News & Public Affairs

search:

La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill talks local, state and national politics listen

03/06/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: La Gaceta, Joe O'Neill, Martin St. Louis, Cuba, DNC, Bob Buckhorn

The CD13 race is next Tuesday. La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill, gives his take on what's been going on in that Pinellas County race. He also weighs in on Bob Buckhorn rejecting a bid to host the Democratic National Convention, Charlie Crist discussing his support for ending the sanctions against Cuba, and even why former Tampa Bay Lightning star Martin St. Louis is no longer playing in Tampa.

Be the first to comment

ACLU staffer pushes for Floridan ex-felons to regain civil rights and new developments in the search for an aids cure

03/06/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Joyce Hamilton Henry, Nathalia Holt, HIV, AIDS

Medium_786

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with a local ACLU staffer who is in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN Human Rights Council testifying about how hard it is for ex-felons to have their civil rights restored in the US.. Joyce Hamilton Henry is mid-Florida regional director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Ex felons must apply to the Florida Cabinet to have their civil rights restored. It affects voting and professional licensing. According to the ACLU, 23 percent of Florida's black ...

Be the first to comment

A Pre-Celebration of International Women’s Day listen

03/06/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Medea Benjamin, Alli McCracken, Outstanding Doc Films, International Women’s Day

Medium_shedocs_shrbl_img_goodcountypeople

Brutally Injured, MEDEA BENJAMIN deported to Turkey and then to US

Three members of an international delegation attempting to travel through Egypt to visit Gaza for International Women’s Day were denied entry and deported from Egypt on March 4 and 5. The women include Northern Ireland Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire (who has been a guest on this show), American human rights campaigner Medea Benjamin, and Northern Ireland human rights advocate Anne Patterson.

“We were...

Be the first to comment

First Amendment advocate Joe Redner talks about Politics listen

03/05/14 Warren Elly and Joe Redner
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Joe Redner, Jolly Sink Race, Rick Scott

Medium_screen_shot_2014-03-13_at_9.25.48_am

Today on the Last Call, Warren Elly interviews Tampa free speech advocate, businessman and entrepreneur Joe Redner about politics.

Be the first to comment

Hillsborough will try to lure The Infiltrator film with $250K subsidy listen

03/05/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Tampa, film, Movies, IIFA, Hillsborough County Commission, subsidies

The Hillsborough County Commission is going into show business. Wednesday the board committed a quarter of a million dollars in subsidies to lure a feature film called The Infiltrator. It’s based on a non-fiction book set mainly in Tampa by a local author who worked for the Drug Enforcement agency investigating banks laundering money for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.

Commissioner Ken Hagan says the county’s financial incentive to snare the film is about a third of what was originally d...

Be the first to comment

Battle between brain injury treatment facility and Phosphate company listen

03/05/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Joseph Brennick

Medium_photo-1

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with the president of the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Joseph Brennick. In Hardee County, directly east of Sarasota, a facility that treats patients with severe brain injury is threatened by phosphate mining.

Listen to the entire show above.

2 comments

Progressive activists rally in Ybor City for Florida legislative changes listen

03/05/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Awake the State, Awake Tampa, Education reform, school choice, Medicaid expansion, restoration of rights, 2014 legislative session

Medium_awake_the_state

About 75 people from groups representing about a half dozen interests rallied on the first day of the legislative session in support of social issues. Awake the State organizers demanded changes to things like healthcare and poverty during a three hour rally Tuesday in Ybor City’s Centennial Park.

Just hours after Florida Governor Rick Scott gave his annual State of the State Address in Tallahassee, activists were already responding to some of the issues he didn’t talk about. One is feder...

Be the first to comment

Sha Na Na's Bowzer records robocall song for Alex Sink listen

03/04/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, elections, Bill Young, Lucas Overby, FL13, Sha Na Na

There’s just one week left in the Pinellas County special election for Congress to replace the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young.

Democrat Alex Sink’s campaign picked up a celebrity endorsement today when Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of Sha Na Na recorded a song targeting seniors via robocalls.

"Hi, this is John "Bowzer" Bauman formerly of Sha Na Na, calling on behalf of Alex Sink for Congress with an important message for senior voters. You know, I love the music of the Fifties but that does not mean...

Be the first to comment

2014 Florida State of the State address sounds like Rick Scott campaign speech listen

03/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, Nan Rich, 2014 legislative session, public education, State of the State, immigration reform, school vouchers, Medicaid

Medium_rick_scott_2012_april_rampello_k-8_school_bill_signing_ji

Florida Governor Rick dropped some not-so-subtle digs at former Governor Charlie Crist during the State of the State address Tuesday. The 30-minute speech sounded like an election-year campaign stump.



The race for the governor’s mansion is expected to...

Be the first to comment

Governor Rick Scott's State of the State address listen

03/04/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Governor Rick Scott, Florida

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei plays Governor Rick Scott's State of the State address. Before the speech, Rob takes listener calls to hear comments on state policies and the governor's leadership.

Listen to the entire show above.

Be the first to comment

Healthy State Local Journalism Center