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Tomorrow's Teach-in (in Sarasota) on the Economy

09/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll speak with an expert about the economy who will be part of a teach-in about the US economy tomorrow in Sarasota……And we’ll speak with a Nobel prize winning chemist who will be speaking in Clearwater this Sunday- he’s worried that the world is moving to roll back the gains of the Age of Enlightenment…… First up- Kimberly Amadeo (Ah-mah-DAY-o) is the U.S. Economy expert for About. com, the ninth most vi...

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Radical Economist Richard Wolff Has a Prescription for the Struggling Economy

05/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with economist Richard Wolff. But first some listener comments about yesterday's interview with Republican commentator Chris Ingram. Here's what four listeners had to say.

Our guest today is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts Richard Wolff. He's in high demand these days as a guest on radio and television [see:](http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/19/richard-wolff-us-e...

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Occupy Wall Street protesters bare tops: "We can't afford a shirt!" listen

09/23/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests in New York enter their second week Saturday. But, unlike much smaller conservative Tea Party demonstrations, most of the media continues a black-out of these radical anti-capitalist gatherings. During one demonstration this week, men and women bared their naked tops, chanting “We can’t afford a shirt.”

The audio is from a [video](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBy9YDwqzwg&featur...

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African-American community leaders meet with Rep. Kathy Castor in East Tampa, talk jobs listen

06/09/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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East Tampa is an area that’s been hit disproportionately hard by the recession. Today US Representative Kathy Castor met with African-American leaders from that community to get a feel for the needs of her constituents there. Education, jobs, and foreclosures were among top concerns.

One of the key talking points that sparked a political sea change across the U.S. in 2010 was that of government involvement in individuals’ lives. It’s an idea civil libertarians loathe, but Carolyn Col...

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Tampa City Council gets bummer of a budget update listen

05/19/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Tampa City Council heard some news that probably wasn’t too surprising: the city is woefully lacking in money. Tampa’s budget gap is in the tens of millions of dollars.

Budget officer Dennis Rogero told the council members he was cautiously optimistic on the local economy.

"Very slight growth anticipated with a anticipated continuation of a relatively high unemployment rate and a relatively small annual average increase anticipated for annual wages. So perhaps, depends on...

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Beach Theatre owner looks to go nonprofit listen

04/29/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The economy is taking its toll on small unique businesses. The Beach Theatre on St. Pete Beach is also in danger of being sold. Owner Mike France said he bought the 40-year-old movie house when it was up for sale in 2007 out of fear that someone would buy it and turn it into something other than what it was. France says a number of factors are creating a perfect storm for independent theatres across the country, but he might be able to keep the Beach Theatre open w...

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Pinellas officials: more budget cuts could hurt basic services listen

04/05/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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For city and county governments, budget season lasts pretty much all year. Today, Pinellas County officials heard from heads of several departments on how years of cuts have affected their ability to function, and how they’ll impact county services in coming years. Several times, officials brought up the intense storms of the past week to stress that some services can only see so many cuts before personnel shortages end up costing the county more. Emergency Management Director Sally Bishop ...

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House committee passes budget that could lead to privatization of some prisons listen

03/30/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Florida House Committee on Appropriations approved that chamber’s version of the state budget along party lines today. The $66.5 billion proposal includes massive cuts to corrections, higher education, and cancer research.

All eight Democratic budget subcommittee members voted against the house proposal. All Republicans in attendance voted for the measure, which would close a $3.7 billion gap without raising taxes – something promised on many a campaign trail in the lead-up to the ...

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Actor/activist Danny Glover on Haiti elections listen

03/17/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is leaving South Africa today and plans to return to Haiti tomorrow at noon.

Actor Danny Glover flew to South Africa to accompany Aristide back to Haiti.

The impoverished nation of Haiti is still feeling the pain of the earthquake that ravaged the country over a year ago, not to mention a chaotic presidential election many have deemed fraudulent. Actor Danny Glover recently made a film about a 1791 slave uprising in that country, and has m...

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Actor/Activist Danny Glover stresses community at Tampa school listen

02/25/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As part of Black History Month, scores of students at a Tampa school heard from a famous visitor this morning. Actor and human rights activist Danny Glover told students at Just Elementary that it’s important to be community-minded – and to keep studying.

Hundreds of grade school children beamed as the actor implored them to be conscientious. The Color Purple star was there as part of Just Elementary’s Black History program. He recited the Langston Hughes poem “I, Too, sing America...

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