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Some major U.S. corporations make plans to dodge taxes by merging overseas listen

08/22/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Tags: Frank Clemente, Americans for Tax Fairness

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Executive Director, Frank Clemente from the group Americans for Tax Fairness.

In recent months, several major U.S. corporations among them Walgreens, Medtronic and AbbVie have announced possible plans to renounce their U.S. corporate citizenship and move their corporate address offshore by merging with a foreign company. The merged corporation then pays most of its taxes to a foreign government usual...

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From a Woman's POV discusses child deportation and Police practice in Ferguson listen

08/21/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: BISHOP MINERVA G. CARCANO, DR. GWENDOLYN ZOHARAH SIMMONS

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These are hard troubling times. Remember last week we talked about the immigrant children coming across our border? Did you hear this week that at least five of the children deported to Honduras were killed shortly after arrival back in Honduras? BISHOP MINERVA G. CARCANO, the first Hispanic woman to be appointed a United Methodist district superintend...

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Florida scientists say Governor Scott should engage more on climate solutions listen

08/21/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: climate change, Rick Scott, FSU, Eckerd College, Seán Kinane, WMNF News

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This week scientists from around Florida met with Governor Rick Scott to warn him about the dangers the state is facing because of climate change; several of those scientists told the media about what they shared with the governor during a webinar Thursday.

Florida State University oceanographer Jeff Chanton says he advised Governor Scott that Florida faces unprecedented temperatures and sea levels because of skyrocketing carbon di...

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MintPress News founder talks about the Palestinian-Israeli crisis listen

08/21/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: MintPress News, Mnar Muhawesh

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Reuters is reporting that an Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip today. All three, killed in the bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah, had led operations against Israel over the past 20 years, the Islamist movement said.

Following the collapse on Tuesday of a 10-day ceasefire, the Israeli military appears to have ramped up its efforts to hit the leadership of Hamas's armed wing.

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Mnar Muhawes...

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Retired LAPD Deputy Chief discusses police using military hardware across the nation

08/20/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Stephen Downing, police, LAPD, Defense Department

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to retired LAPD Deputy Chief Stephen Downing about the military hardware that’s getting into the hands of police officers around the nation.

The Pentagon’s top spokesman said Tuesday that he defended the program under which the Defense Department has sent military equipment to police departments across the country, including Ferguson, Mo., where clashes between police and civilians have continued 10 days after a white police officer shot and kill...

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Tampa car dealership makes it easier for women to be auto technicians listen

08/19/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Women's rights, Tampa, labor

Next Tuesday is recognized as Women’s Equality Day; a local car dealership is marking the occasion by making it easier for women to be automotive technicians with separate accommodations.

WMNF News' Seán Kinane interviewed Rob Elder, president of Elder Automotive Group based in Tampa.

“Pretty much jobs in the automotive world in general are very, very tight [for women]. The obstacles are numerous from not having theown proper facilities for the technicians -- if we are just talking ab...

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Radioactivity listeners weigh in on the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri

08/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Michael Brown, Ferguson Missouri

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs an interview with former police chief Norm Stamper. Norman spoke on BBC News about the current situation in Ferguson Missouri. BBC News airs on WMNF's HD3 channel.

Later Rob takes listener calls and they weigh in on the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson.

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Secretary of St. Pete for Peace discusses the flaws of the Democratic party listen

08/18/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei speaks with Dina Formentini of St. Pete for Peace about why she feels the Democrats are just as bad as the Republicans.

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Three Florida springs could be getting additional protections listen

08/18/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: SWFWMD, springs, Crystal River, Rainbow River, Weeki Wachee, Gulf of Mexico, environment, rivers, water, Seán Kinane, WMNF News

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Three of the largest freshwater springs systems in our region could be getting more protection; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is adding the Weeki Wachee, Chassahowitzka and Homosassa Rivers to a priority list.

The other two first-magnitude spring systems already on the SWIM program priority list are the Rainbow River and Crystal River / Kings Bay.

WMNF News' Seán Kinane interviewed Veronica Craw, springs manager with the Southwest Florida Water Management District ...

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Three Local Solar Experts listen

08/18/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Pat Mahoney, John Gambil, Dave Oldack

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Our guests today on the Sustainable Living Program included one of John Butts dear friends and a local solar energy hero, Pat Mahoney. Lately he’s been helping others (usually for free) consider and install solar electric and solar hotwater systems. In the process of helping, Pat has been having problems with permitting and other soft costs, and he talked about these issues on the show. Pat listened to the latest Florida Public Service Commission meeting that concluded with dropping all cur...

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