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Couples take the plunge as St. Pete opens its domestic partnership registry listen

08/01/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today St. Pete residents were able to register as domestic partners for the first time. A narrow foyer in City Hall was teeming with excited couples this morning. The domestic partnership registry provides unmarried couples some of the same legal rights as married couples.

People who sign up for the registry only get a fraction of rights of married couples, including the right to be notified if a partner has a medical emergency. Although the new partnership registry is open to same-sex a...

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Planned Dunedin townhomes will create more electricity than residents use listen

08/01/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Officials from across Pinellas County broke ground this morning on what they’re calling the nation’s first multi-family dwelling that generates more electricity than it uses. Chuck Burkett, president of Planet Green, the company building the net zero townhomes in Dunedin, said that means most owners won’t have to pay for electricity “if they live a reasonable lifestyle. Now I’m not telling you if you let your kids leave the sliding glass doors open all day in August, you’ll prob...

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Ralph Nader Says He Will Not Run for President This Year; Plus Nader on the Conventions, Iran, Gore Vidal and Citizen's United

08/01/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning- welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader about the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions…..Nader says taxpayers should not be funding those conventions----

But first one listener comment about yesterday’s discussion with investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson on the use of paid political provocateurs at the Republican National Convention in 2008. Hereâ...

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