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Castor criticizes surge on House floor by Mitch E. Perry

02/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

As we reported yesterday, Tampa area Congresswoman Kathy Castor was prepared to speak out against the escalation of the war in Iraq.  This is an excerpt of her remarks on the House Floor this morning, as the first day of a week long discussion about Iraq takes place in the House (roll tape#1 o.q.”on behalf of the American people”)

That’s Congresswoman Kathy Cas...

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Pro-choicers push for license plate BY Roxanne Escobales

02/12/07
Alan Watts

Car owners in Florida have many choices when it comes to license plates – the standard sunshine state design, or 104 varieties of specialty plates that support c...

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02/12/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Congresswoman Kathy Castor visited East Tampa this morning to bring attention to low and middle income residents in the Tampa Bay area to find out if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. (roll tape#1 o.q.”collaborative way”)

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Congresswoman Kathy Castor speaks about Iraq and Iran by Mitch E. Perry

02/12/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Iran is rej...

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Haiti – Immigration Disparity & Relief Efforts For Victims of Civil War

02/11/07
Empowerment Hour
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Haiti – Immigration Disparity & Relief Efforts For Victims of Civil War

 

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City Council Candidates Talk Tough About Sex Offenders BY Roxanne Escobales

02/09/07
Alan Watts

Property tax rates, city water supplies and getting along with the Hillsborough County Commission… sound like a city council meeting? Well, it almost was. These were the topics bandied about at forum showcasing the ten candidates running for four of Tampa’s seven city council districts. But when a member of the Tampa Bay Tiger Club, which held the forum, asked the ten candidates whether or not ...

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Jacob Hacker on John Edwards Health Care Plan by Mitch E. Perry

02/09/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Tomorrow Barack Obama is scheduled to officially declare his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President.  The Illinois Senator is said to be in the top tier of potential candidates for the nomination, along with New York Senator Hillary Clinton, and former North Carolina Senator John Edwards.

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Fred Gottheil lecture on Palestinian Refugees -- by Seán Kinane

02/09/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Yesterday afternoon at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, the Humanities Institute and the Department of World Languages Education sponsored a lecture by Fred Gottheil. Gottheil is a Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Illinois, Urbana. He spoke about the Palestinian refugee problem and how he thinks the problem could be solved. WMNF’s Seán Kinane report...

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A JEWISH CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE

02/08/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)

COMING UP WE’LL MEET WITH SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE SPEAKING AT TONIGHT’S TRIALOGUE – FEATURING A RABBI, AN IMAM AND A CHRISTIAN PASTOR--- DISCUSSING WHETHER RELIGION IS AN OBSTACLE TO PEACE….   <span style="font-size: 14pt;...

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Former Magic Center becomes first ex-NBA player to Come Out

02/08/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

1st NBA’er Comes Out

 

Former Orlando Magic Center John Amaechi has become the first US Basketball player to acknowledge that he is gay.

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Author describes his story of building schools in Pakistan & Afghanistan by Mitch E. Perry

02/08/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

In 1993, a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. 

 

Moved by the inhabitants kindness, he promised to return and b...

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FLORIDA COULD REDUCE ITS FOSSIL-FUEL GENERATED ELECTRICAL CONSUMPTION SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS THROUGH CONSERVATION, SOLAR, WIND AND BIOMASS

02/07/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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If lawmakers spend up to $350 million a year, Florida can cut its energy needs nearly in half in the next 15 years, a researcher told WMNF today.

Florida should invest in more energy-efficient homes, including compact fluorescent light bulbs and better windows and doors, as well as wind and solar power, said researcher Neal Elliott with the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

The costs are big but so is the payoff, reducing Flo...

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A HUMANE, DEMOCRATIC APPROACH TO FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

02/07/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)

The Florida Adlerian Society is hosting its 12th conference: The Relationship Solution  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but FRIDAY is their Open Forum Day with three different demonstrations for marriage, parent-children, and work relations.  The site is the downtown Sheraton on Ashley (just south of Kennedy).  All information is on our website:  Adlerflorida.org

Our guest this segment was Geri Carter (licen...

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ACLU Sues Over 10 Commandments BY Roxanne Escobales

02/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

A six-ton granite engraving of the Ten Commandments on the steps of the Dixie County Courthouse has the ACLU saying: “Thou shalt not mix religion with government.” In a telephone press conference, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida told how late last night it filed a lawsuit on behalf of its members against Dixie County for the display to be taken down.

 

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Al-Arian talks (to Amy Goodman) By Mitch E. Perry

02/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Supporters of former USF Professor Sami Al-Arian said today his hunger strike is now in its 17th day, during which time he has lost more than 20 pounds.

 

The Tampa Bay Coalition for Peace and Justice say they now have over 7...

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