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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.

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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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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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