News & Public Affairs03/17/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health Listen to this entire show:
On today’s WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living Program we talked about Green Buildings. Our first guest recently wrote an article in the Home Power Magazine titled “The Living Building Challenge". Juliet Grable states that LBC goes beyond US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Standards. We also had local accredited professional LEED Architect John Garland talk more about the LEED process and some of the projects he’s been involved in. John works for RO...Be the first to comment
03/14/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday Listen to this entire show:
The Greenlight Pinellas Plan as its called would fund things like increased bus service, bus rapid transit and 24 miles of light rail connecting downtown St. Pete, the Carillon business district in mid-county and Clearwater. The one penny tax hike would raise Pinellas’ sales tax from 7% to 8% and would grow PSTA’s revenue from about $30 million to $130 million. The campaign pushing the referendum calls this a tax swap because the sales tax would replace the portion of property taxes currently...Be the first to comment
03/14/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
This week activists fed up with Florida's "stand your ground" gun law rallied in the state capitol, Tallahassee. The Dream Defenders is a group mostly made up of youth of color formed shortly after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of shooting and killing Trayvon Martin.
WMNF interviewed Jabari Mickles, with Dream Defenders, who participated in Monday's rally.
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"The rally on Monday was to help support people in Florida who want to repeal Stand Your Ground. A lot of people came out ...
How to protect privacy in the digital age and hundreds of farmworkers gather outside of Publix in Lakeland for vigil listen03/14/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday) Listen to this entire show:
Today on Radioacticity, Rob Lorei speaks with Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, Julia Angwin, about how privacy is no longer safe in this new digital world. Angwin herself set out to erase her digital footprint, but found it was virtually impossible.
Next, Rob speaks with Jeffery Sisk, CEO of Zeekly.com, a new search engine protects your privacy as an alternative to Google, Yahoo & Bing.
On the last part of the show, Rob speaks with Lupe Gonza...Be the first to comment
03/13/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday Listen to this entire show:
No guests, just your humble correspondent putting the question our to the listeners: How did Alex Sink end up losing to David Jolly in the special CD13 election held on Tuesday in Pinellas County?Be the first to comment
03/13/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
Transit agencies on both sides of Tampa Bay posted record ridership for the month of February. Bus rides in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties have continued to increase, mirroring a national trend of growing public transportation use. Bob Lasher, spokesperson for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, says many routes are running at capacity.
“Not just at rush hour, but during the middle portion of the day, we’re running buses that are having – we’re putting extra buses out because we ...
03/13/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View Listen to this entire show:
International Women’s Day
What is it about it that seems to bring out discomfort in so many people?
With that in mind, many women have had it with the sexism and underlying misogyny. We are only too aware of the spectrum of violence to women which is so affected by the psychological and cultural milieu. And MEDIA – you are the driver of that engine.
We are going to be talking about sexism in media and its implication with SORAYA CHEMALY, writer, thinker extraordinaire. We...2 comments
Biographer Martin A. Dyckman discusses the life of the late former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew and Tampa Bay Times reporters' examine outrageous entry fees at Trauma Centers in Florida listen03/13/14 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei interviews biographer Martin A. Dyckman about the life of former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew who passed away today.
Later Rob speaks with Tampa Bay Times reporters Letitia Stein and Alexandra Zayas about a story series they recently published detailing the costly entry price of Trauma Centers in Florida.
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03/12/14 Warren Elly with Chris Mitchell & Chris Ingram
Last Call Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
The battle over replacing the late Congressman Bill Young is over till November. Jolly Sank Sink; Lobbyist David Jolly beat former Bank executive and state CFO Alex Sink by a mere 3-thousand 457 votes. It’s the second straight squeaker loss for Sink and it leaves us wondering if she’ll face Jolly in November or retire from politics.
Today on the Last Call Warren Elly speaks with Chris Mitchell, former chairman of the Hillsborough Democratic Party and Republican Analyst Chris Ingram.Be the first to comment
03/12/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
Last week we told you about a bill in the Florida legislature to require labeling of foods with genetically modified organisms and about opposition to that legislation. We interviewed Dalyn Houser, a program associate with Florida PIRG who is organizing support for the bill requiring labeling of GMO foods.
"GMOs are genetically modified organisms and these are seeds that grow our food that we eat and they have the DNA of the seed has been altered in some way. So, for instance, you can cro...