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Walmart Boosts Sales of AR-15's; and James Galbraith Says Don't Fear the Fiscal Cliff

12/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Nation Magazine writer George Zornick who has written an article entitled How WalMart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America. Later we'll talk with Professor James Galbraith of the University of Texas at Austin on [6 R...

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Tampa Bay activists plan Black Friday protests at WalMarts in solidarity with striking workers

11/21/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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On Last Call we took calls about the strikes by WalMart workers this Friday across the country and the local actions in support of the laborers. The day after Thanksgiving is typically the busiest shopping day of the year -- called Black Friday by shoppers and Buy Nothing Day by people protesting the hyperconsu...

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Occupy Tampa arrests at 31; Black Friday shoppers mic-checked listen

11/28/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two more Occupy Tampa members were arrested for trespassing last Wednesday night. Daniel Walford was arrested at the amphitheater on the west side of Kiley Garden, where he said police singled him out.

Eyewitnesses say they were surprised to see that even with such [a large crowd gathered to see the musical and poetic performances by local artists](https://www.facebook.com/events/2774678889...

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NOW President Terry O'Neill; Open Phones To Discuss President Obama's Speech About Afghanistan

06/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming uu we'll have open phones to discuss President Obama's speech last night about a partial withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. First, three listener comments about yesterday's interview about the pending cut in state worker's pay. Then we'll hear from the president of the National Organization for Women terry O'Neill. NOW is holding it's nationwide convention in Tampa this week. One of the topics to be covered at the convention is...

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WalMart ramps up PR in face of Supreme Court discrimination suit listen

04/13/11 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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WalMart has launched a nationwide ad campaign that critics say is aimed at offsetting declining sales and bad press generated by a class action discrimination lawsuit now in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. This comes as a remodeled WalMart store in Tampa held an official ceremony today to unveil its expansion to include 188,000 square feet and a full line of groceries.

With flair provided by the MacDill Air Force Base color guard and an invocation by the pastor of the First Baptist Churc...

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Walmart goes before Tarpon Springs City Commission again listen

10/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A large crowd is expected tonight at the Tarpon Springs City Commission on Walmart’s plans for a supercenter on vacant land beside the Anclote River.

There actually could be two nights of hearings on the proposed Walmart, considering the last hearing in January 2005, which lasted 12 hours and ended at 7 in the morning.

There has been tremendous opposition to the plan. Many say the proposal would bring environmental damage to the site location, cause heavy traffic and harm local busines...

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FEC asked to investigate Walmart election tactics listen

08/14/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Labor groups today asked the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether Walmart violated federal election laws recently by organizing meetings across the country recently, where they discussed the impact of elected Democrats on legislation that would make it easier for workers to unionize companies, including Walmart.

That legislation is the Employee Free Choice Act, which Walmart opposes.

The complaints were filed by a variety of groups, including the AFL-CIO and WakeUpWalMart.Com...

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Tarpon Springs rules against Wal-Mart listen

01/17/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Critics of a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter in Tarpon Springs are cheering a decision last night by the city’s Board of Adjustment.

The board voted 3-2 to accept an appeal by several concerned citizens to treat changes to the approved site plan for the store as “major" rather than "minor."

Colin Fisk is an organizer with the group Wal-Mart Alliance for Reform Now and one of those protesting the proposal.

If Wal-Mart continues with the project, the changes to the site plan must be c...

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Anclote River Wal-Mart Back on Planning Table listen

12/26/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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For more than three years, environmentalists in northern Pinellas County have been fighting against construction of a Wal-Mart on the banks of the Anclote River. Next month the Board of Adjustments in Tarpon Springs will consider the issue. This morning, WMNF spoke with Andy Ennis, the Treasurer for the Concerned Citizens and Friends of the Anclote River.

There will be a public Board of Adjustments meeting on January 16th at the Tarpon Springs City Hall.

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