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

11/21/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Joe O'Neill, La Gaceta, Tampa Tribune, President Obama

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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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Director of refugee services group discusses treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants

11/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: immigration, Cuabn immigrants, Hirma A. Ruiz

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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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SDS wants USF to end its association with CENTCOM listen

11/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: SDS, USF, Tampa, CENTCOM, MacDill Air Force Base, education

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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.

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

11/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Alan Cohn, Florida's 15th congressional district, mid-term election

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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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Disston Heights Civic Association hosts a DIY festival listen

11/18/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: The Disston Heights Civic Association, Alex Duensing, Richard McDaniel

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Alex Duensing and Richard McDaniel of The Disston Heights Civic Association joined Radioactivity to discuss their upcoming DIY festival.

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New documentary exposes the realities of America's farmworkers

11/17/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Food Chains, CIW, Farmworker Alliance

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Joe Parker of the Student / Farmworker Alliance and CIW member Wilson Perez about the nationwide premiere of the the feature-length film, Food Chains , which debuts in Tampa on 11/21 at AMC Veterans 12. Shot mostly in the I-4 corridor, the film chronicles the realities of our nation's farmworkers and follows the CIW's Campaign for Fair Food as a model of hope for a food system base...

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Top political reporters in Florida discuss the elections and the state of journalism

11/14/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Steve Bousquet, William March, Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Tribune

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Today on Radioactivity two of the top political reporters in the state, Steve Bousquet the Tallahassee Bureau Chief of the Tampa Bay Times and William March who was (until this week) the top political reporter at The Tampa Tribune join Rob Lorei to discuss the elections, the internal divisions in the Florida Democratic Party and the state of journalism.

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

11/13/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Franco Ripple, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, Greenlight Pinellas, Florida Democratic Party

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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Artist Guy Harvey previews fisheries symposium in St. Pete listen

11/13/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: fisheries, Guy Harvey, University of South Florida, USF, USF St. Pete, St. Petersburg, science, Florida Institute of Oceanography

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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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St. Petersburg earns top score on an index of LGBT equality listen

11/12/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: St. Pete, St. Petersburg, LGBT, equality florida, Rick Kriseman, Human Rights Campaign, equality, human rights, WMNF News

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St. Petersburg has earned the highest score in a rating of human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

St. Pete scored a 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

Mayor Rick Kriseman acknowledged the city’s LGBTQ liaison, Robert Danielson, as he announced the rating Wednesday morning ...

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