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04/13/15 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: eco fest, Gardening

On today’s Sustainable Living Program we had three guests that will be speaking at this year’s Earth Day EcoFest Celebration this coming Saturday at Lowry Park in Tampa. We talked about composting with a last semester student at the USF Patel College of Sustainability, Ericka Leigh. Florida Friendly Landscaping was the second topic and David Bracciano, Tampa Bay Water’s Demand Management Coordinator joined us. Our last topic was “Using Your Natural Environment and Garden to Create a Sense of ...

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USF researcher looks back at five years of impacts on Gulf of BP disaster

04/13/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: BP oil disaster, Gulf Oil Disaster, oil spill, USF, USF College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, Gulf of Mexico, BP, Transocean, Deepwater Horizon

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Five years ago this month the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico; in this WMNF MidPoint conversation we spoke with a professor of Marine Science at USF and took calls and texts from listeners.

Professor Steve Murawski from the University of South Florida College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg. Murawski studies population dynamics and Marine ecosystem analysis and is studying the effects of the BP oil disaster on the health of the Gulf of Mexico. He spoke about h...

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Florida this Week discusses Gov. Scott's position swap on Medicaid, online voter registration, and reproductive choice listen

04/13/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, Medicaid expansion, Rick Scott, Detzner, Voter Registration, abortion, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Florida This Week is a panel-style political talk show that airs Friday nights on local PBS station WEDU and is moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. Today we look at several recent events occurring in the state Legislature, including Rick Scott's about-face on medicaid expansion, Secretary of State Ken Detzner's apprehension towards online voter registration, and a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

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Young Invincibles group advocate for over 300,000 millennials in the healh care coverage gap

04/10/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: healthcare, coverage gap, Medicaid, millennial, Young Invincibles, Christina Rivera, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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The 2015 Florida Legislative Session is ending in less than a month and the State Senate and House are still at odds on a state budget, namely a 2 billion dollar expansion of medicaid that would help hospitals cover over 800,000 working poor. According to a report by advocacy groups Young Invincible and Florida CHAIN , over a third of those in the coverage gap are millennials, people between the ages of 18-34. Joining us to discuss how the medicaid expansion effects young Floridians is Christ...

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Journalist Tony Ortega talks about his coverage of The Church of Scientology in HBO doc "Going Clear"

04/09/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, human rights abuses, Tony Ortega, Going Clear, HBO, Alex Gibney, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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A couple of weeks ago HBO premiered the documentary Going Clear, directed by Alex Gibney, which delves into the history of the Church of Scientology and the life of its founder L. Ron Hubbard, as well as allegations of human rights abuses by the church from former members. The church, whose spiritual headquarters are in Clearwater, has vehemently condemned the film in [this film rebuttal](http://www.freedommag.org/hbo/videos/exterminating-gi...

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The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan, and the threat of fishing pirates in the Gulf of Mexico

04/08/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Fairness Doctrine, Jennifer Sullivan, measles, vaccinations, Alan Phillips, illegal fishing, pirates, Gulf of Mexico, William Ward, Roly Marante, Juilo Fuentes, Jason Delacruz, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We have the April edition of The Fairness Docrtine, a debate-styled talk show hosted and Jennifer Sullivan. Today's episode tackles the timely topic of mandatory vaccinations, which has garnered a lot of buzz since an recent outbreak of measles late last year in California. In many states vaccinations are mandatory for all school age children but some parents can refuse through medical ,religious, or personal belief exemptions (Florida allows Medical and Religious Exemptions only). Since the ...

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Swedish Sailing students talk about their trip around the Gulf of Mexico and teenage life in Sweden

04/07/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Sweden, education, Öckerö Sailing School, Brita Malmcrona, Gulf of Mexico, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We talk to a group of high school students from the Öckerö Sailing School in Sweden who just finished up a sailing trip that took them throughout the Gulf of Mexico before landing in Tampa. 20 crew members of the 40 member crew of students join us to talk about their experiences sailing, The life of a Swedish high schooler and their impressions of American society and culture. Their teacher Brita Malmcrona discusses how the Swedish educational system works and educates its pupils in a way tha...

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Recent food science discovery cuts calories in rice by half, and the chemistry behind healthy leftovers

04/06/15 Rob Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Rice, Food Science, nutrition, Eve Prang Plews, Washington Post, Rob Lorei, wmnf

Last week The Washington Post reported on a method of cooking rice that reduces calories in the food by 50 percent. Scientists from Sri Lanka discovered that adding a fat to the rice as it cooks and then cooling the rice over night makes the starch in rice (which turns into sugar) less absorbable, resulting in less calories. Nutritionist Eve ...

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WEDU's Florida This Week looks at the battle over medicaid expansion, Amendment 1 funds, and same-sex adoption

04/06/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, State budget, Florida Legislative Session, Amendment 1, Land Acquisition, Medicaid, Larry Ahern, Daniel Raulerson, Arthenia Joyner, Dwight Dudley, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We listen to last Friday's Florida This Week, a political talk show on WEDU moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This episode includes a spirited debate on 4 billion dollar gap between the proposed budgets of the Florida House and Senate, and at the center of the battle is medicaid expansion that would bridge the coverage gap for 800,000 low-income Floridians. Money for land acquisition has been upped by 35 million but still fall short of expectations of many Amendment 1 supporters. We ...

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What does the "fix" to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indian really entail? listen

04/04/15 Janelle Irwin
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law the Religions Freedom Restoration Act and was immediately criticized for approving a law that would discriminate against gay and lesbians by making it legal for businesses to refuse services to LGBT couples based on religious convictions.

After several businesses threatened to halt expansion based on the law, Pence walked back the law and it was "fixed" to not include for-profit businesses.

We look at the law from varying media perspectives a...

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