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In Land O' Lakes, Biden says approving Obama's jobs bill would stop teacher layoffs, and then some listen

10/05/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama is facing hurdles from Congressional Republicans in passing a new jobs bill. But yesterday at an elementary school in Land O’ Lakes, Vice President Joe Biden said passing the plan would put 35 billion dollars back into education.

Biden: “Yes?”

Student: “Do you know how often the President does nothing or pocket vetoes a bill?”

Biden: “Well, we have not pocket vetoed…wow, you’re real smart man……No, I...

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Vice President Joe Biden says Obama's Job's Act could create 400,000 teaching jobs listen

10/04/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Vice President Joe Biden told a library full of students, educators and even some laid-off teachers why President Obama’s Jobs Act will help education. This afternoon in Land O’ Lakes Biden said it would put 35 billion dollars into public education and create 400,000 jobs.

Biden told a crowd of about 200 people, America can do better for our children. He spoke to a class of 25 fifth graders before giving his jobs press conference. Under ...

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Clearwater musicians join the first global "Playing for Change Day" listen

09/21/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Anyone searching for Bob Marley’s “One Love” video online may have seen a film called Playing for Change. It includes clips of musicians playing the famous tune in different cities around the world. The Playing for Change Foundation made the video, and is a nonprofit dedicated to providing music and arts education to underprivileged children worldwide. Last Saturda...

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City and school officials share resources at "Parent University" for success in school listen

09/16/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Not all students have the same community resources needed to succeed in school. Last weekend on the campus of University of South Florida St. Petersburg, community groups held what they called a Parent University to provide resources for parents and young students.

Dr. Shelley Stewart is the Founder and Board President of The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation, a national non-profit created in honor of his mother that helps reduce the dropout rate nationwide. He ...

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WorkNet Pinellas holds 5th Annual Business & Education Summit listen

09/16/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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One reason it may be hard for people to find work is because many job skills are not taught in school curricula. Today was the 5th annu8al business and education summit, which sought to give local school curricula guidance from the Pinellas business community.

Many businesses believe that they can help provide students with skills that will get students in the jobs they want by summits like today. WorkNet Pinellas held the summit along with several other corporate sponsors. Tony Leisner i...

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Students from Rwanda's Akilah Institute for Women take calls from Tampa Bay listeners

09/14/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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We had three guests in our studio. They’re from the Akilah Institute for Women. It’s a college for young women in Kigali, Rwanda.

We were joined by two students: Allen Kazirwa and Noella Abijuru, and by Akilah’s founder, Tampa native Elizabeth Dearborn Davis.

They're in Tampa as part of their Metropolitan Safari tour of the United States.

Listen here to...

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Middle- and high-school girls get a hands-on look at science and engineering listen

07/21/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This week Middle and High School girls are getting a hands-on look at science and engineering in Tampa.

This five-day Minds for Design Girl Scout Camp focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Girls from Middle and High Schools around the Central Florida area are exploring their interests through hands-on activities, lectures, and field trips to the University of South Florida and MOSI. Susan Barnes, Director of Communications with [Girl Scouts of West Central Florida](...

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Rich Templin of the Florida AFL-CIO on the new state budget

06/02/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll talk about the new state budget signed last Thursday by Governor Rick Scott. Our guest is Rich Templin, Ph.D., Legislative and Political Director of the Florida AFL-CIO.

The governor signed the state budget last Thursday at a private ceremony in The Villages and we're still kind of going through it and figuring out exactly what the budget means for the future of Florida and here to help us deconstruct the budget is Rich Te...

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Hillsborough County School Board member Stacy White talks about cell phones, iPads and education

06/02/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Stacy White was just elected to the Hillsborough County School Board last fall, and the freshman member discusses education in depth with WMNF listeners for the entire hour.

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STEM students & Electrathon

05/16/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our first guest was the coordinator for Hillsborough County’s Stormwater Environmental Program, John McGee. John talked about the Adopt-A-Pond and Lake and Streams programs and how we can get involved with the health of these backyard ecosystems. You can find out more at www.hillsborough.wateratlas.org.

Next up we had the Math & Science Supervisor for the Pinellas County School System, Rose Mack, join the program to talk about the Science Techno...

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