Anniversary of the sinking of the Bounty and Pasco County elects democrat Amanda Murphy to state house
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei looks back at one of the most destructive storms to ever hit the US; Hurricane Sandy. One year ago, the storm killed more than 100 people among the victims were some of the crew of the Bounty, a ship built in 1962 for the film Mutiny on the Bounty which was once a tourist attraction on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront. The fifty year old boat was a re-creation of an 18th Century British naval ship- the HMS Bounty with a crew of 16 New London, Conn., heading for St. Petersburg to dock along the Pier. But first the Bounty had to get around Hurricane Sandy. What happened to the ship and its crew is the subject of a series being carried this week in the Tampa Bay Times called The Last Voyage of the Bounty and written by the show's first guest- Times staff writer Michael Kruse.
Later Rob speaks with Amanda Murphy who just won a state house race in Pasco County. She replaces Republican Mike Fasano who had been a champion of consumers in the state legislature. Her opponent was a pastor Republican Bill Gunter. She was heavily outspent in the election and it means that Democrats chipped away at the Republican controlled legislature.
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