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Governor Scott and Cabinet approve new south Florida nuclear reactors listen

05/13/14 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: nuclear power, nuclear energy, nukes, Rick Scott, Florida Power & Light, Florida Cabinet

Florida Governor Rick Scott and the three members of the Cabinet are green lighting a plan to build two nuclear reactors in South Florida.

Scott and the state's three other elected officials on Tuesday voted in favor of the plan that would allow Florida Power & Light to add nuclear generators at its existing Turkey Point facility near Homestead. The project would add approximately 2,200 megawatts of power or enough for an estimated 750,000 homes.

The state's largest utility also got app...

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Veterans get hiring boost from national group listen

05/13/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: veterans, military, Hiring our Heroes, Chamber of Commerce, jobs

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Military veterans and their spouses looking for a job had a chance to get face to face with Tampa Bay area employers Tuesday at a job fair in Temple Terrace.

“Their agreement basically reads that they’re expected to bring 3-4 jobs per employer.”

That’s Ernie Lombardi, Southeast regional associate for the United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation that hosts Hiring our Heroes job fairs in cities across the U.S.

“Nationally, we’re seeing anywhere from 12-15% of some type of hires ...

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Democrats blast Florida abortion bills listen

05/13/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: abortion, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Lori Berman, 2014 legislative session, Rick Scott

Two abortion bills are waiting on Florida Governor Rick Scott’s signature. One would make it a crime to cause the death of a fetus at any stage of gestation. The other would place further restrictions on how far into a pregnancy an expectant mother could obtain an abortion. During a phone conference Tuesday, Democrats, including Congress member Debbie Wasserman Schultz condemned both measures as interfering with women’s healthcare options.

“The overwhelming majority of Flordians support a...

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Macro Rubio says he's ready to be president listen

05/12/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Marco Rubio

Today on the Last Call Rob Lorei discusses the following comments made by Marco Rubio.

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New Frontline documentary explores government spying in America

05/12/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Jim Gilmore, reporter/producer of the new Frontline film called United States of Secrets: How the government came to spy on millions of Americans.

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Summer School Programs & Climate Change listen

05/12/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Ph.D. Michael Dorsey, Desi Saludes, Deshjuana Bagley, Nicodemus Brothers

Our first guest on today’s show, Ph.D. Michael Dorsey, is the Interim Director and Visiting Fellow for The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. The Center works to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination, with the goal of improving the socioeconomic status of African Americans and other people of color, expanding their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas, and promoting ...

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Medical researchers raise concerns to Congress about declining funding listen

05/12/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: David Jolly, kathy castor, Dennis Ross, Moffitt Cancer Center, USF, medical research, NIH

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Leaders of research centers in Tampa Bay are asking Congress to make sure there’s more funding available to find medical breakthroughs. The concerns come amid what has been a steady decline in National Institutes of Health funding as a result of mandatory spending cuts associated with last year’s sequester. Monday morning Alan List, CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, moderated a panel discussion on the impacts of reduced funding.

“New projects, even those rated as outstanding for scientific me...

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President of oldest pro-Israel group joins Radioactivity listen

05/09/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Morton A. Klein, Zionist Organization of America

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Morton A. Klein is National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel group in the U.S., founded in 1897. He is a member of the National Council of AIPAC. Mr. Klein is widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish activists in the United States. He is a child of Holocaust survivors, born in a displaced persons camp in Gunzberg, Germany.

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Legislative wrap up forum turns to Rick Scott vs. Charlie Crist discussion listen

05/09/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, 2014 legislative session, immigration, in-state tuition, Darryl Paulson, Steve Bousquet

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There is a flurry of bills waiting for Governor Rick Scott’s signature now that the 2014 legislative session is over. During a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon Friday in St. Petersburg two political wits looked at the winners and losers in Tallahassee politics this session.

One of the biggest asks from Governor Rick Scott this year was for the legislature to pass a tuition freeze on public universities. He got that. He also succeeded in getting $500 million in tax cuts. Another bill Scott supp...

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Former Pinellas County congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich discusses what's next for her listen

05/08/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Jessica Ehrlich, David Jolly

Former congressional aide and attorney Jessica Ehrlich has turned into a regular cable news pundit of sorts in the past few months, appearing almost daily on the Fox News Channel or Fox News Business. The Pinellas County Democrats also tells WMNF she's part of a new project helping out Democrats in the Southeast that she'll officially announce later this year. In her appearance on WMNF, she talked about the recent issues with Pinellas County Democrats and their inability to find a candidate w...

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