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How Will the Proposed TransPacific Partnership Trade Agreement Affect Jobs in the U.S.?

09/24/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last call. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about a new trade agreement that may have a huge impact on employment in this country. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement, is currently being negotiated between the United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. It is meant to be a “docking agreement” that other Pacific Rim countries including Japan, Korea and China ca...

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Peace activists implore feds to call off "witch hunt" domestic terrorism investigations listen

09/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Peace activists nationwide are speaking out Monday against what they see as FBI oppression against protesters. In downtown Tampa, ten people protested anti-terrorism tactics and legislation in front of the Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse. Jared Hamil heads the Tampa Committee to Stop FBI Oppression which is participating in a national call-in day to ask a U.S. attorney to call off investigations of 22 anti-war activists.

“Hi, my name is Jared Hamil. I’m from Tampa Bay. I’m a fello...

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Is Corporate Feudalism Taking Over the Country?

09/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Our next guest is Dennis Marker’s who has written a new book called FIFTEEN STEPS TO CORPORATE FEUDALISM: How the Rich ConvincedAmerica's Middle Class to Eliminate Themselves examines the outcome of fifteen separate policies that were advocated starting with the Reagan administration to, according to Marker, intentionally deceive and destroy the middle class. Marker goes after what he calls the Corporate Feudalists, detailing how the middle class has become superfluous to the very rich ...

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving to Hold Major Fundraiser

09/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about a major fundraiser that Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) is having next month and we’ll talk with the author of a new book about 30 years of increasing corporate control here in the US.

First up-

Mothers Against Drunk Driving is having several events on on Friday, October 5, 2012 at Indian Rocks Beach in Pinellas. The events are: Walk Like MADD-a walk and 5K Dash held to help raise awareness a...

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Occupy Tampa’s first anniversary is today – how did it start? listen

09/24/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A year ago today Occupy Tampa held its first rally; it was small compared with what was to come, but represented the first step in a movement that continues today.

Blake Westlake organized the first Occupy Tampa rally in downtown's Gaslight Square on September 24, 2011. It was the site of the first several Occupy Tampa gatherings.

Two weeks later a group moved to a sidewalk along nearby Curtis-Hixon Waterfront Park for their [first overnight "oc...

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What the proposed property tax amendments could mean for Florida

09/21/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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Last week we talked about the concerns being voiced by Elections Supervisors around the state because of the length of the November ballot and the problems that could cause at the polls. On today's Last Call we took a closer look at some of the proposed constitutional amendments that are partially responsible for that lengthy ballot. Close to half of the 11 amendments deal with property tax breaks.

If you tuned in last week, you heard Pasco Co. Supervisor of Elections [Brian Corley](htt...

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Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections candidates butt heads on FL voter law listen

09/21/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida Republican Representative Rich Glorioso is taking on political newcomer Craig Latimer in the race for Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections. They spoke today at the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa. Latimer lacks his opponent’s experience as an elected official, but has been the office’s chief of staff since 2009.

Glorioso will be term limited out of office this November and he’s hoping to slide into a new role as Hillsborough County’s head of elections. Glorioso said his Vie...

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Does Amendment 8 Advance the Cause of Religious Freedom?

09/21/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Thanks to maria Oliver who is producing this program. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll talk about proposed constitutional Amendment 8 which will be on the ballot this November. It’s called a religious freedom amendment- but some people say it goes way beyond religious freedom and would allow religious organizations to tap into tax dollars for funding their activities….

But first, two listener com...

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Health foodies want labels on genetically modified foods listen

09/21/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This month, French researchers said genetically modified corn may have caused tumors in laboratory rats. People concerned about genetically modified foods are launching a campaign for accurate labeling. At an event hosted by Food and Water Watch at a health food store in Tampa Thursday night, 40 people learned how they can persuade elected officials to introduce a law that requires labels on genetically engineered foods.

Kara Kaufman is the Tampa field director for the Let Me Decide Camp...

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Author Jean Reynolds Page talks about her book SAFE WITHIN

09/20/12 Jean Reynolds Page with Mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Jean Reynolds Page's latest novel, Safe Within is a fascinating, character driven story of two women who have never gotten along. They are forced to deal with each other when the man they both love - one as a wife, the other as his mother- dies. Safe Within is a wonderful development of grief, choices and the consequences of those choices.

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JoAnna Brooks discusses The Book of Mormon Girl

09/20/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Joanna Brooks is an award-winning scholar of religion and American Culture and a senior correspondent for religion Dispatches.org. She has been named one of "13 religious women to watch" by the Center for American Progress and one of "50 politicos to watch" by Politico.com. Often referred to as a "Mormon Translator", Joanna is gifted at explaining Mormonism to non-Mormons and has been featured on NPR, MSNBC, Huffington Post and other web postings. Her writings have appeared on the Huffingt...

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The Latino vote in the 2012 election

09/20/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Hillsborough County Hispanic Caucus head and Democratic consultant Vic DiMaio is our guest, talking about the presidential candidates addressing Univision this week on Latino issues, as well as the thorny issue of illegal immigration.

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Should they stay or should they go? Tampa City Council ponders RNC surveillance cameras listen

09/20/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa officials have to figure out what to do with the more than 100 security cameras they purchased with grant money from the Republican National Convention. City council members grappled over security and privacy concerns amid frustration that they may have signed on for more than they bargained for.

Months before the Republican Convention landed in Tampa, city council members were hard at work planning for security. A secured “[event zone](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories?tag=Event+...

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The Debate Over Mitt Romney's Remarks About the 47%

09/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll continue with the theme from Democracy Now—and talk about the controversy over Mitt Romney’s remarks that 47% of Americans are dependent on government and pay no income taxes…We’ll hear from a senior advisor to president Obama and we’ll hear from Mitt Romney. Then we’ll take your phone calls. But first—several listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we talked about the 47% controve...

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Reaction to long segment of unearthed Mitt Romney fundraiser speech listen

09/19/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A lot of the national campaign news this week has focused on recently surfaced video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Boca Raton.

In the video Romney characterized 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who don’t pay federal income taxes, will vote for Barack Obama, and expect the government to take care of them.

We’ve heard some of the clips from this fundraiser. But today we’re going to try something a bit unconventional on Last Call. Instead of taking phone calls right away,...

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