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Jane Goodall surprises elementary students with a talk at USF’s Botanical Gardens listen

09/09/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Jane Goodall, chimpanzee, apes, USF, University of South Florida, Africa, The Everglades, Roots and Shoots, environment

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A scientist famous for studying primates is speaking Tuesday night at the University of South Florida in Tampa. But Tuesday morning elementary students were treated to a surprise talk from Jane Goodall at USF’s Botanical Gardens. Goodall emphasized the importance of naturalists and scientists and protecting the Everglades, but first she started off with an ape greeting.

More than 100 children and USF students gathered under the shade of a sprawling oak tree to hear [Jane Goodall](http://w...

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Does expanded mass transit including light rail make sense in Pinellas County? listen

09/09/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Greenlight Pinellas, Pinellas County, Randal O’Toole, Kyle Parks

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Does expanded mass transit- including light rail make sense in Pinellas County?

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow National Public Policy Analyst from Cato Institute, a libertarian public policy research organization based in Washington DC and Kyle Parks who is the Communications Director for the Yes on Greenlight campaign, the campaign supporting the Greenlight Pinellas transit ref...

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Pulitzer prize winning reporter discusses the controversy over immigration from Latin America listen

09/08/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY, Sonia Nazario, immigration

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Sonia Nazario author of ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter about the controversy over immigration from Latin America. Who are the immigrants? What are their stories? Should Americans be afraid of these newcomers?

In Pasco County a debate is raging over 16 children- undocumented minors- immigrants from Central America. They are being provided food and shelter by the Gulf Coast Jewish and Fa...

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Dr Michael Schachter on Alternative Health

09/08/14 Robert Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: alternative health, Dr Michael Schachter

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Today on the Alternative Health Show, Dr. Michael Shachter fills in for Eve Prang Plews. Dr. Shachter runs a complimentary medicine clinic in Sufern, New York.

Dr Michael Schachter also serves with Eve and Dr. David Perlmutter on the Science Medical Board of Advisors.

Dr. Schachter is a 1965 graduate of Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is board certified in Psychiatry, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and has obtained proficiency in Chelation Therapy from the Americ...

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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduces resolution to permit U.S. strikes inside Syria listen

09/08/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Syria, Iraq, War, Bill Nelson, ISIS, ISIL, IS, Islamic State

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Late Monday afternoon, Florida Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson filed a joint resolution with the Senate to allow the president to make airstrikes on Islamic State militants inside Syria.

“I describe ISIS as a snake. If the head of the snake is in Syria -- which it is -- a lot of their organization, a lot of their leadership is there, then we ought to go after the snake where the head is and decapitate the snake. In doing that we’re going to have to go into Syria. Now, I believe that t...

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Performance at USF reflects on Arab-American experience after 9/11 listen

09/08/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: war on terror, September 11th, Middle East, poetry, Art, music, USF

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"Spoken word meets Middle Eastern music" is how a performance scheduled for Monday night at USF, Tampa is billed.

But there’s also a heavy dose of political commentary based on the Arab American experience during the post-9/11 so-called “War on Terror.”

Last week WMNF interviewed Andrea Assaf, the artistic director of Art2Action, about her performance Monday night called Eleven Reflections on September.

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True Talk shares live music from Arab, Middle Eastern and Muslim artist series in Tampa listen

09/05/14 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Tags: True Talk, wmnf, The Bridge, art2action, Aida Shahghasemi, Andrea Assaf

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True Talk welcomed vocalist and Daf player Aida Shahghasemi to the show. Aida will be featured in an Arab, Middle Eastern and Muslim artist series called The Bridge. The program will take place at USF School of Music on September 8 and 10 at 8:00 PM. The event will feature spoken word and middle eastern music and has been written and directed by Andrea Assaf who also joined True Talk to share details on the series.

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Two Florida corals have federal blueprint for recovery listen

09/05/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Endangered Species Act, coral, Center for Biological Diversity, corals, coral reefs, climate change, ocean acidification

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Two important reef-building corals will soon get a recovery plan from the federal government; Thursday the National Marine Fisheries Service released a draft blueprint for saving the elkhorn and staghorn corals, which are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

To find out what this means for reefs in Florida, WMNF spoke with Jaclyn Lopez, the Florida-based attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Plato to Clockwork Orange: Nate Anderson makes us look at reality listen

09/05/14 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: Nathan Anderson, Shadow Philosophy

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Nathan Anderson talks about his new book, Shadow Philosophy, and how film is a vehicle of philosophy, not just a metaphor or receptacle.

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Activist group will hold panel discussion in Tampa: War on Terror - Who are the REAL Victims? listen

09/05/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Jessica Schwartz, Committee to Stop FBI Repression's

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Jessica Schwartz from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression local Tampa chapter. The group is co-sponsoring an event on September 13th called War on Terror - Who are the REAL Victims?, a panel discussion about political repression of Arab and Muslim Americans and anti-war activists.

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