News & Public Affairs

Wednesday April 1, 2015


One of the local donation collection sites in St Petersburg has a caravan of aid leaving for Mississippi and Louisiana tonight at 8pm. It’s been organized by a coalition of progressive local organizations, including St Pete for peace, the green party, and food not bombs, it will leave from the solid rock Christian church at 4128 28th st North in St Petersburg. Reverend Bruce Wright works with refuge ministries solid rock church.


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"Bring Them Home Now Tour" - Ann Wright with Mary Glenney, Women's Show

“Bring Them Home Now Tour�

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. There will be one stop in Florida – Tallahassee, September 6-8. Ann Wright spent 26 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. She ...

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Crystal Lander, Campus Program Director, Feminist Majority with Mary Glenney, Women's Show

John Roberts – Many Organizations Oppose His Confirmation

Crystal Lander, Campus Program Director, Feminist Majority. Crystal will talk about the opposition to the confirmation of John Roberts, particularly by young women. We will talk about the reasons for their opposition and some of the organizations that are opposing Roberts’ confirmation, including National Council of Women’s Organizations, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, National Organizati...

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Hurricane Katrina - Thelma Young, Lizz Straight and Kelly Love Jones with Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Beyond Belief – New Orleans and Biloxi

Thelma Young, author of The Stories My Foremothers Told Me and Lizz Straight, poet and host of “Poetry Is� on WMNF. Thelma will bring us current information about the foremothers she discussed last week – their plight and that of the rest of her family during Katrina – a family that grew up and lives in Biloxi and New Orleans. The rescue after a night in the attic with water above their ankles.

Lizz will also sha...

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The Tampa City council voted Thursday night to reject the city attorney’s proposed mediation with high-rise developer Citivest. Over 100 Hyde Park residents crowded in the council chamber to voice their objection to the 19-story building that would be built in their neighborhood. But before the mediation could be discussed, Mayor Iorio showed up to ask the council to reconsider her storm water fee increase. Jen Germaine was there and files this report.

Mayor Pam Iorio proposed a...

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An Iraq War Veteran Shares His Eyewitness Account Of The War

John Crawford is now a student at Florida State University. But from late 2002 until 2004 he took part in the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Because he was a member of the Florida National Guard he experienced the war from a different perspective than the regular military. He's written a book from an infantrymen's perspective called THE LAST TRUE STORY I'LL TELL: AN ACCIDENTAL SOLDIER'S ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IN IRAQ (Riverhead).

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State Group Sues to stop Polk County Tax- By Mitch E. Perry

A state wide anti-tax group filed suit today in a Bartow Courthouse to prevent the imposition of a proposed property tax hike by Polk County Commissioners.

Last month, the County Commission voted 4-1 to increase property taxes countywide by $1 per $1,000 dollars of taxable value for road construction and maintenance. They are scheduled to officially approve the hike at their meeting next week.

Doug Guetzle is the Chairman of Axe the Tax, a state wide group based out ...

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Doctors at two public hospitals in New Orleans have called The Associated Press to plead for rescue. The physicians say they are nearly out of food and power and have been forced to move patients to higher floors to escape looters.

 Doctor Norman McSwain says he and his colleagues at Charity

Hospital have turned to The A-P as a last resort. McSwain says he tried calling the mayor and the governor, using any "inside pressure" possible, to no avail.

 McSwain says there's min...
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Almost 100 people gathered at Eckerd college today, for the first day of a two day site-fighters gathering. The conference brought together people from all over the county who are working to oppose Wal-Mart and other big-box retail stores. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

---------- ACT--rathke “many of you are the outstanding fighters..all of these stores are immense

Wade Rathke is the chief organizer of ACORN’s Wal-Mart organizing Projec...

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Philadelphia Blogger Lists Bush Administration as being culpable for not providing funding for Hurricane Preparedness-By Mitch E.Perry

Will Bunch is a national correspondent for the Philadelphia Daily News. On that site he has a blog, called Attytood. Last night Bunch wrote on his blog about the reduction of funding to the Army Corps of Engineers to help shore up the levees and build up pumping stations in Louisiana that has happened in the last few years. And he cites articles in the main New Orleans daily newspaper – The Times Picayune – to back up his charge that the Bush Adminstration proposed spend...

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