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The Last Call with Michael Saltsman of the Employment Policy Institute listen

12/08/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Michael Saltsman, Employment Policy Institute

Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei speaks with Michael Saltsman, who is an opponent of raising the minimum wage. He works for the Employment Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth.

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Electric Vehicles listen

12/08/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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On today’s Sustainable Living program we spent the hour talking about Light Electric Vehicles (LEVs) and especially electric bikes. One of our guests was the founder of Pro EV, Cliff Rassweiler, located in Miami. Pro EV promotes electric vehicles as an alternative to internal combustion powered vehicles. Also joining the show we had a contributing writer for Inside EVs, Ted Dillard. Ted writes for other publications as well, including Home Power Magaz...

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Activists demand black control of the police in their neighborhoods listen

12/08/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Race, profiling, police, brutality, Michael Brown, Anthony Holloway, Florida Courier, Eric Garner, Uhuru, racism

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In the wake of a series of police killings around the country, Sunday in St. Petersburg community activists held a forum on police violence and institutional racism. The city's new police chief backed out of participating- which didn't sit well with the audience.

The forum was sponsored by the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement at their headquarters on 18th Avenue South. About 100 people attended. One of the speakers- Rev. Manuel Sykes Pasto...

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Tampa demonstrators shut down streets in solidarity with Ferguson protests listen

12/08/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Ferguson, Tampa, Michael Brown, Raices en Tampa, Dream Defenders, Eric Garner, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa Police

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On Friday night in Tampa about 150 Ferguson solidarity protesters shut down streets and bridges in and around downtown and even took their message against police violence to a city-sponsored Christmas celebration in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

In the streets they chanted things like “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” “Back Lives Matter,” and “I Can’t Breathe.”

After an hour of speeches and chanting at Gaslight Square Park near police headquarters, demonstrators marched west on Kennedy Boulevar...

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Attorney David Cobb discusses Corporate Personhood on Radioactivity. listen

12/08/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: David Cobb, corporate personhood, Move To Amend

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei discusses Corporate Personhood with Attorney David Cobb. Cobb is a national spokesperson for Move to Amend, a grassroots organization working to end corporate money in political campaigns, in response to a 2010 Supreme Court decision which extended 1st amendment rights to non-profit and for-profit organizations. This decision allows campaign spending by such entities as a form of free speech. Cobb also addresses comments made by Texas Senator Ted Cruz agains...

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Tampa Tour De Clay listen

12/05/14
Art In Your Ear
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A discussion of how ceramics integrates art into daily living.

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Local Christmas Charity enters its 21st year of gift-giving to underpriveleged children listen

12/05/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Bill Brown, Sheri Brown, The Cookson Hills Toy Run, Tom Sanocki, Tampa City Council, Riverwalk

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Bill and Sheri Brown, whose Christmas charity, The Cookson Hills Toy Run, will be held at the the Veteran's Memorial Park in East Hillsborough this Sunday.The Run began in 1993 and has grown from giving gifts to a little over a dozen needy children to serving over 500 children, veterans, special needs, and seniors.

Later in the hour, Rob talks about the growing development on Downtown Tampa's riverfront with local professor Tom Sanocki, who [rec...

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UVA Rape Campus Culture and Tampa Crescendo’s winter concert listen

12/04/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Tags: CRIS WILLIAMSON, MARTHA KEMPNER

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The World View… Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Did you read the in-depth article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely in Rolling Stone – “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA?” It happened two years ago – do you think University of Virginia would be investigating if Rolling Stone had not exposed this? And now, all campus fraternity activities have been suspen...

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Reviewing Hillsborough County transit prospects listen

12/04/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Kevin Thurman, Greenlight Pinellas

Connect Tampa Bay activist Kevin Thurman discusses Hillsborough County transit options post-Greenlight Pinellas debacle at the polls.

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Environmentalists fight to save pristine Florida forest listen

12/04/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Earth First, Everglades Earth First, Occupy Tampa, Bailey Riley, environment, Development, Palm Beach County, Scripps

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Environmental groups in South Florida are fighting to save a pristine forest that’s being clear-cut for high-tech development; there has already been civil disobedience trying to slow or stop the destruction of the Briger Forest in Palm Beach County.

There are protests planned for the next two Fridays, December 5 and 12.

To find out about the issue, WMNF in...

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