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CD13 Libertarian Lucas Overby talks about the issues he's running on in Pinellas County special election listen

02/28/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: David Jolly, Alex Sink, Lucas Overby

There are three candidates on the ballot in the CD13 special election taking place on March 11- Democrat Alex Sink, Republican David Jolly and Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby. Overby appeared during the half-hour broadcast, talking about his platform and stance on the issues. He also took phone calls from curious and in some cases strong followers of his campaign.

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Bestselling author Lisa Bloom's new book takes an inside look at the Trayvon Martin story listen

02/28/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Suspicion Nation, Trayvon Martin, Lisa Bloom

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Rob Lorei talks with bestselling author and legal analyst for NBC, Lisa Bloom about her new book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It.

This week marks the second anniversary of the shooting death of an African American teen named Trayvon Martin in Sanford Florida. Bloom covered the trial last year of George Zimmerman for the killing of Martin. She says the prosecution ignored its best evidence, had poorly prepared witnesses and...

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Licenses For All Undocumented Immigrants listen

02/27/14 Ashley Whitney
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Driver's Lisences for Illegal Immigrants, Raices en Tampa

Many undocumented immigrants have been active members of our community for decades and have jobs and families. Immigrant’s rights group, Raices En Tampa’s founder, Marisol Marquez described how important it is for undocumented immigrants to have state sponsored driver’s licenses.

“About one-million undocumented immigrants in the state of Florida alone. They work in the fields. They come from different areas. They are migrant farm workers. They are already driving. All that separa...

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At USF Charlie Crist bashes Rick Scott over 2011 high-speed rail rejection listen

02/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, transit, rail, high-speed rail, Howard Frankland Bridge, USF, Tampa

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Former Governor Charlie Crist made a campaign stop at USF in Tampa Thursday in an effort to win back the governor’s mansion. Crist spoke to students urging them to vote in the university’s student body election.

Afterward he briefly spoke to reporters about plans for the aging Howard Frankland Bridge over Tampa Bay and how it should be used to further mass transit initiatives in the region. Crist said it would have been a great way to connect to high speed rail that was rejected by curren...

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Hillsborough homeless count now includes teens and young adults listen

02/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: homeless, Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative, Sandra Murman, poverty, homeless count, Lesa Weikel

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Volunteers are taking to the streets in Hillsborough throughout Thursday to tally the county’s homeless population. But this year the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative is expanding its search to what they call unaccompanied youth between 16 and 24 years old. Lesa Weikel is the community relations manager for that group.

“They’ve been kicked out of their house. Sometimes it’s because of sexuality. Sometimes they leave because of abuse. It’s almost always family issues, but they find ...

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Longtime WMNF bluegrass host Tom Henderson passes away listen

02/27/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: bluegrass, Tom Henderson, Randy Wind, wmnf, Tampa

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The WMNF family lost a valued long-time member Wednesday. Tom Henderson, the host of the popular program This is Bluegrass passed away. Tom began programming bluegrass on the radio in the early 1970s.

We interviewed Randy Wind, program director at WMNF about Tom's influence on bluegrass.

"We lost Tom Henderson last night. He was lead bluegrass DJ at WMNF for over 25 years. It's a huge loss for WMNF and for the bluegrass world because Tom is known all over the bluegrass world as one of...

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Harvard Professor campaigns to reduce corruption surrounding money in politics and conservatives fake IRS Scandal listen

02/27/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Professor Lawrence Lessig, New Hampshire Rebellion” IRS investigation

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei talks with Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig about his new campaign to reduce the power of money in politics. Professor Lessig recently completed a protest walk across New Hampshire with dozens of supporters. He is trying to build a coalition called “New Hampshire Rebellion” to fight the corrupting influence of money in politics-- ahead of the crucial 2016 presidential primary in the state. Lessig will deliver the keynote ad...

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Decades of Day Work IV Performance in St. Pete listen

02/27/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: My Haley, DEBBIE TERRY, Decades of Day Work IV

"Decades of Day Work IV" at freefall Theatre February 27

Your Real Stories Productions presents the stories from the real life "help" in "Decades of Day Work IV," February 27, 2014 at 7:00PM at freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. The popular series mixes music, drama, poetry and spoken word to tell the stories of domestic day workers and their employers. This time the show features special guest storyteller, author playwright, Dr. My Haley, widow of Alex Haley and co...

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Watchdog group calls on Governor Scott to investigate possible miss-spending at Enterprise Florida listen

02/26/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Integrity Florida, Dan Krassner, Governor Rick Scott

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei interviews Dan Krassner of Integrity Florida about a letter they sent to Governor Rick Scott calling for an investigation of the wasteful government purchasing practices by Enterprise Florida.

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02/26/14 Warren Elly and Chris Ingram
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Chris Ingram, David Jolly, Alex Sink, Bill Young, Karl Rove, District 13 special election

Today on Last Call Warren Elly talks with Bay News 9's Republican Political Analyst and Consultant Chris Ingram about the legislature. Unabashed and unapologetic, the Republicans are now bitterly divided. No doubt the GOP leadership will be re-elected, thanks in part to the fumbling Democrats, who are like the hockey team gifted with power play after power play, but still unable to score any goals.

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