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Tampa water rates to go up

05/03/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa citizens will soon have to pay more for water bills come in the mail.  That word came down today from the City’s Water Department Director, Brad Baird, who said the drought like conditions are requiring the City to purchase more water from Tampa Bay Water than was originally budgeted for. (roll tape#1 o.q.”a pass thru charge”)

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Tampa tweaks order on subcontracting for women and minority businesses

05/03/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A year ago the City of Tampa received the results of A disparity study that concluded that a disproportionate amount of major city contracts went to white male-owned businesses.   However , it said that the City was doing fine in making sure that minority and women owned businesses were getting a piece of Sub-contracts.

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INTERVIEW WITH BBC INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER GREG PALAST

05/02/07 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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In his new book ARMED MADHOUSE: FROM BAGHDAD TO NEW ORLEANS- SORDID SECRETS AND STARNGE TALES OF A WHITE HOUSE GONE WILD, investigative reporter Greg Palast brings to print a different take on many of the major stories of the past three years. Hurricane Katrina? Palast says the Bush administration's FEMA officials knew the levees were breaking and failed to warn New Orleans residents in time. Was the Iraq war about oil? No, says Palast. At least not about controlling oil. Palast says it w...

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FCC Hearings in Tampa on Media Ownership issues

05/01/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last night at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa there was a public hearing on the Broadcast Media Ownership Review currently being conducted by the Federal Communications Commission. This was the fourth of six meetings around the country. All five members of the FCC attended; representatives from me...

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DISCUSSION OF YESTERDAY'S FCC HEARINGS IN TAMPA

05/01/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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The entire Federal communications Commission was in Tampa yesterday to hold a public hearing on media ownership. On this edition of Radioactivity, Rob Lorei played back some of the speeches given at yesterday's hearing and opened the phones for listeners. In the opening 45 minutes we heard speeches from the following participants: FCC Commissioner Jonathan Edelstein, Bill Carey, General Manager of WFTS-TV and Incoming President of the Florida Association of Broadcasters
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New local progressive voice to get weekly show on Tampa Bay airwarves

05/01/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Throughout much of yesterday’s FCC hearing, there were many voices clamoring for more diversity of thought in television and radio.

 

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