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Darfur Die-In: Coalition for Global Justice at USF

04/24/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today at the University of South Florida's Tampa Campus a coalition of human rights and social justice groups held a die-in to draw attention to the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan.

 

Shivani Murthy is the vice president of t...

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Snack Shack in Madiera Beach Threatened

04/24/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tonight in Madeira Beach, local residents will make a last ditch effort to save the historic cabin known as the Snack Shack, which is scheduled to be demolished next Monday.

 

Citizen Eddie Lee has collected over 850 verified signatures of registered...

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New Report says Lethal Injection protocal causes slow & painful death

04/24/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Lethal injection for execution was conceived as a comparatively humane alternative to electrocution or cyanide gas.  But a new report by a team of doctors says that in fact, death row inmates may actually suffocate while still aware.<span st...

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Earth Day 2007

04/24/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Earth Day 2007

  

According to the International Energy Agency, China is set to surpass the U.S. as the top emitter of greenhouse gasses this year – much earlier than forecast...

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Congresswoman Castor introduces legislation to make it easier for Florida kids to get health care

04/23/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Today begins Cover the Uninsurance Week across the country, and today in Tampa, political and medical officials spotlighted the problems that the state of Florida has had in insuring those without health insurance in Florida.

 

Tampa area Congresswom...

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Robert Reich - former Labor Secretary on globalization and the future economy

04/23/07 Seán Kinane
Alan Watts

 This morning at the Tampa Convention Center, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, Robert Reich (pronounced "Rysh") addressed more than 1300 representatives of business schools. They were gathered for the International Conference and Annual Meeting of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Reich spoke on "China, India, and the Future of...

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Educational Experts Discuss the Achievement Gap for Blacks

04/20/07 Brandon Martin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Yesterday the University of South Florida's Institute on Black Life and the Florida Education Fund co-sponsored a symposium focusing on the achievement gap between African American students and their racial counterparts. Brandon Martin reports.

The symposium, entitled "The Achievement Gap: Stratagies and Solutions," hosted a number of educational experts who addressed the causes of the achievement gap and ways to eliminate it.

First off, what is the achievement g...

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Posada's release blasted by critics

04/20/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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   As we reported last night, 79 year old anti-Castro Cuban exile Luis Posada Carilles – a former CIA operative linked to...

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Tampa City Council discusses what to do with empty downtown buildings

04/19/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Tampa City Council discussed what the City could about vacant buildings, that in some cases, are deteriorating in downtown Tampa.

 

The discussion comes a little over a month ...

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Arthur Hayhoe on politics of Gun control

04/19/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tomorrow marks the 8th anniversary of the student shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, the last mass gun slaying that seemed to shock America.

 

In the immediate aftermath, there were many calls for gun control &ndash...

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Hillsborough Commissioners to relax policy on background checks for coaches?

04/18/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A new policy in Hillsborough County that has tightened background checks on volunteer athletic coaches was discussed today at the Board's meeting.

According to County Commissioner Brian Blair, the new policy is too restrictive, and he asked that the County loosen the regulations, which he says are denying good people the chance to help out kids(roll tape#1o .q."it's very wrong")

The changes barre...

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Confederate Memorial Day NOT noted by Hillsborough County Commmission

04/18/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillsborough County Commission was chastised today by a citizen unhappy that the Board decided NOT to acknowledge Confederate Memorial Day, which will take place next week.

 

On a 4-3 vote, the Board opted NOT to sign a proclamation which would would have been presented at the beginning of the County’s Bi-Weekly meeting this mor...

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers in Plant City

04/17/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, or CIW, an organization made up of immigrant farmworkers in south Florida. Last week they got McDonalds to agree to their demand of an increase in wages of one penny per pound of tomatoes. As WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports, a bus full of CIW workers stopped for lunch prepared by supporters today at St. Clement Catholic Church in Plant City.

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Fair Tax Advocate makes his claim

04/16/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As Americans rush to file their tax returns by midnight tomorrow (Tuesday) questions about our income tax and the fairness of it is again the source of discussion.

 

One alternative plan is what is known as the FairTax, a plan pushed most predominant...

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Barack Obama plays Tampa

04/16/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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New figures released yesterday show that Illinois Senator Barack Obama raised more than $5 million dollars more than Hillary Clinton in fundraising for the Democratic nomination for president in the first quarter of this year.

 

However, the New York...

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