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Tampa scores high in new report on LGBT equality; St. Pete and other Florida cities above average listen

11/19/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: LGBT, equality, Human Rights Campaign, equality florida, Tampa, St. Pete, Florida, marriage equality, domestic partnership

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Tampa ranks high for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in American cities in a report released today by the Human Rights Campaign.

The LGBT rights group gives Tampa 89 points and St. Petersburg 66 points out of 100.

The Municipal Equality Index report was written by Cathryn Oakley, legislative council for state and municipal advocacy at the Human Rights Campaign. ...

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A look ahead at 2014 Florida elections listen

11/07/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Florida, Adam Smith, St. Petersburg, David Jolly, Alex Sink, Bill Young, Rick Kriseman, Bill Foster

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As the dust settles in St. Petersburg after an election that resulted in progressive sweep, voters are looking ahead to two other important races – the Pinellas County seat in Congress and the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee. During a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club luncheon Thursday, members bounced questions about the elections off two prominent local reporters.

Lobbyist and former Bill Young staffer David Jolly announced Thursday he will run for Young’s old seat in Congress. He could face Dem...

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Florida. The Worst State?

08/02/13 Life Elsewhere, your weekly show on Art, Media and Culture
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Is Florida the worst state? Recent news events have provoked derision from many pundits and comedians. On the next edition of Life Elsewhere we look at why Florida has such a bad reputation and if it's deserved. We'll also try to learn what's good about Florida. Our guest will include David Warner, Editor in Chief, Creative Loafing and Janet Zink, Director of Communications, Tampa International Airport. Plus we'll present this week's Hit That Never Was. For more in...

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Joyce Henry of the ACLU discusses racial disparities in Florida's criminal justice system.

07/23/13
Last Call Tuesday
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Joyce Henry of the ACLU discusses racial disparities in Florida's criminal justice system in the wake of Trayvon Martin's killing and the Zimmerman verdict.

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Advertisements planned along Pinellas Trail; Florida's parks and trails could follow listen

07/16/13 Roberto Roldan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Cyclists frequenting the Pinellas Trail will soon see changes to the scenery -- existing signage are being replaced by newer and larger signs. They will also feature advertisements from businesses.

The 47-mile long trail is used by an average of 70,000 residents and visitors each month. Twenty percent of each new sign will be advertisement space. They will be at trail heads, intersections, and directional markers along the trail. Paul Bozzie, Director of Pinellas County’s Parks and Conse...

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Is Miami Doomed?

06/28/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with author Jeff Goodell who has written a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about the effect of global warming on Miami. It’s called “Goodbye Miami”.

The piece begins with these words” By Century’s end, rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis.”

Jeff Good...

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Gulf of Mexico RESTORE Act public meeting kicks off in Tampa listen

06/25/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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It’s been more than three years since the Deepwater Horizon spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The states along the Gulf are poised to rebuild thanks in part to their membership in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, GOMA. In Tampa at the 8th annual meeting of GOMA more than 200 business people and government employees are sharing ideas about the recovery efforts.

In 2012 the US Congress passed the Resources and Ecosystems Sustaina...

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Former FL Senator Nan Rich pushes gubernatorial bid in Tampa listen

06/21/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Former Florida Senator Nan Rich, a Democrat, isn’t getting much traction within her own party in her bid for governor against Rick Scott. During a Tampa Tiger Bay luncheon Friday, the South Florida progressive said her low name recognition across the state isn’t going to hold her back.

Three other Democrats have declared candidacy in the gubernatorial election, but none have a resume likely to stand up against potential primary contenders like Charlie Crist and Alex Sink. Nan Rich was ...

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Why Is the Sunshine State Slow to Adopt Solar Power?

06/13/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Next Friday marks the longest day of the year and the first day of summer. With all that sunlight- what are we doing here in Florida to turn that into useable energy? We’re going to talk about solar energy today on Radioactivity.

But first a few words about the just completed summer fund drive. Thanks to the thousands of people who chose to donate to the drive. That part was a huge success. And thanks to the hundreds of people who volunteered their...

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Gun Violence Surges in Florida

05/15/13 Warren Elly with Eric Barton Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Last Call Wednesday

Warren Elly takes an in-depth look into the gun crisis and its presence in Florida. Listen to his discussion with investigative reporter Eric Barton.

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Today… It is perhaps the single most divisive issue in America – GUNS. Driven by the slaughter of young school children, multiple public opinion polls said that Americans by a wide margin favor tougher background checks for gun ownership. A Congressional majority, perhaps persuaded by ideology or the threat...

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