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Experts respond to president's State of the Union address listen

01/29/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: SOTU, State of the Union, Barack Obama, immigration, Edwin Enciso, Darryl Paulson

President Barack Obama has used his fifth State of the Union address last night to tell lawmakers that he's still willing to work with Congress. But Obama said he'll sidestep obstructionist lawmakers "whenever and wherever" necessary to reduce the wage gap between rich and poor. One executive action he'll take is to increase the minimum wage for some federal contract workers to a minimum of $10.10. He

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Midtown St. Pete sheds its "food desert" label with Wal-Mart grand opening listen

01/29/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Wal-Mart, Midtown St. Pete, St. Petersburg, poverty, food desert

Up until today, Midtown St. Petersburg, one of the city

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Friends mourn longtime St. Pete social activist slain in her home

01/29/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

Tags: Paula Witthaus, St. Petersburg, activism

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A well-liked social activist in St. Petersburg has been found murdered inside her home on 17th Ave. North.

According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, 54-year old Paula Whitthaus was found dead along with her 67-year old male roommate after what a department press release described as a brutal attack.

The exact cause of death hasn

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President Obama's State of the Union Address listen

01/29/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: State of the Union, obama

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Today Radioactivity discusses President Obama's State of the Union address. Rob Lorei plays a portion of the speech and also airs the main Republican response to the State of the Union from Congress member Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers.

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Latino groups call on Tallahassee Republicans to stop voter purge listen

01/28/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Janet Cruz, Florida for All, Voter Purge, voter supression, Rick Scott, Ken Detzner, Craig Latimer

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Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner are poised to begin efforts to remove potentially ineligible voters from the rolls this year. But critics of the purge say it

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President of ACLU Florida discusses school- to- prison- pipeline system and highlights from documentary Inequality for All listen

01/28/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Mike Pheneger, ACLU of Florida, school- to- prison- pipeline, Inequality for All, Pete Seeger

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with President of ACLU of Florida Mike Pheneger about the school- to- prison- pipeline system. The

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Will Greece start to recover this year?

01/27/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Mark Weisbrot, Greece, The Guardian

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei interviews Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington, D.C. about the economic recovery of Greece. Weisbrot recently wrote an article about the Greek economy for the Guardian.

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Residents speak out to Pinellas legislators about marijuana and Medicaid listen

01/27/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Pinellas County, Medicaid, marijuana, Weed, Jeff Brandes, Larry Ahern, medical marijuana

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On Monday the Florida Supreme Court approved language for the medical marijuana constitutional amendment. Since last week it raised enough signatures, it will be on November's ballot.

Two supporters who signed up to address the Pinellas County Legislative Delegation didn

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Some flood insurance relief proposed by Pinellas Legislative delegation listen

01/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Flood insurance, Biggert-Waters, NFIP, FEMA, Kathleen Peters, emergency management, Carl Zimmerman

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Devastating rate hikes to flood insurance premiums have become a focus for homeowners in low-lying and coastal areas. As Congress scrambles to delay implementation of a law that would remove subsidies on policies, Florida lawmakers are looking at ways to combat rising costs through flood mitigation planning. During a Pinellas Legislative Delegation meeting in Largo Monday, Florida Division of Emergency Management director Bryan Koon suggested rallying the state behind FEMA

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A show about writing listen

01/24/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Featuring a talk from poet Billy Collins, and a segment on how to get past writer's block...

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