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Immigration reform not likely to move forward says California professor listen

04/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: immigration, immigration reform, Latin America, USF, Students for a Democratic Society, Raices en Tampa

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Despite passing the Senate last year with bi-partisan support, comprehensive immigration reform hasn

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Homelessness fundraiser will ask donors to sleep in boxes listen

04/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Box Car City, homeless, Family Promise of Greater Brandon, Homelessness

A non-profit nearly four years in the making is raising money this weekend by having donors spend the night in a box this Saturday night at Nativity Catholic Church. Family Promise of Greater Brandon began organizing in 2010 and is about to finally open its doors to families in need next month.

The chapter is an off shoot of a nationwide coalition of faith-based groups that started in New Jersey in 1986. Deborah Humphrey is the board president.

"Basically what happens is you come to t...

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Seminole Heights artists rally around fire victims listen

04/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Seminole Heights, Robert Wegmann, Terry Klaaren, Art, artists

Residents in Seminole Heights have been rallying behind people affected by a fire that wrecked two local businesses. Now they hope to raise some money for artists too. Tammy Harmon Siebel has been organizing the Heights Unites Artist Benefit Bonanza this Sunday from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

"It's a group of community artists coming together to put on an exhibition and sale of local artwork and the benefit is for the fire relief fund. Back in February a Modern Line furniture store and Domani's rest...

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Hillsborough NAACP wants to organize to save Tampa's historic Jackson House listen

04/03/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: NAACP, Tampa, Jackson House, African-American history, music

A dilapidated historic house in downtown Tampa may get a second chance at renovations. The Jackson House was built in 1901 and served as a boarding house. During decades of racial segregation it was one of the only places blacks could find accommodation. The Jackson House hosted celebrities such as Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.

Carolyn Collins, president of Hillsborough Branch NAACP, told Tampa City Council Thursday h...

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Labor activists continue push to stop fast food restaurant wage theft listen

04/03/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: McDonald's, fast food, wage theft, minimum wage, labor

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Nationwide protests against low pay and wage theft at fast food restaurants continue. In Tampa, several fast food workers joined community activists at both Wendy

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Tampa extends red-light camera contract with 25% of net revenues earmarked for intersection safety listen

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WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: red light cameras, Tampa, City of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tampa City Council, Bob Buckhorn, Hillsborough County

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The City of Tampa is renewing its contract with the vendor of its red-light cameras. City council voted 6-1 today to extend the contract by two years despite a vote last month against renewing the contract. What changed? Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposed using a quarter of the net revenue from red-light camera citations to improve the safety of intersections with the cameras.

But that didn

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Florida State University professor re-invited to speak in Tallahassee after her lecture was cancelled by state officials listen

04/03/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Diane Roberts, Mission San Luis

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei welcomes Diane Roberts, professor at Florida State and an NPR commentator. Roberts is also a critic of Governor Rick Scott. She was scheduled to give a talk today at Mission San Luis in Tallahassee

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Local TV News listen

04/03/14 Warren Elly with Frank Robertson
Last Call Wednesday

Tags: local tv news, iraq war and the media, frank robertson

Today on the Last Call, Warren Elly discusses TV news. We

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Duke Energy subject of solar petition drive in St. Pete listen

04/02/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: environment, solar, Duke Energy, coal, Sierra Club

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About 100 environmental activists are asking Duke Energy to start investing in solar energy instead of continuing to rely on the coal-fired Crystal River plant. The group claims to have delivered more than 5,000 petitions to Duke Energy

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Reverend Barry W. Lynn advocates for separation of church and state listen

04/02/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Reverend Barry W. Lynn, United for Separation of Church

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Reverend Barry W. Lynn about school vouchers, contraception and religious freedom. Reverend Lynn has been the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State since 1992. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and a prominent leader of the American religious left. He is a strong advocate of separation of church and state.

Reverend Barry Lynn will be speaking this weekend in Sara...

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