New Film Depicts Disappearance of Wetlands in Southern Louisiana; and Mitt Romney Surrogate Discusses Economic Issues05/16/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up weâ€™ll talk with a surrogate for Mitt Romney. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in town today for several campaign events, but he wasnâ€™t able to make it over to WMNF. So weâ€™ll hear from a surrogate.
But first weâ€™ll talk about whatâ€™s happening to the shoreline in the upper Gulf of Mexico with
Filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman, Ted Hardin and Gulf Restoration Network's (GRN) Cathy Harrelson. They are here to talk about the film "Veins in the Gulf," which is showing tonight at Studio 620 in St. Petersburgâ€¦. FMI
Hereâ€™s an excerpt from the filmâ€™s trailerâ€¦..
Republican candidate Mitt Romney is in the Tampa Bay area today. He spoke this morning in St. Petersburg. In about a half hour heâ€™ll be holding a $10,000 a person meet and greet at the Avila Country Club. And later heâ€™ll speak at a luncheon at Avila--- where the ticket price is $2500 per personâ€¦â€¦
The Romney campaign offered a surrogate to WMNF in place of having an actual interview with the former Massachusetts Governor and Bain Capital executive. The surrogate is incoming Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford who is a Republican from Pasco County. With the news yesterday that JP Morganâ€™s chief executive Jamie Dimon will get a pay increaseâ€”despite the fact the company announced last week that it had lost $2 Billion dollars in risky derivatives tradingâ€”I asked Weatherford whether we needed more regulation of banksâ€”to prevent them from gambling money on derivatives.
Right after this interview will open the phone lines for your comments.