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Castor says Supplemental bill should have timeline for withdrawal of troops

04/30/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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supplemental bill that narrowly passed both Houses last week that requires troop withdrawals from Iraq to be begin by October 1st.

 

The President has vowed to veto it, once it comes to his desk.

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Congresswoman Castor leads cheers for Head Start reauthorization

04/30/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week to re-authorize the Head Start program for another 5 years. 

 

The Federal program was establ...

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volunteers to help restore houses on Saturday

04/27/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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 Energy Efficient Homes Initiative  Tomorrow the...

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Forum on Don Imus Controversy takes place in St. Pete

04/27/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Post-Imus World  It was just 2 weeks ago that one of the most successful radio personalities in American culture, Don Imus, stunningly lost his radio and television show within a 24 hour period.<span sty...

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FCC hearings come to Tampa Monday

04/27/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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FCC Commissioners are coming to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on Monday  afternoon for an official FCC hearing on media ownership. The FCC is currently considering changes to media ownership rules, that could allow large media companies to buy even more local outlets than is...

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THE FCC WILL HOLD HEARINGS IN TAMPA TO DISCUSS MEDIA OWNERSHIP

04/26/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Next Monday in Tampa the Federal Communications Commission will hold a seven-hour public hearing on media ownership. In recent years the FCC has relaxed ownership rules to allow more companies to own multiple media outlets. In some towns a single company can control much of the area's television, radio and newspapers. Here to discuss the ownership rules are FCC commissioner Michael Copps and Wayne Garcia who's cover story in this week's CREATIVE LOAFING newspaper previews the h...

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Saul Sena speaks about Hillsborough River

04/26/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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 Last month, Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena indicated she would like the council to  have a voice on much freshwater should flow into the lower Hillsborough River.The city is negotiating the issue with the water management district...

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Bill to provide a paper trail for Florida elections gets sidetracked

04/26/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In January, Governor Charlie Crist thrilled critics of electronic voting machines when he announced he was proposing over $32 million dollars to move the state towards a paper trail based system of voting.

 

But those same advocates are now extremely...

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Tampa City Council discusses Palmetto Beach development

04/26/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Tampa City Council delayed for 2 weeks approval of a proposed planned new development in the Palmetto Beach neighborhood of Tampa. 

 

But as Councilmember criticzed the project slated for the blue collar comm...

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Middleton High School Goes Solar (partly)

04/25/07 Brandon Martin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Middleton High School Goes Solar (partly)

Yesterday at Middleton High School members of Hillsborough County Public Schools, TECO, and the Florida Solar Energy Center held a dedication ceremony for the largest solar panel array at any educational institution in Florida, and maybe even the United States. Brandon Martin reports.

 

It's not hard to marvel at this new and gleaming manifestation of science and technology. Middleton...

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TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE IMUS CONTROVERSY

04/25/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest this half hour is Eric Deggans, president of the Tampa Bay Associciation of Black Journalists and media critic for the St. Petersburg Times. He's organizing a town hall meeting on the fallout from the Imus firing. He says: ".. But the explosion of discussion locally and nationally about race, gender and class in media following the Don Imus scandal inspired the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists and the Department of Journalism at the University of So...

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INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT DIETCHE ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK THE QUIET DON

04/25/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Scott Deitche is an environmental scientist by profession and author of the bestseller CIGAR CITY MAFIA: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld. Based on his conatcts and interviews with Florida State Police Agents, veteran news reporters, US attorneys, and FBI agents he's written a ne...

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Verizon fights to get cable bill passed in Tallahassee

04/25/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today, Florida legislators in the Senate began debating whether telephone giants Verizon and AT&T should be able to offer cable television and related services such as broadband Internet access without having to negotiate individual agreements with each city or town.

A proposal sponsored by Tampa Republican Trey Traviesa passed the House earlier this session.   <...

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Paulson on McCain

04/25/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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USF Political Science Professor Daryl Paulson is closely following the GOP race for President.  He says even John McCain himself acknowledges that his campaign is not where he wishes it were at this point in the 2008 Campaign

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Homeless Coalition

04/24/07 Alvaro Montealegre
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A Forum was held to unite forces in relationship to supporting Homeless people throughout Hillsborough County. Improvements to the bus route system were also discussed.

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