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Felicity Hill, Greenpeace and Jennifer Nordstrom, WILPF -Gender and Weapons of Mass Destruction w/ Mary Glenney, WS

06/17/06

Gender and Weapons of Mass Destruction – 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 Adviso...

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House Rejects Net Neutrality - Jeannine Kenney, Consumers Union w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/17/06

House Rejects Net Neutrality – 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 providers to...

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Big Day for WMNF – Building Dedication from Noon to 3 pm - Women's Show

06/17/06

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 People’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 Women’s Show also pays tribute to long-time WMNF volunteer and Women’s Show supporter, Dave Roos...

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US SECRETARY OF COMMERCE SPEAKS AT US-SPAIN COUNCIL MEETING-Andrew Stelzer

06/16/06

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 “We’ve already seen a great deal of progress by every measure..the economy ...

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Florida Church names names of Gay Marriage Critics

06/16/06

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 “Know They Neighbor� 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-Director of ...

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An Inconvenient Truth – Al Gore’s Film - by Seán Kinane

06/16/06


Former Vice President Al Gore’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. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports.

‘Tony Blair’s scientific advisor has said that “because of what’s happening in Greenland right now, the maps of the world would have to be redrawn.â€...

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WATERFRONT PARK & ASHLEY DRIVE, WEDNESDAY, 14 JUNE 2006, Stan Davis

06/15/06

Lead:

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.


WMNF’s Stan Davis was there and filed this story.

[roll tape…]

[Actuality 1- Iorio- “…Many times, cities, they’ll do anything… our civic space.�] <...

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PLANT CITY RESIDENTS OUTRAGED BY NEW CORONET REPORT-Andrew Stelzer

06/15/06

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 wasn’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 accused ...

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Plan to redevelop Central Park Village in Tampa still alive by Mitch E. Perry

06/15/06

The fate of a development plan for Tampa’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 city’s Community Redvelopment Agency board.

The project will now go back before the Hillsborough County Commission next week –but time is running out. That’s because the main developer – Bank of America – says they n...

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Potential to cut Property Taxes in Tampa dead by Mitch E. Perry

06/15/06

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 homeowner’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.�at this point�)

The proposal was initially brought forth 2 weeks ago by Cou...

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Hillsborough River discussed at Tampa City Council by Mitch E.Perry

06/15/06

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 – the Southwest Florida Water Management District...

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CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH THIS SUNDAY

06/15/06

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 “The 100� honors local men by estab...

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Endowments for study of animal rights law at prominent law schools--TALKING ANIMALS

06/14/06

Bob Barker--perhaps best known as the longtime host of “The Price Is Right,� 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 listener q...

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REFUGEES SPEAK IN ADVANCE OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY-Andrew Stelzer

06/14/06

At the end of 2004, the Un estimated that there were almost 10 million refugees on the planet—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 officials, ...

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DirecTV Installers Getting Chance to Unionize by Mitch E. Perry

06/14/06

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.�get them a contract�)

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