News & Public Affairs

Friday March 27, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH CONNIE JACKSON OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. Mark Antokas

INTRO: With so many competing organizations scrambling to accept aid to those helpless against Katrina’s fury on the Gulf Coast, it is not unusual for some organizations to have a conflict in exactly how to help those in need. In a story brought to you last Friday on the Holy Ground homeless shelter, owner founder Lisa Barabas-Henry had some scathing remarks regarding the American Red Cross. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more.

SCRIPT: The HolyGround Homeless Shelter in Hudson, run ...

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CSI'S EFFECT ON NEWS MEDIA-Andrew Stelzer

The National Institute of Justice is holding an conference on Science, Technology and the Law at the Renaissance Vinoy hotel in St Petersburg this week. Today, about 100 people spent their lunchtime at a panel discussion regarding “ THE 'CSI EFFECT' AND THE IMPACT OF NEWS COVERAGE ON HIGH PROFILE CASES. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular CBS television series about a team of forensic scientists investigating mysterious and unusual deaths in Las Vegas, Nevada. WMNFs Andrew St...

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ACORN Responds to Hurricane Katrina - by Emily Reddy

This Saturday ACORN held a town hall meeting in response to hurricane Katrina at the All Nations Outreach Center in Tampa. ACORN is a community organization which fights for social and economic justice and which has its national headquarters in New Orleans. About 30 community members came together to discuss what could be done to help Katrina survivors and how they think we should handle a similar disaster in the Tampa Bay area. WMNF's Emily Reddy has more.

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VETERANS FOR PEACE GOES TO SCHOOL, OR TRIES TO -By Mitch E. Perry

This morning, members of the group Veterans For Peace distributed literature about military recruiters at Dixie Hollins High School in the Pinellas County town of Kenneth City. The appearance was the 4th at Pinellas County Schools -that is, distributing literature against the military – but ideally, members of the group would prefer to address students like the military is allowed to do. Dwight Lawton is from the Group Veterans for Peace in Tampa Bay.(roll tape#1 o.q.�and tho...

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“Bring Them Home Now Tour� - Ann Wright with Mary Glenney, WS

Ann Wright. We continue our coverage of Cindy Sheehan and her attempts to get answers from “W�. Ann has been running the operation of Camp Casey in Crawford and now is traveling with the “Bring Them Home Tour.� The bus tour will end in Washington for the antiwar demonstration September 24. They have been in Tallahassee and Gainesville, Florida this week, and are heading for Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia.. Ann Wright spent 26 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. ...

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Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, The Nation with Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Katrina vanden Heuvel – View of Hurricane Katrina

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, The Nation. Katrina vanden Heuvel will share her view of the hurricane disaster. She said, “Like all Americans, I was horrified watching pictures of the destruction wrought by the hurricane. And like others who share the name Katrina, I found it eerie hearing and reading my name all over the news. But when Fox started calling the storm Killer Katrina, I prayed some right-wing idiot wouldn't st...

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Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, The Nation with Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Katrina vanden Heuvel – View of Hurricane Katrina

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, The Nation. Katrina vanden Heuvel will share her view of the hurricane disaster. She said, “Like all Americans, I was horrified watching pictures of the destruction wrought by the hurricane. And like others who share the name Katrina, I found it eerie hearing and reading my name all over the news. But when Fox started calling the storm Killer Katrina, I prayed some right-wing idiot wouldn't st...

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Marjorie Cohn, law professor and Truthout columnist on John Roberts hearings and Hurricane Katrina with Mary Glenney, WS

Marjorie Cohn. Marjorie will talk about Katrina and its aftermath – “The Two Americas.� She will also talk about “The Roberts Court.� Are these issues connected? Some see John Roberts as an acolyte of the late Chief Justice Rehnquist. What judicial philosophies did they share and why are they so important to be examined now. All of the concerns and questions concerning John Roberts are magnified in the prism of the enormous effects the Supreme Court has on ...

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INTERVIEW WITH LISA BARABAS-HENRY OF THE HOLYGROUND HOMELESS SHELTER. Mark Antokas

INTRO: In an effort to understand some of the motivations which drive those involved in helping those affected by the devastation of hurricane Katrina, WMNF’s Mark Antokas spoke yesterday with Lisa Barabas-Henry, the director of the Holyground Homeless Shelter, in Hudson.

SCRIPT: Lisa Barabas-Henry has not stopped in over ten days. The homeless shelter she founded fifteen years ago on Denton Avenue, is a beehive of activity; cars loaded with canned goods, water, toweling and toiletr...

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DEBATE ON SMART GROWTH-Andrew Stelzer

This week, the Florida chapter of the American Planning Associstion is holding their annual conference in St Petersburg. Several hundered planners gathered to hear a debate on value of rail systems and smart growth for cities. Smart growth has been adopted by most planners worldwide ove rteh last few decades as the best way to avoid sprawl. It includes public transportation, walkable communities, community commons and parks rather that large yards for each house, and often requires extensi...

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