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Political Scientist Benjamin Barber discusses the importance of each citizen in solving global issues listen

03/05/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Some of the most important issues affecting people today—disease, terrorism, climate change—are not defined by region, but instead are global problems. That’s the take of political scientist Benjamin Barber, who spoke Wednesday night on The Ethics of Global Citizenship at St. Petersburg College in Seminole.

Barber began by illustrating just how connected the United States is to the rest of the world. He said that many Americans focus on the borders that o...

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Politifact rates candidates statements from last night's GOP debate in Tampa

01/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Last night the four GOP presidential candidates took part in a debate on the USF campus in Tampa. Here to tell us how they did in terms of truthfulness is the editor of Politifact Florida Angie Drobnic Holan.

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New online source for statewide newspaper editorials

12/29/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Coming up today we'll talk with the former editorial page editor of The Tampa Tribune Rosemary Guodreau. Guodreau has co-founded a new web site, Florida Voices, which compiles editorials from the state's newspapers along with original content. We'll talk about online media, the future of media and the role newspapers play as watchdogs in our society.

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Black Friday Madness And The Origins Of FOX News

11/25/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Coming up today we'll discuss Black Friday and the way Americans are being urged to shop. But first I want to play back a bit of a segment played last night on MSNBC regarding the origins of FOX News -- which can be traced back to the Nixon administration. Here's Chris Hayes from MSNBC last night.

I also want to play a segment of a video in which people in North Ca...

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Scientists and journalists discuss collaboration listen

10/28/11 Jean Henry Telcy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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About 80 people listened to leaders in journalism and science discuss the relationship between media and the scientific establishment in this event co-hosted by the University of South Florida. One of the organizers was Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America, an alliance aimed at “making research to improve health a higher national priority.”

According to Claudia Dreifus, interviewer for the science section of the New York Times, th...

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WMNF's station manager Jim Bennett resigns listen

09/21/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The station manager of this radio station, 88.5-FM WMNF, resigned early yesterday morning. Details are still emerging, but Letty Valdes, president of the board of directors of the Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation, said Jim Bennett submitted his letter of resignation several hours after a Monday night board meeting.

"On Tuesday September 20th Jim Bennett resigned his position as station manager for personal reasons and the Board of Directors accepted his resignation. We appreciate Jim's ...

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Callers have their say about GOP presidential debate and protests in Tampa

09/12/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Monday
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On Monday night, CNN and the Tea Party Express invited 8 Republican presidential candidates for a televised debate in Tampa.

At the same time, dozens protested outside the Florida State Fairgrounds.

That afternoon, WMNF listeners called in to the Last Call to speak about the candidates, their policies and the media coverage of the 2012 presidential race.

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Tampa's WTMP to end R&B & urban music format listen

09/01/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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An institution in Tampa’s urban radio landscape is no more. WTMP, which airs R&B on 96.1 FM and 1150 AM is changing its format. One programmer who was laid off when they switched to automated programming this week is Jarvis El-Amin. He hosted a community talk show called Honest Opinion and says he’s not sure what type of programming will be next.

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Future of Journalism interview with Peter Osnos listen

08/30/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

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For the second installment of WMNF’s ongoing series on the Future of Journalism, reporter Dawn Morgan spoke with publisher and journalism stalwart Peter Osnos, whose legacy spans well beyond his 45 years in the business.

I’ve got a lot of experience behind me and what I’m trying to do with it all is make myself useful as well as productive in what I think is an unusual combination of experiences, which is to say both as a publisher, as an editor, as a writer, as a journalist. And w...

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Interview with NPR's David Folkenflik: Changes in the journalism industry series listen

08/22/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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David Folkenflik started his journalism career nearly two decades ago as a newspaper reporter. Since 2004, he has reported on the media for National Public Radio. WMNF’s Dawn Morgan spoke with Folkenflik earlier this week about holding his own industry - and employer - accountable.

"The media is an institution much like government or major religious institutions or financial institutions or the like that have a lot of influence and deserve scrutiny themselves, just as much as any other....

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