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St. Petersburg earns top score on an index of LGBT equality listen

11/12/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: St. Pete, St. Petersburg, LGBT, equality florida, Rick Kriseman, Human Rights Campaign, equality, human rights, WMNF News

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St. Petersburg has earned the highest score in a rating of human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

St. Pete scored a 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

Mayor Rick Kriseman acknowledged the city’s LGBTQ liaison, Robert Danielson, as he announced the rating Wednesday morning ...

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The Fairness Doctrine: A debate over Cemex USA Mining Operation listen

11/12/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Cemex Mine Corporation, DeeVon Quirolo, Sara Engdahl

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"The Fairness Doctrine"

Today Radioactivity we share a special debate hosted by Jennifer Sullivan. She welcomes guests DeeVon Quirolo & Sara Engdahl a spokesperson for Cemex Mine Corporation. DeeVon Quirolo, of Brooksville, speaks on behalf of the group Neighbors Against Mining. The shows covers very controversial proposed expansion of Cemex's mine off of SR 50.

The local P&Z voted 4 to 1 against it, but depending on the election, the county commissioners could still approve this. As...

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Tampa activist undeterred by Ft. Lauderdale ban on sharing food in public parks listen

11/11/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: food not bombs, Homelessness, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Jimmy Dunson, hunger, poverty

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Activists continue to challenge a Ft. Lauderdale ban on sharing food in public; this Friday people plan to defy a new city ordinance and feed hungry people in a city park.

WMNF interviewed Jimmy Dunson with Food Not Bombs Tampa. He was cited for sharing food in Ft. Lauderdale last Friday and intends to go back there to feed people this Friday as well.

“Actually, there’s quite a few ordinances. The number one that’s getting all...

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Radioactivity Veteran's Day Special listen

11/11/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Veteran's Day, Vietnam Veterans, Agent Orange exposure

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Today on Radioactivity's Veteran's day special Rob Lorei invites attorneys Richard K. Hurley, Jr. and David C. Cory, of Cory and Hurley Law Group. These advocates for veterans discuss many issues veterans are facing today including advice, VA errors, Vietnam veterans and the effects of Agent Orange exposure.

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Public Transportation in Tampa listen

11/10/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Stuart L. Rogel, public transportation

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks to Stuart L. Rogel, president & chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Partnership about public transportation.

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Money in Politics reporter discusses spending in this year's mid-term elections listen

11/10/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Russ Choma, Center for Responsive Politics, Mid-term elections

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About $4 Billion dollars was spent trying to influence voters in the 2014 mid-term elections. Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei looks at the numbers of who spent what with guest Russ Choma who is the money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Story of Stuff listen

11/10/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: The Story of Stuff Project, David Reed

On today’s Sustainable Living program we started with a short interview with the founder of the Sustany Foundation, David Reed, about their efforts to create a more sustainable Tampa Bay. He also talked about their big event of the year, the Sustainable Buzz, happening on November 13 in Tampa. For the rest of the show we talked about Stuff and The Story of Stuff Project with Allison Cook, their Director of Community Engagement. In 2007 Annie Leonard produced a 20-minute movie about the way ...

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Jeremy Irons warns BLUE Ocean fest about pollution dangers to oceans listen

11/10/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: film, BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit, St. Petersburg, plastics, plastic pollution, pollution, oceans

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The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit wrapped up in St. Petersburg over the weekend; Sunday night at Mahaffey Theater, actor Jeremy Irons was presented the festival’s Making Waves Award before his film Trashed was screened.

Trashed is about how over-consumption of disposable items is leading to unprecedented pollution of the air and water.

Irons was also part of a [panel discussion](http://blue2014.sched.org...

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Southern Grassroots group finds ways to lower unemployment. listen

11/07/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Was Ed Whitfield

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Ed Whitfield of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project and Fund for Democratic Communities. They discussed the building coops as a way to lower unemployment.

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Florida red tide algae fueled by several nutrient sources: Mote scientist listen

11/07/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: red tide, Mote Marine Laboratory, science, Gulf of Mexico, algae, nutrients, algae blooms, Sarasota

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Red tide can be a problem in Florida – both for marine species and for humans; now, several researchers, including from Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, have just published their findings about how nutrients fuel red tides.

WMNF News interviewed Kellie Dixon, a senior scientist at Mote and the program manager for their chemical and physical ecology program.

*Here's the extended version of the interview b...

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