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Civil Rights movement veterans discuss voter registration in the 60s and how the media feed fear to the masses listen

06/13/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Race-Baiter, Eric Deggans, Freedom Summer, civil rights movement, Voting rights

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Eric Deggans a veteran newspaper reporter, music writer and a media critic. Deggans now works for National Public Radio as a TV critic. He’ll be speaking at the Mirror Lake Library this Monday in St. Petersburg at 5PM. In his book Race-Baiter, Deggans dissects the powerful ways modern media feeds fears, prejudices, and hate, while also tracing the history of the word and its consequences, intended or otherwi...

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Art and science converge at MOSI 3-D printer exhibit listen

06/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: USF, Dali Museum, 3D printer, technology, Star Trek, MOSI, STEM, Salvador Dali, University of South Florida

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The evolution of 3D printers might be the next big technology quantum leap. The new exhibit at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry showcases the emerging frontiers of 3D printing, which are only limited by the imagination.

Anthony Pelaez, director of innovation at MOSI says the initial development of the 3D printer was similar to the core of the internet boom: tinkering around through trial and error. He said this technology will be guided by the people; for good...

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Brian Willis of Connect Tampa Bay on Hillsborough County's Transit needs listen

06/12/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Connect Tampa Bay, Greenlight Pinellas, Brian Willis

Local Tampa-based attorney is one of the founding members of Connect Tampa Bay, a Hillsborough County backed group that is pushing for more transit options throughout the Tampa Bay area. On the program Brian talked about the referendums in both Pinellas and Polk Counties this fall that would increase bus service and in the case of Pinellas, create a light-rail network.

He's a critic of some of the plans already announced by the Hillsborough Transportation Economic Development group, sayin...

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Here's why you should care about the health of the Gulf of Mexico listen

06/12/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Gulf of Mexico, environment, Florida, fishing, beaches, BP oil spill

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Most people look out at the sparkly blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and figure it’s perfectly healthy. But Don Boesch, president of the University of Maryland’s center for environmental science says there are plenty of reasons to worry.

“For example, the whole water system in terms of the water that evaporates and comes back down in rain – it removes about 2/3 of the carbon dioxide that we produce excessively.”

A White House climate change report released earlier this year shows that...

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From a Woman's POV explores same sex equality, rape culture and economic feminism listen

06/12/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: SOFIA RESNICK, ELIZABETH B., KATHLEEN GEIER, Rape victims, economic IQ, same sex equality

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Wedding Bells Are Sounding

Before you pop the champagne corks for same sex equality, be warned that many are digging in to defend marriage as they know it. Their rallying cry is “This is the same as 1972” which was the year before Roe v. Wade. SOFIA RESNICK, an investigative reporter for RH Reality Check has uncovered abuse and exposed religious influence on academic research and ...

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Florida Legislature passes resolution for new US Constitutional Convention listen

06/12/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: US Constitutional Convention, Lou Virelli

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The Florida Legislature passed a resolution this past session calling for new US Constitutional Convention. The resolution was signed by the Governor last week. Today on Radioactvity, Rob Lorei discusses this issue with Lou Virelli, a professor of law at Stetson University College of Law.

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Surge of Syrian refugees to U.S. could pick up in late 2015 listen

06/12/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: World Refugee Day, Syria, Iraq, Department of State, immigration

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Nearly 30,000 refugees come into Florida every year from countries all over the world.

With ongoing violence in Syria, Simon Henshaw from the State Department says very few Syrian refugees have arrived in the U.S., but that’s about to change.

“We have pledged to take a significant number and we will start interviewing Syrian refugees soon. But it takes about 18-24 months for someone to run through our system. So, we will not, as a country, see a significant amount of Syrian refugees c...

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Pinellas beaches to get a sandy facelift listen

06/11/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: treasure island, Pinellas County, beach, US Army Corps of Engineers, nourishment, sand, erosion, sea turtle, easement

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Some Pinellas County beaches are scheduled to get another facelift this summer. During an information session Tuesday night at city hall, Treasure Island citizens were enthusiastic about the beach renourishment but they still have some concerns.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and Tropical storm Debby, Pinellas beaches took a beating. Ten million dollars in federal emergency funds has been earmarked to pump fres...

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Stiffing the Rolling Stones listen

06/11/14 Warren Elly with Walt Belcher
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Rolling Stones, beatles, Walt Belcher

Today on the Last Call, Warren Elly speaks with journalist Walt Belcher about the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones.

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Florida Governor's wife, Ann Scott, supports lack of action on Medicaid expansion listen

06/11/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Ann Scott, Florida, governor, Rick Scott, Medicaid, Tampa General Hospital

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The governor’s wife, Ann Scott, doesn’t express her own opinion on Medicaid expansion.

In 2013, Governor Scott said he supported expansion of the federal Medicaid program in Florida. But so far the state has not accepted the 51 billion federal dollars

The SEIU, or the Service Employees International Union, recently estimated that 720,000 Floridians are not covered between the current Medicaid program and the Affordable Care Act.

On Tuesday afternoon, WMNF asked Scott what she th...

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