News & Public Affairs10/24/06
On October 28, 2006, the first ever Multiple Sclerosis Fitness Challenge/Health Fair will be held at the University of South Floridaâ€™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, dementia,...Be the first to comment
Tonight, the race for Floridaâ€™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 other han...Be the first to comment
INTRO: David Kuo served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
Heâ€™s just published a memoir about his life and times in the White House, called â€œTempting Faithâ€?. In the 2nd part of our interview conducted last Friday, WMNF asked David Kuo, who part of a young conservative movement in the early 1990â€™s in Washington, how his admitted hatred of gays, how that somehow fit into his being a g...Be the first to comment
Guest Dr. Belinda Noah, candidate for U.S. Senate.Be the first to comment
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...Be the first to comment
Democratic Elections in a War Zone? LAURA POITRAS, Director, â€œMy Country, My Country.â€? 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 democracy,...Be the first to comment
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 â€“ and about taxes, the war in Iraq, torture, illegal wiretappingâ€¦.Be the first to comment
Most people know that Tampaâ€™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 Oâ€™Brien has skateboarded at whatâ€™s called the Bro Bowl for three and half years, although itâ€™s older than he is. The Bro Bowl in downtown Tampa is a public, open-air skateboar... Be the first to comment
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.
Heâ€™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 polit...Be the first to comment
Judy Woodruff has worked for NBC, PBS and CNN, before semi-retiring last year.
But now sheâ€™s back in broadcast news, filing reports on Americaâ€™s youth for the Lehrer News Hour on PBS, and just yesterday, on National Public Radioâ€™s Morning Edition.
For several years, Woodruff was the host of CNNâ€™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 continued to lose wha...Be the first to comment
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 Seriesâ€™ decision to invite Coulter. WMNFâ€™s SeÃ¡n 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-shirts to pro...Be the first to comment
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. WMNFâ€™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 laborer...Be the first to comment
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 Davisâ€™ 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 today ...Be the first to comment
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 â€“working in television back on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and doing reports with NPR on young people and their views â€“ such a report aired today on NPRâ€™s Morning Edition.
Woodruff is married to former Wall Street Journal and now Bloomberg Media columnist Al Hunt. In 1981, they had their first child, Jeffery, w...Be the first to comment
Tampa City Council members question reliability of new study on women and minority hires by Mitch E. Perry10/19/06
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...Be the first to comment