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Food crisis, global warming and water shortages

04/30/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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An international group of food scientists says countries should not use food crops to produce biofuels during a world food crisis.

Three scientists with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research say if nations stop turning corn into ethanol this year, it would cut 20 percent from the price of corn next year. Instead of using grains, the international group is calling on the U.S. and other countries to shift biofuels production to nonfood crops such as switchgrass...

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Locals plan anti-war demonstrations

03/11/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guests for this segment is Don McKeating, who is on the board with Veterans for Peace, and Bettejo Indelicato, who went to Iraq when President Bush announced the invasion of that country. They are taking part in local peace vigils and demonstrations next week on the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

For more information, visit www.5yearsofwar.com.

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Bill Nelson speaks at Tiger Bay listen

02/22/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida’s Democratic senator, Bill Nelson, spoke at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg this afternoon.

Nelson said that because the race for the Democratic nomination for president is so close, there are two potential train wrecks because of the way the party selects its nominee. One involves superdelegates, also known as unpledged delegates, people who can vote at the convention for any candidate, regardless of who the people of their state supported in the primary or caucus...

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Terrorism expert Jessica Stern speaks at Eckerd

02/20/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God, spoke at Eckerd College about the causes and effects of international terrorism.

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