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Paula Dockery blasts her own party but will skip running again for governor listen

09/20/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: politics Alex Sink Florida Legislature Republicans Paula Dockery high speed rail Rick Scott Obamacare

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Former state senator Paula Dockery won’t challenge Governor Rick Scott in the Republican Primary next year. During a Tiger Bay Club of Tampa meeting Friday, the former politician-turned syndicated columnist staked that choice largely on money.

Her decision not to run for Governor comes with some frame of reference. In 2010, Dockery ran a brief primary campaign against Bill McCollum, but backed out after Governor Scott told her he would contribute $20 million of his own money to a primary c...

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Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival listen

09/20/13 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Columbian film maker and UT professor Santiago, and TIGLFF Program Director KJ Mohr discuss this year's films & how movies impact society, new technologies, and the history of LGBT film-making.

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US House votes to temporarily fund the government while defunding Affordable Care Act listen

09/20/13 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Barack Obama wmnf Congress healthcare reform Obamacare Affordable Care Act

The GOP-controlled House voted Friday to cripple President Barack Obama's health care law as part of a risky ploy that threatens a government shutdown in a week and a half.

The fight is coming on a stopgap funding measure required to keep the government fully running after the October 1st start of the new budget year. Typically, such measures advance with sweeping bipartisan support, but tea party activists forced GOP leaders — against their better judgment — to add a provision to cripple ...

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Osprey Orielle Lake talks about the need for the women of the world to rise and save mother earth listen

09/19/13 Osprey Orielle Lake talks with Mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Orielle Osprey Lake is the funder and co-director of the International Women's Earth and Climate Initiative (IWECI) The IWECI works nationally and internationally to promote resilient communities and foster a post-carbon energy future while also addressing societal transformation. She discusses the upcoming Women's Earth and Climate Caucus in which some of the leading environmental women leaders and scientists will caucus on how to change international environmental practices. The whole con...

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Lauren Wolfe, the director of Women Under Siege talks bout the dangers to women and children if the United States takes military action in Syria listen

09/19/13 Lauren Wolfe talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lauren Wolfe, who is the director of the Women Under Siege, for the Women's Media Project discusses the serious problems that will face women and children in particular if the United States takes military action in Syria. Lauren points out that no matter how insignificant the action seems to those in the United States, any type of strike would have consequences for civilians. Lauren who has worked extensively with the many areas where women are under siege in the world notes how devastating...

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Meryl Nass M.D. talks about Syria's chemical weapons listen

09/19/13 Meryl Nass talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Meryl Nass M.D. challenged Vice-President Joe Biden's statement that Syria "has the largest stockpile in the world of chemical weapons". Meryl Nass is the founder of the anthrax vaccine blog and has been regularly debunking false claims about biological and chemical weapons. She said that first "the US stockpile is admittedly three times larger than Syria's and second-"how is it that Syria is supposed to destroy its stockpile by mid 2014 while it is going to take the U.S.A. until 2023?" For ...

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Transgender woman in Pinellas denied access to restrooms at PTEC listen

09/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: LGBT, discrimination, Pinellas County Schools, transgender, PTEC, U.S. Department of Education, education, ACLU, wmnf

The ACLU of Florida is asking the U.S. Department of Education to compel the Pinellas School district to broaden transgender rights in schools. The civil rights group filed a complaint this week on behalf of Alex Wilson, a transgender nursing student who was denied access to restroom facilities at her school for either men or women.

“Because I did not have the sexual reassignment surgery which costs about $20,000 to do and that if I used those restrooms I would have charges pressed agains...

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Tampa City Council hears breakdown of where $2 million is spent on homelessness listen

09/19/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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After Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s administration presented the proposed Tampa budget for fiscal year 2014, city council still had some questions.

Several of those questions were addressed in a meeting Thursday morning. Sonya Little, the city’s chief financial officer, broke down how slightly more than $2 million is budgeted for deal with homelessness.

"In the public hearing we did point out that the city doesn't directly provide services for the homeless at this time however we do support no...

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Philosopher Dr. Christopher DiCarlo shares beliefs on critical thinking listen

09/19/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Radioactivity speaks with Dr. Christopher DiCarlo. He is a philosopher, educator, and author, who currently teaches in the Faculty of Human Biology at the University of Toronto. Dicarlo will speaking USF Humanities Institute today on the art of critical thinking and will tackle the “big questions” of right and wrong. He draws on philosophy, the neurosciences and social sciences to address “The New Ethics: A Synthetic Und...

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Boston Irish Mobster Whitey Bulger's 46 years of murder enabled by corrupt members of the FBI listen

09/18/13 Warren Elly with Mike Crestohl
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Boston, Whitey Bulger, Mike Crestohl, Bill Buckner, Bean Town, kingston trio MTA

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Last month, after 16 years of being on the run Whitey Bulger, Boston's most notorious criminal was convicted on 31 counts including racketeering and connections to 11 murders. Host Warren Elly interviews journalist Mike Crestohl who attended Whitey’s Federal Trial and is an expert on everything Bulger.

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St.Pete Mayoral candidates Foster and Kriseman clash over campaign finance during city debate listen

09/18/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: election, Bill Foster, Rick Kriseman, St. Pete

Candidates running for offices in St. Petersburg fielded some new questions during a debate near downtown Tuesday night. Mayoral and City Council hopefuls answered questions separately during 30-minute question and answer sessions. Mayoral candidate Rick Kriseman responded to pleas from the small business community to incentivize them instead of large corporations.

“We need to work with some of our local lending institutions who haven’t always been as quick to open their accounts to loans...

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Occupy Tampa celebrates two year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street listen

09/18/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tuesday was the 2-year anniversary of the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In downtown Tampa, six activists -- including Susie Shannon – stood in a light rain waving at evening rush hour traffic.

"We're here today because it's the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and the spirit lives on. The work keeps going. So we're just here to celebrate it."

Where are we?

"We're at Curtis Hixon in downtown Tampa and Occupy Wall Street is in Zucchati Park and all over New Y...

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Hillsborough County Commission takes step that could lead to a Latino being elected listen

09/18/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Al Higginbotham, Victor DiMaio, Hillsborough County Commission, Kevin Beckner, Hispanic, Latino, Les Miller, redistricting single member district

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The Latino community in Hillsborough wants a County Commission district that represents its interests. During a meeting Wednesday, commissioners took a step that might make it more likely for voters to elect a Latino commissioner. They scheduled a public hearing to consider moving from four single-member districts to five without expanding the size of the board. During public comment, three people spoke in favor, including the co-founder of the Hillsborough Hispanic Coalit...

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New report shows Florida Health Care ranks low compared to other states listen

09/18/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Florida League of Women Voters Cathy Schoen The Commonwealth Fund Deirdre McNab

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Today Radioactivity looks at a new "Scorecard" report from The Commonwealth Fund. The report takes a state-by-state look at the health care experiences of the 39% of Americans with incomes less than 200% of the federal poverty level ($47,000 for a family of four) , finding dramatic differences between the state...

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Pat Kemp takes listener calls on the mass murder at Washington's Navy Yard and the film, Gasland listen

09/17/13 Patricia Kemp
Last Call Tuesday
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Tags: gun control, Fracking, Stand Your Ground, Gasland, Navy Yard, mass murders

Pat Kemp opens the phones lines to talk about the mass murder at Washington's Navy Yard and Gasland, a film about fracking.

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