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Lorna Bracewell performs in parking lot party

12/06/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Singer/songwriter and activist Lorna Bracewell performed during the parking lot party.

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Local women activists speak out

12/06/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Local women activists talked about their work in the Tampa Bay area. Participants were: Sally Phillips, HCDEC state Rep. and LGBT Chair; Grace Maneri, The Spring; Sarah Romeo, Crossroads; Terry Binder, SOA Watch; Pat Kemp, HCDEC Chair; Betsy Davis, WOMEN.

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Juniper Trio jams at WMNF

12/06/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Frances and Jazz provided live music during the WMNF All-Day parking lot party.

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Storms concerned about melamine in infant formula listen

12/05/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The presence of melamine in baby formula led to 13,000 hospitalizations and at least two deaths in China. Last month, the Associated Press reported that tests by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had found traces of melamine in the infant formula of a major U.S. manufacturer of formula.

In response, on Tuesday Sen. Ronda Storms, a Republican from Brandon, wrote letters to two Florida cabinet members asking them to take action to protect consumers. WMNF spoke with Storms, who recently ...

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Children’s Board outlines its legislative priorities listen

12/05/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County provides families “with the services needed to live healthier, more productive lives,” according to its website. This morning during its annual Legislative Breakfast, the Children’s Board presented 19 priorities for the upcoming legislative session.

One priority of the Children’s Board is to allow relatives who have informal, but not legal, ...

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Castor to host foreclosure workshop in Tampa listen

12/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Mortgage Bankers Association said today that the percentage of U.S. mortgage holders who were behind in their payments soared to a record 6.99 percent of loans outstanding in the third quarter, and the number of mortgages somewhere in the foreclosure process was also at a new high.

Earlier this week, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced a handshake deal with "many" Florida banks who have agreed to voluntarily delay scheduling foreclosure sales of homesteaded homes for 45 days.

But t...

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Betty Reed weighs in on Ray Sansom listen

12/05/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida’s new Speaker of the House, Ray Sansom, has been criticized for accepting a position with Northwest Florida State College on the day he became House Speaker. Sansom, a Republican from Destin, helped funnel $25 million to the school earlier this year. Because of that, some have called for Speaker Sansom to resign from one or both of his new positions.

Rep. [Betty Reed](http://www.myfloridahouse.g...

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Pasco DEC chair defends her tenure

12/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tomorrow in Pasco County, Democrats will decide whether to retain their current chair, Allison Morano, or vote for her challenger, Jose Pena.

We heard from Pena last night; tonight, we hear from the incumbent.

Allison Morano has been in the Sunshine State for nearly a decade. She ended up leading the Pasco County Chamber of Commerce from 2001 to 2004. She then got involved with the Pasco Democrats, saying that the party wasn’t very strong. She was elected chair of the Party in early ...

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Sarasota talking with Orioles about training camp listen

12/04/08 Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Sarasota County Commissioners discussed negotiations with the Baltimore Orioles at their annual retreat on Tuesday. Possible deals with the Boston Red Sox were recently abandoned.

After three negotiation sessions with the Orioles, Sarasota County Commissioners settled down to listen to a report from Deputy Administrator Dave Bullock. Commissioner Nora Paterson had concerns about the bottom line.

The bottom line for the capitol costs requests by the Baltimore Orioles is $65 million. Eve...

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Discussion on expectations of the Obama presidency listen

12/04/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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How will President-elect Barack Obama tackle the critical issues facing America? The University of South Florida’s Department of Africana Studies and Institute on Black Life attempted to answer that question today in a roundtable discussion called “A Change Has Come.”

Rhetoric doctoral student Kendra Bryant read her work, “We Be Theorizing,” that catalogs accomplishments ...

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Andrew Harvey on sacred activism

12/04/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our guest today is Andrew Harvey. Andrew has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the California Institute of Integral Studies, Wisdom University and in various spiritual centers throughout the United States.

He was the subject of the 1993 BBC documentary, "The Making of a Modern Mystic." He is executive director of the Center for Spiritual Democracy and the founder and director ...

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Tampa City Council approves TECO franchise listen

12/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The ongoing drama regarding a 25-year franchise agreement between the city of Tampa and Tampa Electric Co. ended today, with the council voting 4-3 to approve the agreement.

The city has gone without an agreement for 3-1/2 years, but finally approved a contract last month.

But a week later rejected it when Council Member Joseph Caetano changed his vote, saying the city had already spent too much time and money negotiating the deal.

Thomas Scott asked City Attorney Chip Fletcher if...

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Liberal Group asks Floridians about House speaker listen

12/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The liberal advocacy group Progress Florida is conducting a poll on its website regarding the status of Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom, R-Destin, who recently became a vice president at Northwest Florida State College.

Sansom has been blasted by newspaper editorial boards throughout the Sunshine State for accepting the job at his alma mater after helping provide $25 million in appropriations for the school earlier this year.

Among the questions Progress Florida asks are: Should Sansom...

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Human Rights Council honors four activists

12/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council announced recipients of its annual awards Thursday morning in Tampa.

The annual ceremony – to be commemorated at a breakfast next week - comes on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Hank Warren Memorial Award was given to Pat Frank, the longtime Tampa legislator who now works as clerk of the court in Hillsborough County. Frank said has received several awards, but said she could not think of receivin...

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Race for Democratic Chair in Pasco County heats up listen

12/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

On Saturday, Pasco County Democrats will vote on whether to retain their current chair, Alison Morano, or to replace her with challenger Jose Pena.

Pena was elected as a precinct man in Pasco in 2004. He got involved in politics in his native Ohio starting in the late 1970s, supporting Dennis Kucinich in his race for mayor of Cleveland.

Pena has been telling Pasco County Democrats that although change came to America last month, it stopped at the Pasco County line.

Pena says that d...

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