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Alex Sink announces five-point plan to tame flood insurance rates listen

01/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Alex Sink, David Jolly, Congressional District 13, Bill Young, Flood insurance, FEMA, National Flood Insurance Program, Biggert-Waters

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Congressional Democratic Candidate Alex Sink announced a five point plan to tame rising flood insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses in Pinellas County. During a press conference in front of a home in Northeast Park today where residents pay some of the highest rates, Sink’s plan includes delaying rate hikes in effect now due to the Biggert-Waters Act passed to pay off FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program deficit.

Republican candidate David Jolly has said delaying the flood i...

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Bike share coming soon to Tampa listen

01/21/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: bikes, transit, Transportation, Bob Buckhorn, Social Bicycles, Coast Bike Share

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Soon Tampa residents and visitors will be able to cruise around town on bikes even if they don’t own one. Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled the new Coast Bike Share program that will rent 300 bikes at 30 locations this spring.

The bike hubs will be spread throughout downtown, Ybor City and Hyde Park. During a press conference at Curtis Hixon Downtown Waterfront Park Tuesday morning, Buckhorn said the project, which is privately funded, is three years in the making.

“I mean, from the parks to...

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Bill Moyers' documentary report, State of Conflict: North Carolina listen

01/21/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: State of Conflict: North Carolina, Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company, Moral Monday

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs a Bill Moyers' documentary report, State of Conflict: North Carolina. Moyers' explains that for the first time in almost 150 years, Republicans control the governorship and both houses of legislature in North Carolina.





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Rarely heard talk by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. includes his early criticism of military spending, Vietnam War and federal government spending priorities listen

01/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: MLK, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., wmnf

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs a special program from the WYSO of Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 Commencement Speech at Antioch College.

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Philosophy, Sustainablility & Community Organizing listen

01/20/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Kofi Hunt, Chioke Lanson

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on WMNF!

First we talked with a local community organizer with the Service International Union. Kofi Hunt talked about his community efforts in Pinellas County and about what Dr. King has meant to him. Next, we had Chioke Lanson, a philosopher and radio producer, currently teaching philosophy at Spelman College in Atlanta. His main area of study is humanitarianism. He has been to Africa multiple times studying the activity of NGOs; in his travels and his...

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Democrats Perry Thurston and George Sheldon take similar policy stance as they look to unseat Attorney General Pam Bondi listen

01/17/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Perry Thurston, George Sheldon, Attorney General, Pam Bondi, Tiger Bay

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Two Florida Democrats are facing off for the chance to unseat Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi. Former Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon and current South Florida Representative Perry Thurston agreed on issues surrounding Florida policies like the controversial Stand Your Ground law.

As residents in the Tampa Bay area are buzzing over whether or not that defense can be used in the Wesley Chapel movie theater shooting that left one man dead after an argument ...

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Could loud texts and flying popcorn spell defense for movie theater shooter?

01/17/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Stand Your Ground, guns, gun control, Janelle Irwin

A 43-year old man is dead after an argument over texting in a Wesley Chapel movie theater.

71-year old Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa cop, pulled the trigger.

Reports in the days since the shooting have suggested Reeves may have a personality disorder. There is also speculation that the shooter may use the state's Stand Your Ground law as a possible defense. Reeves has said he felt threatened.

Chad Oulson, the victim, was allegedly texting a babysitter during the previews when Reeves...

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Push to get medical marijuana on the ballot in Florida listen

01/17/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Stephen Nohlgreen

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei explores the efforts to get medical marijuana on the ballot this year in Florida with Tampa Bay Times reporter, Stephen Nohlgreen who has been closely covering the issue.

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Discussing recent conclusions by PunditFact listen

01/17/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Tampa Bay Times, Katie L. Sanders

Tampa Bay Times reporter Katie L. Sanders joined the program to review recent findings by the paper's new PunditFact team, an offshoot of the Pulitzer Prize winning PolitiFact brand.

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New St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman wants to crack down on illegal guns listen

01/16/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: guns, Rick Kriseman, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Police

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is saying no to illegal guns in his city.

During a press conference Thursday at City Hall, Kriseman signed a pledge to crack down on people who own or sell weapons under the legal radar.

“We need to change the culture that exists in this community. We need to change the culture regarding illegal guns and regarding gun violence. We want people to come to this city. We encourage people to come to this city, but if you’re coming to this city with an ill...

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