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Manatee County celebrates World Breastfeeding Month at Bradenton Riverwalk on Wednesday listen

08/20/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Advocates of breastfeeding say it improves the health of infants and even educational outcomes later in childhood.

The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County is hosting a celebration of World Breastfeeding Month Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Bradenton Riverwalk. There will be breastfeeding counselors, education materials and nutrition educators.

WMNF spoke with Debora Castanon, breastfeeding coordinator for the Manatee County WIC and nutrition program.

*For mo...

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Communties and Cool Roofs

08/19/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We talked with three guests about Intentional Communities and upcoming events they’re involved with. First up was the state representative for Pax Christi, Nancy O’Byrne. They’re having a conference on Intentional Community at their Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park Florida (close to Leesburg) on October 12 & 13. The conference will focus on presentations from four communities. Next, Laird Schaub, the executive secretary for the Fellowship of Intentional Communities, talked abo...

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USF student shows his peers how to download textbooks online for free listen

08/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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School starts for USF students next week, but the rush to get ready has already started. Monday, as students filed in and out of the Tampa campus bookstore, Tristan Lear handed out fliers explaining his Textbook Liberation Project. Lear helps other students locate an online source for their books and shows them how to download it – all for free.

“I hit lucky streaks sometimes where I’m able to get someone all of there books and sometimes I can find one or none of their books. But, t...

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Peace activists "Welcome Home" Bradley Manning at Tampa airport listen

08/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning could be sentenced to up to 90 years in prison for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. A group of 15 peace activists thinks he should be released with time served.

During an unconventional demonstration at Tampa International Airport on Saturday, Melissa Baird was one of several holding a large banner symbolically welcoming Bradley Manning home.

“He’s been tortured enough. He’s been tried enough. He’s been kept prisoner for way too long...

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Pro-Lens Supporter Describes Why the Project Would Be Good for St. Petersburg

08/19/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. In the past we've had opponents of The Lens on to discuss why they want to preserve the existing inverted pyramid (The Pier) on St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront. Today we'll hear from Chris Steinocher who is President and CEO of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI

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Little-known mayoral candidates in St. Pete make a showing at City Hall debate listen

08/16/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Pete mayoral candidates, Kathleen Ford, Rick Kriseman and incumbent Bill Foster have taken to many stages to earn votes, but two other candidates – Anthony Cates and Paul Congemi have been mostly unheard of. Until now. On Thursday night, Cates appeared at a debate in midtown and again last night at a forum at City Hall in downtown.

“Pretty much my whole life has prepared me for this moment. From when I was in elementary school, I was a part of the safety patrol. [In] middle school...

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Listeners respond to WMNF's Ahmed Bedier loss of his brother to bloodshed in Egypt

08/16/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Security and health officials say 60 people have been killed across Egypt after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following bloodshed earlier this week.

As military helicopters circled overhead, residents pelted the Brotherhood protesters with rocks and glass bottles. The two sides also fired on one another, sparking running street battles.

Police in uniform were nowhere to be seen as civilians fir...

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Are Recent Gains in Fishing Stock Being Wiped Out In Gulf of Mexico By Illegal Fishing?

08/16/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning. Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Illegal fishing is a huge and growing problem in the Gulf of Mexico and it’s putting the Gulf Coast economy and our national security at risk. Illegal fishing boats, mostly from Mexico, come into U.S. waters to steal fish, costing our economy dearly. (Globally, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing costs the economy up to $23 per year.) Many of these boats are also used for drug smuggling and other crimes. Yet as big as this pro...

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True Talk cohost Ahmed Bedier's brother killed in Egypt on Wednesday

08/16/13 Robert Lorei
True Talk
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WMNF's True Talk co-host Ahmed Bedier is in Cairo where his brother was killed by military sniper fire this week. We'll talk with Ahmed and get more about the killing and the situation in Egypt.

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Supporters will symbolically welcome Bradley Manning home at Tampa airport Saturday listen

08/16/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This week during the sentencing phase of his court martial, Army Private Bradley Manning apologized for leaking tens of thousands of government documents. Earlier he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, but was guilty of a host of other charges and faces up to 90 years in prison.

Even though Manning remains in detention in Maryland, supporters here plan to "Welcome Home Bradley Manning" Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m at Tamp...

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Florida to get $7.8 million to fund in-person insurance exchange help listen

08/15/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Nearly $70 million is being allocated to communities across the country to make sure uninsured or under-insured people can find affordable healthcare. The announcement was made Thursday at USF Tampa by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. She said it will help the 3.5 million uninsured Floridians.

“In total across this state, there are 8 organizations who will work statewide and receive more than $7.8 million in navigator grants.”

The [University of South...

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Bram Stoker + Russophobia = Dracula

08/15/13
Life Elsewhere

“In Victorian England, a marked fear of Russia prevailed in the government and the public. As a result of the Crimean War and other Russian threats to the British Empire, the English mind was haunted by a shadowy enemy of barbarous Eastern invaders. The influence of this Russophobia is evident in the works of Bram Stoker, who responded to the Russian challenge to British Imperial hegemony through the character of Dracula, a primitive and menacing Eastern figure destroyed by warr...

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Hillsborough County officials told that transportation is not a main factor businesses consider when deciding where to relocate listen

08/15/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Hillsborough County Commissioners want to better understand how transportation can increase economic growth.Elected officials met with local business executives yesterday at the County Center in downtown Tampa. It’s the second in a series of meetings to discuss the future of transportation and economic development.Tampa’s manufacturing executives told elected officials that their employees have not used public transportation to get to work. Ken Jurgensmeyer is the director of engineering...

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A continuation of The Real News interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges

08/15/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei plays more segments from The Real News interview with Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and senior fellow at The Nation Institute. The interview was aired on therealnews.com last week. Listen to the show above.

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Lori Roy the author of UNTIL SHE COMES HOME compares the conditions Detroit past and present

08/15/13 Lori Roy talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lori Roy was born and raised in the Midwest. She now resides in Florida. She is the recipient of the Hirschberg Award for Excellence in Florida Writing. Her previous novel, BENT ROAD, won an Edgar Award for best first novel. Her latest novel, UNTIL SHE COMES HOME, is based in Detroit in 1958. It is a suspenseful thriller dealing with the disappearance and murder of two different women in a rapidly changing area of Detroit. Lori compares the Detroit of her novel to Detroit as she unders...

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