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Saturday August 30, 2014

DISABILITY RIGHTS ACTIVIST GREG SMITH TALKS ABOUT HIS BOOK - Radioactivity

Greg Smith’s life is an amazing tale. Born with muscular dystrophy, the syndicated radio host has turned his physical challenges into his greatest strengths, and has given inspiration to millions through “On A Roll: Talk Radio on Life & Disability,� a nationwide radio show that he created and hosted from his power wheelchair for more than a decade. His new memoir, “On A Roll: Reflections from America’s Wheelchair Dude with the Winning Attitude,� is the sto...

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ALEX GIBNEY, THE DIRECTOR AND WRITER OF THE NEW FILM: ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM - Radioactivity

ALEX GIBNEY, THE DIRECTOR AND WRITER OF THE NEW FILM: ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM. THE COLLAPSE OF ENRON CORPORATION- THE BIGGEST BANKRUPTCY IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATION---HURT THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES, STOCKHOLDERS AND MANY PENSION FUNDS.... IS THE SUBJECT OF A NEW FILM BY OUR GUEST ALEX GIBNEY. ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM- BASED ON A BOOK BY TWO FORTUNE MAGAZINE WRITERS- BETHANY MACLEAN AND PETER ELKIND....THE FILM PREMIERES HERE IN THE BAY AREA THIS WEEKEND.

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CAIR SAYS ANTI-MUSLIM INCIDENTS ON THE RISE - Mitch Perry

Members of a leading Islamic organization say that anti-Muslim crimes are on the rise, in fact the highest recorded figures in over a decade.

This morning in Tampa, CAIR- the Council on American Islamic Relations, released their report, “Unequal Protection�

Ahmed Bedier is the Central Florida Director of CAIR (roll tape#1 o.q.�alarmingly high�)

Bedier took time to indicate the difference between’incidents’ reported and hate crimes â...

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SHAREHOLDERS TRY TO GET PROGRESS ENERGY TO FIGHT CO2 EMMISIONS-Andrew Stelzer

A group of environmental advocates and shareholders is trying to get Progress energy to commit themselves to becoming an environmentally company. This morning, they held a press conference as Progress energy’s shareholders meeting was set to begin at the Hilton hotel in Downtown St Petersburg, calling on the company to be environmentally responsible.

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ACT “when we talk to progress they say that they are meeting legal standards, Florida progress says ...

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RICHARD PAEY GETS HIS APPEAL. Mark Antokas

INTRO: In April of last year, Richard Paey was sentenced to twenty-five years for forging prescriptions and abusing the pain relief medicine Oxycontin. Paey sits in his wheelchair to this day, a victim of a botched 1980’s back surgery and multiple sclerosis, at the Zephyrhills cotrrectional facility in Pasco County. But Paey, who has maintained his innocence all along, saying that he was just medicating his pain, will have a new day in court soon. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more. R...

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JIM WALLIS, Grace Santos

Reporter: Grace Santos Event: Rev. Jim Wallis, author Date of Event: Wed, 11 May 2005, 7pm Location: Hyde Park United Methodist Date of Broadcast: Thur, 12 May 2005, 6pm Evening News

Introduction: Reverend Jim Wallis, the author of God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, spoke at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church last night. WMNF’s Grace Santos files this report. (MITCH SAID HE WOULD WRITE THIS).

Tape:

Rev Wallis:...

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PRESIDENT OF NICARAGUA IN TAMPA PROMOTING CAFTA-Andrew Stelzer

The President of Nicaragua came to Tampa today to campaign for the passage of the Central American free Trade Agreement, abbreviated CAFTA. The proposed trade treaty would include the United States and 6 Latin American countries, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. The agreement has been in the works for several years, and congress may vote on it in the next month, but Hundreds of Thousands of protestors throughout North And Central America h...

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WEED RALLY - Mitch Perry

According to a report released last week,low level marijuana offenders are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement – making up more than 80 percent of the growth in drug arrests since 1980.

On Saturday, Critics of the war on drugs – and specifically on marijuana- gathered in over 180 venues across the world for the Global Marijuana March.

Among those cities participating locally included demonstrations in in Tampa and Sarasota.

Fred Bemis is with th...

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CHARLIE CHRIS TO ANNOUNCE FOR GOVERNOR - Mitch Perry

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced today he is a candidate for Governor next year.

The 48 year old St.Petersburg native is the first major GOP candidate to announce his candidacy…And he will enter the race as the favorite, as recent polls show him ahead of Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher and Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings.

Christ also is ahead of any and all Democrats who have so far entered the race – namely Tampa Congressman Jim Davis and Gainsville...

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THE SUSTAINABILITY SHOW DISCUSSES ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FOR AUTOMOBILES - Radioactivity

Co-hosts Jon Butts and Rob Lorei featured interviews with Sherry Prange of Electro-Automotive (http://www.electroauto.com, 813-429-1989 and electro@cruzio.com) in California, Matt Smith of the USF Clean Energy Research Center (http://www.cerc.eng.usf.edu) and Bill Hayes who makes biodiesel in his home (http://www.suncoastbiofuels.com). The discussion looked at converting cars to electric engines and conversion to using biodiesel. Other topics discussed: energy efficiency, emissions from alte...

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