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Thursday May 28, 2015

RE-ENERGIZE AMERICA CAMPAIGN-Andrew Stelzer

Frances Buynakee is executive director of the Natural resources Defense Council; today her organization launched a new campaign to reenergize America, focusing on changing the focus of America’s energy off of polluting energy sources and away from a reliance on unstable regions of the world. WMNF spoke to Buynakee today, we began by asking her how we are doing 35 years ago after earth day was first celebrated?

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RELIGIOUS LEADERS CALL ON SENATOR BILL FRIST NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN SUNDAY JUSTICE-Andrew Stelzer

Members of the US senate continue to verbally battle over The President nomination of two judges who were blocked by a democratic filibuster last year, and whether Republicans will try to eradicate the practice of the filibuster this year to allow the judges to go through. AS part of his campaign, Republican senator Bill Frist is scheduled to appear on “justice Sunday�, a live, national simulcast at 7:00 PM EST this Sunday, that will air in numerous churches across the country to ...

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STARBUCKS CLEAN UP- Wilmer Ramirez

Starbucks has teamed up with the Mayor’s Beautification Program (MBP) as part of the coffee company’s eco-initiatives for environmental awareness. THE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT Al Palonias Park in Tampa coincides with other Starbucks sponsored events happening around the nation. Environmental advocates argue that Starbucks has no business doing these type of events as they are not as environmentally friendly as they claim to be.. WMNF’s Wilmer Ramirez files this reportââ...

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PROBLEMS AT TIA DUE TO UNDERSTAFFING?-Andrew Stelzer

Last Saturday, A malfunction left air traffic controllers at Tampa International Airport unable to hear pilots for about 20 minutes Saturday afternoon. Problems with the control tower's radio system persisted for more than four hours, forcing controllers to use special hand-held radios to speak to incoming and outgoing planes. The malfunction also reduced the number of controllers able to communicate with planes, because there were only four hand-held radios available.

The problem was...

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USF GALA ALUMNI - Jen Germaine

Last night at USF Tampa campus, a new alumni group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people held it’s first reception. The alumni group, GALA, will serve both student and graduates in a state which is often viewed as unfriendly to Gays and Lesbians. For WMNF Jen Germaine reports.

*flute Student, teachers, friends, and alumni gathered to kick off the first meeting of GALA, an alumni group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered students and graduates. Jennifer Bagge...

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OPEN PHONES - Radioactivity

OPEN PHONES with Mike Hiers. Mike hosted this program which included short interviews with psychologist Rich Carpenter and Tampa Tribune columnist Dan Ruth. Among the topics addressed were frequent callers to WMNF talk shows and local political figures who have been the subject of Dan's columns.

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CO2-MARINE LIFE WORKSHOP IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

This week a group of 50 scientists from all over the world gathered at The University of South Florida in St Petersburg, for a workshop on the impact of carbon dioxide on marine Life. Co2, produced by automobiles, volcanoes, and other human activities is raising the temperature of water, bleaching coral reefs and killing sea plants and animals. About 30 percent of the CO2 produced by human activity in the last several decades has been absorbed by the earth’s oceans. Peter Betzer is...

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CAMPAIGN TO EXTRADITE LUIS POSADA-Andrew Stelzer

Anti war groups aligned with the national lawyers guild and several Cuban American organizations in Miami today to protest the possibility that admitted terrorist Luis Posada Carriles will be granted asylum in the United States.

Gloria La Riva is from the ANSWER coalition, an anti war group; she’s also a member of the coalition to free the Cuban 5. La Rive told WMNF that Posada must be arrested and extradited to Venezuela immediately, or the United States will be setting a double s...

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THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF LUIS POSADA CARRILES - Radioactivity

Posada Carriles is a Cuban exile who is wanted in Venezuela in connection with the bombing of a Cuban jetliner. Earlier this month he entered the United States through Mexico, apparently U.S. Customs agents didn't notice he is wanted in another country. Our guest in this segment was historian and film-maker Saul Landau (ASSASSINATION ON EMBASSY ROW). Landau has covered Cuban exile militant groups for three decades. He discussed Posada Carriles' alleged ties to terrorism, how he could have i...

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CITY OF TAMPA'S HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL AND ELECTRONICS RECYCLING - Radioactivity

The city's recycling manager Barbara Heineken stopped by the WMNF studios to talk about the upcoming April 30th collection where residents can take old chemicals, paints and solvents, automotive products, household cleaners, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, fluorescent bulbs, lawn and garden supplies, and electronics, including computer equipment and televisions and VCRs. The collection takes place Saturday, April 30, 10:00am to 2:00pm at the City of Tampa Solid Waste Department ; 4010 W...

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