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Activists will rally for clean energy at Duke in St. Pete listen

02/26/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: clean energy, environment, nuclear, coal, solar, Duke Energy, Progress Energy

Activists from around the Tampa Bay area will rally at the Duke Energy headquarters in downtown St. Pete this weekend to demand clean energy. It’s being organized by Greenpeace community coordinator Christine Wall. During an interview this week, Wall said the group hopes to draw attention to the dangers associated with coal and nuclear plants.

Activists will have petitions to sign as well as a booth for making Clean Energy t-shirts.

"Duke Energy probably has seven nuclear plants around...

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Children brought to Florida by undocumented parents could soon get college tuition break listen

02/26/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Jack Latvala, Ed Hooper, immigration, DREAMERS, Florida, 2014 legislative session

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Undocumented immigrants who want to go to college after attending high school in Florida might get a break on their tuition if a bill filed by state Senator Jack Latvala passes. During a press conference at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus Wednesday, Latvala announced the provisions of his bill.

“It would provide tuition equity for those students who may not have been born in the country, but who live here and attended a Florida high school for three consecutive years and enro...

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Passionate medical marijuana debate at the University of Tampa listen

02/25/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In November Floridians will vote on the polarizing issue of whether to legalize the use of Medical Marijuana. On Monday night about 500 people packed a sports auditorium at the University of Tampa for a lively debate full of rhetorical antics.

The debate was for the most part civil and informative, but at times devolved into back-and-forth mud slinging. Medical marijuana supporter and prominent attorney John Morgan accused Kevin Sabet of fear mongering. Sabet directs the [University of Fl...

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Economic woes take center stage at Pinellas Congressional debate listen

02/25/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: David Jolly, Lucas Overby, Alex Sink, Bill Young, Pinellas County, oil drilling, Social Security, Chamber of Commerce, Congress

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There are only two weeks left until the Pinellas County special congressional election and the three candidates on the ballot are fiercely fighting for votes.

During a debate Tuesday hosted by area chambers of commerce, David Jolly, wh...

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Iranian woman searches for mother kidnapped from refugee camp in Iraq and My Haley, widow of Roots' author releases new book listen

02/25/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Iraqi refugee camp, My Haley, The Treason of Mary Louvestre, Alex Haley

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks to a woman named Shahabeh Barooti who lives in a Northern Iraqi refugee camp called Camp Liberty. She is in search for her mother that she says has been kidnapped from another refugee camp in Iraq.

Later, Rob speaks with My Haley, wife of the late Alex Haley the author of Roots and the Autobiography of Malcolm X. Haley had a big role in the development of Roots and she is releasing her new book [The Treason of M...

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2014 State Legislative Session listen

02/24/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Sen. Arthenia Joyner, Sen. John Legg, Sen. Wilton Simpson, and Rep. Janet Cruz, 2014 state legislative session

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Rob Lorei moderates a panel with Sen. Arthenia Joyner, Sen. John Legg, Sen. Wilton Simpson, and Rep. Janet Cruz on 2014 state legislative session.

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Moral Monday protests in Tallahassee will target civil rights listen

02/24/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Moral Monday, civil rights, activism, Voting rights, Stand Your Ground, NAACP, equality florida, school vouchers

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Activists from across the state will converge on Tallahassee next week for Moral Monday. More than a dozen groups will demand a host of changes to state laws. Reverend R.L. Gundy of the Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference says the coalition aims at tackling issues surrounding low-income and minority Florida residents.

“Florida is the last Birmingham of the South. Our rights are trampled over by uncaring and uncertain legislative bodies that simply say, we’re going to legisla...

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The Impact of Mood Altering Drugs on Young People

02/24/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Kevin P. Miller, Generation Rx, prescription drougs, Prozac, suicide, depression, Florida Adlerian Society, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with filmmaker Kevin Miller who will be speaking about and showing his film Generation RX this weekend in Safety Harbor.

The film is about what Miller believes is the harm we are doing to a generation of young people by prescribing drugs such as Ritalin, Prozac and Zoloft to change their behavior.

Here’s an excerpt.

For more information about this weekend's event please call: 813-251-8484

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Some Treasure Island hotel owners want to curb festivals and parking on beach listen

02/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: treasure island, beaches, Pinellas County

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Some hotel owners on Treasure Island in Pinellas County are challenging the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Treasure Island over what they’re calling overuse of the beach. They contend using the beach for things like festivals and allowing cars to drive and park on the beach is hindering the development of dunes, which could lead to more erosion. To make that case, they’ve hired beach expert Robert Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorel...

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Charlie Crist book signing doubles as St. Pete campaign event listen

02/24/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Jack Latvala, Rick Scott, 2014 election, Nan Rich

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Newbie Democrat Charlie Crist is taking advantage of his new book to drum up support for his gubernatorial bid against Republican Rick Scott. During a stop at locally-owned Haslam’s Book store in St. Pete this weekend, Crist defended his transition from Republican to Democrat.

“It’s great to be in the people’s party and I’ve never felt more at home politically than I do right now.”

Crist’s book, The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat, talks a...

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