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Felicity Hill, Greenpeace and Jennifer Nordstrom, WILPF -Gender and Weapons of Mass Destruction w/ Mary Glenney, WS06/17/06
Gender and Weapons of Mass Destruction â€“ The Connections Between Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Power
Felicity Hill, International Political Adviser on Nuclear and Disarmament Issues, Greenpeace. "No notion of controlling and safeguarding the production, transport, and use of nuclear weapons material can ever be 100 percent guaranteed," said Felicity Hill, following the release of the 231-page report Blix submitted to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Felicity was a Peace & Security A...Be the first to comment
House Rejects Net Neutrality â€“ The First Amendment of the Internet
Jeannine Kenney, Senior Policy Analyst, Consumers Union. The House of Representatives by a vote of 321 to 101 voted for the COPE act(Communications opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement) last week with no meaningful net-neutrality protections. What might that mean to all of us? Tune in to hear what Jeannine Kenney thinks...and hint we are not only talking money here-but content as well . . . Will we allow provide...Be the first to comment
Vicki Santa will join Arlene and Mary in a tribute to the Dedication of the new WMNF Building. And please join us Saturday afternoon for the Dedication Ceremonies and tours of the new building. See the celebration walls and the Peopleâ€™s Patio. Maggi, Pierce & EJ will provide live music.
www.wmnf.org. For map of area: http://www.wmnf.org/events/index.php?Action=Detail&ID=264.
The Womenâ€™s Show also pays tribute to long-time WMNF volunteer and Womenâ€™s Show suppo...Be the first to comment
The United states-Spain council, a group that promotes relations between the two countries, is holding its annual forum in Tampa this weekend. The keynote speaker to kick off the conference was US secretary of Commerce, Carlos Gutierrez. Gutierrez opened his speech by applauding the recent trip his boss, president Bush took to Iraq. He said the trip highlighted the progress made in that country.
ACT â€œWeâ€™ve already seen a great deal of progress by every measure..the...Be the first to comment
A Florida church has began a campaign this week identifying supporters of a proposed Constitutional Amendment to ban same-sex marriage by publishing the names and addresses of 400,000 Florida residents in 60 counties.
The Jacksonville based Christ Church of Peace started the â€œKnow They Neighborâ€? initiative this week. They say the purpose is to stimulate dialogue between those who signed such a petition, and those who oppose such a law.
Tom Lang is the Co-Direc...Be the first to comment
Former Vice President Al Goreâ€™s new film, An Inconvenient Truth, which outlines the science and politics behind global climate change, opens today in Tampa. But a preview screening was shown last night to several hundred people at the Sunrise Cinemas at Old Hyde Park Village in Tampa. WMNFâ€™s SeÃ¡n Kinane reports.
â€˜Tony Blairâ€™s scientific advisor has said that â€œbecause of whatâ€™s happening in Greenland right now, the maps of the wor...Be the first to comment
Wednesday evening, some 75 people turned up at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center to hear Mayor Iorio and a group of consultants tell city residents what their plans are for Kiley Gardens and Curtis Hixon Park, as well as what they plan for a 6-to-7-block stretch of Ashley Drive.
WMNFâ€™s Stan Davis was there and filed this story.
[Actuality 1- Iorio- â€œâ€¦Many times, cities, theyâ€™ll do anythingâ€...
In March of 2004, the coronet company closed its phosphate min in plant city. Fro decades local residents had complained of health and environmental problems related to the site, but it wasnâ€™t until a lawsuit was filed that the plant finally closed. Earlier this month, the Florida department of health released the results of a study, which found that for at least the past 3 years, the area has been safe. This afternoon, angry residents confronted health department officials, and acc...Be the first to comment
The fate of a development plan for Tampaâ€™s Central Park Village and its surrounding neighborhood remains in question after the Tampa City Council today rejected a request by Hillsborough County Commissioner Tom Scott to add 2 elected county officials to the cityâ€™s Community Redvelopment Agency board.
The project will now go back before the Hillsborough County Commission next week â€“but time is running out. Thatâ€™s because the main developer â€“ Bank o...Be the first to comment
The Tampa City Council today voted to drop a discussion on possibly reducing property taxes in the city for the first time in 17 years.
Broken down, the proposal would mean a reduction on a $200,000 Tampa homeownerâ€™s property to about $23 annually.
For Councilwoman Mary Alvarez, that amount was far too small to engage in a serious discussion about providing tax relief (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?at this pointâ€?)
The proposal was initially brought forth 2 weeks...Be the first to comment
Today a number of residents came before the Tampa City Council to speak out against a move that could allow Tampa Bay Water to seek a permit to put treated wastewater into the Hillsborough River below where the drinking water is extracted.
The discussion about the River comes as as a study is about to be released about what minimal flow level should be set for the River. The City likes it at 10 cubic feet per second, while Swiftmud â€“ the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis...Be the first to comment
Keisha Pickett, a spokesperson for the Juneteenth celebration stopped by to discuss:
THE 100 Honors the Legacy of the late Mr. Herbert Carrington, Sr., 107 yrs. old, as its Father of the Year at 2nd Annual Juneteenth CelebrationMay 16, 2006-Tampa, FL- The 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay, Inc. host the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration at the Westin Harbour Island Hotel (formerly the Wyndham) on Sunday, June 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year the â€œThe 100â€? honors local men b...Be the first to comment
Bob Barker--perhaps best known as the longtime host of â€œThe Price Is Right,â€? but also revered for his decades-long work as an animal activist--discusses various aspects, and the early impact, of his establishing endowments for the study of animal rights law at several prominent law schools (Georgetown, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Columbia, Duke and Northwestern--with a $1 million donation to each school), his view on the issue of elephants at zoos and touches on other topics and lis...Be the first to comment
At the end of 2004, the Un estimated that there were almost 10 million refugees on the planetâ€”people who had to flee their home countries because of war, famine, natural disaster, or political or religious persecution. In the US, The President determines how many refugees are let into the country every year. In 2004, 70,000 was the allotment, but only around 52,000 were admitted. June 20th is world refugee day. To commemorate the day a week ahead of time here in Tampa, local offici...Be the first to comment
Although nationally the labor movement seems to be in tough shape, one local group of employees today voted to support being organized.
A group of Tampa area technicials at MasTec/Advanced Technologies voted to support being organized by the IBEW, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers . Patti Wilkins is an executive Board Member for Local Union 824 IBEW, which represents 4,000 telephone workers in about 5 counties. (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?get them a contractâ€?)
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