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Port Tampa Bay dockworker speaks out about political intimidation at workplace listen

09/23/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Block the Boat Tampa, BDS, Palestine, unions, Israel, boycott

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Last weekend was the second major action by a local human rights group calling attention to the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Block the Boat Tampa rallied outside Port Tampa Bay in the rain beginning before sunrise Saturday morning hoping to convince dock workers to respect their picket line and not unload a cargo ship owned by an Israeli company.

The Zim Alabama was delayed because of weather, but eventually was unloaded by longshoremen.

Last week WMNF spoke to one of the wo...

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Are more toll roads the answer to Florida’s traffic problems? And the increase of homeless children in Florida

09/23/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Tags: Eric Barton

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Today Radioactivity asks: are more toll roads the answer to Florida’s traffic problems? And homelessness in children of Florida.

Rob Lorei speaks to investigative reporter Eric Barton who has written a story about a major expansion of toll roads which is underway in Florida for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. That expansion is largely under the radar.

He writes- “In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest...

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Are ISIS terrorists gathering in Mexico and planning to attack the US? And another possible hospital scandal involving Governor Rick Scott listen

09/22/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: ISIS, Lauren Carroll, William March, Rick Scott

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Today Radioactivity asks: Are ISIS terrorists gathering in Mexico and planning to attack the US? And we’ll look at another possible hospital scandal involving Governor Rick Scott.

Rob Lorei speaks with guests are Lauren Carroll of Politifact and William March who covers politics for th...

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Report from Sunday's massive climate march in NYC listen

09/22/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: climate change, Flood Wall Street, global warming

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

09/19/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: The Nature Conservancy in Florida, Janet Bowman, Florida Public Service Commission

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

09/19/14 Gwyneth Dunsford
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Puerto Rico, climate change, hurricane, sea-level rise

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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 listen

09/18/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Chef Tony Geraci, John Wellington Ennis, PAY TO PLAY

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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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People’s Climate March listen

09/18/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: KEYA CHATTERJEE, MIRIAM PEMBERTON, People’s Climate March

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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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Talking Greenlight Pinellas plan with PSTA CEO Brad Miller & board chair Ken Welch listen

09/18/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Ken Welch, Brad Miller, psta

Greenlight Pinellas goes before Pinellas County taxpayers on November 4. To learn the details of the plan, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Agency (PSTA) CEO, Brad Miller, and PSTA Board Chair and Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch came on the program.

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Tampa activists will try again to block ship of Israeli company listen

09/18/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Block the Boat Tampa, BDS, Zim Alabama, Israel, Palestine, Gaza

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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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