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Tampa Police say their manhunt for Dantae Morris was proper listen

05/03/11 Nolan Ruark
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last summer Tampa Police conducted a manhunt for Dontae Morris, who allegedly shot and killed two police officers. Some residents of the community say that the police may have gone too far. Today Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and Mayor Bob Buckhorn held a press conference to release a report on the search.

Castor stressed the importance of relationships between the police an...

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Groups rally against red light cameras listen

04/13/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Protestors from all points on the political spectrum gathered at busy intersections across the state yesterday to rally against red light cameras. The demonstrations come less than a week after Tampa City Council voted to install 20 of them at dangerous intersections throughout the city.

"No accidents here, folks, there's a red light camera! No accidents at this corner."

Tuesday evening, just as rush hour traffic was kicking into full gear, about a dozen protesters assembled at the cor...

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Call-in discussion on pros & cons of red-light cameras

04/13/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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On Tuesday, civil liberties defenders held demonstrations across the state to protest red-light cameras.

On the Last Call, callers gave reasons they support or oppose local governments using red-light cameras to ticket drivers who run lights.

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Bob Buckhorn Inaugurated as Mayor of Tampa listen

04/01/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tampa has a new Mayor. Bob Buckhorn was inaugurated this afternoon in a ceremony at the Tampa Convention Center.

The seven members of the Tampa City Council also took their oaths of office this afternoon. Mary Mulhern, Yvonne Yolie Capin, and Charlie Miranda are returning members. Mike Suarez, Harry Cohen, Frank Reddick, and Lisa Montelione are new Council members. Miranda was elected new chair with four votes.

Mayor Buckhorn:

"Look around this room, ladies and gentlemen. If you eve...

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Bob Buckhorn wins runoff to become next Mayor of Tampa listen

03/23/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After nearly a year on the campaign trail, Bob Buckhorn has felt the rush of not one, but two victories. Just a few weeks ago, Buckhorn celebrated at a sports bar in Ybor City as he grabbed a seat in the run off election against Rose Ferlita, barreling over front runner Dick Greco in the process. Then yesterday he celebrated again. This time from a stage located in Channelside. A larger crowd, a larger venue and a larger victory welcomed him last night. His supporters were not just hopef...

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Final Debate Between Tampa Mayoral Candidates

03/21/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Tomorrow (Tuesday) Tampa voters will select a new mayor. The two candidates in a runoff election are Bob Buckhorn and Rose Ferlita. Last Friday they sat down with me in the WEDU-TV studios for their last face-to-face debate. We'll replay that debate on the first part of today's program and then take your phone calls.

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Tampa Bay economic scorecard delivers mixed results listen

03/18/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A study gauging Tampa Bay’s economy is showing a couple of small gains for the region. When compared to other cities, Tampa Bay isn’t remotely out of the woods.

Earlier this month, the Tampa Bay Partnership released results of its semi-annual regional economic scorecard. The prognosis is slightly improved, but far less than ideal. The study rated Tampa, Jacksonville, and four other cities in the southeast on factors like jobs ...

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Actor/activist Danny Glover on Haiti elections listen

03/17/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is leaving South Africa today and plans to return to Haiti tomorrow at noon.

Actor Danny Glover flew to South Africa to accompany Aristide back to Haiti.

The impoverished nation of Haiti is still feeling the pain of the earthquake that ravaged the country over a year ago, not to mention a chaotic presidential election many have deemed fraudulent. Actor Danny Glover recently made a film about a 1791 slave uprising in that country, and has m...

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Tampa City Council not satisfied with presentation from water bills task force listen

03/17/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Some Tampa water customers received unusually high water bills around the end of last year. Today a task force formed to figure out the cause of the spike presented a report to the Tampa City Council. But Council members weren’t happy that they did not have time to read the report they were given this morning before the presentation. Darrell Smith, the city’s chief of staff, summarized the report’s findings.

"Unusually dry and cold weath...

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Tampa Mayor Iorio endorses Buckhorn in increasingly nasty campaign listen

03/11/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The showdown between the two remaining candidates in the race for Tampa’s mayor is heating up. The last 24 hours have turned up nasty advertisements, an endorsement from Mayor Pam Iorio, and more.

Shortly before a debate at City of Tampa Television headquarters Friday, Mayor Pam Iorio announced her endorsement of Bob Buckhorn for Tampa Mayor. In an email, Iorio told WMNF she wasn’t available for comment. However she did issue a statement that said staying neutral is no longer an option...

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