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02/05/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity-- in it's new time-- 11AM- Monday Through Friday. We'll be followed by Democracy Now every weekday at noon.

The bi-annual WMNF program changes went into effect yesterday and we want to hear your thoughts on the program changes. You can call us at 813-238-8001 x115 and record a comment. And you can also send an e-mail directly to us by sending it to wmnf@wmnf.org.

On the first part of the program today we'll talk with a USF professor- Professor Davi...

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NRDC warns of effects of fiscal cliff on the environment listen

02/05/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The U.S. Congress reached an agreement at the end of last year to temporarily avoid what was being called the fiscal cliff of automatic spending cuts and tax increases. But they just put aside the stand-off until the end of this month. The Natural Resources Defense Council is warning that if the deep cuts go through it could negatively affect clean air and water. WMNF’s Seán Kinane spoke with Scott Slesinger, director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

"The fiscal cliff, people...

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WNMF wins Water Wise award

02/04/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living program we started with a short interview about the upcoming (February 9th) Urban Small to Large Farm Conference that takes place at the Pinellas County Extension Service, on 12520 Ulmerton Rd in Largo. Robert Kluson, the Sarasota Vegetable Extension Agent, filled us in on the details. He'll be teaching Chickens 101 at Saturday's conference. We spent the remainder of the show talking with a couple of WMNF volunteers, Paul & Gail Carroll that were i...

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Bass Pro Shops enticement dwindles, but is still on the table listen

02/04/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Wednesday Hillsborough County Commissioners will continue their debate over whether or not to use taxpayer dollars to help entice Bass Pro Shops to Brandon. An amended proposal by the county would set aside more than $6 million for road improvements and expansion around the proposed site.

That number is down $2 million from December, but Tom Mahoney, owner of Mahoney’s boat repair and tackle shop said local sporting goods businesses are sti...

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Hillsborough gun buy-back nets two rocket launchers and hundreds of other firearms listen

02/04/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Update from HSCO, 7 Feb: "the final number of firearms collected at Operation Gun Swap was 2,808"

On Saturday the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office conducted a very popular gun buy-back program at five locations.

They collected hundreds of rifles and handguns and even a couple of rocket launchers and a flute that had been converted into a firearm.

WMNF spoke with Sheriff’s Captain Chad Chronister at their operations center in Ybor City midway through the event, while the l...

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Civil Rights Pioneer and Tampa Native Dr. Bernard Lafayette

02/04/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Our next guest is Bernard Lafayette who was born in Tampa. He is a longtime civil rights activist and organizer, who was a leader in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He played a leading role in early organizing of the Selma, Alabama, voting rights campaign; was a member of the Nashville Student Movement; and worked closely throughout the 1960s movements with groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Amer...

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New Book Says Cuban Five Posed No Security Risk to U.S.

02/04/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with the author of a new book about a group of five Cubans who are imprisoned in the US. They say they were spying on Cuban exile terrorist groups in Florida and elsewhere….

And we’ll meet a man born in Tampa- who went on to become one of the most prominent civil rights activists of the 1960’s. He’s devoted his life to discuss the power of non-violence- as a way to fight injustice…..

But fi...

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Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat speaks to USF students about nonviolent resistance listen

02/01/13 Ella Wind
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat is profiled in the Oscar-nominated film Five Broken Cameras. He’s touring the United States to spread awareness about the non-violent resistance in his West Bank village of Bil’in. On Thursday at University of South Florida, he spoke about life under Israeli occupation and showed footage of protests from his village.

The village of Bil’in lies just two and a half miles east of...

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Transit officials in Hillsborough are trying to get rolling on improvements listen

02/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Hillsborough County’s transit agency is looking at ways to revamp its system, mostly by improving services it already offers. At a workshop today, community stakeholders and HART officials laid out different funding options for new projects.

More and more people are ditching their wheels and hopping on buses. According to Jeff Seward, HART’s chief financial officer, ridership is already up 3.5% over last year. That leaves a wide gap in bus service for the county that Seward said cou...

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The Fourth Annual India International Film Festival

02/01/13 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 talk about the February 15-17th India International Film Festival taking place in Ybor City at the Muvico Theatres.. Later we'll talk with Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the outcome of the schock jock trial in Tampa. And later we'll open the phone lines.

First we'll talk with Francis Vayalumkal an organizer with the upcoming film festival and Suzanne Bryant whose film ...

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Hillsborough County Sheriff wants to buy your guns listen

02/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Update: hundreds of firearms have been turned in including two rocket launchers.

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As gun control debates continue to heat up throughout the country, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office will be buying back unwanted guns this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. They'll give people $75 and tickets to a Rays game and a Lightning game. All of the firearms and ammun...

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