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Disston Heights Civic Association hosts a DIY festival listen

11/18/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: The Disston Heights Civic Association, Alex Duensing, Richard McDaniel

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Alex Duensing and Richard McDaniel of The Disston Heights Civic Association joined Radioactivity to discuss their upcoming DIY festival.

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New documentary exposes the realities of America's farmworkers

11/17/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Food Chains, CIW, Farmworker Alliance

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Joe Parker of the Student / Farmworker Alliance and CIW member Wilson Perez about the nationwide premiere of the the feature-length film, Food Chains , which debuts in Tampa on 11/21 at AMC Veterans 12. Shot mostly in the I-4 corridor, the film chronicles the realities of our nation's farmworkers and follows the CIW's Campaign for Fair Food as a model of hope for a food system base...

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Top political reporters in Florida discuss the elections and the state of journalism

11/14/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Steve Bousquet, William March, Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Tribune

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Today on Radioactivity two of the top political reporters in the state, Steve Bousquet the Tallahassee Bureau Chief of the Tampa Bay Times and William March who was (until this week) the top political reporter at The Tampa Tribune join Rob Lorei to discuss the elections, the internal divisions in the Florida Democratic Party and the state of journalism.

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The week after: Democratic Party strategist Franco Ripple discusses Charlie Crist's & Greenlight Pinellas losses listen

11/13/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Franco Ripple, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, Greenlight Pinellas, Florida Democratic Party

All Florida Democrats had a tough night on Election Night, but Franco Ripple's was particularly rotten. The Democratic Party strategist worked on the media campaigns of both Charlie Crist and Greenlight Pinellas, respectively, both of whom lost last week. Crist's loss was a relatively narrow one-point decision against GOP incumbent Rick Scott. While Greenlight got stomped, losing by an even wider margin than the Moving Hillsborough Forward vote in 2010. Franco talked to listeners about both d...

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Artist Guy Harvey previews fisheries symposium in St. Pete listen

11/13/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: fisheries, Guy Harvey, University of South Florida, USF, USF St. Pete, St. Petersburg, science, Florida Institute of Oceanography

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Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster scientists are gathering in St. Petersburg this week to share knowledge about the population size of several important Gulf of Mexico fish species; the Guy Harvey Fisheries Symposium is named after the artist and conservationist and continues through Saturday at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

To find out about the important issues at the meeting, Thursday morning WMNF interviewed Guy Harvey.

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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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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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