News & Public Affairs

Saturday April 19, 2014

Founder of grassroots citizen lobby to speak at USF

Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei welcomes guest Sam Daley-Harris. Sam is the founder of RESULTS, a non-profit, grassroots citizen lobby working to end hunger and poverty, as well as the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. Sam is also the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, which has been recently reissued for its 20th Anniversary Edition. He

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Greener Tampa Businesses and Bay area Biking

We started the WMNF Sustainable Living program with a short piece on a project to construct edible gardens in juvenile detention facilities around Florida. They would be maintained, and the food consumed, by the children on site. Kate Hamilton, a law student at Stetson University, joined the show to talk about the challenges of doing a project like this in a privatized prison system. Next up, Jenna Civitello with Sustany Foundation, a local group that promotes sustainab...

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Former Florida Governor Bob Martinez was in office when ELAPP was first approved.


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Hillsborough's environmental lands acquisition program celebrates silver anniversary

Supporters are celebrating the silver anniversary of a program to protect environmentally sensitive lands in Hillsborough County. 25 years ago under the leadership of former county commissioner Jan Platt, the Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program started buying up properties in Hillsborough.

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) is joined by Florida Rep. Mark Danish (D-Tampa) in front of Woodrow Wilson Middle School to demand more even funding between public schools and charters.


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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor upset with Florida Republicans over maintenance funding in public schools

Seventeen schools in Hillsborough County have unfunded maintenance projects totaling more than $100 million. During a press conference in front of Woodrow Wilson Middle School in South Tampa Monday, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor rallied against budgets passed by the state House and Senate that would allocate more money for repairs to privately run charter schools than to traditional public schools.

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Craft beer and school voucher legislation move in Tallahassee

For four years craft breweries have been hoping to correct an anomaly in state law by having a law passed that allows them to sell 64-ounce growlers of beer. But each year Big Beer interests have thwarted that legislation. Josh Aubuchon from the Florida Brewers Guild talks about what's happening right now with bills in the House and Senate.

In the second part of the program, Susan Smith, the head of the Florida Democratic Party's Progressive Caucus, talks about her issues with a bill that ...

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Radioactivity takes listener calls

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei opens the phone lines to take listener calls on top news stories this week.

Media included on today's show:

Eric Holder To Louie Gohmert: "You Don't Want To Go There, Buddy"

No Tax For Tracks "TRUE FALSE"

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