The St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs takes place Feb 13 - Feb 15 on the USFSP campus. The three-day forum will feature current and former diplomats who will discuss a myriad of foreign policy issues. To advance the event, WMNF spoke with USF adjunct professor of Business Walter Andrusyszyn. He spoke with us about Iran, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the threats of a cyber war. For more information go to stpetersburgintheworld.com/.
For months Tampa City Council has found itself in the middle of a conflict between citizens who are concerned about alcohol and violence at late-night bars and nightclub owners who don’t want more regulation. At a council meeting Thursday, nearly everyone involved said they want a resolution and more transparency.
Cindy Grant supports making changes to nightclub regulations. She is the director of the Hillsborough County Anti Drug Alliance. She said she has faith that community business...
Walmart is proposing a new store on Hillsborough Avenue, in Seminole Heights. But at Thursday’s Tampa City Council meeting a half a dozen residents, community organizers and business owners spoke against it, saying they have not been included in the decision-making process. Half the people in the audience stood up and applauded Pastor Essie Sims after he spoke during public comment.
“I won’t delay, but this is the one key points that most of the residents are here today for, is the good n...
Prosecutors gave opening statements Thursday in the trial of a white man who is charged with the shooting death of a black teenager during an argument over loud music in Jacksonville. Yesterday twelve jurors and four alternates were selected for the trial of Michael Dunn for the killing of Jordan Davis.
The trial is drawing comparisons to George Zimmerman’s trial for killing Trayvon Martin because of race and Florida’s Stand Your Ground law.
Thursday I spoke with Richard Blake, he is ...
Today on Radioactivity we discuss evolution Vs. creationism. The Tampa Bay Coalition of Reason, an umbrella group of several humanist, free thought, and atheist organizations is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Darwin Day Celebration this weekend in Clearwater. Rob Lorei interviews Ryan Cragun PhD who teaches sociology at the University of Tampa and Michael Hoffman MD. Both guests will be speaking at the celebration about Fall...
This week on From A Woman's POV the following topics were covered:
Sue Monk Kidd, Best selling author of Secret Life of Bees, tackles racism in her new book.
What is the cost of freedom? SUE MONK KIDD addresses this in her new book, The Invention of Wings. The intersection of racism and sexism goes to the heart of freedom. But it goes deeper. See the awakening of publicly connecting women to attain their freedom. The Grimke sisters were the forerunners of the American Women’s L...
Today on the Last Call Warren Elly interviews radio reporter Brian Brewer who covered the Bay area for WFLA Radio from 1982 till 1998.
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Pinellas County Medicare recipients are asking congressional candidate David Jolly to keep his hands off Medicare if he's elected in March.
A dozen Pinellas County Medicare recipients are asking congressional candidate David Jolly to keep his hands off their healthcare. During a protest Wednesday at Jolly’s campaign headquarters across from St. Pete-Clearwater Airport the group waved signs at passing motorists cautioning them against what they see as a plan that would gut Medicare. Dave Dovar, a retired computer programmer, said if Jolly had his way, the senior safety net would be hawked off to the private sector.
Ed Turanchik (right) with former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
Kate Bradshaw/WMNF News (Dec 2009)
Hillsborough County moved ahead today with a high-speed passenger ferry partnership. The County commission approved an interim public-private partnership agreement with HMS Ferries and South Swell Development Group to study a ferry linking the south part of the county, perhaps near Apollo Beach, with MacDill Air Force Base. Former County Commissioner Ed Turanchik is the public face of the project.
"We've already said this, no other transportation option can do so much for so little so fas...
Today Radioactivity explores Social Security and Medicare. Rob Lorei interviews Max Richtman, President of the Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare about the efforts to change the systems.
The Tampa Bay Metro area, has a higher percentage of residents on Social Security than the national rate. Statewide more than 3.6 million people receive Social Security. Social Security benefits are not keeping pace with the cost of living in America. The average monthly benefit is $1269 wh...