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PRIVATE COMPANIES HAVE THEIR EYES ON THE NATION'S ROAD SYSTEM

01/17/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

The federal government hasn't raised the gas tax (currently 18.4 cents/gallon) since the mid-1990s, leaving states holding the bag for maintaining the nation's deteriorating highways. But state legislatures have no more will to raise taxes and/or tolls than the feds, reports Mother Jones magazine. The result: With a big push from investment banking firms like Goldman Sachs, states are beginning to sell public highways to private companies and/or enter into partnerships with private...

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ROE V WADE LAWYER SPEAKS IN TAMPA by Roxanne Escobales

01/17/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Next Monday marks the 34th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court Ruling that legalized abortion. Lawyer Sarah Weddington was just 27 when she argued that case in Washington. Today in Tampa she spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood about the historic Supreme Court decision in 1973. She also warned that work to protect the rights she fought for is not over.

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Crist doesn't reject Universal Health Care plan by Mitch E. Perry

01/17/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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 Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros as Secretary of the Department of Health and Florida’s first Surgeon General.

At the news conference where she was introduced, Dr. Viamonte Ros  who graduated from the University of Miami, the University of M...

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Bob Buckhorn says Barack Obama is NOT the "Anti-Hillary"

01/17/07
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Fresh off her weekend trip to Iraq, New York Democratic Senator Hilary Clinton

Today called President Bush’s new plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Baghdad, “a losing strategy” and a &l...

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Dick Greco decides Not to Run for Mayor by Mitch E. Perry

01/17/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Ending months of speculation, former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco announced this afternoon that he will NOT run for Mayor against incumbent Pam Iorio.

 

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Insurance debate continues by Mitch E. Perry

01/17/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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One of the main proposals that has come out of the State Senate dealing with Florida’s Insurance crises is a new  program that would have the state take on much of the risk

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Candidate faces extra challenge in running against Iorio by Mitch E. Perry

01/17/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The first declared candidate to challenge Mayor Iorio in her re-election bid was Tampa Police Department Captain  Marion Serious Lewis.

 

But the Iorio administration – quoting a state law - says that if Lewis qualifies to ru...

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WILL GROWTH EVENTUALLY WIPE OUT FLORIDA'S NATURAL AREAS?

01/16/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

According to a study released last month from the group 1,000 Friends of Florida.... Over the next five decades, cities from St. Petersburg to Daytona Beach are expected to be joined into one big mass of urban sprawl across the center of the state. By 2060, today's state population of 18-million will double.

 

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COMMUNITY STEPPING STONES by Dawn Morgan

01/16/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Community Stepping Stones

01.16.07

 

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NUCLEAR THE WAY FORWARD SAYS PROGRESS ENERGY CHIEF by Roxanne Escobales

01/16/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Progress Energy holds a powerful position in Florida -- it provides electricity to over half of the state’s counties. And every year the electric company adds 30-thousand new customers. That’s why the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, which normally invites political speakers to its luncheons, instead gave the floor to Progress Energy president and CEO Jeff Lyash. He says energy drives the economy and ou...

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Buchanan suprises some with votes by Mitch E. Perry

01/16/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Buchanan votes with Democrats again The controversy over the election for Congress in Florida’s 13th District has died down somew...

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Democrats look forward to punishing Big Oil

01/16/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

On Thursday, House Democrats are prepared to vote on a bill that they say will roll back about $13 billion dollars worth of subsidies that the Bush Administration and Congress have given oil companies. The move is part of the House Democrats 100 hour legislative blitz.  </spa...

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Black Churches Responsibility To The Community

01/14/07
Empowerment Hour
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Rev. Louis Murphy, Pastor Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church (Confirmed/Participated)

Line of Questioning:

1. General background/history of the black church

2. Importance of Church as centerpiece of the community. (Many of our

civil rights leaders came out of the Church, into the community to

fight for our rights.)

3. Differences then & now r...

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PAULA POUNDSTONE

01/13/07
From A Woman's Point of View
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PAULA POUNDSTONE, comedian and author./ /Paula talks about her recently released book, There’s Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say. Paat memoir, par monologue, with a pinch of self-deprecation and a dash of startling honesty, this surprisingly unique laugh-out-loud book features biographies of legendary historical figures from which Poundstone can’t help digressing to tell her own stor. She talks about her 3 children and her love of parenting. Know...

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*LOUISE STINESPRING, **Actress, Theatre Odyssey

01/13/07
From A Woman's Point of View
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Louise will talk about /The House of Bernarda Alba/, a Spanish play by Federico Garcia Lorca that will be presented as a play reading by Theatre Odyssey. With an all-female cast, the play touches on issues confronting women in a male-dominated world, but also deals with the more global confrontation between authoritarianism and the desire of the human spirit for freedom.. The play will be presented Monday, January 15 at 7:30 pm at the JABU Center in Sarasota, 1915 Ivanho...

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