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Tampa protesters pass out "#ShadyRick Hand Sanitizer" at Rick Scott fundraiser listen

09/16/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

Tags: Rick Scott, Awake the State, Awake Pinellas, Awake Tampa, SEIU, unions, Florida for All, high-speed rail, Sabal Trail Pipeline, All Aboard Florida, Tampa

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Florida Governor Rick Scott is attending a fundraiser Tuesday evening in Tampa; and outside, protesters will be handing out hand sanitizers they say will help keep peoples hands free of dirty politics.

WMNF interviewed Ana Tinsly, a spokesperson for Florida for All, one of the groups organizing what they’re calling the “#ShadyRick Hand Sanitizers” protest.

The protest begins at 5:30 p.m. at The Oxford Exchange, 420 West Kennedy Boulevard.

Other organizers include Awake Pinellas, Aw...

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On eve of presidential visit to CENTCOM, Joint Chiefs chair warns of generational struggle listen

09/16/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

Tags: Tampa, ISIL, Iraq, ISIS, IS, Islamic State, Syria, Barack Obama, MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama is heading to Tampa Tuesday and will meet Wednesday morning with leaders of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base to review strategies for the expanding war in Iraq and Syria.

Joining him will be Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who said Tuesday the U.S. is “at war with ISIL as we are with Al Qaeda.”

Hagel spoke in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Committee also questioned General Martin Dempsey, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He says...

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Legal aid societies funding being cut around the state

09/16/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Kent R. Spuhler, Florida Legal Services

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Today Radioactivity goes over how legal aid societies around the state- non-profit groups that provide legal services to low income people are being decimated.

Around the state when a low income person needs legal help with a civil issue- housing, employment, divorce, immigration, foreclosure or dozens of other legal matters they can turn to legal services. But legal aid societies funding is being cut. There is no guaranteed source of state funding. Here in Florida there are only 386 prac...

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Sustainable Living show discusses the use of electric cars and the Drive Electric Tampa Bay event listen

09/15/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Drive Electric Day, Phil Compton

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Today’s Sustainable Living program talked about an event taking place this Saturday, September 20th in Oldsmar called Drive Electric Tampa Bay. One of the sponsors of the event is the Tampa Bay Sierra Club, and joining us from their Planning Committee for the Drive Electric Day was Tom Krumreich, and Phil Compton. Also joining us were Kim and Jamie Robe, a local couple that drive two electric vehicles as their only transportation. They lease a Nissan Leaf and a Chevy Volt and have [blog](ht...

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High-profile defendants speak out about entrapment, preemptive prosecution and solitary confinement post 9/11 listen

09/15/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Nahla al-Arian, Sami Al-Arian, Hatem Fariz, USF, Ibragim Todashev, Sami Osmakac, Elena Teyer, Communications Management Unit, entrapment, solitary confinement

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People who have had their lives changed from investigations in the time since 9/11 spoke out Saturday in Tampa against what they’re calling entrapment by law enforcement, preemptive prosecution and hyper-restrictive solitary confinement. Several high-profile defendants and their relatives discussed their personal struggles in light of the war on terror. The common thread connecting all the speakers was overreach by the US justice system.

Nearly 60 people crammed into a chapel at the First ...

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WMNF listeners weigh in on President Obama's call for US military escalation against Iraq listen

09/15/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: ISIS, US military

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Today on Radioactivity we discuss the President's speech last week calling for US military involvement against ISIS. We'll hear from a spokesperson for WIN WITHOUT WAR- a coalition against escalation. Rob Lorei also shares an excerpt from the following interview yesterday on Fox News with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham who wants more US military involvement.

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Pulitzer-winning Sonia Nazario speaks at Eckerd College about ongoing child refugee crisis listen

09/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Sonia Nazario, Lourdes Flores, Enrique's Journey, immigration, Honduras, incarceration, prisons, Eckerd Collge, drug war, refugee, migrant

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Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of the book, Enrique’s Journey, spoke at Eckerd College Thursday night about the ongoing child refugee crisis. It was the first time that Nazario, and Enrique’s mother, Lourdes Flores, spoke to an audience together. They focused on the harsh realities, misconceptions and solutions to the crisis in Central and North America.

The auditorium was packed to capacity with 600 people. Some in the audience were Eckerd College freshman, who...

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The connection between U.S. and Saudi relations during 9/11 Part 2 listen

09/12/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: The Real News Network, Paul Graham, 9/11

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Radioactivity we’ll hear part two of an interview that former US Senator Bob Graham gave a few months ago about the Saudi connection to 9/11.

Yesterday, on the anniversary of 9/11 we carried part one. In it Senator Graham told Paul Jay of the Real News Network that as co-chairman of the Congressional investigation into 9/11 investigators uncovered information about who funded the 9/11 hijackers, that there were strong indications that Saudi Arabia was involved and that the US government ...

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Hillsborough Sheriff to stop ICE holds of undocumented immigrants listen

09/11/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: immigration, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Raices en Tampa, Marisol Marquez, Catherine Lim, WMNF News, Seán Kinane

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According to an Associated Press analysis of Homeland Security Department data, the agency is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

But even immigrants who are not destined to be immediately deported are often detained by local law enforcement departments. But the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is changing its policy and will no longer detain immigrants being investigated for deportation.

It’s an issue that has been brought to the forefront by a ...

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Assessing the new U.S. war in Iraq & Syria listen

09/11/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria, President Obama

On Wednesday night, President Obama addressed the nation to discuss his new plan to try to stifle ISIS (or ISIL) by attacking from the air in Iraq & Syria, and work with fighters on the ground working against those terrorist groups. We opened the phones for discussion.

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