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Florida Spring Cleaning Art Show listen

05/23/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Abby Tirabassi comes in to talk about the St. Pete art show to bring awareness to, and raise money for Florida Springs and manatees. Florida Spring Cleaning features a ton of well known St. Pete artists.

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Jessica Ehrlich talks about the crisis within the Veterans Affairs Department that has rocked D.C. listen

05/22/14 Mitch Perrry
Last Call Thursday
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Former CD13 Democratic Congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich re-appeared on The Last Call to talk mainly about the crisis within the VA system, although she also spoke with several listeners who expressed their regret that she didn't run in the CD13 special election this past March, the election where David Jolly succeeded the late Bill Young.

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Coast to Coast Florida bike trail could be getting a funding boost listen

05/22/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Coast to Coast Connector, Pinellas Trail, Suncoast Trail, biking, Cycling, pedestrian, transit

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Update: on 2 June 2014 Governor Scott signed this bill.

A bike path connecting St. Pete to Florida’s space coast may be getting a $15.5 million boost. State lawmakers passed a bill that would fund some projects along the Coast to Coast Connector planners having been hoping to finish for years.

“It took these people taking a 40,000 foot view to see all these little pieces that were actually on the ground and then they said, ‘why don’t you just connect these gaps?’”

That’s Steve Di...

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Washington D.C. hosts The New Populism Conference

05/22/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: New Populism Conference

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei plays excerpts from the New Populism Conference.

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Tampa Bay's theatre scene welcomes “Steel Magnolias” and author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal joins From a Woman's POV listen

05/22/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: PERRI GAFFNEY, AVA CHIN

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Time to Play… “Steel Magnolias”

We have some very good theater in our area. One of my favorite plays – and subsequently movie – “Steel Magnolias” is opening at American Stage Friday, May 23 and runs through June 15. I dare you not to laugh and cry in the beauty shop with these ladies. This production of the classic will feature an all African American cast. PERRI GAFFNEY, who pays Ouiser, will talk about th...

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Great Bay Distributors to build largest commercial solar array in Florida listen

05/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: solar power

A locally-based beer distributor is building what they’re calling Florida’s largest commercial solar array at its distribution center in St. Petersburg. The $2.6 million project will produce 1.5 megawatts of solar power. Scott McIntyre is the CEO of Solar Energy Management, the company contracted to complete the project this fall. He says the panels are expected to cut Great Bay Distributor’s energy cost by 75%. McIntyre’s company has also completed solar projects for the SunTrust building in...

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Human Trafficking - An International Shame listen

05/21/14 Warren Elly with Dr. Leonard Territo and Professor Nataliya Glover
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Dr. Leonard Territo, Professor Nataliya Glover, Human Trafficing, Sex Trafficing, Ukraine

It’s reported that over 300-thousand kids are prostituted in the United States. Their average age is 12-years-old and Florida is third in the nation for Human Trafficking.

Today on the Last Call Warren Elly speaks to Dr. Leonard Territo and Nataliya Glover professors at St. Leo University about trafficking,

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Tampa turns into mock war zone for Mayor's "rescue" listen

05/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: military, special forces, special operations, War, militarization, Bob Buckhorn, Macdill AFB

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Hundreds of spectators lined the Harbor Island Bridge in downtown Tampa to watch a full scale military demo. Wednesday afternoon, an international group made up of special ops experts from 16 countries including the U.S. had one mission – rescue Tampa’s mayor, Bob Buckhorn.

“They just let me shoot the guns.”

Matt Allen is a Lt. Commander with Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force base.

“Part of the exercise is to have somebody to be a hostage, some bad actors. In this cas...

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Tampa Bay hosts Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and the International Special Forces Conference listen

05/21/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, International Special Forces Conference, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base

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Today on Radioactivity, we discuss two special operations conferences that are being held simultaneously at the Tampa Convention Center this week. The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and the International Special Forces Conference, which is hosted by U.S. Special Operations Command, whose headquarters is at MacDill Air Force Base.

According to the Tampa Bay Times-- the joint conferences are attracting up to 300 companies that will be hawking their military wares in displays o...

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Florida congressional redistricting trial uncovers deleted emails listen

05/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Will Weatherford, redistricting, Florida Legislature, Congress, fair districts

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Challenges to the Florida’s most recent redistricting process are continuing for a second day as questions regarding secret emails and closed door meetings come to light. Outgoing House Speaker Will Weatherford took the stand Tuesday afternoon arguing that the House followed all of the rules laid out in the 2010 Fair Districts amendments.

"We have a rule in the Florida House that says if you're working on draft legislation that that draft is not a public record until it is filed. It's so...

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