News & Public Affairs

Monday July 28, 2014

MIAMI COMPANY ACCUSED OF UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE - Mitch Perry

The National Labor Relations Board , or N-L-R-B has issued a formal complaint accusing the Continental Group, a South Florida condominium management company, of engaging in unfair labor practices.

Following an investigation of charges filed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 11, the NLRB’s General Counsel has found probable cause that the Continental Group caused subcontractor Park One to transfer valet parker Gildardo Falla to another building because...

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AIDS BUDGET WILL SUFFER-Andrew Stelzer

Under the presidents new proposed budget, $3.2 billion dollars would be provided for HIV-AIDS to foreign nations, but many domestic aids programs would suffer funding decreases. The budget would cut $14 million from the Housing for Persons Living with AIDS program, and would trim $4 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's HIV-AIDS prevention and surveillance program. Today, WMNF spoke to Carl Schmidt, the director of federal affairs with the aids institute. Schmidt sa...

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ASYLUM SEEKERS ARE TREATED BETTER IN BROWARD--Andrew Stelzer

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom has released a report that examines how people seeking asylum are treated when they reach the United States. Some of the conclusions of the study include-- that improper questioning by homeland security is leading many people to be improperly sent back to a country from which they are fleeing, that those people who were given legal representation stood a much better chance of being allowed to stay, that people from certain countri...

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SEWAGE SPILLS INTO HUDSON BAYOU - Mitch Perry

More than 575,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into Hudson Bayou in Sarasota last week after an electrical shortage caused pumps at one of the city's largest lift stations to malfunction.

Hours after the station shut down, city officials began diverting the sewage into four 4,000-gallon tankers that took it to a nearby collection station. From there, the sewage was carried to a different treatment plant.

The break allowed 1,400 gallons of human waste to tumble into the bayou every minu...

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CHOICE THEORY WITH DR. WILLIAM GLASSER - Radioactivity

Glasser is a practicing psychiatrist who believes that psychiatric drugs do more harm than good. He's written several books about his theories- that mental problems can not be measured by any form of test (brain scan, blood tests, x-rays, etc.) He says most psychological problems can be overcome by building better relationships. He'll visit the Bay area later this week.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UNDER FIRE-Andrew Stelzer

Last week, the Florida department of health announced they will be referring 24,000 disciplinary cases of doctors and other health care professionals to state prosecutors. The massive caseload includes cases going back to 1992; under state law each complaint should have been looked into when it was received. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more on Florida’s department of health, coming under fire.

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THE PRESIDENT PITCHES HIS SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN IN TAMPA. Mark Antokas

This past Friday afternoon saw the President of the United States address a crowd of about one thousand people who gathered at the Tampa Convention center to hear the president pitch his plan to privatize social security. The president, in his state of the union address last Wednesday outlined vaguely his plan which would allow workers under 55 to invest a portion of their social security contribution, into private accounts. Critics argue that this plan is just another gift to Wall Street and...

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UHURU PROTEST - Mitch Perry

Two weeks after the management at WMNF canceled the Sunday Public Affairs Program “Straight Talk�, that show’s host, Connie Burton, and approximately 3 dozen supporters marched in front of WMNF News & Public Affairs Director Rob Lorei’s Hyde Park Home early Sunday morning.

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Burton and friends – many members of the International Democratic People’s Uhuru Movement - picketed in front of WMNF’s new bu...

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DEAN'S ASCENDENCY ALL BUT APPARENT - Mitch Perry

The path appears clear for Howard Dean to head the Democratic National Committee..

His last opponent – Former Indiana Congressman and 9/11 Commission member Tim Rohmer – bowed out today, saying the Democrats need to a better job in getting support In fast-growing areas.

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has assured party leaders that if he's elected to head the Democratic National Committee next week, he will focus aggressively on raising money and winning election...

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HORMONES AND WOMEN'S HEALTH

HORMONES AND WOMEN'S HEALTH with our guest D. Lindsey Berkson, Educator, Women's Health Advocate, and Consulting Scholar, Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities (research think-tank on estrogens); Visiting Scholar at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women.

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