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Diane Wilson, Fisherwoman, Code Pink w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

07/15/06

Diane talked with us about the importance of the fast to bring attention to the importance of bringing the troops home. She talked about the reactions of people passing by their protest across from the White House and the number of people, including active military, that sat down to join them and talk about the issues with the war in Iraq.

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Cindy Sheehan w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

07/15/06

Cindy talked about the Troops Home Fast and the difficulties of fasting while travelling.

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Ellen Perry, filmmaker, "The Fall of Fujimori" w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

07/15/06

Ellen talked about the making of the film and her inspiration to make the film after seeing the Bush administration - similarities and differences in Fujimori and W. She talked about the challenges she faced finding people to talk about Fujimori, eventually leading to many hours of interviews with Fujimori in Japan.

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Michele Smith, Women's Softball w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

07/15/06

Michele talked about her career in Women's Softball, softball in the Olympics and the impending elimination of the sport from the Olympics and her induction into the Softball Hall of Fame.

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Vets for Peace get chance to discuss alternatives to military in Pinellas schools - By Mitch E. Perry

07/14/06

A year and a half old battle for anti-war activists to get access to high School students on Pinellas County school campuses may soon turn in their favor.

On Thursday, the Pinellas County School Board gave ‘tentative’ support to allow members of the group Veterans for Peace come on campus and speak to students, allowing equal time as it were with military recruiters. Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, schools have been required to provide students' names, te...

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PORT SAFETY BROWN BAG DISCUSSION-Andrew Stelzer

07/14/06

The USF college of Marine science held their monthly brown bag luncheon series today, featuring 3 speakers on the topic of Port Safety, and focusing on the Gulf of Mexico. Gary Springer, the president of the Gulf of Mexico States partnership, said that because 94 percent of the trade taking place under NAFTA is overland, the importance of ports is underestimated, which was reveled after hurricane Katrina.

ACT “All you have to do is kill shipping channel off near the port of N...

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State Human Rights Commission warns Avon Park on illegal immigrant Ordinance by Mitch E. Perry

07/14/06

Last night, the Evening News broadcast a story on the Florida city of Avon Park’s proposed new ordinance clamping down hard on illegal immigration.

The measure – closely modeled on a similar proposal in Hazeltown, Pensylvania, would deny business permits to companies that knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The ordinance would also make English the official language of Avon Park, removing Spanish from all city documents, signs, and automated phone messages.

M...

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Hillsborough County Commission candidate Dorothy “Nicolle� Admire Interview by Mitch E.Perry

07/14/06

As Tom Scott leaves his Hillsborough County District 3 seat this year due to term limits,There are several people trying to replace him on the board, as Scott now runs for a County wide seat.

Republican Ken Anthony is running against Democrats Kevin White, Chloe Coney and Dorothy “Nicolle Admire.

Who is Dorothy “Nicolle “ Admire? She came by the WMNF studios to talk about herself, and her campaign for District III (roll tape#1 o.q.�I’m not g...

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Orange County bars housing bias against gays by Mitch E. Perry

07/13/06

As we reported last night, the Orange County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a fair-housing ordinance that prohibits discrimination against gays.

In addition to sexual orientation, the new ordinance also adds disability and familial status to race, color, religion, gender and national origin. Familial status includes pregnant women and family size.

Orange now joins Monroe, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Leon counties in adding sexual orientation to their fair-hous...

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EYEWITNESSES DESCRIBE MILITARY AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN LEBANON AND GAZA

07/13/06

Our guests: Dr. Mona El-Farra and Pilar Saad gave us two perspectives on the growing crisis in the Middle East.

Dr. MONA EL-FARRA, http://fromgaza.blogspot.com A physician and community activist in northern Gaza, El-Farra wrote in Monday's Boston Globe: "Most Gazans ... believe that Israel's latest assault was pre-planned, that the soldier's capture is merely a trigger. Israel dropped thousands of shells on Gaza, killing women, children and old people, long before his capture. This ...

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Tampa Heights Project has one critic by Mitch E. Perry

07/13/06

Public outrage about eminent domain abuses led state legislators earlier this year to pass an eminent domain reform bill to limit the powers of local government entities.

That law signed by Governor Bush now makes it more difficult for municipalities to take private property through eminent domain and turn it over to other private entities.

Today at the Tampa City Council, one property owner invoked Jeb and George W. Bush’s name in criticizing the possibility of em...

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Marco Rubio on Property Insurance crises by Mitch E. Perry

07/13/06

Last night on the Evening News, we interviewed Marco Rubio, the incoming Speaker of the House in the Florida Legislature. Rubio and 2 other Republican House colleagues are going around the state, having “idearaisers� –their collecting ideas from Floridians about ways that government can make life better for Floridians. They have a website – 100ideas.org – and will collect the 100 best ideas and publish them in a book.

These days there is perhaps no h...

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Big cat rescue & related legislation--TALKING ANIMALS

07/12/06

Interview with Tippi Hedren--perhaps still best known as the star Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," but for more than 30 years she's operated the Shambala Preserve, an 80-acre sanctuary in California for endangered big cats and other animals--discussed a bit of Shambala's history, the steps leading to Shambala providing a new home for the tigers Michael Jackson had been keeping at Neverland), animal-related legislation she's working on and championing, and more

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NEO-NAZI AND HATE GROUPS JOINING THE U.S. MILITARY

07/12/06

Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists have increasingly been able to infiltrate the U.S. military due to recruitment pressures created by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a watchdog group said on Friday (July 7).

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist activities in the United States, said thousands of hate group members are now in the armed forces, especially in the Army, increasing the threat of domestic terrorism.

"There is mounting evidence that military recruiters an...

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MEDICARE PART D DONUT HOLE REPORT-Andrew Stelzer

07/12/06

When the new Medicare part d prescription drug plan went into effect at the beginning of this year, one of the dire warnings from consumer advocates was of the donut hole. When someone has spent more than 2,250 dollars on prescriptions for the year, the next 2,850 dollars must come out of their own pocket before the coverage kicks back in. This summer, seniors and others began hitting the donut hole, and according to a new report by the institute for America’s future, more and more A...

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