News & Public Affairs

Friday March 6, 2015


From A Woman's POV covers the importance of women voting this election season

VOTE…VOTE…VOTE!!! – as if your life depended on it. It Does!

TERRY O’NEILL, President, National Organization for Women, will focus our attention on some of the issues that are particularly important to women: jobs, equal pay, minimum wage, social security, medicare. The face of poverty in the United States is an elderly woman on a fixed income or a single mom. There are many institutional policies that shape this picture. It will not change unless we demand it to change.

We must p...

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A Greenlight Pinellas supporter carries a sign along Belcher Road at the intersection of Bryan Dairy surrounded by opposing signs.

photo by Janelle Irwin File Photo 2014

Radioactivity features a debate over transportation in Pinellas County

Today on Radioactivity, we hear from both sides in the Greenlight Pinellas debate. Pinellas voters are being asked in this election which culminates next Tuesday to decide whether to raise the sales tax by one cent in order to pay for public transportation improvements- including a light rail line.

First, Rob speaks to two Tampa Bay Times reporters who have been covering transportation issues. Tony Marrero did a story this past weekend profiling people in Pinellas who rely on mass transit....

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photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Green Party activist wants Tampa to do away with free single-use plastic bags

Paper or plastic? That’s an old question that may have a new answer: neither. There’s a movement toward doing away with single-use bags at the grocery check-out counter with more of an emphasis on reusable bags.

WMNF News interviewed the coordinator of the local Green Party in Tampa, Friedemann Buschbeck, about a petition he’s organizing to reduce plastic bag use.


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photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Pinellas County Commission race tight between Gerard and Hooper: poll

The Pinellas County Commission race between Democrat Pat Gerard and Republican Ed Hooper appears to be going down to the wire. According to a poll released late Friday by St. Pete Polls, Gerard leads Hooper by less than a percentage point.

To find out about the trends in that race and about who Pinellas voters support for governor, WMNF News interviewed Matt Florell, president of St. Pete Polls.

St. Pete Polls also found that Greenlight Pinellas was trailing by about ten points. Check ...

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David Zarembka

Long time TV news anchorman honored by The Poynter Institute and Human Rights activist discusses his efforts in East Africa

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with John Wilson, a long time TV news anchorman here in the Bay area who is retiring after 50 years in the news business.

The Poynter Institute will hold a luncheon honoring Emmy award winning TV anchors Gayle Sierens and John Wilson tomorrow. Earlier this year both announced their plans to retire. John Wilson was born in the coal-mining town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, his broadcasting career began when he was only 15, as a disc jockey and news rep...

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Susan Glickman, Florida Director of The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Florida Director of The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says Duke Energy wants to end conservation goals

On The Last Call Rob Lorei discusses two events taking place this Tuesday to raise awareness and public understanding of the actions taken by big monopoly utilities like Duke Energy. Rob speaks with Susan Glickman, the Florida Director of The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

Susan Glickman explains that Duke customers are being charged for power plants that won't get built. Meanwhile big monopoly utilities like Duke want to kill conservation goals effectively eliminating energy effic...

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Recycle Day Tampa Bay

America Recycles Day is coming up in November. Sustainable Living covers recycling here in the Tampa Bay area with three guests that are involved with local recycling, plus they’re Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful partners, one of the best local environmental stewardship groups. Our guests were Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Development and Community Relations Director Pat DePlasco, the Director for Hillsborough County’s Solid Waste Department Kim Byers and the Gove...

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photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Poll suggests Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum could lose big

Greenlight Pinellas could be heading toward a blowout defeat; a new poll released late Friday by St. Pete Polls finds that Pinellas County voters reject the proposed sales tax increase for transit by a twelve point margin.

WMNF News interviewed Matt Florell, president of St. Pete Polls.

Their current poll shows the Greenlight Pinellas referendum being opposed by 54% of likely voters.

Tuesday we'll hear t...

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Bill Clinton & Charlie Crist in East Tampa

photo by Samuel Johnson

Bill Clinton urges Democrats to vote as he stumps for Charlie Crist in Tampa

Bill Clinton urges Tampa to the vote out and vote for Charlie Crist for governor. The ex-president stumped for and with other Democrats Saturday at Cyrus Greene Park in Tampa. Bill Clinton’s visit brought star appeal and high approval ratings to Crist’s campaign.

Bill Clinton followed a line-up of Democrats which among others included Representative Kathy Castor, Senator Bill Nelson, Charlie Crist’s running mate Annette Taddeo and Charlie Crist himself. The message from all the speakers w...

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