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Florida Director of The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy says Duke Energy wants to end conservation goals listen

10/27/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Susan Glickman, Duke Energy

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On The Last Call Rob Lorei discusses two events taking place this Tuesday to raise awareness and public understanding of the actions taken by big monopoly utilities like Duke Energy. Rob speaks with Susan Glickman, the Florida Director of The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

Susan Glickman explains that Duke customers are being charged for power plants that won't get built. Meanwhile big monopoly utilities like Duke want to kill conservation goals effectively eliminating energy effic...

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Recycle Day Tampa Bay listen

10/27/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is coming up in November. Sustainable Living covers recycling here in the Tampa Bay area with three guests that are involved with local recycling, plus they’re Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful partners, one of the best local environmental stewardship groups. Our guests were Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Development and Community Relations Director Pat DePlasco, the Director for Hillsborough County’s Solid Waste Department Kim Byers and the Gove...

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Poll suggests Greenlight Pinellas transit referendum could lose big listen

10/27/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Greenlight Pinellas, Pinellas County, elections, ballot initiatives, transit, Transportation

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Greenlight Pinellas could be heading toward a blowout defeat; a new poll released late Friday by St. Pete Polls finds that Pinellas County voters reject the proposed sales tax increase for transit by a twelve point margin.

WMNF News interviewed Matt Florell, president of St. Pete Polls.

Their current poll shows the Greenlight Pinellas referendum being opposed by 54% of likely voters.

Tuesday we'll hear t...

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Political Science professor discusses the three proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution listen

10/27/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Frank Alcock, Florida Constitution, New College

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Frank Alcock an associate professor of political science at New College about the three proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that are on the ballot this November.

FMI: www.flamendments.com

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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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Coalition of Immokalee Workers unveils Fair Food Label listen

10/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: CIW, Coaliton of Immokalee Workers, labor, unions, farmworkers, fair food, food

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If you want to buy tomatoes that have been grown with the rights of farmworkers in mind, you now have a label to look for.

Friday the Coalition of Immokalee Workers unveiled a green Fair Food Label.

WMNF's Seán Kinane interviewed Gerardo Reyes Chavez, a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

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Poynter president on why they're hosting African journalists when USF St. Pete would not listen

10/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Ebola, Media, Poynter Institute, USF, USF St. Pete, St. Petersburg, Africa, Journalism

This week the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg decided to rescind its invitation to a group of African journalists because of student and faculty fears of Ebola; but the nearby Poynter Institute decided to host the journalists instead.

To find out what was behind those decisions and how the media is covering the Ebola outbreak, WMNF spoke with Tim Franklin, president of the Poynter Institute.

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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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Media outlets promote Ebola fear mongering listen

10/24/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Ebola, Dr. Marc Yacht

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Radioactivity tackles Ebola and how some people in the media are trying to scare you about the disease. For the past week on conservative TV and radio Ebola has been blamed on the current administration's policies. Rob Lorei speaks to Dr. Marc Yacht, who is the retired Director, Pasco County Health Department.

Later, the show has a preview of the Times Festival of Reading which takes place tomorrow in St. Petersburg.

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Fox News political analyst Jessica Ehrlich on the midterm elections listen

10/23/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Bill Young, Jessica Ehrlich, Fox News

Jessica Ehrlich ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012 against the late Bill Young. It was 2nd best finish for a Democrat against the legendary Republican, who passed away a year ago. Ehrlich is now working as a political analyst for Fox News and the Fox News Business Channel. She gave us her thoughts on both the national Senate races, and the Florida gubernatorial contest.

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