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Activist says Charlotte much more welcoming to visitors than Tampa during political conventions listen

09/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Democratic National Convention ended late Thursday night, and with it the protests.

Tampa Bay area protesters who had traveled to Charlotte began arriving home Friday morning.

“Very much a night and day difference between Tampa and Charlotte. Tampa seemed to be a definite police state. They didn’t want anybody in there. It was not a friendly place to be, it was not a welcoming place to be. Charlotte was all inclusive. It was welcoming and inviting. You could interact with the...

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New software gives Tampa police real time crime stats - compliments of RNC security funding listen

09/07/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tampa police unveiled new software today they say helped reduce crime during the Republican National Convention last week. The system lets officers see where crime is happening as it happens.

It used to take seven days to see a map of where crimes occurred in Tampa. Now it only takes minutes. Before his shift even started, Corporal Kert Rojka found out there were shots fired in the area he regularly patrols and a suspect hadn’t been identified yet.

“I start checking emails, I’...

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Tampa Police evict squatters who took abandoned house before Republican convention listen

09/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A couple who took over an abandoned house in Tampa just before the Republican convention was evicted this morning by Tampa Police.

Tyler Mitchell is an activist who was there to help the squatters, who did not want to be interviewed.

Mitchell said the police did not have legal standing to evict the residents, but they let the Police into the home.

“We are at 208 East North Street in Tampa, Florida. This is a site where there was a housin...

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Full text of President Barack Obama's speech at 2012 DNC

09/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Provided by the Obama campaign: Below are President Obama’s remarks as prepared for delivery --

Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud…but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for.

Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States.

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The DNC in Charlotte

09/06/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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USF St. Petersburg Poli Sci Professor Judithanne Scourfield Mclauchlan spoke to WMNF from Charlotte, where she was attending the Democratic National Convention.

Open phones followed, including a focus on the controversy regarding the Democratic Party platform involving the word "God" and including a provision about Jerusalem being the proper capital of Israel.

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Zaina Alsous on the Wall Street South protests in Charlotte

09/06/12 Zaina Alsous/Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Women's Show host Mary Glenney spoke with University of North Carolina Chapel Hill senior Zaina Alsous, who helped coordinate the Wall Street South protests in Charlotte during this week's Democratic National Convention. Charlotte, home to the world headquarters of Bank of America and the eastern headquarters of Wells Fargo is known as the "Wall Street" of the Sout...

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A musical montage of the Republican and Democratic Conventions

09/06/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Women's Show host Mary Glenney created musical montages of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The RNC montage featured Julie Andrews singing "My Favorite Things" and included audio clips of Todd Aiken, Paul Ryan and Ann Romney. Her montage of teh DNC was set to the music of Ubaka Hill and "The Women United". It featured audio clips of Michelle Obama, Lilly Ledbetter, Elizabeth Warren and Sandra Fluke.

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Medea Benjamin talks about Code Pink at the Democratic National Convention

09/06/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Medea Benjamin talks about her and CodePink's involvement at the Democratic National Convention. Last week at the RNC in Tampa, CodePink emphasized the issues involving the curtailment of women's reproductive rights and thus their slogan "bring your vagina to the RNC". At the Democratic Convention, CodePink's emphasis has been on the economic crisis in the country and they have been focusing on ending the wars and getting the money out of politics."pink banners have been unfurled all over C...

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Janesville WI After GM; And a Discussion of Last Night's DNC

09/06/12 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 talk about last night’s session of the Democratic National Convention…..We’ll also talk with a reporter who is looking at the impact of the closing of the Janesville, Wisconsin auto plant. It’s become an issue in the race for President. But first- two listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we discussed the opening night of the DNC…..

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Tampa Bay Times reporter Michael Kruse is ...

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Immigrants with lots of investment cash could get green cards listen

09/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Officials in Tampa are considering applying for a program that would give residents of other countries legal status in the U.S. if they invest in American businesses. City council will organize a task force to evaluate whether an employment-based visa program called EB-5 would create jobs in Tampa.

Foreign nationals with the wherewithal to dump either a half million or a million dollars into an American business can get a green card for conditional permanent residence in the U.S. Thursda...

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Tampa could extend benefits to domestic partners registered beyond city borders listen

09/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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At their regular meeting Thursday morning, Tampa city council members said they want to allow people from other cities who are registered as domestic partners to be able to use those benefits in Tampa too.

City council passed a domestic partnership registry in April, but right now it only affects Tampa residents. That’s likely to change on September 27 when Tampa City Council is expected to approve a change to the ordinance that would recognize a registered domestic partnership regardle...

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Hillsborough County to get new schools listen

09/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A coalition of Hillsborough governments heard plans to build some new schools in the county over the next decade. Lorraine Duffy Suarez, general manager of growth management and planning for Hillsborough County Schools said at a Council of Governments meeting today that the schools will go up where there is the most need.

“On a quarterly basis I meet with staffs from all four governments and the planning commission. We discuss our enrollment trends, we discuss development trends, wher...

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Romney-bashing poster removed by Tampa code enforcement listen

09/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The owner of a restaurant just outside Tampa’s Republican convention event zone is wondering why government workers tore artwork off of his building one day before the convention was set to begin. Café Hey owner Cheong Choi said one of the posters showcased a smiling Mitt Romney behind the words “I like firing people”.

“We’ve had posters on the front here and it’s never really been an issue. We’ve had banners and we have all kinds of other things that we haven’t been ...

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Are Hillsborough County's Environmental Protection Regulations Under Attack? And a Discussion of Last Night's Opening Session of the Democratic National Convention

09/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll hear excerpts of some of the speeches from last night’s opening session of the Democratic National Convention. But first – is the Hillsborough Environmental Protection Commission in danger of being done away with?

Later in the show we’ll hear a brand new song from Bob Dylan’s Tempest album which is coming out next Tuesday.

But first- we’re joined by local attorney Pamela Jo Hatley who was appoi...

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Protester at Tampa park closed by RNC holds sign: “This fence = democracy” listen

09/05/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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There has been talk this week about how the security changes to Charlotte have been less drastic and more welcoming during the Democratic convention than they were for the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa. For example, Charlotte’s downtown hosted a major public celebration of Labor Day, whereas parts of Tampa were nearly a ghost town except for police, protesters and barricades.

The change that came over the city before the convention was well illustrated at Curtis Hixo...

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