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Law enforcement officers working Republican convention in Tampa are warned about anarchists in this training video listen

06/20/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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This afternoon on Last Call we took calls about three stories of the day.

A U.S. House committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not turning over Justice Department Documents related the the Fast and Furious program.

Florida authorities have not found any wrongdoing in the deletion of emails by Governor Rick Scott and members of his transition team.

And this WMNF story on [Tampa's Republican Convention police training video warns other agencies ...

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Feds fund Tampa Riverwalk completion listen

06/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The City of Tampa has won almost $11 million in federal funding to finish building Riverwalk. Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced the award at the Tampa Bay Partnership’s annual luncheon today at the Tampa Convention Center.

“We are going to finish that Riverwalk….”

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program will fund construction of an over-water walkway from MacDill Park under the Kennedy Boulevard B...

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Coalition to March on the RNC holds organizing meeting at USF in Tampa listen

06/18/12 Michelle Friedline and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Coalition to March on the RNC is solidifying its plans to march on the first day of the Republican Convention in August. On Saturday Representatives from community and student groups from around Florida and as far away as Atlanta and Asheville traveled to the University of South Florida in Tampa to learn tactics used in past large-scale protests which they could apply this year to increase their numbers and effectively maintain a strong presence. Mick Kelly, an activist in the anti-war an...

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Libertarian-GOP Rift

06/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about a dispute between small "l" libertarians and the Republican Party. But first two comments about yesterday's interview with former Congressman Alan Grayson.

tape The Tampa Bay Times reported this morning that: "Supporters of Ron Paul suspect the Republican National Convention is toying ...

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Tavern owner says stricter club rules didn't work in New Orleans, won't work in Tampa

05/30/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Tampa City Council is proposing new rules for local bars and nightclubs. Among the changes would be excluding 18- to 20-year-olds from Tampa clubs and requiring bars to hire extra duty law enforcement officers based upon venue occupancy.

Joining us to talk about these proposed rules is someone who experienced similar regulations when he owned night clubs in New Orleans. Lux Devoid owns the Mermaid Tavern in Seminole Heights. He attended the city c...

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Tampa considers whether to ban people under 21 from Ybor City clubs, gets resistance from clubs and patrons listen

05/24/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa is considering excluding 18 to 20 year-olds from clubs in Ybor City. But at a City Council workshop today, owners and employees of those establishments warned that move would hurt or kill their businesses. More than a dozen members of the public spoke out against the proposal, including Czar bartender Jennifer Harvey. She says the city doesn’t need to worry about people over 21 buying drinks for underage patrons.

Sandra Hein runs the club Czar. S...

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Tampa passes temporary "Event Zone" ordinance for Republican convention; protesters infuriated listen

05/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council passed an ordinance Thursday that will prohibit certain items and actions in downtown Tampa during the Republican National Convention this August; protesters say it violates their free speech rights and city officials are still working on finding a way to skirt a Florida law that allows guns in the so-called Event Zone.

Among the provisions passed today, groups of 50 or more will have to get permits to march or assemble in certain areas. Even though Tampa City Council a...

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Last Call guest speaks out against Tampa's Republican convention Clean Zone ordinance

05/16/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Thursday Tampa City Council will hold a public hearing and final vote on the proposed temporary Clean Zone ordinance for the Republican National Convention. It has been altered and is now rebranded the Event Zone.

My guest this afternoon is Amos Miers, a critic of Tampa’s proposed Clean Zone or Event Zone ordinance for the Republican National Convention. He is with ResistRNC. We heard why he is opposed to the Clean Zone?

*note, the Event Zone ordinance [passed](http://www.wmnf.org/new...

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Tampa City Council to ask Florida Governor & Legislature for ability to regulate concealed weapons during Republican Convention listen

04/26/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Next Thursday, Tampa City Council will take its first vote on temporary rules for August’s Republican National Convention. Many types of weapons would be banned inside the proposed Event Zone, which was originally called a Clean Zone. But that restriction would not apply to people with concealed weapons permits because of a Florida law prohibiting local municipalities from placing such limits. Today City Council member Lisa Montelione proposed sending a letter to the Governor, Attorney Gene...

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At Tampa conference, United Methodist Church may consider withdrawing investments supporting Israeli military listen

04/23/12 Mike Madison
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Despite decades of conflict, there's still now settlement in the territorial conflict between Israel and Palestine. Some members of a major Christian denomination meeting in Tampa this week are trying to get the church to withdraw investments from major companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.

The United Methodist Church holds a conference every four years to determine policy for its 12 million members. Thousands of leaders will discuss the church’s stances on s...

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