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Supporters call for continued Florida Forever funding listen

10/14/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A host of supporters, including several former Governors, are calling on the State Legislature to resume funding for the conservation program known as Florida Forever. Former Governor Bob Martinez says that because of bonding, it will only take a small investment to fully fund the program.

Bob Martinez: “It is no a large amount of money. It’s $15 million to get $300 million. growth is paying for it by virtue of paying the documentary stamps. We know that last year was a tough year...

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Who are the biggest water users In West Central Florida?

05/05/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon,

Welcome to Radioactivity… I’m Rob Lorei… Coming up, we’ll talk with a Tampa Tribune reporter who’s written about the biggest water users in southwest Florida. They are not homeowners—but some of the biggest industries in Florida.

But first. some listener comments about last Thursday’s show on which we talked about the ties between factory farming and the outbreak of swine flu.

Recently local news reports have told about individual wealthy homeowners w...

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Environmentalists challenge proposed nuclear power plants

04/22/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Mary Olson joined us for this segment. She is the southern director of NIRS, the Nuclear Information and Research Service (http://www.nirs.org).

She represented the Green Party and the Ecology Party this week at an NRC hearing. The groups want legal standing to challnge the proposed nuclear power plants in levy County. For more information, contact Michael Canney at (352) 226-6164.

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Management plan offered for Brooker Creek

08/07/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners met in Clearwater to approve plans for the Brooker Creek Preserve. Deciding what to do with the publicly owned land located in the northeast corner of Pinellas County has been an issue of controversy over the past few years.

Currently, the 7,960 acres of Brooker Creek exists as a wilderness area that provides refuge to several endangered plants such as the Catesby lily as well as a unique collection of wildlife that ranges from bobcats to sw...

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Pinellas land preservation amendment closer to ballot listen

08/05/08 Emily Reddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Pinellas County Commissioners moved one step closer today to putting a charter amendment on the November ballot to require public approval of the sale of any of the county’s environmental lands.

After years of debate, a compromise amendment focused on conserving county-owned environmental lands in Pinellas County is now all-but-certain to go to voters in November. Final tweaking is being done to the amendment before what looks to be a finalizing of the language by the commission on Aug...

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Environmentalist responds to approval of nuclear plants

07/15/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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According to the Associated Press, St. Petersburg-based, Progress Energy, has won approval from a state regulatory agency to build two new nuclear power plants.

The Public Service Commission approved the request today for new reactors in Levy County along the Gulf Coast, about 10 miles north of Crystal River. They would be the first new nuclear generating plants built in Florida since 1983.

Progress Energy serves about 1.7 million customers in Florida, mostly in the Tampa Bay area, ...

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Conservative case for environmentalism

04/09/08 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Coming up today we’ll hear about a new book by conservative icon Newt Gingrich about his support for a variety of environmental initiatives.

Later we’ll open up the phone lines.

First up, a listener comment about yesterday’s interview with Bernard Lafayette a civil rights pioneer who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Newt Gingrich, the conservative former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has co-written a book called A Contract with the Earth. It aims to conv...

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