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Sunday April 20, 2014


Kathleen Rumpf.

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Peace advocates continue to raise awareness on Pinellas street corners

Religious-based peace activists continue their weekly sign-waving on busy Pinellas County street corners.

During rush hour Wednesday afternoon, Kathleen Rumpf joined half-dozen others from Pax Christi and Quaker groups on the corner of U.S. 19 and 22nd Avenue South in South St. Petersburg.

They plan to peace corner again next Wednesday.

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New book explores legacy of FDR on 69th anniversary of his death

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with University of Wisconsin Professor Harvey J. Kaye about his new book, THE FIGHT FOR THE FOUR FREEDOMS: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Simon & Schuster). Franklin Roosevelt brought the country through two major crises- the Great Depression and World War II.

Listen to the entire show above.

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David Jolly doesn't support oil drilling near Florida's Gulf coast.

photo by Janelle Irwin

Fours years later, BP oil disaster still churns up environmental concerns

Four years after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, researchers are still turning up evidence that the ecosystem is suffering. During a press conference Thursday on the downtown St. Pete waterfront, David White with the National Wildlife Federation said a recent study shows 14 species have problems likely caused by the oil and dispersants used to clean it up.

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Clearwater Beach

Rising sea level effects on Tampa Bay

No matter what you think about global climate change, the seas around the world are rising and the rising ocean level will have a big effect on the Tampa bay area. A new scientific study has cited 99.9 percent of the effects of climate change are a result of human activity.

Physics Prof. Shaun Lovejoy from Quebec's McGill University used historical data to analyze the past and identify if man-made emissions were real cause of climate change and global warming. Lovejoy said this latest st...

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross takes questions from constituents in New Tampa.

photo by Janelle Irwin

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) gets hammered by progressive activists

A Republican member of congress took a verbal lashing from progressive activists during a town hall meeting in New Tampa last night. Dennis Ross was met with a clamor of dissent when he told a young woman working part time at a fast food restaurant that he would not support raising the federal minimum wage.

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Randy Kehler

Are federal income taxes heavily used to support military spending?

Today is the deadline for filling out your forms and paying your federal income taxes for last year. One major component of those taxes, military spending is rarely discussed in-depth. Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei explores military spending and speaks with tax resistor who objects to paying his federal income taxes.

Depending on how you measure it, military or what

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