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AUTHOR S.V. DATE ON HIS NEW BOOK JEB: AMERICA'S NEXT BUSH

02/28/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest writes: “Jeb Bush is going to hate this book.”

"S.V." Shiroishi Date has covered Jeb Bush since his first failed campaign for governor in 1994. Date is the Tallahassee bureau chief for The Palm Beach Post. Among other things- Date is convinced that Jeb wants to be President and has the ability to launch a late-in-the year campaign. In this interview with WMNF's Rob Lorei, Date talked about Jeb's legacy from vouchers to privatization....

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Historic Motel to Be Demolished BY Roxanne Escobales

02/28/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

An award-winning Floridian author wants to save an old piece of Tampa history from a date with the wrecking ball. Connie May Fowler lived in the Travelers Lodge Motel as a child. Her experiences there led her to write the novel Before Women Had Wings, which was turned into a 1997 TV movie produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey.

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Hillsborough School Board votes for 'secular' school calendar

02/28/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

After nearly 2 hours of debate last night, the Hillsborough County School Board unanimously approved their School Calendar beginning next August that will NOT include religious holidays.

 

However, they will continue a traditional day off for student...

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Largo City Manager's job on the line by Mitch E. Perry

02/27/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Less than a week after Largo’s City Manager, Steve Stanton, went public with his goal to have a sex change operation, the 14 year employee may lose his job.

 

At this hour, the 7 member Largo City Commision is holding a special meeting to...

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Too much money in Tampa municipal elections? By Mitch E. Perry

02/26/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

One of the most closely watched races in the Tampa City Council elected slated for next week is the race between John Dingfelder and Julie Brown in Tampa’s 4th District.

 

Both candidates have been in the news for questionable ...

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Al-Arian documentary opens in Norway -- by Seán Kinane

02/26/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week, the new documentary, USA vs. Al-Arian premiered at theatres across Norway. The film details the trial, plea agreement and sentencing of Dr. Sami Al-Arian and focuses on how his family is being affected. Some members of his family spent last week in Norway to educate the public on the case. WMNF's Seán Kinane traveled to Oslo to find out why there is such a difference in attitude between Norwegians and Americans regarding the Al-Arian case. He files this report.

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Tampa Tiger Bay Club Meeting by Mitch E. Perry

02/25/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 

 

The election for Tampa’s Mayor and City Council is just 11 days away.

 

With election day approaching, some of tho...

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Sarasota Election "okay" according to state by Mitch E. Perry

02/25/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

 

 

Late last week, Florida election officials announced that an examination of voting software did NOT find any malfunctions that could have caused up to 18,000 votes to be lost in the disputed Congressional race between Vern Buchanan and Christine Jennings.

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True Talk: The New Iraqi Oil Law

02/23/07
True Talk
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True Talk Live

Hosts Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah discuss the Iraq war and oil with guest: Raed Jarrar, Iraqi American Blogger http://raedinthemiddle.blogspot.com/

Who recently wrote about the new Iraqi Oil Law tha download it by clicking here or <a href="http://ww...

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True Talk: Jewish and Muslim Perspective about Religious Holidays on the Hillsborough School Calendar

02/23/07
True Talk
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Hosts Ahmed Bedier and Samar Jarrah

Discuss the Hillsborough School District decision to remove religious holidays from the 2007/2008 school calendar.  A Christian group is blaming the move on the Muslim community.  What are the facts as they stand?

Guests include:

Johnathan Ellis of the Tampa Jewish Community Relations Council </font...

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Regional Transit Forum Created by Roxanne Escobales

02/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Yesterday evening at 6:30 when rush hour traffic should have been tapering off, the Howard Frankland Bridge heading east into Tampa was backed up into Pinellas County. The area’s increasing congestion due to the rapid growth of the past ten years has local elected officials scrambling to find answers. At the behest <span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Lucida ...

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02/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

 Next Tuesday, the Hillsborough  County School Board will vote on a new calendar that  with include no days off for religious holidays, including Good Friday.Superintendent MaryEllen Elia and a strong majority of School Board members said earlier this week that th...

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Michael Parenti in Sarasota by Mitch E. Perry

02/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

 

  

Michael Parenti is considered one of the country’s leading progressive political analysts.

 

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Kid Care on WMNF Evening News

02/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Kid Care

 

Some state lawmakers say that the number of uninsured children in Florida could be dramatically reduced if lawmakers can make it easier for parents to get their kids into the state's subsidized health insurance program.

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Kid Care Amendment coming by Mitch E. Perry

02/23/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Kid Care

 

Some state lawmakers say that the number of uninsured children in Florida could be dramatically reduced if lawmakers can make it easier for parents to get their kids into the state's subsidized health insurance program.

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