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Interview with Venezuelan Ambassador to U.S., Bernardo Álvarez Herrera

04/23/08 Seán Kinane
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Bernardo Álvarez Herrera is the Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States. He will speak tonight at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm in Fox Hall. For more information, call 727-864-7979. Ambassador Álvarez was in South St. Petersburg this morning to speak with homeless advocates at a new transitional house for homeless adults hosted by Living Water Community Ministries. WMNF’s Seán Kinane was there and began his interview with...

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04/23/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Bernardo Álvarez Herrera, the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, will speak tonight at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. This morning Ambassador Álvarez met with homeless advocates in South St. Petersburg.

This week, the so-called “Bishop of the Poor,” Fernando Lugo, was elected President of Paraguay. Ambassador Álvarez said Lugo’s victory proves there is an “irreversible trend” in Latin America toward “much more responsible, socially or...

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Homeless court discussed at Stetson Law listen

04/15/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This afternoon at the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, the co-founder of the country’s first Homeless Court addressed students about how they can help their communities after graduation.

Steve Binder is a deputy public defender in San Diego. He said Homeless Court is a special session of the superior court in San Diego that is held at local homeless shelters. Local advocates are considering instituting a Homeless Court in Pinellas County.

George Bolden is the grants and ...

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Survey counts homeless in Hillsborough listen

03/27/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County conducted a "street survey" of homeless people in the county. Teams of volunteers and government workers fanned out across the county to give a 19-page questionnaire to as many people without permanent housing as they could.

Lesa Weikel, community relations manager for the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County, said the purpose of the survey is to determine what types of services are needed.

“The survey that we’re conducting ou...

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Criminalization of the mentally ill

01/15/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)

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Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Thanks to Mitch Perry for filling in for me while I was away. Our guest today is Florida Southern College Professor Risdon Slate who has co-written a new book with Wesley Johnson called Criminalization of Mentally Ill.

According to our guest: "In 1955, there were over 559,000 residents in state (mental) hospitals in the United States. Today there are less than 60,000 residents…… Where has some of this shift been g...

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