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Pasco Animal Shelter desperately needs adoptions Memorial Day weekend listen

05/23/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: pets, Pasco County, animals, animal adoptions

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The Pasco Animal Shelter in Land O Lakes tells us they are getting full and need people to adopt pets this weekend to avoid having to euthanize animals. Monica Pollens is a member of the Pasco County Animal Advisory Board

You can find out more by calling 813-929-1212.

"We really need people to come and adopt animals as of this weekend as we are overflowing and would have to start euthanizing if we don't start getting some animals a...

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Rally against Monsanto in Ybor City and Cuba's role in the Florida Governor’s race listen

05/23/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Monsanto, Christine Wall, Cuba, Patrick Manteiga, La Gaceta, Charlie Crist

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Today on Radioactivity, we discuss tomorrow’s rally against Monsanto in Ybor City. Rob Lorei speaks to Christine Wall who is one of the organizers of tomorrow march against Monsanto- a multinational corporation heavily involved in genetically modifying food. Activists demanding that consumers have the choice to select genetically modified or not when they grocery shop will rally.

Rally will be held 2106 East 15th Avenue in Ybor City from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Later in the show, we loo...

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Florida Spring Cleaning Art Show listen

05/23/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Abby Tirabassi comes in to talk about the St. Pete art show to bring awareness to, and raise money for Florida Springs and manatees. Florida Spring Cleaning features a ton of well known St. Pete artists.

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Jessica Ehrlich talks about the crisis within the Veterans Affairs Department that has rocked D.C. listen

05/22/14 Mitch Perrry
Last Call Thursday
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Former CD13 Democratic Congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich re-appeared on The Last Call to talk mainly about the crisis within the VA system, although she also spoke with several listeners who expressed their regret that she didn't run in the CD13 special election this past March, the election where David Jolly succeeded the late Bill Young.

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Coast to Coast Florida bike trail could be getting a funding boost listen

05/22/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Coast to Coast Connector, Pinellas Trail, Suncoast Trail, biking, Cycling, pedestrian, transit

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Update: on 2 June 2014 Governor Scott signed this bill.

A bike path connecting St. Pete to Florida’s space coast may be getting a $15.5 million boost. State lawmakers passed a bill that would fund some projects along the Coast to Coast Connector planners having been hoping to finish for years.

“It took these people taking a 40,000 foot view to see all these little pieces that were actually on the ground and then they said, ‘why don’t you just connect these gaps?’”

That’s Steve Di...

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Washington D.C. hosts The New Populism Conference

05/22/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: New Populism Conference

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei plays excerpts from the New Populism Conference.

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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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