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Help available for retirees targeted in scams listen

01/26/11 Andrea Lypka
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Senior citizens are often the target financial fraud. But, there are organizations that can help by warning about common scams and assisting after a fraud has occurred.

Stephen Lintner’s mother was a victim of a financial scam.

“Mom used a company for some kind of credit card consolidation that had some problems and it disappeared and things fell apart. I don’t even know the details. She has had some problems with phone calls that turned out to be a scam and she lost a measure of ...

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Law professors maintain the new health care reform law is Constitutional listen

01/18/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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House Republicans took up their effort to repeal the health care reform law this afternoon. They plan to vote on repeal tomorrow. Even if it passes, it is likely to die in the Senate. An AP/GfK poll released yesterday found that only about a quarter of Americans support repeal of the law.

In addition to the attempt by conservatives in Congress to repeal the law, many states are challenging its constitutionality in court.

In a conference call with reporters today, The Center for American...

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Cluck and Backyard Chickens

01/10/11 Jon Butts
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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On today’s program our special guest was Jono Miller a teacher at New College and resident of Sarasota. Jono’s heading up an effort to get an ordinance adopted by the city of Sarasota to allow backyard chickens on January 18. His initiative is called CLUCK (Citizen’s Lobbying for Urban Chicken Keeping) and you can check out the blog at

Plus founder and executive director of Tampa Premier Community Supported Agricultur...

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Longtime civil rights activist John Seigenthaler receives award listen

12/20/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Civil rights leader and journalist John Seigenthaler Sr. spoke about racial, gender, religious and sexual orientation injustices that groups of people faced in history and continue to face.

“I want to ask you to think with me on times, on times when we suffered defeat, times when we forgot our way, some times when our values escaped us. There is, I think if we are honest, a dark side to our national character that has periodically taken hold in our history and threatened at times to und...

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Earth Jurisprudence symposium in Orlando

02/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A cutting-edge legal field known as Earth Jurisprudence seeks to fortify legal rights for the natural world. Today in Orlando, the Barry University School of Law hosted the country’s first symposium on the topic.

The Center for Earth Jurisprudence is a collaborative initiative of the Miami area’s Barry and St. Thomas Universities. That center, along with the Barry Law Review, sponsored the symposium, "Framing an Earth Jurisprudence for a Planet in Peril."

Sister Patricia Siemen, ex...

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