News & Public Affairs

search:

Dr. Strangelove 50 years later listen

06/04/14 Warren Elly with Bob Ross
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

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.

Be the first to comment

Medicinal marijuana debated at Suncoast Tiger Bay club listen

06/04/14 Ashley Whitney
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

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...

Be the first to comment

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

06/04/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Michael Barfield, The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, StingRay, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, Taliban

Medium_logo

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...

Be the first to comment

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

06/03/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Tampa Bay Estuary Program, water, water quality, phosphorus, nutrient pollution, Holly Greening, environment, Steve Kornell

Medium_dscn4162

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 ...

Be the first to comment

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)
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: EPA, The Clean Power Plan

Medium_large_1952

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.

<iframe class="video-embed" src="http://mediamatters.org/embed/static/clips/2014/06/02/35483/cnn-new-day-20140602-epa" width="480" height="360" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen scrolling="no...

Be the first to comment

Does Gay Marriage impose significant public harm to the people of Florida? listen

06/03/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday

Tags: equality florida, Gay Marriage

Does Gay Marriage impose significant public harm to the people of Florida?

Florida’s attorney general says it does. According to the Associated Press: The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would "impose significant public harm."

Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state in federal court. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing sam...

Be the first to comment

EPA proposal could phase out coal-fired power plants by implementing CO2 emission regulations listen

06/02/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: environment, climate change, sea level rise, coal, TECO, Duke Energy, Sierra Club, EPA, Consumer Energy Alliance

Medium_teco_plant_big_bend_apollo_beach

The Environmental Protection Agency rolled out a plan Monday 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 Barack Obama’s initiative to reduce pollution linked to climate change. A spokesperson for the Sierra Club, Jenna Garland, says the proposed rule is a longtime coming.

“We are already experiencing the effects of a destabilized climate and here in Florida with water quality issues, water availability...

Be the first to comment

Activist dissects Florida's congressional redistricting process listen

06/02/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Progress Florida, Mark Ferrulo, redistricting, Florida Legislature, fair districts

The hearing to determine whether or not lawmakers violated the 2010 Fair Districts amendment in Florida when they re-drew congressional districts in 2012 continues this week.

The state is being sued by some individuals and the League of Women Voters. They allege lawmakers intentionally drew district lines to favor incumbents or political parties. If a judge rules in favor of the plaintiffs, lawmakers could have to go back to the drawing board.

WMNF's Janelle Irwin spoke with Progress ...

Be the first to comment

Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou listen

05/30/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: Maya Angelou

We played an excerpt from Maya Angelou's 'Academy of Achievement' speech; her inauguration poem, On the Pulse of the Morning; a reading of Touched by an Angel (totally not the tv show!); Peas & Rice, off her Miss Calypso album; and Gil Scott Heron's The Revolution Will Not be Televised; Alicia Keys' Caged Bird; and started off with Jimmy Scott's version of the Talking Heads' Heaven.

Be the first to comment

Solar roadways: bad idea or awesome technology?

05/30/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Tags: solar, green energy, fossil fuels

A married couple who are both engineers have been developing solar panels that could be used as roadways. The panels would contain LED lights so paint wouldn't be necessary. A viral YouTube video also points out the panels could be used on any surface. So recreational parks could have a solar basketball court that could turn into a tennis court or hopscotch with basically the flip of a switch. And, they're solar panels.

Sounds pretty nifty. What's the hold up?

Aerospace engineer Tony Ra...

Be the first to comment

Healthy State Local Journalism Center