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MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FITNESS CHALLENGE AT USF

10/24/06

On October 28, 2006, the first ever Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Challenge/Health Fair will be held at the University of South Florida’s Sundome. The MS Fitness Challenge will be a healthy way to raise money and make a difference in the lives of over 400,000 people suffering from the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. They will also have the opportunity to get information and screening on many different medical conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, deme...

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Governor Debate on for tonight by Mitch E. Perry

10/24/06

Tonight, the race for Florida’s governor reaches its highest point of interest, as Democrat Jim Davis and Republican Charlie Crist will discuss the issues of the moment in a one hour, live televised debate from Nova Southeastern University, in the Broward County city of Davie.

This campaign has been by all accounts, lackluster. Jim Davis has trailed throughout the race, and has at times, had a hard time solidifying his base, particularly black voters.

On the othe...

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David Kuo Interview Part II by Mitch E. Perry

10/23/06

INTRO: David Kuo served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

He’s just published a memoir about his life and times in the White House, called “Tempting Faith�. In the 2nd part of our interview conducted last Friday, WMNF asked David Kuo, who part of a young conservative movement in the early 1990’s in Washington, how his admitted hatred of gays, how that somehow fit i...

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Election Issues

10/22/06

Guest Dr. Belinda Noah, candidate for U.S. Senate.

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ROBIN MORGAN, FIGHTING WORDS w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

10/21/06

Fighting Words: A Tool Kit for Combating the Religious Right ROBIN MORGAN, award-winning poet, novelist, political theorist, feminist activist, journalist, editor, and best-selling author. Robin Morgan has published more than 20 books, including the now-classic anthologies Sisterhood Is Powerful, Sisterhood Is Global, and Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for A New Millennium. A founder/leader of contemporary U.S. feminism and 30-year veteran in the international women's movement...

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"MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY," POV FILM, LAURA POITRAS, DIRECTOR w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

10/21/06

Democratic Elections in a War Zone? LAURA POITRAS, Director, “My Country, My Country.� Can a foreign military force bring Western-style democracy to the Muslim world? For U.S. military and diplomatic planners in Iraq, the answer to both questions has been a resolute "yes." For Iraqis, these contradictions have led to tragic consequences as political uncertainty and mounting violence continue to dominate daily life more than three years after the U.S. invasion.

The state of dem...

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GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN, SAMM SIMPSON w/ Arlene and Mary, Women's Show

10/21/06

Grassroots Campaign

SAMM SIMPSON, Grandmother and Democratic Candidate for Florida's 10th Congressional District. Find out what Samm has to say about running a grassroots campaign, campaigning as a woman – and about taxes, the war in Iraq, torture, illegal wiretapping….

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HISTORIC TAMPA SKATEBOARDING SITE TO BE MOVED by Roxanne Escobales

10/20/06

Most people know that Tampa’s fame lies in cigars. But for extreme sports enthusiasts round the world, Tampa is a famous skateboarding capital. And a piece of its skateboarding history is under threat from urban redevelopment.

[nat sound bro bowl then under for mike act] ACT:

20 year old Mike O’Brien has skateboarded at what’s called the Bro Bowl for three and half years, although it’s older than he is. The Bro Bowl in downtown Tampa is a public...

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David Kuo: Author of “Tempting Faith: An Inside story of Political Seduction� by Mitch E. Perry

10/20/06

David Kuo served as Special Assistant to President and Deputy Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. But he left that job, unhappily, back in 2003.

He’s now come out with a book slamming the Administration for not being sincere about some of their goals with the Evangelical community. He says it took both the White House, and a severe health crises, to show him his Christian values, and those of millions of Americans, were being corrupted by ...

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Judy Woodruff Part II by Mitch E. Perry

10/20/06

Judy Woodruff has worked for NBC, PBS and CNN, before semi-retiring last year.

But now she’s back in broadcast news, filing reports on America’s youth for the Lehrer News Hour on PBS, and just yesterday, on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.

For several years, Woodruff was the host of CNN’s Inside Politics, a series look at the political scene, and a reason why CNN used to be considered the finest choice in cable news. But the network has c...

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Ann Coulter Protested by USF students -- by Seán Kinane

10/20/06

Last night at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, far-right pundit Ann Coulter spoke to a crowd of about one thousand people. Included in the crowd were over 100 students who were there to peacefully protest the University Lecture Series’ decision to invite Coulter. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports.

Ali Hall is the chair of the Feminist Student Alliance at USF. She was one of the organizers of a protest at the Ann Coulter lecture. She and several dozen other students wore red t-s...

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CRIMES AGAINST IMMIGRANTS TYPICAL SAY ACTIVISTS by Roxanne Escobales

10/19/06

In Fort Myers on Sunday an anti-immigrants group will hold a rally to further their message. But undocumented immigrants face a more brutal attack in their everyday lives. They are often targeted by thieves for their cash. In Plant City ten days ago, one such attack led to murder. WMNF’s Roxanne Escobales reports.

The five Mexican immigrants who lived at the house on Laura Street in Plant City, worked six days a week as manual la...

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Davis fights back on new GOP ad blasting his voting record by Mitch E.Perry

10/19/06

During the Democratic Primary race for Governor, Rod Smith blasted ultimate victor Jim Davis for his poor attendance record in Congress in the past 2 years.

Although Davis survived the primary, some political analysts say Davis never successfully answered the criticism.

Now Davis’ Republican opponent for Governor, Charlie Crist, is ready to define the Tampa area Congressman as a slacker, in a new 30 second television ad being broadcast throughout the state beginning t...

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Judy Woodruff Part I( on son's illness) by Mitch E. Perry

10/19/06

Judy Woodruff has one of most success female broadcast journalists in the country.

Although she left CNN a year ago, she is still very active in the business –working in television back on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and doing reports with NPR on young people and their views – such a report aired today on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Woodruff is married to former Wall Street Journal and now Bloomberg Media columnist Al Hunt. In 1981, they had their first ch...

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Tampa City Council members question reliability of new study on women and minority hires by Mitch E. Perry

10/19/06

Several Tampa City Council members took issue today with the city paying $70,000 more dollars for a Disparity Study that was originally completed earlier this year.

The 18 month study- jointly commissioned by the City and the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, was conducted to determine how many minority and women owned businesses were getting a shot at contracts with the City.

The firm hired to conduct the study, Oakland, California based Mason Tillman, reported that t...

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