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Al Fox on new Tampa DUI rules and Perry Thurston on Rick Scott's perceived lack of concern regarding state's unemployment website listen

01/24/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Rick Scott, Perry Thurston, Al Fox, Tampa Police Department

In the wake of scandal inside the Tampa Police Department's DUI squad, a task force released a report with recommendations. WMNF spoke with Cuban activist Al Fox for his opinion. Fox is suing the TPD after he was detained for a DUI, despite the fact that his blood-alcohol content registered at 0.000.

Later in the program we were joined by Perry Thurston, Jr. He's the House Minority Leader in the Florida House of Representatives. He's also running for the Democratic nomination for Attorney ...

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Hillsborough County Commission approves Sheriff Deputies in elementary schools and creates new plans for the homeless & animal shelters listen

01/23/14 Sean Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Hillsborough County Commission, Jim Previtera, Karen Buesing, Metropolitan Ministries, Dexter Barge, animal services

Today the Hillsborough County Commission unanimously approved funds for a program that will place Sheriff Deputies in ten elementary schools for at least four years. Commissioners designated nearly $120,000 in matching funds for a $1.25 million grant to pay for the officers for three years. Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Colonel Jim Previtera says the county will be responsi...

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Author and Nation Institute Fellow Nick Turse talks about the secret role of the U.S. military around the world listen

01/23/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: KILL ANYTHING THAT MOVES: The Real American War in Vietnam

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Today Radioactivity explores the hidden side of U.S. military involvement overseas both past and present. Rob Lorei interviews Nick Turse, author of the book KILL ANYTHING THAT MOVES: The Real American War in Vietnam. He’s also written recently about the surprising number of secret military operations the U.S. is engaged in- most of those operations are being run...

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Former mayors Pam Iorio and Rick Baker discuss the history of Tampa and St. Pete’s development listen

01/23/14 Ashley Whitney
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Pam Iorio, Rick Baker, Suncoast Tiger Bay, A Tale of Two Cities, Tampa, Tampa Bay, St. Pete

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The cities on either side of Tampa Bay sometimes compete -- but more often their histories are complementary. At a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club meeting yesterday in St. Petersburg former Mayors Pam Iorio and Rick Baker reflected on Tampa and St. Pete.

For more than a hundred years Pinellas and Hillsborough County have been rivals and shared in a rich history. With one of the largest ports in the United States, MacDill Air Force Base, an NFL franchise, and an abundance of lush, preserved park...

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41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, TPP – “NAFTA on Steroids”, and Wall Street bully economics listen

01/23/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: JESSICA MASON PIEKO, Roe v. Wade, ALISA SIMMONS, TransPacific Partnership, ALEXIS GOLDSTEIN

This week on From A Woman's POV the following topics were covered:

Roe v. Wade:

This is the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade – will it survive the Roberts Court? Does it matter? For most poor women it is inaccessible. And with the onslaught of challenges since 2010 – both state and national – the system is in chaos. Now what would that have to do with Citizens United? JESSICA MASON PIEKO, Senior Legal Analyst, RH Reality Check has a lot to say ab...

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13th Congressional District Special Election listen

01/22/14 Warren Elly with Ana Cruz and Chris Ingram
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Ana Cruz, Chris Ingram, Cong. Bill Young, David Jolly, Alex Sink, Lucas Oberby, U.S. Congress District 13

Today on Last Call Warren Elly speaks with Ana Cruz and Chris Ingram about the March 11th Special Election in Florida Congressional District 13.

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Environmentalists in 16 Florida cities demand state action to promote clean water listen

01/22/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: EPA, DEP, water, clean water, Florida, Kevin Beckner, Mark Danish, fertilizer

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Environmentalists in Tampa are joining 15 other communities across the state in signing a clean water pledge Wednesday. During a rally on the Riverwalk behind the Straz Center, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner added his name to the list of elected officials and activists who are demanding the state do more to protect water.

“We also have an issue in Hillsborough County of individuals having access to clean, affordable drinking water. It’s something that so many of us take fo...

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Can you be a Rabbi and non-religious at the same time? Chicago Rabbi says yes. listen

01/22/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Rabbi Adam Chalom, International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism

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Today Radioactivity speaks to humanist Rabbi, Adam Chalom who is the dean of North America International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Chalom explains how being Jewish can be more of a cultural connection than a religious one.

Rabbi Chalom will speaking in Sarasota this weekend at:

Freethinkers' Briefing Friday Morning Seminar

and

[Women in Jewish Life: IISHJ Leadership Seminar](http://...

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Alex Sink announces five-point plan to tame flood insurance rates listen

01/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Congressional District 13, Bill Young, Flood insurance, FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program, Biggert-Waters

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Congressional Democratic Candidate Alex Sink announced a five point plan to tame rising flood insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses in Pinellas County. During a press conference in front of a home in Northeast Park today where residents pay some of the highest rates, Sink’s plan includes delaying rate hikes in effect now due to the Biggert-Waters Act passed to pay off FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program deficit.

Republican candidate David Jolly has said delaying the flood i...

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Bike share coming soon to Tampa listen

01/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: bikes, transit, Transportation, Bob Buckhorn, Social Bicycles, Coast Bike Share

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Soon Tampa residents and visitors will be able to cruise around town on bikes even if they don’t own one. Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled the new Coast Bike Share program that will rent 300 bikes at 30 locations this spring.

The bike hubs will be spread throughout downtown, Ybor City and Hyde Park. During a press conference at Curtis Hixon Downtown Waterfront Park Tuesday morning, Buckhorn said the project, which is privately funded, is three years in the making.

“I mean, from the parks to...

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