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Bills could gut funding for Floridians with disabilities listen

03/17/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday
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Tags: Vocational Rehabilitation, disability, Florida, Ron Gaetz, Florida Legislature, repeal


Millions of people in the disabled community could be affected by bills wending their way through the Florida Legislature. Senators and Representatives are seeking to inspect and evaluate the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and eventually repeal it if it doesn’t show solvency. Some in the disabled community are skeptical of state legislators’ overhaul proposals.

The federal Rehabilitation Act was established in 1973 and the Florida division is ...

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Local inventor patents device straight from the Star Trek universe, and the threat to Social Security disability program. listen

01/12/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Dennis Plews, Stardrive, Social Security, disability, Max Richtman


On this morning's Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei interviews local inventor Dennis Plews about his most recent invention, a device called a Stardrive that would make a fictional method of propulsion, called impulse drive, a reality. We then discuss Social Security's disability program, which is expected to run out of reserves by next year if funds are not diverted from the larger retirement fund. Last Tuesday,house Republicans enacted a new rule that would prevent congress from redirecting the...

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Defunding Obamacare Town Hall Roadshow gets pushback from Tampa protesters

08/22/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Defund Obamacare now was the theme of the town hall styled meeting Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza Westshore in Tampa.

The event was put on by Heritage Action for America, which is the political organ of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington D.C. The debate over Obamacare runs deep on both sides of the political aisle. Both supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act were present to assert their views.

Prior to the official media interview sessio...

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