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Sunday December 21, 2014

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Backyard Chickens

On today’s Sustainable Living program we spent the hour talking about how we can produce our own organic, sustainably raised eggs in our backyards. Our very special guest today was Kenny Coogan, a certified bird trainer and local teacher with a BS in Animal Behavior. He also writes about his animal experiences and writes monthly about chicken issues in The Back Yard Poultry Magazine. Also, Dacia Mitchell, owner of the Main Street Homestead, an urban farm store, brought her wealth of knowled...

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photo by Samuel Johnson

Documentary fuels Tampa protest for better treatment of migrant farmworkers

Migrant farmers join forces with social justice advocates to demand fair wages and treatment of migrant workers. Saturday evening people protested along the sidewalk in front of a North Tampa Publix. The demonstration coincided with the national theatrical release of the documentary Food Chains. The protesters chanted and waived signs until put them down to go to the documentary screening.

There were about 30 people at the beginning of the protest but that number swelled to nearly 60 as th...

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Omali Yeshitela.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News (June 2008).

Protests and civil disobedience expected in St. Petersburg after Ferguson grand jury announcement

When the decision of whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson comes down, there are plans for protests and civil disobedience in St. Petersburg.

On Friday WMNF interviewed Omali Yeshitela about those plans. He’s chair of the African People’s Socialist Party.

In Missouri, activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm today as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesperson for St. Louis County's top ...

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Joe O'Neill


photo by http://lagacetanewspaper.com

La Gaceta's Joe O'Neill on Obama's deportation plan, Bob Buckhorn, & other items

Joe O'Neill is a transplanted Pennsylvanian who has been reporting in Tampa for years. Currently a columnist for La Gaceta & the Tampa Tribune, he came on the program to give his perspective on President Obama's executive order that prevents 5 million undocumented immigrants from being in danger of being deported.

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Award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein joins From A Woman's POV

NAOMI KLEIN Talks with Mary Glenney

NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times and international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. This time she sets her sights on the climate crisis in her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. We can only hope the information in this book which goes deeply into the crisis does change e...

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Pro-immigration demonstrators rally for Republican Rep. Bill Young's support


photo by Janelle Irwin File Photo 2013

Director of refugee services group discusses treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants

In anticipation of tonight's immigration speech by President Obama Radioactivity discusses the treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants when they come to the US with Hiram A. Ruiz Director, Refugee Services for the Department of Children and Families.

Some material from this news story were included: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-usa-immigration-cuba-idUSBRE9170F920130208

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Chrisley Carpio, a lead organizer with Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society.


photo by Seán Kinane/WMNF News.

SDS wants USF to end its association with CENTCOM

The U.S.-led wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and elsewhere in southwest Asia are coordinated from Tampa at U.S. Central Command – CENTCOM; in a press conference Thursday afternoon Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society launched a campaign to end the relationship between the University of South Florida and CENTCOM and another command, U.S. SOUTHCOM, based in the Miami area.

Thursday morning WMNF...

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Alan Cohn

Former investigative TV reporter Alan Cohn discusses running for office in this month's mid-term election

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Alan Cohn a former investigative TV reporter who ran for Florida's 15th Congressional District seat in this month's mid-term election. They discuss what it takes to run for office and why the Democrats had such a bad year. Was it President Obama's low approval rating, campaign money, the lack of turnout? Or was it something deeper?

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