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Breaking down the potential for a future mass transit system in Hillsborough County

01/03/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Ray Chiaramonte from the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization and Tampa attorney Brian Willis with the group Connect Tampa Bay talk about the very real prospects for a a mass-transit system in the Tampa Bay area, specifically in Hillsborough County.

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Remembering the 2012 battle to save St. Pete's Pier and looking forward to keeping it going listen

01/03/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The iconic inverted pyramid that is the St. Petersburg Pier may have just rung in its last new year. St. Pete City Council members voted last year to have the Pier demolished at the end of this May. After that a new Pier called the Lens is set to replace it. That design was chosen after a lengthy international competition and is an over-water pedestrian and bike path. Critics of the new design bombarded city council meetings throughout the year and gathered thousands of petition signature...

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Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan Speaks About Her Son's Death, Iraq, and Military Spending

01/03/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program we'll speak with peace activist Cindy Sheehan who will be speaking in Sarasota this Saturday. But first one listener comment about yesterday's show on which we talked about the fiscal cliff budget deal. Here's what one listener had to say.

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Cindy Sheehan became a peace activist after her son Casey- who as a member of the Army's First Cavalry Division- was killed in 2004 during the US i...

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Racially and religiously driven attack fuels Muslim advocacy group listen

01/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR today called on the FBI to investigate a shooting attack in which a man perceived as "Middle Eastern" and Muslim was shot in the face at least twice with a pellet gun.

CAIR officials said the man attacked was harassed with racial slurs as he was leaving a Walmart at 3 this morning. A police report indicates that the shooting victim was asked if he is Middle Eastern and whether he is Muslim. He reportedly answered "...

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African solidarity committee to host international conference in St. Petersburg listen

01/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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People from all over the country will be gathering in St. Petersburg next week for the African People’s Solidarity Committee’s international conference. Groups from all over the world were invited. Penny Hess who chairs the group said some 100 people will brainstorm ideas on how non-minority groups can stand in solidarity with oppressed communities in Africa.

"We will be talking about the role that white people can play in the growing movement for African li...

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Listeners Discuss the Fiscal Cliff Vote

01/02/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll discuss last night's vote in the House to approve the "fiscal cliff" deal. We'll hear statements from Sen. Tom Harking, Rep. Darryl Issa, Rep. Jim Moran and President Obama. Later we'll open the phone lines and get your comments.

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