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Nancy Soderberg on "The Prosperity Agenda"

08/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Nancy Soderberg served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in President Bill Clinton’s second term in office. She’s also the co-author of the new book, The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America--and What We Need in Return.

WMNF spoke to her by telephone today from her home in Jacksonville. In the first of a two-part interview, we asked Soderburg what she makes of the renewed focus of attention on Afghanistan.

Barack Obama for years has argued that is the cent...

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Tampa Port Director not fond of new hub

08/05/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In May, the Florida Legislature rejected the state Department of Transportation’s agreement with CSX Railroad to buy 61 miles of track in Central Florida. But since the purchase agreement doesn't expire until next year, supporters are preparing for a second legislative battle next spring.

The railroad wants to shift freight trains out of Orlando and send them through downtown Lakeland and Plant City to a proposed 318-acre hub in Winter Haven.

Supporters say when completed, the transport...

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FRRC fights for ex-felon's voter rights

08/04/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Over the weekend, the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), a non-partisan group committed to reforming voting rights for ex-felons, held its statewide annual convention at Stetson University’s College of Law in Tampa. The group is campaigning to make the process for disenfranchised felons to obtain their rights more efficient and effective by pushing for an amendment on the statewide ballot that would automatically restore suffrage.

Florida has recently been one of only three state...

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Event raises $10K for shelter for female war vets listen

08/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Early Saturday night in Ybor City, Romeo’s Art Gallery was the place to be in Tampa. Nearly 30 local artists were donating their art to help raise funds for a new shelter being constructed for 16 female Iraq war veterans from the Tampa Bay \area.

The name of the event was “Faces of Athena,” and it was the brainchild of former state legislator Sara Romeo. Romeo said she got the idea from her role as executive director for Tampa Crossroads.

Romeo said she then began researching the issue...

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Sara Hickman

08/02/08 Mary Glenney
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

Sara talked about her career in Austin and her involvement with the homeless there.

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A talk with Amanda Shaw

08/02/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Amanda Shaw discussed her music career and New Orleans pre- and post-Katrina, with a special emphasis on her involvement in wetlands restoration.

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Crossroad to be shelter for homeless women veterans

08/02/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sarah Romeo, executive director of Crossroads, discussed the problem of homeless female veterans from the Iraqi War, and plans to build a shelter for them.

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Independent Review Commission on Jails meets listen

08/01/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today in Tampa, the Independent Review Commission on Jails held its 10th meeting at the County Center. The commission was established earlier this year to investigate allegations of abuse in the Hillsborough County jail system after the release of a video showing a quadriplegic man being dumped from a wheelchair at the Orient Road Jail.

Mike Pheneger is chairman of the Greater Tampa chapter of the ACLU. He stood before the panel today and discussed his concerns with the sudden escalation o...

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Samm Simpson lays out her platform listen

08/01/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Over the past couple of weeks we’ve features interviews with the Democrats running for Congress in District 10. Last week, when we spoke with Samm Simpson, our interview consisted mainly of her rebutting criticism of essentially sleazy campaigning.

Those charges were made about her and fellow District 10 Democratic candidate Max Linn by state Rep. Rick Kriseman and the St. Petersburg Times editorial page about a couple of neighborhood meetings in the Azalea section of St. Petersburg rega...

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Steele: Race is an issue in presidential campaign listen

08/01/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain or their campaigns today brought up the race card today.

Yesteday, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis slammed Obama, citing the Democrat's remarks on Wednesday that :Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing out that he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills."

One John McCain supporter who has no problems speaking about the issue is Michael Steele, the former Lt. Governor of Maryland. Steele is a Republican, and also...

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Obama holds town hall forum in St. Pete listen

08/01/08 Emily Reddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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At this morning’s Economic Security Town Hall meeting at St. Petersburg’s Gibbs High School, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama outlined a new “emergency economic plan.”

During segregation, Gibbs was the only high school for blacks in St. Petersburg. Today, the first competitive black candidate for president spoke to a crowd of about 1,500 supporters gathered in the school gym. Obama debuted a new plan to stimulate the economy, before opening the floor to questions. He descri...

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