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Barbara Burns one of the first women coal miners

02/28/13 Barbara Burns is part of the documentary "Makers:Women who Make America"
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Barbara Burns, one of the first women to work in the coal mines, talks about her career and some of the problems she faced being a woman. Not only was she one of the first women in the coal mines, but she was one of the first women in the country to file a harassment suit against her boss. Barbara relates that they didn't even have a term for sexual harassment then. The case was 13 years in the courts and put the concept of sexual harassment in the work place on people's minds. Barbara is ...

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Johnnetta Cole; first African American Woman President of Spelman College

02/28/13 Mary Glenney,Johnnetta Cole in "Makers:Women who Make America"
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Johnnetta Cole, the first African American Woman to become President of Spelman College talks about her life. Cole is a groundbreaking scholar who discusses feminism from an African American woman's view. She is featured in the documentary Makers:Women who Make America, which will air February 28th at 9 pm on WEDU in Tampa. You can view the film, with additional videos and histories by going to www.makers.com

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Maya Lin the architecural designer of the Vietnam Memorial talks about her life

02/28/13 May Lin in Makers:Women who Make America
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Maya Lin, the designer of the Vietnam Memorial on the Mall in Washington D.C. talks about her involvement in the project. She discussed the prejudice and dissension she faced being so young and an Asian American Woman. She is featured in the Makers: Women who Make America, a documentary being aired at 9pm on Feb 28 on WEDU. www.makers.com

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Hillary Clinton featured in the documentary "Makers:Women who Make America"

02/28/13 Hillary Clinton
From A Woman's Point of View
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Hillary Clinton featured in Makers:Women who Make America" talks about her life briefly and her sense of what being a woman meant in historical context. The documentary can be viewed on February 28 on WEDU in Tampa at 9 pm. For more information, go to www.makers.com

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Florida CFO Atwater says he would support Gov. Rick Scott in a Republican primary listen

02/28/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida’s CFO Jeff Atwater says he would Governor Rick Scott in a Republican primary. Before speaking at a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon in St. Pete Thursday, Atwater said Scott has done a good job.

“We’ve got a governor and I’m supporting our governor and I don’t know anybody that’s talking about [running in a primary against] the governor. I know I’m asked that question, I’m sure the Attorney General is asked that question, I’m sure the Ag Commissioner is asked that qu...

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Florida CFO Jeff Atwater blasts Citizens Insurance for "dancing on tables without bras" listen

02/28/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater fielded questions ranging from pensions to homeowner’s insurance at a nonpartisan political forum Thursday in St. Petersburg. Members of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club grilled Atwater about what’s being done to stamp out problems with Citizen’s Property Insurance.

Atwater was referring to a report released by the government run insurance program that uncovered an embarrassing list of alleged transgressions...

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Katherine Switzer first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon

02/28/13 "Makers:Women who Make America"
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As part of the documentary MAKERS; WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA Katherine Switzer recounts the events and her running of that historic 1967 Boston marathon. As the first woman to officially finish the race, she realized that the race was not only important for herself but for women in general. Women were not allowed to run beyond 800 meters on tracks at that time, and it was a significant statement to undermine the beliefs that women were too weak to achieve such a feat. The three hour documenta...

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Beyond Sustainability conference creates links between communities in Tampa Bay listen

02/28/13 Lenka Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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One of the greatest myths of today´s economy is that sustainability cannot be profitable. In fact , sustainable strategies are getting more necessary to remain competitive. Today and tomorrow, the Institute of Florida Studies at Hillsborough Community College is hosting a conference called Beyond Sustainability. It focuses on the three Es: education, ecosystems and economics.

Sudeep Vyapari, the host of the conference and the director of the Institute of Florida Studies decided to enrich...

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Farmworkers Plan Major March to Publix; and Peter Breggin MD on the Danger of Psychiatric Drugs

02/28/13 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 speak with a leading expert on mental illness and psychiatric drugs…

And we’ll talk with an organizer of a 200 mile march from Fort Myers to the Publix Headquarters in Lakeland to demand better wages for farmworkers….

But first just a note about our fund drive- we ended our seven day Winter fund drive yesterday and came up about $18,000 short. Since then listeners who missed the seven day drive...

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Update on timeline of last week's water pressure failure and boil water notice in Tampa listen

02/28/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last Friday the City of Tampa lost power to a water treatment plant.

It caused a loss of pressure and a precautionary boil water notice that lasted until Sunday morning.

Thursday morning Tampa City Council members heard a revised timeline of how the problem developed from Tampa Water Department director Brad Baird, beginning with what happened after a squirrel chewed through a power supply line and the water treatment plant had to draw all of is electricity from a second power line.

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Tampa City Council wants more solutions for pedestrian safety listen

02/28/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa is consistently ranked in the top five most dangerous metropolitan areas for bicycle and pedestrian deaths.

A recent accident where a child was killed crossing a section of Busch Boulevard that lacks crosswalks prompted a discussion on safety at Tampa City Council Thursday morning.

Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern questioned Debbie Hunt from the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Some Pinellas officials, including a Republican, want to change state gun laws listen

02/27/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Some elected officials in Pinellas County want state legislators to support tougher background checks for purchasing guns. But an attempt to disguise the effort through a name change met little support among state lawmakers during the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation meeting Tuesday in Clearwater. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, a Republican, asked legislators to consider renaming criminal background checks during the gun buying process to better reflect what the term really mea...

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Pinellas transit officials react to a Hillsborough Commissioner's suggestion to start transit talks listen

02/27/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As officials in Pinellas County gear up to expand transit options, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe has said he wants to start talking about funding some enhancements on his side of the Bay. The Tampa Bay Times reports Sharpe said he wants to start building support for a 2014 referendum. Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority CEO Brad Miller says that’s a good thing.

“PSTA has worked very hard to try to develop our Alternative Analysis in a regional way and one of the cha...

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Pinellas will have transit tax referrendum on 2014 ballot - where will those funds go? listen

02/27/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Despite push-back from more than a dozen tea party activists, five Pinellas County commissioners said it was time to get moving on transit. At a meeting Tuesday in Clearwater, commissioners approved a 2014 ballot measure asking for an up to one cent sales tax increase to fund transportation. During a follow-up Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board meeting Wednesday, transit officials started talking about how to allocate the money if voters approve the referendum.

“The transit imp...

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Drones over Florida? Part 3: proposed legislation doesn't regulate private use listen

02/26/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Bills proposed in the Florida Legislature and Congress would regulate drone use, but do little to address private use. Thomas Rambo started a private company in Gainesville called Altavian.

“So that means natural resource management – we do a bunch of floating vegetation stuff down in the Everglades, infrastructure monitoring – so, levees, oil lines, pipelines, power lines, all that kind of stuff. The terminology we use is, dull, dirty and dangerous. So, things that are … or a l...

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