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Report from Sunday's massive climate march in NYC listen

09/22/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

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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'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.

Previous WMNF News coverage:

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Why do consumers lose at the Florida PSC?

09/17/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Nancy Argenziano, Florida Public Service Commission

Today on Last Call Rob Lorei fills in for Warren Elly and interviews Nancy Argenziano who is a former member of the Florida Public Service Commission and a former Republican member of the state legisilature. She discussed why utility companies have so much more influence now over rate decisions by the Florida Public Service Commission. She also talked about why consumers and b...

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Science Historian explains the findings of Copernicus and his contribution to early modern science

09/17/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Nicolaus Copernicus, Robert Westman, The Real News Network, ISIS

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In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus publicly defended his hypothesis that the earth is a planet revolving together with five other planets around a stationary sun. Historians often describe Copernicus’s proposal as the beginning of the Scientific Revolution. But why did Copernicus make this bold proposal? And why did it matter?

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Historian Robert Westman, professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego about this top...

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Army reservist sues Gov. Scott saying he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan listen

09/17/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, labor, lawsuit, Iraq, Afghanistan, Florida

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An Army reservist is suing the administration of Florida Governor Rick Scott because he claims he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan. Master Sergeant Walter Kreitlow had been employed in law enforcement since 1989. But he says on his third overseas deployment he was terminated from his position with the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In a conference call with reporters this morning, Kreitlow’s attorney Thomas Dickens said in doing so, the Scott ...

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Hillsborough County moves ahead with domestic partner registry listen

09/17/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Kevin Beckner, LGBT, domestic partnership registry, Domestic Partner Registry, Hillsborough County, Tampa

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Hillsborough County is one step closer to instituting a Domestic Partner Registry, where couples can sign up for legal protections, regardless of their marital status -- the commission voted unanimously Wednesday morning to move forward, after some discussion and public comment.

The proposal was introduced by Commissioner Kevin Beckner.

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