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There's hope for climate change in Florida says environmentalist listen

09/26/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: environment, water, global warming, climate change, Stetson, estuaries, John Kostyak

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Studies show that parts of South Florida have already seen 9 inches of sea level rise with another one to two feet predicted by 2060. The head of the National Wildlife Federation, John Kostyack, spoke to students at Stetson University College of Law Thursday about what has been done to preserve sensitive areas and habitats as well as what still needs to be done.

Kostyack is a legal advocate of Endangered Species Act policy and works to protec...

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Preparations for Republican National Convention in Tampa

04/02/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the last Call. I’m Rob Lorei. Tens of thousands of people from around the country and around the world are expected to come to Tampa when the Republican National Convention takes place here at the end of August. Tampa police expect up to 15,000 protesters to be outside the convention site. Already labor, student, farmworker,civil rights, peace, and welfare rights groups have indicated an interest in demonstrating outside the convention. Here to talk about the pre...

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Stetson Law professor Michael Allen discusses the Constitution

06/08/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today - during the Bush administration many liberals complained that the US Constitution was being violated. Now that President Obama is in the White House we hear the same from conservatives. Here to discuss the US Constitution is Michael Allen who is a Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law. First up, one of the big constitutional questions of our time is whether health care reform is constitutional. The issue i...

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FEC seeks hefty fine from former Vern Buchanan business partner over alleged campaign finance violation listen

06/01/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Florida’s is almost as well known for shady politics as it is for sunny beaches. One currently-brewing case involves a Sarasota-area member of Congress and a Jacksonville car dealership. The Federal Elections Commission wants to fine a former business partner of Republican US Representative over what they’re saying is a violation of campaign finance laws.

Last week, the Federal Elections Commission announced it’s seeking a fine of nearly $68,000 from former Hyundai of North Jacksonvi...

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Charlie Crist speaks in Gulfport on public service, Rick Scott, & the Talking Heads listen

04/12/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Charlie Crist asked for civility between parties and for government officials to use their ears more than their mouths. But that was only part of the former Governors talk on “Public service in a New Era.” As a former governor who once had approval ratings in the 70’s, Crist says he has empathy for current Governor Rick Scott’s recent rating of 35 percent.

“This is a tough time for anyone to be in government and to be leading and I just wish him the best, because the better he d...

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Coral reefs can be damaged through global trade in corals and reef animals listen

03/30/11 Matthew Cimitile
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Coral reefs, like those found in Florida, are a vital economic and ecological resource. But WMNF’s Matthew Cimitle reports, reef ecosystems can be damaged though the international trade in corals and reef organisms.

According to the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, coral reefs provide $375 billion a year in goods and services through tourism, shoreline protection, food, and sources of new medicine. They are also believed to be more biologically diverse than rainforests. But Cara C...

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Stetson legal panel examines the international status of women listen

03/07/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomorrow marks the hundredth observance of International Women’s Day. Today a panel of experts in women’s issues met at Stetson University College of Law to talk about the current status of women worldwide. The panel reflected on gains made in women’s rights, but also confronted the work that still needs to be done.

Imagine being forced to marry against your will. Or being targeted for sexual assault during war time. Or getting aci...

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Child slavery - a secret ingredient in Valentine's Day chocolates? listen

02/11/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As Valentine’s Day looms, those who celebrate it may venture into a supermarket and pick up a heart-shaped cardboard box of chocolates. Most chocolate enthusiasts probably don’t know there’s a brutal side to those little sweets that have become so synonymous with love this time of year. Human trafficking plays a key role in the multi-billion dollar cocoa industry, but there’s little will on the part of corporations to do anything about it.

The 50 million pounds of chocolate America...

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Help available for retirees targeted in scams listen

01/26/11 Andrea Lypka
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Senior citizens are often the target financial fraud. But, there are organizations that can help by warning about common scams and assisting after a fraud has occurred.

Stephen Lintner’s mother was a victim of a financial scam.

“Mom used a company for some kind of credit card consolidation that had some problems and it disappeared and things fell apart. I don’t even know the details. She has had some problems with phone calls that turned out to be a scam and she lost a measure of ...

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Longtime civil rights activist John Seigenthaler receives award listen

12/20/10 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Civil rights leader and journalist John Seigenthaler Sr. spoke about racial, gender, religious and sexual orientation injustices that groups of people faced in history and continue to face.

“I want to ask you to think with me on times, on times when we suffered defeat, times when we forgot our way, some times when our values escaped us. There is, I think if we are honest, a dark side to our national character that has periodically taken hold in our history and threatened at times to und...

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