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05/17/07 yadira caro
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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LOCAL ACTIVIST AND INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR ADDRESS GLOBAL WARMING

05/17/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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This program featured interviews with two activists on the issue of global warming. In the first part we heard from Susan Glickman of the Florida chapter of the National Resources Defense Council. Susan discussed the potential impact of global warming on Florida as well as what the state governmnet is doing to address the problem. She'll be speaking this Sunday at a local event to create more awareness about the problem. Here's more:

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USA vs. Al-Arian premiers in Tampa & panel discussion

05/17/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A new film, USA vs. Al-Arian, made its Florida premiere last night at the Tampa Theatre. The film follows the family of Dr. Sami Al-Arian family during his 2005 trial and the 2006 plea negotiations. The screening was co-sponsored by Council on American-Islamic Relations, Friends of...

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Immigrants Rights Activists Not Pleased with new proposed legislation

05/17/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A bipartisan group of senators reached a delicate compromise today on what could be the biggest overhaul of immigration law in more than 40 years. The measure, which has the backing of the Bush administration, offers the nation's 12 million undocumented workers a route to legal status but would also bolster border patrols and enhanced enforcement of rules for hiring aliens.

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Tampa a green city?

05/17/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last week St. Petersburg became the 1st city in Florida to get a Green City designation from the Florida Green Building Coalition. The award recognized the city's efforts to reduce energy emissions, as well as to conserve water. In recent years, the city switched its fleet to biodiesel fuel and installed energy-saving lights in traffic systems. Officials said the city uses less water today th...

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Property Tax cuts vex local governments

05/17/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Local City and County Governments in Florida continue to hold their breath as to how seriously they’ll need to cut their budgets after the Legislature convenes next month.

 

Yesterday House Democrats produced their plan to provide propert...

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Hillsborough County Commissioners unsure about new Voting Bill

05/16/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Any day now, Governor Charlie Crist is poised to sign legislation mandating that all 15 counties in Florida get rid of touch screen voting machines.

 

There has been some grumbling about that from some local Supervisors of Election – who now ar...

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Hillsborough County looks to help responsible drinkers

05/16/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Hillsborough County Commission moved forward on new legislation that would allow inebriated bar patrons to leave their car overnight at an establishment without fear of having their auto towed.

 

The proposal was brought forward by Commissioner K...

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Mel White on Jerry Falwell

05/16/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Mel White on Jerry Falwell

 

Mel White worked with the late Reverend Jerry Falwell, collaborating on a book project.  They knew each other on a professional basis.  Then White stunned Falwell and many others in the...

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WHAT WOMEN VOTERS WANT POLITICIANS TO HEAR

05/16/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Newsweek contributing editor Melinda Henneberger was a reporter for the New York Times for 10 years. Previously, she was on a Pulitzer prize-winning team at New York Newsday.

Soon after the 2004 presidential election, Henneberger set out across the country to listen to women of all ages and occupations express their opinions on the major issues of our time. Over eighteen months she interviewed more than two hundred women in twenty states, ...

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NEW FILM CALLED USA VS AL-ARIAN TO PREMIER TOMORROW AT THE TAMPA THEATRE

05/15/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Next up-- tomorrow night at the Tampa Theatre (7:30PM), a new film about a sensational local terror trial, premiers in Tampa for just one showing. The film is called USA VERSUS AL-ARIAN. WMNF is co-sponsoring the film showing tomorrow night.

We're joined now by Line Halvorssen, the film's director....and Tone Andersen the film's photographer.

Line Halvorsen (b. 1969) has worked as a director and editor on more than 20 documentaries and travel series for Norwegian a...

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PBS TO CARRY A NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED SPYING ON THE HOMEFRONT

05/15/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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President Bush describes his domestic anti-terrorist measures as narrow and targeted, but a new PBS FRONTLINE investigation has found that the National Security Agency (NSA) has engaged in wiretapping and monitoring the internet communications of millions of Americans. The FBI conducted a data sweep on 250,000 Las Vegas vacationers; The FBI and and more than 50 other agencies are mining commercial data banks to an unprecedented degree and have even been assigning suspicion ratings to anyon...

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Activists angry at new law limiting petition gathering

05/15/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida Governor Charlie Crist is poised any day now to sign a sweeping elections reform bill .  Among the major provisions in the law is one that will move the state’s presidential primary will move from March to January 29th , 2008, making Florida the first mega state to vote in the presidential primaries.

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Romney GOP Debate Party in Temple Terrace

05/15/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tonight in South Carolina, the 10 men running for the Republican nomination for President meet for their 2nd nationally televised debate.

Even though it’s just May, it’s an important event for the candidates – especially for those challenging the front-runner right now, Rudy Guiliani.

Former Massachusetts Gover...

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Line Halvorsen Interview Part II

05/15/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tomorrow night the documentary, “USA vs. Al-Arian” will be screened one time only at the Tampa Theatre at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are still available at the box office.

 

The film features interviews with many close obse...

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