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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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Medicinal marijuana debated at Suncoast Tiger Bay club listen

06/04/14 Ashley Whitney
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: marijuana, medical marijuana, Tiger Bay, St. Petersburg, drugs, Florida, Constitution

Is Medical Marijuana an illicit drug? If Florida voters approve Amendment Two in November, will the Department of Health be able to regulate its distribution, and what consequences will Floridians suffer if loopholes in its legislation arise? Members of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club gathered in St. Petersburg Wednesday to ask these questions.

Lana Beck of the Drug Free America Foundation opposes the amendment.

“But I’d like to leave you with just asking if you would please read the a...

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ACLU of Florida sues city of Sarasota over police cell phone surveillance listen

06/04/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Michael Barfield, The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, StingRay, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Taliban

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to ACLU's Michael Barfield about police surveillance in Sarasota. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida is suing the city of Sarasota for information from the police department about cell phone surveillance equipment called StingRay.

The StingRay devices are used by law enforcement to get cell phone signals and track the movements of phones.They often capture innocent bystanders, and legal questions about the technology are being raised acro...

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Tampa Bay environmental projects get $625,000 funding boost listen

06/03/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Tampa Bay Estuary Program, water, water quality, phosphorus, nutrient pollution, Holly Greening, environment, Steve Kornell

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Water and habitat restoration in Tampa Bay are getting a $625,000 boost this year. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program announced nine projects during a press conference at Clam Bayou in St. Petersburg Tuesday. Holly Greening, executive director for the program said despite continuing need for water quality improvements, Tampa Bay is the cleanest and clearest it’s been since the 1950s.

“We’ve got over 18 projects now that we’ve been able to fund over the last two years through the environmental ...

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EPA reveals plans to cut power plant carbon emissions by close to 40% in Florida listen

06/03/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: EPA, The Clean Power Plan

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei opens the phone lines to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency plan to cut carbon emissions by almost 40% in Florida and 30% nationally in the next 16 years. The Clean Power Plan is part of President Obama’s initiative to reduce pollution linked to climate change.

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