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Thursday October 23, 2014

ST PETE POLICE VERSUS BLACK RESIDENTS IN CHILDS PARK-Andrew Stelzer

Police used pepper spray on a crown of black residents of South St Petersburg last night, in what black residents say is an escalation of police use of force during a time when things are already tense. But police say a brick was thrown through a police car window before the pepper spray was brought out, and say that a group of people was inciting the crowd of 200 people to violence against the police. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

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WILLOW LAMONTE, "A CELEBRATION OF THE DIVINE FEMININE" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

WILLOW LAMONTE, editor/publisher of “Goddessing.� Willow will be the keynote speaker at a retreat at First Unity Church in St. Pete, Saturday, May 14. She will talk about her presentation at the conference, dealing with the myriad repeating patterns of the Goddess which appear in many eras throughout the world, reemerging today as dynamic as ever. She will also discuss the goddess in relation to Mother – in celebration of Mother’s Day.

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"W.O.M.E.N." - Helping all women have the option of accessing a safe abortion procedure, ELIZABETH JOHNSON BERGMAN and RONNA METCALF - Mary Glenney, Women's Shhow

ELIZABETH JOHNSON BERGMAN, chair and RONNA METCALF, former chair, W.O.M.E.N. Women’s Organization for Emergency Medical Needs …giving women a choice and a chance. W.O.M.E.N.’s Mission is to raise funds for low-income women and girls who choose to terminate their pregnancies but cannot afford to do so. The Board of W.O.M.E.N. believes it is a simple matter of justice that all women, poor and affluent, are able to access a safe abortion procedure. This organization de...

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"TAKE BACK THE NIGHT" concert to benefit DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/WOMEN'S SHELTERS in PINELLAS and TAMPA- Mary Glenney, Women's Show

PATTY SANPHY, founder, Women’s Blues Revue. Patty will discuss the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Concert at Skipper’s to benefit domestic violence agencies in our area. This is a wonderful chance to celebrate Mother’s Day – with your mother and family.

LINDA OSMUNDSON, Executive Director, CASA, St. Petersburg. Ms. Osmundson is often asked to speak at state, national and international conferences. Her most recent international experiences include presentin...

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HISTORY OF MOTHER'S DAY - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mary presented the history of Mother's Day - a historical and spiritual/musical perspective -- nationally and internationality. Included Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation (1870) and Anna Jarvis - the woman behind the modern Mother's Day.

You can read the proclamation on the Code Pink website.

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VICE ADMIRAL DENNIS MCGINN ON RE-ENERGIZE AMERICA-Mitch Perry

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn is the former first deputy chief of naval operations with the Pentagon. Hes one of many public officials who are lending their support to a campaign called “Reenergize America�. A bipartisian coalition pushing to the US to reduce its dependence on oil and abandon 19th century technologies. WMNF spoke to Vice Admiral Mcginn, we began by asking him to talk about the group.

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ROADLESS RULE REPEAL--EFFECT ON FLORIDA--Andrew Stelzer

Although a majority of the lands now opened up for development with the repeal of the roadless rule are the western part of the united states, there are over 42,000 acres of land in Florida that are effected. To find out what the repeal of the roadless rule means to Floridians, WMNF spoke to Holly Binns is the field director with Florida PIRG, her group worked to build public support to create the roadless rule, and were fighting to save it since President Bush took office.

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BILL TO REQUIRE SEATBELTS IN FARMWORKER VANS-Andrew Stelzer

As the debate in Washington and Tallahassee rages on over what’s rights undocumented immigrants should have in the united states, a bill wound its way through the legislature this year that would have made it a violation to operate a vehicle transporting farm labor vehicles with out seatbelts, and require crew bosses to have signs in their vans in English and Spanish encouraging the use of seatbelts. The inspiration for the bill was an accident in April of 2004, on I-95 near Fort Pier...

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CAFTA - Mitch Perry

The quest for a Free Trade Agreement with Central America comes to Tampa next week.

The president of Nicaragua, Enrique Bolanos, will arrive in Tampa next Tuesday, as he and the heads of the 6 Central American National come to the states to try to give CAFTA – the Central American Free Trade Agreement – a boost, in a tour coordinated by the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

And CAFTA may need the boost…yesterday the leaders of a group of centrist Democr...

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FAMILY UPSET ABOUT NO PROSECUTION OF DEPUTY WHO KILLED JARELLWALKER -Andrew Stelzer

On Monday, the Pinellas Pasco state attorney announced that the Pinellas sheriff deputy who shot an unarmed 19-year-old black man in St Petersburg would not have charges pressed against him. The incident has reignited tensions between the black community and law enforcement in St Pete. Today, Jarell walker’s family spoke out against the verdict and demanded justice for killing of Jarrell.

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