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Charlie Crist says if elected he'll reconvene annual climate change summit listen

06/16/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott, economy, The Everglades, Cuba, jobs, environment, marijuana, Space X, Elon Musk, education, Steve Kornell, Saint Petersburg, climate change

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If Charlie Crist is re-elected governor this year he says he will reconvene two environmental summits that were held at the beginning of his previous term as governor. One hundred or so Crist supporters were on hand Saturday to help launch a new St. Petersburg campaign office.

During his first two years as governor, Crist convened what were billed as annual summits on global climate change. But then, in his last two years as governor the [summits stopped without notice](https://www.wmnf.or...

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Rally against Monsanto in Ybor City and Cuba's role in the Florida Governor’s race listen

05/23/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Monsanto, Christine Wall, Cuba, Patrick Manteiga, La Gaceta, Charlie Crist

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Today on Radioactivity, we discuss tomorrow’s rally against Monsanto in Ybor City. Rob Lorei speaks to Christine Wall who is one of the organizers of tomorrow march against Monsanto- a multinational corporation heavily involved in genetically modifying food. Activists demanding that consumers have the choice to select genetically modified or not when they grocery shop will rally.

Rally will be held 2106 East 15th Avenue in Ybor City from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Later in the show, we loo...

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La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill talks local, state and national politics listen

03/06/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: La Gaceta, Joe O'Neill, Martin St. Louis, Cuba, DNC, Bob Buckhorn

The CD13 race is next Tuesday. La Gaceta columnist Joe O'Neill, gives his take on what's been going on in that Pinellas County race. He also weighs in on Bob Buckhorn rejecting a bid to host the Democratic National Convention, Charlie Crist discussing his support for ending the sanctions against Cuba, and even why former Tampa Bay Lightning star Martin St. Louis is no longer playing in Tampa.

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As Charlie Crist calls on lifting Cuba embargo, not all Cuban-Americans agree listen

02/14/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Cuba, Cuban-American, trade embargo, Charlie Crist, Bill Nelson

Last week, former Governor Charlie Crist, who is running to get his old job back, announced he supports lifting the half-century trade embargo against Cuba. Many Cuban-Americans support his stance, but opinions vary. During a lecture at Eckerd College Wednesday night, Patsy Feliciano, director of diversity and inclusion at USF said she thinks the embargo should stand.

“I don’t believe that lifting the embargo is going to change a thing in Cuba. In fact, I don’t see there is an embargo. Cu...

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A look back at 5 of the biggest stories of Florida of 2013 listen

12/31/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Edward Snowden, Cuba

In the Dec. 26 issue of Creative Loafing, political editor Mitch Perry listed 5 issues worth remembering at the end of the year. 1) bad cops, 2) The ascendancy of LGBT rights in Florida, 3) St. Petersburg's renaissance 4)The disconnect between Tampa and Cuba and 4) The surveillance state as documented by Edward Snowden. We talked about these issues on today's program.

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Interview with Former State Senator Helen Gordon Davis listen

10/21/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Helen Gordon Davis, Tampa, NAACP, cross burning, Women's rights, Feminism, Nicaragua, Charlie Crist, Cuba, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Rob Lorei talks with women's and civil rights champion Helen Gordon Davis. In 1974 Davis was the first woman elected from Hillsborough County to the state legislature. Davis was a champion of women's issues and fought hard on behalf of ethnic minorities. She served six terms in the Florida House of Representatives. In 1988 she was elected to the Florida Senate. In this interview she talks about being the first white woman to join the local NAACP, a cross burning on her law...

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Part one Charlie Miranda on Baseball and Tampa Bay

07/24/13 Warren Elly and Charlie Miranda
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly explores the history of baseball in the bay area. His guest, six term city council member Charlie Miranda and the current chairman talks about the story of baseball in Tampa.

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Jack Espinosa's Cuba and Ybor City

07/17/13 Warren Elly with Jack Espinosa
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly talks with Jack Espinosa, a local historian and comedian. He was one of the top comics in the U.S., the Caribbean and South America in the 40s and 50s. People say he couldn't walk down the streets during the day without being mobbed. He was born in Ybor city in the great depression and graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in history, English, and education. He retired from show business in 1959 to teach and organize.

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Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Visits Cuba

06/04/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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This past weekend a large delegation of members from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce returned from a historic five day trip to Cuba from May 29 – June 2. President and CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Bob Rohrlack joins Rob Lorei to discuss the Chamber's renewed perspective after visiting and their goal to re-institute an economic relationship with Cuba. Listen to the full show above.

For more Information: [www.gotocuba.org][1].

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Tampa panelists question Cuba's terror designation listen

04/24/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In a decisive move this month, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) announced she want the U.S. to normalize relations with Cuba. During a discussion in Tampa Wednesday, five out of six panelists agreed.

Attorney John Grandoff said the island nation should be removed from the state sponsors of terrorism list.

Grandoff said Cuba wasn’t added to the state sponsor of terrorism list until 1982.

If the U.S. removes Cuba from that list, it opens the door to lift the 50-year long trade embargo....

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