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Getting the Straight Story on Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

08/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with two doctors about the raging debate over Medicare, Paul Ryan’s plan, health care reform and take your phone calls….

But first one listener comment- not about yesterday’s guests—but about the controversial statements of Missouri Congressman Todd Akins about women and rape. Here’s what one listener had to say.

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This morning we’re joined by two doctors who are active in improving ...

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The RNC is here. What's going to happen?

08/23/12 Mitch E. Perry
Last Call Thursday
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University of Central Florida Political Science Professor Aubrey Jewett, the Coalition to March on the RNC's Jared Hamil and Florida Consumer Action Network's Mike Long talk about the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor doubts Tropical Storm Isaac will hinder RNC plans in Tampa listen

08/23/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Wind and storm surge from Tropical Storm Isaac could wreak havoc on the Republican National Convention next week even if it doesn’t score a direct hit on Tampa. But at an event in St. Pete Beach Thursday morning, member of Congress Kathy Castor said the show will likely still go on.

“I seriously doubt the convention’s going to be called off.”

In an interview with CNN yesterday, Mayor Bob Buckhorn raised the specter of the convention be...

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Rae Abeleah, co-director of Code Pink previews their RNC schedule

08/23/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Rae Abeleah the co-direcvtor of Code Pink talked about Code Pink and their plans for the Republican Convention schedule for next week in Tampa, Fl. For more information go to the code pink websight and the wmnf web sights- events too numerous to mention.

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Adelle Stan, Washington bureau chief for AlterNet talks about the upcoming RNC

08/23/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Adelle Stan, the Washington Bureau Chief for Alter Net talks about her interpretation and analysis of the recent choice of Paul Ryan for Vice President on the Republican ticket. She also gave her thoughts on the recent comments of Rep. Todd Akin and questioned if this was a mere "slip of the tongue" or something deeper reflected in the many policies of not only Todd Akin but many other elected officials to limit access to American Women of abortion services. For more information go to altern...

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Amy Taylor director of the Action Project of Planned Parenthood and the Aug 29 rally in Tampa

08/23/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Amy Taylor, the director of the Action Project for Planned Parenthood, talks about the "Women Speaking Up" bus tour which has been touring the country for the last six weeks . She gave a summary of the events so far and talked about the "pink bus" tour which is coming to Tampa, Fl. on Wednesday August 29 for a planned protest and rally at the Republican National Convention.

The bus will arrive at noon at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North Boulevard in Tampa. There will be speech...

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Ethics questions for media attending Republican convention kick-off party listen

08/22/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Some experts in media ethics are wondering if it’s appropriate that some 15,000 journalists will be wined and dined at a kick-off event for the Republican National Convention in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Kelly McBride, senior faculty at the Poynter Institute, said journalists who go might give the public the wrong impression.

“Most independent newsrooms have a policy that says you cannot take freebies from sources that you intend to cover because it could compromise your independence...

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Republican convention protesters say they won't be scared off by tropical storm listen

08/22/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Some forecast models predict Tropical Storm Isaac could affect Tampa during the Republican National Convention. Most of the secure area cordoned off for the event is in the first evacuation zone. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN this morning that the city has been preparing for hurricane contingencies and will evacuate the area if needed.

“Absolutely we’re prepared to call it off. I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics….the only difference will be that there’s a f...

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Hillsborough Public Defender office prepares for arrests during GOP convention listen

08/22/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The Republican National Convention’s kick-off party is Sunday in St. Petersburg. There are at least three major protests planned outside Tropicana Field that day and many more once the official events move to Tampa on Monday.

If previous political conventions are any measure there will be dozens, if not hundreds of arrests. On this show we found out about how people caught up in arrests will get processed and what their court experience might be like.

Joining us to talk about this w...

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What Happened During the Last RNC?

08/21/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Note: This is a replay of an interview which originally aired on 4/26/12.

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In four months Tampa will host the Republican National Convention. When delegates, staff, journalists and demonstrators are counted as many as 50,000 people will be in the area for the convention.

The mayor of Tampa has proposed a large "clean-zone" around the convention site in downtown Tampa in which certain items and activities will be restricted.

Four years ago the ci...

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