News & Public Affairs

Friday July 25, 2014


Florida Governor Rick Scott during a campaign stop in Brandon in April.

photo by Janelle Irwin

Rick Scott's Spanish radio ad scores a GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!!

Callers weigh in on a conservative Christian conference and a new Rick Scott Add.

Here's the translated transcript:

ANNOUNCER #1: We are at the beginning of this extremely important match for Florida.

ANNOUNCER #2: On one end, Charlie Crist, who abandoned us as Governor when things got difficult. On the other end the current governor, Rick Scott, who keeps working to get the state's economy on the right track.

ANNOUNCER #1 : Crist is issued a red card ... (Whistle blows) ... For ...

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Sydney White.

photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News (June 2012).

Sydney White out as WMNF general manager

The general manager of WMNF for the last two years is no longer with the station. WMNF board of directors president Nancy Johnson made the announcement today in an email. In an interview WMNF News asked her about it.

“Our general manager for the past two years, since 2012, has been Dr. Sydney White. Dr. Sydney White came from a vast background in the media industry with a lot of fresh ideas we’ve been so grateful for.

“He has not met the needs of WMNF. Therefore we will have an interi...

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St. Pete residents gather around police chief candidate Jerry Geier to ask questions about his policing style.

photo by Janelle Irwin

VIDEO: St. Pete residents get to weigh in on new police chief

There’s about to be a new chief in town. The city of St. Pete is expected to choose a new head of its police department sometime within the next few weeks. Citizens had the chance to interview the four finalists for the job during a meet and greet Thursday night.

Of the short list, only one candidate is from the St. Petersburg Police Department. That’s Assistant Chief Melanie Bevan.

“We need to rebuild the culture of the police department. I’m not even going to tell you anymore, but I ...

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Jeff Cohen, Director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College

Ithaca Professor, Jeff Cohen discusses media coverage of the current situation in Iraq

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei talks about media coverage of the current situation in Iraq with Jeff Cohen director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College and cofounder of the online activism group Jeff was one of the co-founders of the media watch group- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

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Southern Gothic Comedy

Caroline Jett, Karla Hartley and Rosemary Orlando talk about (and do a scene from) the dark comedy set in the Florida swampland. Just the usual, you know, alligators, aliens, Disney.

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St. Petersburg's iconic pier may get replaced.

photo by WMNF file photo

Five public meetings planned for St. Pete Pier

The city of St. Pete is asking for the public’s help designing a new pier. The first of 5 public meetings kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. at Child’s Park Recreation Center on the Southside. the city’s Ben Kirby is the city's communications director.

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USF grad students want more take home pay

The USF graduate student union will start collective bargaining talks with the university Friday. Graduate Assistants United wants certain fees waived to increase the amount of take home pay students make teaching classes while pursuing advanced degrees. Josh Lenes and Megan Flocken are co-presidents of the group.

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