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Montana's alternative food movement, a NOVA documentary on sinkholes, and a film about the child welfare system on today's Radioactivity

01/27/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Liz Carlisle, Lentil Underground, farming, industrial agriculture, PBS NOVA, sinkholes, Byron Anderson, Tampa Theater, Tough Love, children, welfare system, Yvonne Marrone, Robin Rosenberg


We interview Liz Carlisle, fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Diversified Farming Systems and author of * The Lentil Underground*.A book Carlisle calls a "long form country song" for a growing food movement based out of Montana and centered around farming legumes,the lentil underground seeks to break free from industrial agricultural practices such as monoculture farming and heavy pesticide and fertilizer use.

Tomorrow night, PBS will be airing a NOVA episode on the growing prevalence of ...

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Free bike helmets for kids with hearing loss in New Port Richey listen

06/27/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: bike, Cycling, hearing loss, Deaf, Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida, helmets, bike safety, children, New Port Richey


Kids with hearing loss can get a free bicycle helmet in New Port Richey on Saturday. The Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida will hand out 75 helmets between 10:00 a.m. and noon. Debra Golinski is the director of development for the foundation.

“Because they’re hard of hearing, it’s hard for them to be familiar with their surroundings and really know what’s going on as far as noise or hearing a car coming or someone maybe yelling at them or they don’t hear it. So, we thought ...

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Manatee County moms encouraged to use resources of World Breastfeeding Week listen

08/05/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated this week in more than 170 countries across the world. Breastfeeding advocates in Bradenton informed the community on the benefits of breastfeeding and community resources.

Manatee County's Women Infants & Children's Office (WIC) offers a special nutrition program and counseling for breastfeeding mothers like Delia Dardon.

“For me it was a big help. Even though I did not get to breastfeed my first daughter as much because I did not apply fo...

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The Milk Party Demands Children Be Made Top Priority listen

09/22/10 Kimberly Vlach
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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By now, we’re all familiar with the Tea Party movement. But have you heard of the Milk Party? Well, in Florida, the Milk Party traveling around the state, making waves of its own. Since Labor Day, the non-partisan group called The Children’s Movement of Florida has gathered 8,500 Floridians in, so far, ten rallies. There, people have been calling upon the state to make children the number one priority in health insurance and education. The co-chair of the movement is David Lawrence, who ...

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