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Hundreds flock to St. Pete jobs fair listen

09/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As of last Friday, Florida has had three straight months of 10.7 percent unemployment. Today the St. Pete Times hosted a jobs fair in downtown St. Petersburg. President Barack Obama is trying to address the problem through the American Jobs Act. It would include 5 billion dollars to help public safety officials a...

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St. Pete City Council approves three finalists to redesign the pier listen

09/08/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the St. Pete City Council approved a list of three finalists who will compete to redesign the St. Pete Pier. The city even hopes to outshine big cities like Chicago with the new waterfront.

In a 6-1 vote, the council voted with overwhelming support to approve three designers to conceive the new $55 million city project. Last month a five member jury shortlisted three finalists t...

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St. Pete's Citrus Grove Family Housing development will get a facelift listen

09/07/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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It's located near a popular recreation complex and two area schools and home to some of the areas most infamous murderers and gangs. Now St. Petersburg officials are hoping some much needed renovations to Citrus grove apartments will create a ripple affect through the rest of the community.

"Its right next to one of our big rec centers, Campbell park. It’s across the street from John Hopkins Middle School. Its part o...

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Tampa Bay Rays tell LGBT community: "It Gets Better" listen

08/31/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week the Tampa Bay Rays became the 5th Major League Baseball team to speak against homophobic bullying when they partnered with St. Pete Pride to film a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign. It was shot at the Rays’ home, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg to provide inspiration to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community facing harassment.

[GLSEN, The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network](http://www.glsen.org/cgi-...

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Nature photography comes into focus at St. Pete's Boyd Hill listen

08/29/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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When you think about Florida, you might think about beaches and amusement parks. But the state is considered a Mecca for many nature photographers and enthusiasts. Photographers of all ages got a glimpse in the secrets of nature photography at a workshop at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

Barbara Stalbert is a supervisor at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve says that their annual photography contest increases awareness of the preserve through an artistic medium.

“It ...

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New St. Pete Pier design finalists shortlisted to three listen

08/24/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The St. Petersburg Pier is now one step closer to getting a total makeover. Last Friday a jury narrowed down the list of new design competitors to a final three.

The City of St. Petersburg is world renowned for its water front parks, commitment to the arts, and its iconic pier, which for more than 30 years has been a city landmark and destination, but is now set to be replaced. A five member jury of architects, politicia...

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St. Pete to hold workshop to examine Tampa Bay Rays' Trop lease listen

08/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Petersburg’s major league baseball team has threatened to leave the area. WMNF’s Josh Holton reports, yesterday the St. Pete City Council decided to schedule a workshop to overview the existing lease with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays are under contract to play at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg until 2027. As of 2008, the Rays had received an annual11 m...

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City Council candidates hoping to represent west St. Pete answer questions from residents listen

08/17/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The three candidates for the district one seat in St. Petersburg city council participated in a forum last night hosted by the League of Women Voters.

With the added shelter space provided by the Pinellas Safe Harbor facility that opened in January, people taking to the streets to sleep now have the option to go to a shelter, or get arrested. It’s a topic that will weigh heavily on the mix of opinions at the polls. That makes it a topic three city council candidates will certainly ta...

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Social media on display in St. Pete during Tweetup at Dali Museum listen

08/12/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The St. Petersburg Dali Museum’s first social media night, Get Surreal, kicked off on Thursday August 11. Museum officials presented the art collection and its building to the social media scene and because of this new communication approach, the turnout was a success.

Over 200 people tweeted live using their smartphones and iPads and they scanned QR codes. Museum docent and volunteer Christine Paul said that these bar codes allow the audience to instantly learn...

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St. Pete resident heads to court for feeding people in an Orlando park listen

08/03/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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More than 20 activists have been arrested in Orlando since the city began enforcing its ordinance making it a crime to feed people in public parks. But recently Orlando and the local Food Not Bombs chapter have come to an agreement that has, at least for the time being, stopped arrests. Instead of public feedings being in a downtown park, the activists have agreed to feed people in front of City Hall. But St. Petersburg resident Jimmy Dunson was arrested before the agreement. He has a court a...

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