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Interview with Line Halvorsen, the director of "USA vs. Al-Arian" Part I

05/14/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Wednesday night, the documentary “USA vs. Al-Arian  will be shown at the Tampa Theatre.

 

Coming into town for the one time only public showing in Tampa is th...

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Buckhorn weighs in on latest Florida Presidential Poll

05/14/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani are leading their closest presidential rivals by 2-1 margins in Florida .That data comes from a St. Petersburg Times/ Bay News 9 poll released yesterday.  It shows New York Senator Hilary  leading her closest rival, Barack Obama, by 23 percentage points, 42 to...

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Local Group gets grant to help Foster Kids

05/11/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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According to the Associated Press, approximately 20,000 teenagers who turn 18  each year  "age out" of the foster care system with neither an adoptive nor a blood-relation family to support them. Scores of state and local initiatives are bei...

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Bike Rides to take place throughout Tampa Bay next week

05/11/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This is National Bicycle Month, and local bike activists are gearing up for the occasion in a major way.

 

Nearly everyday next week, the group is planning a major bike ride to bring attention to the joys of bike riding, beginning Monday mornin...

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Air Quality in Tampa Bay Extremely Poor

05/11/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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For the 2nd time in 4 days, the Tampa Bay area was inundated this morning with smoke eminating from fires burning throughout the state, creating challenging breathing & viewing conditions throughout the region.

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Climate Change Conference in Tampa - Day 3

05/11/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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 WMNF News has reported this week on a Climate Change Conference that concluded today in Tampa. The conference brought together scientists, environmentalists, and policy makers to discuss the unique issues of climate change in Florida and to make recommendations to present to the state’s Century Comm...

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Harbor Island Street Car extention proving controversial

05/10/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last month the Tampa City Council voted to provide symbolic support a 1/3 of a mile extention of the streetcar line.

The extension will run up Franklin Street from the streetcar stop near the Tampa Convention Center to Whiting Street.But it’s not by any stretch a done deal...

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Tampa City Council approves Turanchik project

05/10/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Despite objections from some West Tampa Citizens, the Tampa City Council today approved developer Ed Turanchik’s proposal to add about 150 new homes in the West Tampa Area.

 

Turanchik needed Council approval because the area is part of a...

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"U.S. vs. Al-Arian" to be released

05/10/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Next Wednesday night, the film, “The United States vs. Al-Arian”, will be shown at the Tampa Theatre.  The announcement was made today in front of the Tampa Theatre, by Ahmed Bedier, Director of the Tampa office of the Council on American Islamic Relations, and a WMNF programmer (roll tape#1 o.q.’  in the country”)  <...

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A MAJORITY OF IRAQI PARLIAMENT MEMBERS CALL FOR A TIMETABLE FOR U.S. WITHDRAWAL

05/10/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest was Raed Jarrar who co-wrote a piece for Alternet.org about a majority of Iraq's members of Parliament calling for an end to the U.S. occupation.

Jarrar and Joshua Holland wrote the recent piece "Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation," which states: "On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media, more than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country; 144 lawmakers signed onto a legisla...

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STANDING WOMEN FOR PEACE EVENTS IN SARASOTA

05/10/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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 This Sunday, thousands of people around the globe will stand together insilence for five minutes in local parks, schools, churches and other gathering places topromote a better world for future generations. The result will be a 24-hour wave ofstanding to mo...

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Global Warming Panel

05/09/07 Alvaro Montelegre
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Serious concerns and varied solutions were presented yesterday at the second public hearing of the Climate Change Advisory Group to the Florida Energy Commission.

The meeting was held at the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority at Tampa Airport.

Dr. Stephen Mulkey, Professor at the University of Florida and Science Advisor to the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida, painted a grim picture to happen soon unless steps are taken to control global warming.

The public comment...

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Climate Change Conference - Effects on Florida, Day 1

05/09/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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 Today at the Tampa Renaissance Hotel, a Climate Change Conference brought together scientists and policy makers to discuss climate change in Florida and come up with recommendations to present to the state’s Century Commission. Today was the first of the three-day conference hosted by the Patel Center for Glo...

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IS IT TIME TO CREATE A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACE?

05/09/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Our guest during this segment was Dorothy Maver, PhD, executive director of The Peace Alliance. From their website:

"The Peace Alliance is a nonpartisan citizen action organization advocating for legislation that supports a culture of peace. We work to foster positive, proactive change toward the creation of a more nonviolent and peaceful world.

The Peace...

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WHAT WILL THE U.S. DO ABOUT ALLEGED TERRORIS LUIS POSADA CARILLES?

05/09/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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In El Paso, Texas, federal judge has dismissed the indictment of Cuban exile militant Luis Posada Carriles on immigration and fraud charges.

U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone issued a written order dropping the charges accusing 79-year-old Posada of lying to immigration officials about how he sneaked into the country in March 2005.



The trial of the controversial anti-Castro Cuban militant was set to start next week, but the judge made the surprise decis...

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