News & Public Affairs02/07/06
Today the 3rd Republican and 8 candidate to try to succeed Jim Davis in Floridaâ€™s 11th Congressional District announced his candidacy today.
Temple Terrace architect and community activist Eddie Adams declared his candidacy today in Tampa, near the Florida Aquarium. Adams formerly was a board member of WMNF. Weâ€™ve contacted his campaign, and like every other candidate in this race, hope to conduct an indepth interview with him about the issues in this race, in the ne...Be the first to comment
photographer Kathleen Finnerty discussed her nature photography; Jobsite theater actors discussed their production of 'We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!Be the first to comment
INTRO: With each passing day, the war in Iraq brings home ever increasing war dead, and the patience of the American people is growing thin. Grass roots protests against the war bring the reality of American and Iraqi dead and wounded to neighborhoods all across the nation. Now, in a joint demonstration, three bay area groups, St. Pete for Peace, the Nature Coast Coalition, and Citrus Peace Now have joined forces to oppose the war. WMNFâ€™s Mark Antokas has more. Roll Tape: â€œTwo th...Be the first to comment
The Southern poverty Law Center is about to release its annual count of hate groups in the United States. In 2004, Florida was number 2 on that list, and according to the center Florida will again be in the top two or three state for 2005. The southern Poverty law center report names 43 active hate groups in Florida. Tampa Bay is home to 5 of these groups---the Jewish defense league, the council of conservative citizens, the national alliance, the national association for the advancement o...Be the first to comment
PALM BEACH SCHOOL BOARD AGREES THAT STUDENTS DONT HAVE TO STAND AND SAY PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE-Andrew Stelzer02/02/06
The Palm Beach county school district has suspended its policy of forcing students to stand during the pledge of allegiance. The decision was in response to a lawsuit filed by a 17 year old whoâ€™s protesting the Bush Administration, and the lawsuit may end up overturning the Florida state law which requires students to stand during the pledge. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.
ACT-green â€œthe states canâ€™t make laws that violate the constitution..â€?
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Tampa City Council agrees to allow 5 Cigar Factories to opt out of Historic Status By Mitch E. Perry02/02/06
The quest to designate 15 old Cigar Factories in West Tampa as a Historic District was thwarted once again today, when a majority of City Council members voted to have the City Attorney re-write the current City Ordinance to allow those property owners who do not want to be listed as being part of the District the chance to do so.
5 of the 15 properties in the West Tampa District have been steadfast in fighting the Historic label, saying that it would interfere with their prope...Be the first to comment
According to fundraising figures released this week, Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has about 8 times more cash on hand for his campaign for his re-election than his Republican challenger, Congresswoman Katherine Harris.
Records show that Senator Nelsonâ€™s account is over 8 million dollars, while at the last year, Harris reported having about 1 million dollars in the bank.
Harris Senate bid leaves her Congressional seat open, and there are 7 candidates 4 Republicans, and 3 De...Be the first to comment
Today the Hillsborough county commission considered how many public, education and and government, or â€˜PEGâ€™ access channels should be provided by cable companies to the residents of the county, as the entry of Verizon into the local market is eliminating a monopoly formerly held by Brighthouse. In the commissioners morning session, more than a dozen citizens asked for an increase from the current 4 channels, to 6 or 12. Brian Becker the secretary of the Hillsborough county green...Be the first to comment
Our guest was Marie Clarke Brill, Director of Public Education and Mobilization at Africa Action. Africa Action today condemned the failure of President Bush to mention the Darfur genocide in his â€˜State of the Unionâ€™ address for the second year, even as his Administration acknowledges that this crime against humanity continues in western Sudan. In a speech that stressed the need for the U.S. to engage with the world, to reject "isolationism" and to confront "tyranny" and "evil"...Be the first to comment
In an effort to ensure that there will not be oil or gas drilling off of Floridaâ€™s Gulf Coast, Floridaâ€™s 2 U.S. Senators jointly announced new legislation today that would be a compromise of sorts â€“ the bill would permanently ban drilling off of much the stateâ€™s coast in exchange for allowing drilling in some areas now off-limits that are thought to be rich in oil and natural gas reserves.
Officially, the bill would ban drilling within 260 miles of the...Be the first to comment
Among those gathering locally to watch the Presidentâ€™s speech last night was a group of Democrats who convened at MacDintonâ€™s in South Tampa to discuss how they could use their frustration with the current political scene into something positive later this year.
The concept of so-called â€œMeet Upsâ€? began a couple of years ago, and were led in part by supporters for Howard Dean. By logging onto the web, â€œDeaniacsâ€? were able to spread the w...Be the first to comment