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Local groups put up reward regarding arson at Islamic school/mosque

04/13/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A day after a Town n Country Islamic Center was set on fire, members of the local Muslim Community and a Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office associated nonprofit announced a reward of $10,000 to learn who committed the crime.

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New state report on Global Warming

04/12/07 Mitch Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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New Report on Global Warming in Florida

  

A new report says Florida is producing carbon dioxide emissions at the 2nd fastest rate in the country.

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Tampa will Purchase Hybrids for their fleet

04/12/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last week Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio announced that she is trading in her Lincoln Town Car for a Toyota Camry Hybrid.

 

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Ethanol Plant in Tampa discussed

04/12/07 Mitch E Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa City Council heard more information today about an ethanol plant to be built at Port Sutton that has local residents concerned about noxious odors.

 

The company EnviroFuels was issued a Construction Permit a year ago to build the plant.<s...

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WAR TAX RESISTOR TALKS ABOUT TAX DAY

04/12/07 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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According to my guest, Ed Hedemann' web site: "Post offices, federal buildings, and IRS offices will be the site of leafleting and vigils during the last days to file 2006 taxes on April 16 and 17. Demonstrators will declare "YES" to funding for human needs and "NO" to continued funding for war. Anger among taxpayers is rising as Congress approves billions more dollars for the wars and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan, even as polls show 70% of...

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BARACK OBAMA RALLY IN YBOR CITY THIS SUNDAY

04/12/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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 Presidential candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama is coming to Tampa this weekend for his first fundraiser and speech in the Tampa bay area. Our guest was Frank Sanchez who is the chair of the campaign in the Tampa Bay area. Sanchez is a former candidate for mayor of tampa and a former...

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Voting Advocates not happy in Tallahassee

04/11/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Senate finally unveiled its election-reform plan a $28 million proposal that would meet Governor Charlie Crist's demand to get rid of most touch-screen voting in Florida.

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Journalist Jill Nelson on Imus

04/11/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A director of CBS said today he hopes that radio host Don Imus is fired for his demeaning remarks about black women, just a day after key companies announced that they had pulled their advertising from his show.

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INTERVIEW WITH HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR WILLIAM HAUBEN

04/11/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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William Hauben was a teenager in Krakow Poland when the Nazis invaded his country in 1939. Immediately his life was changed. His family (a father, mother and brother) were forced to move into a 16 block area of Krakow, the Jewish ghetto, walled off from the rest of the city. Guards were stationed 24 hours a day at the three etrances to the ghetto. 

In this interview Hauben describes life under nazi rule, how he was forced to live in close and unsanitary conditions with other me...

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Town hall meeting on sustainability in local government

04/10/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This morning at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County in Ybor City, U.S. Representative ...

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Critics call Joyner bill anti-tenant

04/10/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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All of Florida’s main consumer groups are opposing legislation being sponsored in the State Senate by Tampa’s Arthenia Joyner that will allow landlords to charge renters up to 2 months rent when tenants move out early, even if the landlord has found a new tenant to make up lost rent.

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Author speaks about his book on Witch Hunts

04/10/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Many WMNF listeners are familiar with the story of Maher Arar, a Syrian born Canadian Citizen.  On the  afternoon of September  26th, Arar was on his way home to Ottawa, Canada after a family vacation,when he deplaned at New York's JFK Airport -- and walked into a nightmarish history.Author Robert Rapley calls it a w...

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A TOWN HALL MEETING IN SARASOTA TO OPPOSE ESCALATION IN IRAQ

04/10/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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During this segment, several representatives of community groups were in the WMNF studios to talk about their efforts to oppose the escalation of the war in Iraq.

Members of the Florida Consumer Action Network were on the program today with a representative from Veterans for Common Sense, Gene Jones, and from Code Pink, Lauren Mitchell.   Chrystal Hutchison and Bill Newton represented FCAN. 

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FLORIDA'S VANISHING RANCHLANDS

04/10/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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According to our first guest, one sixth of the state of Florida is devoted to ranchland. Much of those operations are never seen by the average resident or tourist. Photographer Carlton Ward Junior is an eighth generation Floridian….Tonight at the Tampa Theatre he’ll take part in a photography presentation and panel discussion about Florida’s overlooked heritage of ranching.

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Immigration Policy Discussion at Stetson Law

04/09/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This afternoon at the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, the college’s Hispanic Bar Association hosted a panel discussion on “ Border Security: The problems and the Proposed Solutions” which addresses comprehensive immigration policy reform. WMNF’s Se&aacu...

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