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Bill Clinton urges Democrats to vote as he stumps for Charlie Crist in Tampa listen

10/27/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Bill Clinton, Rick Scott, election, Democrats, Tampa, Hillary Clinton, kathy castor, Bill Nelson, Annette Taddeo, VOTE, Florida

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Bill Clinton urges Tampa to the vote out and vote for Charlie Crist for governor. The ex-president stumped for and with other Democrats Saturday at Cyrus Greene Park in Tampa. Bill Clinton’s visit brought star appeal and high approval ratings to Crist’s campaign.

Bill Clinton followed a line-up of Democrats which among others included Representative Kathy Castor, Senator Bill Nelson, Charlie Crist’s running mate Annette Taddeo and Charlie Crist himself. The message from all the speakers w...

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Rick Scott campaign stop in Tampa met with protests listen

10/24/14 Gwyneth Dunsford
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: elections, Rick Scott, Tampa, minimum wage, protest

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TAMPA - On Friday morning, Governor Rick Scott made a campaign stop in New Tampa. As part of a state-wide tour, the Republican is encouraging voters to cast their ballots early.

Though,it was not just supporters who showed up at the strip mall parking lot. Outside La Cubanita Café, around 30 supporters marched and chanted anti-Scott slogans. Many condemned Scott for reported ties to big business.

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Candidates kick off early voting in Hillsborough County listen

10/23/14 Gwyneth Dunsford
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Tampa, Hillsborough County, District 22, Pat Kemp, Judithanne McLauchlan

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TAMPA - On Thursday morning, a parking lot off Manhattan Avenue became a pulpit for campaign speeches. Standing outside the Jan Kiminis Platt Regional Library, Pat Kemp thanked her campaign volunteers. The lawyer is running for Hillsborough County Commission.

“It’s just great to see all this energy around early voting,” Kemp said. “Democrats have been known to fall behind… in Hillsborough County. It shows a lot of energy for this non-presidential year election, where we typically have a h...

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Cyclovia lets bicycles and pedestrians take over downtown Tampa listen

10/17/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Cyclovia, Tampa, FDOT, bicycling, pedestrians, roads, traffic

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A major road in downtown Tampa will close to car traffic this Sunday for a few hours to make room for pedestrians, bikes and other activities; Kennedy Boulevard will shut down as part of the Cyclovia celebration.

WMNF interviewed Kris Carson, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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Journalist will warn USF Tampa students about Israeli leaders inciting racist violence listen

10/16/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Israel, Palestine, racism, violence, USF, Tampa

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Political and religious leaders in Israel frequently incite violence toward Palestinians, Africans and other non-Jews; that’s the message of Israeli journalist and filmmaker David Sheen.

Sheen will speak at 6:00 p.m Thursday at the University of South Florida in Tampa in the Marshall Student Center room 2708 about racism in Israel directed at non-Jews, Africans and Palestinians.

Sheen grew up in Toronto has lived in Israel for more than a decade.

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Could Ferguson happen in Tampa? listen

10/10/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, civil rights, Tampa, police, law enforcement, Ferguson, Florida Courier, Eric Deggans, Media, body camera, Patel Center

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The Black community perceives law enforcement through a lens of personal experience and how the media cover the news. It was evident during a forum Thursday night at USF on whether Ferguson, Missouri, styled civil unrest could happen in Tampa.

A recent Pew Research Center poll found a staggering racial divide in perception of the Ferguson p...

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Palestinian rights group will try again Saturday to block Israeli ship in Tampa listen

10/10/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Block the Boat Tampa, BDS, Palestine, Israel, Port Tampa Bay, Tampa

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A local group supporting the rights of Palestinians is holding its third major action at Port Tampa Bay beginning at 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

Block the Boat Tampa is drawing attention to a boycott of companies from Israel by picketing a ship from the Zim shipping company, which will attempt to unload cargo tomorrow.

Friday morning I spoke with Dezeray Lyn with Block the Boat Tampa about how dockworkers are responding to their protest.

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Emerge Tampa Bay hosts "Tomorrow's Tampa" summit on downtown and transportation listen

10/01/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Tampa, Transportation, Emerge Tampa Bay, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

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What will downtown Tampa look like in several years? What about transportation in the region? These are two of the questions young professionals will try to answer during a summit Thursday evening. WMNF interviewed Brian Seel, chair of Emerge Tampa Bay, which is hosting the “Tomorrow’s Tampa” summit.

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Mayor Buckhorn responds to having a reelection challenger from Occupy Tampa listen

09/30/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Bob Buckhorn, Becky Rubright, Tampa, elections, Occupy Tampa, Republican National Convention, RNC

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has a challenger in his race for reelection next March; Monday we brought you an interview with Becky Rubright, a veteran of the Occupy Tampa movement. She criticized Buckhorn and the response of the Tampa Police Department during occupy beginning three years ago. WMNF interviewed Mayor Buckhorn for his response to having a challenger in the March 2015 election.

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Occupy Tampa activist is challenging Bob Buckhorn for Tampa mayor listen

09/29/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Becky Rubright, Bob Buckhorn, Tampa, City of Tampa, Occupy Tampa, Occupy Wall Street, Tampa Police, 2015 election, elections

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Round two of Occupy Tampa versus Bob Buckhorn will take place at the ballot box, not in the city’s public parks.

On Friday Becky Rubright, a veteran of Occupy Tampa, became the first person to file to run against Buckhorn in the mayoral race next March.

Rubright is one of dozens of occupy protesters arrested during months of conflicts with Buckhorn’s police force, usually while occupying public land.

According to the [Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website](http://www....

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