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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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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn addresses Republican convention listen

08/28/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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After a one-day delay because of Isaac, the Republican National Convention kicked off in earnest this afternoon in Tampa. One of the speakers in the first hour was Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn who gave a brief welcome to the delegates.

Here's the text as prepared:

To Chairman Priebus and to my fellow Americans who have traveled from every corner of this great country to be in Tampa today, thank you for the honor to be hosting the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Your faith and trus...

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A few alternative events during this week's Republican convention listen

08/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There are a lot of events coming up during the rest of the week while the Republican Convention is in town.

On Saturday at Occupy Tampa’s Voice of Freedom Park I asked local activist Jimmy Dunson about some of the things he’s helping to organize.

One is the Really, Really Free Market. Another is Fix Sh*t Up.

"Tell us what some events are that are coming up after Monday."

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Protesters in Tampa march on the RNC with a host of complaints listen

08/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Hundreds of activists rallied at a park in downtown Tampa this morning against the Republican Party. After hearing from dozens of groups representing interests from healthcare to women’s rights, protesters marched through the streets of Tampa under tight police control. William Sloan, a Vietnam veteran, ignored the sweat cascading down his face to demand peace.

"Well first a foremost, I want an end to war."

He became emotional talking about his memories of all the killing he witnes...

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