INTRO: After the passage of the Small Class Size Amendment, the High Speed Rail Amendment, and the initiative best known as Pregnant Pigs, there has been anger by Governor Jeb Bush and other state leaders, that the Constitutional Initiative Process MUST be reformed.
Earlier this month, the Senate's Ethics and Elections Committee voted to curtail the way the process currently works...Once a bill comes out of the legislature, the public will vote on these changes - but maybe in Au...
Two weeks ago, Miami Beach assistant Police Chief, and several officers told the Miami herald that the Miami police routinely photograph rap musicians, follow them to concerts and parties, and have a binder of files on them. The Miami police chief has denied those charges, but the Herald stands by its story. Meanwhile, lawsuits are being threatened, against the Miami police, and the New York City police department, who trained Miamiâ€™s cops on how to survail hip hop artists.
Tuesday and Wednesday March 23rd and 24th, 2004; 9am-4pm: LIVE COVERAGE OF THE INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION HEARINGS
But since Mayor Pam Iorio's election last year, that's been harder to do. In recent months members of the group Food Not Bombs say they've been more harassed by local police when trying to do distribute food.....And yesterday, a member of that group was arrested by Tampa Police in Massey Park in downtown Tampa.. ...he says it was only because he asked the question, "Why couldn't he feed the homeless?"
Tampa resident Mark Parrish explains what happened.....(roll tape#1 o.q."the word...
INTRO:In itâ€™s eighty first year, the Chasco Festival in New Port Richey raises money for children's charities in Pasco County. But the event is not without itâ€™s critics, who say that the parade and festival portrays native Americans in a racist, stereotypical and offensive light. WMNFâ€™s Mark Antokas was there.
VOICE: The Chasco Festival exists to raise money for local non-profit groups. The street parade alone generates more than one hundred and fifty thousand people who line the str...
Some citizens of Tampa did their part in Saturdayâ€™s global day of actionâ€”nicknamed â€œthe world still says no to warâ€? WMNFS Andrew Stelzer has more.
About 80 people gathered at noon on Saturday in front of WTVT, the local fox news channel. They were there in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of people who rallied around the world against the continuing US war against Iraq.
While some of the people came stri...
There are over almost 2 million US military veterans living in Florida, most of them receive full health coverage from the government, through the department of veterans affairs. One of the biggest Veterans medical centers is Bay Pines, in St Petersburg. Last October, a new computer system was installed, and didnâ€™t work correctly; there were soon waiting lists of veterans for surgery. That fiasco, coupled with an letter of complaint about management from several anonymous VA employees, l...
By Richard Peacock
Days after the whirlwind trip he help coordinated to returned ousted Hatian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide back to the Caribbean, TransAfrica founder and internationally renown activist Randall Robinson was the featured speaker at an annually lecture that took place in Tampa, at the Embassy Suites hotel near the University of South Florida.
The lecture was sponsored by the Ivory Club of Tampa Bay, a small group made up of local Africans who are college professors, p...
Take Time Out for Peace -- The World still says no to war and occupation -- a gloval day of protest. 2-4 pm at Crescent Lake, St. Peteresburg. Alsotalked about other peace events in the area.
Sarasota Film Society brings the Global Film Initiative. This is a program of films organized by the Global Film Initiative and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Burns Cinema is the only southeern location where they will be shown. Countries represented include films from Cuba, Palestine, Tajikistan, Philippines, Algeria, Iran, India, Brazil, and Tunisia. The festival runs daily at 5:30 pm through March 31.