Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Janelle Irwin, 2013
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has a challenger in his race for reelection next March; Monday we brought you an interview with Becky Rubright, a veteran of the Occupy Tampa movement. She criticized Buckhorn and the response of the Tampa Police Department during occupy beginning three years ago. WMNF interviewed Mayor Buckhorn for his response to having a challenger in the March 2015 election.
Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei airs WEDU's Florida This Week with panel Leslie Dougher
Chair, Republican Party of Florida, Dr. Keith Fitzgerald Former State Legislator/Professor
(Democrat), Mike Deeson, Senior Investigative Reporter 10 News and William March
Political Writer, Tampa Tribune.
Rob Lorei speaks to guest Judyth Vary Baker who claims to be Lee Harvey Oswald's former lover. Baker has spoken out to clear Oswald's name.
Today’s show started with an announcement about the ROOTS Seed and Plant share that takes place on October 4th from 2pm to 6pm at The Ale and The Witch, 111 - 2nd Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, FL. Then we talked about growing herbs in our fall gardens with Sydney Park-Brown, Associate Professor in Consumer Horticulture with the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service. Also, Dr. Bob Linde, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Herbalist and owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies joined the conversa...
06/17/14 Fast Food workers in Tampa went on strike demanding a $15/hr wage.
A campaign is underway to change the minimum wage in St. Petersburg to fifteen dollars an hour.
For that to happen, a Florida law prohibiting local minimum wages would have to be repealed.
WMNF interviewed Jeff Roby, part of a group called 15 Now and is taking the fight to raise the minimum wage to the St. Pete City Council.
Seán Kinane/WMNF News.
Round two of Occupy Tampa versus Bob Buckhorn will take place at the ballot box, not in the city’s public parks.
On Friday Becky Rubright, a veteran of Occupy Tampa, became the first person to file to run against Buckhorn in the mayoral race next March.
Rubright is one of dozens of occupy protesters arrested during months of conflicts with Buckhorn’s police force, usually while occupying public land.
According to the [Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website](http://www....
Some of the guns from a Hillsborough County gun buy-back program in Feb. 2013.
Seán Kinane/WMNF News.
A plan by the Pinellas County School District to acquire assault rifles for campus police is coming under fire from the black community.
Friday morning the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement held a press conference in front of the Pinellas County School Board building to criticize further weaponizing schools.
Afterward, WMNF spoke by phone with their local president, Chimurenga Waller.
Chris Ernesto, St. Pete for Peace.
Seán Kinane/WMNF News (Mar 2013).
Local peace advocates are demonstrating Saturday near Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base.
The group St. Pete For Peace is asking people to “Say No to War in Syria” beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway.
WMNF spoke with one organizer, Chris Ernesto.
Manatees in Crystal River, FL.
Seán Kinane/WMNF News (January 2008).
Some Pinellas County boaters are upset about proposed manatee protection zones. Thursday night’s public information session at Treasure Island City Hall was supposed to put the finishing touches on plans which have been in the works for more than a year. But, many in the crowd were irritated about fuzzy statistics and lack of transparency.
Twenty-one slow-speed zones are being proposed to help cut down on manatee deaths. But most of the people in the audience spoke out saying the restricti...
Today Radioactivity talks about a hotly debated issue in the US: immigration. Rob Lorei interviews a historian who has written about the history of discrimination against Irish, German, Catholic and other immigrants to the US.
Kenneth C. Davis is a historian and the author of Don't Know Much About History; A Nation Rising; and Don't Know Much About the American Presidents (Hachette paperback)
Kenneth's website is called Don't Know Much About.