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Monday September 1, 2014

WEITER ON THE POPE - Mitch Perry

The Reverend Robert Weiter, is an ordained Clergyman in the International Counsel of Community Churches, and studied for the Roman Catholic Priesthood at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.

Currently he is the Senior Pastor at a Congregational Church in St. Louis, and the Pacifica Radio Manager and Program Director in St. Louis.

WMNF spoke to him the Reverend Weiter today…We asked him if he agreed with the sentiment that the Roman Catholic Church – th...

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CHARLIE CRIST - Mitch Perry

As mentioned earlier, Attorney General Charlie Crist was in Tampa this morning…

As political scientists deconstruct the fallout of the Terri Schiavo case, some Republicans have muttered that Crist was earily silent in the case…Some Critics say the Attorney General is only too happy to hold news conferences, sometimes daily, on various issues, such as today’s anti-spam announcement….But he had little to say on Terri Schiavo, o r the legal circumstances around itââ‚...

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FEDERAL COURT VICTORY FOR FLORIDA PANTHER - Mitch Perry

A U.S. district court judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers illegally failed to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the impacts on the endangered Florida panther of nationwide dredge-and-fill permits issued in 2002. The case was brought against the Corps by the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Panther Society.

John Kostyack acts as Senior Counsel for the National Wildlife Federation. (roll tape#1 o.q. “for the panther�)

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KATHY CASTOR FOR CONGRESS - Mitch Perry

To nobody’s great surprise, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kathy Castor announced today that she WILL run for the Congressional Seat Being vacated by Jim Davis next year.

Congressman Davis has already announced he is leaving that seat – which he has held since 1996- to run for the Democratic nomination for Governor.

Castor, elected to the County Commission in 2002, is the daughter of Betty Castor, former USF president, state education commissioner, and the unsuccessful c...

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ANN PRIM, filmmaker and musician - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

ANN PRIM, filmmaker and musician. Ann has 3 short films in the Festival of the Moving Image: “The Telephonist,� “The Tin Box,� and “Measured Language Lies.� Her films will be shown Saturday at 1 pm in the Black Box Theater at HCC Ybor, Friday at 10 pm and Saturday at 10 pm in the HCC Ybor Performing Arts Theater, and Sunday at 2 pm at Centro Ybor. She will bring some of her new music to play on the Women’s Show.

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AMY GOODMAN - "Un-Embed the Media" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

AMY GOODMAN, host of Democracy Now. Author of: The Exception to the Rulers: Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Loves Them. She will be speaking Tuesday in Sarasota at a program of FORUM 2005, 7:30 PM, Hyatt Sarasota. She will be speaking to us from San Francisco where she is on an “Un-Embed the Media! Tour.� The paperback edition of her book has just been released. Call 941-349-8350 for tickets and information.

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DEBORAH KOONS GARCIA, "THE FUTURE OF FOOD" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

DEBORAH KOONS GARCIA, filmmaker. Deborah fell in love with filmmaking when she first picked up a Bolex while a student at the University of North Carolina in 1970. She went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Her educational series, “All About Babies� won a Cine Golden Eagle and a Gold Medal from the John Muir Medical Film Festival. Her feature film, “Poco Loco,� “finds its groove in gentle romantic fantasy� accordin...

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ARMED FORCES CANT MEET RECRUITING GOALS-Andrew Stelzer

LEDE: This week Lawrence Korb, assistant defense secretary under president Reagan, said that he thinks that mid-2006 will be a breaking point for the US military, and a draft will be necessary to maintain US forces overseas. Talk about the increased likelihood of a draft has increased, as the army has been unable to meet its recruiting goals for the past two months, and more of the army reserves and members of the national guard are being sent to fight in wars that they don’t fully un...

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SCHOOL WORKERS - Mitch Perry

Sue Girdler has been driving a School Bus in Hillsborough County for 20 years, and she’d like a little respect from her employer, the Hillsborough County School Distric (roll tape#1 o.q.�paycheck to paycheck�)

Gridler was one of a couple of dozen Hillsborough County School Drivers taking a break between driving students to and from schools today to protest what she and others consider a paltry salary raise from the district (roll tape#2 o.q.� put up with “)...

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