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Prostate cancer experts discuss advanced treatments listen

11/24/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Seven researchers revealed advanced treatments for prostate cancer this afternoon at the Moffitt Cancer Center on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. The progress is significant because this year nearly 29,000 men will die of prostate cancer and more than 186,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Prostate cancer often occurs in older men. It forms in the tissues of the pr...

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Civil Rights groups condemn hate crimes listen

11/24/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Earlier this month, a Long Island man of Ecuadoran descent, was beaten to death by a group of teenagers simply because he was Latino.

In the wake of that and some other recent incidents, a host of civil rights groups today addressed what they said was the growing amount of hate crimes in the U.S. - particularly against Latinos, who they say have become a target due to the vitriolic rhetoric against illegal immigrants by public officials and members of the news media.

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British financial historian criticizes Hank Paulson listen

11/24/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Niall Ferguson is a financial historian and author of the new book,The Ascent of Money. He told WMNF today that President-elect Barack Obama has had to make the moves he’s made recently because the country is demanding leadership on the economy.

That’s Niall Ferguson, a professor of history at Harvard University and a senior fellow at Oxford University in England. He’s also the author of The Ascent of Money. We’ll speak to him about his new book on tomorrow night’s newscast.

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Author discusses biography of Michelle Obama

11/22/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Michelle, by Liza Mundy, is the first comprehensive biography of Michelle Obama. In the book, Washington Post staff writer Liza Mundy offers insight into our new first lady.

Drawing on hundreds of interviews with Michelle’s friends, family, former co-workers, classmates, numerous detractors and even Michelle herself, Mundy supplies a deeply reported, balanced portrait of the woman making history alongside Barack Obama.

With her husband’s historic election, Michelle Obama is offi...

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Suede in concert

11/22/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Pop/Jazz/Blues phenom Suede plays piano, guitar and trumpet, but voice is her first instrument and entertaining is clearly her first love. She sings original material and pop, blues and jazz standards like nobody you've ever heard.

Celebrating 25 years as a full-time independent artist Suede is proud to announce the release of Dangerous Mood, her new CD. Suede will appear in concert Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at King of Peace MCC Church, 3150 5th Ave. N., St. Pete. A VIP reception with Suede a...

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Report from School of Americas Protest

11/22/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Nov. 21-23, 2008, thousands will converge on Fort Benning, Georgia, for the November Vigil to Close the School of the Americas.

Terri Binder, a listener from Sarasota, will report live from the protest.

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Prins on rescue plan for troubled assets

11/22/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Economist Nomi Prins brings us up to date on the economy. She is a senior fellow at the Public Policy Center Demos and is the author of Other People’s Money and Jacked: How “Conservatives are Picking Your Pocket.

She is a reformed Wall Streeter and frequent contributor to Mother Jones and The Huffington Post. Bringing us up to date on the economy, she helps us understand what has transpired and where we are headed.

For more information, visit [NomiPrins.com](http://www.nomip...

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St Pete Mayor and City Council get flu shots listen

11/21/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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To draw attention to flu season, St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker and several members of the City Council received influenza immunizations this morning. They hope it encourages others to do the same.

Jolene Bivens is with the American Lung Association of Florida Gulfcoast Area and promoted their Faces of Influenza campaign.

Visit the website Facesofinfluenza.com to see if you belong to a population that should get a flu shot.

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St. Pete annexes part of Tierra Verde listen

11/21/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The City of St. Petersburg has agreed to annex part of Tierra Verde despite opposition from many residents who live nearby. The change in the properties’ jurisdiction from unincorporated Pinellas County may allow developers to build 8-story condominiums.

Before the City Council’s vote, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker said that he favored annexation of the two properties totaling 18 acres plus 10 acres of underwater state land.

“I am recommending support of this annexation and I’ll give ...

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Book revisits 1970s classic listen

11/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In the 1970s, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig, sold millions of copies and was described as the most widely read philosophy book ever.

One man who fell under the spell of that book was Mark Richardson, who ended up taking the same itinerary, from Minneapolis to San Francisco as did Pirsig.

Richardson has now written his own book on it, called, Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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Florida Democrats ponder their fate listen

11/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Although Barack Obama won the state of Florida and key bay area counties like Hillsborough and Pinellas, he carried few local candidates on his coattails.

The Florida Democratic Party won a total of one legislative seat in the 2008 elections, and there has been talk that Chairwoman Karen Thurman may be challenged for her job next month.

Jon Ausman, a member of the Democratic National Committee, based in Tallahassee, says the problem with Democrats not making larger inroads in Florida is...

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Will St. Pete annex Tierra Verde? listen

11/20/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tomorrow the St. Petersburg City Council will decide whether to annex about 18 acres of Tierra Verde. Yesterday the Pinellas Planning Council voted against recommending the controversial annexation.

St. Petersburg City Council member Jim Kennedy is on the Planning Council but voted in the minority. This afternoon WMNF asked Kennedy about the possible Tierra Verde annexation. “It’s on the agenda and probably will be ultimately decided tomorrow.”

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Fairness Doctrine on trial at Tiger Bay listen

11/20/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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From its adoption in 1949 until it was repealed in 1987, the fairness doctrine required that all broadcast media address controversial issues that are of concern to the public and present contrasting points of view. Should it be brought back? That was the debate this afternoon at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club.

Jim Barrens is a community organizer and he runs a website called The Justice Factory. In part because AM radio now is dominat...

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Tampa City Council rejects bid for new night club in Ybor listen

11/20/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Despite the worsening economy and the fact that Ybor City remains a ghost town four nights a week, the Tampa City Council today rejected a wet zoning for a new restaurant/nightclub in the heart of the historic entertainment district.

The proposed club would have been at the corner of 7th Avenue and 17th Street.

Joseph Diaz was speaking for the property’s owner, Sussex Holdings. The building in question has been vacant for nearly three years. Diaz said in that time there has been no int...

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City Council debates use of foreclosure revenue listen

11/20/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa City Council officials were expected today to rubberstamp a proposal by Mayor Pam Iorio that will allow the city to receive $13.6 million to address the foreclosure crisis.

But one City Councilman’s objections led to a much longer debate this morning at Council chambers.

Cindy Miller is director of the Growth Management and Development Services for the city of Tampa. She says the plan is to purchase or refurbish approximately 110 properties, with a concentration of homes in the S...

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