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Rick Scott's Spanish radio ad scores a GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!! listen

06/20/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Michelle Bachman, Last Call, Janelle Irwin, jobs, Charlie Crist

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Callers weigh in on a conservative Christian conference and a new Rick Scott Add.

Here's the translated transcript:

ANNOUNCER #1: We are at the beginning of this extremely important match for Florida.

ANNOUNCER #2: On one end, Charlie Crist, who abandoned us as Governor when things got difficult. On the other end the current governor, Rick Scott, who keeps working to get the state's economy on the right track.

ANNOUNCER #1 : Crist is issued a red card ... (Whistle blows) ... For ...

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Sydney White out as WMNF general manager listen

06/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: wmnf, Media, radio

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The general manager of WMNF for the last two years is no longer with the station. WMNF board of directors president Nancy Johnson made the announcement today in an email. In an interview WMNF News asked her about it.

“Our general manager for the past two years, since 2012, has been Dr. Sydney White. Dr. Sydney White came from a vast background in the media industry with a lot of fresh ideas we’ve been so grateful for.

“He has not met the needs of WMNF. Therefore we will have an interi...

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Hidden Cash St. Pete wants you to find a $100 bill and pay it forward listen

06/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Hidden Cash, St. Pete, philanthropy

Somebody is going to hide a $100 bill in St. Petersburg this weekend.

It’s part of a trend called “hidden cash.” The Hidden Cash St. Pete group sends out clues on Twitter about where to find the money. But they want to be anonymous..

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VIDEO: St. Pete residents get to weigh in on new police chief listen

06/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Melanie Bevan, Thaddeus Reddish, Jerry Geier, Terrence Pierce, St. Pete Police, Rick Kriseman

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There’s about to be a new chief in town. The city of St. Pete is expected to choose a new head of its police department sometime within the next few weeks. Citizens had the chance to interview the four finalists for the job during a meet and greet Thursday night.

Of the short list, only one candidate is from the St. Petersburg Police Department. That’s Assistant Chief Melanie Bevan.

“We need to rebuild the culture of the police department. I’m not even going to tell you anymore, but I ...

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Ithaca Professor, Jeff Cohen discusses media coverage of the current situation in Iraq listen

06/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Jeff Cohen, RootsAction

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei talks about media coverage of the current situation in Iraq with Jeff Cohen director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College and cofounder of the online activism group RootsAction.org. Jeff was one of the co-founders of the media watch group- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

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Southern Gothic Comedy listen

06/20/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: Caroline Jett, Karla Hartley, Rosemary Orlando, The Sugar Bean Sisters

Caroline Jett, Karla Hartley and Rosemary Orlando talk about (and do a scene from) the dark comedy set in the Florida swampland. Just the usual, you know, alligators, aliens, Disney.

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Five public meetings planned for St. Pete Pier listen

06/19/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: St. Pete, pier, downtown st. pete, Rick Kriseman, Ben Kirby

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The city of St. Pete is asking for the public’s help designing a new pier. The first of 5 public meetings kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. at Child’s Park Recreation Center on the Southside. the city’s Ben Kirby is the city's communications director.

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USF grad students want more take home pay listen

06/19/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: USF, grad students, PhD, wages, collective bargaining, Student Loans, education

The USF graduate student union will start collective bargaining talks with the university Friday. Graduate Assistants United wants certain fees waived to increase the amount of take home pay students make teaching classes while pursuing advanced degrees. Josh Lenes and Megan Flocken are co-presidents of the group.

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Resident pushes back against Clearwater plan to move Countryside public library listen

06/19/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: libraries, Clearwater

There are plans for a public library in Clearwater to move to a nearby park, but some residents are fighting the plan. Margaret Mann wants the Clearwater Public Library System to keep the Countryside library where it is.

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The history behind Juneteenth and documentary, Freedom Summer details 10 important weeks of civil rights in 1964 listen

06/19/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: juneteenth, NIKKI GIOVANNI, GWENDOLYN ZOHARAH SIMMONS, Freedom Summer

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From a Woman's POV feels privileged for all of us to celebrate Juneteenth and to speak with NIKKI GIOVANNI on this day. It took months for the message of the proclamation to spread through the land, but as NIKKI GIOVANNI, the shows first guest, says in her poem “The American Vision of Abraham Lincoln on the Lincoln Memorial”

At this moment

Resting in the comfort of the statue Of the 16th president of the United States Missing An equally impressi...

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