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Pinellas seniors to David Jolly: Hands off my Medicare listen

02/05/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: David Jolly, Alex Sink, Lucas Overby, CD 13, Bill Young, Pinellas County, Medicare, seniors

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A dozen Pinellas County Medicare recipients are asking congressional candidate David Jolly to keep his hands off their healthcare. During a protest Wednesday at Jolly

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Passenger ferry proposal moves forward in Hillsborough listen

02/05/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Ed Turanchik, Ferry, passenger ferry, MacDill Air Force Base, Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Commission, transit, Tampa, St. Petersburg

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Hillsborough County moved ahead today with a high-speed passenger ferry partnership. The County commission approved an interim public-private partnership agreement with HMS Ferries and South Swell Development Group to study a ferry linking the south part of the county, perhaps near Apollo Beach, with MacDill Air Force Base. Former County Commissioner Ed Turanchik is the public face of the project.

"We've already said this, no other transportation option can do so much for so little so fas...

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The push to increase Social Security payments listen

02/05/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Social Security, Medicare, Max Richtman

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Today Radioactivity explores Social Security and Medicare. Rob Lorei interviews Max Richtman, President of the Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare about the efforts to change the systems.

The Tampa Bay Metro area, has a higher percentage of residents on Social Security than the national rate. Statewide more than 3.6 million people receive Social Security. Social Security benefits are not keeping pace with the cost of living in America. The average monthly benefit is $1269 wh...

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Campaign funding, flood insurance and Obamacare take center stage in Pinellas County Congressional debate listen

02/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Lucas Overby, CD 13, Bill Young, Pinellas County, Congress, Michael Levinson

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The race to replace Republican Bill Young in Congress has become centered on big Washington money. During the first televised debate Monday night in Seminole, Republican David Jolly was accused of lobbying for offshore drilling, which he now opposes. Jolly denied the claim, but his Democratic opponent, Alex Sink, continues to criticize Jolly

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Israeli Professor Mordechai Kedar discusses the Middle East conflict listen

02/04/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Professor Mordechai Kedar, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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Early last month one of our listeners Simon from Lakeland, suggested our next guest should discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We spend a lot of time talking about the issue on WMNF because the tension it has caused on foreign policy for the US for more than 40 years- ever since the oil embargo of 1973.

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei interviews Professor Mordechai Kedar, director of the Center for the study of Middle East and Islam, research associate of the Begin-Sadat Cente...

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Transit corridor near I-4 and I-75 may be in line for some upgrades listen

02/03/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: transit, Transportation, buses, rail, Hillsborough County, HART

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A group of elected officials from across Hillsborough County is looking at ways to patch some of the region

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Can We Ever Get Our Privacy Back? An Excerpt from the Ted Radio Hour and Bob Dylan's Super Bowl Commercial listen

02/03/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: TED Radio Hour, Bob Dylan Super Bowl commercial

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei plays part of an episode from the NPR program TED Radio Hour about privacy.

Later, Rob airs the Bob Dylan Super Bowl commercial and opened the phone lines to talk about privacy and what listeners thought of the ad.

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Grassroots advocacy campaign asks to end the National Football League

02/03/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Super Bowl XLVIII, Ryan Rudominer, SackNFLTaxBreaks

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Today on The Last Call, Rob Lorei discusses SackNFLTaxBreaks.org is a national grassroots advocacy campaign launched by fans on the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII to end the National Football League

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Time Banking listen

02/03/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Time Banking, Edgar Cahn, Marie Nelson

This week on Sustainable Living we talked about time banking. Marie Nelson, former professor at National Louis University in Illinois and a Tampa Bay Time Bank Coordinator, was one of our guests and Christina Bellamy, another Time Bank volunteer, joined the show. We were honored to have on the show Edgar Cahn, a Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Law that received his PHD at Yale Law School and has been an advocate for the poor and others with needs all his life. Edgar

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Israeli peace activist's speech

01/31/14 Robert Lorei
True Talk
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Tags: Miko Peled, Middle East, wmnf

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This week on True Talk Rob Lorei airs a speech made by Miko Peled an Israeli peace activist and author. He has written the book, The General

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