News & Public Affairs
Greenlight Pinellas supporters take pro-transit message to commuters stuck on Tampa Bay bridges listen10/31/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
In a push to influence voters during the last few days before the election, Yes on Greenlight is flying a banner from a sailboat near heavily trafficked bridges across Tampa Bay.
The group is encouraging voters to support the Greenlight Pinellas ballot initiative to fund transit by increasing sales tax by a penny and eliminating the transportation portion of the property tax.
Friday morning they sailed near the Howard-Frankland Bridge.
On the Tampa end of the bridge, several peopl...Be the first to comment
Fast Food workers in Denmark paid two and half times more than American wage workers and Investigative reporter discusses new voter purge listen10/31/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday) Listen to this entire show:
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to a New York Times reporter, Steven Greenhouse about a story covering how different life is in Denmark for fast food workers.
Earlier this week the New York Times reported that fast food workers in Denmark are paid the equivalent of $20 dollars an hour – two and a half times what many fast food workers earn in the US. And says ...Be the first to comment
10/30/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday Listen to this entire show:
Debbie Dooley, national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots , co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party, and now the leader of the Green Tea Coalition, a coalition of progressives and conservatives fighting for alternative energy in Georgia and now in Florida.
Dooley has been making more appearances in Florida as she helps introduce her new group, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, to the Sunshine State. On the Last Call, she talked about the beginnings of the national Tea Party, and how her a...Be the first to comment
10/30/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Tags: Greenlight Pinellas
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei opens the phone lines to let listeners weigh in on the Greenlight Pinellas debate.Be the first to comment
10/30/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View Listen to this entire show:
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...Be the first to comment
10/29/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday) Listen to this entire show:
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....Be the first to comment
10/29/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
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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10/28/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday Listen to this entire show:
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 ...Be the first to comment
Long time TV news anchorman honored by The Poynter Institute and Human Rights activist discusses his efforts in East Africa listen10/28/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday) Listen to this entire show:
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...Be the first to comment
Florida Director of The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says Duke Energy wants to end conservation goals listen10/27/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday Listen to this entire show:
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...Be the first to comment