News & Public Affairs01/20/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health Listen to this entire show:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on WMNF!
First we talked with a local community organizer with the Service International Union. Kofi Hunt talked about his community efforts in Pinellas County and about what Dr. King has meant to him. Next, we had Chioke Lanson, a philosopher and radio producer, currently teaching philosophy at Spelman College in Atlanta. His main area of study is humanitarianism. He has been to Africa multiple times studying the activity of NGOs; in his travels and his...1 comments
Democrats Perry Thurston and George Sheldon take similar policy stance as they look to unseat Attorney General Pam Bondi listen01/17/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
Two Florida Democrats are facing off for the chance to unseat Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi. Former Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon and current South Florida Representative Perry Thurston agreed on issues surrounding Florida policies like the controversial Stand Your Ground law.
As residents in the Tampa Bay area are buzzing over whether or not that defense can be used in the Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting that left one man dead after an argument ...Be the first to comment
01/17/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday Listen to this entire show:
A 43-year old man is dead after an argument over texting in a Wesley Chapel movie theater.
71-year old Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa cop, pulled the trigger.
Reports in the days since the shooting have suggested Reeves may have a personality disorder. There is also speculation that the shooter may use the state's Stand Your Ground law as a possible defense. Reeves has said he felt threatened.
Chad Oulson, the victim, was allegedly texting a babysitter during the previews when Reeves...1 comments
01/17/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday) Listen to this entire show:
Tags: Stephen Nohlgreen
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei explores the efforts to get medical marijuana on the ballot this year in Florida with Tampa Bay Times reporter, Stephen Nohlgreen who has been closely covering the issue.
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01/17/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
Tampa Bay Times reporter Katie L. Sanders joined the program to review recent findings by the paper's new PunditFact team, an offshoot of the Pulitzer Prize winning PolitiFact brand.Be the first to comment
01/16/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is saying no to illegal guns in his city.
During a press conference Thursday at City Hall, Kriseman signed a pledge to crack down on people who own or sell weapons under the legal radar.
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“We need to change the culture that exists in this community. We need to change the culture regarding illegal guns and regarding gun violence. We want people to come to this city. We encourage people to come to this city, but if you’re coming to this city with an ill...
01/16/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei interviews a real life character in the film Inside Llewyn Davis. Llewyn Davis is loosely based on folk singer Dave Van Ronk. The character is depicted with a couple called "Jim and Jean" performing at a club called The Gaslight in lower Manhattan. Although the directors of the film (the Coen Brothers) say the characters in the film are fictitious, there really was a Jim and Jean who recorded four albums and were active in the Village folk scene in the 1960'...7 comments
Report reveals one out of three women living close to poverty lines and Alisa Simmons discusses the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement listen01/16/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View Listen to this entire show:
This week on From a Woman’s POV the following topics were covered:
How can this be -- one out of three women living on the brink or in poverty? And this is a time when 2/3 of the primary or co-breadwinners in the family are women. “The Shriver Report – A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink”, a study by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress was released this week. SHARON BARON, Poverty Division, Center for American Progress , discusses th...Be the first to comment
01/15/14 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
The real Jordan Belfort, the crooked penny stock broker, served only 22 months in federal prison for fraud and money laundering.
On today's Last Call we ask how the LARGER THAN LIFE film The Wolf of Wall Street match reality?
Are people like Dicaprio portrayed in Wolf still out there?
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01/15/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
Former lobbyist David Jolly won the Republican primary for Pinellas County’s Congressional district. The seat was vacated in October when 43-year incumbent Bill Young passed away. During his acceptance speech Tuesday night at the Marriott Hotel in the Carillon business district, Jolly emphasized his relationship with Young, who he used to work for.
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“I stand here tonight as a Pinellas County Bill Young Republican. A Bill Young Republican that knows in Washington D.C. we have a spending pro...