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Urban Activist Peter Kageyama on successful cities and the people who love them listen

04/27/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Peter kageyama, urbanism, city planning, For the Love of Cities, St.Petersburg, Tampa, Museum of Fine Art, Florida This Week, Medicaid, Florida Legislature, Jim Davis, Rick Baker, Susan Macmanus, Adam Smith

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Today we have Peter Kageyama, urban activist and author of For the Love of Cities, to discuss what it takes to make a livable and emotionally engaging city. We look at several factors that have contributed in making St.Petersburg such a desirable place to live over the past decade, and if sister city Tampa can recreate the same vibrancy in its urban core. Kageyama will be a keynote speaker for a conversation called "For the Love of St.Pete", hosted by St. Petersburg Sunset Rotary Foundation a...

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Florida history professor recounts black migration from Florida in early 20th century listen

04/20/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Gary Mormino, black history, Florida history, Great Migration, USF st.petersburg, Marco Rubio, Medicaid, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today on Radioactivity our guest is Gary Mormino, the Frank Duckwall history professor emeritus at USF St. Petersburg and author of several books on Florida History. He talks to us about the Great Migration in Florida, a period starting right before World War I until the early 1920's when over a million African American workers fled the state for the Northeast and Midwest states. This is was part of a larger exodus of millions of southern blacks seeking to escape low wages and racial discrimi...

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Young Invincibles group advocate for over 300,000 millennials in the healh care coverage gap

04/10/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: healthcare, coverage gap, Medicaid, millennial, Young Invincibles, Christina Rivera, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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The 2015 Florida Legislative Session is ending in less than a month and the State Senate and House are still at odds on a state budget, namely a 2 billion dollar expansion of medicaid that would help hospitals cover over 800,000 working poor. According to a report by advocacy groups Young Invincible and Florida CHAIN , over a third of those in the coverage gap are millennials, people between the ages of 18-34. Joining us to discuss how the medicaid expansion effects young Floridians is Christ...

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WEDU's Florida This Week looks at the battle over medicaid expansion, Amendment 1 funds, and same-sex adoption

04/06/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, State budget, Florida Legislative Session, Amendment 1, Land Acquisition, Medicaid, Larry Ahern, Daniel Raulerson, Arthenia Joyner, Dwight Dudley, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We listen to last Friday's Florida This Week, a political talk show on WEDU moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This episode includes a spirited debate on 4 billion dollar gap between the proposed budgets of the Florida House and Senate, and at the center of the battle is medicaid expansion that would bridge the coverage gap for 800,000 low-income Floridians. Money for land acquisition has been upped by 35 million but still fall short of expectations of many Amendment 1 supporters. We ...

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Pensacola senior challenges Paul Ryan on Medicare vouchers

08/22/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Paul Ryan, Medicare, Medicaid, taxes, Pensacola

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan is touring Florida promoting his new book; the former Republican Vice Presidential nominee was met by protesters Friday in Pensacola.

In this video provided by the liberal activist group Americans United for Change, a senior citizen asks Ryan why his budget slashes taxes for millionaires and corporations, but voucherizes Medicare.

Paul Ryan will be in our area on Sunday. He’ll be at the Books-A-Million at Brandon Town Center Mall at 3:00 p.m. and at B...

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Florida Governor's wife, Ann Scott, supports lack of action on Medicaid expansion listen

06/11/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Ann Scott, Florida, governor, Rick Scott, Medicaid, Tampa General Hospital

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The governor’s wife, Ann Scott, doesn’t express her own opinion on Medicaid expansion.

In 2013, Governor Scott said he supported expansion of the federal Medicaid program in Florida. But so far the state has not accepted the 51 billion federal dollars

The SEIU, or the Service Employees International Union, recently estimated that 720,000 Floridians are not covered between the current Medicaid program and the Affordable Care Act.

On Tuesday afternoon, WMNF asked Scott what she th...

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Activists promise to send Republicans opposed to Medicaid expansion packing next election listen

05/02/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Medicaid, Medicaid expansion, Kathleen Peters, SEIU

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The message from St. Petersburg activists to state lawmakers Friday is: accept Medicaid expansion or get voted out of office. During a soggy rally in front of Republican Representative Kathleen Peters’ office Friday, a group of about 25 protesters dressed up as things like the Grimm Reaper and wore cardboard coffins over their clothes.

They showed up despite heavy rain to highlight figures from a study that show six people in Florida die every day because of a lack of health care options. ...

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Last minute glitches don't seem to be deterring Obamacare enrollment listen

03/31/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, healthcare, Navigators, Medicaid, kathy castor

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Despite some more glitches on healthcare.gov, turnout is high in Tampa on the final day to enroll in Obamacare. More than 30 people were already waiting in line by 10:30 a.m. Monday at Al Lopez Park to get help enrolling in private health insurance under the federal healthcare law. Most of those people, like Myrta Mayor, are hoping that their last minute enrollment can save them some money on coverage that is now required.

“The one that they’re offering at my job is very expensive - $753 ...

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Obamacare, Medicaid and dentists - how are they affecting your health and pocket book?

03/28/14 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Tags: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, dental care, single payer

The deadline for enrollment is Monday, March 31st and supporters of the healthcare law are stepping it into high gear to end open enrollment with as many participants as possible. That’s important to Democrats coming into mid-term elections where the federal healthcare law will be a cornerstone talking point for Republicans against the law.

So far more than 6 million people have signed up for coverage under the law. That’s a number the Obama administration is proud of even though it’s a ...

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2014 Florida State of the State address sounds like Rick Scott campaign speech listen

03/04/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist, Nan Rich, 2014 legislative session, public education, State of the State, immigration reform, school vouchers, Medicaid

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Florida Governor Rick dropped some not-so-subtle digs at former Governor Charlie Crist during the State of the State address Tuesday. The 30-minute speech sounded like an election-year campaign stump.



The race for the governor’s mansion is expected to...

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