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Senator Rubio tells Tampa audience recent Obama administration scandals are due to political culture listen

05/20/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke in Tampa on Saturday, but instead of focusing on immigration reform he railed against the recent IRS, AP and Benghazi scandals. At the Hillsborough County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner Rubio said he is concerned about excessive government. He said the Obama administration’s criticism of the GOP has created a culture of politics that is responsible for these scandals.

“When you go around demonizing your opponents, when you go around tel...

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Tampa activist receives thank-you letter from Bradley Manning; direct action planned at MacDill AFB listen

05/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Tampa supporters of Private Bradley Manning are planning direct action outside MacDill Air Force base on June 1. MacDill is the home of U.S. Central Command. It’s part of a nationwide coordinated day of action and is being organized locally by the Tampa Bay Bradley Manning Support Network.

From his prison cell, Manning recently thanked an active member...

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The American News Media Out of Control - Boston Bombings

04/17/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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Guests: Roy Peter Clark - Journalism Expert Poynter Institute Joe Navarro - Retired FBI Counter Terrorism Agent/Supervisor

The American News Media Out of Control. Repeatedly stumbling in the wake of the Boston Bomb Blasts…

Tonight, 48 hours later, the cable networks continue they’re sensational around the clock coverage –

By midafternoon today the media was soo confused and desperate for NEWS…it collectively wandered from reports a young man could be see...

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WikiLeaks releases searchable database of mid-70s diplomatic files listen

04/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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More than 1.7 million diplomatic documents are now online in a searchable database thanks to the document-leaking website WikiLeaks. They have merged those declassified U.S. state department documents from the mid 1970s with a quarter of a million previously leaked diplomatic cables known as Cablegate.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced the release by video conference from inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London this morning.

"Orwell famously said that he who controls the pres...

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Race Baiter: Eric Deggans on race and media listen

03/15/13 Christopher Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The news media sometimes covers issues of race -- but a recent book looks at whether that coverage can actually hurt race relations.

WMNF's Christopher Davis interviewed Tampa Bay Times media critic, Eric Deggans, after a community conversation on the topic last night at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. Deggans' book is called Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation.

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Listen to full audio of Bradley Manning's court statement

03/12/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Freedom of the Press Foundation has released a leaked audio recording of the entire statement made by Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Manning talks about why he leaked documents, including what Wikileaks calls the "Collateral Murder" video of journalists being killed in Iraq by the U.S. military.

Here's a link to the text of [Bradley Manning's full statement, trans...

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The Pier; and Tampa Bay Times controversial story of a woman who ended up killing herself

12/06/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Shortly after the St. Pete City Council voted to support funding to continue the design and pre-construction work on the new design for the Pier called the Lens, Council Chair Leslie Curran spoke to us about the recent design changes made by L.A. based architect Michael Maltzan's firm.

Later in the show local political blogger Peter Schorsch (stpetersblog 2.0) came on the program to defend himself from the recent criticism he received after he criticized the "Tampa Bay Times" and their sto...

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Low-power FM radio stations could be coming soon to your community

12/05/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Last Friday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it would open up licenses for new low-power FM (LPFM) radio stations beginning next October.

My guest on Last Call is Brandy Doyle, policy director for the Prometheus Radio Project.

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Civil rights and union leaders urge FCC to slow changes to media ownership rules listen

11/28/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Federal Communications Commission wants to lift some limits on one company owning several media organizations in the same market. But a coalition of unions and civil rights leaders is urging the FCC to slow things down until it analyzes the impact of the proposed changes on women and people of color.

In a teleconference with reporters today Craig Aaron, president and CEO of t...

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Listeners weigh in on media consolidation

11/28/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on Last Call we heard from listeners about media consolidation.

On the WMNF drive-time news we played part of a conference call. The Federal Communications Commission plans to lift some limits on one company owning several media organizations in the same market. But a coalition of unions and civil rights leaders is urging the FCC to slow things down until it analyzes ...

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