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Sarah Palin selected as VP nominee

08/30/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Ruth Rosen, a well-known professor at the University of California, talked about Sarah Palin and her involvement in Feminists for Life.

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Woman advocates for more progressive voices

08/30/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Gwendolyn Mink, daughter of Patsy Mink, talks about the need of women to be aware of sexism and to try more effective methods to obtain their goals.

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Doctor discusses universal health care

08/30/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Mardge Cohen talked about universal health care and the crisis affecting everyone.

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Democratic Convention

08/30/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Pat Kemp, delegate from Tampa and wife of WMNF Program Director Randy Wynne, discussed her attendance at the Democratic Convention and her involvement with women's issues and caucuses.

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McCain picks Sarah Palin as running mate listen

08/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain attempted to steal thunder from last night’s acceptance speech by Barack Obama today. McCain announced his choice of vice presidential running mate this afternoon, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. McCain made the announcement at a rally in Dayton, Ohio.

Like McCain, Palin is a conservative who has shown willingness to clash with others in her own party. A self-described hockey mom and political reformer, Palin is a first-term governor who's...

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Forum on threat of offshore oil drilling in Florida listen

08/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and presumptive Republican Presidential nominee John McCain are in favor of reversing decades of precedent to allow oil drilling off the coast of Florida.

Tomorrow a coalition of environmental groups will hold a forum in Clearwater to educate residents about the threat of offshore oil drilling. Today WMNF spoke with Joe Murphy, Florida coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network.

The forum tomorrow night about the threat of oil drilling off the coast of Flor...

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Anderson: Climate change is a human rights issue listen

08/29/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson was known as one of the most progressive mayors in the country. His second term ended earlier this year; he chose to not seek a third term.

Anderson is currently president of the advocacy group High Road for Human Rights. WMNF spoke with Anderson earlier this month at the Florida Conference of Cities meeting in Tampa. We conclude this three-part series by asking Anderson why he considers global climate disrup...

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Florida Partners in Crisis honors champions listen

08/28/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The goals of the group Florida Partners in Crisis include reducing the number of people with mental health and substance abuse issues in the criminal justice system. During their bimonthly board meeting in Tampa today, Partners in Crisis honored legislators and set goals for next legislative session.

Republican Sen. Victor Crist and Reps. Bill Galvano and Ed Homan were given the Florida Partners in Crisis 2008 “Champion Award” for legislation they sponsored. Florida law does not requi...

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Darden Rice concedes commission race listen

08/28/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Darden Rice officially conceded her bid for Pinellas County Commission today after learning that even if she won all of the provisional ballots cast on Tuesday, it still would not trigger an automatic recount in her her Pinellas County Commission District 3 Democratic primary loss to Rene Flowers. A candidate needs to finish within half a percentage point to trigger an automatic machine recount.

WMNF spoke with Rice this afternoon.

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Ex-GOP House Manager named to Supreme Court listen

08/28/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Gov. Charlie Crist today selected Charles Canady for a seat on the Florida Supreme Court.

Canady will fill the vacancy left by Justice Raoul Cantero III, who has served on the Florida Supreme Court since 2002.

Canady, a former GOP congressman, is best known as being among those who prosecuted President Bill Clinton in the 1999 Senate impeachment trial. He later served as general counsel to Gov. Jeb Bush and defended Bush’s school voucher program, which let children from failing public...

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Clinton delegates down in the dumps listen

08/28/08 Mitch E. Perry and Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In an emotional meeting leading up to the Democratic roll call of the states last night, Hillary Rodham Clinton released her convention delegates to vote for Barack Obama.

A roll call vote began but was cut off after just a few states voted – as the New York Delegation – and Clinton herself – then announced that the convention should vote by acclamation for Obama.

Shortly after Clinton addressed her delegates, WMNF’s Virginia Hoffman spoke with some Clinton delegates to get th...

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Vendor blamed for optical scan problems listen

08/27/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Results from yesterday’s primary in Hillsborough County were slow to be released. Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson blames a software issue with the new optical scan machines manufactured by Premier Election Solutions.

Johnson is not the only one critical of the Premier machines. In a press conference Wednesday afternoon, the Director of Government Affairs for Premier Kathy Rogers said her company did not provide adequate documentation for their GEMS software to Hillsborough County ...

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Tampa Bay area primary wrapup

08/27/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tuesday's primary election drew the lowest statewide voter turnout for a primary in at least 50 years, and perhaps the lowest ever.

In Hillsborough County, a paltry 4 percent showed up at the polls. There were also problems with returns coming in on time.

In congressional races, attorney and military veteran Bill Mitchell won a close race against John Dicks in the Democratic District 9 race, winning by just 177 votes. Third place finisher Anita DePalma got 28 percent of the vote.

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Busansky blasts Johnson over vote delays listen

08/27/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last night’s delay in election returns from Hillsborough County are being blamed on the vendor Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson is using this year, Premiere Election Solutions.

But that explanation is not flying with former County Commissioner Phyllis Busansky, who is running as a Democrat against Johnson this fall.

WMNF put in a call to Supervisor Johnson's office and hopes to hear from him later today.

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Interview with feminist author Jessica Valenti

08/26/08 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Feminist writer Jessica Valenti published her second book earlier this summer entitled He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know.

In the second half of this interview, WMNF’s Dawn Morgan speaks with the author about her website Feministing.com and the feminist activism young women are involved in today.

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