Florida okays money for a Hardee County project

$6 million from Florida’s Job Growth Grant Fund will help develop a 40,000-square-foot warehouse at an industrial site in Hardee County.
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Florida’s unemployment rate inches up to 2.7 percent, its highest of the year

The Florida Department of Commerce estimated 295,000 Floridians were out of work in mid-July, up 5,000 from a month earlier.

Florida CFO candidate wants employees of the governor to wait six months before taking another state job

Term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott has appointed some of his staff members to other government jobs as he prepares to leave the office early next year; the Times/Herald reported that some Scott staffers ended up...
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Progress Florida Says Florida’s Outlook Is Not As Bright As GOP Leaders in Tallahassee Claim

Radioactivity 1 10 18 Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—how well is the state of Florida doing when it comes to protecting the environment? How are average workers doing? Is the state creating...

RNC Spokesperson Touts GOP Tax Bill

Radioactivity 11 17 17 Good morning, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. We’re going to talk about the GOP tax plan today- We’ll talk with a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. Yesterday the...

Assistance available to Floridians who lost jobs due to Hurricane Irma

Floridians who lost their jobs because of Hurricane Irma may be eligible for help from the government. WMNF News interviewed Alice Cobb, director of programs at Career Source Pinellas and Career Source Tampa Bay, which...
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Economist Richard Wolff dissects Trump’s plan for trade, jobs

By Rob Lorei Our guest on Radioactivity Friday was Economist Richard Wolff. He is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. He is currently a Visiting Professor in...
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Green presidential nominee getting boost from Sanders fans

On Saturday at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention in Houston the party nominated Jill Stein for president and human rights activist Ajamu Baraka for vice president; Stein joined WMNF’s MidPoint Monday by phone. Listen to the...
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Update on South St. Pete’s battle to reduce poverty

One of the most economically depressed areas of the Tampa Bay region, south St. Petersburg, has plans in place to reduce poverty by 30 percent by 2020; Wednesday morning at the Childs Park YMCA, Gypsy...

Attorney says Disney displaced US employees with foreign guest workers

By Rob Lorei The presidential race so far has brought a lot of attention to illegal immigration and its affect on low wage jobs, but there is growing attention on the practice of major companies...

Green Party presidential nomination candidate Jill Stein makes her case on Radioactivity

On Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei talks with Jillian Stein, a physician from Massachusetts who is running for the 2016 Green Party Nomination for the Presidency. She ran for president once before for the Green Party...

Governor Scott wants feds to keep funds flowing for low-income heath care

Governor Scott wants feds to keep funds flowing for low-income heath care

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