News & Public Affairs

search:

Immigration reform targeted during Ybor City May Day celebration listen

05/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4511

Immigration reform could become a reality now that some United States Senators have suggested ideas that would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people. Activists made that their focus Wednesday during a May Day protest in Ybor City’s Centennial Park. The ACLU of Florida’s Paola Everett said the legislation is a start, but more needs to be done.

"We really need to make sure that this immigration reform includes fair access to education. That it allows people to go back...

Be the first to comment

Tampa City Council weighs options on what more to do about panhandling listen

05/02/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Thursday Tampa City Council considered further crackdowns on panhandling.

The discussion was still going on when we went to air.

During public comment in the morning nine people asked council to enact an ordinance putting more limits on when and where people can ask for handouts. Shawn Robinson, president of Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City campus, says panhandlers harass students and faculty.

However, two people opposed additional constraints on panhandling. Jon Dengler wo...

Be the first to comment

St. Pete City Council puts off next phase of pier funding listen

05/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4510

St. Pete City Council members won’t decide whether to approve $1.5 million for the new St. Pete Pier for another two weeks. Council members voted 5-3 Thursday in favor of putting the decision off until city staff can give board members a better idea of how that money is being spent.

The city’s head architect, Raul Quintana, had asked the city to green light the next design phase so that the project could stay on schedule.

The Lens design chosen t...

Be the first to comment

Former State Senator Paula Dockery Discusses the Legislative Session Including the Debate over Medicaid Expansion and the Parent Trigger Bill

05/02/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4509

Good morning- welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about the almost completed work of the 2013 state legislative session. Joining us will be former state senator Paula Dockery from Lakeland.

But first one listener comment. After yesterday’s interview about the vast amounts of methane hydrates located at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico the conversation veered to energy efficiency and automobiles. Here’s what one listener had to say after yesterday’s progr...

Be the first to comment

A conversation with Lauren Scheuer, author of “Once Upon A Flock: Life With My Soulful Chickens”

05/01/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Lauren Scheuer—veteran illustrator who maintains the popular blog, “Scratch And Peck,” and author of the new book, “Once Upon A Flock: Life With My Soulful Chickens”—discusses what prompted her to bring a flock of chickens to her home. She described some members of the flock, particularly Lucy, who developed a neurological disease (Marek’s) and later exhibited a strong nesting instinct….going “broody.” http://laurenscheuer.com http://scratchandpeck.blogspot.com)

Be the first to comment

Tampa Threatens Panhandle Crackdown

05/01/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

LAST CALL FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 1ST 2013

Guests: Officer Dan McDonald Tampa Police Liaison to the Homeless and Pastor Tom Atchison of New Beginnings

GOOD AFTERNOON…. YOU’RE LISTENING TO LAST CALL , A LIVE CALL IN SHOW HERE ON WMNF. I’M WARREN ELLY.

OUR TOPIC – HOMELESSNESS- AS TOMORROW MORNING AT TAMPA CITY HALL WE’RE EXPECTING THE ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE ON COMPLAINTS FROM BUSINESS AND PROPERTY OWNERS OVER HOMELESS CAMPING AND AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING. DOWNTOWN TAMPA AND YBOR...

Be the first to comment

Lakeland immigration reform advocates side with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio listen

05/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4506

Community activists are pushing immigration reform for the 11 million undocumented people in the country. During a Republican fundraiser in Lakeland Wednesday, more than a dozen people waved signs calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to support a pathway to citizenship measure introduced in the Senate by Marco Rubio, who was a speaker at the luncheon.

Rubio and 7 of his colleagues in the Senate have formed what people are calling the Gang o...

Be the first to comment

Hillsborough Commission supports trapping, neutering and releasing feral animals as alternative to euthanasia listen

05/01/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Wednesday Hillsborough Commissioners voted to support an alternative to euthanasia for feral cats in county shelters.

Sandra Murman was one of the six commissioners to support TNR, or trapping, neutering and releasing feral animals.

"So, I still have concerns. I still do not believe that this is a fix to the problem and I will be a no vote - probably the only no vote - but I will be leading the cause for the squirrels and the birds and the other indigenous animals who will lose their ...

Be the first to comment

Are We Really Running Out of Fossil Fuels? And May Day Demonstration Planned in St. Pete

05/01/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4505

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today we’re going to talk about a vast new energy source that has the potential to make the US energy independent- but it also has the potential to vastly increase the amount of green house gases and destabilize nations.

First one listener comment about yesterday’s segment on the Green Shadow Cabinet. Here’s what one listener had to say.

Tape

There’s a huge cache of fossil fuel on the planet-largely untapped. And a huge port...

Be the first to comment

Mayoral candidate Kriseman calls for early voting in St. Pete municipal election listen

05/01/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4504

The City of St. Petersburg will hold an election for Mayor and City Council this year.

The primary is in August, but unlike the 2012 presidential election, there aren’t plans to allow early voting.

That’s gotten groups, like the NAACP, and candidates, like Mayoral hopeful Rick Kriseman, hoping to change the policy.

"First off, my office only recently became aware that the city didn't have early voting for this coming municipal election. I mean, I think that in general the publ...

Be the first to comment

"Abolish Class Society" is May Day message in St. Pete from Overpass Light Brigade listen

05/01/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_4503

Wednesday is International Workers’ Day. A small group of protesters displayed a lighted message over I-275 near 22nd Avenue North in St. Pete saying “Abolish Class Society” in honor of what’s also known as May Day.

“It’s a celebration of the working class and the struggle for the abolition of class distinction.”

That’s Occupy Tampa’s Jake Vigness. May Day is celebrated in 80 countries worldwide as part of an international labor movem...

1 comments

Healthy State Local Journalism Center

 
Your Ad Could Be Here