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Tampa Bay's theatre scene welcomes “Steel Magnolias” and author of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal joins From a Woman's POV listen

05/22/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: PERRI GAFFNEY, AVA CHIN

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Time to Play… “Steel Magnolias”

We have some very good theater in our area. One of my favorite plays – and subsequently movie – “Steel Magnolias” is opening at American Stage Friday, May 23 and runs through June 15. I dare you not to laugh and cry in the beauty shop with these ladies. This production of the classic will feature an all African American cast. PERRI GAFFNEY, who pays Ouiser, will talk about th...

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Great Bay Distributors to build largest commercial solar array in Florida listen

05/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: solar power

A locally-based beer distributor is building what they’re calling Florida’s largest commercial solar array at its distribution center in St. Petersburg. The $2.6 million project will produce 1.5 megawatts of solar power. Scott McIntyre is the CEO of Solar Energy Management, the company contracted to complete the project this fall. He says the panels are expected to cut Great Bay Distributor’s energy cost by 75%. McIntyre’s company has also completed solar projects for the SunTrust building in...

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Human Trafficking - An International Shame listen

05/21/14 Warren Elly with Dr. Leonard Territo and Professor Nataliya Glover
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Dr. Leonard Territo, Professor Nataliya Glover, Human Trafficing, Sex Trafficing, Ukraine

It’s reported that over 300-thousand kids are prostituted in the United States. Their average age is 12-years-old and Florida is third in the nation for Human Trafficking.

Today on the Last Call Warren Elly speaks to Dr. Leonard Territo and Nataliya Glover professors at St. Leo University about trafficking,

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Tampa turns into mock war zone for Mayor's "rescue" listen

05/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: military, special forces, special operations, War, militarization, Bob Buckhorn, Macdill AFB

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Hundreds of spectators lined the Harbor Island Bridge in downtown Tampa to watch a full scale military demo. Wednesday afternoon, an international group made up of special ops experts from 16 countries including the U.S. had one mission – rescue Tampa’s mayor, Bob Buckhorn.

“They just let me shoot the guns.”

Matt Allen is a Lt. Commander with Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force base.

“Part of the exercise is to have somebody to be a hostage, some bad actors. In this cas...

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Tampa Bay hosts Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and the International Special Forces Conference listen

05/21/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, International Special Forces Conference, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base

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Today on Radioactivity, we discuss two special operations conferences that are being held simultaneously at the Tampa Convention Center this week. The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and the International Special Forces Conference, which is hosted by U.S. Special Operations Command, whose headquarters is at MacDill Air Force Base.

According to the Tampa Bay Times-- the joint conferences are attracting up to 300 companies that will be hawking their military wares in displays o...

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Florida congressional redistricting trial uncovers deleted emails listen

05/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Will Weatherford, redistricting, Florida Legislature, Congress, fair districts

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Challenges to the Florida’s most recent redistricting process are continuing for a second day as questions regarding secret emails and closed door meetings come to light. Outgoing House Speaker Will Weatherford took the stand Tuesday afternoon arguing that the House followed all of the rules laid out in the 2010 Fair Districts amendments.

"We have a rule in the Florida House that says if you're working on draft legislation that that draft is not a public record until it is filed. It's so...

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New study ranks Tampa Bay second worst in nation for pedestrian deaths listen

05/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: pedestrian safety, roads, transit, Transportation, Complete Streets, Dangerous by Design, Cycling

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A 70-year old retired police officer was killed Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle in Clearwater Tuesday morning. Doug Carey was working as a crossing guard at the intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Belcher Road. Two toddlers who were passengers in a car that ran a red light were also injured.

A new pedestrian safety study lists the Tampa Bay area as the second most dangerous place to walk in the country. The [National Complete Streets Coalition](http://www.smartgrowthamerica....

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Science Café in St. Petersburg looks at the effect of plastic pollution on our oceans and Elizabeth Warren's new book explores fighting poverty listen

05/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: SciCafe series, Howard Rutherford, Senator Elizabeth Warren

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The issue of marine debris was recently highlighted during the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. At which time, large pieces of trash identified by satellites where mistaken as plane wreckage. Tonight at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg- there will be a discussion about local, regional and national initiatives underway aimed at reducing the amount of trash adrift in the ocean that impacts sealife. It’s part of the [SciCafe series](https://www.facebook.com/events/397703213704155/?ref=...

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Former New York Times Executive Editor makes commencement address listen

05/19/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Jill Abramson, Wake Forest University

Today on the Last Call, Rob Lorei airs a video of former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson's commencement address to the 2014 graduating class at Wake Forest University.

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Proposed gas pipeline could threaten Tampa Bay water supply listen

05/19/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: EPA, Sabal Trail, Anita Stewart, SpectraBusters, environment, water, natural gas

A coalition of energy companies including Florida Power and Light wants to build a 460-mile long natural gas pipeline through Florida and two other states. But environmentalists are pushing back against the project they say could contaminate aquifers. Anita Stewart is a district supervisor for the Hillsborough County Soil and Water Conservation District. She’s worried about a section of the pipeline that could bisect parts of a preserved area in Sumter and Pasco counties.

“This pipeline i...

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