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Radioactivity airs Ralph Nader Radio Hour Show listen

12/02/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Ralph Nadar, Lori Wallach, free trade

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs an episode of The Ralph Nader Radio Hour. In this episode, Nader speaks with Lori Wallach of Global Trade Watch, a branch of consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, about the various impacts of modern free trade agreements.

Ralph Nader, David Feldman, Steve Skrovan - Co-hosts.

Jimmy Lee Wirt - producer

John Mathews - line producer

Alan Minsky - executive producer

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Tampa FNB activist ends hunger strike after judge's decision halting Ft. Lauderdale feeding rule listen

12/02/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: FNB, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, food not bombs, Dezeray Lyn, Homelessness

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Tuesday a judge in Broward County issued a temporary ban on citations or arrests for a controversial ordinance that outlawed most public food sharings in Fort Lauderdale; as a result seven people who had been on hunger strike to protest the rules could celebrate with a meal.

Dezeray Lyn is with Tampa Food Not Bombs. On her way to break her hunger strike, she took a few minutes Tuesday afternoon to stop by WMNF and tell us why she was striking and what she thought of the judge’s decision....

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Florida environmental land group holds rare meeting in Bradenton listen

12/02/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: environment, Amendment 1, ELAPP, Hillsborough County, Manatee County, Bradenton

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update, 5 December 2014: Mariella Smith tells us:

'Not a single one of the ten members of Florida’s Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) showed up for their twice-yearly “Regional Public Meeting”'

If you’re concerned about which environmentally sensitive lands in Florida should be protected with funds from recently passed Amendment 1, there’s a little known meeting wh...

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Hedrick Smith interview on WEDU's Florida This Week listen

12/01/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Hedrick Smith, Florida This Week

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Today on Last Call Rob Lorei, airs audio from an interview on WEDU's Florida This Week with author Hedrick Smith and takes listeners call about the interview.

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81-year-old woman walks 400 miles across Florida to reform campaign finance

12/01/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Rhana Bazzini, Eric Boehlert

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with 81-year-old Rhana Bazzini who began walking- 400 miles in October from Sarasota to Tallahassee in an effort to reform campaign finance. Her plan is to arrive in the state capital by December 3.

Later on the show, Rob speaks with Eric Boehlert a senior fellow at Media Matters about Benghazi.

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USF students will rally against police brutality and in solidarity with Ferguson protesters listen

12/01/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Ferguson, Michael Brown, USF, SDS, Students for Justice in Palestine, Amensty International, police, police brutality

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Over the holiday weekend the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri resigned from the force; but that hasn’t calmed the outrage in cities across the country that he will not be indicted.

Here in Tampa, students at the University of South Florida are organizing a rally and march Tuesday at noon to fight against police brutality and to demonstrate in solidarity with protesters in Ferguson.

For a pre...

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Radioactivity Listeners weigh in on working retail on Black Friday listen

11/28/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Black Friday, Thanksgiving, retail, homeless, Bradenton, manatee, Lauren Mitchell

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Today on Radioactivity, listeners phone in to share their experiences on working Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend as well as their opinions on the growing 'Black Thursday' shopping trend.

Rob Lorei also speaks with Lauren Mitchell, whose band will be playing at the Bradenton Elks Lodge on Sunday as part of a fund-raiser for Elks Feeds Little Empty Tummies (EFLET), a Bradenton-based charity working on feeding the over 2000 children in Manatee County that have been identified as homele...

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A Thanksgiving look at the cultural importance of shared meals listen

11/26/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: food, Thanksgiving, National Geographic, sharing food, meals, history, Culture

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Thursday is Thanksgiving and for many families that means gathering together around a table full of food.

To look at the historical and cultural significance of shared meals in human history, WMNF interviewed Rebecca Rupp. She’s a food historian and contributes to National Geographic’s The Plate, a food-related blog. Her most recent story is Eat, Drink and Be Merry.

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The Florida Public Service Commission slashes energy savings goals listen

11/26/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: The Florida Public Service Commission, Kelly Martin

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei discusses how solar and energy conservation standards were slashed yesterday by the Florida PSC with Kelly Martin, Sierra Club Senior Florida Representative. The decision to cut back goals will lead to higher bills for families and businesses.

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Some Tampa WalMart workers will walk out on day after Thanksgiving listen

11/26/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Walmart, labor, unions, strike, Tampa

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Friday is traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. And advocates for retail workers are using the opportunity to make their struggle for workers’ rights more visible.

Here in Tampa and at several stores across the country some WalMart workers plan to walk out of their jobs on Friday.

For a preview of Friday’s actions in Tampa and across the country, WMNF interviewed Angela Williamson with Our WalMart.

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