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Florida GOP congressional candidate's debate

01/13/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: WEDU, Rob Lorei, GOP congressional candidate's debate

Today on the Last Call, Rob Lorei played 20 minutes of the Florida GOP congressional candidate's debate and then opened the phone lines for discussion.

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Tampa Mayor Buckhorn uses rec centers to help residents enroll in Affordable Care Act listen

01/13/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Bob Buckhorn, Kathleen Sebelius, kathy castor, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Tampa, health insurance

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Tampa has opened nine of its busiest recreation centers to navigators charged with helping individuals enroll in Obamacare. During a press conference Monday at the Loretta Ingraham Center in Westshore, Mayor Bob Buckhorn says when it comes to helping the nearly 100,000 uninsured Tampans find affordable coverage, the city is all in.

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Florida Legislators Propose $10.10 Minimum Wage For All Workers listen

01/10/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: minimum wage, Florida Legislator, Jean Souffrant, Yaneth Lombana

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Today Radioactivity explores how Florida Legislators have introduced Senate Bill 456 and House Bill 385. If passed, these bills would eliminate the tip credit and raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for tipped and non-tipped employees.

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The views of an American Israeli on Nakbah

01/10/14 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Tags: Josh Ruebner, Remi Kanazi

True Talk spoke to Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director of the US Campaign to the End the Israeli Occupation about the Nakba. He also spoke about the role his organization plays in changing hearts and minds of Americans about Palestine.

The show also featured Palestinian song and a very touching poem by Remi Kanazi .

Later, there were phone calls from listeners expressing support and one read his own poem on Palestine!

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NAACP calls on restoration of rights for "returning citizens"

01/10/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: NAACP, Yvette Lewis, restoration of rights, Voting, Voting rights

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Florida is one of three states with laws on the books severely limiting the ability of ex-felons to restore their civil rights, including the right to vote.

A "less severe" convicted felon must wait five years after completing his sentence, all probation and paid any applicable fines or restitution. In addition, the person must remain not only conviction-free, but not get arrested even if it doesn't result in charges.

The NAACP is trying to change the law in Florida so that ex-felons, o...

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Cars with fuel enhanced by hydrogen could be a thing listen

01/10/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: alternative energy, hho, hydrogen fuel, fuel efficiency, green energy

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New hydrogen technology could save drivers big bucks at the pump. An alternative energy expo at the Museum of Science and Industry this weekend is hosting inventors and alternative energy companies that have futuristic gear aimed at reducing fuel and energy consumption.

A company called HHO Games is hosting the expo. The HHO is a term used to describe cars that run on water converted to hydrogen gas. Joe Shea is the founder of HHO Games.

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Art & Beauty from Ancient Times? listen

01/10/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Today's (1/10/14) show featured an interview with Ami Sallee (director) and Brendan Ragan (actor) from Gorilla Theatre's resurgent production, An Illiad. It is a brilliant script, condensing Homer's Illiad to a human size play, and dragging modern wars back into Troy.

We also heard a Ted Talk from philosopher Denis Dutton, about how the human need for beauty is in our genes, fro...

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Political blogger Peter Schorsch talks about Tampa Bay Times recent story on himself & other political issues listen

01/10/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Peter Schorsch, Tampa Bay Times

In mid-November, The Tampa Bay Times published a critical story called "Cash for coverage" about blogger Peter Schorsch. On the program he talked about the investigation into some of his business practices, as well providing commentary on the CD13 primary race and other political issues in Florida.

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Tampa City Council to crack down on slumlords listen

01/09/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: housing, Tampa City Council, Yolie Capin, Lisa Montelione, Charlie Miranda, code enforcement, slumlords

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Hillsborough County government is under fire after a scathing report uncovered code violations where landlords received subsidies for housing homeless people. Now Tampa City Council members are considering tightening the belt on landlords to deal with rampant violations throughout the city. During a meeting Thursday, Jake Slater, head of the city

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Tampa OKs $6.5 million loan for Lowry Park Zoo's new vet center listen

01/09/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa City Council

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Lowry Park Zoo is planning a six and a half million dollar addition to the park and using Tampa

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