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Saturday December 20, 2014

Report from Sunday's massive climate march in NYC

Monday’s Flood Wall Street action comes a day after one of the largest mass-demonstrations against climate disruption in history.

Some estimates peg Sunday’s New York City march at more than 300,000 people.

WMNF asked former Tampa resident Kandace Vallejo what she was seeing and hearing during the rally.

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Janet Bowman, Director of State Legislative Policy for The Nature Conservancy in Florida

Growing power of electric utilities over PSC and Restoring damage caused by Deepwater Horizon

Radioactivity discusses the growing power of electric utilities over the body that sets electric rates in the state. The show also goes back to September 19, 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon well was officially capped. Rob Lorei discusses efforts to restore the damage caused by the disaster with Janet Bowman, Director of State Legislative Policy, The Nature Conservancy in Florida. Janet Bowman is the Director of State Legislative Policy for [The Nature Conservancy in Florida](http://www.nat...

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Puerto Rico's beaches, like this one on the island of Vieques, are under threat from rising seas and other effects of climate change.

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

'Whole towns will be underwater;' Environmentalists warn of climate risks in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican scientists are raising alarm bells about the risks of climate change. Following a briefing Thursday on Capitol Hill, members of the Puerto Rico Climate Change Council spoke with reporters in a conference call.

“Puerto Rico is in the midst of a climate crisis,” Christina Hernandez told reporters. “[It] represents an acceleration vision of what we can see here in the United States. [Puerto Rico] is the island of climate change.”

About 70 percent of Puerto Ricans live in coas...

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Transforming cafeteria menus with chef Tony Geraci and new documentary satire exposes political corruption

Today Radioactivity looks at an innovative way to fight obesity among youth and later explores a new film PAY TO PLAY that's getting rave reviews for exposing the grim reality behind today’s campaign finance system.

Rob Lorei speaks to Chef Tony Geraci about his work in public schools. First in Baltimore (where he was hired after students walked to the School Board with their lunches and asked the Board members to taste them) and now in Memphis, Chef Tony has transformed cafeteria menu...

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Keya Chatterjee

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People’s Climate March

People’s Climate March – Sunday, September 21

Maybe we should remind ourselves the planet can survive without us. We cannot say the same for ourselves. We are very seriously affecting the systems on this earth which afford us life on this planet. Next week world leaders are coming to the UN Global Summit to discuss measures to deal with climate change. But we people know we can’t wait. We can’t do it alone. The governments must help us. Millions...

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Block the Boat Tampa's first action on 30 August 2014.

photo by Tom Baur / WMNF News.

Tampa activists will try again to block ship of Israeli company

A cargo ship that was the target last month of human rights activists boycotting Israeli companies is on its way back to Port Tampa Bay. And the group Block the Boat Tampa will be back at the port beginning Saturday morning to try to stop the Zim Alabama from unloading its cargo.

Thursday WMNF interviewed Dezeray Lyn, an organizer with Block the Boat Tampa.

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Why do consumers lose at the Florida PSC?

Today on Last Call Rob Lorei fills in for Warren Elly and interviews Nancy Argenziano who is a former member of the Florida Public Service Commission and a former Republican member of the state legisilature. She discussed why utility companies have so much more influence now over rate decisions by the Florida Public Service Commission. She also talked about why consumers and b...

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Historian Robert Westman,

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Science Historian explains the findings of Copernicus and his contribution to early modern science

In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus publicly defended his hypothesis that the earth is a planet revolving together with five other planets around a stationary sun. Historians often describe Copernicus’s proposal as the beginning of the Scientific Revolution. But why did Copernicus make this bold proposal? And why did it matter?

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Historian Robert Westman, professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego about this top...

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