News & Public Affairs11/27/06
According to a 2005 study, there are over 4,500 homeless people in Pinellas County. The Homeless Planning and Policy Group of St. Petersburg survey shows that 34% work full or part time. 23% receive assistance such as disability, retirement or veterans benefits yet cannot afford to put and keep a roof over their heads
The homeless also face discrimination, especially in downtown St. Petersburg, where a protest Friday night outside of Baywalk put â€œpeople before profitâ€? and broug...Be the first to comment
Florida gears up for a battle over stem cell research. Two opposing ballot amendments before the state Supreme Court have the pro-life camp pitted against science. WMNFâ€™s Roxanne Escobales reports.
Many believe embryonic stem cell research could lead to cures for diabetes and Parkinsonâ€™s disease. And the two proposed ballot amendments being considered for approval by the state supreme court push on opposite sides of the debate. One would guarantee a funding stream in the state b...Be the first to comment
A team of experts from the stateâ€™s Division of Elections office is set to audit Sarasota Countyâ€™s voting machines tomorrow.
It comes a week after the state canvasing board certified Republican Vern Buchanan as the winner of the13th Congressional District race, with a 369-vote margin over Democrat Christine Jennings â€“ but also with more than 18,400 undervotes in Sarasota County, Jennings has filed a lawsuit contesting the election results, saying she should be declared the winne...Be the first to comment
Our guest: Bob Linde, Acupuncture Physician and Registered Herbalist (AHG), is the president and founder of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies. In his first year of TCM school, he saw a need for holistic approach to healthcare that incorporated not only acute care but also education and lifestyle changes for those patients interested in lifelong wellness. He has studied with a local herbalists in the Bahamas, visited with shamans in the Pervian Amazon, attends National conferences for both acupun...Be the first to comment
Guest- Jaquws Sotero Agboton
Discussion about his book titled Philosophy of Engagement an Ideological Basis for the Liberation of African People.Be the first to comment
EVE ENSLER, Author, insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security Obsessed World. Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, a powerful voice and champion for women everywhere, takes a timely and urgent look at how we live today, the drastic measures taken to keep us safe, and how we can truly experience freedom by letting go of the deceptive notion of vigilant â€œprotection.â€? As Eve says, â€œWhy has all this focus on security made me feel so much more insecure? Nothing is secure. And t...Be the first to comment
DEVIN HIBBARD, Co-founder, BeadforLife. BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished hard working Africans and North Americans who want to create a world that works for all. Through the production of beautiful handmade jewelry made of paper beads, Ugandan women generate income to lift their families out of poverty. Their members are women with HIV/AIDS and refugees from the war in Northern Uganda. They have recently released a CD of the m...Be the first to comment
Music and words talking about the empty seat at the table including a clip of Mary talking with Cindy Sheehan. Includes a memorial tribute to Jeannie Holton's mom. Gold Star Families invite everyone to come to Washington January 3-4, 2007 to meet with their senators and congressperson to let the 110th Congress know what we expect of them.Be the first to comment
KRISTINE and JOYCE ATKINSON, Authors, Journal: The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Amy Zoe Mason. Kristine and Joyce present a mystery in a unique way â€“ through the pages of a scrapbook of the heroineâ€™s life. â€œScrapbook fiction,â€? or as the Atkinsons call it, the â€œDiscovery novel,â€? is an original literary format in which the visual creations are as important as the written word to tell the story. We will discuss their creative style that reflects the sweeping popularity of scr...Be the first to comment
A FAREWELL TO JUSTICE John F. Kennedy's Assassination The Case That Should Have Changed History - a new investigation of the assassination by Prof. Joan Mellen New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison was the only public official to have indicted a suspect in President John F. Kennedy's murder. Biographer Joan Mellen met Garrison in 1969. His relentless search for the truth about who killed President Kennedy made a deep impression upon her. In 1997, five years after Garrisonâ€™s deat...Be the first to comment
Yesterday a Pinellas-Pasco Circuit judge charged the head of the Florida Department of Children and Families, or D-C-F, with contempt. That could lead to jail time for D-C-F secretary Lucy Hadi.
ACT: If they had done their job we wouldnâ€™t be in this position.
Pinellas-Pasco public defender Bob Dillinger.
The DCF has 15 days to find a place in a state hospital for someone deemed by a judge to be not guilty due to insanity or incompetence. Now the num... Be the first to comment
The latest development in the ongoing saga that is the race for the US Congressional District 13 seat shows the more than 18-thousand missing votes skewed Democratic. The Orlando Sentinel newspaper conducted its own analysis on the undervotes and found the majority of the ballots showed votes for Democrats in other races on the ticket. The newspaper concludes that with that tendency, Christine Jennings most likely would have gained most of the missing votes, pushing her to victory.
A...Be the first to comment
Florida Democrats demand a Special Session on Insurance, says GOP doesn't want to be transparent by Mitch E. Perry11/22/06
The urge to bring the Florida Legislature back to Tallahassee for a special session on Property Insurance has taken on new urgency. Or has it?
Last week Citizens, the state run insurer of last resort, submitted a request for an average statewide rate increase of 56 percent for wind policies beginning next March, to comply with laws passed by the legislature this spring. Thatâ€™s in addition to the 27 percent increase already approved that will take effect on January 1st.
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Tomorrow of course, is the American Holiday of Thanksgiving â€“ which for people who do not eat meat â€“ can be a challenging holiday.
Throughout the country, there have been alternative events to celebrate the occasion.
Now local citizens in the Tampa Bay Area are doing the same.
Tomorrow at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa on Morris Bridge Road in Temple Terrace, Tampa Bayâ€™s 1st Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner will take place.
Organizer... Be the first to comment
David Beckman from the Bread for the World Institute talks about the 2007 Farm Bill by Mitch E. Perry11/22/06
According to the New York City Coalition against hunger, nearly 1 in 6 residents in New York could not afford to buy enough food during the 3 year period ended last year.
Meanwhile, last week the advocacy group Bread for the World released its 2007 Hunger Report: â€œHealthy Food, Farms, & Families.
The Reverend David Beckman is President of Bread for the World Institute. He spoke to WMNF earlier this week â€“ specifically about the Farm Bill, that was signed by President ...Be the first to comment