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St Petersburg Swears in New Mayor and History Making Council Member listen

01/04/10 Tom Baur
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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It was a packed house with standing room only at St Petersburg city hall Saturday January 2nd as newly elected Mayor Bill Foster and council member Steve Kornell were sworn in.

St Petersburg City Council celebrated and congratulated outgoing mayor Rick Baker with awards, the key to the city and high praise. Baker led St. Petersburg for almost 9 years until term limits forced him out of office. Baker...

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Jeff Madrick on the case for big government: Part II listen

11/13/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In former New York Times columnist Jeff Madrick’s new book, The Case for Big Government, he writes about the diminishing quality of life for most Americans over the past three decades.

“Some new evidence now suggests that relatively few Americans are able to rise above the socio-economic level onto which they born that was once the case.”

Madrick then asks: " Is this a national tragedy? The fact that many think this is not suggests an age of national limits.” Written befo...

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