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WMNF's Veteran's Day Special Part 2 listen

11/11/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: wmnf, Veteran's Day, Cory and Hurley Law Group, David Cory, Rick Hurley

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Join Rob Lorei for a special two hour call-in program in honor of Veteran’s Day.

The show discusses legal issues for veterans from benefits to Agent Orange, PTSD, exposure to hazardous materials, to establishing years in the service- there are a huge range of legal issues for veterans and their families. We take phone calls on the topic with two experts in veterans legal issues.

Today's guests are David Cory who is an Air Force veteran having reached the rank of Lt. Col. He received his...

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Last Call Veteran's Day Special listen

11/11/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Veteran's Day, wmnf, Last Call

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On this special expanded version of The Last Call, we honor Veteran’s Day by talking about veteran’s health issues and meet some local people who are working to heal the wounds of war.

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Dr. Carol O’Brien came to our studio. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Mi...

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Anniversary of the sinking of the Bounty and Pasco County elects democrat Amanda Murphy to state house listen

10/29/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Hurricane Sandy, The Last Voyage of the Bounty, Bounty ship, Amanda Murphy, Pasco County, Rob Lorei, wmnf, radioactivity

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei looks back at one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the US; Hurricane Sandy. One year ago, the storm killed more than 100 people among the victims were some of the crew of the Bounty, a ship built in 1962 for the film Mutiny on the Bounty which was once a tourist attraction on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront. The fifty year old boat was a re-creation of an 18th Century British naval ship- the HMS Bounty with a crew of 16 New London, Conn., hea...

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Interview with Dr. David Perlmutter about his new book GRAIN BRAIN

10/21/13 Robert Lorei
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Alzheimers, Dr. David Perlmutter, wheat, grains, carbs, sugar, blood sugar levels, diabetes, cholesterol, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Our guest is David Perlmutter, MD. he's a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. In his new book he says that reducing our risk of Alzheimer's and dementia as we age can be done by making more healthy diet choices. Dr. Perlmutter wrote last month on Huffington Post that there is a correl...

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Interview with Former State Senator Helen Gordon Davis listen

10/21/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Helen Gordon Davis, Tampa, NAACP, cross burning, Women's rights, Feminism, Nicaragua, Charlie Crist, Cuba, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Rob Lorei talks with women's and civil rights champion Helen Gordon Davis. In 1974 Davis was the first woman elected from Hillsborough County to the state legislature. Davis was a champion of women's issues and fought hard on behalf of ethnic minorities. She served six terms in the Florida House of Representatives. In 1988 she was elected to the Florida Senate. In this interview she talks about being the first white woman to join the local NAACP, a cross burning on her law...

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Government Shutdown Winners and Losers

10/21/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: government shutdown, NSA, domestic violence programs, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, Navy Seals, Libya, Somalia, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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The sixteen day government "shutdown" ended last Thursday. But as we'll hear in this next interview the shutdown left some government operations untouched. Mattea Kramer of the National Priorities Project provides some perspective on the winners and losers. Mattea Kramer co-authored with Jo Comerford, the article “What Was ‘Essential’ and What Wasn’t, The Government Shutdown in Perspective” and she joins us now.

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Florida Obamacare health insurance costs cheaper than expected listen

09/25/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: kathy castor, healthcare, wmnf, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services

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The department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that health costs through insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act will be even less than expected in Florida. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) celebrated the announcement at Tampa International Airport today before flying back to Washington D.C.

“HHS has reported that some of the rates will be around $100. I mean, that makes it very affordable for the young person who is out there working. I know President Obama said y...

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Hillsborough County Schools continuing to move forward with Common Core listen

09/25/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: MaryEllen Elia, Hillsborough County Schools, Rick Scott, Common Core, PARCC, education, wmnf, tampa international airport

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Hillsborough County Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia isn’t worried about implementation of new teaching standards known as Common Core. Elia showed optimism for the program’s success during a breakfast with the Tampa Bay Partnership despite a decision by Governor Rick Scott to pull support from the group charged with coming up with testing standards to align with it.

“I do believe that the governor is committed to having strong standards in our schools and those standards need to h...

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Debates in Congress: Food Stamps and the Benghazi controversy

09/20/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Tampa, wmnf, food stamps, Benghazi, 88.5

Today Radioactivity explores two hotly debated issues in congress: Did the Obama administration turn its back on the embassy personnel in , Libya on 9/11/12? And the House of Representatives in Washington cutting the food stamp budget yesterday. Listen to the full show above.

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Criticism of Obama administration handling of Benghazi does not stand up under scrutiny

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Transgender woman in Pinellas denied access to restrooms at PTEC listen

09/19/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: LGBT, discrimination, Pinellas County Schools, transgender, PTEC, U.S. Department of Education, education, ACLU, wmnf

The ACLU of Florida is asking the U.S. Department of Education to compel the Pinellas School district to broaden transgender rights in schools. The civil rights group filed a complaint this week on behalf of Alex Wilson, a transgender nursing student who was denied access to restroom facilities at her school for either men or women.

“Because I did not have the sexual reassignment surgery which costs about $20,000 to do and that if I used those restrooms I would have charges pressed agains...

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