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A JEWISH MUSLIM DIALOGUE

02/23/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)

WHEN THE FIRST COMMUNITY RADIO STATION WAS STARTED BACK IN 1949 IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, THE AIM OF THE STATION- KPFA IN BERKELEY WAS TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN NATIONS AND PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS. THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE WAY THESE RADIO STATIONS HAVE TURNED OUT. BUT IN THE NEXT HOUR WE'LL TRY TO GET BACK TO THAT ORIGINAL INTENT BY HAVING A DIALOGUE BETWEEN A MEMBER OF THE LOCAL J...

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Documentary Filmmaker Talks About Transsexuals by Mitch E. Perry

02/22/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Last night WMNF reported on Steve Stanton, The City Manager for Largo who announced thru the pages of the St. Petersburg Times today, is transgendered and will soon be undergoing hormone therapy and counseling in preparation for a sex-change operation. In an e-mail that was sent to Largo city employ...

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Tampa City Council learns they're impotent to deal with crematoriums by Mitch E. Perry

02/22/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa City Council learned today that there is little, if nothing they can do to prevent a crematorium from being located near Ybor City.

 

Last month, the owner’s of the proposed site tried to place it in the residential area of Tampa Heig...

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Ron Tipton on National Parks

02/22/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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At an event at Shenandoah National Park in suburban Washington DC earlier this month, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne invoked a comparison between President Bush and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Castor Bill Calls for Funding for Doctors BY Roxanne Escobales

02/21/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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When it comes to the number of doctors in training compared to the state’s population, Florida ranks in the bottom end, at number 43 out of the 50 states. To get the number of resident physicians to a respectable level, we’d need almost 14-hundred more doctors. US Congresswoman Kathy Castor calls this a “crisis.”

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House wants to swap property tax for higher sales tax BY Roxanne Escobales

02/21/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

House to ask voters to trade property tax for more sales tax

 

     TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida homeowners could see their property tax bills drop by nearly 20 percent this year under a House Republican plan that...

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HCC approves 1st step on Cancer Center by Mitch E. Perry

02/21/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

The Hillsborough County Commission today unanimously approved a package of financial incentives that could bring to Tampa a new for profit cancer center.   But criticisms of the City of Tampa’s financial contributions to the project made the vote one of the more divisive 7-0 decisions in recent County history.

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Higginbotham wants to ban all gifts from lobbyists to Commissioners by Mitch E. Perry

02/21/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After a nearly hour long discussion, the Hillsborough County Commission today voted unanimously to have the County’s staff research an Ordinace that would ban the Board from accepting gifts of any sort from a registered lobbyist.

 

That’s...

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More Sales Tax Instead of Property Tax? By Roxanne Escobales

02/20/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Governor Charlie Crist recently appointed 11 people to the state’s taxation and budget reform commission. That’s his share out of total 29 members. That body meets every 20 years, and this time round coincides with the Florida’s property tax crisis.

 

In Tallahassee,...

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FDLE says they may investigate questionable campaign funds to Tampa City Council candidate by Mitch E. Perry

02/20/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The spending in the Tampa City Council District 4 race between John Dingfelder and Julie Brown might be setting local financial records.

 

But it’s one batch of financial contributions to Brown that could result in an investigation.

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City Council & Mayoral candidates talk about the environment by Mitch E. Perry

02/20/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Green buildings and water.  Those 2 issues dominated an environmental forum featuring 11 of the Tampa Mayoral and City Council candidates in Ybor City last night.

 

The Forum was sponsored by a variety of groups including Friends of...

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More on Iranian memo sent in 2003 by Mitch E. Perry

02/20/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last night on the Evening News we ran a brief excerpt of an interview conducted with Trita Parsi, now president of the National Iranian American Council, regarding a  memo from the Iranian Government looking to negotiate with the Bush Administration.

 

That memo has become the focus of attention in the p...

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Botched Execution -- Botched Protocol? By Roxanne Escobales

02/19/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Last December, condemned inmate Angel Diaz died in what many call a “botched” execution. Just four months before Diaz’s death, the state released a formal protocol, detailing the steps to...

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Michigan Governor travels to Tampa to stump for Sister in law's City Council race by Mitch E. Perry

02/19/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

 

Early voting began today in Tampa, for the Mayoral and City Council races.  The official election day in Tuesday, March 6th.

 

Although a couple of ot...

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Congressional aide tells of Iranian memo accepted by Karl Rove by Mitch E. Perry

02/19/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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 In recent weeks, it has been revealed that a memo from the Iranian Government was sent to top officials in the Bush Administration back in 2003.

 

The memo allegedly involved the framewo...

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