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Martin Lee Anderson Case

02/18/07
Empowerment Hour
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Martin Lee Anderson Case – Update – Dale Landry, State Conference NAACP, Chairman – Juvenile & Justice Committee.  State Conference President, Adora Nweze, Dale and others will have met with Governor Charlie Christ this week and will have an update for us as well as a strategic plan to address direct actions needed from the community in response to the meetin...

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County Commissioners Blow Out Rail Meeting BY Roxanne Escobales

02/16/07
Alan Watts

Transportation officials from three metropolitan cities from around the states came to Tampa to speak to area leadership about how they each got highly successful light rail systems up and running. Yet Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio, who is a big supporter of light rail, was disappointed that members of one very important regional board did not bother to show up.

 

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Critic on the War on Drugs

02/16/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Peter Crist is with LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.  He’s a former Police officer from upstate             New York, who is in Tampa this month going to various Rotary Clubs making the argument that drugs should be legalized.

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JOURNALIST DAVID BARSAMIAN REPORTS ON HIS RECENT 10 DAY TRIP TO IRAN

02/15/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)

David Barsamian, producer of the Alternative Radio series, and author of several books. Perhaps most famous for his interviews with professor Noam Chomsky of MIT has just returned from a ten day speaking trip to Iran. He spoke to hundreds of people and in this interview with WMNF's Rob Lorei David discussed the fear ordinary citizens have of war with the United states; the divided political situation in Iran; <p style="...

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INTERVIEW WITH TERRY MCCAULIFFE FORMER CHAIR OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE

02/15/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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 Terry McAuliffe was chair of the Democratic National from 200 to 2005…He was and is a confidant of the Clinton’s. He’s written a new book called WHAT A PARTY and he joined WMNF's Rob Lorei for this segment to discuss the 2004 campaign by John Kerry; the 2000 recount battle; George W. Bush's National Guard record; campaign donations; trade agreements; health care; the decline of the ...

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Tampa won't ban sex offenders from entire City by Mitch E.Perry

02/15/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

The Tampa City Council today backed away from a proposal to ban sex offenders from its city limits.  Instead, the Council supported a motion to maintain the current state ban of keeping of offenders 1,000 feet from any school, day care center park or playground.  They added libraries and bus stops to the list.  They also will incorporate so-called &ldquo...

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War Journalism Conference to take place in St. Pete by Mitch E. Perry

02/15/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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As the 4th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq approaches, supporters of the war effort continue to say that the media has not accurately reflected what‘s happening on the ground in Iraq.  Or that’s what they used to say, before the sectarian violence escalated into what the National Intelligence Estima...

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Gram's place sucessfully is rezoned for business by Mitch E. Perry

02/15/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

The Tampa City Council today approved an ordinance that will insure that the funky Tampa Heights hostel known as Gram’s Place, will continue to exist.

 

 The establishment, owned by Mark Holland, has existed on Ola Avenu...

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The Insurance Companies Fight Back by Mitch E. Perry

02/14/07
Alan Watts

A group of insurance companies have gone to court to reclaim their right to cancel homeowners policies, which were suspended by the Florida Cabinet 2 weeks ago.

 

The Florida Insurance Council filed an emergency motion late Monday in the District Cou...

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Same Sex Couples Get ' Married' in Tampa by Mitch E. Perry

02/14/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

A day after Governor Charlie Crist said he hoped the State GOP wouldn’t continue to fund a group that is trying to ban same sex marriage in the state, a group of activists  protested the fact that gays cannot get married by trying to get a license from the Hillsborough Clerk of the Courts today.

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Tampa City Council and Mayoral Debate -- by Seán Kinane

02/14/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 

The Forest Hills Neighborhood Association held a debate for Tampa City Council and Mayoral candidates last night. All candidates for city council district 7, which represents north Tampa, and districts 1 and 2, which are citywide seats were invited. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports.

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Jacob Hacker on John Edwards Health care plan part II by Mitch E. Perry

02/14/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week former North Carolina Senator, and current Presidential candidate John Edwards unveiled in specifics his plan to address the nearly 47 million people in the U.S. who do not have health care coverage.

 

It’s received mostly posit...

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Crist doesn't want state GOP money on anti gay marriage amendment by Mitch E.Perry

02/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Governor Charlie Crist thinks the Republican Party of Florida shouldn't spend money to support an effort to put a gay marriage ban into the state constitution.That’s in contrast to the $300,000 that the party gave last year  to Florida-four-Marriage-dot-org last year. The group tried to place a question o...

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Mitt Romney Gets in the race for President by Mitch E. Perry

02/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Mitt Romney, the Republican Governor of Massachusetts until last month, officially announced he’s a candidate for the GOP nomination for President this morning (roll tape#1 o.q.”applause”&rdquo...

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Michael Eric Dyson Part II by Mitch E. Perry

02/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 On Saturday night, the black elite gathered at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Tampa.They were there for the  the Gamma Omicron chapter’s Harlem Nights Returns-themed,  Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series...

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