News & Public Affairs05/17/06
As the founder of the Federation of Americans for immigration reform, The center for immigration studies, and Numbers USA, some of the more powerful anti immigration groups, John Tanton is credited as being the father of the modern anti-immigration movement. In the early 1970â€™s Tanton was an environmentalist who was worried about population control, but over time his ideas to stop illegal immigration attracted people more motivated by racism, and the notion that the US should keep foreigne...Be the first to comment
An organizer for the Plant City-based Immigrants United For Freedum (ILUF) Blanca Gonzalez discussed the President's speech on immigration last night. She said his plan for increased border patrols was not likely to stop people from trying to cross the border illegally. She says the goal of her group is to bring families together- families that have been separated when one member comes to the u.S. loooking for gainful work. Gonzalez said the number of deaths at the border is on the increase b...Be the first to comment
A coalition of marine and environmental groups today called for a formal policy on protecting the masses of unwanted fish and wildlife caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
Speaking at a press conference in downtown St. Petersburg and taking part in a National Marine Fisheries Service workshop that addresses these issues, the coalition warned of the economic and ecological effects on the Gulf if this problem were allowed to continue.
Mary - anne Cufone is a fisheries consultant wi...Be the first to comment
40 years ago, there was no public debate on immigration in the UniteD States, and in fact, there were no experts. In the early 1970â€™s a man from Michigan founded several groups that would become the backbone of the modern anti-immigration movement. John Tanton was, and still is a member of the sierra club, and he was concerned about the overpopulation of the planet. Tanton is the subject of an article of the May issue of In These Times Magazine, written by senior editor Chris Hayes. In ...Be the first to comment
The Florida wildlife Federation has conducted what they say is the first poll of hunters and Anglers asking whether they are concerned about Global warming. According to the poll, those who spend time, and often make their living in the wild, are personally seeing the effects of global warming, and are increasingly concerned. Manly Fuller is the president of the Florida wildlife federation. ACT-Fuller â€œOne of the groups that has the most to lose is huntersâ€¦we have (numbers), jobs, dol...Be the first to comment
Freedom of the Press Under Attack: Government Begins Tracking Phone Calls of Journalists
ABC News reported on Monday that a senior federal law enforcement had revealed that the government is now tracking phone calls made by journalists from the New York Times, Washington Post and ABC News. We speak with Brian Ross, chief investigative reporter at ABC News.
Militarizing the Border: Bush Calls For 6,000 National Guard Troops to Deploy to U.S.-Mexican Border
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Two Biblical Kings: 'David and Solomon'
Two archaeologists test the historical accuracy of some of the Bible's oldest stories in a new book, David and Solomon. Neil Asher Silberman talks about the findings in the book he co-authored with Israel Finkelstein.
'The Lemon Tree' Tells Mideast History Via Friendship Sandy Tolan talks about his book The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East. The account grew out of a 1998 NPR documentary in which Tolan reported on a...Be the first to comment
MARGOT KIDDER on the Montana Women For march in Bozeman. Then, are George W. and Barry Bonds getting away with bending rules or breaking laws as they pursue their goals? The Boston Globe's CHARLIE SAVAGE, who broke the story on W.ignoring hundreds of laws and Nation contributor and sports writer DAVE ZIRIN. Then author KRISTEN ROWE-FINKBEINER on her new book The Motherhood Manifesto, on what's not working for working parents and how to fix it.Be the first to comment
This week on CounterSpin, the weekly radio show of FAIR:
Broadcast dates: 5/12/06-5/18/06
Guests: David Sirota on "Hostile Takeover" Tim Redmond on MediaNews
This week on CounterSpin: big money and big corruption in Washington. It's not a new story, but a new book tries to tackle the latest scandals in Washington. We'll speak to David Sirota about his book "Hostile Takeover," and about what kind of advice pundits will be giving the Democrats this election year.
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Last week, when President bush was in Sun City center, speaking about the Medicaid part D prescription drug plan, a few dozen protestors were present at the entrance to the Kings Point gated community at which Bush spoke. They held signs for various causes, but mostly regarding the Part D plan, which has been filled with problems since its launch.
Since then, several of the protestors have created astir on the internet with claims that when the presidents motorcade passed by them, a man...Be the first to comment
EMANCIPATION DAY, MONDAY, 15 MAY 2006
Earlier today, the City of Tampa Black History Committee hosted its fourth annual Florida Emancipation Day celebration at the Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
Lincolnâ€™s Emancipation Proclamation was read, in its entirety, by a group of eight speakers, including Mayor Pam Iorio and Councilman John Dingfelder.
Stan Davis was there and filed this reportâ€¦
The chairman of the African Peopleâ€™s Socialist party recently arrived back from a solidarity building trip to Southern Africa. At a press conference today, Omali Yeshitela, who is also founder of the Uhuru movement, spoke in the heart of south St. Petersburg about his attempts to unify Africans across the globe. WMNFâ€™s Roxanne Escobales reports on why the Uhurus would like to see the U.S. and European countries taken to an international tribunal and made to repay Africans worldwide for co...Be the first to comment
INTRO: In 1957, Herbert L. Matthews of the New York Times â€“ considered of the best foreign correspondents of his time â€“ tracked down Fidel Castro in Cubaâ€™s Sierra Maesta mountains and returned with what was considered the scoop of the century. His heroic portrayal of Castro- thought to have died in a botched raid months earlier â€“ had a powerful effect on American perceptions of Cuba, both in and out of government. It also had an impact on the fall of the Batista regime and Castroâ€...Be the first to comment
Tampa Entrepreneur and activist Joe Redner announced today his candidacy for the Hillsborough County Commission county wide seat held by incumbent Chairman Jim Norman. (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?the developers â€œ)
Speaking in front of the County Center in downtown Tampa, Redner literally unveiled his platform, reading from what he is calling his Contract with the voters of Hillsborough County.
It contains 8 provisions, including his goal of making mass transportation the number o...Be the first to comment
Open forum featuring the Connie Barton issue and othe headline issues.Be the first to comment