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St. Pete City Council expands residential curbside recycling listen

02/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Darden Rice, curbside recycling, St. Pete City Council, St. Pete, recycling

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Many St. Petersburg residents will soon have access to curbside recycling. City Council voted unanimously Thursday to support new Mayor Rick Kriseman’s initiative to start a search for a company to provide the service. It would also include a local hiring and living wage stipulation. The issue has been pushed heavily by city council member Darden Rice even before her election.

It could be implemented as soon as seveb months from now, but could take longer. The program will replace the cur...

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Outspoken Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin will run for re-election listen

02/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: April Griffin, Hillsborough County School Board, education

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Hillsborough County School Board member April Griffin will run for re-election despite previous claims that she wouldn’t. Her change of mind comes on the heels of a heated debate within the school district over transportation issues, a culture of bullying among staff and concerns by Griffin that Superintendent MaryEllen Elia isn’t a good leader. Griffin and f...

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Moving parts on immigration reform listen

02/20/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Mi Familia Vota, LULAC, Dennis Ross

Immigration reform in the U.S. and in Florida was the topic. Joining us was Christopher Cano from LULAC (League of United Latin American Cities), Perla Hinojosa with Mi Familia Vota, and Marisol Marquez with Raíces en Tampa.

We discussed Congressman Dennis Ross' recent Town Hall meetings on immigration, as well as proposals to provide instate tuition for undocumented college students, and the proposal to give undocumented immigrants drivers licenses.

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Bucs Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks commended for community outreach by Tampa City Council listen

02/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Derrick Brooks, Bucs, Bucaneers, football, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Tampa City Council

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After being elected into the Hall of Fame this month, former Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks was awarded a commendation by Tampa City Council. Here's the video:

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The Outpost Tap House + Tavern one step closer to serving booze despite protests from some at UT listen

02/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: The Outpost Tap House + Tavern, Tampa City Council, SoHo, bars, noise ordinance

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As city council members continue searching for a balance between neighborhoods and late night businesses, a restaurant near the University of Tampa wants to add liquor to their list of adult beverages. During a Tampa City Council meeting Thursday, the board unanimously approved the first of two votes on a wet zoning license for the Outpost Tap House + Tavern despite pleas from groups who worry it will promote raucous college partying.

“They offer on Fridays, half priced bottles of wine f...

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Radical priest says he was asked to leave Roman Catholic Church and Parking problems at Tampa Bay colleges listen

02/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Priest Matthew Fox, Roman Catholic Church, Dayln Houser, Florida PIRG, Campus Parking, USF, HCC, SPC

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with radical priest Matthew Fox about the reasons he left the Roman Catholic Church. Fox, formerly a member of the Dominican Order within the Roman Catholic Church, he is now a member of the Episcopal Church. Fox was an early and influential exponent of a movement that came to be known as Creation Spirituality. The movement draws inspiration from the mystical philosophies of medieval Catholic visionaries such as Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, Sa...

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The history of beer listen

02/19/14 Warren Elly and Tom Scherberger
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Tom Scherberger, Beer, Joey Redner

Beer, the most popular alcoholic beverage on the planet is third only to water and tea for humankind's liquid of choice.

Beer goes back as much as 9-thousand years before Christ. The histories of ancient civilizations make repeated references to beer - their earliest writings include a Sumerian prayer that scholars suspect was written to remember a beer recipe.

Warren Elly interviews former newspaper reporter and editor, Tom Scherberger about the history of beer.

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Conservation groups tell NMFS they intend to sue to protect sea turtles from shrimp trawlers listen

02/19/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Several conservation groups told the National Marine Fisheries Service Wednesday they intend to sue because the federal agency has not done enough to protect sea turtles.

The environmental organizations say that harvesting shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico and along the southeastern U.S. Atlantic Ocean leads to tens of thousands of threatened and endangered sea turtles being captured or killed every year.

WMNF interviewed Jaclyn Lopez, a staff attorney with the...

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Immigration reform supporters target Republican U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross listen

02/19/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Dream Defenders, Young Dreamers, Mi Familia Vota, immigration reform, Dennis Ross, immigration

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Pro-immigration reform groups from across the state rallied in front of member of Congress Dennis Ross’ Lakeland office Wednesday in an attempt to garner support from the Republican lawmaker. Before a press conference in front of his office, Ana Delarosa, state director for Mi Familia Vota, met with members of Ross’s staff to talk about a bill currently stalled in the U.S. House. Delarosa was told Ross would not support the bill and instead was hoping for a piecemeal approach.

“To which t...

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Signing up for the Affordable Care Act listen

02/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Affordable Care Act, health care

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Kristen Nash a field organizer for Enroll America about signing up for health care. Rob also speaks with Alison Murano of Doctors for America about how the organization plans to travel across Florida on a tour called "Coverage is Good Medicine".

For more on local health care help go to https://localhelp.healthcare.gov. The phone number for ACA i...

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