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Howard Troxler on Media

05/22/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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In Wednesday's edition of Last Call, Warren Elly discusses the fall of the journalism industry with guest Howard Troxler, a political columnist and reporter.

Find the transcript below: Today… another in our series of broadcasts focusing on the decline and fall of Journalism and the American News Media… after the one-two punch of instant Internet and the contraction of the American economy.Among the consequences critics say; an ever more corrupt political system, reinforced by the constan...

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Medicaid and Florida

03/13/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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As Republicans in the Congress and the State House push back against the 2012 election returns… at their political peril some say, insisting that the majority of Americans support higher taxes for the rich and health care reform…

Those critics say the GOP may be divided over issues like Immigration, but continues, for example here in Florida, over its own Republican Governor’s objections, to pursue an agenda to deny Medicaid expansion in Florida to a million poor and uninsured Flori...

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Voter suppression is partisan warfare: USF St. Pete professor listen

10/15/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Republican led State legislatures across the country have passed numerous laws they say will ensure only legitimate voters are casting ballots. Opponents call them voter suppression laws and say they disenfranchise minorities and people with low incomes. Seth McKee, an associate professor of political science at USF St. Pete tackled the issue this month during a lecture at the school’s library.

“Oh, there’s bi-partisan agreement that these laws are just done to protect the integrity o...

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Last Call with Wayne Garcia

04/21/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Former Creative Loafing columnist and political consultant Wayne Garcia talks about media and politics.

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Charlie Crist speaks in Gulfport on public service, Rick Scott, & the Talking Heads listen

04/12/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Charlie Crist asked for civility between parties and for government officials to use their ears more than their mouths. But that was only part of the former Governors talk on “Public service in a New Era.” As a former governor who once had approval ratings in the 70’s, Crist says he has empathy for current Governor Rick Scott’s recent rating of 35 percent.

“This is a tough time for anyone to be in government and to be leading and I just wish him the best, because the better he does the be...

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Last Call with Dan Ruth

03/31/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Dan Ruth talks about his career and state/national and local politics.

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St. Pete Beach mayoral hopefuls talk hometown democracy listen

03/04/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Tampa mayor’s race may have grabbed the lion’s share of headlines in recent months, but communities throughout Tampa Bay have their own political showdowns in the coming days. Next week, one Pinellas Beach will pick its next mayor in a race that may shape the future of the town.

It’s the site of a pricey legal showdown between developers and residents who don’t want to see their community turn into Miami Beach. Four candidates, including the incumbent, are vying to be St. Pete Beach’s ...

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County Commission candidates debate at Tiger Bay, and Ken Hagan's under fire listen

10/01/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Republican Ken Hagan received a firestorm of criticism at today’s debate at the Tiger Bay Club in Downtown Tampa. The Hillsborough County Commission Chair is running for the countywide District 5 seat. He was supposed to debate former Tampa City Council member, Democrat Linda Saul-Sena, and her no-party affiliate competitor Jim Hosler. But Hagan didn’t show u...

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Citizens express concern over dispersants at town hall meeting listen

08/04/10 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Obama administration’s person in charge of Gulf Coast restoration visited St. Petersburg last night to receive citizens’ input. Many citizens used the forum to express concern and frustration about the heavy use of dispersants on the oil and to push the administration in developing clean energy in the region.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited St. Petersburg last night to receive Gulf coast citizen’s input towards President Obama’s long-term Gulf restoration plan. Many citizens u...

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Rally for Israel listen

04/26/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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We have to understand we’re in the Middle of World War III. So far, the only one that doesn’t get it is the White House.

Bob Kunst spoke to a group of Israel supporters beside the statue of the World War II sailor kissing his sweetheart. The rally was to show love and support for America and Israel, and against the Obama politics threatening to divide [Jerusalem](http://www.jerusalem.muni.il/jer_main/defaultnew.asp?lng=2...

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