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Listen to Governor Rick Scott's annual State of the State address

03/03/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: State of the State, 2015 legislative session, Rick Scott, Arthenia Joyner

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Today we listen to Governor Rick Scott's State of the State address, which kicks off Florida's two-month long legislative session for 2015. In his speech Governor Scott outlines several key issues of the upcoming session,including tax cuts, education, workforce development, and the environment. We then hear a response from Senate Democratic leader Arthenia Joyner, of Tampa, who points out that most...

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The economics of weed in Florida listen

03/02/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: Weed, marijuana, pot, cannabis, economics, Florida

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The concept of making money in the cannabis industry in Florida without marketing the plant brought entrepreneurs and business experts together. Organizers are poised to help launch marijuana minded businesses in Florida despite the obstacles.

The day long event Saturday was held in Ybor City. Medical or recreational weed is not legal in Florida but there is money to be made on things like hemp rope, rolling papers or vaporizers. Carlos Hermida of [Common Bond Collaborative](http://cbcg...

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Military Veterans take their stories to the stage in Telling:Tampa Bay listen

03/02/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Telling; Tampa Bay, Veterens, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lisa Powers, Tay Urruela

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Coming to the Tampa Bay area within the next few days are a series of dramatic performances centered telling the stories of military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. "Telling: Tampa Bay" is part of a national project focused on giving voice to the experiences of military veterans,who make up less than one percent of the general population. The performance scripts are based on interviews w...

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Audit of Florida's unemployment insurance system finds problems

03/02/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: CONNECT, Florida, Unemployment, jobs

Florida's unemployment website launched in October 2103. In the year-and-a-half since CONNECT opened Governor Rick Scott has defended the program. That's despite the fact that many residents have had trouble getting their benefits from the system.

On MidPoint, WMNF's Sean Kinane interviewed Michael Van Sickler with the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau who wrote the recent article, [State audit highly critical of Florida's unemployment system CONNECT](http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/gu...

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Progressive political organizer Damien Filer weighs in on what to expect this legislative session

02/27/15 Janelle Irwin
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: Damien Filer, Progress Florida, Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana, Janelle Irwin

As the 2015 legislative session approaches, lawmakers in Florida will be tackling everything from medical marijuana and beer growlers to civil forefeiture and public education.

But will the conservative legislature take up progressive priorities like Medicaid expansion? Will their conservative ideologies push controversial issues like anti-abortion measures and gun bills?

Progress Florida's Damien Filer lays out what to expect and what his group is doing to shape the conversation.

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Foreign Policy Professor Pierre Guerlain on how the U.S. should combat Islamic radicalism listen

02/27/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Pierre Guerlain, islamic extremism, terrorism

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Speaking with us today is Pierre Guerlain, Professor of American Studies at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, France. Gaulain's work focuses on "anti-Americanism" and the image of the U.S abroad. He also writes for the Huffington Post, most recently about the terrorist attacks in Paris almost two month ago. This morning he speaks with us about the relation between terrorist groups and U.S. Foreign Policy and how best the U.S. should respond t...

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Colleague remembers Mote's "Shark Lady," Eugenie Clark listen

02/26/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday

Tags: science, sharks, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, wmnf, WMNF News, Women, marine biology, Florida

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On Wednesday a pioneering researcher -- known as the "Shark Lady" -- who broke glass ceilings as a woman in science died in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Eugenie Clark founded the lab that would become Mote Marine Laboratory and inspired many people, especially women, to study science. She died at age 92 due to complications from battling lung cancer.

WMNF News' Seán Kinane spoke with one of Clark’s colleagues, Dr. Robert Hueter, Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laborat...

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Explorations in Science with Dr. Michio Kaku

02/26/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Michio Kaku, James C. Oskins, Micheal Maggelet, nuclear weaspons, Broken Arrow, Micheal Moore, Twilight War

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Today Radioactivity airs an episode of Exploration from New York City's WBAI public radio station and hosted by theoretical physicist and co-founder of "String theory" Dr. Michio Kaku. The program touches on scientific topic such as astrophysics, technology, recent scientific advances and topics from science fiction such as the future of time travel and extra-terrestrial life.

Dr. Kaku talks with James C. Oskins and Michael H. Maggelet, both who are retired from the U.S. nuclear weapons ...

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An Episode of Pacifica Radio's Project Censored Radio Show

02/25/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: PROJECT CENSORED, public health, breast cancer, MICKEY HUFF, Peter Byrne, Marin County, Asbestos, Nate Mudd

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Project Censored is a media literacy and education initiative started in 1976 that has since expanded to over 2 dozen universities in the U.S. It is known for its yearly anthology of over looked news stories.

On this episode of the associated radio show, hosted by Mickey Huff, several public health issues and misconceptions are addressed. Journalist and science writer Peter Byrne explains the ineffectiveness of current treatment methods for breast cancer. He uses Marin county, an affluent ...

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Report exposes link between dirty money and Florida's dirty waterways listen

02/25/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday
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Tags: Enironment Florida, Buckeye, Koch, Darden Rice, Saint Petersburg, Clean Water Act, Florida Clean Water Network, pollution, EPA, Florida, water

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The advocacy group, Environment Florida, exposes top water polluters and the influence of dark money flowing into Florida in a report released today. The revelations impact local, state and federal policy makers.

On the steps of the St. Petersburg City Hall Tuesday, politicians and members of environmental organizations gathered to raise awareness of the importance of keeping the federal Clean Water Act in place.. According to the [report](http://www.environmentflorida.org/reports/fle/poll...

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