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Reaction by candidate Jessica Ehrlich to news that U.S. Rep. Bill Young will retire listen

10/09/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Bill Young, Congress, C-SPAN, Jessica Ehrlich


Republican U.S. Representative C.W. Bill Young has decided to retire.

During his 43 years in Congress, Young has been influential on military spending.

The 82-year-old lawmaker from Pinellas County told the Tampa Bay Times that he won't seek re-election next year and will complete 22 terms in the House.

Jessica Ehrlich is running as a Democrat for the Pinellas County Congressional seat being vacated by Bill Young. Young defeated Ehrlich last November.

Young was elected in 1970 and...


Mitt Romney to heckler: "Corporations are people" listen

08/11/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Are corporations people? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seems to think so. In a campaign stop at the Iowa State Fair Thursday Romney was questioned by an audience member whether he would take Social Security out of the debt-reduction debate since it doesn’t contribute to the national debt.

"We have to make sure the promises we make are promises we can keep. And there are various ways of doing that. One is we can raise taxes on people. That's not the way..."


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C-SPAN covers Tampa Bay; Florida League Of Women Voters says it's stopping voter registration efforts

05/13/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with C-SPAN producer Debbie Lamb about C-SPAN's "local content vehicle" tour of the Tampa Bay area. C-SPAN producers are spending one week here visiting various literary and historic sites, and interviewing local historians, authors and civic leaders.

During C-SPAN’s inaugural tour stop in Tampa/St. Petersburg, the network will also record interviews about the city’s plans for the 2012 Republican Nation...


C-SPAN comfortable in its financial future listen

10/23/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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If you follow the U.S. government, you are probably familiar with the television station C-SPAN. It carries such programming as live coverage of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

A community relations representative of C-SPAN, Doug Hemmig, is in Tampa Bay this weekend for the Times Festival of Reading and to promote their student documentary competition. Hemmig spoke with WMNF today.

Doug Hemmig: “C-SPAN is a private non-profit network designed to give you gavel-to-g...

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