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Tampa City Elections results by Mitch E. Perry

03/07/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

 

There were some suprises in last night’s Tampa Municipal elections, but not in the top leadership position.  Mayor Pam Iorio crushed her two opponents, taking 79% of the vote.  Former Police Lieutenant Marion Lewis came in 2nd with 12%, and former Fire Chief Aria Green came in 3rd...

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Crist talks about "global climate change' in State of the State by Mitch E. Perry

03/06/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Charlie Crist’s State of the State

 

Florida Governor Charlie Crist delivered his first State of the State address in Tallahassee this morning. 

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Lobbyist looks at 2007 Florida Legislature by Mitch E. Perry

03/06/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 Property taxes will be the biggest issue that state lawmakers will tackle this legislative session.  Democrats have said they don’t support Governor Crist, nor House Speaker Rubio’ s plans to bring property tax relief to homeowners. House Democrats are expected to counter with their own property-tax plan later tomorrow, possib...

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SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE PLAN

03/06/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Americans think the U.S. health care system is in need of major repairs, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll THAT WAS RELEASED LAST tHURSDAY....

Nine out of 10 say the system needs at least fundamental changes, including 36 percent who favor a complete overhaul.

Most Americans believe government can play a role in fixing the health care system. Two-thirds say the federal government should guarantee that all Americans have health insuranc...

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THE HEALTHY TOGETHER INITIATIVE

03/05/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Sigrid Tidmore, executive director of the Patel Foundation for Global Understanding joined Dr. Carol Roberts and Rob Lorei for this edition of the Alternative Health program to discuss "The Healthy Together Initiative".

According to Tidmore: "The State of Florida was ranked 41st in America’s 2006 Health Rankings Study, a dismal honor considering the United States already ranks low among developed nations. Organized by the Patel Foundation for Global Understandin...

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Tampa decides in 24 hours by Mitch E.Perry

03/05/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

The polls for Tampa’s municipal elections will open up at 7AM tomorrow.  Tampa’s Mayor and 6 of the 7 City Council seats will be up for election, in what pollsters say could be one of the lowest turnouts in Tampa history. 

 

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Group against War on Drugs speaks out by Mitch E. Perry

03/05/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 

Disgusted by what they say are tired and failed policies, nearly 5 years ago, 2 former Police officers got together to form LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

 

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ACORN holds City Council Forum by Mitch E. Perry

03/05/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

2 Tampa City Council candidates and 1Mayoral candidate discussed homelessness, affordable housing and the relocation of public housing residents at a Candidate Forums last Saturday.

 

The forum was presented by ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – which deals with issues involving low and moderate income families.

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Documentary on Katrina pets to screen at Gasparilla Film Fest by Mitch E. Perry

03/02/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

President Bush returned back to New Orleans & Long Beach Missisippi  yesterday, his 14th trip to the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29th, 2005. Some elected official...

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Local GOP political consultants discuss Presidential Field by Mitch E. Perry

03/02/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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GOP

The one big time GOP presidential candidate NOT in Washington for the CPAC conference is John McCain….As we reported last night, John McCain is struggling in the polls, 10 months before the Iowa Caucases.  And the chief beneficiary of his troubles has been Rudy Guiliani.

 

Guiliani, it has been s...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH STEVE STANTON, THE TRANSGENDERED LARGO CITY MANAGER WHO IS TARGETTED FOR FIRING

03/01/07
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AT A PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK THE LARGO CITY COMMISSION VOTED 5-2 TO FIRE ITS CITY MANAGER STEVE STANTON. STANTON HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE LAST WEEK TO SAY THAT HE WAS UNDERGOING SEX CHANGE THERAPY AND IS PLANNING TO MAKE A TRANSITION FROM BEING MALE TO FEMALE. DESPITE GETTING MOSTLY POSITIVE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS FROM THE COMMISSION, A MAJORITY SAY THAT NOW THAT HE'S BECOMING A WOMAN HE NO LONGER HAS THEIR SUPPORT. STANTON JOINED WMNF'S ROB LOREI TODAY TO TALK ABOUT HIS DECISION TO UNDE...

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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PROVIDING FREE TAX PREP HELP AND INFO ON APPLYING FOR THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

03/01/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest in this segment was Cherin Stover,  
Project Coordinator, Pinellas County
Wealth Building Coalition
727-328-0618
She discussed her coalitions efforts to increase public awareness so more individuals and families know about and claim the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit...

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Sex Offender legislation continues to move in Tampa City Council by Mitch E. Perry

03/01/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

2 weeks ago the Tampa City Council was informed by their Attorney that they could NOT impose an outright ban on sexual offenders in the City. 

 

But they are still very intent on passing an Ordinance that will not only...

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Literacy event to take place in Tampa by Mitch E. Perry

03/01/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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 Volunteers in Tampa and in many other cities across the country will conduct special book distribution events and readings to children at local elementary schools tomorrow, which is Read Across America Day 2007.Bill Halamandaris is the President of the Heart of America Foundation.</sp...

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McCain ‘enters’ GOP race for President by Mitch E. Perry

03/01/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

 

 

Senator John McCain of Arizona declared last night that he will join the 2008 race for the White House and will formally announce his candidacy in April.

McCain used an appearance on CBS's "Late Show ...

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