News & Public Affairs
Sunday December 8, 2013
County Commmisioner Criticizes Bush Economic Policy in relation to outsourcing of Bay Area Jobs - Mitch Perry
Last week, the Credit Card Company Capital One announced last week that it was shutting down its call center in Tampa, eliminating 1,100 jobs and delivering a serious blow to efforts to upgrade the Bay Area's economic base.
Employees were informed that their jobs would be sent overseas, but the company has not said where they will be outsourced to.
Outsourcing has become an issue in this year's Presidential Election, and today
Hillsborough County Commissioner Kathy Castor ...Read More
1:05-1:20 Bill Hamilton's eyewitness report from outside the DNC.Read More
St. Petersburg city councilman Jay Lasita announced the city had backed away from plans to limit free speech in St. Petersburg.Read More
Joe Johnson state campaign manager of the effort to raise the minimum wage discussed the measure which just won approval to be on the November ballot in Florida. He discussed the connection between low wages and poverty, where the minimum wage has been raised recently, the effect of a raise on job losses and prospects for a victory in the Fall.Read More
The case of terry Schiavo, the woman the vegetative hospital patient who had her feeding tube re-inserted at the request of governor Jeb Bush, will be heard by the Florida State supreme court on August 31st. Lawyers for Schiavo's husband who fighting for Terriâ€™s right to die after 10 years in a hospital bed, filed briefs with the court yesterday, which called the governors actions repugnant to the Florida constitution. WMNF spoke today with Randall Marshall, with the Florida ACLU, wh...Read More
Last night at the Democratic Convention, the Democrats touted their party's appeal to Blacks and Latinos, boasting that 40 percent of the delegates are from either ethnic groups, gay or disabled.
But Miami Republican Congressman Mario Diaz Balart, yesterday called John Kerry 'insensitive' because a staunch supporter made negative remarks about the language used by Blacks, Southerners and others a decade ago.
Christie Vilsack, wife of Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, made the remarks...Read More
WMNF reporter Bill Hamilton brought us another eye-witness account of events outside the DNC in Boston.Read More
Linda Hubner joined us to discuss pending limits on free speech in St. Petersburg that are being proposed by the city staff.Read More
Doug Gallagher is currently running in third place for the republican nomination for Floridaâ€™s open US senate seat. Bet Gallagher hoping the release of a new 15-minute campaign movie will help him pull close in the race with Mel Martinez and Bill McCollum, as the august 31st primary approaches. Gallagher premiered the video in Miami last week, and today showed in Tampa for the first time to a group of his supporters. WMNFâ€™s Andrew Stelzer was there and has this report.
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