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St. Pete City Council's Kornell wants assault weapons ban & gun show loopholes closed listen

01/10/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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As elementary schools across the Tampa Bay area are increasing security in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, St. Pete City Council member Steve Kornell wants the city to lobby Tallahassee to implement an assault weapons ban. During a city council meeting Thursday, the entire council including Kornell voted to move the matter to the Legislative Affairs committee.

Issues surrounding gun control have become a major talking point around water coolers nationwide. Kornell, who repres...

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Hillsborough County Commission wants task force on gun violence but balks at idea of gun buy-back -- for now listen

01/09/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission put aside a suggestion to organize gun buy-back programs to reduce crime. But the idea may come back as soon as next month among the suggestions for a task force to reduce gun violence. Commissioner Kevin Beckner recommended forming a task force – it was unanimously approved by the board.

"To direct staff to make recommendations for convening a task force under the County Administrator's office. They consist of at least law enforcement agenci...

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Cleaning the Air with a Thorium Reactor? And the Infowars Alex Jones on CNN

01/09/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll meet a local engineer who is proposing an innovative solution to global warming….

Later we’ll discuss Alex Jones’ much talked about appearance on CNN on Monday night… But first yesterday on this program we discussed mental health care treatment here in the Bay area. That program brought this reaction from a listener.

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Our first guest today lives in Sun City Center and believes that fixing Glo...

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What Mental Health Services Are Available in the Tampa Bay Area?

01/08/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we're going to talk about mental health-- in the wake of recent spate of mass murders in the US. Some of which appear to have been conducted by people who are mentally ill. Later we'll hear a fascinating exchange from CNN last night between Piers Morgan and a gun advocate....But first one listener comment about yesterday's Sustainable Living program on which members of the Weston Price Foundation downplayed the benefits of...

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Some residents fighting proposed Walmart in Sarasota listen

01/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Some residents in Sarasota are fighting against a proposed Walmart; they got a boost in their efforts Monday night when the City Commission agreed to hold a new hearing, even though the planning board approved the site plan in November. Jerry Sparkman is a local architect who opposes the Walmart.

"Walmart has proposed a new super center on ...

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Health & pasture based farms

01/07/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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To start today’s program we had the director of the Sumter County UF IFAS Extension Service Susan Kelly. She also the Coordinator for this year’s AGRItunity Small farms Conference in Bushnell (a little North of Tampa off I-75). This very affordable 1 day conference and has over 20 different classes to pick from. It’s coming up Saturday January 26. http://www.sumter.ifas.ufl.edu or 352-793-2728.

Next up we had the co-founder of the Weston A. Price...

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Interview with Hedrick Smith- Author of the New Book Who Stole the American Dream

01/07/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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This interview is a replay of the interview originally aired on WMNF on December 11, 2012. You can find the description in our news archives.

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Still no decision on what to do with broken Crystal River nuclear reactor listen

01/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Progress Energy Florida still doesn’t know what to do with its broken Crystal River nuclear plant. The utility updated Public Service Commission officials today on what will be done about the plant that has been off line since 2009. Progress Energy Florida’s attorney John Burnett’s answer to that: we’ll let you know this summer.

“Since the last update to this commission in October, the company has continued gathering the information it needs to complete the repair/retire analy...

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St. Pete City Council member Newton told to leave Pier discussion listen

01/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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More than 20,000 St. Petersburg residents signed a petition to stop city council members from demolishing the iconic downtown pier. Those petitioners want voters to decide what happens to the inverted pyramid and city council member Wengay Newton is one of them. At a press conference Monday he said city legal staff kicked him out of a closed door discussion about the Pier.

“Well, I’m going to ask them, and hopefully request the transcript and recording of that meeting because I was...

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War on Terror: Arresting Real Terrorists or Entrapment?

01/07/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Every few months it seems the FBI arrests persons or people suspected of plotting terrorist acts in the US. How many of those are truly terrorists-- and how many of them would not be able to pull off the proposed terrorist act- unless they had help from government informants? We'll talk about the issue in a few minutes here on Radioactivity. But first three listener comments about last Friday's program on which we talked about the history of the Second ...

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David Marlett on the future of "crowdfunding"

01/04/13 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today’s Last Call we take a closer look at crowdfunding. If you’ve ever had a great idea for a product, or a book, or wanted to put out a music CD but didn’t have the money to do it, there are now plenty of places to go and make your pitch to grassroots investors; places like kickstarter, indiegogo and fundageek.

The idea is basically the same – ...

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The Original Intent of the Second Amendment with Professor Saul Cornell

01/04/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll speak with a prominent historian about the history of the Second Amendment. But first- three listener comments about yesterday's program-- including suggestions for getting more callers on the air and the interview with Peace activist Cindy Sheehan.

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Our next guest says that "If the nation truly embraced the Second Amendment as it was originally written and understood, it would be the NRA's worst nightma...

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Tribute to Jane Cortez

01/03/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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A brief tribute to the recently deceased Jane Cortez-poet, humanist, writer. and woman extraordinaire was done with history and her poems. She passed on December 28, 2012. Her latest CD is a compilation of her work from 2003-2008 and is titled "Find Your Voice."

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Nicole Woo analyzes the "fiscal cliff"

01/03/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Nicole Woo, head of Domestic Policy for the Center for Economic Policy Research institute discussed the "resolution" of the "fiscal cliff" She pointed out the over-blown nature of the crisis and the failure to resolve some of the most important areas-namely the debt ceiling which is yet to come. She and others refer to the current economic problems as the "Triple Cliff" and is concerned about the effects to the economy and the average salaried citizen. She pointed out m...

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Review of women and films for 2012

01/03/13 Mary Glenney and Debbie Terry
From A Woman's Point of View
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Debbie Terry and Mary Glenney reviewed the various roles of women in films for 2012

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