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12/11/13 Warren Elly with Linda Saul-Sena
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Linda Saul-Sena, Jackson House, Nat King Cole, Martin Luther King, Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, historic preservation

Today on Last Call, Warren Elly discusses the ticking clock on saving the Jackson House, a very important piece of Tampa History. It used to be the home for Black America

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Tampa City Council closer to rainy season ban on nitrogen and phosphorous fertilizer listen

06/02/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council has passed on first reading a fertilizer ordinance that would cut down on the pollution that drains from lawns into the region’s waterways, including Tampa Bay. The excess nutrients lead to algae blooms. Five members of the public spoke in opposition to the ban this morning. But double that number, including local Sierra Club representative Phil Compton, urged Council to support a rainy-season ban on sale and use of nitrogen or phosphorus fertilizer.

"This is an approac...

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Interview With Rev. Thomas Scott Who Is Running For Mayor Of Tampa

02/21/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. On the first part of today's program we'll hear from Tampa City Council Chair Thomas Scott who is running for mayor. He previously served two terms on the Hillsborough County Commission. Later in this program we'll hear from Tampa City Council member Linda Saul Sena who is organizing a pro-high-speed rail rally today at noon at Tampa City hall.

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Alex Sink headlines Election Eve rally for Democrats in Ybor City listen

11/02/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last night, on the eve of today's elections, Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink made a "hometown" stop at the Ritz theater in Ybor City along with several other statewide Democratic contenders.

Virtually every democratic candidate on the state and local ballot was at the Ritz theater in Ybor City yesterday for a brief but fiery barnstorming rally to get the vote out in the neck and neck race between Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott. Former Fl...

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Candidates reach out to Muslims at Tampa mosque rally listen

10/29/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Much of the news media’s coverage of this election season has centered on a voting block that is far from diverse, the only difference among voters being the source of their anger. And with so many politicians that are desperate to appeal to a seemingly two-dimensional part of the electorate, the word diversity seems taboo when it comes to many campaign slogans. A rally on the outskirts of Tampa brought some local candidates face to face with a voting block that’s shunned at best, demonized a...

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Saul-Sena prints Confederate flag signs to criticize Hagan in heated Hillsborough Commission race listen

10/27/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Confederate flags on campaign signs, allegations of broken laws. That’s right; it must be less than a week until a contentious election.

Democrat Linda Saul-Sena, who is running for Hillsborough County Commission, has printed up yard signs with the stars and bars from the Confederate battle flag and the name of her main opponent, Republican Ken Hagan, who says,

"I think it's disgusting and again, I think it's a desperate attempt and it's pretty sad that c...

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In South Tampa, candidates mull transit and Amendment 4 at Chamber of Commerce forum listen

09/22/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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For the first time in recent memory the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is hosting forums for local and statewide candidates on the November ballot. Today marked the first of these and a handful of those vying for local office confronted everything from transit to class size. Compared to the fierce debates that are making this year unusually volatile it was pretty quiet. The only testy exchange happened between two candidates who aren’t even running against one another.

That’s District One...

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Judge says Dingfelder can stay on ballot for Hillsborough County Commission listen

08/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A Hillsborough Circuit Judge ruled today that John Dingfelder can remain on November’s ballot.

Dingfelder missed a deadline to resign from Tampa City Council and took his name off the ballot. The county’s Democratic Party then nominated him to be their candidate. The local Republican party sued, claiming that Dingfelder is not an eligible candidate, but today a judge ruled against them.

We spoke with Patricia Kemp, chair of the Democratic Party of Hillsborough County.

"Well, they ...

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Dingfelder withdraws from County Commission race but may be nominated listen

06/29/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Former Tampa City Council member John Dingfelder withdrew today from the race for Hillsborough County Commission. But he may end up being the Democratic nominee for the District 1 seat anyway.

"Today I decided to go ahead and withdrawal my candidacy for the District 1 seat on the Hillsborough County Commission. I went ahead and advised the Supervisor of Elections of that in writing."

"You got into a little bit of trouble about taking yourself off the Tampa City Council past the deadlin...

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Two Tampa City Council members resign because of paperwork deadline listen

06/24/10 Beth Bell & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Two seasoned Democrats running for Hillsborough County Commission seats failed to meet an election paperwork deadline that signals their intent to resign their current elected positions and run for new ones.

Both Tampa City Council members Linda Saul-Sena and John Dingfelder resigned from Council in the last 24 hours.

Council Attorney Martin Shelby announced Dingfelder's resignation during Thursday's meeting.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, the local GOP party chair is explor...

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