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Consumer advocates asking Publix to label GMO foods listen

03/12/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: PIRG, Florida PIRG, Dalyn Houser, GMO, food, Publix

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Last week we told you about a bill in the Florida legislature to require labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms and about opposition to that legislation. We interviewed Dalyn Houser, a program associate with Florida PIRG who is organizing support for the bill requiring labeling of GMO foods.

"GMOs are genetically modified organisms and these are seeds that grow our food that we eat and they have the DNA of the seed has been altered in some way. So, for instance, you can cro...

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Republican David Jolly wins vacant Pinellas Congressional seat listen

03/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Lucas Overby, Obama Care, Affordable Care Act, Bill Young VA Medical Center, MacDill Air Force Base, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian

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Republican David Jolly won the closely-watched special election in Pinellas County Tuesday.The crowded room at a hotel on Sand Key was humming with supporters savoring a win over Democrat Alex Sink and Libertarian Lucas Overby.

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Enrollment experts discuss signing up for the Affordable Care Act listen

03/12/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Affordable Care Act, Kristen Nash, Melanie Hall, Louisa McQueeney

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Florida is one of the few states on track to meet White House projections for enrollment in health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Yesterday, Health and Human Services officials released data showing that more than 442,000 Floridians have signed up for plans since October. That's not far from the Obama administration's target goal of 477,000 for the end of March- which is the deadline for signing up for the ACA.

But many people still have not signed up and have questions about signing...

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Bill Nelson warns Senate about effects of climate change and sea level rise on Florida listen

03/11/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: climate change, sea level rise, global warming, Senate, Bill Nelson, Florida

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Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction.

More than two dozen speakers agreed with each other about the need to act on climate change. Republican naysayers largely stayed away, suggesting hours earlier that regulation would cost Americans jobs in a sluggish economy.

The last speaker was Bill Nelson (D-FL), who said he was "batting cleanup" because of how devastating sea level ...

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Critics of Florida listen

03/11/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Unemployment, CONNECT, Lisa Montelione

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Critics of Florida

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Workers' rights rally at Tampa Whole Foods store listen

03/11/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Whole Foods, minimum wage, worker's rights, Chicago, Tampa, Rhiannon Broschat, union, unionize

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A day long rally was held last Saturday, International Women

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Radioactivity takes listener calls listen

03/11/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Ukraine

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei opens up the phone lines to take listener calls on local, national and international news.

The following BBC story was also aired on the show:

BCC Newsnight:

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Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth discusses 13th Congressional District race listen

03/10/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Daniel Ruth, Tampa Bay Times columnist

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Rob Lorei interviews Tampa Bay Times columnist, Daniel Ruth. They discussed the 13th Congressional District race; the Florida Governor's race and the power of big business money in Tallahassee.

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Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster listen

03/10/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Fukushima, nuclear accident, Japan, radiation leaks, Union of Concerned Scientists, Edwin Lyman, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima Japan.

On March 11th a giant earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan.

More than 20,000 people were killed or injured.

There were six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai

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Pinellas Congressional candidate Alex Sink gets in last-minute campaign push listen

03/10/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Lucas Overby, Bill Young, Congress, Pinellas County, CD 13

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Candidates are winding up their campaigns for Pinellas County

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