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Florida on the hook for $250,000 for firing whistleblower listen

06/23/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: whistleblower, Florida, Rick Scott, Diane Parcell

Lawyers for a fired state worker say Florida could owe nearly $2 billion to people who were incorrectly reported to credit agencies. Former Department of Economic Opportunity employee Dianne Parcell spoke during a press conference in Tallahassee Monday.

Parcell’s lawyer released video of the woman talking about what happened to her.

A jury is making the state pay $250,000 in attorney’s fees and damages for Parcell’s firing.

To date, the state of Florida has not taken steps to addres...

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Director for Iraq Veterans Against the War discusses the current situation in Iraq listen

06/23/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Iraq, Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War

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Radioactivity welcomes guest is Matt Howard communications director for Iraq Veterans Against the War, who served two tours in Iraq as a US Marine.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he wants U.S. troops sent back in Iraq to halt Sunni militants now conquering large parts of the country to and support resistance fighters in Syria.

We play a part of this Cheney interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC yesterday morning:

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FUN-gus Permaculture Show listen

06/23/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Kip Curtis, National Farm to Fork School movement

On today’s show we started with a short interview with Kip Curtis, founder of the Edible Peace Patch Project in South St Pete about a talk he’ll be doing Friday, June 27, from 5 to 8 PM at Tanja & Jared’s Sulphur Springs Urban Farm about the National Farm to Fork School movement. Then mycologist, Florida Earth Skills Gathering Founder, and Florida off- grid homesteader and permaculturist, Mycol Stevens, joined...

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Hillsborough County forums could cut back on slumlord claims listen

06/23/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: tenant, landlord, slumlord, Hillsborough County, code enforcement

Hillsborough County and Tampa have been having trouble with slumlords. Jim Blinck is the county’s division director of code enforcement. Blinck is talking to residents and owners at a forum about their rights and responsibilities.

The Landlord and Tenant forum Tuesday at the University Area Community Development Corporation on North 22nd Street in Tampa. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and will last about two hours.

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Naples-area voters to replace embattled member of Congress listen

06/23/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Naples, Congressional District 19, Trey Radel, Curt Clawson, April Freeman, Collier County, Lee County, Congress

Voters in the Naples area will choose a new member of Congress Tuesday to replace Trey Radel. Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster with the Naples Daily News has been covering the Special Election.

Polls in the South Florida district are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Rick Scott's Spanish radio ad scores a GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!!! listen

06/20/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Michelle Bachman, Last Call, Janelle Irwin, jobs, Charlie Crist

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Callers weigh in on a conservative Christian conference and a new Rick Scott Add.

Here's the translated transcript:

ANNOUNCER #1: We are at the beginning of this extremely important match for Florida.

ANNOUNCER #2: On one end, Charlie Crist, who abandoned us as Governor when things got difficult. On the other end the current governor, Rick Scott, who keeps working to get the state's economy on the right track.

ANNOUNCER #1 : Crist is issued a red card ... (Whistle blows) ... For ...

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Sydney White out as WMNF general manager listen

06/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: wmnf, Media, radio

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The general manager of WMNF for the last two years is no longer with the station. WMNF board of directors president Nancy Johnson made the announcement today in an email. In an interview WMNF News asked her about it.

“Our general manager for the past two years, since 2012, has been Dr. Sydney White. Dr. Sydney White came from a vast background in the media industry with a lot of fresh ideas we’ve been so grateful for.

“He has not met the needs of WMNF. Therefore we will have an interi...

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Hidden Cash St. Pete wants you to find a $100 bill and pay it forward listen

06/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Hidden Cash, St. Pete, philanthropy

Somebody is going to hide a $100 bill in St. Petersburg this weekend.

It’s part of a trend called “hidden cash.” The Hidden Cash St. Pete group sends out clues on Twitter about where to find the money. But they want to be anonymous..

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VIDEO: St. Pete residents get to weigh in on new police chief listen

06/20/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Melanie Bevan, Thaddeus Reddish, Jerry Geier, Terrence Pierce, St. Pete Police, Rick Kriseman

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There’s about to be a new chief in town. The city of St. Pete is expected to choose a new head of its police department sometime within the next few weeks. Citizens had the chance to interview the four finalists for the job during a meet and greet Thursday night.

Of the short list, only one candidate is from the St. Petersburg Police Department. That’s Assistant Chief Melanie Bevan.

“We need to rebuild the culture of the police department. I’m not even going to tell you anymore, but I ...

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Ithaca Professor, Jeff Cohen discusses media coverage of the current situation in Iraq listen

06/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Jeff Cohen, RootsAction

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei talks about media coverage of the current situation in Iraq with Jeff Cohen director of the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College and cofounder of the online activism group RootsAction.org. Jeff was one of the co-founders of the media watch group- Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

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