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Dr. Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground, on hurricanes & oil listen

05/27/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tuesday marks the start of hurricane season, and as you’ve heard, climate scientists say numerous factors are coming together to make for a busy one this time around.

With millions of gallons of oil hemorrhaging into the Gulf each day, forecasters are at a loss as to what all that crude might do to an approaching storm, and how the coast would fare.

Dr. Jeff Masters is co-founder and director of meteorology for Weather Underground. He recently wrote ab...

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Top Bay Area Attorneys Discuss the Oil Disaster In The Gulf

05/26/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today on Radioactivity: Two prominent local attorneys will discuss the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. But first let's hear some provocative comments from former Clinton advisor James Carville about the Obama administration's handling of the crisis.

James Carville appearing this morning on ABC's Good Morning America.

With the oil disaster still occurring in the Gulf we're joined now by two local attorneys who have strong opinions about what to do to address the crisis. Ou...

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Mad In Mississippi listen

05/17/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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They’re Mad in Mississippi.

50 miles south of Ocean Springs, Mississippi BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion un-corked a demon in the Gulf of Mexico. Minute by minute, gigantic plumes of death enlarge as thousands of gallons per minute of toxic chemicals erupt and feed them. All along the gulf coast the BP Blowout has ignited fear and anger.

Disaster, destruction, and despair are just a few of ...

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USF Researchers return from oil leak site listen

05/17/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Yesterday, the New York Times reported that enormous oil plumes have formed in the Gulf of Mexico, causing some scientists to think the leak is far worse than officials currently estimate. One is as large as 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick.

Meanwhile, today USF researchers have returned from a ten-day Gulf expedition. While they say it will take at least a week to analyze their findings, Marine Science Dean William Hogarth says weathered oil from the nearly month-old leak i...

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Rouson cautious about special Legislative session on oil drilling listen

05/14/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Governor Charlie Crist has said he wants to call a special session of the Florida Legislature to discuss oil drilling. The Legislature could place an amendment on November’s ballot that, if passed by citizens, would forever ban fossil fuel drilling in state waters.

Rep. Darryl Rouson (D), who represents parts of St. Petersburg in the state Legislature, told WMNF he supports a constitutional ban on drilling in Florida waters, but thinks agreement should be reached before taking the time ...

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"Seize BP" holds rally in St. Petersburg, and across the US listen

05/13/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday, activists in St. Petersburg protested BP’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf. The protest was one of a score of demonstrations that took place across the country that insist that BP use its billions of dollars in profits to clean up the spill and pay for economic damages associated with the 4 million gallon leak.

Passing drivers honked their horns in suppor...

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Crist meets with BP in St Pete on oil disaster listen

05/12/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Gov. Charlie Crist has asked BP for more than thirty-four million dollars so the state can cover the costs of a marketing blitz to convince visitors the state’s beaches are still clean.

Crist met with representatives from BP, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies at the St. Petersburg unified command center this afternoon. But Crist says BP has not responded to his request to fund the [VISIT F...

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Congressional committee grills rig execs listen

05/12/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked the heads of four corporations what went wrong at the Deepwater Horizon rig site on April 20. Their answer, for the most part, was that they don’t know. Rep. Henry Waxman grilled them on an equipment test failure that had occurred just hours ahead of the rig explosion. [U.S. Rep. Peter Welch](http:/...

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Anti-drilling protesters seek to influence Crist listen

05/12/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After Governor Charlie Crist met with officials from BP and government agencies in St. Pete today, he spoke with environmental activists.

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Sink still wants answers from BP on oil disaster listen

05/11/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson sent a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist asking for a special legislative session on oil drilling. Also today, Crist said he wants to call a special session to consider a constitutional ban on oil drilling in state waters within the next two weeks.

The state’s chief financial officer, Alex Sink, also favors a special session. She also wants answers from [...

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