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Construction will begin on Kennedy Bridge over-water segment of Tampa Riverwalk listen

06/04/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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When it’s finished the Tampa Riverwalk will extend 2.6 miles miles from The Tampa Bay History Center to Water Works Park, but there are still some segments that have not been constructed.

A ceremony Tuesday morning in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park was the first step in completing an important link, a span covering 1460 feet of the Hillsborough River including underneath the Kennedy Boulevard Bridge.

Tampa’s current Mayor joined the city’s last five mayors to unveil a map of the p...

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The Beatles Fan Edition

06/03/13 Art, Culture & Media
Life Elsewhere
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Distinguished rock-music authority Gillian Gaar talks about her new book 100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Dr. Drew Ramsey discusses what it means to be a fan. Ernie Sutton of the British Beatles Fan Club explains he is a fan and Vivek Tiwary the creator of The Fifth Beatle a film and graphic novel speaks about his interest in Beatles manager, Brian Epstien. Plus this week’s Hit That Never Was featuring an accoustic version of Something by George Harrison.

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Should People Who Play Their Car Stereos Loudly Face a Jail Sentence?

06/03/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Rob Lorei speaks with Councilwoman, Lisa Montelione about the proposed law which will lead to jail time for those who repeatedly violate the new noise ordinance. Listen to the story above and please share your comments below.

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up we'll talk with Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione who is opposed to jail time for people who violate Tampa's proposed new noise ordinance. The proposed law comes up for discussion this...

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Tampa moms demand gun control listen

06/03/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A group of Tampa moms wants lawmakers in Washington to put gun control legislation back on the table. It failed earlier this year. During a rally Friday in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Downtown Waterfront Park, members of the group Moms Demand Action called on the public to reach out to their elected leaders to push for expanded background checks and a ban on military assault weapons.

The group Moms Demand Action lined up twenty chairs, each with a photo of one of the young victims of the Sandy ...

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Dozens of Bradley Manning supporters rally outside gates of MacDill AFB in Tampa listen

06/03/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The trial of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning began Monday in Maryland.

Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks. In a hearing earlier this year Manning said he did so to help the American people learn the truth about the wars being fought in their names.

Monday during the opening statement his attorney said Manning was young and naive, but he had good intentions and thought he could make the world a better place.


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