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Congressman James Clyburn joins Radioactivity to discuss voter rights listen

10/22/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Congressman James Clyburn, Rick Scott, Charlie Crist

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Today on Radioactivity we hear from Congressman James Clyburn who will be the keynote speaker this Saturday at the Hillsborough NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner at the Hilton in downtown Tampa.

Congressman James Clyburn is from Sumter, South Carolina, He was elected president of his NAACP youth chapter when he was 12 years old, helped organize many civil rights marches and demonstrations as a student leader at South Carolina State College, and even met his wife Emily in jail during one of his i...

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Libertarian candidate for Florida Gov. Adrian Wyllie joins Radioactivity listen

10/21/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Adrian Wyllie, elections, Florida

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Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist hold their final debate tonight on CNN. The 7 p.m. debate will take place in Jacksonville. CNN has notified both candidates that its rules specify no electronic equipment - including fans - for the face-off.

And while Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie's legal challenge to get into last week’s debate wasn't successful, the third-party candidate is doing his own live webcast in Jacksonville to respond to debate questions. Wyllie joins Radioacti...

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USF students rally against Rick Scott listen

10/21/14 Gwyneth Dunsford
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: USF, midterms 2014, Florida politics, Rick Scott

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TAMPA - It’s two weeks until Election Day and some University of South Florida students are rallying against Governor Rick Scott. On Tuesday, a small gathering at the Tampa campus gave Scott a failing grade on education and women’s rights.

Alison Strand is a campus Democrat who helped organize the rally.

“I’m tired of having a governor who doesn’t care about students,” said the 19-year-old. “[Rick Scott] doesn’t care about what’s best for us…We’re leaving school with $20,000, $40,00...

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Moral Mondays will kick off voter mobilization in St. Petersburg listen

10/21/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Moral Mondays, labor, unions, Florida, Voting, elections

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A movement born in North Carolina is growing into Florida; the first Moral Mondays St. Petersburg will kick off on Monday, October 27.

Several progressive organizations are coming together for what they’re calling a statewide voter mobilization initiative.

The first one kicks off next Monday at 5:00 p.m. at Williams Park in downtown St. Petersburg.

To find out what they have planned, WMNF interviewed Susan McGrath, an organizer with [Moral Mondays St. Petersburg](http://moralmonday...

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Opponents of police violence say "Not One More Black Life" listen

10/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Ferguson, guns, police, police violence, St. Petersburg, Uhurus

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Because of the death of a black youth in Ferguson, Missouri, the issues of racism and police killings have been in the national spotlight; but a group in St. Petersburg wants to make sure police violence against the black community doesn’t fade from view.

WMNF spoke with Kefira Baron, the St. Petersburg chair of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, about Thursday’s event called “Not One More Black Life.” It's this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Akwaaba Hall, 1245 18th Avenue South, in St. Petersburg,...

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Florida's 15th congressional district candidate Alan Cohn joins Radioactivity

10/20/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Alan Cohn, Florida's 15th congressional district

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Alan Cohn who is running for Florida's 15th congressional district representing Hillsborough and Polk county. Cohn is a former television investigative journalist. His opponent Dennis Ross a was invited to join Radioactivity as well but did not accept the invitation.

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Tampa civil rights group warns Muslims to talk to FBI only with lawyer present listen

10/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: CAIR, FBI, Sami Osmakac, Hassan Shibly, entrapment

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A local civil rights group is issuing an “urgent warning” to Muslims not to talk to the FBI unless their lawyer is present; the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR-Florida, says it stems from a prominent New Tampa Muslim being questioned at home.

For more, WMNF interviewed, Hassan Shibly, an attorney and executive director of CAIR-Florida.

Later this week we’ll air the 2nd half of this interview in which Shibly emphasizes the danger of entrapment and outlines the case of Sam...

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Rick Scott's other awkward #fangate moment listen

10/18/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday

Tags: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, FanGate

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As reported by Janelle Irwin in Saintpetersblog:

With all the buzz over this week’s fangate during the beginning of the Florida Governor’s debate, not too much else has been talked about. Gov. Rick Scott’s refusal to debate his opponent Charlie Crist during the first moments was perhaps the most awkward start to a debate ever.

In a tweet from former Gov. Crist today, he wants to make sure people are paying attention to another part of the debate.

“The beginning of ‪#flgovdebate got ...

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Sleep of Reason Cinema Series returns listen

10/17/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: Brian Taylor, Tempus Projects

Brian Taylor has been showing movies with strange titles (Vampiros Lesbos), and strange doings for 20 years in Tampa. He is returning with a series of movies at Tempus Projects with the French classic, Eyes Without A Face, or Les Yeux Sans Visage.

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Executive Director of Families USA talks about working Floridians who don't make enough to afford healthcare listen

10/17/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: health care, uninsured floridians, Ron Pollack, Families USA

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More than half (51 percent) of the nearly 1.1 million uninsured Floridians who would benefit from the state’s expansion of health care—nearly 551,000 residents—are working Floridians employed in occupations that most people rely on daily and are critical to the state’s economy, says a report released today by Florida CHAIN and Families USA.

These working Floridians are employed in industries ranging from sales and food services to the production and medical sectors, and are employed as h...

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