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Women of Influence recognition for journalist Soledad O'Brien and Rep. Kathy Castor listen

10/21/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On Wednesday the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce held its fifth annual Women of Influence Luncheon. This year’s guest was CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. She is among the growing number of women who is coming into positions of prestige.

One notable woman of influence locally has been Democratic US Representative Kathy Castor, whose district includes the [City of Tampa]...

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GOP presidential candidates debate in Tampa listen

09/13/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last night in at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, eight Republican presidential candidates participated in the first CNN-Tea Party debate. More than 100 tea party groups attended. Candidates were fired up and ready to answer questions from the Tea Party, while seeking their support on their path to the White House.

For many conservat...

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Callers have their say about GOP presidential debate and protests in Tampa

09/12/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Monday
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On Monday night, CNN and the Tea Party Express invited 8 Republican presidential candidates for a televised debate in Tampa.

At the same time, dozens protested outside the Florida State Fairgrounds.

That afternoon, WMNF listeners called in to the Last Call to speak about the candidates, their policies and the media coverage of the 2012 presidential race.

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Preliminary welfare drug test results contrary to Governor Scott's claims

08/26/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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On today's Last Call we were joined by Baylor Johnson, Online Advocacy Coordinator for the ACLU of Florida who talked about the mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients in Florida, ordered by Governor Rick Scott. The program went into effect July 1.

This week the Tampa Tribune published preliminary findings ...


Interview With CNN Host Rick Sanchez

09/07/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll meet a CNN television host who routinely asks tough questions of his guests.

Our guest on the first part of today’s program is Rick Sanchez who hosts a daytime program on CNN called Rick’s List. He’s just written a new book called CONVENTIONAL IDIOCY: Why the New America Is Sick of the Old Politics. He joins us now on the telephone.

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Governor Crist flip-flops on stimulus support listen

11/06/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Wednesday, Governor Charlie Crist said he never endorsed the $787 billion stimulus bill, when he spoke with Wolf Blitzer on CNN.

But on February 10th, Crist appeared with President Barack Obama in Ft. Myers touting the bill. The governor, who is also running for the US Senate seat vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez, even received backlash from some conservative counterparts on the issue. And on February 13, Crist told reporters outside of St. Petersburg’s City Hall that he did support the bill...

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