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FL public education summit to tackle Common Core, teacher evaluations & school grades listen

08/26/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Education leaders in Florida are meeting in Clearwater this week for what will likely be three days of controversy surrounding the state’s public education system. A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Education, Joe Follick, says stakeholders from across the state will brainstorm ways to improve things like teacher evaluations and school grading criteria.

“Reasonable people have a lot of different ideas about how to go about that and that’s the purpose of why we’re here – to make ...

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Illegal Immigration: Separating Fact from Fiction

08/26/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—today- much of what we know or think we know about illegal immigration is wrong. That’s what one of our guests will tell us in the next hour. We’ll also hear from an immigration activist who says that during the Obama administration we’ve had a record number of immigrant deportations…..

But first one listener comment- about an environmental issue I mentioned briefly on last Friday’s program.

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Understanding Chelsea

08/25/13 Is Bradley Manning's decision to become a woman misunderstood by the media?
Life Elsewhere

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Bradley Manning through his attorney, announced that he was beginning hormone treatment to become a woman and that he should be referred to as Chelsea Manning. Since then, a flurry of misinformation and questionable comments about transgender people has percolated the media. On the next edition of Life Elsewhere we take a closer look at Transgender issues. Our guests will include the mother of a Transgender child, a Transgender person and a doctor who specializes in Transgender issues. All th...

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She, not he, is Chelsea Manning

08/23/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In a statement releases yesterday, Bradley wrote:

As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. I hope that you will support me in this transition. I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun. I look forward to receiving letters from supporters and havi...

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Proposed private toll road in Pasco County may catch criticism from environmental groups listen

08/23/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A new private toll road proposal in Pasco County could spark debate among environmentalists. They’re worried the long stretch of highway could lead to natural environments giving way to new development.

A company called International Infrastructure Partners submitted a proposal to lease state owned land for the project. Kris Carson is a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation.

“What they would do is design, construct, operate and maintain a toll facility that would be...

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Social Security's $56 Billion Dollar Impact on Florida Every Year

08/23/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today's program we'll talk about the proposals in Washington DC to cut Social Security. The New York Times reported this week:"Budget talks between the White House and Senate Republicans have gone nowhere since Congress began its summer recess, increasing chances of a fiscal stalemate ...

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Defunding Obamacare Town Hall Roadshow gets pushback from Tampa protesters

08/22/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Defund Obamacare now was the theme of the town hall styled meeting Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza Westshore in Tampa.

The event was put on by Heritage Action for America, which is the political organ of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington D.C. The debate over Obamacare runs deep on both sides of the political aisle. Both supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act were present to assert their views.

Prior to the official media interview sessio...

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Talking about St. Petersburg's People's Budget Review

08/22/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Created in the spring of 2012, the People's Budget Review in St. Petersburg is a story of how a group of local activists and concerned citizens have organized to have an impact on how the city's budget priorities are allocated. They're aiming towards having hundreds show up at City Hall on Sept. 12, at the City Council's first public hearing on the budget.

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Columnist and Pastor Byron Williams author of 1963: The Year of Hope & Hostility discusses Civil Rights

08/22/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today on Radioactivity, host Rob Lorei plays a speech by columnist and Pastor Byron Williams on his latest book 1963: The Year of Hope & Hostility. The book explores 1963 and the impact of the three most influential leaders of that year: President John F. Kennedy, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and Governor George Wallace. Listen to the full show above

To get more information on the free screening of The March this evening click here.

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A conversation with Kari Bagnall, founder of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

08/21/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Kari Bagnall—founder and director of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary—recounts the history of how she launched this facility in Gainesville, FL that houses for more than 100 monkeys that were formerly part of the exotic pet trade or had been used in laboratory research. She explains the rationale behind Jungle Friends deciding to concentrate on new world monkeys, and more. www.junglefriends.org

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Citizens Property Insurance rate hearing fails to attract many policyholders listen

08/21/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Citizens Property Insurance is proposing a 7.5% overall rate increase for policyholders in Florida, including increases for sinkhole coverage. The state-backed insurance company appeared before the Office of Insurance Regulation Tuesday night in Tampa to plead its case. Barry Gilway, the head of Citizens, said the agency is working hard to keep rates affordable.

“We also have an obligation to all Florida policyholders, whether they are Citizens policyholders or not, who will be called upo...

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Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years for giving classified documents to Wikileaks listen

08/21/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for releases hundreds of thousands of classified military documents. During a press conference after the sentencing hearing Wednesday, Manning’s defense attorney, David Coombs said he and other supporters are asking President Obama to grant a pardon, but if that doesn’t work, there are still other ways to get Manning out before he’s eligible for parole.

“Well, to get attention to what’s happened here, I will be sub...

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Study finds that RNC directly added $212 million into the Tampa economy listen

08/21/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The organizers of last year’s Republican National Convention announced yesterday that the RNC directly pumped 212 million dollars into the Tampa Bay economy. The figure comes from an impact study by the University of Tampa business school and the results were unveiled at Jackson’s Bistro in Harbour Island.

The 212 million dollars includes money spent by Republican convention organizers, the City of Tampa and corporations. Ken Jones, CEO and president of the Tampa Bay host committee, said w...

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Phosphate Threatens Florida's Environment and Groundwater

08/21/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with guest Dennis Mader who is with [People for Protecting Peace River 3PR][1] to get his view on the news that the Mosaic phosphate company has been granted the right to pump 70 million more gallons of freshwater from the underground aquifer to use in its mining operations. If you drive along Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa and look across Hillsborough Bay, drive along US 60 through Polk County or through the east side of Manatee County and you’ll see them...

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FL homeowners to pay higher rates on insurance listen

08/20/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida homeowners are frightened their cost for flood insurance could increase dramatically; one concern is over Florida's loss of federal subsidies beginning in October.

Last year, congress instituted changes to the national flood insurance program that would charge homeowners 25% more per year until their rate reflected the “true risk” for a flood. In addition, starting October 1, Floridians will lose subsidies on their insurance. St. Pete Beach Mayor Steve McFarlin said he has been try...

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