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From a Woman's POV discusses the role of Project Censored to preserve freedom of press and The distorted reality in Detroit listen

07/24/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: PROJECT CENSORED, PETER PHILLIPS, MICKEY HUFF, DR. PETER PHILLIPS, SHEA HOWELL

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PROJECT CENSORED exposes us to the “hidden news”

PROJECT CENSORED educates students and the public about the importance of a truly free press for democratic self-government. They expose and oppose news censorship and promote independent investigative journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking. Project Censored’s work—including their annual book, weekly radio broadcasts, campus affiliates program, and additional community events—highlights th...

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07/23/14 Warren Elly with Trevor Aaronson
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Trevor Aaronson, FBI, war on terror, Sami Osmakac, Craig Monteilh, Darren Griffin, Mohamid Amawi

Today on The Last Call, Warren Elly discusses the FBI's use of informants to infiltrate the Muslim American Community in search of would-be terrorists with veteran investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson.

Counterterrorism experts will tell you that the sting operations are vital to protecting the homeland. They argue that police routinely use stings in investigations of child porn, human trafficking, public corruption, financial fraud and drug trafficking. They also point out that attacks...

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Hillsborough Schools seek to boost academic performance for minorities; one activist prefers results listen

07/23/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Hillsborough County Schools, Doretha Edgecomb, African-American, Hispanic, Latino, education

The Hillsborough County School board is trying to improve educational outcomes for some minority students. The board is supporting a pledge aimed at boosting graduation rates and reducing disciplinary problems among African-American and Hispanic males. But an investigation prompted by a complaint from a retired teacher about the how the district teaches minority students is still ongoing.

“I think the best time to make a judgment is to see the outcome of what they pledge – if there is any...

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Florida official and Tampa political consultants discuss their trip to Cuba listen

07/23/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: State rep. Darryl Rousson, Victor DiMaio, Barry Edwards

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei welcomes guests State rep. Darryl Rousson, political consultant Victor Dimaio, and Barry Edwards who discuss their experience during their recent trip to Cuba. Charlie Crist was scheduled to attend the trip but backed out.

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$7 million will move Tampa's historic "Bro Bowl" skate park to other side of park listen

07/22/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Bro Bowl, skate park, skateboard, Perry Harvey Sr. Park, African-American, Brad Sudder, parks and recreation

A $7 million project moving a historic skate bowl about 200 feet from one side of a park to another was approved by Tampa City Council Thursday. The “Bro Bowl” has been around since the 1970s and its users fought to save it by getting historic designation for the graffiti-laden concrete bowl. Now, through an expensive compromise, the city will build skaters a new park.

The project is expected to be completed sometime next fall. Contractors will break ground on Perry Harvey Sr. Park as soo...

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Chikungunya disease spreads in Florida listen

07/22/14 Lisa Kauffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Chikungunya, DOH Manatee, Ron Cox, Joel Peralta, Tampa Bay Rays

A second case of Chikungunya was confirmed in Manatee County on Friday. So far the mosquito-borne illness has been reported 82 times in Florida.

Ron Cox is the Director of Epidemiology for the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County.

"Chikungunya Fever is an illness that's caused by the bite of an infected mosquito. In other words the mosquito has to be infected with the Chikungunya virus and bite somebody, and that's the way the infection in spread. It is characterized primar...

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WMNF listeners weigh in on Palestinian-Israeli Crisis listen

07/22/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Rebecca Vilkomerson, Jewish Voice for Peace

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The U.S. has called for immediate truce in Gaza as death toll reaches 571 Palestinian deaths. Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs an interview from The Last Call with Rebecca Vilkomerson, the executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace.

Later listeners weigh in on the Middle East crisis.



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Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace discusses Middle East conflict listen

07/21/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Jewish Voice for Peace

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Today on The Last Call, Rob Lorei speaks with Rebecca Vilkomerson Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, a leading national organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just peace for all the people of Israel and Palestine.

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Lobbyist group's Middle East Policy associate discusses Palestinian-Israeli crisis

07/21/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Kate Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Israel, Palestine, Gaza

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Today on Radioactivity, we’ll look at the Israeli military attack on Gaza. And rocket fire from Gaza onto Israel. Rob Lorei speaks to Kate Gould who is the Legislative Associate for Middle East Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby which has the largest team of peace lobbyists in Washington, D.C. She is one of only a handful of registered lobbyists working to prevent...

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Making our living spaces greener listen

07/21/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Jungle Jay, Loretta Buckner, Lacey Willard

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First on today’s WMNF Sustainable Living Program we talked about a Permaculture related court case that’s coming up in St Petersburg on August 8th. Jungle Jay and Loretta Buckner joined the show to talk about this home owner vs. code enforcement issue. Then we spent the rest of the program talking about making our living spaces greener and more efficient. One of our guests was the chair of the USGBC (US Green Building Council) local chapter, Lacey Willard. She’s the Associate Director for Re...

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