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Thursday November 27, 2014

The week after: Democratic Party strategist Franco Ripple discusses Charlie Crist's & Greenlight Pinellas losses

All Florida Democrats had a tough night on Election Night, but Franco Ripple's was particularly rotten. The Democratic Party strategist worked on the media campaigns of both Charlie Crist and Greenlight Pinellas, respectively, both of whom lost last week. Crist's loss was a relatively narrow one-point decision against GOP incumbent Rick Scott. While Greenlight got stomped, losing by an even wider margin than the Moving Hillsborough Forward vote in 2010. Franco talked to listeners about both d...

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Guy Harvey.

photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Artist Guy Harvey previews fisheries symposium in St. Pete

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster scientists are gathering in St. Petersburg this week to share knowledge about the population size of several important Gulf of Mexico fish species; the Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium is named after the artist and conservationist and continues through Saturday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

To find out about the important issues at the meeting, Thursday morning WMNF interviewed Guy Harvey.

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photo by DeeVon Quirolo & Sara Engdahl

The Fairness Doctrine: A debate over Cemex USA Mining Operation

"The Fairness Doctrine"

Today Radioactivity we share a special debate hosted by Jennifer Sullivan. She welcomes guests DeeVon Quirolo & Sara Engdahl a spokesperson for Cemex Mine Corporation. DeeVon Quirolo, of Brooksville, speaks on behalf of the group Neighbors Against Mining. The shows covers very controversial proposed expansion of Cemex's mine off of SR 50.

The local P&Z voted 4 to 1 against it, but depending on the election, the county commissioners could still approve this. As...

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Jimmy Dunson was cited last week for sharing food with hungry people in a Ft. Lauderdale park.

photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Tampa activist undeterred by Ft. Lauderdale ban on sharing food in public parks

Activists continue to challenge a Ft. Lauderdale ban on sharing food in public; this Friday people plan to defy a new city ordinance and feed hungry people in a city park.

WMNF interviewed Jimmy Dunson with Food Not Bombs Tampa. He was cited for sharing food in Ft. Lauderdale last Friday and intends to go back there to feed people this Friday as well.

“Actually, there’s quite a few ordinances. The number one that’s getting all...

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David C. Cory and Richard K. Hurley, Jr. of Cory and Hurley Law Group

Radioactivity Veteran's Day Special

Today on Radioactivity's Veteran's day special Rob Lorei invites attorneys Richard K. Hurley, Jr. and David C. Cory, of Cory and Hurley Law Group. These advocates for veterans discuss many issues veterans are facing today including advice, VA errors, Vietnam veterans and the effects of Agent Orange exposure.

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Stuart L. Rogel

Public Transportation in Tampa

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Stuart L. Rogel, president & chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Partnership about public transportation.

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Story of Stuff

On today’s Sustainable Living program we started with a short interview with the founder of the Sustany Foundation, David Reed, about their efforts to create a more sustainable Tampa Bay. He also talked about their big event of the year, the Sustainable Buzz, happening on November 13 in Tampa. For the rest of the show we talked about Stuff and The Story of Stuff Project with Allison Cook, their Director of Community Engagement. In 2007 Annie Leonard produced a 20-minute movie about the way ...

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Jeremy Irons.

photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

Jeremy Irons warns BLUE Ocean fest about pollution dangers to oceans

The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit wrapped up in St. Petersburg over the weekend; Sunday night at Mahaffey Theater, actor Jeremy Irons was presented the festival’s Making Waves Award before his film Trashed was screened.

Trashed is about how over-consumption of disposable items is leading to unprecedented pollution of the air and water.

Irons was also part of a [panel discussion](

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