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Tampa wants to know why some people don't recycle

04/09/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last week the Tampa Tribune reported on a grant the City of Tampa received to pay a consultant about why more people in Tampa don’t recycle.

 

That’s led to some consternation among some citizens, at least by judging some letters to the T...

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Imus apologizes

04/09/07 Mitch E.Perry
Alan Watts

Imus apologizes

 

With his career possibly on the line, nationally syndicated radio and cable morning show host Don Imus spent much of the time on his 4 ½ hour program apologizing for racially offensive comments he made last week.

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Immokalee Workers and McDonalds reach agreement

04/09/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two years after it achieved a milestone by having Taco Bell agree to pay them a penny more per pound, The Coalition of Immokalee Workers achieved another victory today with the announcement that they had reached a similar agreement with McDonalds.

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FCAN says USF denying them access

04/06/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Next Wednesday, FCAN, the Florida Consumer Action Network, along with several other groups, were planning on hosting a Town Hall Meeting discussing the Iraq War on the USF-Sarasota Campus.

 

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GSA allowed to continue to meet in Okeechbobee High School

04/06/07 Mitch E. Perry
Alan Watts

 

In Miami, A federal judge ruled today that a club that promotes tolerance of gays must be allowed to meet at Okeechobee High School while a lawsuit is pending.

 

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Poll: No easy winners on Property Tax question

04/06/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A new poll shows what is painfully obvious – that Florida's homeowners are now concerned more about property taxes, insurance and crime than they are about education. But they’re not necessarily convinced a state House proposal to replace property taxes with a sales tax increase is a good solution.

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Ian Shapiro on Containment

04/05/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Can a viable alternative to the Bush Adminstration’s foreign policy be found?

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Florida Restores Civil Rights to Some Felons

04/05/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida is one of only five states, all in the south, that does not automatically restore the rights of ex-felons once they have completed their sentences. This morning in Tallahassee the Florida Cabinet, which also acts as the state's Executive Clemency Board, held a special meeting to correct this Jim-Crow-era rule.  As WM...

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VOTEVETS.ORG RESPOND TO PRESIDENT'S VETO THREAT OF IRAQ WAR SPENDING BILLS

04/05/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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President Bush escalated the war of words over Iraq funding Tuesday, one day after the Senate's top Democrat discussed cutting off funds for the war. At an app...

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BLACK ENTREPRENEURISM DURING THE SEGREGATION ERA

04/05/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tonight, BlackInTheBay.com, The Sykes Business College, and fellow partner groups will host a panel discussion to explore and celebrate the remarkable stories of black entrepreneurs in Florida's segregated past:&nbs...

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Tampa City Council talks about Public Comment

04/05/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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For Tampa citizens who want to address the City Council on an issue that is not listed for a public hearing that day – they must sometimes wait for hours on end.  And their comments are not broadcast on the City’s cable access channel.

 

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INSIDE THE HERMIT KINGDOM OF NORTH KOREA

04/05/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Photojournalist Mark Edward Harris, was granted a rare visa to travel inside North Korea…He’s just published a compilation of photos called Inside North Korea (Chroniclebooks.com)…Bruce Cummings is a professor of History at the University of Chicago, he’s written several books on North Korea and has written the introduction to INSIDE NORTH KOREA….<span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Arial"...

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Tampa says an Ordinance regarding Minority contracting will be ready in May

04/05/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last year, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio appointed a task force to determine how to give minority owned businesses greater access to city contracts.

 

That came after a consultant delivered a report, saying there was plenty of room for improvement in the Cit...

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THE UPCOMING FCC HEARINGS IN TAMPA ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP

04/04/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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NEXT UP AT THE END OF THIS MONTH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WILL HOLD A HEARING IN TAMPA ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP…THE HEARINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC… GRASSROOTS ACTIVIST AND CONSUMER GROUPS ARE GEARING UP TO MAKE SURE THE VOICES OF AVERAGE CITIZENS ARE HEARD AT THE HEARINGS… <span style="font-size: 14pt; fon...

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NEW SURVEY EXPLORES ATTITUDES OF WORKING PEOPLE

04/04/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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A COALITION OF LABOR UNIONS ISSUED A REPORT TODAY ON THE VIEWS OF WORKING PEOPLE. THE GROUP, CALLED CHANGE TO WIN SAYS THAT  American workers’ economic fears are intensifying rapidly in the global economyl. Change to Win, IS A a coalition of some of America’s largest labor unions</span...

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