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The History of Immigration to the US and A Possible Transit Referendum in Pinellas County?

01/22/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—tomorrow there’s vote on whether to hold a transit referendum in Pinellas County. We’ll talk about that later. And what’s the history of immigration to the US? A new book explores the problems facing Irish, German, Italian, Chinese, Jewish, Muslim, Black west Indian and other ethnic groups when they emigrated to the US. But first- a listener comment. Last Friday – in discussing tonight’s new PBS Frontline documenta...

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Tarpon Springs celebrates 105th Epiphany listen

01/06/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Once a year the fishing village of Tarpon Springs in Pinellas County becomes an important religious and cultural center. Tarpon Springs hosts what some consider the largest Greek Orthodox celebration outside of Greece, organizers say. This year, hundreds of Greeks and spectators celebrated the Epiphany, the baptism of Jesus with folk dances, music, prayer, and a procession to Spring Bayou ending with a plunge to retrieve a cross on January 6.

The Epiphany has been more than a celebration ...

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