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$3 billion tourism industry celebrated in Tampa listen

05/08/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry in the Tampa Bay area. The region’s tourism marketing team is trying to make sure Hillsborough County continues to grow its slice of the pie. During a luncheon Wednesday celebrating tourism week in Tampa, new Tampa Bay & Company president and CEO Santiago Corrada said he wants to popularize Tampa as a destination for visitors.

“We have a great region here and our biggest obstacle is that a lot of folks don’t know what a great region it is. So, w...

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How Does the Nation Reduce Gun Violence?

05/08/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up for the hour we’ll have two leading experts on gun violence. We’ll open the phone lines and take your phone calls.

First- this past weekend the NRA held it’s national convention in Texas….

As the convention opened—one of the Keynote speakers—Glenn Beck gave this talk to an audience in Houston.

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Conservative commentator Glenn Beck speaking to a group last week in Houston.

Our guests today are Ladd Everitt, Director...

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Tampa activist receives thank-you letter from Bradley Manning; direct action planned at MacDill AFB listen

05/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Tampa supporters of Private Bradley Manning are planning direct action outside MacDill Air Force base on June 1. MacDill is the home of U.S. Central Command. It’s part of a nationwide coordinated day of action and is being organized locally by the Tampa Bay Bradley Manning Support Network.

From his prison cell, Manning recently thanked an active member o...

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Howard Frankland span replacement could spell transit improvements over Tampa Bay listen

05/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Northbound section of the Howard Frankland Bridge will need to be replaced sometime in the next decade or so. That leaves a host of options for transit agencies on both sides of Tampa Bay.

During a stakeholder meeting in Pinellas County Tuesday, the Florida Department of Transportation’s district planning manager, Ming Gao said the plans could include some premium transit options.

“We know the in-kind replacement is around $367 million. You’ve got the transit option; you’re tal...

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Lawrence Lessig on Taking Money Out of Politics; and Daniel Ruth on Governor Rick Scott

05/07/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about we'll hear a recent TED talk by attorney and activist Lawrence Lessig author of the new book LESTERLAND. Lessig will discuss campaign finance reform. Later we'll talk with Pulitzer Prize Winning Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth [about Governor Rick Scott and his vision (or lack of vision) for Florida](http://www....

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Community rallies around Bartow girl arrested after science experiment listen

05/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 150,000 people have signed a petition asking district attorneys in Bartow not to file charges against a teenager charged with setting off a bomb at her school. It sounds bad, but critics of 16-year-old Kiera Wilmot’s arrest last month say the explosion was only the result of a science experiment gone wrong.

Tammi Coles created a Facebook page to raise support for Wilmot.

“If she were doing that at home … it would have gotten a stern warning from her mother and that would ...

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Religious, Civil Liberties and Progressive Leaders Discuss the 2013 State legislative Session

05/06/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll discuss the just ended 2013 session of the state legislature with three guests: Rev. Russell Meyer is Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches, Julie Ebenstein a staff attorney with the Florida ACLU and Damien Filer of Progress Florida

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Eve Prang Plews Discusses TMAO Levels and Whether There Is a Political Cause of Obesity

05/06/13 Robert Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Sarasota area nutritionist Eve Prang Plews returns for a discussion about health and nutrition. Rob Lorei asked her about a new Cleveland Clinic Study on TMAO levels as reported last week by CBS News .

Rob also asked her to comment on this article: The Political Roots of American Obesity.

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Clearwater breaks ground on second reverse osmosis plant listen

05/06/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This morning the City of Clearwater broke ground on its second reverse osmosis municipal water treatment plant to get drinking water from brackish water. Nearly 100 people gathered in a vacant lot to listen to government officials commemorate the new construction. When the second water treatment plant is finished Clearwater will be able to produce almost 100% of its drinking water.

The official name of the plant is the Reverse Osmosis #2 Brackish Water Treatment Plant; or RO2 in governmen...

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USF environmentalists call for divestment from dirty energy listen

05/06/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Student Environmental Association, or SEA, at USF wants the school to divest from dirty energy and fossil fuels. Last month the group held its first summit where leaders educated other students about what divestment is and why it’s important. Kirsti Martinez is first year student and member of SEA.

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Auto text reader from the Florida House, Mary, talks about the legislative session

05/03/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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After the Florida House of Representatives failed to pass a measure that would expand the state's Medicaid program under the federal healthcare law, House Democrats used a parliamentary stall tactic to try to force the conversation.

Democrats asked that bills be read in their entirety on the Senate floor. That text can be hundreds of pages long. So House Republicans fired back by using an auto text reader named Mary.

Mary answers questions about Medicaid expansion and we talk about ...

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Uhuru activists want St. Pete Police out of their neighborhoods for good listen

05/03/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Activists from the Uhuru are demanding that St. Pete Police officers remove themselves from black communities. During a protest in front of the police station today, nine people spoke out against the agency for what they call terrorizing black neighborhoods.

“The street crimes unit is a special unit of the police department that act as armed thugs in the African community.”

That’s Chimerenga Waller with the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement. Waller led the group in ch...

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Newly Released FBI Documents Link Sarasota Family to 9/11 Hijackers; and The Growing Military Role of the CIA

05/03/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today we’ll hear two guests before we open the phone lines. We’ll talk with a South Florida Reporter who has been following up on the activities of the 9/11 hijackers- as they lived in Sarasota in the months before the attacks on New York and Washington. There’s new information about what the FBI knows- and as a result Senator Bob Graham has called for a new investigation of 9/11. And later we’ll talk with a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter about t...

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Sandra Steingraber talks about fracking and her recent arrest

05/02/13 Sandra Steingraber with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Sandra Steingraber talks about her concerns over the environmental dangers from the fracking process. Dr. Steingraber, a well known environmentalist and writer, was the recipient of the Right Livelihood award in 2011. She won the award, commonly called the alternative Nobel Prize, for her lifetime of work in exposing the dangers of toxins in our environment to health and connections to cancer, learning disabilities and many neurological problems. She has particularly focused on the eff...

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Governor Scott signs new ethics and campaign finance reform legislation

05/02/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Dan Krassner with Integrity Florida joined the program to talk about new campaign finance and ethics reform bills Florida Governor Rick Scott signed on Wednesday.

Among the changes include raising the individual campaign contributions of individuals to candidates from $500 to $1,000 for local candidates, and to $3,000 for those running for state-wide office, something Integrity Florida applauds, but groups like the League of Women Voters oppose.

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