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Drone warfare: Rand Paul filibusters for nearly 13 hours

03/07/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Awake Tampa activist Michael Long came on the program to talk about his organization's fight for electoral reform in Tallahassee, and about Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's filibuster regarding the Obama administration's stance on drones and potentially targeting American citizens suspected of being terrorists.

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The TransPacific Partnership: NAFTA on Steroids? And Pam Iorio Remembers Fred Karl

03/07/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio about the death of her mentor- former Hillsborough County Administrator Fred Karl.

But first we'll look at a proposed new free trade agreement- the TransPacific Partnership. This weekend labor, human rights and environmental activists will hold a meeting in Tampa at 1PM this Saturday at the Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City to discuss the TPP. And with us right now are two people who ...

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Children's Board of Hillsborough County extends job search for new leader listen

03/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is re-opening its search for a new leader. Wednesday, after narrowing down a field of 200 candidates to just five applicants, the firm charged with finding a CEO was granted 30 more days to bring more qualified executives to the table. Renee Narloch is the Vice President of Bob Murray and Associates.

“The more we have to choose from, the better off we are. Along the way we may get down to folks that their salary is too high or maybe we ha...

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Jack Murphy, co-founder and director of Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc.

03/06/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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A discussion with Jack Murphy, co-founder and director of Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc., about wildlife conflicts (particularly with animals like raccoons, opossums, skunks, snakes, etc) and most effective ways to resolve them for the humans, the animals and the environment. www.UrbanWildlifeRescue.org

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Crowd demanding voting rights swells to 200 in downtown Tampa listen

03/06/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Two hundred activists crowded Gaslight Square in downtown Tampa Tuesday to demand comprehensive changes to Florida’s voting law. The march and rally was one of 22 across the state asking for new laws that will ensure Florida doesn’t fall victim to long lines at the polls again.

The Florida legislature passed a sweeping voting law in 2011 claiming their intent was to stamp out voter fraud. But critics like Hillsborough County teacher Woodrow Samuel argue it contributed to long lines a...

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Groups Call for a Middle Class Revival Agenda in Florida

03/06/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today-- yesterday the Governor gave his state of the state address at the opening session of this year's legislative session. During his speech Governor Scott recognized one teacher-- Elizabeth Heli of Greco Middle School in Temple Terrace. But he also recognized the (CEO of Northrop Grumman), the president of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in Jacksonville), the Regional Vice President of Verizon) and the (president of Goya Foods...

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The Price of Sprawl; The Governor's State of the State Address

03/05/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up later we'll listen to the Governor's State of the State message.

But first we'll talk with an environmental activist Janet Stanko who is with the web site PriceOfSprawl.com.

The web site is a tool for tracking how much development has already been approved for every community in Florida; the areas where the drinking water supply is perilously low and how development negatively impacts prope...

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Governor Rick Scott touts triumphs during State of the State; Dems respond listen

03/05/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida Governor Rick Scott delivered his State of the State address today as members of the legislature were preparing for their first day of session. During the 37-minute speech, Scott thanked several people ranging from member of the military and police to teachers and education officials. Scott also used the day’s spotlight to highlight differences between his time in office and the office which he inherited.

Scott emphasized his plan to give full time classroom teachers a $2,500 ...

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Full text and audio of Governor Rick Scott's State of the State address

03/05/13 WMNF News
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Listen to the speech here.

IT’S WORKING

Thank you so much for being here today.

I especially want to thank President of the Senate Don Gaetz and Speaker of the House Will Weatherford. These are men of faith devoted to helping Florida families. Like everyone in this chamber, they are committed to helping our state and investing in future generations. They are my partners. They are my friends; and they are dedicated public servants. ...

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Author Nima Shirazi calls Hollywood blockbuster "Argo" ahistorical listen

03/04/13 Mary Glenney and Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Hollywood drama Argo won three academy awards. The official movie website describes the film as:

“Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.”

But the “based on real events” part of that is qu...

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Vegetable gardening & ants

03/04/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our first guest was with the Insect Research Program with the University of Central Florida. Dr. Joshua King is an entomologist that specializes in ant research. Our conversation was about fire ants and possible controls of these pests in the backyard vegetable garden. Hot water, baits and mound treatments were some of Josh’s recommendations, but he was pretty clear that grits don’t work.

The remainder of the program we spent talking with two women involved locally with growing vege...

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Manatee Couple's Home Raided Because They Were Growing Medical Marijuana; Tampa Tribune Report Raises Questions About Jeb Bush Foundation

03/04/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning and welcome to Radioactivity.Today we'll talk with Bob and Cathy Jordan who grow medical marijuana to help alleviate Cathy's ALS symptoms. their home was raided by Manatee Sheriff's deputies last week. And we'll speak with Tampa Tribune reporter William March who broke a story this past weekend about whether a Foundation founded by Jeb Bush is skirting rules that try to prevent government officials from using lobbyist money to attend conferences. The allegation is that Jeb's educ...

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Students from Dream Defenders head to Tallahassee to deliver a more telling State of the State address listen

03/04/13 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Activists from across the state are gearing up for protests as the Florida Legislature begins its 2013 session on Tuesday. It’s also the day Governor Rick Scott will deliver his State of the State address. One group plans to deliver their own address - one they say is a sobering, more telling version of the current state of life for most Floridians.

The Dream Defenders are a coalition of black and brown students from colleges throughout the state who belie...

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Expert says moms and dads should listen to their babies as part of early childhood education listen

03/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As President Barack Obama pushes for more early childhood education including free preschool for four-year-olds, some psychologists are looking into ways to start the educational process as early as infancy. James Mchale is the professor and chair of psychology at USF St. Pete. He is also the director of the family study center. He’s spoke at USF St. Pete about the lasting impacts of listening to babies on their future education.

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Farmworkers will march for rights, respect and fair food listen

03/01/13 Lenka Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Coalition of the Immokalee Workers is starting its two week march for rights, respect and free food this Sunday. They are again calling on Publix to support human rights for Florida tomato-pickers. Farmworkers and their supporters will march 175 miles to draw attention to their cause.

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, together with eleven major food corporations have established a partnership called the Fair Food Program to prevent sub-poverty wages, wage theft, sexual harassment and...

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