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MEMBERS OF TAMPA'S JEWISH COMMUNITY AND AN ISRAELI CITIZEN DISCUSS THE CURRENT CRISIS IN LEBANON, ISRAEL AND GAZA07/19/06
Jack Ross of the Tampa Jewish Federation, Marty Altner, VP of PRIMER (Promoting Responsibility in Middle East Reporting) and Yohanon Kishon who lives in Naharia, Israel which is about six miles south of the Lebanese border. Kishon has sent his family away as Hezbollah rockets have rained on his community during the past week. One man from his neighborhood was killed yesterday. They discussed the Israeli actions in Lebanon and Gaza, the Hamas election victory, and use of the term "collective p...Be the first to comment
Hillsborough Countyâ€™s First ever internal performance auditor, Kathleen Mathews, kept her job â€“ barely â€“ today after County Commissioners discussed her job status in the wake of a scalding Human Resources Department report that says her office is run ineffectively, and that her leadership skills are lacking.
Matthews was hired back in 2003 after the position was created as an amendment to the County Charter the year before. But complaints and criticism led to ...Be the first to comment
Hillsborough County Commissioners are now one step away from raising impact fees for the first time in 19 years.
The Board is now poised to vote next Tuesday on raising impact fees from their current $196 fee to nearly $4,000 over the next 2 years.
The vote to move the issue forward passed 6-1 , with only Ronda Storms opposing.
But it was Commissioner Brian Blair who objected the most. Although always skeptical about raising the fees, Blair used last month...Be the first to comment
Tampa Musician and newspaper editor Mike Oâ€™Neill has passed away.
The 42 year old Oâ€™Neill reportadley committed suicide last night by jumping off the Sunshine Skyway. He left a note for his sister.
Lee Courtney is the Music Director At WMNFâ€¦.He says that everybody in the music community will sorely miss Oâ€™ Neill (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?see that that happenedâ€?)
Oâ€™Neill played with a number of bands over the past 3 decades, incl...Be the first to comment
JOHN STEMBERGER IS A FORMER POLITICAL DIRECTOR OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF FLORIDA. HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA FAMILY POLICY COUNCIL, A CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN GROUP THAT TRIED TO KEEP TERRI SCHIAVO ALIVE LAST YEAR AND IS ACTIVE IN THE CAMPAIGN TO PUT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ON FLORIDA'S BALLOT TO BAN SAME SEX MARRIAGE. IN A RECENT ARTICLE IN HUMAN EVENTS MAGAZINE HE SAID, (Gubernatorial candidate) "CHARLIE CRIST IS A CONSERVATIVE IMPOSTER". Stemberger goes on to say,"Tom Gallagher (who...Be the first to comment
Gainsville State Senator Rod Smith began a state wide bus tour today, starting out in Pensacola, and ending the week in Miami.
Smith will appear in Tampa tomorrow night, at Mise En Place, the French Restaurant and Democratic Party stronghold across the street from the University of Tampa, at 8PM. The public is invited.
Today Smith strongly defended his environmental credentials in a conversation with WMNF. Thatâ€™s after it was mentioned to him that one reason that th...Be the first to comment
Over the past week, doctors across the country have kicked off a campaign to prevent cuts to the amount which they are reimbursed by the federal government for caring for Medicare patients. This morning, several doctors gathered at St Joes Womenâ€™s hospital in Tampa, to get the word out that the quality of healthcare for millions of Americans at risk. Dr. Jeremy Lazarus, the vice speaker of the American Medical Association and a professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado He...Be the first to comment
In an opinion piece in todayâ€™s NY Times, Edward Luttwak, a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, wrote that Iran â€“ by wanting to divert attention from its nuclear ambitions- â€œundoubtadley sanctioned Hezbollahâ€™s adventurism into Israel last week.â€?
Over 6 weeks, the U.S. and itâ€™s European Allies confronted Iran about their nuclear program â€“ which Iran insists is for peaceful, energy only purposes. Bu...Be the first to comment
WMNFs Andrew Steler went downtown at lunch hour today, to ask members of the general public their thoughts on whats been happening in Israel, Palestine and Lebanon over the past few weeks, what they think might happen in the future, and what the United States role should be.
ISRAEL VOX POPBe the first to comment
Dale Gulden of Solar Direct joined the Sustainable Living program today (with Jon Butts) to discuss the tax breaks and rebates contained in Florida's new energy bill. Gulden also discussed questions about solar water heaters; household solar collectors; conservation; metering; hurricanes and solar panels; hiring a solar contractor; battery storage; and calculating the savings from installing solar units.Be the first to comment
Ali Ansari is a member of the modern history faculty at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He spoke to WMNF today about Iranâ€™s connections with the Islamic militant group Hezbollah (roll tape#
AA: Well I think thereâ€™s no doubt that Iran certainly helps finance, Iâ€™m not sure about the Quantity of money these days but they certainly have been providing weapons to Hezbollah. I think where we have to be a little more careful about this is whether Iran had a dir...Be the first to comment
Features guest Michelle Patty-community activist. Show discussed the family of Stevie Dale whose body was removed from Memorial Park Cementary. Guest Dr.Love discussed a future appearence on the subject of diabetes. Guest Willard Steele discussed the history of the Seminole Indian Tribes in Florida.Be the first to comment
The subject of this show is an Open Forum on the Middle East Crisis.Be the first to comment
Dr. Bruce Epstein of Tampa Bay PRIMER (Promoting Responsibility In Middle East Reporting)joined Marc and Kevin on the Sunday Simcha to discuss the Israeli point of view concerning the current Israel-Lebanon conflict. Many "news" outlets are offering misinformation about this situation, and Bruce helped set the record straight.
In this second section, they are joined via telephone by Rivkie Kaplan, a mother of 5 whose home was hit by a Lebanese missile 3 days ago. Rivkie tells us about th...Be the first to comment
Dr. Bruce Epstein of Tampa Bay PRIMER (Promoting Responsibility In Middle East Reporting)joined Marc and Kevin on the Sunday Simcha to discuss the Israeli point of view concerning the current Israel-Lebanon conflict. Many "news" outlets are offering misinformation about this situation, and Bruce helped set the record straight.Be the first to comment