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Undocumented immigrants need to drive says frustrated mother of 3 listen

06/06/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: immigration, Drivers Licenses for All, immigration reform

Members of Congress are getting ready to head back to their home districts for the summer without passing comprehensive immigration reform. Activists in the Tampa Bay area are hoping they can take some last ditch efforts to convince holdouts to reconsider.

Elisa Huapilla is organizing immigrants like Alberta Chavez who can’t get a driver’s license because they are undocumented.

Chavez and others like her will talk to the media about immigration reform on Monday just after noon. They’ll...

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Proposed oil drilling project near Everglades gets green light listen

06/06/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Golden Gate Estates, oil drilling, Matthew Schwartz, environment, Energy, fossil fuels, Everglades

Plans to drill for oil near the Everglades are moving forward. In a decision handed down Tuesday, a judge granted a permit to the Dan A. Hughes Company.

WMNF News spoke with Matthew Schwartz, president of the South Florida Wildlands Association and one of three complainants who sued to block the permit application based on environmental concerns.

The other complainants on the lawsuit were a Collier County resident who would be affected by the proposed oil well and the activist organiz...

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Improved water quality in Tampa Bay listen

06/06/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Nanette O'Hara Public, Tampa Bay Estuary Program

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Nanette O'Hara Public Outreach Coordinator at Tampa Bay Estuary Program about water quality in Tampa Bay. Once the Bay was in trouble- but since the 1980s the Bay has made a turnaround. It’s still not as healthy as it could be. There are some problem spots.

Tampa Bay is Florida's largest open-water estuary, extending over 400 square miles (1,000 km2) and forming coastlines of Hillsborough, Manatee and Pinellas counties....

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Signs of Life - a musical about the Holocaust (?!) listen

06/06/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: Signs of Life, Holocaust

Today we spoke with Dr. Gail Humphries Mardirosian (director) of American University, and Elizabeth Gelman, director of The Florida Holocaust Museum about the play with music, Signs of Life, which is at American Stage Monday night ONLY.

You can get more info at AmericanStage.org

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Greenlight Pinellas electoral chances with blogger Peter Schorsch listen

06/05/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: St. Pete Polls, Peter Schorsch, Greenlight Pinellas

A new St. Pete Polls survey released on Thursday shows the Greenlight Pinellas measure narrowly winning, 48-45%, with 7% undecided. With us on the program to talk about it's chances in Pinellas County this November was political blogger Peter Schorsch.

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Excessive flooding and climate change spur stormwater talks in Tampa listen

06/05/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: NOAA, stormwater, flooding, climate change, Tampa City Council, SWFWMD

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Tampa city council is taking a tough look at how to improve stormwater drainage. The move comes after heavy rainfall last month left people in parts of north Tampa stranded on flooded roads. One woman, Ingrid Smith, urged council to take immediate steps to improve.

“If you were trying to go North/South and you were between I-275 and Hillsborough River, you could not pass. Florida Avenue became totally impassable unless you had a big rig. Central Avenue became impassable. So did Highland ...

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House party ordinance weighed for Tampa listen

06/05/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: house party, Tampa City Council, Mike SUarez, University of Tampa

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Residents near the University of Tampa are fed up with loud parties and drunk neighbors. That prompted Tampa City Council to consider increasing penalties for certain types of house parties.

Seminole Heights resident Kimberly Overman weighed in during public comment Thursday. She worries that ordinance might be going too far because it describes an illegal house party as having more than three friends over at a time.

“If underage drinking is the issue, let’s address that. If noise is ...

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WMNF hosts Tampa premiere of documentary that explores corporate media and the threat it poses to news listen

06/05/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Shadows of Liberty, Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei talks about a documentary that WMNF will premiere this Friday about corporate media, and the threat it poses to people and democracy called Shadows of Liberty. The film features many activist, journalists and academics such as Danny Glover, Julian Assange, Dan Rather, Amy Goodman, David Simon, Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon, Dick Gregory, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Chris Hedges and many more.

Rob speaks with the dire...

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EPA’s Carbon Rule "Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction" and Restaurant Workers 5 Times More Likely to be Sexually Harassed than the General Workplace listen

06/05/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: JANET REDMAN, EPA’s carbon reduction plan, Restaurant Workers Harassed, SARU JAYARAMAN

EPA’s Carbon Rule "Falls Short of Real Emissions Reduction"

JANET REDMAN is director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where she provides analysis of the international financial institutions’ energy investment and carbon finance activities. She will discuss President Obama and the EPA’s carbon reduction plan.

She and Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch Executive Direc...

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Dr. Strangelove 50 years later listen

06/04/14 Warren Elly with Bob Ross
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Bob Ross, Warren Elly, Stanley Kubrik, Dr. Strangelove

Today on Last Call, Warren Elly discusses the resilance of Stanley Kubrick's "DR STRANGELOVE or HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB with film critic Bob Ross, who wrote for more than 30 years at the Tampa Tribune.

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