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Immigrant Rights Group targets Mel Martinez

05/09/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This afternoon immigrant rights activists held a prayer vigil in front of Florida Senator Mel Martinez Tampa Congressional office.

 

They’re calling on the GOP Senator to support ...

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Sandra Steingraber on Rachel Carson

05/09/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Rachel Carson’s book, “Silent Spring” has been called the literary work that launched the modern environmental movement.  Published in 1962, the pivotal tract alerted a large audience to the environmental and human dangers of indiscriminate use of pe...

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NEW CABLE TELEVISION BILL DRAWS OPPOSITION FROM CONSUMER GROUPS

05/08/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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 Cable television subscribers who have been able to rely on their local governments to regulate service may soon be calling Tallahassee for help.

A bill that was passed by the Florida House and Senate late last week would take control away from local governments and turn it over to the state. Supporters believe it will help increase competition among television, teleph...

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PREVIEW OF UPCOMING CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN TAMPA

05/08/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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The Patel Center for Global Solutions at USF is co-hosting with Florida Atlantic University a TWO-DAY Climate Change conference focusing on Florida issues. The conference starts tomorrow at the Renaissance Hotel in International Plaza in Tampa.

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Governor Christ to veto Tuition Increase?

05/08/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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 No word yet when and if Governor Charlie Crist will in fact veto the proposal that would raise the tuition costs at Florida’s 3 largest universities as much as 40 percent in the near future. State lawmakers last week ...

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Media Study on whiteness of cable news hosts

05/08/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

 


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Michael Fechter quits Tampa Tribune-works for Steven Emerson

05/07/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tampa Tribune reporter Michael Fechter, whose reporting led to the decade long federal investigation of Sami Al-Arian,  has left the Tribune, and will soon go to work for one of his closest sources on that story, Terrorism profiler Steven Emerson.

 

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No Fault Auto Insurance to fade away?

05/07/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida lawmakers last week failed to find a way to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance law.

 

That means the current regulation  – which requires drivers to purchase personal injury protection, or PIP, will expir...

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Global Marijuana March

05/07/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In over 200 cities across the globe on Saturday, marijuana enthusiasts took to the streets, proclaiming their love for and the decriminalization of the weed, in what was called the 2007 Global Marijuana March.In Tampa, about a dozen such advocates took to holding signs in front of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s local office, on Westshore Boulevard across the...

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Ben Wilcox on Florida Voting Bill

05/04/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Last night we reported on the legislation that will eliminate touch screen voting machines in Florida, AND move up the state’s Presidential Primary to January 29th, making Florida the first large state in the country to vote for Presidential nominees.

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Kid Care Dies in State Senate

05/04/07 Mitch Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Kid Care Bill Dies

 

Among the disappointments being chalked up to this legislative session, is the failure of the State Senate to come to terms with a bill passed by the House to  overhaul the state run health care pr...

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Early Presidential Primary creating havoc for Florida Democratic Party

05/04/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Although Governor Charlie Crist, Speaker of the House Marco Rubio, and other Florida politicians say they’re thrilled with the move to push Florida’s Presidential Primary next year all the way up to January, many others are not.

 

That in...

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Louise Thompson on why she hates "Consumer Choice Act of 2007"

05/04/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Consumer Cable Bill

 

One controversial piece of legislation headed to Governor Charlie Crist’s desk is what is known as the Consumer Choice act of 2007,  which has been championed in the House by Tampa GOP Representative Trey...

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Tampa Immigrants Rally

05/03/07 Alvaro Montealegre
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A large group of immigrants met on the corner of Dale Mabry and Columbus Avenue in Tampa to demand immigration reform.

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USF Students on the Bush War Spending Veto

05/03/07 Brandon Martin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Length: 4'49"

Intro: WNMF's Brandon Martin went around the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida yesterday to ask students how they felt about President Bush's veto of the recent Iraq war spending bill.

The students you will hear are Charlie Helfrick, Wes Roos, Tyler Sexton, Shivanna Harridan, Walt Walker, Jeremy Garrett, Ian Gillingham, Akula Entsuah, Marie Thomas, Bryan Baez, and Angel Wright.

Luckily I was wrong ...

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