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Anonymous guest discusses Florida's growing unemployment scandal listen

06/25/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Unemployment, Florida, wmnf

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei's guest was wrongly asked to repay $10,000 in unemployment benefits by the state. "Barry" who asked us not to use his real name, says he was terminated by his employer, applied for and received unemployment benefits, exhausted the benefits and (five months later) was asked by the state to repay all the money. The state claimed that he had wrongly been granted unemployment benefits. Barry says he was legally entitled to the benefits and hired a lawyer to fight...

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Tampa rolls out new wildflower project in parks listen

06/24/14 Brenton Honeywell
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Tampa wildflower project, Florida native plant society, wmnf, Manhattan trail

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The City of Tampa is trying out a new project to plant wildflowers at three parks in hopes to save money while also beautifying the parks.

The wildflowers have been planted at Gadsden Park, Rowlett Park, and the New Tampa Overpass. Brad Suder is a superintendent in the city’s parks and recreation department.

“When we started looking at this we also realized, well is that aesthetic to the roadways we can actually reduce cost of our maintenance operations in terms of our mowing contrac...

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Sydney White out as WMNF general manager listen

06/20/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: wmnf, Media, radio

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The general manager of WMNF for the last two years is no longer with the station. WMNF board of directors president Nancy Johnson made the announcement today in an email. In an interview WMNF News asked her about it.

“Our general manager for the past two years, since 2012, has been Dr. Sydney White. Dr. Sydney White came from a vast background in the media industry with a lot of fresh ideas we’ve been so grateful for.

“He has not met the needs of WMNF. Therefore we will have an interi...

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WMNF programmer Pat Kemp announces bid for Hillsborough County Commission listen

04/14/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Pat Kemp, Hillsborough County Commission, Mark Sharpe, Al Higginbotham, Last Call, wmnf

Pat Kemp, former host of WMNF’s Last Call Tuesday, has filed to run for Hillsborough County Commission as a Democrat. Kemp, a Tampa attorney, is running for the countywide district 7 seat being vacated by Mark Sharpe who will be term limited out of office.

Kemp stepped down from the Last Call on WMNF. According to the Supervisor of Elections website, current Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, Don Cruse and Robin Lester, all Republicans, have filed to run.

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Help with Federal Income Tax Forms Part 2

03/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: taxes, wmnf

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Today WMNF will continue to answer your questions about filling out your federal income tax forms this year. We'll have three CPAs in the studio, Phil Scheidt, Kim Lee, Andy Mason who will take your phone calls and answer your e-mail questions. Tune in at 11AM March 19 and 20. Call in with your questions at 813-238-8001 and e-mail your tax question to dj@wmnf.org.

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Help with Federal Income Tax Forms Part 1

03/19/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: taxes, wmnf, CPA

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Today and tomorrow WMNF will answer your questions about filling out your federal income tax forms this year. We'll have three CPAs in the studio, Phil Scheidt, Lee Hewitt and Malcolm Hayes who will take your phone calls and answer your e-mail questions. Tune in at 11AM March 19 and 20. Call in with your questions at 813-238-8001 and e-mail your tax question to dj@wmnf.org.

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Green & LEED Building listen

03/17/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: sustainable living, wmnf, LEED, green buildings

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On today’s WMNF 88.5 FM Sustainable Living Program we talked about Green Buildings. Our first guest recently wrote an article in the Home Power Magazine titled “The Living Building Challenge". Juliet Grable states that LBC goes beyond US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Standards. We also had local accredited professional LEED Architect John Garland talk more about the LEED process and some of the projects he’s been involved in. John works for RO...

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Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster listen

03/10/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Fukushima, nuclear accident, Japan, radiation leaks, Union of Concerned Scientists, Edwin Lyman, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima Japan.

On March 11th a giant earthquake followed by a tsunami struck the northeast coast of Japan.

More than 20,000 people were killed or injured.

There were six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Dai’ichi facility. Three of the plants six reactors suffered core meltdowns. Radiation was released into the air.

More than 300,000 people from the region had to leave the area- because living near the damaged plant...

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Longtime WMNF bluegrass host Tom Henderson passes away listen

02/27/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: bluegrass, Tom Henderson, Randy Wind, wmnf, Tampa

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The WMNF family lost a valued long-time member Wednesday. Tom Henderson, the host of the popular program This is Bluegrass passed away. Tom began programming bluegrass on the radio in the early 1970s.

We interviewed Randy Wind, program director at WMNF about Tom's influence on bluegrass.

"We lost Tom Henderson last night. He was lead bluegrass DJ at WMNF for over 25 years. It's a huge loss for WMNF and for the bluegrass world because Tom is known all over the bluegrass world as one of...

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The Impact of Mood Altering Drugs on Young People

02/24/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Kevin P. Miller, Generation Rx, prescription drougs, Prozac, suicide, depression, Florida Adlerian Society, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with filmmaker Kevin Miller who will be speaking about and showing his film Generation RX this weekend in Safety Harbor.

The film is about what Miller believes is the harm we are doing to a generation of young people by prescribing drugs such as Ritalin, Prozac and Zoloft to change their behavior.

Here’s an excerpt.

For more information about this weekend's event please call: 813-251-8484

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