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Ivan Penn on problems at Progress Energy Florida's Crystal River nuclear plant

12/14/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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Today we’re going to talk about the Tampa Bay area’s nuclear power plant, Progress Energy’s Crystal River plant. It’s not in service now and customers are paying extra to the utility for more expensive power.

The reason the Crystal River plant is off-line is that in 2009 a large crack was found in a containment wall. Customers could also be on the hook for the expensive repairs that our guest has found may have been too risky for the utility to perform in-house. [Ivan Penn](http://www.tam...

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What happened in the just concluded Florida Legislative session?

05/12/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee reporter Janet Zink discusses the just concluded Florida 2011 Legislative session, specifically the chaos that ensued on the last night of the session.

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National Freedom of Information Day listen

03/17/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Wednesday was National Freedom of Information Day, a day designed to bring attention to the public’s right to oversee its government through open communication. About 50 people came together on the University of Florida campus yesterday evening to hear citizens, journalists and attorneys talk about the struggle to access public records and attend public meetings.

National Freedom of Information Day coincides with the birthday of former President James Madison, who’s considered by some to...

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Times Tallahassee reporter looks ahead to GOP control in 2011 listen

12/17/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Skies may have been blue in the Tampa Bay area today, but a dark cloud looms for many Florida Democrats. One seasoned Tallahassee reporter says Republican supermajorities in Tallahassee might not be the end of the world.

State House District 53 Representative Rick Kriseman is one of the few Florida Democrats to survive the November election. He said he has some grave concerns over governor-elect Scott’s proposed policies, especially when it comes to education.

"The plan that the Gover...

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Political experts reflect on election, predict what's next listen

11/04/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Democrats everywhere are experiencing a massive election hangover, one that’s especially painful in Florida. Now they’re picking up the pieces. Two key political analysts were in St. Petersburg teasing out the many things that made the election season that concluded Tuesday such a windfall for the GOP.

It’s a gloomy, drizzly day in Tampa Bay. In a St. Petersburg Yacht Club ballroom overlooking the city’s grey harbor, Audrey Greenberg says she’s feeling dejected.

"The mood of the countr...

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Interview With George Packer Of The New Yorker Magazine

10/21/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. George Packer is a writer for The New Yorker. He's known for his long-form reporting and for interviewing dozens if not hundreds of people for each story he writes. He's covered border issues, the war in Iraq, the stimulus program, Israeli peace activists, and Florida's housing crisis (in a famous article entitled "The Ponzi State"). He'll be in St. Petersburg at the Times Festival of Reading this Saturday and be speaking at The Poynter...

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Jeff Greene threatens to sue St. Petersburg Times listen

08/13/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On Wednesday, a lawyer for billionaire U.S. Senate hopeful Jeff Greene sent a letter to the St. Petersburg Times demanding they retract a story printed Sunday connecting him with crooked real estate investor James Delbert McConville. Greene claims all he did was sell a 300-unit condo complex in the Mojave Desert.

"I sold a building to a complete stranger. Someone, that to this day in my life, I have never seen, spoken to, have had anything to do with."

The letter disputes numerous st...

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The St. Petersburg Times Investigative Report on Scientology's Management

07/01/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today on Radioactivity we'll hear from the two St. Petersburg Times reporters who wrote a recent series of stories on alleged wrongdoing at the highest levels of the church. But first a short interview with a homeless woman from Tampa who lives in her car. She has an income- high enough to purchase a small home- but because she has no permanent address she's been unable to start the process of applying for a mortgage. Here's Sandy DeVita who is a former social worker from New York C...

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