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Giant Companies Gobble Up Single Family Homes In Tampa and Around the Country

12/16/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: home ownership, Mortgage crisis, Blackstone Group, Deutsche Bank, renters, wmnf, Laura Gottesdiener, Rob Lorei

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. As the country emerges from the long recession—Middle Class Americans are seeing their incomes shrink- but some financial firms are flush with money- and they are buying up private homes. We’ll look at this trend in a moment and ask the question- are we turning into a nation of renters?

But first, four interesting comments about the portion of last Friday’s show on which we heard from two community activists in Tampa who were planning to hold a...

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Art + clay + crystalline glaze listen

12/13/13 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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The Sixth Annual Tampa Tour De Clay has 5 studios, 6 kiln openings, and a whole lot of artists.

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Daughter of civil right's martyr shares her mother's life and legacy listen

12/12/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: civil rights, wmnf, Violet Liuzzo, Sally Liuzzo

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Today on Radioactivity we revisit the case of one of the martyrs of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Violet Liuzzo was murdered as she was helping people who attended a civil rights march in Birmingham Alabama.

Rob Lorei speaks with Sally Liuzzo the daughter of Violet. Sally’s mom was a housewife from Detroit. The mother of five children who in March 1965 heard about the brutality against civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama on what’s come to be known as Bloody Sunday and ...

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How is Governor Scott doing attracting new jobs to the state? And the dangers to the world of even a limited nuclear war. listen

12/11/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: nuclear winter, Job Creation, job incentives, Governor Rick Scott, Enterprise Florida, Hertz, Famine, Ira Helfand, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today on Radioactivity. We examine what the consequences of a limited nuclear war if it broke out in the Middle East or South Asia? A new study shows there would be devastating consequences worldwide and not just in the region where the bombs were exchanged. Rob Lorei speaks with Dr. Ira Helfand, a physician from Northampton, Massachusetts who wrote the study for the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

The show also talks ...

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Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Radioactivity listen

12/05/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Walmart, Marijuana. Wages, economy, wmnf

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei takes listener calls to discuss the economy, wages, the medical marijuana arguments at the Florida Supreme Court and other items in today's news.

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Tampa rejects proposal to close bars at midnight listen

12/05/13 Sean Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Tampa, Mary Mulhern, Tampa Bars, wmnf

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Tampa has decided against earlier closing times for bars: plans to hold a workshop on the proposal to change closing from 3 am to midnight was narrowly defeated amid public outcry. The idea could resurface if a committee of stakeholders is formed. Council member Mary Mulhern was in the minority in voting to support a workshop, though she acknowledged a time change would likely be defeated.

"I don't think anybody we heard from here who works in the bar and restaurant business would be affe...

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The Great Cholesterol Myth: Do certain fats actually help your heart health? listen

12/03/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: The Great Cholesterol Myth, Health, wmnf, Stephen T. Sinatra

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Today's Radioactivity program features a doctor who challenges the concept that high cholesterol causes heart disease.

Rob Lorei speaks with Stephen T. Sinatra, a board-certified cardiologist and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including The Great Cholesterol Myth (coauthored with Jonny Bowden), The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology, Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever, Revers...

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What Is Florida Doing to Attract New Jobs? Who Benefits the Most- the Companies Or the Taxpayers?

12/02/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Governor Rick Scott, Deutsche Bank, tax breaks, tax incentives, Job Creation, Good Jobs First, Greg LeRoy, wmnf, Rob Lorei, Integrity Florida

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Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei and this is Radioactivity.

Florida’s unemployment rate is heading down—mirroring what’s happening nationally. But Governor Rick Scott has been traveling the state announcing new jobs coming to Florida- and saying that his policies are the reasons unemployment is dropping. Among the companies which have recently announced job expansions in Florida: -Hertz in Estero -Covidien in Hillsborough -USAA expansion in Hillsborough -Bass Pro Shops in St. Lucie -Coc...

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Dr. Christine Horner joins From a Woman's POV live in studio listen

11/21/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: Dr. Christine Horner, breast cancer, Tampa, wmnf

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Today on From a Woman's Point of View, Dr. Horner joins Mary and Arlene to share advice on healthy lifestyles, recommendations to lessen your chances of getting cancer – not only breast cancer, but many types of cancer that affect both women and men.

This show is not just for women – there are many commonalities to the causation of cancer. For women it might manifest in the breasts and ovaries, for men the prostate and testicles, for both lungs, colon, pancreas, brain. The Big C is a n...

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Florida State Rep. Kathleen Peters announces candidacy for congressional special election listen

11/19/13 Ashley Whitney
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Kathleen Peters, Pinellas County, Pinellas Park, wmnf

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State Representative Kathleen Peters announced Tuesday morning she is one of six people running in the special election to replace Bill Young in Congress. From Pinellas Park, Peters and her supporters outlined why she should win the Republican primary and face Alex Sink in the closely watched special election.

Peters enters a Pinellas County race that could go either way. President Barack Obama carried the district in 2008 and 2012, but it was represented by Republican Bill Young from 1971...

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