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Radioactivity Listeners weigh in on working retail on Black Friday listen

11/28/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Black Friday, Thanksgiving, retail, homeless, Bradenton, manatee, Lauren Mitchell

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Today on Radioactivity, listeners phone in to share their experiences on working Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend as well as their opinions on the growing 'Black Thursday' shopping trend.

Rob Lorei also speaks with Lauren Mitchell, whose band will be playing at the Bradenton Elks Lodge on Sunday as part of a fund-raiser for Elks Feeds Little Empty Tummies (EFLET), a Bradenton-based charity working on feeding the over 2000 children in Manatee County that have been identified as homele...

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Feds consider weakening protections for manatees from endangered to threatened status listen

07/01/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: manatee, wildlife, endangered species, Center for Biological Diversity, Federal Fish and Wildlife Service

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Protections for manatees could soon be weakened. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it will consider upgrading the marine mammal’s status from endangered to threatened. Jaclyn Lopez is an Florida attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity.

The Fish and Wildlife Service will take about a year to make a decision and there will be opportunities for public input.

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