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Stetson Law School Prof Says Stand Your Ground Should Not Be Repealed

07/19/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today we'll hear from Joseph Bodiford, who teaches criminal procedure at Stetson School of Law. He also is in private practice. We'll get his views on Florida's stand your ground law. then we'll take your phone calls.

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Maya Wiley and Salamisha Tillet talk about implicit racism.

07/18/13 Maya Wiley and Salamisha Tillet with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Maya Wiley, who is a civil rights attorney and the founder of the Center for Social Inclusion, talked about the Trayvon Martin trial and the implicit racism in our society. She thought the controversy over the verdict gives an opportunity for us to examine the implicit racism in our selves and our society. Maya suggested among other things we might consider is to take the Implicit Racism Test in which 80 % of Americans so tested have varying degrees of racist beliefs-most subconsciously. Sa...

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Justice for Trayvon activists confront Governor Rick Scott in Tampa listen

07/18/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday Governor Rick Scott met with the CEO of Visit Tampa Bay about hosting next year’s International Indian Film Academy's awards.

Activist Life Malcolm joined two others from the Justice For Trayvon Coalition in Tampa there to greet the governor.

Can you tell us why you and the other protesters were at the Rick Scott event and what happened?

"We were there at...

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African-American community supports moving popular skate spot, Bro Bowl listen

07/18/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council wants to move the skate park known as the Bro Bowl in Perry Harvey Sr. Park to make way for features honoring the area’s African-American history. But skaters are trying to save what they also consider a historic landmark. During council meeting Thursday, a small group of African-American baby boomers who remember what was once Central Avenue as a bustling symbol of their community – hosting such icons as Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Charles. Eddie Adams Jr. urged city counc...

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Justice For Trayvon Coalition of Tampa launches ongoing campaign listen

07/18/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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More than 40 community activists vetted ideas Wednesday night in East Tampa on how to keep the fight for justice alive in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The coalition of activist groups has planned three events already. One organizer with the Justice For Trayvon Coalition of Tampa, Connie Burton, said the group can feed off of each other’s talents to do it.

"We don't want to lose the momentum. Since we say 'We...

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Tampa City Council tightens restrictions on homeless listen

07/18/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council approved two ordinances Thursday that will tighten restrictions on the city’s homeless population. The decisions make it illegal to panhandle anywhere in downtown and some outlying areas restrict where people can sleep and congregate as well. A handful of homeless individuals, including Corey Williams, pleaded with council members to reject the measures.

“A lot of people automatically assume that if one’s homeless they’re either an alcoholic or a drug addict or ...

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Florida conservationists to protest new development in a natural marine area & Mcdonald's inaccurate budget plan for workers

07/18/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Annie-Rose Strasser, the Deputy Managing Editor for [ThinkProgress.org][1] about Mcdonald's new initiative to help its low wage workers budget the money they earn at the fast food giant. The actual budget is an eye opener because it underscores just how hard it is for an adult to make it on $8.25 an hour. Strasser has recently written an article about this issue that you can read [here][2].

Rob also speaks with conservationist Terri Wonder f...

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Jack Espinosa's Cuba and Ybor City

07/17/13 Warren Elly with Jack Espinosa
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly talks with Jack Espinosa, a local historian and comedian. He was one of the top comics in the U.S., the Caribbean and South America in the 40s and 50s. People say he couldn't walk down the streets during the day without being mobbed. He was born in Ybor city in the great depression and graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in history, English, and education. He retired from show business in 1959 to teach and organize.

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Hillsborough okays tax break for possible Amazon warehouse listen

07/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners adopted an ordinance Wednesday that paves the way for a property tax break if Amazon.com opens a warehouse in Ruskin.

The move would cost the county almost $7 million in property tax revenues over 7 years if the online retail giant chooses Hillsborough. The measure passed with little discussion among board members or the public.

But one resident, Susan Virginia Davis, said she took issue with the county making plans to hand out tax breaks to wealthy c...

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Animal lovers in Hillsborough demand action on dirty shelter listen

07/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County Animal Services will get an extra quarter million dollars to hire more staff thanks to a 6-0 vote Wednesday by county commissioners. The decision came after complaints about animal deaths and unsanitary conditions at the shelter. During a commission meeting Wednesday morning, Bill Gray was one of 19 volunteers to lash out at the agency’s new leader.

“Twice the number of dogs have been found dead in rungs this year as opposed to the same time frame last year. Why is...

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Florida youth activists stage sit-in at state capital against "stand your ground" law

07/17/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with activists who want the "stand your ground" law repealed. A group of 100 youth activists- called the [Dream Defenders][1] began a sit-in yesterday in the Florida state capital. They are angry at the outcome in the trial of the man who killed Trayvon Martin. The Dream Defenders are a diverse group of young adults who practice non-violent activism. Just after 7:30 this morning Rob spoke with one of their members, Steve Pargett who along with other ...

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Pat Kemp talks about the ever growing student loan debt and interest rates with Phil Michaels of University of Tampa; Keosha Poole of the University of South Florida; and Nick Tumi of Hillsborough Community College.

07/16/13
Last Call Tuesday
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Pat Kemp talks about the ever growing student loan debt and interest rates with Phil Michaels of University of Tampa; Keosha Poole of the University of South Florida; and Nick Tumi of Hillsborough Community College.

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Open phone lines to talk in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict.

07/16/13 Pat Kemp
Last Call Tuesday
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Open phone lines in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict and discussion about President Obama's comments on the how we move forward post verdict.

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Pro-immigration demonstrators rally for Republican Rep. Bill Young's support listen

07/16/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A small group of pro-immigration demonstrators waved signs in front of a Largo restaurant where Republican member of Congress Bill Young was dining Monday night. So far, Young has not supported an immigration bill in the House that includes a pathway to citizenship. Jasmine Forcan, a Bosnian immigrant, said the bill should be a partisan issue.

“They’re tearing families apart; the kids are suffering being traumatized. It’s just not – when I came here 40 years ago, it was much easi...

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Advertisements planned along Pinellas Trail; Florida's parks and trails could follow listen

07/16/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Cyclists frequenting the Pinellas Trail will soon see changes to the scenery -- existing signage are being replaced by newer and larger signs. They will also feature advertisements from businesses.

The 47-mile long trail is used by an average of 70,000 residents and visitors each month. Twenty percent of each new sign will be advertisement space. They will be at trail heads, intersections, and directional markers along the trail. Paul Bozzie, Director of Pinellas County’s Parks and Conse...

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