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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

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.

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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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Tags: St. Pete for Peace

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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.

http://stpeteforpeace.org/factsheets/20%20Ways%20Obama%20Betrayed%20World/20-ways.html

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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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Tampa activists protest Ferguson shooting, call attention to racism and police brutality listen

08/18/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: African American rights, police brute force, police brutality, protests, Ferguson, civil rights, racism

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The recent shooting and death of Ferguson, Missouri teenager, Michael Brown, has shaken the St. Louis suburb, as well as the African-American community’s sense of security around the nation. While police and protesters continued to clash in Ferguson, WMNF’s Crystal Farina reported on Tampa’s own demonstration over the weekend.

Around thirteen people gathered in front of The Tampa Police Department on 22nd St., near Ybor City.

“Hands up, don’t shoot.”

The crowd chanted what has b...

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Tampa Bay Times staff writers take a closer look into the life of Charlie Crist in their new article

08/15/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Tampa Bay Times, Adam C. Smith, Michael Kruse

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Last Sunday the Tampa Bay Times ran a lengthy article profiling Charlie Crist who is likely to be the Democratic candidate for governor this November. The profile is called KNOWING CHARLIE and it’s generated a lot of discussion for what it reveals about Charlie Crist’s work habits and his personal life. The reporters interviewed more than 100 people for the article- both supporters and detractors.

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Tampa Bay Times staff writers Adam C. Smith and M...

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Polk County's transit tax & Hillsborough County transit situation listen

08/15/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: HART, My Ride, Katharine Eagan, Tom Phillips

Polk County has a transit tax on this November's ballot, while Hillsborough County is closer to doing the same in 2016. On the program today was Tom Phillips from the Polk County Transit Agency, and Katharine Eagan, the interim director of HART.

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Was the U.S. founded by Christians? Author of new book Nature's God says no listen

08/14/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: NATURE’S GOD: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, Matthew Stewart

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with author Matthew Stewart about his new book NATURE’S GOD: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic. Stewart says that the country was founded by radical secularists, not Christians. The idea that the nation was founded on Christian religious beliefs is strongly held by televangelists and conservative Christians.

In his entertaining book, Nature’s God (Norton: July 2014), Matthew Stewart dispels the myth that our founding fathers were a gr...

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