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Interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry

04/19/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity--- I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today an interview with humorist Dave Barry. First up some listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we talked with attorney Steve Yerrid about why the state of Florida should prepare to take legal action against the companies involved in the BP oil disaster. We also talked about our federal taxes and where they go.

Here’s what some listeners had to say.

Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Dave...


Recognizing and dealing with Alzheimers's Disease

01/21/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning and welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Heather Snyder, PhD who is a Senior Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Association and Chuck Albrecht, Senior Vice President of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. (FMI 800-272-3900.) We'll discuss recognizing the disease, symptoms, possible causes and treatment. Later we'll hear an excerpt of Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on the House floor in ...

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Residents honor, remember people with Alzheimer's listen

11/15/10 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Across the country Sunday, people gathered together for a National Commemorative Candle Lighting to remember those with Alzheimer's Disease. About a dozen Tampa Bay residents met at the Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg on Sunday night to honor their loved ones.

Karen Walsh's step-mother-in-law Billie had Alzheimer's for almost 20 years. For four of those years, Walsh looked after her. She said it was hard.

"But there were a lot of really joyful moments in all the hardships," she sa...

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Doctors: Exercise staves off dementia listen

11/26/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In the U.S. some five million people have Alzheimer’s disease and 10 million boomers will be at risk for memory problems over their lifetime. Worldwide, more than 100 million people may have Alzheimer’s by the year 2050.

Although there has been tremendous progress in understanding brain changes that accompany aging and dementia, no medications have proven effective for preventing Alzheimer’s to date. According to Scientific American magazine, in recent years, however, more evidence i...

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