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Tampa's Green ARTery movement turns two listen

09/30/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Tampa, recreation, Bob Buckhorn, Green ARTery, green living

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The Green ARTery is a community-based movement which is focused on connecting the green areas of 20 Central Tampa neighborhoods for pedestrians, cyclists and recreationalists. Saturday morning the mayor and others applauded the work already done by the grassroots organization but recognize there

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Former Health Insurance Exec Discusses Obamacare listen

09/30/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: health insurance, pre-existing conditions, insurance company profits, co-ops, Obamacare, government shutdown, not-profit health insurance companies

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Good afternoon, welcome to The last call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this afternoon we'll talk about health care reform with a former top health insurance company executive- Wendell Potter.

The battle over the Affordable Care Act- so called Obamacare could lead to a government shutdown tonight.

Some House Republicans want the next fight in the battle over curbing the president's new health care law to be a delay in requiring people to buy health insurance. That would be the GOP's new ...

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The Affordable Care Act Explained

09/30/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: health insurance, pre-existing conditions, subsidy, Obamacre, Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, preventive care, insurance exchange

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I

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Some small business groups favor Obamacare listen

09/30/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: small business, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance Marketplace, SHOP

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Insurance marketplaces open in states nationwide Tuesday for people to shop for subsidized health insurance. Small businesses will also be able to choose more competitive policies for their employees starting in November. During a conference call Monday with the group Small Business Majority, founder and CEO John Arensmeyer said the marketplaces will lead to more employers offering health benefits to their employees.

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Neighborhood book exchanges popping up throughout Tampa Bay listen

09/30/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Tags: books, Mitzi Gordon, book exchange, Little Free Library, literature

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Local Community Gardens listen

09/30/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our first two guests on today

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Author T.D. Allman discusses his book on the history of Florida listen

09/27/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Tampa born author T.D. Allman about his book, Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State. The book explores the history of Florida in a new light and has recently been nominated for a National Book Award. Finding Florida has drawn extensive comments in national media and reviews in major publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the London Daily Mail. Listen to the full show above.

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The Art of Resistance: Iranian artist Barbad Golshiri talks about making political art in Tehran. listen

09/27/13 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: USF, Iran, Iranian Art, censorship

Fascinating discussion with a young political artist, whose family has suffered at the hands of the Iranian government. Barbad exhibits both in Tehran and around the world. He remains active in the Green Revolution.

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Laura Hamilton founder and director of Bridging Freedom talks about the sex trafficking of children in the Tampa Bay Area listen

09/26/13 Laura Hamilton talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Laura Hamilton is the founder and director of Bridging Freedom. Laura talks about the human trafficking in the Tampa Bay area. She particularly focused on the young people involved. The average age in the Tampa Bay area is 14-nationwide it is 12. We also talked about the documentary TOO CLOSE TO HOME which deals with the brutality of trafficking in our area. Too Close to Home will be aired on WEDU at 9pm Thursday Sept 26. Laura talked about her organization's aid in trying to rescue and ...

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Dr. Christine Horner talks about women and breast cancer. listen

09/26/13 Dr. Christine Horner talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Christine Horner M.D. and surgeon has spent most of her medical career in the treatment and study of Breast Cancer. She was instrumental in getting legislation that mandated insurance companies to offer breast reconstruction after mastectomies. Troubled by the increasingly younger ages of her patients she was treating, she devoted her time and energy to understand the causes and correlating the research related to cancer that was getting very little attention. Her efforts have resulted...

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Will fracking lead to a better energy future? & Vacancies in the Federal Courts listen

09/26/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Center For American Progress, Fracking, Post Carbon Institute

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Radioactivity explores the practice of fracking and its impact on the country. Rob Lorei interviews Richard Heinberg, senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He has a new book out that looks at the natural gas industry' s practice of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. The book is titled Snake Oil: How Fracking' s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future.

The show also discusses the backlog of judges awaitin...

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Affordable Care Act implementation questions answered

09/26/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Insurance Marketplace, Jodi Ray

The Federal Health Insurance Marketplace will open for consumers on Tuesday. A report released by the U.S. department of Health and Human Services released yesterday showed that rates in Florida and across the country will be lower than expected. Here, a 27-year-old individual earning $25,000 a year would pay less than $100 a month after tax credits for a policy. Still, the 3-year-old law is being complicated by a wealth of misinformation.

With us by phone today to answer questions about ...

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Tampa City Council hears update on revenue from red-light cameras listen

09/26/13 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Tampa City Council, red light cameras

This morning Tampa City Council heard from the city

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There's hope for climate change in Florida says environmentalist listen

09/26/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: environment, water, global warming, climate change, Stetson, estuaries, John Kostyak

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Studies show that parts of South Florida have already seen 9 inches of sea level rise with another one to two feet predicted by 2060. The head of the National Wildlife Federation, John Kostyack, spoke to students at Stetson University College of Law Thursday about what has been done to preserve sensitive areas and habitats as well as what still needs to be done.

Kostyack is a legal advocate of Endangered Species Act policy and works to protec...

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Homeowners oppose flood insurance rate hikes at forum in Seminole listen

09/26/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, Flood insurance

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More than 500 Pinellas County homeowners and realtors worried about upcoming hikes to flood insurance rates packed an auditorium at St. Petersburg College in Seminole last night. Next Tuesday many rates go up because of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. Congress passed the Act to help finance the National Flood Insurance Program, which went into debt after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It removes federal subsidies from properties in flood zones leaving a la...

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