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CENTRO ESPANOL SALE DELAYED by Roxanne Escobales

11/14/06

The sale of the historic Centro Espanol building in West Tampa has been delayed. The Institute for Community Development, which is a spin-off from the large, evangelical Without Walls International Church, had planned on closing the sale on the property today.

But the organization decided to put off the deal until December 14th, after it received a letter from the City of Tampa outlining concerns it had with the sale.

The now defunct Urban League had bought the Centro Espa...

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CAMPAIGN TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

11/14/06

Our guests, Cherin Stover (Project Co-ordinator of the Pinellas Wealth Building Coalition) and Dr. Darryl Paulson (Professor of Government Studies at USF/St. Petersburg) discussed efforts to raise awareness about the EITC. Their focus was:

  1. Outreach/public awareness to increase the number of families who know about and claim the EITC, CTC and other credits. (The IRS estimates that up to 20% of those eligible are not claiming the credit, which means millions of lost dollars to the local...
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EVE PRANG PLEWS: ADVICE FOR HEALTHY NUTRITION

11/13/06

Eve Prang Plews, a Licensed Nutrition Counselor joined Dr. Carol Roberts for this segment of the Alternative Health program. Eve discussed digestion, skin problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and tips for healthy eating.

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DEVELOPMENT OF ST PETE BEACH NOW IN HANDS OF VOTERS by Roxanne Escobales

11/13/06

Last week the residents of St Petersburg Beach made Florida history by voting in changes that puts future development in their hands. Those who oppose development on the beach hail the change as a victory for their infrastructure. On the other side, businesses say it will hurt the tourist industry. WMNF’s Roxanne Escobales reports.

Grassroots activist Harry Metz has lived in the same house on St Petersburg Beach since 1950. He served in the armed forces as military police f...

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Sarasota Recount Begins by Mitch E. Perry

11/13/06

This morning in Sarasota, an automatic machine recount of the extremely tight and undecided Congressional race between Republican Vern Buchanan and Democrat Christine Jennings began, a process that Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent says will probably go through the end of tomorrow (roll tape#1 o.q.�half a percent threshold�)

Dent ordered the recount to start at 10:15 a.m., but there was a half-hour delay after Susan Pynchon from the Florida Fair Election Commission filed...

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MEL WHITE PART II by Mitch E. Perry

11/13/06

The Reverend Ted Haggard says he’s about to embark on a process of rehabilitation known as “spiritual restoration�, an ancient practice that could take years to complete.

Haggard has been in turmoil ever since he was accused of having extramarital relations with a male prostitute and was forced to resign as president of the National Association of Evangelicals and senior pastor of the 14,000 member New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

According to the R...

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ACLU Briefing on Legislative Priorities by Mitch E. Perry

11/13/06

The 109th Congress returned back to work today in Washington. They’ll be in session for several weeks before ending early next Month.

Today the ACLU held a conference call to alert citizens of the issues that they are concerned will come up in these last few weeks of the current congress, and their hopes and expectations for a Democratic led Congress on some major issues starting in January.

Caroline Frederickson is the Director of the ACLU’s Washin...

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Education

11/12/06

Guests- Mark Pudlow + Representatives from Polk County Education Association.

Discussion: Education Issues and Election Results.

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CARRIE NEWCOMER, singer/songwriter

11/11/06

Carrie will talk about her latest album, Regulars & Refugees and her career as a musician and storyteller.  Newcomer’s songs are all about telling the truth, however gritty and unpleasant that can be at times.  “As a writer, I feel that we don’t have anything to give the worl...

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EVE HEROLD, Author, Stem Cell Wars

11/11/06

Eve Herold, director of public policy research and education at the Genetics Policy Institute, takes readers behind the scenes to labs, Senate sessions, hospitals, fertility clinics and even Dr. Woo Suk Hwang<font face="Comic Sans MS" size="1" color="#00008...

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ALI HALL, President, Feminist Student Alliance, USF

11/11/06

Ali and the students from USF will talk about their trip to South Dakota to work on Choice. 7 students drove straight through from Tampa to participate.  And on Wednesday, FSA hosted a counter-demonstr...

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JOAN MILLER, Physical Therapist and Dan 4th Degree Black Belt

11/11/06

Joan – a 24-year participant and instructor in Oyama Karate will tell us about Oyama Karate and discuss her upcoming participation in the upcoming World Oyama Karate All Japan Karate Championship in Yokohoma.  She is one of the few women who holds a Dan 4th degree black belt.  <a href="http://www.worldoyama.com...

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ELECTION WRAP-UP for WOMEN

11/11/06

ELECTION WRAP-UP for WOMEN, Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt.   

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GAY RESPONSE TO MIDTERM ELECTIONS- 10 NOVEMBER 2006, Stan Davis

11/10/06


The election’s over and pundits of all varieties have had no trouble adding their voices to the mass analysis. But one voice hasn’t seemed to be given much media time at all: the Gay-Lesbian and Transgendered community. Equality Florida represents that voice here, in Florida. Stan Davis spoke with Nadine Smith, Equality Florida’s Executive Director..

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Nadine Smith had a lot to tell WMNF. She spoke about ...

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MANATEE DOWNLISTING- 10 NOVEMBER 2006, Stan Davis

11/10/06


The state says Florida’s efforts to save the manatee have paid off. And they want to make some changes that reflect their success. Manatee advocates don’t agree and say that the what the state calls success looks a lot like a new assault on the marine mammal. Stan Davis has the story…

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Two days after the elections, Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released its draft of the stateââ...

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