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St. Pete City Council opts to renew Bank of America contract listen

03/21/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The City of St. Pete will continue depositing its money into a Bank of America account for at least another year. The 5-3 decision came after council member Steve Kornell complained the bank isn’t being a good corporate partner.

A citizen recently complained to Kornell that Bank of America is breaking some terms of the National Mortgage Settlement. The $25 billion agreement protects homeowners from being foreclosed on if they are trying to secure a loan modification. It also creates ot...

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Carlton Ward Jr. Recounts the Story of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition; and What's the Lesson of the Tenth Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion?

03/21/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Later we'll talk about the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq.

But first- after paddling, riding and walking 1,000 miles in 100 days last year as part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team, a member of the team conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr. will give a talk tonight at 6:30PM the Florida History Center in downtown Tampa. It's part of the Tampa Bay History Center's Florida Conversations Lecture Series.

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A conversation with Mieshelle Nagelschneider, cat behaviorist and author

03/20/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Mieshelle Nagelschneider– veteran cat behaviorist and author of the new book “The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do– And How To Get Them To Do What You Want” discusses various problematic aspects of the behavior of house cats, and how to remedy them, as well as how "declawing" cats is actually amputating portions of their toes.

www.thecatbehaviorclinic.com

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Hillsborough officials to look at ways to spend oil spill restoration money listen

03/20/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County commissioners will workshop ideas on how to spend money allocated as a result of the 2010 Gulf oil disaster. It’s not known yet how much money will be allocated to Florida and individual counties for restoration projects because litigation with BP over damages is still happening. Commissioner Les Miller said the eight counties most affected by the oil spill will get the most money, but other gulf coast counties, like Hillsborough, will still get some of the funding. ...

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Should local governments use local banks or credit unions?

03/20/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Wednesday
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St. Petersburg City Council member Steve Kornell will ask his board members not to renew a contract with Bank of America because he worries some homeowners are being mistreated by the "too big to fail" bank.

Kornell is also backing a measure to use a local bank for some of the city's business.

Right now credit unions are off the table because a state law prohibits local governments to bank with them.

Jared Ross, vice president of governmental affairs for the League of Southeastern ...

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Domestic partnership registry rejected by Hillsborough Commission; provide info packet of "Important Life Decisions" instead listen

03/20/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillsborough County Commission approved a packet of legal documents put together by Al Higginbotham in lieu of a domestic partnership registry that was struck down last month. Higginbotham said the intent was to provide all people - not just people in relationships - easy and affordable access to rights which are already guaranteed by state statutes.

"You could put these into a single booklet, if you will. Available in libraries, law libraries, county libraries, maybe on the website...

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Hillsborough County Commissioners will accelerate transit talks listen

03/20/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously agreed to start planning how to improve transit during a meeting today in downtown. Despite more than a dozen speakers who were in favor of multi-modal transit, Commissioner Victor Crist said his vote doesn't necessarily mean he will support rail.

“I’m going to be judging them solely on the ROI – the return on investment. I’m going to be looking at whether or not it remained an objective process. I’m going to be scrutinizing it v...

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WMNF's Annual Tax Advice Call-In Show Part II

03/20/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear part two of our live tax advice program Three CPA's join us today: Phil Scheidt, Andy Mason and Robin Hittchens. They all practice locally and are here to give you some advice about filling out your federal income taxes. This is a live show and we are waiting for your calls and e-mails.

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WMNF's Annual Tax Advice Call-In Show

03/19/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll hear part one of our annual tax advice show. Today we'll take your phone calls and e-mail questions about filling out your federal income tax forms. Our panel members are three certified public accountants: Phil Scheidt, Lee Hewitt and Malcolm Hayes.

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Protesters near MacDill AFB bash military for spending to much money on Iraq War and lying listen

03/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Ten years ago, the United States invaded Iraq under the pretense that the nation was harboring Al-Qaeda and weapons of mass destruction. Tuesday, fifteen peace activists including Veterans for Peace organizer Jay D. Alexander protested the invasion and occupation just a mile and a half from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.

“We staged an immoral and illegal invasion of that country ten years ago.”

He wasn’t the only who felt deceived by the actions of the U.S. military. Walt See...

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Hillsborough County School Board gets a lesson from Tampa Police in preventing school shootings listen

03/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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It’s been three months since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 first graders but the tragedy is still fresh on the minds of Hillsborough County school officials. During a school board workshop Tuesday, the Tampa Police Department shared a graphic police training video.

Sorrowful music played over a series of photos from various school shootings. That includes images of the Columbine High School gunmen dead in a pool of their own blood. Tampa Police...

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Catherine Barja, first woman elected to Tampa City Council, honored for Women's History Month listen

03/19/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tampa celebrated Women’s History Month Tuesday morning at the Tampa Convention Center.

Catherine Barja, who was the first woman elected to Tampa City Council, was awarded the Josephine Howard Stafford Memorial Award.

Emcee Erica Riggins, a Bay News 9 anchor, noted some recent achievements of women.

"Since last year's celebration women have achieved many sign...

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Retirement Expert Warns US Facing a Crisis of More Seniors Living in Poverty

03/18/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: retirement, Social Security, pensions and 401k’s.

In Tallahassee the new speaker of the house- Will Weatherford is pushing a plan to end defined pension benefits for new employees and replacing them with 401k’s. We’re going to talk with one of the country’s leading experts on retirement. Our guest is Teresa Ghilarducci, Chair of Economic Policy Analysis and director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Poli...

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Solar hot water

03/18/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program our guests were all involved with companies that sell and install solar energy and hot water systems in the Tampa Bay Area.

Rick Gilbert, the vice president of Solar Source located in Largo, started the show then brought on their Director of Residential Solar Sales, Richard Smith. Also, Rich Glueck a long time friend of the Sustainable Living program joined us to talk about, as he calls it, “the best kept secret of the sunshine stateâ...

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A local peace activist looks back at ten years of war on Iraq listen

03/18/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Ten years ago this week, the U.S.-led coalition began the bombing campaign on Iraq, branded Shock and Awe.

Early in the morning of March 20, 2003, hundreds of missiles began raining down on Baghdad and other Iraqi cities. It was the evening of March 19 in the United States, so Tuesday is commonly recognized as the anniversary.

We look back at the peace movement in 2003 and in the decade since in this conversation with anti-war activist Chris Ernesto from St. Pete for Peace.

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