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Last Call Wednesday Part One - Fl Rep. Mike Fassano

07/31/13 Warren Elly with Mike Fassano
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Host Warren Elly speaks with Florida State Representative Mike Fassano of Pasco County. He is a populist politician who has fought in the Tallahassee trenches for 19 years, 10 of those in the State Senate and 9 more in the House. He now wants the governor to name him Pasco’s Tax Collector. Why? Listen to the show above to find out.

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Last Call Wednesday Part Two - Fl Rep. Mike Fassano

07/31/13 Warren Elly with Mike Fassano
Last Call Wednesday
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Part 2 of host Warren Elly speaking with Florida State Representative Mike Fassano of Pasco County. He is a populist politician who has fought in the Tallahassee trenches for 19 years, 10 of those in the State Senate and 9 more in the House. He now wants the governor to name him Pasco’s Tax Collector. Why? Listen to the show above to find out.

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Was the Iraq War Worth It?

03/12/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll look back at the US invasion of Iraq- which began ten years ago this month. We’ll look at the money we spent on Iraq reconstruction and where that money went.

But first we’ll speak with a former foreign service officer- Peter Van Buren. He spent a year in Iraq as a State Department Foreign Service Officer serving as Team Leader for two Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Now he writes about Iraq and ...

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Progressive reaction to former Republican Party of Florida chair Jim Greer's guilty plea listen

02/11/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Jim Greer, the former head of the Republican Party of Florida, pled guilty to several charges this morning. In doing so he avoids a trial that was supposed to begin today. Greer changed his previous plea from not guilty on theft and money laundering charges to guilty. Several high-ranking Florida Republicans were due to testify during the trial, as was former Governor Charlie Crist, who, when he was a Republican hand-picked Greer to be party chair. Crist has since become a Democrat and may ru...

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Advocate claims rampant Florida corruption linked to money in politics listen

05/31/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida has a corruption problem. So a group is leading an ethics reform charge by looking at how tax dollars are spent. In downtown St. Pete local Democrats learned how Dan Krassner is trying to make government more transparent.

“Florida, well above any other state in the country, is number one in federal public corruption convictions between the years 2000 and 2010.”

And that, Krassner said, is the real job killer in Florida.

“I think businesses look at Florida and they s...

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DEP Staffer Suspended Over Defending Wetlands; New Group In Florida Stands Up For Ethics and Against Corruption

05/29/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll hear about the case of a state environmental worker- who was suspended for trying to protect wetlands… and we’ll talk about ethics in Florida government. The state recently received a low grade on a corruption risk scorecard….

But first four listener comments. One about our program last Friday on which we talked about the purge of Florida voter rolls. And two comments about yesterday’s interview with ...

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Occupy Tampa holds its third protest in downtown's Gaslight Park listen

10/06/11 Alessandra Da Pra
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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An eclectic group of about 250 people from across the Tampa Bay Area and beyond are flocking to Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa today. It’s the third Occupy Tampa event to protest corporate greed, job layoffs, and wars. The grassroots local movement was born in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

Seventy-seven year-old Bobby C. stood behind a sign that re...

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Occupy Tampa holds first protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street listen

09/26/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement for democracy that began on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. A Tampa group began similar protests against financial institutions at downtown’s Gaslight Park on Saturday.

Scott Shepard drove from Lakeland to attend the protest after seeing the new...

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Poisoning The Press: Richard Nixon v Jack Anderson

06/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll discuss the epic struggle between President Richard Nixon and one of the top investigative journalists of the time- Jack Anderson, it’s covered in a new book by Mark Feldstein - an investigative reporter himself who spent part of his career here in the Tampa Bay area.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Stetson Law professor Michael Allen about the US Constitution. Here’s what s...

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