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Group says Koch Brothers are close with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott listen

05/07/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Thursday
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Tags: politics, elections, Rick Scott, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Koch brothers, money in politics, American Bridge

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A liberal group critical of the influence of the Koch Brothers on politics is slamming the billionaires’ ties with three Florida Republicans.

In a conference call Thursday the group American Bridge announced findings of their report called “Florida Man Buys State: Koch Impacts in the Sunshine State.”

Their director of special projects, Pete Jones, says the Kochs have cultivated tight relationships with Governor Rick Scott, Senator Marco Rubio and former gover...

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Radioactivity plays segments of the Jimmy Dore Show listen

05/06/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Jimmy Dore, Political Satire, KPFK, Judith Miller, Benghazi, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today on Radioactivity, We listen to a segment of the Jimmy Dore Show, a political satire radio show from KPFK in Los Angeles, that looks at the public re-emergence of former New York Times journalist Judith Miller, as well as the Benghazi Scandal. Host Rob Lorei then opens up the phone lines to WMNF listeners.

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Give Day Tampa Bay 24-hour drive helps raise money for over 500 local charities

05/05/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Give Day Tampa Bay, Florida Next Foundation, Chris Jadick, Enable America, Lenice Emanuel, YWCA Tampa Bay, Celest Roberts, The Skills Center, Zora Carrier, Museum of Photographic Arts, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today is the second annual Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour drive to raise money for charities throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Last year the drive raised over 1 million for over 385 area charities. This year nearing 550 charities are joining the event. We talk with Ned Pope, President of Florida Next Foundation which started the drive from an idea to cultivate a culture of philanthropy in the Bay Area. We also speak with representa...

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Project Censored commemorates 45th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings listen

05/04/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Kent State Shootings, National Guard, Ohio, PROJECT CENSORED, MICKEY HUFF, PETER PHILLIPS, Joseph Lewis, Laurel Krause, Florida This Week, Florida Legislature, Medicaid expansion

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Today is the 45th anniversary of the Kent State Shootings, in which National Guardsmen fired in a group of student protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four and wounding 9 of the students. We listen to an excerpt of the Project Censored Radio Show from last week,hosted by Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips, with an interview with Joseph Lewis, who was wounded by two gun shots at Kent,and Laurel Krause, whose...

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May Day rally for labor and immigration rights in Ybor City

05/04/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: May Day, Raices en Tampa, SDS, Students for a Democratic Society, Labor Day, labor, unions, workers, immigration, immigrants

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Friday was May First – it was celebrated around the world as May Day, also known as International Workers Day or Labor Day. About 30 people rallied on a sidewalk along 7th Avenue in Ybor City Friday evening chanting about labor rights and immigration rights.

WMNF spoke with an organizer, Alicia Gazga, a member of Raices en Tampa.

Here are more photos from May Day in Ybor City

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MidPoint callers weigh in on running from police

05/04/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: Freddie Gray, Black Lives Matter, Baltimore, police, racism, law

On Friday, Baltimore State's Attorney announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray; on Monday MidPoint callers weighed in on whether it's legal -- or wise -- to run from police.

During the show I quoted from this Associated Press article:

Can you run from police? US courts apply a double standard CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer JULIET LINDERMAN, AP Legal Affairs Writer

BALTIMORE (AP) — When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off ...

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Local charity holds earthquake relief concert for Nepal

05/01/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Rob Rowan, Nepal, earthquake, Global Action Group, Palladium Theater, Judith Miller, Jon Stewart, New York Times, Weapons of Mass Destruction, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We talk with Rob Rowan, whose charity organization Global Action Coalition will be holding an earthquake relief concert for Nepal. The south asian country was hit by a devastating earthquake last week that killed over 6000 people, including 19 climbers on Mount Everest. The Nepalese government is appealing for international aid in face of a shortage of tents and food for many people that have been left homeless. The jazz concert will take place at the P...

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6 Baltimore officers charged in death of Freddie Gray listen

05/01/15 AP
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: Freddie Gray, Black Lives Matter

Baltimore's mayor says at least five of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are in custody. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Friday afternoon, hours after the city's chief prosecutor said they were charged. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says the death of Gray, from an unexplained spinal injury, "was a homicide." She says his arrest was illegal in the first place -- and that his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter.

The stiffest charge --...

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Ben Pollara weighs in on medical pot

05/01/15 Janelle Irwin
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: Ben Pollara, United for Care, John Morgan, Janelle Irwin, medical marijuana

The Florida House has adjourned sine die, meaning the are abandoning the legislative session three-days early and leaving a host of unresolved issues on the table.

Among those issues is medical marijuana, which has been left dead for 2015.

“Today the people we elected to represent us in Tallahassee literally abdicated their responsibility to Floridians. The House of Representatives decided to simply quit work, three days before the end of session, and with that, medical marijuana legisl...

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Hillary Clinton's viability and HOPE pursues meeting with Mayor Buckhorn on "fair chance" hiring listen

04/30/15 Mitch Perry
MidPoint with WMNF News Thursday
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Tags: Bob Buckhorn, HOPE, Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders today officially became the first challenger to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party primary race for president. With issues regarding the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation continuing to make headlines, we ask how Democrats feel about Mrs. Clinton being their seemingly certain candidate in 2016?

We also spoke with Bernice Powell Jackson from the group HOPE (Hillsborough Organization for Progress & Equality) about their unsuccessful efforts so far to meet with Tam...

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