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Sunday April 20, 2014

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500 year history of Florida

Radioactivity interviews the author of a new book about the 500 year history of Florida.

Most history books tell us that Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida for the Europeans in April 1513

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U.S. Rep Kathy Castor (D-FL) answers questions at Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in downtown St. Pete.


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U.S. Rep. Castor OK with SOCOM funding despite sea level rise concerns

MacDill Air Force Base will fare well in the proposed 2015 federal budget. U.S. Representative Kathy Castor agrees with funding despite the threat of rising sea levels to the low-lying military base in South Tampa.

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La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill talks local, state and national politics

The CD13 race is next Tuesday. La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill, gives his take on what's been going on in that Pinellas County race. He also weighs in on Bob Buckhorn rejecting a bid to host the Democratic National Convention, Charlie Crist discussing his support for ending the sanctions against Cuba, and even why former Tampa Bay Lightning star Martin St. Louis is no longer playing in Tampa.

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ACLU staffer pushes for Floridan ex-felons to regain civil rights and new developments in the search for an aids cure

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with a local ACLU staffer who is in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN Human Rights Council testifying about how hard it is for ex-felons to have their civil rights restored in the US.. Joyce Hamilton Henry is mid-Florida regional director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Ex felons must apply to the Florida Cabinet to have their civil rights restored. It affects voting and professional licensing. According to the ACLU, 23 percent of Florida's black ...

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A Pre-Celebration of International Women

Brutally Injured, MEDEA BENJAMIN deported to Turkey and then to US

Three members of an international delegation attempting to travel through Egypt to visit Gaza for International Women

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Awake the State organizer Chuck Terzian rallies support for social issues in Ybor City's Centennial Park.


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Progressive activists rally in Ybor City for Florida legislative changes

About 75 people from groups representing about a half dozen interests rallied on the first day of the legislative session in support of social issues. Awake the State organizers demanded changes to things like healthcare and poverty during a three hour rally Tuesday in Ybor City

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