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NRA wins round 1 in controversial law

03/27/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A controversial measure pitting the National Rifle Association against Florida's business lobby won its first test of the 2007 session, as it passed 7 to 1 in The Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

 

The NRA-backed bill  w...

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Barry Scheck at Stetson Law - Innocence Project

03/27/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This afternoon at the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck addressed law students, faculty, and members of the public. Scheck was a member of the O.J. Simpson defense team and is an advocate for DNA testing. Because of the work of the Innocence Project and other groups of the “Innocence Movement” one-hundred-ninety-seven people have been exonerated because DNA evidence found th...

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CONSUMER ADVOCATE RALPH NADER SPEAKS ABOUT HIS BOOK THE SEVEN TRADITIONS

03/27/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)

RALPH NADER GRADUATED FROM PRINCETON, GOT HIS LAW DEGREE FROM HARVARD, AND IN THE EARLY 60’S AS A YOUNG MAN BEGAN THE MOVEMENT FOR AUTO SAFETY IN THIS COUNTRY. HE’S FOUNDED  MANY GROUPS INCLUDING THE  PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP ...

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Some Presidential candidates are discussing Darfur

03/27/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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For the past 4 years, In the western part of Sudan known as Darfur, at least 200,000 people have died and more than 10 times as many have been pushed from their villages into camps and wilderness by soldiers, pro-government militias, and most recently, clases between rebel groups.

 

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The Appeal of Steve Stanton

03/26/07 Brandon Martin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday the appeal of former Largo City Manager Steve Stanton was ended. And so was his employment with the city of Largo. Although the night ended with the same 5 to 2 vote as on February 27th, many that were present at Stanton's dismissal say that Friday had a different feeling. Brandon Martin reports.

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Many said that the tone of Friday night's meeting was lighter and more positive. There were also many more non-Largo residents than at the previou...

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Redner vs. Miller election eve

03/26/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In about 13 hours, Tampa citizens will finally get a chance to decide in the Gwen Miller Joe Redner race for Tampa’s City Council District 1 race.

  

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Activist discusses what has to happen in Darfur

03/26/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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the United Nations emergency aid coordinator said today that the international effort to aid civilians displaced by fighting in Sudan's Darfur region is being threatened by violence and low morale among relief workers.

John Holmes said that continued violence against villagers and aid workers themselves as well as delays in Sudanese government approval of visas, work permits and access to civilians...

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Al-Arian ends hunger strike

03/23/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Supporters of Sami Al-Arian announced this afternoon that the former USF professor today decided to suspend his water only hunger strike, which has lasted 60 days.

 

 During his two-month hunger strike, Al-Arian lost 55 pounds...

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on why religious leaders are failing Americans by Mitch E. Perry

03/23/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the eldest of the 11 children that the late Robert F.Kennedy sired.Like many Kennedy’s, she has been very active politically.  She was the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 thru 2003.  In 2002, she lost to her bid to become the state’s Governor.  <span...

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Marine experts address the global fisheries crisis

03/22/07 Brandon Martin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday the National Environmental Trust and the National Geographic joined with Rep. Kathy Castor and environmental experts in a teleconference to discuss the global fisheries crisis. The April issue of National Geographic, which addresses the fisheries crisis, seems to have spawned the roundtable discussion. Brandon Martin reports.

 

Fish populations have reached dangerously low levels worldwide. And because of this, many fisheries-or the habitats of fis...

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Twinkie author tells all

03/22/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

In 2001, Eric Schlosser wrote “Fast Food Nation”, an expose of the local and global influence of the fast food industry in the U.S.

 

Since then, there have been similarly written books that examine as aspect of our culture from a variet...

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Controversial Cable law goes thru Legislature by Mitch E. Perry

03/22/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A controversial proposal to open up Florida’s Cable TV market to increased competition was discussed in a House Committee today.

 

The Consumer Choice Act of 2007 would allow new cable competitors – most likely telephone companies –...

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Tampa votes for law limiting where sex offenders and predators may loiter

03/22/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A day after Hillsborough County Commissioners passed a law creating so-called Child Safety Zones to protect children from sexual predators within 300 feet, the Tampa City voted unanimously today to restrict where sexual offenders and predators may loiter

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A GAME AS OLD AS EMPIRE

03/22/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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A Game as Old As Empire exposes the schemes and subterfuges that multinational corporations, governments, powerful individuals, financial institutions, and quasi-governmental agencies use to enrich themselves behind a façade of “foreign aid” and “international development.” <p style="margin: ...

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THE ACLU SPONSORS TWO PERFORMANCES OF THE PLAY GUANTANAMO: HONOR BOUND TO DEFEND FREEDOM

03/22/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Our guest was Rebecca Steele, ACLU West Central Florida Regional Director, FMI (813) 254-0925 TAMPA, Fla. – The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida’s Greater Tampa Chapter will sponsor two theatrical performances of Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom. They will take place on March 23 and 24...

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