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03/11/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Unemployment, CONNECT, Lisa Montelione

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Critics of Florida

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Kathleen Peters supports extension of unemployment benefits as Senate bill clears hurdle listen

01/07/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Kathleen Peters, David Jolly, Unemployment, jobs, Bill Young, Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson John Boehner, Patty Murray

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A Pinellas County Republican hoping to join Congress this year, Kathleen Peters, released a statement supporting an extension in unemployment benefits Tuesday. Peters wrote

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U.S. Secreaty of Labor Thomas Perez urges Congress to pass emergency unemployment extension listen

01/03/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Dean Heller, Jack Reed, Thomas Perez, Unemployment

Democrats have been pushing Washington lawmakers to extend emergency compensation to 1.3 million long-term unemployed people who lost their benefits last week. During a conference call Friday, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said he

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State unemployment website glitches keep some Floridians from their only source of income listen

12/16/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Unemployment, labor, Rick Scott, Deloitte, Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity

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Florida GOP Chairman Lenny Curry Says Education Spending at Record Levels; Discusses Rick Scott, Charlie Crist and Jobs

09/16/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The last Call. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up we’ll speak with the chair of the Florida Republican Party- Lenny Curry. In a series of press releases the Florida GOP has been touting Governor Rick Scott’s record and blasting potential challenger Charlie Crist for abandoning his formerly conservative positions.

We're joined now for a live interview by the chair of the Florida Republican Party Lenny Curry.

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Religious group demands help for impoverished Pinellas County residents listen

03/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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More than 3,000 faith-driven residents are demanding help for Pinellas County’s poor. During an action at downtown St. Pete’s Tropicana Field last night, the group Faith and Action for Strength Together, or FAST, asked elected officials to implement programs that would improve healthcare, housing, jobs and schools. Glad McCurtain is a member of FAST’s education committee.

“We know that if a child cannot read at grade level by the third grade, there is a huge likelihood that the child will...

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Faith-based group's efforts to reduce unemployment among people with records delayed again by St. Pete City Council listen

01/10/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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St. Pete City Council members deferred a vote on an ordinance today that would require city contractors to hire Florida residents for certain jobs. The plan presented Thursday was met with opposition from people on both sides of the local hiring argument.

The politically-motivated coalition of religious groups, called Faith in Action for Strength Together, or FAST, wants a local hiring ordinance. But they want it to include a provision that would make contractors hire people with crimina...

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Religious coalition calls on Tampa City Council to reduce unemployment listen

04/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Members of a religious political action group in Hillsborough County called on Tampa City Council members Monday night to introduce ordinances that would boost employment rates in the area. The Hillsborough Organization for Prosperity and Equality (HOPE) proposed two measures for council members to consider at the Mount Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Church in Tampa. One would require employers to delay background checks until after an interview. After seeing dozens of hands raise from the ...

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Economist Richard Wolff on the Economy

03/12/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Friday, the federal Labor Department reported that in February the nation’s unemployment rate remained flat---at 8.3 percent—it was the first time since last August that the jobless rate did not drop.

The economy added 227,000 jobs. With manufacturing adding 31,000 jobs and temporary employment rising with 45,000 jobs. The report also showed that December and January added 61,000 more jobs than originally estimated.

The report was positive news for the Obama administration,. However,...

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New Port Richey job fair draws 300 residents looking for work listen

12/06/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 300 job seekers and dozens of employers converged on a job fair in New Port Richey, where many residents say they are finding it difficult to find work outside of the service industry. Employers ranging from home based businesses to federal agencies were accepting applications.

It seems that Floridians need all the help they can get when it comes...

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