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Clearwater musicians join the first global "Playing for Change Day" listen

09/21/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Anyone searching for Bob Marley’s “One Love” video online may have seen a film called Playing for Change. It includes clips of musicians playing the famous tune in different cities around the world. The Playing for Change Foundation made the video, and is a nonprofit dedicated to providing music and arts education to underprivileged children worldwide. Last Saturda...

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City and school officials share resources at "Parent University" for success in school listen

09/16/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Not all students have the same community resources needed to succeed in school. Last weekend on the campus of University of South Florida St. Petersburg, community groups held what they called a Parent University to provide resources for parents and young students.

Dr. Shelley Stewart is the Founder and Board President of The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation, a national non-profit created in honor of his mother that helps reduce the dropout rate nationwide. He ...

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WorkNet Pinellas holds 5th Annual Business & Education Summit listen

09/16/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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One reason it may be hard for people to find work is because many job skills are not taught in school curricula. Today was the 5th annu8al business and education summit, which sought to give local school curricula guidance from the Pinellas business community.

Many businesses believe that they can help provide students with skills that will get students in the jobs they want by summits like today. WorkNet Pinellas held the summit along with several other corporate sponsors. Tony Leisner i...

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Students from Rwanda's Akilah Institute for Women take calls from Tampa Bay listeners

09/14/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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We had three guests in our studio. They’re from the Akilah Institute for Women. It’s a college for young women in Kigali, Rwanda.

We were joined by two students: Allen Kazirwa and Noella Abijuru, and by Akilah’s founder, Tampa native Elizabeth Dearborn Davis.

They're in Tampa as part of their Metropolitan Safari tour of the United States.

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Middle- and high-school girls get a hands-on look at science and engineering listen

07/21/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This week Middle and High School girls are getting a hands-on look at science and engineering in Tampa.

This five-day Minds for Design Girl Scout Camp focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Girls from Middle and High Schools around the Central Florida area are exploring their interests through hands-on activities, lectures, and field trips to the University of South Florida and MOSI. Susan Barnes, Director of Communications with [Girl Scouts of West Central Florida](...

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Rich Templin of the Florida AFL-CIO on the new state budget

06/02/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll talk about the new state budget signed last Thursday by Governor Rick Scott. Our guest is Rich Templin, Ph.D., Legislative and Political Director of the Florida AFL-CIO.

The governor signed the state budget last Thursday at a private ceremony in The Villages and we're still kind of going through it and figuring out exactly what the budget means for the future of Florida and here to help us deconstruct the budget is Rich Te...

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Hillsborough County School Board member Stacy White talks about cell phones, iPads and education

06/02/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Stacy White was just elected to the Hillsborough County School Board last fall, and the freshman member discusses education in depth with WMNF listeners for the entire hour.

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STEM students & Electrathon

05/16/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Our first guest was the coordinator for Hillsborough County’s Stormwater Environmental Program, John McGee. John talked about the Adopt-A-Pond and Lake and Streams programs and how we can get involved with the health of these backyard ecosystems. You can find out more at www.hillsborough.wateratlas.org.

Next up we had the Math & Science Supervisor for the Pinellas County School System, Rose Mack, join the program to talk about the Science Techno...

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FSU/Koch deal comes with heavy strings attached

05/13/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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This week saw a spotlight turned on a deal between FSU and Charles Koch that gives the billionaire conservative control over the hiring and firing of two university professors in exchange for a $1.5 million donation to the FSU Economics Department.

Today we spoke with North ...

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Assessing the damage of the 2011 FL Legislative session with USF St. Pete Professor Darryl Paulson

05/06/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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The 2011 Florida legislative session, scheduled to end Friday, reportedly progressed into the wee hours of Saturday morning and ended with GOP lawmakers turning on themselves. The St. Petersburg Times says "It was a rocky end to one of the most ambitious and ideological sessions in modern history..."

To help us better comprehend the relentless, 60 day GOP assault on women's rights, worker's rights, voting rights, healthcare, education and the environment we are joined on Friday's Last Ca...

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