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Global Energy Futures - Seán Kinane

02/10/06

This afternoon on the campus of USF St. Pete, the Community, Science, and Environmental Policy Brown Bag Discussion was held. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports.

This discussion was part three of the Energy Series and was focused on Global Energy Futures.
There are different options of how to solve the problem of rising energy demands by a growing population. Eric Hamilton, who is Associate Director of The Florida Petroleum Council, showed a slide of oil and gas drilling...

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BAY AREA CONCERN PRODUCES GAS FOR MUNICIPALITIES AT A COST OF ONE DOLLAR PER GALLON. Mark Antokas

02/10/06

INTRO: After Twenty-Five years of R&D, a firm named U.S. MagneFuels has started production of a clean, efficient, cost competitive synthetic gas which is produced from liquid waste. Raw ingredients could be used motor oil, anti-freeze, or municipal waste water. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter commissioned Harvard scientist Dr. Ruggero Santilli to help the American People independence from foreign oil. Magnegas exhaust has been certified to surpass all EPA requirements without a catalytic co...

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Don’t Amend Tampa Bay Holds Valentine's Day Event by Mitch E.Perry

02/10/06

Tomorrow in Tampa’s Lowery Park, the group Don’t Amend Tampa Bay will hold what they call a Valentine Day of Action Rally, which will coincide with similar Freedom to Marry Week of Action rallies and events to be held across the country within the next week.

The events have been held for the past 3 years, ever since the Massachusetts Supreme Court allowed same sex marriages in that state. Zeke Fread , is Director of Don’t Amend Tampa Bay, He says tomorrowÃ...

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Tampa City Council On Tree Ordinance by Mitch E. Perry

02/09/06

After 2 years, The Tampa City Council almost came to a final resolution on crafting a new Tree Ordinance throughout the City today.

But a last second request from home builders to have add a tree canopy study added to the Ordinance - to be conducted by the city every 5 years – means the issue will come up for a final vote in 2 weeks.

Cliff Fernandez is with the Tampa Bay Home Builders Association. "If we have a tree canopy study done, then if its shown we're lack...

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THE PERILS OF PRIVATIZATION

02/09/06

The practice of turning over government functions to private businesses has been championed by the current crop of business-oriented politicians. Portions of the military, the prison system, even basic services such as roads and sewers have been turned over to for-profit companies. Today the New York Times reported that despite giving private companies billions of dollars to reconstruct Iraq, that country's infrastructure is no better off today than before the invasion. Our guests, musician/a...

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Ybor Noise Ordinance to go into effect By Mitch E. Perry

02/09/06

Today the Tampa City Council approved a new Noise Ordinance designed primarily to bring down the noise in Ybor City.

Under the new law, establishments that exceed the legal noise limits will initially receive a warning. But a 2nd violation brings serious consequences – a misdemeanor citation, and a possible $500 fine, 60 days in jail or six months of probation.

The Ordinance passed despite the complaints from those who came before the Council, such as Attorney ...

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Veteran animal activist on the annual seal hunt in Canada, etc--TALKING ANIMALS

02/08/06

Captain Paul Watson, a co-founder of Greenpeace who went on to found the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society--and whose lifelong activism as a defender of all creatures of the sea has been recogized globally--discussed the annual seal hunt in his native Canada, including its history and how it's changed in recent decades, the government's support and subsidiziation of the yearly slaughter of these baby harp seals, the boycott of Canadian seafood sold at Red Lobster and other large restaurant o...

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BILL MOYERS ON PBS, CLASS WAR, AND RELIGION

02/08/06

Former PBS journalist Bill Moyers quit his program (NOW) after it became the target of conservative attacks. They claimed that Moyers had a liberal bias. But in this interview, Moyers said that his program simply told the stories of real people who've been affected by the vast changes in society- especially those affected by "free trade" and factory closings. He said critics overlooked the fact that many prominent conservatives appeared on NOW over the years. Moyers also discussed the impact ...

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Veterans for Peace distribute counter-recruitment literature at St Pete High School

02/08/06

Today at Lakewood High School in St Pete… Veterans for Peace and others tried to distribute information on alternatives to military service, but were turned away by law enforcement officers. Lance Robson was there and he filed this report.

Cut – the school board doesn’t want you here… if you enter you will be subject to arrest.. for trespassing…

Dwight Lawton and four others were escorted off of school grounds by six police officers who upheld ...

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American Press Coverage of Cartoon Controversy by Mitch E. Perry

02/08/06

Press Coverage Much of America’s Mass Media have Not run the cartoons…..NBC, CBS and CNN have not run them, nor have the Associated Press and most newspapers, including the NY Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today.

But Fox News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Austin American-Statesman and New York Sun have ran some of the 12 cartoons that were published in Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September.

New York Times editor Bill Keller said that he and h...

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Lost Mountain� author Erik Reese By Mitch E. Perry

02/08/06

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The Mountains of Appalachia is where most of America’s Coal resides…Now with the advent of strip mining, or “Mountain top removal�, author Erik Reece writes in his new book that strip mining is not just a local concern, but a mainstream crises that involves everything from corporate hubris and government neglect to species extinction and poisoned groundwater to class conflict and landscape destruction.

Reese’s new book is called “Lost Mount...

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AUTHOR OF MAD IN AMERICA- ROBERT WHITTAKER

02/07/06

The Florida Adlerian Society is bringing Robert Whitaker to Tampa in February 2006 to speak to the community on 2/9/06. Mr. Whitaker is a journalist from Cambridge, MA, who wrote Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill . www.madinamerica.com. Whitaker brings a different approach to the treatment of the mentally ill in this country as well as exposing some of the exploitation of unhappy people by the pharmaceutical industry. He says many...

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Tampa activist outraged at false police report By Mitch E. Perry

02/07/06

Tampa activist Terry Neal wrote to Mayor Pam Iorio today, requesting for an official inquiry of the Tampa Police Department to ascertain how a false police report which claimed he had HIV, hepatitis C and a violent mental illness was allowed to be placed in his police file. <p

He also wants the Mayor to ensure that the now deleted information be forwarded to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Courts, and any other law enforcement agency.<p

Neal was arrested in ...

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HOUSING & SAFETY TOP WISH LIST FOR MIGRANT LABOR by Mitch E. Perry

02/07/06

State legislators on a commission studying migrant farmworker issues finalized a set of recommendations Monday that, if approved by the full legislature, would go a long way toward improving working conditions for migrant workers. But members of the commission on both sides of the political aisle say that some of the measures included in the report may have a hard time being implemented because of political fears about providing government help for undocumented workers.

One of ...

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THE COURT HEARS RICHARD PAEY APEALS ARGUEMENTS AT STETSON LAW. Mark Antokas

02/07/06

INTRO: A local Pasco County story that WMNF has covered from its inception has now garnered national and international attention. Richard Paey was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for fifteen counts of drug trafficking, obtaining a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. Paey has maintained all along that he was innocent and that medicating himself was not a crime. Paey, a father of three, debilitated by multiple sclerosis and a botched back surgery after a 1987...

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