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Green Party Vice Presidential nominee laments "undemocratic" ballot access hurdles listen

08/15/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Green Party picked its presidential nominee last month, it’s Jill Stein; Stein’s pick for running mate was Cheri Honkala.

The Green’s Vice Presidential nominee is also the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.

We aired the first half of our interview when Honkala was in town last Friday.

In this second half, we spo...

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New app shows you where Tampa's surveillance cameras are during Republican convention

08/15/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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In less than two weeks the Republican National Convention kicks off in Tampa, and Big Brother will be watching.

Today on Last Call we talked with Jon Gales about the new closed-circuit surveillance cameras installed in Tampa for the convention. He has a new website called RNCCTV.com. It has a map of the location of dozens of the cameras.

We talked about why they are there and whether they might come down after the convention.

I invited the Tampa Police Departmen...

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“Shut up. Cops lie. Get a lawyer.” National Lawyer's Guild advice to Republican convention protesters on police interaction listen

08/13/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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“Shut up. Cops lie. Get a lawyer.” That’s the advice for Republican convention protesters if they’re stopped by police. The succinct and bold summary came from an attorney during a National Lawyer’s Guild “know your rights” training Saturday at the downtown Tampa library. Twenty-three activists, including Roger Butterfield, learned strategies for how to interact with law enforcement during National Special Security Events like the convention.

"I guess like the central thing is, you know, ...

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Medicare Proponent Says Paul Ryan Would Be Bad For Program; And Social Conservatives Want to Dump Romney

08/13/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Nancy Altman author of The Battle For Social Security. We'll talk about the selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential running mate. Altman is part of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. She says: "Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate starkly reveals that his values are not America's values. The American people overwhelmingly value our Social Security...

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What to Expect During the Republican National Convention; Cheri Honkala Green Party VP Candidate

08/10/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’re going to talk with the vice presidential candidate of the Green Party Cheri Honkala who is in town this weekend… But first- what can we expect during the upcoming GOP Convention? Two Tampa Bay Times reporters who’ve been covering all aspects of the lead-up to the Republican Convention at the end of the month in downtown Tampa. [TBT Coverage of RNC](http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/...

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Green Party VP nominee is campaigning in Florida in part because of foreclosure crisis here listen

08/10/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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We’re still waiting to hear who Republican Mitt Romney will pick as a running mate; but we already know who the Green Party’s Vice Presidential nominee is: Cheri Honkala. She’s the national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign and was selected by presidential nominee Jill Stein to be on the Green ticket. Honkala is in the Tampa Bay area this weekend for a series of events.

We spoke about her background and the platform of the Green Party.

Ballot access contin...

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St. Pete City Council approves temporary ordinance for the Republican convention listen

08/10/12 Lisa Kauffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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St. Pete officials say they need to have safety and security measures in place while delegates and dignitaries are in town for the pre-convention party. But some people are concerned about the ordinance infringing upon residents’ constitutional rights. Councilman Bill Dudley supported the ordinance, saying it is necessary to take all precautions.

“We can nit pick and do all that stuff, but I’m telling you, after something serious happens...

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn proposes leaner budget without layoffs or millage increase listen

08/09/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday morning Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn unveiled his proposed fiscal year 2013 budget to City Council; he calls it “Changing Tampa’s Economic DNA.” It’s based on a small-government philosophy, avoiding a property tax increase, without laying off any current employees.

“You should be proud of this staff behind me. They have done an amazing job in some very difficult times crafting this budget and putting this together on top of dealing with all of the other things that they deal with ev...

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Republican convention protesters have questions for Tampa officials during ACLU rights forum listen

08/08/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Republican National Convention begins in Tampa in less than three weeks; areas of the city designated as the Event Zone and Designated Protest Area will bear additional restrictions. The ACLU of Florida hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night at the University of Tampa to screen questions about personal freedoms during the event.

The panel discussion between city officials and citizens was the [thi...

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Coalition planning to protest at the Republican convention say they will begin their march outside official parade route listen

08/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A partnership of activist groups is planning a major march on the first day of the Republican National Convention that doesn’t stick to Tampa’s designated parade route. The Coalition to March on the RNC has been talking with the Tampa Police Department about ways they can safely and legally walk through the streets of downtown toward the designated protest area outside the perimeter of the convention. Corey Uhl, an organizer with the Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society, said police ...

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