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Former Human Resource Director at Bain Capital-Owned Firm in Miami Says Company Was Not a Job-Creator

05/21/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with a former human resources at a Bain Capital-owned company in Miami. She'll talk about Mitt Romney's record when it comes to job creation.

But first some listener comments about last Friday's program. Here's what three listeners had to say.

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The big debate in the coming presidential election is shaping up as which candidate would do a better job reducing unemployment and creating jobs. Our guest is Cin...

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A Labor Point of View on the Recently Completed Florida Legislative Session

03/13/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Rich Templin who is the Legislative and Political Director of the Florida AFL-CIO. The state legislature just finished it's 2012 session. We're going to talk about the measures passed in Tallahassee and how they will effect low and middle income people. FMI Fl AFL-CIO

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The GOP attack documentary on Mitt Romney and a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

01/13/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Coming up next we'll hear two segments. First we'll hear and then discuss the new documentary from the Newt Gingrich affiliated Winning Our Future Pac which portrays Mitt Romney as a heartless capitalist. The documentary is THE KING OF BAIN: WHEN MITT ROMNEY CAME TO TOWN.

Next we'll talk with three guests about this weekend's "Ignite the Light for Freedom" celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. Three of the participants are here: Re...

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Hillsborough workers protest administrator's budget plan to privatize public jobs listen

09/15/11 Josh Holton
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation calls itself the “Heart of Hillsborough,” but they were at the heart of proposed budget cuts last night. The Board of County Commissioners unanimously moved the budget for next fiscal year onto a final hearing. But nearly 450 county jobs may be cut and handed over to private contractors. About 75 county workers protested outside.

Union workers lined the sidew...

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Interview with Dick Greco who is running for Mayor of Tampa

02/08/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In a moment an interview with former Tampa mayor Dick Greco who is running for mayor again. But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. We spent a lot of time yesterday talking about the Governor’s proposed budget. Here’s what one listener had to say.

Former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco started his political career in the 1960’s. He was first elected mayor in 1967, serving two terms, leaving office in 1974; He served back to back t...

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WMNF layoffs taken back listen

06/30/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week we reported that this station, WMNF 88.5 FM, was forced to lay off three employees because of a severe budget shortfall. But shortly before broadcast tonight, station manager Jim Bennett announced that because of voluntary staff benefit reductions and a generous donation unrelated to the layoffs, Bennett had notified the three employees that the layoffs were retracted.

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Facing budget shortfalls WMNF lays off three employees listen

06/23/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Please note the important update to this story on 30 June: the layoffs were taken back.

The economy is hitting everyone hard, especially media organizations. This radio station, WMNF, 88.5 FM has faced economic difficulties in the past and has made budget cuts over the last few years. But for the first time in the station’s 31-year history, WMNF laid off employees yesterday because of budget cuts. We spoke with station manager...

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Times Editor on the Future of Newspapers

02/12/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The St. Petersburg Times this year is celebrating its 125th anniversary, at a time when the future of newspapers is uncertain. We’ll talk with Neil Brown, the executive editor at the St. Petersburg Times in a moment.

But first- one listener comment about yesterday’s interview with Michael Scheuer, the veteran CIA officer who’s written a book called MARCHING TOWARD HELL- about the missteps the US has made in its war against Islamic militants.

Newspapers are facing tough times: ...

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Ruth talks about his years at the Tribune

11/13/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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I'm Rob Lorei, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. In the latest wave of layoffs, 18 employees were laid of this week from the Tampa Tribune. Among those laid off were editorial page editor Rosemary Guidreau, feature writer Phillip Morgan, and longtime columnist Daniel Ruth.

Ruth joins us right now.

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