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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) gets hammered by progressive activists listen

04/16/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: immigration reform, minimum wage, military spending, taxes, Dennis Ross

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A Republican member of congress took a verbal lashing from progressive activists during a town hall meeting in New Tampa last night. Dennis Ross was met with a clamor of dissent when he told a young woman working part time at a fast food restaurant that he would not support raising the federal minimum wage.

“Markets do work and I’m not suggesting that we do away with the minimum wage, that’s not it at all. But the minimum wage is not a career wage. It’s a wage that’s paid to make sure th...

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Mayors of St. Pete and Gulfport sign on with gun control advocacy group listen

04/16/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Every Town for Gun Safety, Rick Kriseman, Sam Henderson, guns, gun control

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The mayors of St. Pete and Gulfport are joining forces with a new group aimed at stamping out gun violence. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced Wednesday he’d throw $50 million of his own money into Every Town for Gun Safety.

During a press conference in front of St. Pete City Hall Wednesday, Mayor Rick Kriseman said police officers confiscate at least one gun per day in the city.

“Every Town opens the next phase in the fight to end gun violence. It will take the works of m...

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Researchers' new focus is on identifying remains of 55 boys found at panhandle reform school listen

04/15/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Dozier School for Boys, Erin Kimmerle, Bill Nelson, David Gee

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Researchers haven’t identified any of the remains exhumed from 55 grave sites found at the former Dozier School for Boys in Mariana Florida. But they are getting closer. Tuesday in Tampa, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson heard an update from the team trying to find out who the boys are so their remains can be returned to family members.

“Especially the families who don’t know what happened; don’t know [if] there was a crime committed, don’t know how their loved one died.”

The Dozier School for...

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WMNF programmer Pat Kemp announces bid for Hillsborough County Commission listen

04/14/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Pat Kemp, Hillsborough County Commission, Mark Sharpe, Al Higginbotham, Last Call, wmnf

Pat Kemp, former host of WMNF’s Last Call Tuesday, has filed to run for Hillsborough County Commission as a Democrat. Kemp, a Tampa attorney, is running for the countywide district 7 seat being vacated by Mark Sharpe who will be term limited out of office.

Kemp stepped down from the Last Call on WMNF. According to the Supervisor of Elections website, current Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, Don Cruse and Robin Lester, all Republicans, have filed to run.

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Hillsborough's environmental lands acquisition program celebrates silver anniversary listen

04/14/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: ELAPP, Hillsborough County, environment, Jan Platt, Frank Chillura, Temple Terrace, Mark Sharpe, Sandra Murman

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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.

“More voters voted for this than they did for anything else on the ballot and it also passed by the greatest margin. That ought to tell the politicians something when they sit and vot...

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

04/14/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: PECO, public schools, education, kathy castor, Mark Danish, PTA

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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.

“We’re here today to report a theft. There has been a theft of tax dollars from our public schools...

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Colby Professor discusses current political climate in Russia listen

04/11/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Professor Paul Josephson, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine

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Radioactivity welcomes guest Colby Professor Paul Josephson to discuss Russia, Crimea and Ukraine.

Professor Josephson's Media Appearances:

http://wabi.tv/2014/03/05/local-professor-speaks-ukraine-crisis/

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Colby_professor_criticizes_US_response_to_Crimea_crisis.html

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Radioactivity takes listener calls listen

04/10/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Tom Perkins, Jeb Bush

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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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From a Woman's POV discusses equal pay for equal work and The battle to fight sex trafficking listen

04/10/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: Equal Pay for Equal Work, sex trafficking

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Equal Pay for Equal Work:

An absolute cornerstone for women’s independence is to be paid fairly for their talents and their skills. From the Get-go, women start out behind, they never catch up – 78 cents fo the dollar if you are a white woman, 62 cents if you are African American, and 59 cents if you are Hispanic. This adds up month after month and can be worth $500,000 to 2 million in a lifetime. The face of poverty is that of a woman – either an elderly woman on a fixed income, or a s...

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Both sides of Pinellas County transit referendum say the other is spreading misinformation listen

04/10/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Ken Welch, psta, Greenlight Pinellas, transit, bus, rail, Pinellas County, Barbara Haselden

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Both sides of a controversial transit referendum in Pinellas County think the other is spreading misinformation. During a debate at Suncoast Tiger Bay Club Thursday, PSTA board member Ken Welch accused the group No Tax for Tracks of blurring the lines between fact and fiction. Welch was interrupted by longtime opponent David McKalip.

"There are so many misinformation items being put out there. Look, I'm used to this because I was chairman during the fluoride debate, Dr. McAlister. I'm use...

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