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Wednesday May 27, 2015


Following months of debate, A video and class curriculum teaching children to be tolerant of each others differences has been rejected by the Broward county school board, after opponents objected to what they say was part of a dangerous, pro homosexual agenda. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.

ACT-collier �its being pushed by a lot of different people that want to teach a lifestyle that most parents don’t approve.�

That’s Barbara Collier, the Chai...

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Al-Arian trial, Curry High School video, Judge's instruction - by Lance Robson

Kerry Myers , an Fbi case agent in the Sami Al-arian trial, took the stand today as an expert witness for the Prosecution. And although the move was expected, it raised eyebrows in the courtroom.

Judge James Moody gave two instructions on how jurors should treat the testimony of FBI agent Kerry Myers. Myers is an FBI Case Agent and also a Prosecution team member, and Judge Moody told the jury they whatever weight they see fit to Agent Myers testimony, the same as any other wit...

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When the Ford Amphitheatre opened last summer on the state fairgrounds near the intersection of I-4 and 301, and the concerts were so loud that residents a mile away complained they couldn’t sleep. The county soon found itself engaged in a legal battle to get Clear Channel, which has a 45 year contract to operate the amphitheatre, to turn down the music. The Hillsborough county Environmental protection commission filed one suit last year to stop the concerts, and two area residents f...

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Pinellas Progressive Coalition Meeting - by Emily Reddy

On Saturday nearly 30 groups came together in St. Petersburg's Fossil Park in a rally for Progressive Values. The main goal of the event was to build alliances between the groups so that they can work to support each other in the future. Groups took turns speaking, each explaining their groups' goals and current projects and inviting the crowd to join them in their efforts. About 100 people showed up to hear the speakers and to network with other groups. WMNF's Emily Reddy was there and s...

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DIANE MASON, filmmaker and daughter ANN -“The Last Refuge: One Woman’s Glimpse of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge� - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

“The Last Refuge: One Woman’s Glimpse of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge�

Diane Mason, filmmaker with her daughter, Ann. Ann Mason visited the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time when she was 15 and vowed then to return. 15 years later she and her mother returned – video camera in tow. “It is very possible that no human has stepped where you’ve stepped.� The film captures the quiet beauty and vastness of a region that is lar...

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NARAL Pro-Choice America - GEN RAY - John Roberts - Friend or Foe? - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

NARAL Pro-Choice America. Gen Ray, Operations Director forNARAL Pro-Choice America talked with us about questions we should ask John G Roberts. NARAL was very disappointed with President Bush's choice for a nominee. His record indicates that he is definitely anti-choice. We have a right to know his views. Roe v. Wade and reproductive freedom? Right to privacy? Federalism and states rights? Environment? Endangered species? Individual rights? Gay rights? Prayer in school? Separatio...

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SUSAN STERN, filmmaker, "The Self Made Man" - POV - End of Life Decisions - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

“The Self Made Man�

Susan Stern, filmmaker. The filmmaker will discuss her father – a self-made man who was one of the pioneers with solar energy – who made decisions regarding the end of his life. In the film she raises issues we all will have to face.

Susan discussed her father's decision to end his life when he learns he has two very serious, life and quality of life threatening illnesses. She discussed the issues of a person losing independence as they ag...

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VONN NEW, EQUALITY FLORIDA - Update on Hillsborough County - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

“Discrimination in Hillsborough County�

Vonn New, Equality Florida. Discussion of the latest county commission meeting where commisioners refused to extend the comment period by constituents. Voted to uphold the ban. Equality Florida is working to remain positive and take the high ground while working to change these actions and hold the commissioners accountable.

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