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Graffiti art is changing the face of Miami's Wynwood neighborhood listen

12/20/12 Lenka Davis and Christopher Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The sound of a graffiti artist’s can of spray paint may mean different things to different people. For people in the Wynwood and Overtown districts of Miami, it is the sound of the inner and outer transformation of their neighborhood.

Rob Fogel is a graffiti artist painting a mural on the border between the two districts. It is the middle of the night, but police spotlights are lighting up the wall, so Fogle carries on painting. But, the police are not here to help him finish his mural...

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Food Not Bombs volunteers share food in downtown Tampa park despite legal concerns listen

12/18/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Volunteers with the group Food Not Bombs served breakfast to people in Gaslight Square in downtown Tampa Tuesday. The group has been feeding people in the city for years, but this particular routine started last week and will continue every Tuesday through the holidays.

“Well, we have sweet potatoes, oatmeal and bagels.”

That could change next week though. Thích Giác Ngô, a Buddhist monk with Food Not Bombs said the group gets most of their food from places who are about to t...

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Tampa gets $30 million HUD grant for Encore development listen

12/13/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was awarding a $30 million grant to the Tampa Housing Authority to help fund the Encore project in downtown Tampa and nearby communities.

In a conference call, U.S. Representative Kathy Castor said Tampa’s grant is the largest of the four awarded through HUD’s [Choice Neighborhood Initiative](http://portal.hud.go...

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Tampa City Council to workshop pros and cons of Republican convention surveillance cameras in August 2013 listen

12/06/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday Tampa City Council approved changes to an ordinance reinforcing that it would be a crime for Tampa Police to use surveillance cameras purchased for the Republican convention for unauthorized peeping on residents inside their homes. But they put off a decision about whether the cameras will be a permanent part of the city’s landscape. There’s been ongoing friction between council and the mayor’s administration about who has the authority to authorize deployment of the cameras. T...

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New Downtown Open Air Market Opens in Tampa; Gen. Petraeus Secretly Recorded

12/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear a tape recording of a Fox News consultant conveying a suggestion to Gen. David Petraeus last year that he should consider running for President. But first- The Tampa Downtown Sunday Market is now open and running each Sunday from 10 to 3 on North Franklin Street, between Twiggs and Polk Streets. The market offers a wide selection of local produce, gulf fish, artisan breads, fresh eggs and cheese and fresh squee...

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Occupy Tampa member arrested for writing in chalk on sidewalk challenges the charges listen

11/20/12 Lisa Kauffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In May an Occupy Tampa member was arrested for writing in chalk on the sidewalk outside the Bank of America building in downtown. Nathan Schwartz had a pretrial hearing at the Hillsborough County Courthouse Monday afternoon.

Schwartz is challenging his arrest because he thinks chalking is just exercising First Amendment rights.

“There was the clean zone ordinance that was getting passed, the event zone ordinance that got passed by city counci...

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Live report from Occupy Tampa's first anniversary celebration listen

10/01/12 Seán Kinane and Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week was the one-year anniversary of Occupy Tampa’s first gathering and they’re celebrating today with marches, sign-waving and a general assembly in downtown.

WMNF’s Janelle Irwin is live on the scene at Gaslight Square.

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Activist says Charlotte much more welcoming to visitors than Tampa during political conventions listen

09/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Democratic National Convention ended late Thursday night, and with it the protests.

Tampa Bay area protesters who had traveled to Charlotte began arriving home Friday morning.

“Very much a night and day difference between Tampa and Charlotte. Tampa seemed to be a definite police state. They didn’t want anybody in there. It was not a friendly place to be, it was not a welcoming place to be. Charlotte was all inclusive. It was welcoming and inviting. You could interact with the...

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New Book By Paul Guzzo Covers Castro, Bolita, Organized Crime and Mass Murder in Tampa

09/04/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Paul Guzzo who has written a new book about Tampa called THE DARKSIDE OF SUNSHINE:Murder, Mayhem,Militias,Marijuana, Mafia and the Mons: A Century of Infamy in the City of Tampa.

Later we'll talk with Michael Van Sickler a staff writer at the Tampa Bay Times about [his article in today's TBT](http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/atmosphere-in-charlotte-more-free-fun-th...

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Colonel Ann Wright talks about her involvement with Code Pink

08/30/12 Colonel Ann Wright/Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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One of the most notable groups to come to Tampa to protest during the Republican National Convention was Code Pink. Members participated in numerous demonstrations calling for an end to US military involvement and women's rights. Colonel Ann Wright is a retired 20 year military office who opened the first US Embassy in Afghanistan and then resigned in frustration over the Iraq war. She spent the next two decades in the US...

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