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Business Owners Advocate for an Increase of Minimum Wage

07/25/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today on Radioactivity, Robert Lorei speaks with Holly Sklar, the director of [Business for a Fair Minimum Wage][1]. She is coauthor of "Raise The Floor: Wages and Policies That Work For All Of Us."

Yesterday marked four years without an increase in the federal minimum wage since it was set at $7.25 an hour in 2009. Florida's minimum wage is slightly higher at 7.79 an hour. The group called Business for a Fair Minimum Wage supported the last increase in the minimum wage and believes anoth...

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Bill Moyers segment on gun laws

07/25/13 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Listen to this segment from Moyers and Company where Bill Moyers sits down with gun industry analyst Tom Diaz to talk about self-defense laws and concealed carry laws.

Watch segment here.

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Part two Charlie Miranda on Baseball and Tampa Bay

07/24/13 Warren Elly with Charlie Miranda
Last Call Wednesday
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Part two of the discussion of Baseball and the Tampa Bay Area with City Council Chairman Charlie Miranda.

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Part one Charlie Miranda on Baseball and Tampa Bay

07/24/13 Warren Elly and Charlie Miranda
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly explores the history of baseball in the bay area. His guest, six term city council member Charlie Miranda and the current chairman talks about the story of baseball in Tampa.

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Farmworker Protection: A need to regulate pesticides

07/24/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Jeannie Economos of the [Farmworker Association of Florida][1] about farmworker safety and better regulation of pesticides.

A group of farmworkers from across the nation met with their members of Congress and agency officials about the need to strengthen the Worker Protection Standard regulations established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set agricultural worker safety standards for pesticide use, but have not been updated...

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Joyce Henry of the ACLU discusses racial disparities in Florida's criminal justice system.

07/23/13
Last Call Tuesday
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Joyce Henry of the ACLU discusses racial disparities in Florida's criminal justice system in the wake of Trayvon Martin's killing and the Zimmerman verdict.

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ACLU and CAIR seek answers in Ibragim Todashev shooting listen

07/23/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The American Civil Liberties Union called upon state officials in Florida and Massachusetts yesterday to launch independent investigations into the killing of an Orlando man who may have had connections with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.The group is asking the Massachusetts attorney general and Florida Department of Law Enforcement to investigate the role of their officers in the death.

The U.S. Department of Justice launched a federal probe into the incident last week, but the ACL...

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Author Seth Rosenfeld's book Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power & Florida resident plagued with student loans.

07/23/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with author Seth Rosenfeld who wrote the book, Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power. Rosenfeld talks about the history of FBI's investigation on dissent and maintaining status quo. He also discusses Ronald Reagan's role as an FBI informant. You can read a review on the book here.

Later, Rob interviews a local college student who is in deep financial trouble because of his school loans.

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Grey Water & FL Small Farms Conference

07/22/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today’s program with a little about the upcoming [Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference][1] taking place in Kissimmee. Sarasota County Extension Agent Robert Kluson talked about some of this year’s programs at the conference. At this time there’s no room left in the pre-conference field trips, but you can still attend sessions on August 3rd & 4th. Next up we had a guest from [Greywater Action][2] located in California. Laura Allen talked about how Gorilla Wate...

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Justice for Trayvon rally St Pete listen

07/22/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On the lawn of the Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg Friday evening more than a hundred Trayvon Martin sympathizers gathered. Like thousands of people all across the country this weekend they came together peacefully and without incident. Activists demanded awareness of systemic racism as well as unity.

A summer downpour threatened the rally but it started on time. The keynote speakers addressed the seated and standing crowd from under a tent canopy. Alicia Daniels, a minister and a keynote spe...

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President Obama Discusses the Trayvon Martin Case

07/22/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Last Friday afternoon President Obama surprised reporters by showing up in the White House Press room. There he gave an off-the-cuff 17 minute soliloquy on Trayvon Martin, race, criminal justice, and his views on racial progress. We'll listen back to the entire speech and then open the phone lines.

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Dream Defenders continue "dream-in" at Governor Rick Scott's office after a week listen

07/22/13 AP & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Officials say George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

A Sheriff's spokesperson said in a statement Monday that deputies responding to the wreck found Zimmerman and another man had already helped the couple and their two children out of the flipped sports utility vehicle.

Meanwhile in Tallahassee, a standoff between protesters and Governor Rick Scott is showing ...

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Sarasota Mom Believes Son's Killer Wasn't Charged Because of Stand Your Ground Law

07/22/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I’m Rob Lorei.

We’ve heard a lot about Florida’s stand your ground law during the past several weeks- especially as it concerns the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman. Today we’re going to hear why a Sarasota mother believes the killer of her son was never charged- she says because of the stand your ground law..

Anthony Makowski was in [Land O Lakes] at a MacDonald’s drive-through in April 2005 with a friend when they go...

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President reacts to George Zimmerman verdict, listers react to him

07/19/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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I think what is still on a lot of people’s minds is the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The verdict was handed down late Saturday and since then there have been protests and actions nationwide. Attorney General Eric Holder has expressed his support for a Department of Justice civil suit. Today, President Barack Obama addressed the issue during a press conference.

There are numerous actions going on in the Tampa Bay area over the next se...

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Obamacare expert gets slammed by critics at Tiger Bay Club of Tampa listen

07/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Open enrollment in healthcare exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act begins on October 1st. Members of Tiger Bay Club of Tampa were reminded Friday, the process is complicated.

The project director for the group Florida Covering Kids and Families, Jodi Ray, has been contracted as a navigator to help people understand the new law and find the right health coverage. But after explaining some upcoming provisions, she took a verbal lashing from some members of Tampa Tiger Bay who ar...

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