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St. Pete Police change policy to no longer pursue vehicles unless chasing violent felons listen

01/09/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Rick Kriseman, St. Petersburg, St. Pete, St. Petersburg Police, chase policy, police chases, Bill Foster

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St. Petersburg Police will no longer be able to pursue vehicles unless the driver or occupants have been involved in a violent felony.

The new chase policy was announced Thursday by Mayor Rick Kriseman and Interim Chief of Police David Dekay. It replaces the...

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Nation reporter talks poverty & Discussion surrounding Ani DiFranco's Nottoway Plantation controversy listen

01/09/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: poverty, Zoe Carpenter, Nottoway Plantation, Adele Stan, Ani DiFranco

This week on a Woman's Point of View the following topics were covered:

Zoe Carpenter

Congress is back in session and there are important issues that need to be examined. Zoe Carpenter a reporter in The Nation's Washington, DC bureau, has written for Rolling Stone, Guernica and the Poughkeepsie Journal. An Oregon native, Zoë studied writing and environmental politics at Vassar College. She will discuss some of what she considers the...

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George W. Bush to speak at lecture series in Sarasota and Republicans offer new ways to help the poor listen

01/09/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: George Bush, Sarasota, Ringling College of Art and Design, Gene Jones, War on Poverty, Marco Rubio

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Today Radioactivity talks about former President George W Bush’s visit to Sarasota next Tuesday. And Rob Lorei discusses Senator Marco Rubio’s speech yesterday in which he said that the War on Poverty has been a failure.

Next Tuesday morning former President George Bush will speak at the Ringling Town Hall Lecture series in Sarasota- a series sponsored by the Ringling College of Art and Design. In its announcement the college says that “As president, he worked to expand freedom, oppo...

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A Business Reporter's Notebook listen

01/09/14 Warren Elly with Mark Holan
Last Call Wednesday

Tags: Irish-American Blog, www.markholan.org, fulfillment centers, Rolling Stones, Tampa bay business journal, Mark Holan, commercial real estate market

Today on Last Call, Warren Elly speaks to 30 year veteran journalist Mark Holan of The Tampa Bay Business Journal.

The battle over jobs starts all over again - Governor Rick Scott is running for re-election and pledging to put an end to all corporate state taxes and claiming on CNBC’s “squalk box” that he’s saved us from unemployment and the wasteful spending of the federal government.

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Hillsborough recognizes January as slavery and national human trafficking awareness month listen

01/08/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Human Trafficking, sex trafficking, Hillsborough County Commission

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Human trafficking in the Tampa Bay area is getting more and more attention as people take notice. During a Hillsborough County Commission meeting Wednesday Commissioner Sandra Murman issued a proclamation recognizing January as Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

“Human trafficking affects as many as 27-million people worldwide including an estimated 2-million children who are trafficked for child labor and sexual exploitation. Florida is ranked as the third highest destinatio...

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Senior group hopes to get Bingo exception from Hillsborough County Commission listen

01/08/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: OWLS, Northdale Park, Hillsborough County Commission, Bingo, Victor Crist

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A senior group from Northdale near New Tampa is one step closer to being able to play Bingo at their neighborhood park. State law says it’s OK, but a county ordinance bars the group from hosting the gambling pastime. Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan is leading a charge to change that.

“Their plan would be, any profits would go into the Northdale Park as a trust fund to support other programs at the park.”

The group OWLS whi...

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Palestinian filmmaker's documentary reveals the reality of living in Gaza under conflict listen

01/08/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Where Should The Birds Fly, Palestine, Israel, Fida Qishta

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Palestinian filmmaker Fida Qishta about her award winning documentary Where Should The Birds Fly. The film shows what life is like for the residents of Gaza- a Palestinian area captured and controlled by Israel since 1967. It begins with chilling footage of Israeli bulldozers destroying houses in Rafah in 2004.

Qishta, a native of Rafah, the city in the south of the Gaza Strip, watched her parents’...

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Kathleen Peters supports extension of unemployment benefits as Senate bill clears hurdle listen

01/07/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Kathleen Peters, David Jolly, Unemployment, jobs, Bill Young, Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson John Boehner, Patty Murray

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A Pinellas County Republican hoping to join Congress this year, Kathleen Peters, released a statement supporting an extension in unemployment benefits Tuesday. Peters wrote “I am calling on Congress to stop this partisan gridlock and pass a three month reinstatement of unemployment benefits that is paid for in full.”

In polls, Peters is trailing lobbyist David Jolly in next Tuesday’s Republican Primary for the seat in Congress that’s open following the death of long-time U.S. Representativ...

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David Jolly tells Pinellas voters he didn't lobby for offshore oil drilling; DCCC accuses him of lying listen

01/07/14 Seán Kinane and Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: David Jolly, DCCC, oil drilling, Bill Young, Alex Sink, Kathleen Peters, beaches, Oil

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is accusing Republican Congressional candidate David Jolly of lying about whether he lobbied for the petroleum industry.

During a candidate forum yesterday hosted by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Jolly was asked if he lobbied for oil companies.

During his response, he denied it.

But in emails last...

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Author and columnist Henry A Giroux says American democracy is in decay listen

01/07/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Henry A Giroux, Truthout.org

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Henry A Giroux, columnist for Truthout.org and author who says the state of U.S. today has turned into an authoritarian one.

Henry Giroux articles:

Beyond Savage Politics and Dystopian Nightmares

America’s Descent Into Madness

[The Violence of Or...

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