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U.S. MILITARY INCURSIONS IN CENTRAL AMERICA: WERE THEY A DRESS REHEARSAL FOR INVASION OF IRAQ? Author Greg Grandin is interviewed by WMNF's Rob Lorei08/09/06
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S FOREIGN POLICY IS TO TRY TO SPREAD DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST.... BUT THE MANY OF THE ARCHITECTS OF THIS WORLD VIEW ARE VETERANS OF PAST REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATIONS AND PREVIOUS INCURSIONS INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA.... WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THE CURRENT FOREIGN POLICY IN JUST A MOMENT.... FIRST UP TODAY- HISTORIAN GREG GRANDIN, AUTHOR OF THE NEW BOOK "EMPIRE'S WORKSHOP: LATIN AMERICA THE UNITED STATES AND THE RISE OF NEW IMPERIALISM". IN THE BOOK GRAN...Be the first to comment
Tomorrow it will be one year since an appeals court in Atlanta threw out the convictions of a group of men known as the Cuban Five. In 1998 they were charged with espionage and conspiracy to commit murder, among other things. Today they are still in US prisons and an advocacy group renewed calls for their release.
ACT: here a new trial is mandatedÃ¢â¬Â¦ perfect storm of community sentimentÃ¢â¬Â¦ merged with improper prosecutorial sentiment
That was Gloria La Riva, the coo...Be the first to comment
Jewish supporters of Tampa Congressman Jim Davis spoke before reporters today to rebuff a sugar industry-funded political group that helped pay for fliers attacking him for missing a vote supporting Israel.
Yesterday (Monday) in South Florida Ã¢â¬â home to a large percentage of Jewish voters Ã¢â¬â local households received a mail piece entitled, Ã¢â¬Å"Jim Davis Fails to Condemn Attacks Against Israel."
The flier said that when Congress voted to condemn Hezbollah's r...Be the first to comment
Last night in Naples, GOP Senate candidate Will McBride went after Katherine Harris, demanding that she write an apology to him and to all Latino voters in Florida for letting someone in her campaign ask a question at a candidates forum about his ethnicity last week.
Last Friday in North Reddington Beach, during the Q&A portion of the Forum of the Senate candidates, a supporter of Harris named Jackie Brownhill accused McBride of changing his name from Rodriguez to McBride.
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A group pushing a proposal to create an elected County Mayor position in Hillsborough County failed today to collect enough valid signatures on its petitions, meaning it will NOT be on this NovemberÃ¢â¬â¢s ballot.
The Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections, Buddy Johnson announced today that The group Taking Back Taking Back Hillsborough Political Committee fell 3,034 valid signatures short of the required 37,202 to put the question on the November ballot.
The campaign to ...Be the first to comment
While most of the older, larger Jewish groups in the U.S. support Israel's policies in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories there are some newer groups working to secure a peaceful future in Israel and the surrounding countries. One of those groups is Jewish Voices For Peace. It's director of education and policy, Mitchell Plitnick joined us for this hour to discuss the aims of the group. On the group's website it describes its purpose as:
"Jewish Voice for Peace is a diverse and democ...Be the first to comment
The Poll will remain open in Connecticut until 8 PM tonight as Democratic voters are choosing whether or not to keep 18 year Senator Joe Lieberman or vote him out of officeÃ¢â¬Â¦..Lieberman is being challenged by anti-war candidate Ned Lamont.
Today the Washington Post wrote that a Lamont victory would be the most significant primary defeat for an incumbent Democratic senator since Arkansas Sen. J. William Fulbright, one of the leading opponents of the Vietnam War, fell to then-Go...Be the first to comment
Dr. Carol Roberts invited medical intuitive Oly Schalow to this program to describe her field. Schalow described energy fields, some sample cases, whether two intutives can agree on a diagnosis and took calls and e-mails from listeners. Some listeners challenged Oly and others wholheartedly agreed with her.Be the first to comment
As the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah continues to dominate news headlines for the three and a half weeks since it began, yesterday in Clearwater a group of Jews and supporters of Israel marched to show solidarity with the Jewish state. As WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Roxanne Escobales reports, the feelings ran high as many spoke of the war against terror and the importance of Israel in the Middle East.
NAT SOUND: march song (bed)
On this hot and sticky Sunday afternoon, around 20...Be the first to comment
As the Hillsborough County Board of Commissioners decided last week to give preliminary approval for a massive new beltway to alleviate traffic concerns in the future, a news conference was taking place on the opposite side of I-4, where Governor Jeb Bush announced a deal that will bring commuter rail to the Orlando region.(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?in public lifeÃ¢â¬?)
The Florida Department of Transportation will oversee the design, construction and operation of the rail system w...Be the first to comment
Hillsborough County Commission candidate Joe Redner says he wants to move on after having a chair thrown at him on a cable access program over the weekend.
Redner was a guest on a program called Ã¢â¬ÅThe Bleepin TruthÃ¢â¬?, where he went up against a man named Tony Katz, who the Tampa Tribune describes as a Republican and internet radio host.
The two panelists, who have previously verbally dueled on the television show in the past, then got into over IsraelÃ¢â¬Â¦At one p...Be the first to comment
Last night the campaign for Republican Senate candidate Will McBride called for an apology from Katherine Harris, after a Harris campaign supporter asked why he had changed his name from Rodriguez to McBride.
The incident Ã¢â¬â originally reported on the Evening News last Friday, occurred at the Bellair WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Republican Club in North Reddington Beach during the Q&A portion of the forum.
In the release, McBride said, Ã¢â¬ÅThe real implication of the planted qu...Be the first to comment
Open Line discussion regarding the Lawrence Storer trial, the minimum wage and the Middle East conflict.Be the first to comment
Features Baris Douglas Curator of the Alex Haley Museum in Henning Tennessee (located 50 miles north of Memphis). Also open line discussion regarding was business owner Lawrence Storer's acting properly when he took matters in his own hands and ran down Jentavious Wilson killing him?Be the first to comment
Peace Progress Today - The Nobel WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Initiative
JODIE WILLIAMS, 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. The living women who are Nobel Peace Prize winners have joined to form The Nobel WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Initiative. Mary talked to Jodie Williams who won the prize for her work to abolish land mines both about her career and her recent efforts with Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner from Iran, to facilitate peace in both of their countries.Be the first to comment