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Reverend Barry W. Lynn advocates for separation of church and state listen

04/02/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Reverend Barry W. Lynn, United for Separation of Church

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Reverend Barry W. Lynn about school vouchers, contraception and religious freedom. Reverend Lynn has been the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State since 1992. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and a prominent leader of the American religious left. He is a strong advocate of separation of church and state.

Reverend Barry Lynn will be speaking this weekend in Sara...

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Hillsborough commissioners support continuing red-light cameras listen

04/02/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: red-light cameras, Hillsborough County, Hillsborough County Sheriff, Hillsborough County Commission, Tampa, St. Petersburg

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Red-light cameras are receiving scrutiny in the Florida legislature and cities like Tampa and St. Petersburg could soon wind down their programs. But in unincorporated Hillsborough County commissioners reiterated their support for the cameras today.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Colonel Greg Brown told the county commission the ten cameras installed at six locations in unincorporated Hillsborough County have resulted in fewer crashes.

Brown estimated it would cost “hundreds of t...

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Florida in-state tuition bill for undocumented students moves closer to final vote listen

04/01/14 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Arthenia Joyner, immigration, tuition, Florida Senate, Jack Latvala, Tom Lee

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In spite of some Republican opposition, state legislators keep moving forward with a bill that would allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country without documentation. Senate Bill 1400 is sponsored by Republican Jack Latvala of Clearwater.

Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee a version of the bill was approved by a 7-to-2 vote. Committee chair [Tom Lee](http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/S...

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Environmental group asks Obama administration to stop doing business with BP listen

04/01/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Center for Biological Diversity, BP, BP disaster, Gulf Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico, Barack Obama, Environmental Protection Agency

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An environmental advocacy group is asking the Obama administration to cut off the fossil fuel company BP from government contracts.

In March, nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Environmental Protection Agency allowed BP to begin bidding on oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and other business with the government.

Now, the Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the Obama administration to cut its ties with BP.

WMNF interviewed Jaclyn Lopez, st...

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Conservation Biologist says new U.N. Global Warming report understates the dire situation of the planet listen

04/01/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: global warming, Dr. Guy McPherson

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In a new U.N. report released yesterday scientists reached a stark conclusion: Unless the world changes course immediately and dramatically, the fundamental systems that support human civilization are at risk.

The new report from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report—took seven years to compile—it draws on “widespread” evidence of “substantial” climate change impacts “on all continents and across the oceans.” For the first time, the IPCC has scientifically linked t...

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New book shares the story of 67-year-old woman's walk of the entire Appalachian Trail listen

03/31/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Ben Montgomery, Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, Emma Gatewood

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with Ben Montgomery author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. His book tells the story of 67-year-old woman who walked the two thousand miles of the Appalachian Trail with no camping gear. In May of 1955, Emma Gatewood left her home (a small town in Ohio) and secretly travelled to northwest Georgia and began the 2050 mile trip along the Appalachian trail to Maine. She travelled alone and had no tent, no backpack, no dehydrated food and no sleeping bag.

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Discussing Bees and Blueberries on the Sustainable Living Show listen

03/31/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Professor Brent Weisman, Retta Sweet, bees, Blueberry Workshop and Tour

Our segment on the March 31th Sustainable Living program was about growing blueberries and our guest, Retta Sweet, is with Shady Oaks Blueberry U-Pick. Retta will be participating in an upcoming Farm to Plate Blueberry Workshop and Tour in Polk County taking place on April 11. The last half of the show we talked about bees and the upcoming plant sale on April 12th & 13th at the USF botanical gardens Master Bee Keeper, Professo...

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor sides with former teacher of the year on bashing Florida lawmakers on public education listen

03/31/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: kathy castor, Megan Allen, education, public education, charter schools, voucher programs

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U.S. Representative Kathy Castor is joining a former Florida teacher of the year in lashing out at state lawmakers for unfriendly public education measures. At an unrelated press conference at Al Lopez Park in Tampa Monday, Castor said Megan Allen is one of the best public school teachers she’s ever met and is glad the former Hillsborough County educator is speaking out against Florida’s education policies.

“Florida has created a mess with a lot of their accountability system. This over t...

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Last minute glitches don't seem to be deterring Obamacare enrollment listen

03/31/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, healthcare, Navigators, Medicaid, kathy castor

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Despite some more glitches on healthcare.gov, turnout is high in Tampa on the final day to enroll in Obamacare. More than 30 people were already waiting in line by 10:30 a.m. Monday at Al Lopez Park to get help enrolling in private health insurance under the federal healthcare law. Most of those people, like Myrta Mayor, are hoping that their last minute enrollment can save them some money on coverage that is now required.

“The one that they’re offering at my job is very expensive - $753 ...

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Dealing with Debt listen

03/29/14 DT
The Urban Cafe

Tags: The Urban Café, Geneva Dobson, debt

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The Urban Café welcomes Geneva Dobson who owns a debt management company whose main function is to reduce student loan debt, resolve default and qualify clients for forgiveness. She has also written a book titled; Failing Successfully: Life after Debt that details her life and key aspects of living beyond debt.

We will also discuss;

• Credit Repair

• Filing Bankruptcy

• Chapter 11 & 13

• Credit Rating

• Student loans

• Credits Cards

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