News & Public Affairs11/06/06
On this edition of the Sustainable Living program, Jon Butts invited builder Dan Maxwell and ECOSMART Regional Director Mike Evans to the WMNF studios to discuss building an energy-efficient home. Dan and Mike discussed solar hot water, insulation, hurricane-resistance, attic cooling, solar panels and other design features that can be used to reduce energy consumption.Be the first to comment
Today in downtown St Petersburg, about three dozen supporters rallied with the Democratic US Congressional candidate Samm Simpson outside the office of her opponent. US Representative for District 10, Bill Young. While many believe Young will hold onto the seat he has served for 36 years, Simpsonâ€™s anti-war, anti-GOP message seems to capture the mood of a nation crying out for change. WMNFâ€™s Roxanne Escobales reports.
On the corner of 4th Street and Central Avenue outside the bu...Be the first to comment
In Colorado Springs, members of the New Life Church were stunned and brought to tears yesterday by the Reverend Ted Haggardâ€™s confessions of â€œsexual immorality,â€? then accepted his plea for forgiveness with open arms.
Haggard had been a leading evangelist and vocal opponent of gay marriage. He apologized in a letter read from the pulpit of the 14,000-member church he founded. Haggard resigned last week as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, which repre...Be the first to comment
Over the weekend, complaints started being registered by voters, who received so called â€˜robo callsâ€™ being done by the National Republican Campaign Committee that denigrate Democrats.
The calls begin by saying that they are calling with information about the specific Democratic candidate, and then provides negative information about him or her. . This is one such ad being used in Illinois, against Democrat Tammy Duckworth, an injured Iraq veteran running as a Democrat .. (rol...Be the first to comment
One of the more interesting races in Hillsborough County will be the race to replace Thomas Scott in District 3, which encompasses most of East Tampa Seminole Heights, as well as West Tampa. This radio station at 1210 East Martin Luther King sits right in the middle of the district, and today both of the candidates in the race, Democrat Kevin White and Republican Ken Anthony, came by the WMNF studios to discuss their candidacies.
Kevin White is a former Tampa Police officer who now...Be the first to comment
In the Florida Attorney General race, a statewide Television ad being run by Republican Bill McCollum suggests that his Democratic opponent, Skip Campbell isn't ethically qualified to be Florida's next attorney general because of a controversial 2001 adoption bill.
The ad attacks Campbell for sponsoring a version of the adoption bill, because of a requirement that mothers who wanted to give a child up for adoption had to publish legal ads in newspapers,listing the men they'd slept wi...Be the first to comment
Guest Brian Moore, Independent for U.S. Senate.
Guest Max Linn, Independent for Governor.Be the first to comment
STEM CELLS, Background from Stem Cell Wars by...Be the first to comment
Ali and the students from USF will report from South Dakota on the proposition to ban all abortion in South Dakota. They drove from Tampa (leaving Thursday afternoon) to participate.Be the first to comment
Eleanor will talk about some of the important races and issues, particularly for women, in this midterm election. She will share the candidates endorsed by NOW and by other organizations she is involved with. www.NOW.org. </...Be the first to comment
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As the unfolding the Reverend Ted Haggard gay sex scandal makes headlines, today the Jim Davis campaign and Democratic Party of Florida released a curious statement. In it Jim Davis stated that â€“quote â€“ â€œallegations about Charlie Cristâ€™s personal life are not and should not be an issue in this campaign.â€?
The allegations about Crist have to do with two articles published this past week by the Broward Palm Beach New Times alternative weekly newspaper. In them journalist Bob N...Be the first to comment
Various Polls show the Florida Attorney Generalâ€™s race to be too close to call, 4 days away from the election.
Tonight we speak again with the Republican candidate, former Orlando Area Congressman Bill McCollum. Weâ€™ll speak with Democrat Skip Campbell on Monday.
Bill McCollum has been out of politics since he lost to Bill Nelson in the race for U.S. Senate in 2000â€¦He also lost to Mel Martinez 2 years ago in a brutal GOP Primary race for Senate. Pundits say if he lose...Be the first to comment
A long running legal battle dealing with the homeless came to at least a short term conclusion yesterday when a Circuit Judge ruled that Bradenton and Sarasotaâ€™s â€˜No lodgingâ€™ Ordinance IS constitutional.
The city of Sarasota passed the controversial ordinances last year, but the ordinance was twice overturned and rewritten after judges expressed concerns about its constitutionality. Bradenton passed a similar law this summer.
The law bans unauthorized camping, lodging...Be the first to comment
Last night at USFâ€™s Tampa campus the Patel Center for Global Solutions hosted a lecture by Tom Mertes, a critic of neoliberal trade policies. WMNFâ€™s SeÃ¡n Kinane reports on this talk titled â€œTwo Cancuns: The Rise and Fall of Neoliberalism.â€?
Tom Mertes is an administrator with the Center for Social History and Comparative History at UCLA. He spoke about how Neoliberalism emerged as a global economic model after the 1981 International Meeting on Cooperation and Development in...