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Recap of Pinellas and Sarasota counties elections BY Roxanne Escobales

03/14/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday’s election in Pinellas and Sarasota counties saw some victories for smart growth advocates and a big defeat for anti-tax groups.

 

First let’s look at the long-standing Penny for Pinellas sales tax. That adds one penny on top o...

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Jennings camp upset about undocumented memo by Mitch E. Perry

03/14/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Supporters of Democratic Congressional candidate Christine Jennings are unhappy upon learning that a voting machine manufacturer warned state elections officials  AND Sarasota County's Supervisor of Elections of an "issue" with its equipment months before the disputed election that November – but that no changes were made.

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported today...

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Lisa Margonelli on "Oil On the Brain" by Mitch E. Perry

03/14/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Gasoline prices have gone up an average of 20 cents per gallon nationwide in the past two weeks.  According to the latest Lundberg Survey released over the weekend,  T...

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03/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Last week, Florida Governor Charlie Crist excited environmentalists when he mentioned that he wants to work on global climate change (roll tape#1 o.q.”greenhouse gases”)

As the federal government has done little on limiting carbon emissions , it has been left up to the states to take up that work.

Northeastern states, including New York, ar...

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Frank Reddick Makes Federal Complaint about Last week’s election by Mitch E. Perry

03/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

 

 

Tampa City Councilman Frank Reddick today sent a complaint about last week’s Tampa City Elections to the U.S. Justice Department.

 

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03/13/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

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PEACE ACTIVISTS PLAN TO MARK 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRAQ WAR

03/13/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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THIS WEEKEND THERE WILL BE PEACE DEMONSTRATIONS IN WASHINGTON, ST. PETERSBURG, SARASOTA AND LAKELAND... WE'LL TALK WITH SOME ANTI WAR ACTIVISTS IN A MOMENT....

OUR GUESTS ARE THREE LOCAL PEACE ACTIVISTS...SAMM SIMPSON WHO IS A FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE IN ST. PETERSBURG, BILL BUCOLO, AND MARK SKOGMAN...

(IN THIS INTERVIEW THEY DISCUSSED THE STATED REASONS FOR THE WAR, TREATMENT OF VETERANS, ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THIS WEEKEND AND THEIR PROPOSAL...

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THE SUSTAINABLE LIVING PROGRAM LOOKS AT GROWING FOOD LOCALLY

03/12/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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On today's show we'll have Debbie Butts in the studio with us talking about Sustainable Agriculture and she'll be sharing  information from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference. On the phone we'll have Robert Kluson Ph.D. with Sarasota Co. extension (941-232-3090). He attended the same conference, and will talk about some sustainable AG projects ...

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Mitt Romney comes to Tampa By Mitch E. Perry

03/12/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

The former Massachusetts Governor spoke for approximately 20 minutes at the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.

 

In his speech, Romney prominently played up his work as President and CEO of the...

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Tampa mayor gives her state of the city BY Roxanne Escobales

03/12/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Fresh from last week’s landslide re-election victory, today Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio delivered her fourth state of the city address. As WMNF’s Roxanne Escobal...

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Ruth Messinger on Darfur

03/11/07
Sunday Simcha
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Ruth Messinger is the president of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), a group that together with the Holocaust Memorial Museum, founded the Save Darfur Coalition in 2004.  She joined Sunday Simcha host Kevin Frye and Sunday Forum host Otis Anthony in a discussion concerning the attempted genocide of the people in Darfur by the Sudanese government.

Ms. Messinger spoke of the deplorable conditions in which the Darfurians are forced to live.  Most importantly,...

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Women of Faith Building Community by Lisa Marzilli

03/08/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Last year on IWD, listeners were introduced to “Women of Faith Building Community”.   It was hate speech which prompted the formation of the group, after a right-wing blogger fired up his readers when he wrote on his website that a local Muslim youth retreat was really an “al-Qaeda linked, jihad training camp for children&r...

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A DEBATE OVER A PENNY FOR PINELLAS

03/07/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Pinellas County Commissioner Kenneth Welch and USF St. Petersburg Professor of Government Studies Darryl Paulson debated whether or not the Penny For Pinellas should be renewed this coming Tuesday. Pinellas voters will decide next week whether the extra penny sales tax should be renewed for a third decade. The penny tax was originally instituted in 1987 as a temporary tax and it's been used to fund a lot of infrastructure in Pinellas such as the Bayside Bridge, the Pinellas trail, jail ex...

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03/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Last month, The Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously authorized to expend $28 million dollars to help bring a public private cancer research center to the County.But that vote was revisited today when Commissioner Brian Blair objected to the way how the County plans to pay for the project.Hillsb...

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Democratic Campaign Manager does it again by Mitch E. Perry

03/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Mitch Kates Does it Again

 

Basking in the spotlight of Mary Mulhern’s upset victory over Shawn Harrison is her Campaign Manager, Mitch Kates.  The City Council win is the 2nd Democrat that Kates has helped get elected in the last few months….Last November, he ran Charlie Justice’s successful campaign against Kim Berfield for the Florida Dis...

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