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

03/04/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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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...

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

03/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, Nan Rich, 2014 legislative session, public education, State of the State, immigration reform, school vouchers, Medicaid

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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...

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Governor Rick Scott's State of the State address listen

03/04/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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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.

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Author Claire Conner's book examines the John Birch Society

03/03/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Claire Conner, Wrapped in the Flag

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei talks with Claire Conner about her book Wrapped in the Flag. The book examines growing up in a prominent John Birch Society(JBS) family in Chicago in the 1950s and 60s.

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U.S. Congressional District 13 candidates debate listen

03/03/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Alex Sink, Lucas Overby, David Jolly, Congressional District 13

Today on The Last Call, Rob Lorei plays a debate with the three candidates running for Congressional district 13 in Pinellas County- Democrat Alex Sink, Libertarian Lucas Overby and Republican David Jolly.

This debate aired last Friday night on WEDU-TV and is the last debate the candidates will have before the election- a week from tomorrow. We’ll hear the debate and then open the phone lines and have you tell us what you thought of what the candidates had to say.

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What are black holes and did Stephen Hawking say they don't exist? listen

03/03/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: astronomy, space, black holes, National Geographic, Stephen Hawking, time travel, science, physics

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In January, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking ignited a minor controversy when he wrote “there are no black holes.”

The statement was latched onto by some in the media, but it likely was taken out of context.

WMNF spoke about black holes with Michael Finkel, a writer for National Geographic ma...

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Growing Vegetables listen

03/03/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: HEART Ministry Training Institute

Our guests today on the Sustainable Living Show on WMNF 88.5FM include the Agriculture Manager at the HEART Ministry Training Institute (Lake Wales, FL), Josh Jamison and former Hillsborough County Extension Agent now Associate Professor & Extension Specialist for UF/IFAS, Sydney Park Brown. We will be discussing home vegetable gardening.

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Youth program leaders fight to save historical homes at Tampa park listen

03/03/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Community Stepping Stones, The Moses House, Sulphur Springs, Mann Wagnon Park, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Les Miller

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Some volunteers with youth programs at a riverfront park in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood of Tampa are fighting to save their historical offices even though the Hillsborough County plans to fund the construction of a new multi-use building. Sigrid Tidmore is the executive director for Community Stepping Stones that runs out of a nearly 100-year old home at Mann Wagnon Park.

“The most environmentally destructive thing we can do is take functional buildings and throw them into landfills...

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Money in politics: legal experts contemplate the four years since Citizens United ruling listen

02/28/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Citizens United, money in politics, Campaign contributions, dark money, super PAC, 501(c)4

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It’s been four years since the Supreme Court’s ruling on Citizens United allowed corporations and wealthy individuals to contribute unlimited money to political campaigns. During a symposium at Stetson University College of Law Friday, panels of law professors and other professionals took a look at how the political climate has changed since the landmark decision.

Citizens United led to the creation of Super PACs – political action committees that collect funds from wealthy donors and spen...

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Occupy Tampa will demonstrate outside downtown park overnight listen

02/28/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Occupy Tampa, Occupy Wall Street, Gasparilla, Tampa

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Occupy Tampa is back -- or, rather, they want you to know they’ve never left. Those are some of the messages Occupy Tampa will be bringing back to the streets of downtown Tampa tonight in their first overnight occupation of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park since 2012.

One of the organizers of what they’re calling Occupy on the Rise is Kenneth Montigny, who is also with a group called [Anarc...

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