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Governor Scott triumphant on teacher raises; protesters not impressed listen

05/10/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Florida legislature approved $480 million in the state budget for teacher pay raises. Governor Rick Scott closed out his statewide celebratory tour Friday at Tampa’s Alexander Elementary but was also greeted by a small group of protesters.

Governor Scott made teacher pay raises one of his top budget priorities this legislative session.

“I want these pay raises to be across the board for our teachers. The way we ended up, all of our teachers are going to have an opportunity for...

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Free gun training offer attracts over 200 Pinellas County teachers listen

02/11/13 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This Saturday, when most folks will be sleeping in, doing chores or taking the kids to soccer, a group of Pinellas County school teachers will be learning how to handle a gun.

Lenny Bogdanos is president of International Executive Protection, a Clearwater firm that provides body guard, self-defense and firearms training. He’s waiving the $75 fee he normally charges for a four hour class for Pinellas County school teachers. The class covers everything fro...

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Education advocate rips Florida's choice for education commissioner

12/12/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Florida has a new Education Commissioner, but not everyone's happy about Wednesday's selection.

The state Board of Education chose ousted Indiana Schools superintendent Tony Bennett.

In November he lost his re-election bid.

Joining me is public education advocate Susan Smith, she was at the interviews for the three finalists Tuesday.

*Part 1 of the intervie...

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Hillsborough teacher's union continues contract negotiations with school board listen

09/01/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Recently teacher’s have been under fire for their allegedly generous salaries, benefits, and tenure. But since Senate Bill 736 cut teacher pay and tenure this spring, teachers are looking for ways to protect their positions. The Hillsborough Classroom Teacher’s Association continued contract negotiations with the School Board Thursday morning.

Now that tenure no longer exists under Florida law, th...

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Open phones to discuss results of 2011 Legislative session

05/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll open the phone lines and get your comments about the state legislative session which ended early in the morning this past Saturday.

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Working people critical of Governor and Legislature

04/15/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll hear from local labor activists who are concerned about anti-union proposals being pushed by the Governor and being passed by the state legislature.

Our guests are: Jean Clements, President, Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association; Stephen Sarnoff, President, Communication Workers (CWA) 3179, represents city workers in Pinellas and Pasco Counties; Cheryl Schroeder, Executive Director, West Central Florida Fed...

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Activists rally against Scott, GOP legislature over a slew of issues listen

03/28/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Since the start of the legislative session, droves of people unhappy with Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled legislature have been spending Friday afternoons rallying against numerous state policies. Protesters don’t think they’ll be changing the governor’s mind any time soon, but they do hope to draw attention from fellow voters.

Republican State Representative Dana Young’s Tamp...

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Interview with Texas populist Jim Hightower

03/04/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up first today an interview with Texas populist Jim Hightower. Hightower is a former agriculture commissioner in Texas and is now an author (Against the Current) and radio commentator (his commentaries are carried on WMNF).

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Last Call with Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association

03/03/11 Mitch Perry
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tim Herberlein and Beth Roach from the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association discuss the upcoming Awake the State rallies.

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