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Emergency responders push preparedness at 2014 Hurricane Expo listen

05/30/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: hurricane, storms, safety, MOSI

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Hurricane season starts Sunday and emergency responders in Hillsborough County are asking residents to be prepared. The 2014 Hurricane Expo at the Museum of Science and Industry is Saturday and will offer resources to stay safe if a storm hits.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts 8-13 named storms this year with one or two being major. Even though that’s considered a below average p...

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The Nation sports editor on legacy of Malcolm Glazer listen

05/30/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Dave Zirin, Malcolm Glazer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sports, football

The owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Malcolm Glazer, died this week. But his influence goes beyond the Tampa Bay area; Glazer also owned of one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world, Manchester United in England, which put him under a microscope.

Friday WMNF asked the sports editor of The Nation magazine, Dave Zirin, what Glazer’s legacy will be.

We’ll hear more from Zirin next week in an interview about protests in Brazil before the upcoming World Cup tournament.

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FL Gov. Rick Scott touts commitment to small business during campaign stop in Tampa listen

05/30/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, Carlos Lopez Canterra, Florida, small business, Let's Get to Work

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Florida Governor Rick Scott swung by a locally-owned Spanish market in Tampa Friday to tout his commitment to small businesses. The campaign stop doubled as a commercial shoot.

The immigrant-owned M&D Market on West Hillsborough Avenue has about five aisles, a meat counter, a small refrigerated section and a whole lot of produce. Scott filed into the store to a boom of cheers from Cuban, Venezualan and Mexican-Americans. He started his speech in Spanish.

“We’ve cut taxes about 40 times...

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VA head Shinseki resigns while veterans' health care issues simmer listen

05/30/14 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: VA, Veterans Administration, veterans, health care, Rick Scott, Bill Nelson, Eric Shinseki

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system.

President Barack Obama said he accepted the resignation during a meeting Friday morning in the Oval Office.

Shinseki had faced mounting calls to step down from lawmakers in both major parties. In this audio provided by his office, Democratic Florida Senator Bill Nelson applauds Shinseki for resigning.

“He did the right thing, and he’s putting his country first. This is a stro...

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Pinellas County to welcome largest commercial solar power system in Florida listen

05/30/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Solar Energy Management of Tampa

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with local businessman, Scott McIntyre who is at the forefront of the solar revolution. His company Solar Energy Management of Tampa was awarded the largest commercial solar power system to be installed on the roof of the new Great Bay Distributors buildings in St Pete. It will be a 1.5 Megawatt American made Suniva paneled system with American SMA inverters.

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Examining the issues behind the madness of the latest mass shooting by a young white male listen

05/30/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Elliot Rodger

Last weekend 22-year-old University of California at Santa Barbara student Elliot Rodger went on a killing spree, ultimately killing six people, before killing himself. While some people say the issue is guns, others believe mental health needs to be addressed. Others say it may be psychotropic drugs or pop culture. We discussed it in this half-hour.

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Former Ohio Congressman Wants to Eliminate IRS and Federal Income Tax; to Speak Next Week in Pinellas County listen

05/29/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Jim Traficant

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with former Ohio Congressman Jim Traficant, who will be speaking in Pinellas County next week.

For seventeen years Traficant represented the Youngstown area in northeast Ohio in Congress as a Democrat. In Congress he was not easy to pin down. After Republicans took control of the House he voted more often with the Republicans than his own party. Traficant was was solidly anti-abortion but he did vote against the articles of impeachment against Pres...

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Oregon Farm Coalition's fight against Monsanto and The real reason why girls are outperforming boys in school listen

05/29/14 Rob Lorei
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: BRYCE COVERT, ELISE HIGLEY, Monsanto

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Disadvantaged boys?

BRYCE COVERT, Economic Policy Director of Think Progress, contributor to The Nation, writer for many publications including the New York Times, Slate, the Atlantic and others. What started out to be an interview regarding the economic disadvantages women have in the workplace, particularly in light of the seemingly recent discovery that girls are outperforming boys in school, getting more degrees and are better e...

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Hillsborough Hackathon looks to ease driving woes with smart car apps listen

05/29/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Hillsborough County, Mark Sharpe, Hackathon, cars, technology, IT, Carvoyant

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Data gathered by new technology in cars could save drivers some trips to the mechanic. Software developers will be working around-the-clock this weekend at ITT Tech in Tampa during a Hillsborough County sponsored hackathon. Renz Kuipers is the CEO of Carvoyant, the company developing a new device to share a car’s data with drivers.

“Do you realize that the number one reason the check engine turns on is a loose gas cap? So, then you go into the dealership or repair shop and they charge yo...

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Tampa's First Woman Mayor looks back and forward 28 years after leaving office listen

05/28/14 Warren Elly and Sandy Freedman
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Sandy Freedman, Melvin Hair, Dwight Gooden, Tampa Police Department, Bob Buckhorn, Bob Martinez, City of Tampa history

Today on Last Call Warren Elly speaks to Sandy Freedman the first woman elected Tampa Mayor.

The two term Mayor talks about her battles to integrate Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and diffuse racial tensions that led to riots in the 1980s

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