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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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Southern Gothic Comedy listen

06/20/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: Caroline Jett, Karla Hartley, Rosemary Orlando, The Sugar Bean Sisters

Caroline Jett, Karla Hartley and Rosemary Orlando talk about (and do a scene from) the dark comedy set in the Florida swampland. Just the usual, you know, alligators, aliens, Disney.

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Five public meetings planned for St. Pete Pier listen

06/19/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: St. Pete, pier, downtown st. pete, Rick Kriseman, Ben Kirby

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The city of St. Pete is asking for the public’s help designing a new pier. The first of 5 public meetings kicks off Thursday at 7 p.m. at Child’s Park Recreation Center on the Southside. the city’s Ben Kirby is the city's communications director.

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USF grad students want more take home pay listen

06/19/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: USF, grad students, PhD, wages, collective bargaining, Student Loans, education

The USF graduate student union will start collective bargaining talks with the university Friday. Graduate Assistants United wants certain fees waived to increase the amount of take home pay students make teaching classes while pursuing advanced degrees. Josh Lenes and Megan Flocken are co-presidents of the group.

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Resident pushes back against Clearwater plan to move Countryside public library listen

06/19/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: libraries, Clearwater

There are plans for a public library in Clearwater to move to a nearby park, but some residents are fighting the plan. Margaret Mann wants the Clearwater Public Library System to keep the Countryside library where it is.

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The history behind Juneteenth and documentary, Freedom Summer details 10 important weeks of civil rights in 1964 listen

06/19/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: juneteenth, NIKKI GIOVANNI, GWENDOLYN ZOHARAH SIMMONS, Freedom Summer

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From a Woman's POV feels privileged for all of us to celebrate Juneteenth and to speak with NIKKI GIOVANNI on this day. It took months for the message of the proclamation to spread through the land, but as NIKKI GIOVANNI, the shows first guest, says in her poem “The American Vision of Abraham Lincoln on the Lincoln Memorial”

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Resting in the comfort of the statue Of the 16th president of the United States Missing An equally impressi...

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Tampa Bay's Juneteenth celebration and Michelle Alexander's new book THE NEW JIM CROW examines high incarceration rates for people of color listen

06/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: juneteenth, Rev. Willie Dixon, The New Jim Crow

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei shares an interview with Michelle Alexander where she discusses her new book THE NEW JIM CROW about the high rates of incarceration for people of color. The show also highlights a local Juneteenth event.

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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the...

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Kennedy Space Center prepares for sea level rise listen

06/18/14 Crystal Farina and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: climate change, NASA, sea level rise, Florida, Kennedy Space Center, science

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NASA is taking steps to protect Florida’s coastal Kennedy Space Center from rising seas.

Climate scientists say that sea levels will continue to rise because of melting polar ice and because warmer oceans will expand as the planet warms.

WMNF spoke with Kim Toufectis, the architect who coordinates master planning for NASA’s 15 locations, including KSC.

“Adapting to climate risks is part of what NASA needs to do in order to make sure our facilities can support our work going forwar...

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Reaction to trademark board calling Washington NFL team name "disparaging" listen

06/18/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Native American, NFL, football, racism

The nickname of the NFL team in Washington, D.C., is considered by many people to be a racial slur against indigenous Americans.

And today a federal trademark board concurred, calling it "disparaging of Native Americans" and recommending canceling the team's trademark protections. The team has faced pressure for years to change its name from the “R-word,” but it responded today by announcing it will appeal.

For reaction, WMNF spoke with Emelie Jeffries. She is host of Voices of Our Pe...

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Transportation talks in Hillsborough not appeasing pro-transit activists listen

06/18/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Transportation, transit, Hillsborough County, The Sierra Club, buses, Sandra Murman, Phil Compton

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Groups who want more transit options in Hillsborough County like improved bus routes and rail say there’s too much emphasis on roads. They’re pushing back against a plan that will be presented next week.

“We’re concerned that the policy leadership group spent 6 separate meetings talking about road projects, 5 separate occasions about governance, but now plans to talk about transit just one time before approving a plan for review and we’re afraid such a plan will be D.O.A.”

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