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Thursday December 18, 2014

MATT COOPER KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST'S AWARDS BANQUET. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Matt Cooper, the Time Magazine reporter who could go to prison for refusing to reveal his sources in the outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame, was the keynote speaker at the Society of Professional Journalist’s Sunshine State Awards, in Fort Lauderdale this past weekend. WMNF’s Mark Antokas files this report.

SCRIPT: While Robert Novak was the first to out Valerie Plame, wife of former ambassador Joseph Wilson, there have to date, been no reports that Novak has been s...

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JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION SCHEDULED FOR TAMPA

The 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay, Inc. will host its Juneteenth Celebration, at the Wyndham Harbour Island Hotel in Tampa on Sunday, June 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The occasion themed “Juneteenth: Emancipating the Mind� will educate and entertain attendees on the history of Juneteenth. Juneteenth represents a very important milestone in American history, when our nation attempted to live up to the creed “the land of the free.� It was June 19, 1865, when General G...

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Al-Arian trial, Sameeh Hammoudeh, IAF - Lance Robson

The bulk of today’s testimony dealt with Sami Al-Arian’s co-defendant Sa-me-eh Ha-mmou-deh.

Hammoudeh arrived in the US in the early nineties to continue his University studies at USF. He taught Math & Islamic Studies at the Islamic Academy of Florida. He later worked with the World Islam Studies Enterprise, a USF think-tank committed to brining Islamic issues to the West.

The Prosecution called David Austell, director of International Student & Scholar Services...

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HYPOTHYROIDISM: WHAT IT IS AND SOME NATURAL APPROACHES TO TREATING IT

On this edition of the Alternative Health Show with Dr. Carol Roberts, her guest Mary Shomon discussed hypothyroidism, a condition involving an under-performing thyroid. Shomon was diagnosed with the syndrome ten years ago and has made it her life's work. She's authored several books on the topic. She says the syndrome is much more common among women and may be missed by a doctor's standard tests. She offered some advice about how to recognize it (fatigue, weight gain, depression, joint pain,...

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY IMPROVEMENT NEEDED ON SENATE ENERGY BILL- MITCH PERRY

Members of Congress say they may very well pass a national energy policy in the next two weeks, but they expect major battles over global warming, drilling royalties and nuclear production.

The top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, New Mexico’s Jeff Bingaman, is now giving the legislation his endorsement.

Bingaman said the bill contains sufficient criteria to qualify as good legislation – he says it will increase supply,, improve efficiency, r...

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NEW ETHANOL PLANT AT PORT OF MANATEE???-Andrew Stelzer

Last Friday, The US envirofuels corporation announced they would like to build fuel ethanol distillery at Port Manatee. It would be the first US based ethanol plant built at a port, and it comes just as the US senate is set to begin debate on the role ethanol should play as Americans are trying to reduce their dependence on foreign oil. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.

Ethanol is distilled from corn, it can be added to gasoline up to about 10 percent, and ethanol mixed gasoline...

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Al-Arian trial, FBI Agent, WISE Secretary, Mark Orr - by Lance Robson

The second week of the trial against Dr Sami Al-Arian opened with testimony from a former CIA agent. Manuel Perez worked with the FBI in Tampa from ’78 -2000, and interviewed Al-Arian on at least four separate occasions between 1991 & 1992. The FBI agent also stated that he believed Al-Arain was not completely candid with him during the casual interviews and said that he believed the former USF professor was an active member of the PIJ, but failed to provide reasoning for this judgm...

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Tommy Franks Protest - by Emily Reddy

On Saturday, protestors from St. Pete for Peace held signs calling retired General Tommy Franks a war criminal, a butcher, and a war profiteer. The protestors gathered in front of Sam's Club in Clearwater where the former Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command and orchestrator of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, was doing a book signing for his book American Soldier. A couple of the protestors waited in the book signing line for the chance to confront General Franks. WMNF...

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NWSA, DR. JILL SCHNEIDERMAN, VASSAR - FEMINISM and GEOLOGY - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Jill Schneiderman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Geology and Geography at Vassar, editor of "The Earth Around Us: Maintaining a Livable Planet." This book was named one of the most important and thought-provoking science books of the year 2000by Discover magazine. She has published extensively on environmental issues, water resources, feminism and the history of science.

Dr. Schneiderman talked about feminist aspects of environmentalism, including the current tropical s...

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