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School choice group defends voucher programs

03/21/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Step Up for Students, education, vouchers, charter schools

Step Up For Students facilitates corporate tax scholarships for low-income students to use to attend private schools.

The program is lauded by supporters as giving parents the option to remove students from failing schools and put them in schools they otherwise couldn't afford. But opponents argue it's just a way to funnel public dollars into private hands - and it undermines the separation of church and state because most of the vouchers are used for religious schools.

A bill in the Se...

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Tampa City Council votes against renewing red light camera contract listen

03/20/14 Ashley Whitney
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: red light cameras, Tampa, Tampa City Council

Just this week, two high school students were hit by a car while crossing Hillsborough Avenue on their way to school. Other students have died and Hillsborough is considered one of the deadliest places in the country to be a pedestrian.

Tampa City Council chair Frank Reddick says he is disappointed that not even a small portion of revenue from the red light camera program has been invested in making roads safer. He says even though accidents and citations are down, the need to invest in ...

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Help with Federal Income Tax Forms Part 2

03/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: taxes, wmnf

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Today WMNF will continue to answer your questions about filling out your federal income tax forms this year. We'll have three CPAs in the studio, Phil Scheidt, Kim Lee, Andy Mason who will take your phone calls and answer your e-mail questions. Tune in at 11AM March 19 and 20. Call in with your questions at 813-238-8001 and e-mail your tax question to dj@wmnf.org.

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World-renowned authority on Ireland's Great Hunger discusses the Irish Famine and new book takes a closer look into the the slave industry listen

03/20/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: CHRISTINE KEALY, GREG GRANDIN

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50 years of Florida Reporting with Lucy Morgan listen

03/19/14 Warren Elly with Chris Mitchell & Chris Ingram
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Lucy Morgan, Tampa Bay Times, Florida Legislature, Ron Word, Ruben Askew

Today on the Last Call, Warren Elly interviews Pulitzer Prize winning Florida Journalist, Lucy Morgan of the Tampa Bay Times whose 50 year career exposing greed, political double-dealing and the antics of lobbyists is the stuff of legend in Tallahassee. The kind of Journalism, we so desperately need more of these days in Florida.

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Help with Federal Income Tax Forms Part 1

03/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: taxes, wmnf, CPA

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Today and tomorrow WMNF will answer your questions about filling out your federal income tax forms this year. We'll have three CPAs in the studio, Phil Scheidt, Lee Hewitt and Malcolm Hayes who will take your phone calls and answer your e-mail questions. Tune in at 11AM March 19 and 20. Call in with your questions at 813-238-8001 and e-mail your tax question to dj@wmnf.org.

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Labor activists allege wage theft at fast food chains listen

03/18/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: McDonald's, wage theft, minimum wage, labor unions, labor

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Labor activists in Tampa are taking aim at fast food restaurants they say aren

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Workshop in Tampa explores jobs in the booming Cannabis industry listen

03/18/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Cannabis Career Institute, Robert Calkin

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Today Radioactivity welcomes Robert Calkin, President and Founder of the Cannabis Career Institute, who is back in Tampa this weekend to conduct a one day workshop about jobs and investment opportunities in the booming cannabis industry. He is a cannabis expert, a pro-marijuana activist. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5312 Avion Park Drive,Tampa.

The following article, [The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Fa...

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What will EPA rules for coal ash mean for Florida? listen

03/17/14 Se
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: EarthJustice, coal, coal ash, EPA

A recent spill of toxic coal ash from a Duke Energy storage pond polluted a North Carolina river and has people concerned about the safe storage and disposal of the waste product of burning coal.

Florida has dozens of coal ash ponds and landfills and there are no regulations specific to the waste product. That is, until later this year when the EPA is required to finalize the first-ever coal ash regulations.

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The real history of Irish Americans listen

03/17/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Bill Bigelow, Irish Americans.

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Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei speaks with Bill Bigelow, curriculum editor of Rethinking Schools and the co-director of the Zinn Education Project about an article he wrote discussing the real history of Irish Americans that is often lost in history textbooks.

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