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ST. PETERSBURG OFFICIALS ATTACK HOMELESS CAMP

01/23/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Last Friday, St. Petersburg police and fire officials attacked a homeless tent city camp in downtown. They tore down and dismantled a camp which was the home to several dozen people. Activists Rev. Bruce Wright and Eric Rubin who have been advocating for the homeless joined WMNF's Rob Lorei in this segment to discuss the city's actions, the Mayor's role and what the homeless need to make a transition to permanent housing.

To Contact Rev. Bruce Wright call: 727 278 1457&n...

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HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOLS GET MONEY TO CLOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAP by Roxanne Escobales

01/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

And now for the weather… it’s currently 71 degrees and mostly cloudy. Tonight cloudy with a slight chance of showers, lows in the upper 50s. Tomorrow, cloudy, with occasional showers, highs in the mid-60s.

 

I’m Roxanne Escobales,...

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LEGISLATURE PASSES INSURANCE BILL by Roxanne Escobales

01/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

After meeting for its special session on property insurance, the state legislature passed legislation that would increase the state’s role in the insurance company. Governor Charlie Crist is likely to sign the bill into law.

 

ACT: “We&r...

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City Council candidate gets $20,000 from 1 source by Mitch E. Perry

01/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

The St Petersburg Times reported today that Tampa City Council candidate Julie Brown has received $20,000 in campaign contributions from relatives and associates of one person – local car dealer Jason Kuhn.

 

All of those employees gave the max...

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Al-Arian held in contempt of court; now on hunger strike by Mitch E. Perry

01/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Sami Al-Arian has begun a hunger strike after being held in contempt for refusing to testify before a grand jury in Virginia.

The group the Tampa Bay Coalition for Justice and Peace issued a press release today saying Al-Arian was held in contempt yesterday and has started his second hunger strike to protest “continued government harassment

The f...

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Media critic bashes MSM, says indepedent media only trusted source by Mitch E. Perry

01/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

In the 3 days since Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President, the New York Senator has dominated mainstream media coverage. 

 

That follows the ecstatic media reception to Bar...

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Memorial Service for Two Slain Homeless Men from Tent City -- by Seán Kinane

01/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Over 3 million men, women, and children were homeless in the United States during the past year, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. Those numbers are increasing as affordable housing and jobs paying a living wage decline. Violent crimes against the homeless are prevalent. Recent events surrounding a tent city in St Petersburg provide a reminder of the difficulties and dangers fa...

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Liberal radio talk show host loses show by Mitch E. Perry

01/22/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

In recent years Tampa Bay Area citizens wanting to get some liberal talk radio have had very few choices.   

Now they have even less.

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Linda Saul Sena essentially re-elected by Mitch E. Perry

01/22/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Last week the Tampa City Council voted unanimously to determine whether banning  sex offenders from moving into the City of Tampa is constitutional.

 

That vote came after the Council begin discussing late last year a proposal to ex...

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Jesse Jackson at USF -- by Seán Kinane

01/19/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Last night the Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Jackson’s lecture, called “Making the American Dream A Reality,” is part of USF’s week-long celebration of the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. WMNF’s Seán Kinane files this report.

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HAS PRESIDENT BUSH VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAWS?

01/18/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

 

In This segment, WMNF's Rob Lorei interviewed JOHN QUIGLEY.

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Professor of law at Ohio State University, Quigley is author of numerous books including "The Ruses for War: American Interventionism Since World War II." He said today: "In the Authorization for Us...

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TAMPA WANTS TO BAN SEX OFFENDERS by Roxanne Escobales

01/18/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council discussed at length a proposed ordinance that would further restrict where registered sex offenders can live. Many council members would like to see...

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Hillsborough Commissioner wants to bring up ethics reform by Mitch E. Perry

01/18/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

 

 

Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higgenbotham’s attempt to get ban gifts among a package of ethics reform is off to a slow start after the freshman Commissioner failed to get the proposal on today’s agenda.

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Citizen blasts Hillsborough County Commission as "appalling" after recognizing Robert E. Lee's birthday by Mitch E. Perry

01/18/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

An African-American attorney criticized  Hillsborough County commissioners this morning for publicly recognizing Robert E. Lee’s bicentennial birthday before honoring local community activist James A. Hammond, who is black.

The commission meeting began this morning with a public ceremony honoring local members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Daughters of the .</font...

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Property Tax Spending Cap becomes closer to reality in Hillsborough County by Mitch E. Perry

01/18/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Hillsborough County Commissioner took their first step towards putting a cap on County spending as a way to lower property taxes.

 

The idea, first conceived by Commission Chairman Jim Norman last month, would tie the amount of property tax money tha...

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