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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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How Will the Proposed TransPacific Partnership Trade Agreement Affect Jobs in the U.S.?

09/24/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last call. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about a new trade agreement that may have a huge impact on employment in this country. The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement, is currently being negotiated between the United States, Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. It is meant to be a “docking agreement” that other Pacific Rim countries including Japan, Korea and China ca...

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Gov. Rick Scott celebrates new Tampa business, unemployment still up listen

08/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Despite a jump in state unemployment last month, Governor Rick Scott announced 190 new jobs in Tampa this morning. The company StreetLinks moved to the Sunshine State because Florida offered them the best incentives.

Governor Scott considers himself the jobs governor. So when a company decides to move from Indiana to Florida he uses it to promote policies some people call corporate welfare.

“We’ve reduced business taxes, we’ve reduced property tax, business tax. We have a low ...

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Urban Land Institute presents recommendations to Hillsborough County in effort to improve economic growth listen

06/20/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillsborough County Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee wants to develop economic growth in the region. They’re getting advice from the Urban Land Institute, which recently presented recommendations on how the county could improve economic development opportunities.

The Urban Land Institute is a global organization focused on improving the economy for communities’ worldwide. Brian Grady, Executive Planner with Development Services of Hillsborough County says bringing the Urba...

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