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Fast Food workers in Denmark paid two and half times more than American wage workers and Investigative reporter discusses new voter purge listen

10/31/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Tags: Denmark for fast food workers, fast food workers, purge voters

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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 ...

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Green Tea Coalition leader Debbie Dooley makes the conservative argument for solar power listen

10/30/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Debbie Dooley, tea party, Conservatives for Energy Freedom

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...

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Radioactivity listeners weigh in on Greenlight Pinellas listen

10/30/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Greenlight Pinellas

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei opens the phone lines to let listeners weigh in on the Greenlight Pinellas debate.

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From A Woman's POV covers the importance of women voting this election season listen

10/30/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: VOTE, TERRY O’NEILL, women issues, women vote, women rights

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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...

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Radioactivity features a debate over transportation in Pinellas County listen

10/29/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Greenlight Pinellas, Pinellas voters, Transportation, Kyle Parks, John Burgess

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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....

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Green Party activist wants Tampa to do away with free single-use plastic bags listen

10/29/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: plastic, plastic bags, pollution, Green Party

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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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Pinellas County Commission race tight between Gerard and Hooper: poll listen

10/28/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: elections, Pinellas County, Ed Hooper, Pat Gerard, Polls

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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 ...

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Long time TV news anchorman honored by The Poynter Institute and Human Rights activist discusses his efforts in East Africa listen

10/28/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: John Wilson, Tim Franklin, David Zarembka

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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...

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Florida Director of The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says Duke Energy wants to end conservation goals listen

10/27/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Susan Glickman, Duke Energy

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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...

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Recycle Day Tampa Bay listen

10/27/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is coming up in November. Sustainable Living covers recycling here in the Tampa Bay area with three guests that are involved with local recycling, plus they’re Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful partners, one of the best local environmental stewardship groups. Our guests were Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Development and Community Relations Director Pat DePlasco, the Director for Hillsborough County’s Solid Waste Department Kim Byers and the Gove...

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