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Assata Shakur First Woman on FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List

06/18/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei discusses the case of Assata Shakur. She is a one time member of the Black Liberation Army now living in Cuba and is convicted of murder. The FBI has now put out a $2 million dollar reward for her capture. But is she a terrorist? And is she a murderer? Those allegations are in doubt according to our guest today, journalist William Boardman.

Boardman has written: "The World's Number One Terrorist on the FBI web site, at the top of the FBI's official list...

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US Rep. Kathy Castor blasts Republican colleagues for proposal to cut more than $20 billion from Food Stamp program listen

06/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A House version of the federal Farm Bill would cut more than $20 billion from programs that provide food assistance to low-income families and some individuals. Tampa Bay area member of Congress Kathy Castor, a Democrat, lashed out Monday at House Republicans for going too far.

“They have proposed extreme cuts to SNAP and supplemental nutrition that could have the effect of throwing thousands of children off of food stamps and SNAP.”

Castor said people are c...

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Manatee County votes Tuesday on sales tax referendum to fund indigent health care listen

06/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Residents in Manatee County will vote Tuesday whether to fund emergency health care for the poor with a half-penny sales tax hike. Mary Ruiz is the president and CEO of a non-profit mental health and addiction center that treats uninsured people. She’s worried that if voters reject the plan, some people will go without life-saving health services.

“What the half penny sales tax represents is a plan to continue crisis health services for people who are the working poor who don’t have insur...

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A Liberal Undercover at Fox News

06/17/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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   Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up next we'll meet a liberal who, for eight years, worked at FOX News. But first two listener comments about last Friday''s interview with the executive director of Humanists of Florida. 

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Our next guest- Joe Muto graduated with a liberal arts degree from Notre Dame University and headed east to New York. There he worked at FOX News for eight years and leaked some of the secrets of its innerworkings to the web ...

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Dismal traffic in Tampa Bay has solutions in sight

06/14/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Dedicated bus lanes may be a way to ease traffic congestion in the Tampa Bay area. The lanes would also be available to individual drivers who choose to pay a toll in order to avoid stop and go traffic.

The exact model being studied by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hasn’t been done anywhere else in the country. But so far it looks like a viable way to speed up commutes along busy corridors.The Expressway Authority received a federal grant to conduct a concept study. Dependin...

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Dedicated bus lanes combined with tolls could ease Tampa congestion listen

06/14/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Dedicated bus lanes may be a way to ease traffic congestion in the Tampa Bay area. The lanes would also be available to individual drivers who choose to pay a toll in order to avoid stop and go traffic.

The exact model being studied by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hasn’t been done anywhere else in the country. But so far it looks like a viable way to speed up commutes along busy corridors. Bob Frey is the agency’s planning director.

“It pr...

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The 50 Worst Charities; and From Methodist to Atheist

06/14/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up today we’ll discuss the recent report by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting on the 50 Worst Charities in the US.

And later we’ll talk with one of Florida’s leading atheists.

The Tampa Bay Times, CNN and the Center for Investigative Journalism produced a report this week called AMERICA’S WORST CHARITIES. Kris Hundley from the Tampa Bay Times and Kendall ...

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Buisness leaders discuss the future of downtown Tampa listen

06/14/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A group of business leaders in Tampa are envisioning downtown’s future. The Tampa Downtown Partnership looked at development plans over the next ten years during their 27th Annual Meeting and Luncheon Thursday afternoon at the Tampa Convention Center.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has been a champion for revitalizing the downtown business district.

“We have done more in the last two years than has been done in the last decade. Think about what has been accomplished in the last two years. ...

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Why Is the Sunshine State Slow to Adopt Solar Power?

06/13/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Next Friday marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. With all that sunlight- what are we doing here in Florida to turn that into useable energy? We’re going to talk about solar energy today on Radioactivity.

But first a few words about the just completed summer fund drive. Thanks to the thousands of people who chose to donate to the drive. That part was a huge success. And thanks to the hundreds of people who volunteered their t...

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Poverty in South St. Pete is the focus of city budget during public forum listen

06/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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St. Petersburg residents poured into the Enoch Davis Center in mid-town St. Pete Wednesday evening to weigh in on the city’s budget. During the final public review before the mayor submits his proposed budget on July 1, residents were focused on issues affecting the low income areas of South St. Pete. Sharon Russ pushed for a change in the way the city uses neighborhood stabilization money set aside to rebuild homes in blighted communities.

“I would like the city to do more to maybe make...

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Heidi Boghosian, the exeucitve director of the National Lawyers Guild talks about NSA surveillance.

06/13/13 Heidi Boghosian
From A Woman's Point of View
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Heidi Boghosian, the executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, talks about the recent revelations of the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency. Boghosian said that "the Obama administration has built on the worst abuses of the Bush's anti-terrorism surveillance agenda, expanding and institutionalizing warrant-less domestic surveillance, criminalizing certain Internet activity, tightening government secrecy, all based on increasingly secret interpretations of laws like...

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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner talks about working Moms

06/13/13 Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
From A Woman's Point of View
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, one of the founders and the executive director of Moms Rising, talks about the recent Pew Research Group's report on working moms. The report notes that in 40 % of families in the USA, women are the primary or the only provider for the children. She also discussed the reaction to this reports by various groups in this country who see working moms as the source of problems in our social fabric. For more information go to www.momsrising.org

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St. Pete mayoral candidate Rick Kriseman wants to reopen pier approach to pedestrians, city already planning to do that listen

06/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A St. Petersburg mayoral candidate wants the city to re-open the outdoor portions of the Pier to pedestrian traffic something that is already slated to happen sometime next week. Former state Representative Rick Kriseman also wants city council and the current mayor to stop making any further decisions about the Pier’s future until a new mayor is elected. That includes possibly delaying demolition of the iconic inverted pyramid.

But during a press conference Thursday at the St. Petersburg...

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Mr. Altman goes to Afghanistan

06/12/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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Warren Elly talks to a Tampa Tribune journalist about Afghanistan and what will happen to it after American supervision.

Today... what's happening in Afghanistan, and perhaps most important..what happens when most US forces pull out next year. Does the country revert back to Taliban control to the way it was before 10 years of war and over 18-thousand U-S personnel wounded, over 2-thousand 2 hundred killed? My guest is 26 year veteran journalist Howard Altman, the Tampa Tribune senior wri...

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Hillsborough's Public Transportation Commission responds to criticism by spending $90,000 on lobbying listen

06/12/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Responding to criticism that it should just go away, the Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission will spend as much as $90,000 on a lobbyist to stay afloat. The board’s chair, Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist, said people need to learn more about the agency before condemning it.

“This agency, this entity, is under attack. It’s under attack by the media. It’s under attack by legislators. It’s under attack by the community. It’s under attack by people who do not fu...

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