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America's Dental Care Crisis

06/26/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about the dental crisis facing the country- it’s the topic of a new documentary tonight on PBS. We’ll also discuss yesterday’s Supreme Court Decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration law……

While we await the Supreme Court decision’s on President Obama’s health care reform plan—there’s another aspect of health care that’s rarely discussed- dental care.

Dental care can be a m...

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Florida #1 in Corruption and Congressman Ted Deutsch Criticizes Florida Voter Purge

06/08/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about a new report on government corruption here in Florida. And later we'll discuss the controversy over voter purges here in Florida. First four listener comments about previous programs.

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First up today: The Palm Beach Post reports today that: "Florida leads the nation in federal public corru...

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Voting Rights Groups Challenge Purge of Florida Voting Rolls

05/25/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today- some voting rights groups are challenging the purge of alleged non-citizens from Florida's voting rolls. We'll talk about that in a moment. First one listener comment about yesterday's discussion about the increased militarization leading up to the GOP Convention in Tampa.

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Yesterday civil and voting rights organizations Project Vote, Fair Elections Legal Network, Advancement Project, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, LULAC...

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A War on Women?

05/15/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about whether legislatures around the country are trying to roll back women’s rights. Is there a War on Women as some people say?

But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we had William Black the author of “The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One” (he was just on Democracy Now a few minutes ago. Here’s what two listeners had to say.

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Is there an effort to rol...

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U.S. Senate field hearing in Tampa exposes flaws in Florida's new voting law listen

01/27/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida’s new voting law has received criticism from groups across the country who think it makes voting harder for minorities and people with low incomes. Today in Tampa, U.S. Senator Dick Durban, a Democrat from Illinois, held the first ever field meeting of the [Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights](http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/subcommittees/constit...

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Florida Department of State launches "Culture Builds Florida" listen

10/25/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida’s Secretary of State announced the launch of Culture Builds Florida today. Almost 200 artists and businesses attended the launch of this initiative to help promote Florida’s arts and cultural communities, and their positive impact on the economy.

Arts and cultural programs are usually the first thing on the chopping block when the state of Florida whittles down the budget, but Florida Secretary of State Kurt Br...

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Florida Orchestra heads to Havana for historical music and education exchange listen

09/29/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This morning marked another milestone in Tampa Bay’s reconnection with Cuba. The Florida Orchestra sent five musicians from its wind ensemble to Havana to perform and teach master classes. This is the first time in 12 years that a professional American orchestra has sent musicians to Cuba, and only the second time since the 1959 revolution.

Flowing fanfares from fellow musicians in the brass quintet were a fine farewell for the members of the Florida...

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Environmentalists are still concerned about oil disaster impacts listen

04/18/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout in the Gulf. Many officials are touting a swift environmental recovery, but environmentalists see alarming signs that Gulf of Mexico is far from healthy.

It’s been more than nine months since gushing oil well in the gulf was permanently capped. The worst human-caused environmental disaster in US history may no longer be daily fodder for front page news, but scientists and environmental groups say the disaster ...

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Interview with organizer of Tampa We Are One Rally starts the Last Call conversation today

04/04/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. We'll start today's program with an interview with Jason Smith of the Florida AFL-CIO who is organizing a We Are One rally today at Al Lopez Park in West Tampa.

At the time of his death on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was marching in solidarity with 1,300 black sanitation workers in Memphis; the public employees were defending their right to collective bargaining for better wages, working conditions, respect and dignity...

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Tampa Bay economic scorecard delivers mixed results listen

03/18/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A study gauging Tampa Bay’s economy is showing a couple of small gains for the region. When compared to other cities, Tampa Bay isn’t remotely out of the woods.

Earlier this month, the Tampa Bay Partnership released results of its semi-annual regional economic scorecard. The prognosis is slightly improved, but far less than ideal. The study rated Tampa, Jacksonville, and four other cities in the southeast on factors like jobs ...

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