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USF students suggest transit improvements that include pedestrian and bike safety listen

04/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization wants residents to help make some transit decisions in the county. The MPO’s Lynn Merenda doled out markers and crayons during a summit at the University of South Florida Tuesday asking faculty and students to draw their ideas.

“… to get their ideas on how we can improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists and reduce crashes with cars, make the roads more user-friendly for everyone and what they would like to see as we mo...

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Equality Florida Twitterbombs Senator Bill Nelson asking for evolution on marriage equality

04/02/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tuesday Mark Kirk of Illinois became the latest Republican U.S. Senator to come out in support of same-sex marriage; but Florida Democrat Bill Nelson is holding firmly to his opposition of gay marriage.

This afternoon, activists led by the LGBT equality group Equality Florida, used online activism to try to get Senator Nelson to change his mind.

In what they’re calling a “Twitterbomb” they encouraged supporters to tweet to Senator Nelson’s handle @SenBillNelson asking him to evo...

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FEA President Andy Ford Slams Parent Trigger Bill, ALEC, and 401 (k)'s

04/02/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. The state legislative session is more than halfway finished. And some of the most interesting issues being debated have to do with education. On the first part of today’s program we’ll talk with Andy Ford who is president of the Florida Education Association- the statewide teachers union.

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Cancer research threatened by sequester listen

04/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Research institutions in all 50 states will see their budgets decrease this year as a result of across the board spending cuts. That includes Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center.
Sarah Donatelli is a post doctoral scholar at the facility. She said the effects could mean a dangerous reduction in cancer research.

“Cancer cells are always developing ways to outwit the current therapies we have now. It’s a monster that continues to mutate and develop – you have to keep pace with it.â€...

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U.S. Rep Kathy Castor will travel to Cuba; supports ending embargo listen

04/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tampa area member of Congress Kathy Castor has come out in support of lifting the longstanding trade embargo with Cuba. In addition, Castor told WMNF Monday she plans to travel to Cuba to talk to their foreign ministry about issues that affect Florida.

“It is very important for the economy of the Tampa Bay area, the entire country and, I think for Cuba that outdated and anachronistic embargo on trade and travel come to an end.”

The United States has imposed an embargo on Cuba since...

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Local transit

04/01/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s program we talked with four people involved with our local transit systems. Our guests included Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) Chief Operations Officer Katharine Eagan, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) External Affairs Officer Bob Lasher, Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) Director of Programs and Operations Sandi Moody and also TBARTA’s Communication Specialist...

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St. Petersburg residents want say in budget planning listen

04/01/13 Lauren Misa
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Thursday, residents of St. Petersburg will meet to discuss what they think the city’s budget priorities should be. It's year 2 of what’s called the People’s Budget Review.

The proposed budget will reflect what the residents want their city to look like and what is most important to the community. Aaron Dietrich is an organizer for People’s Budget Review.

"We've seen in past years that the city was holding public budgets from us and we were not getting a lot of resident parti...

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