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Three Florida springs could be getting additional protections listen

08/18/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: SWFWMD, springs, Crystal River, Rainbow River, Weeki Wachee, Gulf of Mexico, environment, rivers, water, Seán Kinane, WMNF News

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Three of the largest freshwater springs systems in our region could be getting more protection; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is adding the Weeki Wachee, Chassahowitzka and Homosassa Rivers to a priority list.

The other two first-magnitude spring systems already on the SWIM program priority list are the Rainbow River and Crystal River / Kings Bay.

WMNF News' Seán Kinane interviewed Veronica Craw, springs manager with the Southwest Florida Water Management District ...

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Three Local Solar Experts listen

08/18/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Pat Mahoney, John Gambil, Dave Oldack

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Our guests today on the Sustainable Living Program included one of John Butts dear friends and a local solar energy hero, Pat Mahoney. Lately he’s been helping others (usually for free) consider and install solar electric and solar hotwater systems. In the process of helping, Pat has been having problems with permitting and other soft costs, and he talked about these issues on the show. Pat listened to the latest Florida Public Service Commission meeting that concluded with dropping all cur...

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Tampa activists protest Ferguson shooting, call attention to racism and police brutality listen

08/18/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: African American rights, police brute force, police brutality, protests, Ferguson, civil rights, racism

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The recent shooting and death of Ferguson, Missouri teenager, Michael Brown, has shaken the St. Louis suburb, as well as the African-American community’s sense of security around the nation. While police and protesters continued to clash in Ferguson, WMNF’s Crystal Farina reported on Tampa’s own demonstration over the weekend.

Around thirteen people gathered in front of The Tampa Police Department on 22nd St., near Ybor City.

“Hands up, don’t shoot.”

The crowd chanted what has b...

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Tampa Bay Times staff writers take a closer look into the life of Charlie Crist in their new article

08/15/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Tampa Bay Times, Adam C. Smith, Michael Kruse

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Last Sunday the Tampa Bay Times ran a lengthy article profiling Charlie Crist who is likely to be the Democratic candidate for governor this November. The profile is called KNOWING CHARLIE and it’s generated a lot of discussion for what it reveals about Charlie Crist’s work habits and his personal life. The reporters interviewed more than 100 people for the article- both supporters and detractors.

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Tampa Bay Times staff writers Adam C. Smith and M...

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Polk County's transit tax & Hillsborough County transit situation listen

08/15/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: HART, My Ride, Katharine Eagan, Tom Phillips

Polk County has a transit tax on this November's ballot, while Hillsborough County is closer to doing the same in 2016. On the program today was Tom Phillips from the Polk County Transit Agency, and Katharine Eagan, the interim director of HART.

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Was the U.S. founded by Christians? Author of new book Nature's God says no listen

08/14/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: NATURE’S GOD: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, Matthew Stewart

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with author Matthew Stewart about his new book NATURE’S GOD: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic. Stewart says that the country was founded by radical secularists, not Christians. The idea that the nation was founded on Christian religious beliefs is strongly held by televangelists and conservative Christians.

In his entertaining book, Nature’s God (Norton: July 2014), Matthew Stewart dispels the myth that our founding fathers were a gr...

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International Youth Day listen

08/14/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: LAURIE SMOLENSKI, BARBARA LUBIN, INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

What do you think is the status of children in the world today? Think of the faces of the children in Gaza. Think of the faces of the children on the bus being transported to Murrieta, California. There is an old saying, “that you can judge a nation by how it treats its children.” I would say we have a lot of work to do to erase the fear and terror on those children’s faces.

First, in our country, immigration reform languishes in a now recessed congress, and w...

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Immigration Crisis in America listen

08/13/14 Warren Elly with John Ovink and Lauren Garrity
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: John Ovink, Lauren Garrity, immigration

A discussion of the immigration crisis of 63,000 unaccompanied Central American Children fleeing gang drug and sexual violence

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Expanded Last Call Wednesday listen

08/13/14 Warren Elly with John Ovink and Lauren Garrity
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: john O'Vink, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, Lauren Garrity

Part 2 of a discussion of the immigration crisis of 63,000 unaccompanied Central American Children fleeing gang drug and sexual violence.

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Environmental law organization fights to protect farm worker rights listen

08/13/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Andrea Delgado, EarthJustice

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Andrea Delgado, Legislative Representative at Earthjustice, who is fighting to get protection for farmworkers who are exposed to pesticides. Farm workers do not have the same level of protections under the Environmental Protection Agency as most workers receive who are protected under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. As a result, farm workers’ protections are inferior to other workers’ protections on ma...

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