Forty one years ago this week civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Cheney and Andrew Goodman were murdered as they participated in Freedom Summer in Mississippi. Just yesterday the Ku Klux Klan leader suspected of ordering their murders was found guilty of manslaughter at a trial in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The brother of Michael Schwerner, Steve Schwerner, joined us in this segment. He spoke about other unsolved killings of civil rights workers, the fear that many activists at the...
Hillsborough county school employees failed in a last ditch effort to negotiate a bigger raise this morning. In October, school bus drivers, maintenance workers and custodial workers asked for more than the standard 2 percent annual raise, but the school board refused. After failed negotiations, a special master mediator was brought in this past January; his report recommended that the school board not give more than the standard 2 percent, which can be as low as 14 cents an hour. At today...
It was practically passed over yesterday, but a very
important stipulation was presented to the jury.
At one time the Prosecution had intended to call close
to a hundred Israeli witnesses, but the stipulation
announced on Tuesday, and discussed further today,
will save court time and will spare the jury from
hearing highly prejudical testimony about terror
The agreement details 14 of 17 attacks listed in the
53-count indictment of allegations, and establishes
Today is national ASK day, part of a campaign to prevent accidental deaths of children from guns in peoples homes. The Pinellas county health department has made gun safety part of their violence prevention program and is trying to get children and adults to ask if there is a gun in the house. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
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Less than a week after Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Mel Martinez were congragulating themselves for a victory in their battle on maintaining a moratorium on drilling off of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Gulf Coast, the Senators lost today when their amendment to strike the Outer Continental Shelf inventory from the Federal Energy Bill was voted down.
Mark Ferrulo is Director at Florida PIRG Ã¢â¬â the Florida Public Interest Research Group.
He explains what the vote today means (ro...
As Emily Reddy reported, Equality FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s campaign against the Hillsborough County CommissionÃ¢â¬â¢s vote against its involvement in gay pride events last week includes a protest at the Greater Tampa Chamber of CommerceÃ¢â¬â¢s meeting this Thursday.
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s because since the vote last week, Chamber President Kim Scheeler and Chairman Sam Ellison have refused to speak out against the vote Ã¢â¬â or say anything about it, for that matter.
When WMNF co...
WMNF's Jon and Debbie Butts joined Rob Lorei for this edition of THE SUSTAINABILITY SHOW to take listener comments on saving energy, reducing waste, and reducing harm to the environment.
On Monday night more than 700 people gathered at the Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa to respond to the recent Hillsborough County Commission decision that the county "abstain from acknowledging, promoting or participating in gay pride recognition and events." This vote and decision came after controversy arose about a library display on gay and lesbian literature at West Gate Regional Library. The display was removed after some patrons complained and was later replaced by a smaller d...
Among the many new state laws taking effect next month is a bill that will eliminate thousands of lawsuits, by creating new legal tests for those who claim exposure to asbestos makes them severely sick.
Florida is the 4th state to approve such medical criteria legislation in the past year, along with Texas, Ohio and Georgia.
The act also prohibits the awarding of punitive damages.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral ingredient used as insulation in floors and roofsÃ¢...
Karen Burns, the co-president of the league of women voters of Florida, is on the charter review commission of Pinellas county. As part of that process, she is introducing an idea today, to make the counties supervisor of elections a non-partisan official. WMNF spoke to Burns about the idea, which has broad support, but cant seem to make it into law here in Florida.
KAREN BURNS ON NON PARTISAN
That was Karen Burns of the league of women voters. For more information about ...