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Senator Nelson to support Constitutional Amendment to ban flag desecretation by Mitch E.Perry

06/26/06

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up a vote on passing a Constitutional Amendment to ban the desecration of the American Flag this week….If the required 2/3rds of senators vote to approve the measure, then it will go to the states, where 3/4ths, or 38 states- must pass it.

The key question in Washington is if there is in fact, the 67 necessary votes for passage.

The chief proponent of the amendment, Utah Republican Orrin Hatch, says he thinks that he has the...

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SAUDI MEN WHO GOT ON SCHOOL BUS HAVE CHARGES DROPPED-Andrew Stelzer

06/26/06

The State attorneys office has decided not to prosecute two local residents who boarded a school bus in May, without knowing that in the United States, it wasn’t customary for adults to do so, as it was in their native Saudi Arabia. The case generated an immense amount of media attention because the men were from the Middle East. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

ACT “We believed from the beginning that this was a huge misunderstanding and they had no ill intentions..

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The Sunday Forum

06/25/06

Fratures an open forum regarding the resolution of issues that divide us.

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Interview

06/25/06

Guest Host Carolyn Lighty interviews "Becky" the girl friend of truck driver Jean Claude Meus (The Jean Claude Meus case. She also talks with the sister of the deceased women and child (Dana).

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Greg Palast lecture – Armed Madhouse - by Seán Kinane

06/25/06


Listen to the audio version of this story on the WMNF Evening News, it starts at 46:48 ...

M3U stream:
http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_060626_180001_6newsm_224.m3u

MP3:
http://www.wmnf.org/includes/playarchive.php?ArchiveId=2142&Type=MP3

On Saturday in the Fletcher Lounge at the Univ...

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"NO MORE TEARS, SISTER," POV film opens season. HELENE KLODAWSKY,filmmaker and SHIRAKA THIRANAGAMA, daughter of RAJANI w/ Mary Glenney, WS

06/24/06

Helene Klodawsky, filmmaker and Shiraka Thiranagama, younger daughter of Rajani. A story of love, revolution and betrayal, "No More Tears Sister" explores the price of truth in times of war. Set during the violent ethnic conflict that has enveloped Sri Lanka for decades, the film recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist Dr. Rajani Thiranagama who was gunned down at age 35. As Helene says, "When I went to Sri Lanka, I realized that most people were afraid t...

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FRANNIE WELLINGS, WHO WILL OWN THE INTERNET? w/ Mary Glenney, WS

06/24/06

Senate to Consider the Telecommunications Act or Who Will Own the Internet?

Frannie Wellings, Program Manager, Free Press. The San Francisco Chronicle reported today: A Senate vote on the controversial network neutrality issue was delayed Thursday, with a resolution not expected until Tuesday.

The net neutrality issue, which has captivated and divided the tech industry for months, pits content providers like Google, which want all traffic to move across the Internet for the same price,...

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ON THIS EARTH: LORNA BRACEWELL and VENUS JONES w/ Mary and Arlene, Women's Show

06/24/06

On This Earth – Art to Enlighten, Inform and Empower – Benefit for Pinellas Habitat for Humanity: Lorna Bracewell, singer/songwriter and host of “On the Earth� and Venus Jones, poet.
"On this Earth" is a concert series aimed at enlightening and empowering audiences to make a difference "on this earth" in their local community. The June 24th concert benefits Pinellas Habitat for Humanity. Lorna Bracewell will host the event –Venus Jones, award-winning poet...

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TAMPA HEIGHTS, FRIDAY, 23 JUNE 2006, Stan Davis

06/23/06

It was a love-fest at Tampa City Hall Thursday night.



The City Council—still enjoying the afterglow of its passage of the Central Park Community Redevelopment District that morning –gathered to hear public comment on redeveloping 48 acres of Tampa Heights as a mixed-use community.



The project envisions the construction of 1,900 low and high-rise residential units, plus parks, stores, community facilities, and even an entire mile of Mayor Iorio’s ...

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Senator Bill Nelson reacts to NY Times story on Bush Administration tapping into financial records of Americans by Mitch E. Perry

06/23/06

Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson reacted today to the reports in several major newspapers today about the Bush administration, which, relying on a presidential declaration of emergency, has secretly been tapping into a vast global database of confidential financial transactions for nearly five years.

Initiated shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, the surveillance program has used a broad new interpretation of the Treasury Department's administrative powers to bypass traditional banking pr...

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Nelson on Immigration by Mitch E. Perry

06/23/06

US News & World Report is reporting that the announcement from House Republicans earlier this week that there will be public hearings around the nation this summer on immigration reform had its roots in GOP fears over the midterm elections.

The hearings are expected to delay negotiations on reconciling the enforcement-only House immigration bill with the Senate version that has rankled many conservatives because it includes provisions for millions of illegal immigrants to become U.S....

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Author of new guide to All Things Tampa Bay by Mitch E. Perry

06/23/06

For many people who come from other parts of the country, especially big cities, the Tampa Bay Area can be a challenging place to live, at least initially.

Somebody who is aware of that and wants to help be part of celebrating all that there is to do and be in the area, is Eric Strum.

Sturm is a co-founder of the Downtown After 6 Events, sits on the advisory board of Creative Tampa Bay, and is the author of the new guide, “Access Tampa Bay: The Networking Guide ...

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INTERVIEW WITH INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER GREG PALAST

06/22/06

GREG PALAST REPORTS FOR THE BBC'S NEWSNIGHT PROGRAM, HE ALSO WRITES FOR ENGLAND'S GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER AND HARPER'S MAGAZINE. HIS PREVIOUS BOOK - THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY WAS A BEST SELLER IN THIS COUNTRY. HE'S WRITTEN A NEW BOOK CALLED ARMED MADHOUSE (Dutton) --- WHICH TOUCHES ON A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS (WHICH CAME UP IN THIS INTERVIEW) INCLUDING: ELECTION MANIPULATION IN 2000, 2004 AND POSSIBLY IN 2006 AND 2008; WHETHER PEAK OIL IS REAL; THE SIZE OF THE WORLD'S OIL RESERVES; THE POSS...

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Off shore Oil Drilling Comes closer to Florida? by Mitch E. Perry

06/22/06

A proposal that could bring offshore drilling within 50 miles of the Florida. coastline easily passed a congressional committee yesterday, and the entire House is expected to support the issue when it comes before the floor next week (roll tape#1 o.q.�legislation�)

Richard Charter is the Co-Chair of the National OCS Coalition, which opposes more offshore drilling…He says the current moratorium on off shore drilling that is supposed to last until the year 2012 woul...

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Off shore Oil drilling a closer possibility? By Mitch E. Perry

06/22/06

A proposal that could bring offshore drilling within 50 miles of the Florida. coastline easily passed a congressional committee yesterday, and the entire House is expected to support the issue when it comes before the floor next week (roll tape#1 o.q.�legislation�)

Richard Charter is the Co-Chair of the National OCS Coalition, which opposes more offshore drilling…He says the current moratorium on off shore drilling that is supposed to last until the year 2012 woul...

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