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Slavery historian sheds light on the dark past that continues to shape the present listen

09/30/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Tags: slavery, Randy Browne, Eckerd College, Xavier University, slave drivers, Caribbean, Ferguson, reparations, Haiti, Navajo

Because of America’s role in the history of slavery, many people think the U.S. has a responsibility to repay those who are still being affected by this centuries-long legacy. Randy Browne is a history professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati and an alumnus of Eckerd College. He spoke Tuesday night at Eckerd in St. Petersburg. Browne thinks repaying the debt is all about acknowledging and accepting the role slavery played in shaping the Americas.

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Mayor Buckhorn responds to having a reelection challenger from Occupy Tampa listen

09/30/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Bob Buckhorn, Becky Rubright, Tampa, elections, Occupy Tampa, Republican National Convention, RNC

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn has a challenger in his race for reelection next March; Monday we brought you an interview with Becky Rubright, a veteran of the Occupy Tampa movement. She criticized Buckhorn and the response of the Tampa Police Department during occupy beginning three years ago. WMNF interviewed Mayor Buckhorn for his response to having a challenger in the March 2015 election.

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Florida This Week panel discussion on the governor’s race

09/30/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday

Tags: Florida This Week, WEDU, Rob Lorei

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Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei airs WEDU's Florida This Week with panel Leslie Dougher Chair, Republican Party of Florida, Dr. Keith Fitzgerald Former State Legislator/Professor (Democrat), Mike Deeson, Senior Investigative Reporter 10 News and William March Political Writer, Tampa Tribune.

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Woman claiming to be Lee Harvey Oswald's girlfriend tries to clear his name

09/29/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Lee Harvey Oswald, Judyth Vary Baker

Rob Lorei speaks to guest Judyth Vary Baker who claims to be Lee Harvey Oswald's former lover. Baker has spoken out to clear Oswald's name.

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Plant Diseases & Herbs listen

09/29/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Florida AG Expo, ROOTS Seed and Plant

Today’s show started with an announcement about the ROOTS Seed and Plant share that takes place on October 4th from 2pm to 6pm at The Ale and The Witch, 111 - 2nd Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg, FL. Then we talked about growing herbs in our fall gardens with Sydney Park-Brown, Associate Professor in Consumer Horticulture with the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service. Also, Dr. Bob Linde, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Herbalist and owner of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies joined the conversa...

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Group wants $15 minimum wage in St. Pete listen

09/29/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: minimum wage, St. Pete, 15 Now, poverty, labor, Green Party

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A campaign is underway to change the minimum wage in St. Petersburg to fifteen dollars an hour.

For that to happen, a Florida law prohibiting local minimum wages would have to be repealed.

WMNF interviewed Jeff Roby, part of a group called 15 Now and is taking the fight to raise the minimum wage to the St. Pete City Council.

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Occupy Tampa activist is challenging Bob Buckhorn for Tampa mayor listen

09/29/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Becky Rubright, Bob Buckhorn, Tampa, City of Tampa, Occupy Tampa, Occupy Wall Street, Tampa Police, 2015 election, elections

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Round two of Occupy Tampa versus Bob Buckhorn will take place at the ballot box, not in the city’s public parks.

On Friday Becky Rubright, a veteran of Occupy Tampa, became the first person to file to run against Buckhorn in the mayoral race next March.

Rubright is one of dozens of occupy protesters arrested during months of conflicts with Buckhorn’s police force, usually while occupying public land.

According to the [Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website](http://www....

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Uhurus oppose Pinellas Schools plan for assault rifles for school police listen

09/26/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Uhurus, Chimurenga Waller, Pinellas County Schools, War, weapons, guns, police

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A plan by the Pinellas County School District to acquire assault rifles for campus police is coming under fire from the black community.

Friday morning the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement held a press conference in front of the Pinellas County School Board building to criticize further weaponizing schools.

Afterward, WMNF spoke by phone with their local president, Chimurenga Waller.

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Peace activists will demonstrate against war in Syria Saturday outside Tampa's MacDill AFB listen

09/26/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Syria, Iraq, Macdill AFB, Tampa, St. Pete for Peace, Chris Ernesto

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Local peace advocates are demonstrating Saturday near Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base.

The group St. Pete For Peace is asking people to “Say No to War in Syria” beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway.

WMNF spoke with one organizer, Chris Ernesto.

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Pinellas manatee protection zone meeting gets heated pushback from boaters listen

09/26/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service, boaters, pinellas, speed zones, manatees, boating, FWC, Pinellas County, treasure island

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Some Pinellas County boaters are upset about proposed manatee protection zones. Thursday night’s public information session at Treasure Island City Hall was supposed to put the finishing touches on plans which have been in the works for more than a year. But, many in the crowd were irritated about fuzzy statistics and lack of transparency.

Twenty-one slow-speed zones are being proposed to help cut down on manatee deaths. But most of the people in the audience spoke out saying the restricti...

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