News & Public Affairs

Sunday January 25, 2015


In CREATIONISM'S TROJAN HORSE (Oxford University Press), Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross examine in full detail the claims and operations of the “Intelligent Design� movement, the most recent manifestation of American creationism. Explaining and analyzing what “design theorists� call their “Wedge Strategy,� they document the Wedge’s aggressive political and public relations campaigning. The most notable feature of the movement’s purportedly new...

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Al-Arian trial, Conversations involving PIJ - by Lance Robson

In the past two weeks the Prosecution has read aloud conversations between Sami Al-Arian and people associated with the PIJ.

The conversations have established that Al-Arian communicated with the movement, but it is essential to Governement's case to establish that Al-Arian collaborated and sent money to the organization after it was designed a terrorist entity in an effort to enable more violence to occur.

Al-Arian's attorneys say that instead of using charities and think ...

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Voters in the city of Temple Terrace have continually elected pro-development candidates including Joe Affronti in last November’s mayoral election. Mayor Affronti supports the proposed Temple Terrace Downtown Revitalization Project and the tax increase needed to fund part of the development. But some residents believe the proposed new downtown has grown too large. Temple Terrace residents will vote Tuesday August 2nd on whether they want to increase their property taxes by 1-mill t...

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Its only August 1st, but in the next week schools all over the Tampa Bay area will open. This morning, the new Hillsborough county schools superintendent held a press conference to lay out her priorities for the coming year, and her tenure as head of the county’s public school system. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT “we can have anything, we just cant have all we want..�

Maryellen Elia’s appearance at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School in east ...

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Upcoming Conference on Intentional Living

Laird Schaub lives in an intentional community (Sand Hill Farm, Missouri). He's involved in the Fellowship for Intentional Communities which is sponsoring a national conference in a few weeks at the Twin Oaks community in Virginia. (; 540-894-5126)

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Peter Bane, the editor of THE PERMACULTURE ACTIVIST MAGAZINE joined WMNF for this segment to discuss the idea of permaculture. A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants, cultural practices such as sheet mulching and trellising, and the integration of animals to recycle nutrients and graze weeds. However, permaculture entails much more than just food production. Energy-efficient buildings, waste water treatm...

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Sunday Forum with guest Reggie Mitchell

Sunday Forum host, Otis Anthony, speaks with attorney Reggie Mitchell in discussing the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. Reggie Mitchell is a representative of the People for the American way.

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Edna Buchanan, author of SHADOWS, crime novelist and reporter - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Edna Buchanan, crime novelist, author of Shadows, the second in the Cold Case Squad series. She covered the police beat for the Miami Herald for 18 years. Calvin Trillin said in his profile of Edna Buchanan, "In Miami, a few figures are regularly discussed by first She talked about her background, her early trip to Miami Beach and falling in love with the area. She always loved to read and decided at age 4 that she wanted to be a writer. She hated school, but was encouraged to write by ...

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Karen Wayland, Natural Resources Defense Council - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Save Energy? Bring Gas Prices Down?

Karen Wayland, Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council. Mary talked with Karen about the new Energy Bill. Does it have a long range approach to dealing with alternative energy sources and conservation necessary with limited oil reserves? Is nuclear an option? What really is in the energy bill, and perhaps more importantly, what is not? Although it has already passed the House and will probably pass in the Senate today, it is still i...

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