News & Public Affairs

Friday May 22, 2015


Dr. David C. Korten was our guest. He's the author of the international best-seller When Corporations Rule the World; The Post-Corporate World: Life after Capitalism; Globalizing Civil Society; and Getting to the 21st Century: Voluntary Action and the Global Agenda, and his new book "THE GREAT TURNING: FROM EMPIRE TO EARTH COMMUNITY" among others; co-founder and board chair of the Positive Futures Network, which publishes YES! A Journal of Positive Futures; founder and president of the People...

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After years of legal battles, preliminary construction on the Scripps bio-technology research institute in palm beach county began last month. But after a judges ruling last week, the clearing of environmentally sensitive land on the edge of the everglades may soon come to a halt.

The Scripps Research Institute's top officials have called an emergency executive committee meeting to assess their options, and Today, the Florida Environmental land use law center filed an emergency...

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Al-Arian trial, Addition of Al-Najjar trial testimony, E-evidence - Lance Robson

A prosecution attorney read select portions of testimony given during the immigration hearings for Mazen Al-Najjar, Sami Al-Arian’s brother-in-law, in 2000.

In an undramatic fashion Daniel Vara, who was lead prosecutor in the Al_najjar case, read printed transcripts along with a prosecution attorney.

Bashir Nafi was the research director at the WISE think-tank and the prosecution had hoped to show that Al-Arian encouraged Nafi to falsify his testimony.

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James Yee Headlines CAIR's Annual Banquet in Tampa-By Mitch E. Perry

Former Army Captain James Yee – who was detained for 76 days in solitary confinement after being arrested on suspicions of espionage while working as a Muslim chaplain at Guatanamo Bay, was the keynote speaker Saturday night at the Council on American-Islamic Relations banquet at the Tampa Convention Center.

The Central Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, has had a branch office in Tampa since shortly after the 9/11 attacks – and has b...

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Guns-at-work push sparks heated debate- By Mitch E. Perry

Florida businesses could soon face criminal charges if they try to stop employees from bringing guns to work in their cars, thrusting the state into a growing national debate pitting individual freedom against job safety.

Backed by the National Rifle Association, two state lawmakers have filed bills that would allow workers to have guns at work, as long as the weapons remain locked in their vehicles.

The legislation is modeled after an Oklahoma law that drew national attention when ...

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Last year a Pinellas county circuit court granted class action status to a lawsuit claiming African American children in Pinellas are being denied their right to a “high quality� education, which is in violation of the state constitution. The Pinellas county school board appealed, but last week the 2nd district court of appeals upheld the class action status of the suit. This morning, the man who filed the lawsuit because of the way his son was being treated spoke to the media ab...

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Al-Arian trial, IAF Teacher adds some political context, INS witness, not to Judge- Lance Robson

Today in the trial of Sami Al-arian and three co-defendants, Prosecutors called a teacher and board member at the Islamic Academy of Florida LR reports

Throughout his testimony Dabus seemed irritated. The fact that he was a teacher and a board member at the Islamic Academy of Florida seemed to be of little interest to the government. They focused on a trip Dabus took to Gaza in 1994, as well as his interactions with Sami Al-Arian throughout their 15-year relationship.


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Cindy A. Krueger, M.P.H. discussed her new book with Dr. Carol Roberts and Rob Lorei. She offered advice about -How to fight disease and enhance your immunity -How to avoid medical advice that can do more harm than good -Why nutritional deficiency is a major threat to your health -Why foods advertised as healthy may not be -How to avoid toxins in the environment

About The Author

Cindy A. Krueger, M.P.H. is a health researcher with over 25 years experience in the healthcare indus...

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TIGLFF, Mariruth Kennedy, Board President and Nicole Conn, director, "little man" - Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt, WS

16th Annual Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Mariruth Kennedy, president, Board of Directors and Nicole Conn, director, little man. Preview the festival events and films with Mariruth. Nicole Conn (director of the classic Claire of the Moon) talks about her film, little man – a film about the son that was born 100 days too early and weighed only one pound. Through decisions and challenges that most will never know, we witness the candid portrayal of a family (N...

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Earth Charter Summit, "My Backyard Is Your Backyard" - Jan Roberts, Genie Skypeck - Mary Glenney, Arlene Engelhardt, Women's Show

5th Annual Earth Charter Community Summit October 8th

Earth Charter representatives Genie Skypeck, Jan Roberts and Maryann Ferenc will give us an update on the 5th Annual Earth Charter Community Summit, “My Backyard is Your Backyard: Building a Spirit of Community.� This year’s festival will be hosted by Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus, Saturday, October 8 from 1-5 pm. This is an event for the whole family and will include the “Earth Scouts Fes...

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