters who’ve been covering all aspects of the lead-up to the Republican Convention at the end of the month in downtown Tampa. [TBT Coverage of RNC](http://www.tampabay.com/news/p...

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Nagasaki remembered

08/09/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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In an audio nuclear timeline by the visual artist Ishao Hashimito we reviewed the bombing of Nagasaki on the 67th anniversary of the attack. Historical information and audio cues were used. Ironically, Nagasaki before the bombing was possibly most noted not only for its Mitsubishi plants, but was the setting for Puccini's Madame Butterfly.

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Psychotherapist Judith Barr talks about violence in the U.S.

08/09/12 Mary Glenney / Judith Barr
From A Woman's Point of View
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On today’s show we heard from Judith Barr, author of “Power Abused, Power Healed” about what she believes has led to the permeation of violence in our society. A practicing psychotherapist for over 37 years, Barr has written numerous articles for professional journals and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and other media outlets.

Barr says “if we ...

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Olympic summary of women in 2012

08/09/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Mary Glenney summarized Women’s Olympic achievements and accomplishments from as far back as 1928, when women were barred from participating, to the 2012 Olympic Games where women outnumbered men on the American Team - quite a record of women’s progress.

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Analyzing Tuesday's primary election

08/09/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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St. Petersburg based blogger Peter Schorsch was our guest as we analyzed the upcoming primary elections. Charlie Crist's flirtation with the Democratic Party of Florida was also a topic.

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposes leaner budget without layoffs or millage increase listen

08/09/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday morning Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled his proposed fiscal year 2013 budget to City Council; he calls it “Changing Tampa’s Economic DNA.” It’s based on a small-government philosophy, avoiding a property tax increase, without laying off any current employees.

“You should be proud of this staff behind me. They have done an amazing job in some very difficult times crafting this budget and putting this together on top of dealing with all of the other things that they de...

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Group of Catholic Nuns Challenges Mitt Romney to Experience What It Is to Be Poor

08/09/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today— Catholic nuns want former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney and who’s personal worth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars—they want him to know what it’s like for struggling families across the country. We’ll talk with a leading activist nun in just a moment. But first- four listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Michelle Williams- she is working with the family of Javon Ne...

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Sarasota Schools get hefty health insurance refund compliments of the Affordable Care Act listen

08/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Sarasota County Schools are getting $800,000 back from their health insurance provider because of the new federal healthcare law. The rebate from Blue Cross and Blue Shield could have an impact on the district’s overall budget by mitigating potential tax increases. Al Weidner, deputy chief financial officer for Sarasota schools, said there’s no way to know for sure, but he’s hopeful the Affordable Care Act will continue to drive healthcare costs down for employees and the district. ...

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St. Pete RNC Coalition to protest at City Hall before Thursday vote on Republican convention Event Zone

08/08/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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In less than three weeks the Republican National Convention kicks off; Most of the events are in Tampa, but on Sunday August 26, St. Petersburg is hosting a giant party for delegates, dignitaries and journalists at Tropicana Field.

In response, the city is considering a temporary Event Zone ordinance similar to one passed by Tampa. They'll be voting on it Thursday and our guest, Mark Skogman from the [St. Pete RNC Coalition](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/st-pete-rnc-coalition-questions-...

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Coalition planning to protest at the Republican convention say they will begin their march outside official parade route listen

08/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A partnership of activist groups is planning a major march on the first day of the Republican National Convention that doesn’t stick to Tampa’s designated parade route. The Coalition to March on the RNC has been talking with the Tampa Police Department about ways they can safely and legally walk through the streets of downtown toward the designated protest area outside the perimeter of the convention. Corey Uhl, an organizer with the Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society, said pol...

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Local Activist Says She Wants FBI to Investigate Javon Neal Shooting

08/08/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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The Hillsborough State Attorney’s office has ruled last month’s shooting of 16 year old Javon Neal by Tampa police officers was justified. Neal was shot at the Central Court Apartments after police officers arrived to investigate reports of gunshots. Two officers- Shannon Murphy and Gregory Pryor say they spotted someone who matched the description of the shooter and followed him and yelled at him to stop. The officers say that Neal had a shotgun in his hands- whirled to fire at the offic...

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Republican convention protesters have questions for Tampa officials during ACLU rights forum listen

08/08/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Republican National Convention begins in Tampa in less than three weeks; areas of the city designated as the Event Zone and Designated Protest Area will bear additional restrictions. The ACLU of Florida hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night at the University of Tampa to screen questions about personal freedoms during the event.

The panel discussion between city officials and citizens was the [thi...

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Host committee expects more than 90,000 hotel room nights for Republican convention listen

08/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Ken Jones, the president of the Tampa Bay Host Committee for the Republican National Convention said the number of hotel rooms booked for the Republican National Convention is even more than they originally predicted.

“We thought we were going to book 75,000 room-nights. As of this morning we were north of 90,000 room-nights and approaching 100,000. Part of it is I think there’s some come early stay late traffic, part of it is we just got a...

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