News & Public Affairs

Saturday August 23, 2014

GOOD COP - Radioactivity

David Harris author of GOOD COP. Harris is a law professor at the University of Toledo. His book makes the case for better ties between police and the communities they serve. Among the things he favors are citizen review boards, an end to ethnic profiling, and alternatives to lethal force. He says several large cities in the U.S. have instituted reforms and have enjoyed lower crime rates and better community relations.

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SEC. OF AGRICULTURE MIKE JOHANN ON CAFTA - Mitch Perry

Record trade deficits and concerns about outsourcing of jobs overseas has slowed momentum for free trade agreements in the last year…..

One of those agreements that Congress will soon weigh in on is the so-called CAFTA accord, a free trade agreement with five Central American countries and the Dominican Republic. A difficult battle for congressional approval on CAFTA looms ahead because free-traders have, in recent years, lost much of the momentum on Capitol Hill that allowed th...

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LAUNCH OF TAMPA BAY BLACK BUSINESS DIRECTORY-Andrew Stelzer

The Founder of the Tampa bay academy of Hope is planning a major expansion for a grassroots business directory to promote black owned businesses throughout Hillsborough County. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

6 years ago, a group of young African Americans decided that Tampa Bay should have a directory of black owned businesses. Almost every year since then, they’ve published the African American listing, but due to funding limitations, they've only been ...

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LOCAL ARIZONAN ON MINUTEMAN PROJECT - Mitch Perry

The Minuteman Project will assemble in Cochise County, Arizona from April 1st through the 30th to conduct a political protest and rally in support of the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. ….

Richard Boren is a resident of Arizona….He spoke to WMNF today about what some people in Arizona are thinking of when they discuss the Minuteman Project-

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That’s Richard Boren, speaking from Tu...

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GAO FAILS TO GREEN-LIGHT SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM & ACLU POINTS TO PRIVACY FAILURES OF THE AGENCY - Mitch Perry

Last week WMNF reported on a number of Civil Libertarians concerned about the Transportation Security Administration’s new screening program for airline passengers, dubbed Secure Flight.

Secure Flight was proposed last year after the Congress killed an earlier version, called CAPPS II…

Today, the Government Accountability Office presented its review of Secure Flight, and, according to the ACLU, has effectively put a halt on THIS program…

Jay Stanley ...

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ACADEMIC FREEDOM BILL - Mitch Perry

In Tallahassee, Republicans on the House Choice and Innovation Committee voted along party lines last week to pass a bill that aims to stamp out "leftist totalitarianism" by "dictator professors" in the classrooms of Florida's universities.

The Academic Freedom Bill of Rights, sponsored by Ocala Representative Dennis Baxley, passed 8-to-2 despite strenuous objections from the only two Democrats on the committee.

The bill has two more committees to pass before it can be conside...

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INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES - Radioactivity

With guest Diana Christian. This program looked at voluntary communal living at a variety of communities across the country. The communities are established for a variety of reasons including religion, preservation of the environment, the wish to establish a more humanistic life-style, and affordable housing.

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"The Limb Salesman," indie film at Festival of the Moving Image-Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Anais Granofsky, film maker from Canada - the writer/producer/director of the acclaimed feature film, "The Limb Salesman." The Limb Salesman looks at life on an unrecognizably frigid planet where water is as precious as oil and as intoxicating as booze. Mutations abound and virtually everything is for sale, including body parts -- or at least the technology that makes limb regeneration possible.

The Limb Salesman may seem, in part, a treatise on the effects of globalization and environment...

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"Mission Against Terror," the Cuban Five - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mission Against Terror by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz is a co-produced Irish-Cuban documentary on the case of the five Cuban men imprisoned for between 15 years and double-life plus 15 years on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage and related offenses.

Mary spoke with Elizabeth, wife of Ramon, from her Cuban home. She also spoke with Gloria La Riva, who is with the National Committee to "Free the Five."

Defense lawyers for the Cuban Five (as Gerardo Hernández, Ramón LabaÃ...

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