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The Hidden Side of Wall Street

05/29/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity guest Les Leopold, Author of How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour talks with Rob Lorei about a hidden tax that is imposed by Wall Street.

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The tax is responsible for holding back the nation’s economy while enriching a very small number of peop...

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HART opens MetroRapid express bus route along Nebraska Avenue to USF Tampa listen

05/28/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Hillsborough County Regional Transit Authority, or HART, kicked off its first day of Express Bus service Tuesday along the Nebraska Avenue corridor. MetroRapid uses GPS technology for traffic signal priority and limited bus stops to get riders to their destination as much as 15% faster – and uses brand new buses.

“I like it. It smells like a brand new car.”

That’s frequent bus rider Jeff Stevens.

“It’s cleaner, it’s a lot nicer looking, it’s a little bit more [friendly] – espe...

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St. Petersburg Start-Up to Take Over 60,000 Homeowners' Policies from Citizens Insurance & Should State Prosecute an 18-year-old for Her Sexual Relationship with an Under-age Teammate?

05/28/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei tackles the case of a high school student who had a sexual relationship with an under-age member of her basketball team. The eighteen year old is facing felony charges and on Friday she turned down an offer of a plea bargain from the state attorney. Additionally, he looks at Florida's largest property insurer, Citizens Insurance who is transferring 60,000 policies to a nine month old insurance start-up in St. Petersburg. The company will be paid $52 million ...

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Tampa activists March Against Monsanto as part of global coordinated actions opposing genetically modified organisms listen

05/28/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 500 people from around the bay area marched against genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the multinational corporation Monsanto. Activist groups organized the march from Hyde Park to downtown Tampa to raise awareness of the dangers to agriculture.

“It’s very important that we put a moratorium immediately. No new GMO products, no new GMO fields, no advancement of GMO’s whatsoever and, at the same time, we begin an immediate phase out of all GMO’s and a transition to healthy,...

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Local Transition Movement & GMO Protest

05/27/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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"The transition movement is about building local resilience and self reliance in the face of both environmental and economic challenges." --- Don Hall, Transitions Sarsota

Living Mosman: Community Gardening
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Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein in studio ahead of March Against Monsanto.

05/24/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Our guest today is 2012 Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.

Jill is in town this weekend for the Green Party of Florida annual meeting.

She’ll also be participating in the March Against Monsanto Saturday at 1 p.m. beginning at Tampa's Hyde Park Playground.

We spoke about the issue of genetically modified organisms and the largest producer of them, Monsanto.

But first, about what’s happening this weekend at t...

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Proposal for High Speed Ferry Service Crossing Tampa Bay

05/24/13 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 that proposal by former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turanchik to bring ferry service to Tampa Bay.

But first- one listener comment about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we had open phones and the conversation turned to the Tea Party, and the Benghazi and IRS investigations. Here’s what one listener had to say.

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Earlier this week former Hillsborough County Commissioner Ed Turan...

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New MetroRapid bus service will be free beginning Tuesday in Hillsborough listen

05/24/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On Tuesday the Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation Authority will begin its MetroRapid north-south bus service.

It runs from downtown Tampa to the university area transit center every 15 minutes along the busy Nebraska Avenue corridor.

From there it continues every 30 minutes to a park-and-ride lot in north Tampa near Fletcher and Interstate-75.

For the first two weeks MetroRapid will be free. Thereafter it will be the same cost as regular fare.

We spoke with Sandra Pinto, ...

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The US is a water hog - scientists say conservation is a must listen

05/24/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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People in the United States use about twice as much water as other countries. That’s one of the many problems mulled over today by a team of researchers at an annual water conference at the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability.

“About 40% of the water that we use in the region is for outdoor water use.”

That’s Christine Owen, the senior manager for regulatory compliance for Tampa Bay Water.

“And each government calculates what their per capita is. But if you look at our reg...

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Sharima Rasanayagam with Breast Cancer Fund talks blut breast cancer

05/23/13 Sharima Rasanayagam with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sharima Rasanayagam, who is the science director of the Breast Cancer Fund, talks about Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. Sharima particularly emphasized the necessity for prevention to be an important part of the studies for breast cancer management. She reported that only 2 % of all the funds raised for breast cancer are directed toward prevention. She also noted that other countries throughout the world are taking environmental and other toxins mor...

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Karuna Jaggar the Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action talks about BRCA 1 and 2

05/23/13 Karuna Jaggar with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Karuna Jaggar the Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action talks about the recent decision of Angelina Jolie to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. She emphasized that most breast cancers in women do not have any genetic connections and discussed options and information women can consider. Breast Cancer Action is one of the parties involved in the current Supreme Court Case against Myriad genetics and the legality of Myriad Genetics patents of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. The decision by...

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Dr Kelly Metcalfe, cancer researcher, talk about her work with BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes

05/23/13 Dr. Kelly Metcalfe with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Kelly Metcalfe who is an adjunct professor at the Women's College Research Institute and an Associative Professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Toronto talks about her work with the BRCA1 and BRCA 2 genes. Dr. Metcalfe, who has worked in the field for over 15 years, discusses the difficult decisions women make and has developed a protocol to aid her patients.The protocol has been widely accepted both in Canada and in the USA.

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Talking Florida gubernatorial politics with political blogger Peter Schorsch

05/23/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Thursday's Last Call featured guest, Peter Schorsch, the editor of the popular political blog St.Petersblog 2.0. Host Mitch Perry delved deep into the 2014 Florida gubernatorial race. Schorsch, an acolyte of Charlie Crist, gave his views on why he thinks the former Republican turned indie turned Democrat is the Dems best chance for success next year.

The show also looked into the August 27 primary election in St. Petersburg, where Mayor Bill Foster is running for re-election and four City ...

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Tampa Bay residents urged to plan ahead for tornadoes and active hurricane season listen

05/23/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is predicting a hyperactive hurricane season with between 7 and 11 hurricanes with 3-6 severe storms. And with the nation still reeling from the catastrophic tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma this week, people are taking severe weather seriously.

Charlie Paxton is a science and operations officer for the National Weather Service in Ruskin. He says summer-time tornadoes can present a huge threat to Floridians.

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A conversation with Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, co-authors of “Zoobiquity”

05/22/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers–co-authors of “Zoobiquity: The Astonishing Connection Between Human And Animal Health,” a New York Times bestseller recently issued in paperback—discuss the genesis of the “zoobiquity” philosophy and the term itself...which examines the often-surprising parallels in the health and conditions of animals and humans, and the virtues (in both directions) of having physicians and veterinarians share information and otherwise collaborate in various ...

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