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Money in Politics reporter discusses spending in this year's mid-term elections listen

11/10/14 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Russ Choma, Center for Responsive Politics, Mid-term elections

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About $4 Billion dollars was spent trying to influence voters in the 2014 mid-term elections. Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei looks at the numbers of who spent what with guest Russ Choma who is the money-in-politics reporter for the Center for Responsive Politics.

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Story of Stuff listen

11/10/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: The Story of Stuff Project, David Reed

On today’s Sustainable Living program we started with a short interview with the founder of the Sustany Foundation, David Reed, about their efforts to create a more sustainable Tampa Bay. He also talked about their big event of the year, the Sustainable Buzz, happening on November 13 in Tampa. For the rest of the show we talked about Stuff and The Story of Stuff Project with Allison Cook, their Director of Community Engagement. In 2007 Annie Leonard produced a 20-minute movie about the way ...

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Jeremy Irons warns BLUE Ocean fest about pollution dangers to oceans listen

11/10/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: film, BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit, St. Petersburg, plastics, plastic pollution, pollution, oceans

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The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit wrapped up in St. Petersburg over the weekend; Sunday night at Mahaffey Theater, actor Jeremy Irons was presented the festival’s Making Waves Award before his film Trashed was screened.

Trashed is about how over-consumption of disposable items is leading to unprecedented pollution of the air and water.

Irons was also part of a [panel discussion](http://blue2014.sched.org...

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Southern Grassroots group finds ways to lower unemployment. listen

11/07/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Was Ed Whitfield

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Ed Whitfield of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project and Fund for Democratic Communities. They discussed the building coops as a way to lower unemployment.

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Florida red tide algae fueled by several nutrient sources: Mote scientist listen

11/07/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: red tide, Mote Marine Laboratory, science, Gulf of Mexico, algae, nutrients, algae blooms, Sarasota

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Red tide can be a problem in Florida – both for marine species and for humans; now, several researchers, including from Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, have just published their findings about how nutrients fuel red tides.

WMNF News interviewed Kellie Dixon, a senior scientist at Mote and the program manager for their chemical and physical ecology program.

*Here's the extended version of the interview b...

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From a Woman's POV talks about the mid-term elections, campaign money, and reproductive rights amendments in Colorado and North Dakota

11/06/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: MICHELLE GOLDBERG, Zoe Carpenter

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Money speaks – approximately $4 billion dollars (per Public Citizen) has been spent on these midterm elections, $345 million was raised for campaigns in Florida. Not only the costiliest election in Florida’s history, but the nation’s most expensive. We’re #1!!!

ZOE CARPENTER, author of DC Dispatches Blog, The Nation and reporter in The Nation's Washington, DC bureau asked, “Who’s Buying the Midterm Elections? Zoe Carpenter”, her answer,...

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Seminar covers snakes in Central Florida and a new book discusses the life of a former CIA agent and his assassination assignments listen

11/06/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Shannon Carnevale, Snakes, Central Florida snakes

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Today on Radioactivity, we cover everything you always wanted to know about snakes in Central Florida. Rob Lorei speaks with expert, Shannon Carnevale who is a Natural Resources and Conservation Agent with the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County about the dozens of types of snakes that can be found here in Central Florida and how proper landscaping can reduce the chances of an encounter with a venomous snake.

35 species of snakes are found in Central Florida; four of the species are poisonous. ...

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Some alcoholic drinks to be allowed on Tampa Riverwalk listen

11/06/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: tampa riverwalk, Tampa City Council, alcohol, Tampa

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Some alcoholic drinks will be allowed along the Tampa Riverwalk.

Tampa City Council voted Thursday to allow people to have open containers in special cups near certain bars or restaurants along the Riverfront.

Several residents spoke for and against the change. The CEO of Mise En Place restaurant, Mary Ann Ference, favors allowing people to carry open containers. Mise En Place also own Sono Café at the Tampa Museum of Art along the Riverwalk.

But Ellen Snelling from the Tampa Alcoh...

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In St. Pete, Charlie Crist concedes governor's race to Rick Scott listen

11/05/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, Bill Nelson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Pam Bondi, dark money, Democrat, GOP, election, governor, Florida

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Charlie Crist lost to incumbent governor Rick Scott in a tight, neck and neck race. Crist’s campaign hosted an election night event for staff and supporters at the Vinoy Hotel in downtown St.Pete. As the clock approached midnight, Crist conceded defeat in an address to 1000 attendees and to Floridians.

The election numbers trickled in all evening showing an edge to Rick Scott over Charlie Crist, but no clear winner until media outlets called the race for Scott after ten o’clock. Then at ...

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The bid for medical marijuana in Florida goes up in smoke listen

11/05/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Amendment 2, medical marijuana, John Morgan, United for Care, CannaMoms

The bid for medical marijuana in Florida went up in smoke Tuesday night. Amendment 2 got nearly 58% support – not enough for the 60% needed to pass. At an event hosted by United for Care a couple of dozen supporters gathered at waterfront café in downtown St Pete awaited the result. The supporters already plan to put in on the ballot again in 2016 if not sooner.

Other places in the country like Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., went further than medical ...

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