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Listeners react to controversial changes to Democratic Party platform listen

09/05/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The Democratic National Convention is going on this week in Charlotte. We’d spoke about listener's thoughts about the speeches, the protests, or their experiences in Tampa during last week’s Republican convention.

Just before going to air, the Democrats passes two amendments to their party platform in a controversial voice vote.

The amendments put two provisions back into the platform that had be...

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RNC was a business bust for some owners in downtown Tampa listen

09/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Some small businesses in downtown Tampa didn’t rake in the money city officials said they would during the Republican convention last week. Instead, some restaurant owners over-ordered to accommodate the crowds they were promised. Crystal Davis owns The Luxury Box directly across the street from the Tampa Bay Times Forum and said she lost a lot of money.

“I spent tens of thousands of dollars on this venue and now I’m going to spend the next week or so just to return it all because...

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New Book By Paul Guzzo Covers Castro, Bolita, Organized Crime and Mass Murder in Tampa

09/04/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Paul Guzzo who has written a new book about Tampa called THE DARKSIDE OF SUNSHINE:Murder, Mayhem,Militias,Marijuana, Mafia and the Mons: A Century of Infamy in the City of Tampa.

Later we'll talk with Michael Van Sickler a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times about [his article in today's TBT](http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/atmosphere-in-charlotte-more-free-fun-th...

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Grover Norquist spoke in St Petersburg during Republican convention listen

09/04/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last Wednesday at the USF St. Petersburg campus, the conservative lobbyist and author of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” Grover Norquist delivered a 40 minute speech about the current American political process. The low turn out of roughly 50 people received a lesson in the ideology of the Republican Party from arguably one of the most powerful men in Washington.

Norquist’s advocacy group, Americans for Tax Reform, is best known for the taxpayer protection pled...

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Activists think Republican convention security was overkill listen

09/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Tampa Police Department hired thousands of extra officers to help with security for the Republican National Convention last week; some activists who were protesting the event including Occupy Tampa’s Andrew Speirs think it was overkill.

“The police have been showing up with overwhelming force for peaceful protesters mainly using, not so much fear tactics, but just using overwhelming numbers to try to keep us in their sense of calm when we are doing nothing but being peaceful anywa...

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Electric bikes

09/03/12 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Today on the Sustainable Living program our special guest is the creator of the Electric Chronicles -- that’s all about electric power on two wheels: bikes, scooters, motorcycles, stock, modifications, conversions, etc., Ted Dillard. Ted has also written several articles for Home Power Magazine on bike and motorcycle conversions to electric power. We started talking about what’s available today in stock bikes and the improvements to electric propulsion. Ted seems to feel that the hub ele...

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