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Monday April 27, 2015

BLACK OFFICIALS MEET TO ADDRESS BLACK ON BLACK CRIME-Andrew Stelzer

Last month, St Petersburg state representative Frank Peterman called together a group of black elected officials to address the rising number of black men killing other black men. Today they held their second meeting to strategize on what the problem is, and to plan a town hall meeting where young black men can tell the politicians what the problems are and the solutions might be.

ACT-Peterman “we are experiencing an epidemic..� There have been 19 homicides in St Pete this ye...

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Miami Beach Democratic Activist Goes to New Hampshire to stump for Hillary Clinton - By Mitch Perry

Hillary Clinton isn't running for president, but her campaign already has started in New Hampshire.

As we reported last night, a group, Hillary Now!, this week has begun running TV ads in Manchester, Concord, Portsmouth, Salem and Nashua, pushing the New York senator for president in 2008. The group has no official ties to Clinton's office, but its president, Bob Kunst, of Miami Beach, said he is laying the foundation for her possible bid for the presidency.

Only nigh...

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Temple Terrace Mayor Questions WMNF's Reporting of his taking down Campaign Sign-By Mitch E. Perry

Temple Terrace Vote

The Polls are open for ____minutes (whatever’s before 7PM) in Temple Terrace tonight, as citizens vote on on the proposed redevelopment of their city, the most costly proposition in the 80-year history of Hillsborough County's smallest city.

Voters are being asked to authorize bonds and a 1 mill property tax increase to help pay the city's one-fifth portion of the proposed $300 million downtown redevelopment Last night WMNF reported on the last days of...

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THE LAUGHING JESUS: A SCHOLAR LOOKS AT FACT AND FICTION IN ANCIENT SCRIPTURE

Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy's new book, "The Laughing Jesus" (Harmony Books), is a critique of religious fundamentalism and its divisive effect on global society.

Freke and Gandy continue to challenge the foundations of fundamentalism by showing that the Bible and Qur'an are not special "holy" tomes, rather they are just books- created by human authors often to fulfill a political agenda.

Our guest, TIMOTHY FREKE has an honours degree in philosophy and is an internationally respec...

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WHAT DO SCIENTISTS THINK ABOUT PRESIDENT BUSH'S CALL FOR TEACHING INTELLIGENT DESIGN IN SCHOOLS?

In CREATIONISM'S TROJAN HORSE (Oxford University Press), Barbara Forrest and Paul R. Gross examine in full detail the claims and operations of the “Intelligent Design� movement, the most recent manifestation of American creationism. Explaining and analyzing what “design theorists� call their “Wedge Strategy,� they document the Wedge’s aggressive political and public relations campaigning. The most notable feature of the movement’s purportedly new...

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Al-Arian trial, Conversations involving PIJ - by Lance Robson

In the past two weeks the Prosecution has read aloud conversations between Sami Al-Arian and people associated with the PIJ.

The conversations have established that Al-Arian communicated with the movement, but it is essential to Governement's case to establish that Al-Arian collaborated and sent money to the organization after it was designed a terrorist entity in an effort to enable more violence to occur.

Al-Arian's attorneys say that instead of using charities and think ...

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TEMPLE TERRACE DEVELOPMENT VOTE - Jen Germaine

Voters in the city of Temple Terrace have continually elected pro-development candidates including Joe Affronti in last November’s mayoral election. Mayor Affronti supports the proposed Temple Terrace Downtown Revitalization Project and the tax increase needed to fund part of the development. But some residents believe the proposed new downtown has grown too large. Temple Terrace residents will vote Tuesday August 2nd on whether they want to increase their property taxes by 1-mill t...

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NEW HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT KICKS OFF SCHOOL YEAR-Andrew Stelzer

Its only August 1st, but in the next week schools all over the Tampa Bay area will open. This morning, the new Hillsborough county schools superintendent held a press conference to lay out her priorities for the coming year, and her tenure as head of the county’s public school system. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT “we can have anything, we just cant have all we want..�

Maryellen Elia’s appearance at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School in east ...

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Upcoming Conference on Intentional Living

Laird Schaub lives in an intentional community (Sand Hill Farm, Missouri). He's involved in the Fellowship for Intentional Communities which is sponsoring a national conference in a few weeks at the Twin Oaks community in Virginia. (conference@twinoaks.org; 540-894-5126)

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WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?

Peter Bane, the editor of THE PERMACULTURE ACTIVIST MAGAZINE joined WMNF for this segment to discuss the idea of permaculture. A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants, cultural practices such as sheet mulching and trellising, and the integration of animals to recycle nutrients and graze weeds. However, permaculture entails much more than just food production. Energy-efficient buildings, waste water treatm...

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