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Why Is the Sunshine State Slow to Adopt Solar Power?

06/13/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Next Friday marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. With all that sunlight- what are we doing here in Florida to turn that into useable energy? We’re going to talk about solar energy today on Radioactivity.

But first a few words about the just completed summer fund drive. Thanks to the thousands of people who chose to donate to the drive. That part was a huge success. And thanks to the hundreds of people who volunteered their...

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Gun Violence Surges in Florida

05/15/13 Warren Elly with Eric Barton Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Last Call Wednesday

Warren Elly takes an in-depth look into the gun crisis and its presence in Florida. Listen to his discussion with investigative reporter Eric Barton.

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Today… It is perhaps the single most divisive issue in America – GUNS. Driven by the slaughter of young school children, multiple public opinion polls said that Americans by a wide margin favor tougher background checks for gun ownership. A Congressional majority, perhaps persuaded by ideology or the threat...

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Auto text reader from the Florida House, Mary, talks about the legislative session

05/03/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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After the Florida House of Representatives failed to pass a measure that would expand the state's Medicaid program under the federal healthcare law, House Democrats used a parliamentary stall tactic to try to force the conversation.

Democrats asked that bills be read in their entirety on the Senate floor. That text can be hundreds of pages long. So House Republicans fired back by using an auto text reader named Mary.

Mary answers questions about Medicaid expansion and we talk about ...

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Environmental group could sue to protect two Florida species from the dangers of sea level rise listen

02/22/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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An environmental group hopes the threat of a lawsuit could help to protect two Florida species that face threats because of rising sea level.

Wednesday the Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not adequately protecting a bird known as the MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow and a reptile called the Florida Keys mole skink.

Jaclyn Lopez is a staff attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity’s office in St. Petersburg...

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Florida's Vanishing Springs

11/30/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning,

Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about Florida’s vanishing springs – once a major tourist draw they are rapidly disappearing…..

And we’ll hear from a Democratic activist from Florida who has been up in Washington DC monitoring the battle over the so-called fiscal cliff…Later we’ll open the phone lines…

First four listener comments- about health care, WalMart and upcoming program changes here at WMNF….

Earlier...

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Anti-Torture Protest Planned this Weekend at Fort Benning; And Pam Iorio Looks to Improve Voting Here in Florida

11/15/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about this weekend’s protest in Georgia about The School of the Americas. Later we’ll talk with former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio who is looking at ways to solve the election problems we saw here in Florida during this year’s Presidential election. But first one listener comment about yesterday’s interview with the executive director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network. tape From November 16-18, 2012, thou...

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TBT Reporter Uncovers Child Abuse in Some of Florida's Religious Group Homes and Boot Camps

10/31/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with the Tampa Bay Times reporter who just wrote a three part series on extreme physical and sexual abuse at 30 religious group homes around the state. The stories are gripping in their detail…. And some of the descriptions may not be suitable for young children…..

But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we had open phones and spent most of the time talking about the electiun...

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What Would Amendment Three Mean to Low and Moderate Income People?

10/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. This November Florida voters will be asked to decide the fate of eleven proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. Today we'll talk about Amendment Three. Here's the text of the proposed amendment:

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32

STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION.—This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitatio...
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Scientists warn Florida grasshopper sparrows on the brink of extinction listen

07/26/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Scientists are warning that a type of sparrow native to Florida is on the brink of extinction. There is an emergency effort to save Florida grasshopper sparrows before it’s too late.

Florida grasshopper sparrows have been on the endangered species for 26 years. Dr. Reed Bowman, Director of the Avian Ecology Program at Archbold Biological Station says this subspecies has been endangered for such a long time because the vast majority of land on which it depends has disappeared.

“It...

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Agae Blooms Hurting More Florida Waterways

07/25/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei.

Yesterday the AP reported: "Three environmental groups sued the Army Corps of Engineers, the state and a water management district Monday over smelly, slimy green algae blooms that have been polluting the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida.

The lawsuit in U.S. District Court here alleges the corps is violating state and South Florida Water Management District regulations by diverting water that should be going into the river...

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