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Activists call on Republican FL Rep. Kathleen Peters to support Medicaid expansion listen

03/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Medicaid expansion, Kathleen Peters, Awake Pinellas, healthcare, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act

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It costs more for a person earning below poverty wages to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act than it does many middle class people. That problem would be solved if Florida lawmakers expanded the state’s Medicaid program. Activists protested the refusal of federal funding in front of Republican State Representative Kathleen Peters’ office in St. Pete Thursday.

Activists including Terrie Weeks hope they can persuade holdouts in the legislature to change their minds.

“Beca...

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Author and Activist James W. Douglass to deliver talks on JFK and peace in Florida listen

03/27/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: James W. Douglass, JFK

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei welcomes author and activist James W. Douglass to discuss JFK and a series of events he will be hosting this week in Sarasota and St. Pete.

Douglass will lead a retreat called “Gandhi and the Unspeakable: Will We Wake Up to Nonviolence?” He will start with Gandhi shivering on the train platform in South Africa and take retreatants all the way to Gandhi’s final confrontation with the Unspeakable. The retreat is at the Dayspring Conference Center, a wooded...

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What's coming up at this year's Sarasota Film Fest? and Corporations Want to Deny Birth Control to Employees listen

03/27/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: SUSANN OSTAGAARD, Sarasota Film Festival, JESSICA MASON PIEKLO, KRISTINA YEE

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Through Women’s Eyes/Sarasota Film Festival

It looks like a great SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL coming up April 4-13. A very important part of this film festival is the 15th annual “THROUGH WOMEN’S EYES,” films by, for and about women Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6. All of these films, and most of the festival films are shown at the Regal Cinema Hollywood 20 in Sarasota.

Guests on From a Woman's POV:

SUSANN OST...

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Florida DEP moves forward with numeric nutrient water standards as critics push back listen

03/26/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: water, numeric nutrient standards, TMDL, total maximum daily load, DEP, EPA, Florida

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Many Florida waterways still don’t have nutrient pollution standards. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is holding a series of meetings all over the state to talk about nutrient standards and how to make sure things like nitrogen and phosphorus are not contaminating water bodies.

“A healthy water body needs nitrogen and phosphorus so it makes plants grow and the plants grow and the aquatic fish and other life forms can eat the plants and you have a healthy system.”

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The Golden Age of Television listen

03/26/14 Warren Elly with Walt Belcher
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Walt Belcher, Warren Elly, Television, I love Lucy, MASH, Edward R, Murrow

Today on the Last Call Warren Elly discusses early American television and evolving social values as reflected in TV programing with Walt Belcher who has covered television for The Tampa Tribune for 35 years.

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Hillsborough School Board member suggests governor might use public school for politics listen

03/26/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, April Griffin, Hillsborough County Schools

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Governor Rick Scott came to Tampa Wednesday afternoon to speak with Jefferson High School students about the costs of college tuition.

But Hillsborough School Board member April Griffin suggests the governor could be using public school resources and students as a backdrop for a re-election campaign commercial.

We asked the governor’s press office for a response. They said they could not answer whether Scott’s campaign planned to film at Jefferson.

As of air time we had not receive...

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Contraception coverage under the Affordable care Act. listen

03/26/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)

Tags: contraception coverage, David Cobb

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Today Radioactivity explores yesterday’s arguments at the US Supreme Court over whether corporations should be required to supply contraception coverage under the Affordable care Act. Rob Lorei interviews David Cobb who is a spokesperson for the group Move to Amend a group that wants to amend the US Constitution to end the practice of giving corporations the same rights as people.

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Mayor Buckhorn announces plan to keep police chief one more year during State of the City address listen

03/25/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Bob Buckhorn, Jane Castor, Tampa, North Boulevard Homes, transit, Transportation, economic development, Rays

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced during his State of the City address Tuesday that police Chief Jane Castor will stay on for at least one more year after retiring in May. That means she’ll stay in “the drop” which some consider double dipping - collecting a paycheck and pension. Buckhorn said he wants to keep Chief Castor on board because crime has dropped 69% in the city.

“You know what that means? That means there’s over 150,000 less victims. That’s us. The men and women of the Tampa ...

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Tampa version of Pocahontas, Ulele, will have restaurant namesake this Spring listen

03/25/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Ulele Springs, hillsborough river, economic development

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The water works building at Ulele Springs is being redeveloped by investors. Part of the project re-opened the spring which will eventually flow back into the Hillsborough River. Keith Sedita is a managing partner of the Ulele restaurant that will open this Spring at the old pumping station. He said the native-inspired theme comes from the story behind the spring’s namesake – Tampa’s own version of Pocahontas.

“As he was taking a Spanish conquistador by the name of Juan Ortiz and about to...

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Tampa welcomes the International Indian Film Academy Awards listen

03/25/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Santiago Corrada, Bollywood Oscars

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Next month, for the first time in the United States the Bollywood Oscars will be awarded in Tampa. It’s a four day event officially called the Videocon D2H International Indian Film Academy Awards weekend. The biggest event will be the awards presentation itself- taking place at Raymond James Stadium where 35,000 are expected to be in the audience and 800 million people are expected to be watching worldwide.

Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei discusses the International Indian Film Aca...

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