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Charlie Crist says if elected he'll reconvene annual climate change summit listen

06/16/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott, economy, The Everglades, Cuba, jobs, environment, marijuana, Space X, Elon Musk, education, Steve Kornell, Saint Petersburg, climate change

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If Charlie Crist is re-elected governor this year he says he will reconvene two environmental summits that were held at the beginning of his previous term as governor. One hundred or so Crist supporters were on hand Saturday to help launch a new St. Petersburg campaign office.

During his first two years as governor, Crist convened what were billed as annual summits on global climate change. But then, in his last two years as governor the [summits stopped without notice](https://www.wmnf.or...

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Rick Scott touts Florida tourism record as job booster listen

05/15/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Bob Buckhorn, Tampa, St. Petersburg, tourism, Visit Florida, Visit Tampa Bay, jobs, economy, sea level rise

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Tourism marketers in Florida are hoping to see at least 100 million trips to the state this year. The latest numbers are out for first quarter and they broke records.

The announcement Thursday at Busch Gardens by Visit Florida was heralded by Governor Rick Scott as a huge win for Floridians.

“Think about it. We want more jobs in our state. Tourism is a big driver. When people come here as tourists they buy homes, they buy cars, they think, ‘man, this is a nice place to live.’”

And a...

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St. Pete activists warn TPP could inflate prescription drug costs and sacrifice American jobs listen

05/08/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: NAFTA, trade, economy, jobs, TPP, Trans Pacific Partnership, foreing relations, prescription drugs

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a secretive trade deal being negotiated between the U.S. and several Asian countries. On Wednesday, about a dozen local citizens gathered in front of the Tampa Bay Times’ office in Downtown St. Petersburg to protest the TPP.

Eleven countries in the Pacific, excluding China and including New Zealand and Australia would be part of the agreement. Christopher Radulich, the council organizer for Moveon.org, says that although this p...

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Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Radioactivity listen

12/05/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Walmart, Marijuana. Wages, economy, wmnf

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei takes listener calls to discuss the economy, wages, the medical marijuana arguments at the Florida Supreme Court and other items in today's news.

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Study finds that RNC directly added $212 million into the Tampa economy listen

08/21/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The organizers of last year’s Republican National Convention announced yesterday that the RNC directly pumped 212 million dollars into the Tampa Bay economy. The figure comes from an impact study by the University of Tampa business school and the results were unveiled at Jackson’s Bistro in Harbour Island.

The 212 million dollars includes money spent by Republican convention organizers, the City of Tampa and corporations. Ken Jones, CEO and president of the Tampa Bay host committee, sa...

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The Hidden Side of Wall Street

05/29/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity guest Les Leopold, Author of How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour talks with Rob Lorei about a hidden tax that is imposed by Wall Street.

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The tax is responsible for holding back the nation’s economy while enriching a very small number of pe...

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$3 billion tourism industry celebrated in Tampa listen

05/08/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry in the Tampa Bay area. The region’s tourism marketing team is trying to make sure Hillsborough County continues to grow its slice of the pie. During a luncheon Wednesday celebrating tourism week in Tampa, new Tampa Bay & Company president and CEO Santiago Corrada said he wants to popularize Tampa as a destination for visitors.

“We have a great region here and our biggest obstacle is that a lot of folks don’t know what a great region it is....

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor is in Cuba; will lean about their environment, economy and culture

04/04/13 Seán Kinane & Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa-area member of Congress Kathy Castor is in Cuba on what her office calls a fact-finding visit. The Democrat traveled to the socialist island Wednesday and will learn about Cuba's economy, culture, human rights and environment.

While on her trip Castor will speak with the ministry of tourism and a professor of gender studies.

She’ll spend time in Old Havana with small business owners to encoura...

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Environmentalists want Gulf of Mexico to be part of the political discussion listen

10/15/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This election year has been focused on economic issues facing Americans with little emphasis on environmental concerns. But more than two years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, environmental groups are still trying to make sure the topic sees the light of day.

During a press event in downtown St. Pete today, member of Congress Kathy Castor said that keeping the Gulf of Mexico healthy is a key part of improving and maintaining Florida’s economy.

“The leading issue du...

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Tomorrow's Teach-in (in Sarasota) on the Economy

09/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll speak with an expert about the economy who will be part of a teach-in about the US economy tomorrow in Sarasota……And we’ll speak with a Nobel prize winning chemist who will be speaking in Clearwater this Sunday- he’s worried that the world is moving to roll back the gains of the Age of Enlightenment…… First up- Kimberly Amadeo (Ah-mah-DAY-o) is the U.S. Economy expert for About. com, the ninth most vi...

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