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Thursday April 17, 2014

Women's Show-GUERILLA GIRLS

KATHE KOLLWITZ, one of the Guerilla Girls will talk about the performance art of the Guerilla Girls and their upcoming appearances in Lakeland. The Polk Museum of Art will host their 10th annual art symposium, “Performance Art in America� at the museum, Saturday, November 13 from 9 am to 4:30 pm featuring the Guerilla Girls. A special "pre-symposium" program will be held by the Guerrilla Girls at the Melvin Art Gallery, campus of Florida Southern College on Friday, November 12, 2...

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD ON AMENDMENT 1-Andrew Stelzer

When Florida’s voters approved Amendment 1 this part Tuesday, it set the state in motion to be come one of more than 30 states which require parents be notified before their daughter can have an abortion. Legislators will have to write a bill very carefully to pass constitutional muster. In the past, the Florida Supreme Court has thrown out similar legislation because of privacy concerns.WMNF spoke with Stephanie Grutman with the Florida alliance of planned parenthood affiliates about...

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TEENS TAKE OVER LIBRARY IN PROTEST-Andrew Stelzer

Over 100 Students at Boulder High School in Colorado took over their school library, yesterday, demanding to meet with Government representatives because they were upset about the direction of the country, and concerned that their future was being squandered in the face of the recent election results. They stayed overnight and left only after members of congress met with them to discuss their concerns. This afternoon, WMNF spoke with Steven Lebonner Fasowski with the student workers of Bould...

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MARIO CUOMO INTERVIEW - Mitch Perry

Mario Cuomo was the Governor of New York from 1982 to 1994….

On Tuesday afternoon, hours before the nation would learn the fate of the Presidential election, WMNF spoke with one of the Democratic Party elder statesmen…

In the 1st of a 2 part interview, we began by asking Governor Cuomo about the Supreme Court….With the recent health problems of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, it’s apparent that President Bush could very well make his first selection to the...

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AUBREY JEWITT ON 1-4 CORRIDOR - Mitch Perry

Over the past half decade, the central section of Florida, known as the I-4 Corridor, going from St. Petersburg and Pinellas County in the West to the Orlando/Daytona area of the East, has been considered the CRUCIAL swath of territory that Democrats and Republicans have an equal chance of winning in state wide elections.

According to returns, 5 of the 14 counties in the Corridor switched from Democrat to Republican in this year’s Presidential Election.

Aubrey Jewi...

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TEEN CURFEW IN YBOR - Andrew Stelzer

People under 18 may not be able to go to a Saturday night movie at Centro Ybor in a couple of weeks. That’s according to a new ordinance passed today called the youth protection ordinance. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was at city hall, and filed this report.

ACT--“Did you consult with anyone that was under 18 in writing this, do you know if anyone did. “ David Smith with the city of Tampa legal department.

ACT--They can wrote us input, I can’...

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BETTY CASTOR CONCEEDS, MEL MARTINEZ IS ELECTED TO SENATE-Andrew Stelzer

As of 11am this morning, Mel Martinez was acknowledged as Florida’s new US senator. Betty castor help a press conference, in which many expected her to discuss legal challenges to absentee ballots that have yet to be counted in South Florida, and others that may be thrown out because they arrived late. But Castor instead announced she was conceding the race to Martinez.

ACT ‘We know that there are about 300,000 absentee votes to be counted..weve kind of looked at th...

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PINELLAS TAX FOR EDUCATION - Mitch Perry

Pinellas voters yesterday resoundingly approved a property tax increase to raise teacher pay and bolster programs in public schools…

The measure will bring an additional $26-million a year in revenue.

Teachers saw it as a vote of confidence in a year when soaring medical insurance premiums, small salary increases and increased pressure from government accountability programs combined to bring down morale.

Supporters said the measure also sent a message to state lawmakers that F...

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BLAIR/BUCKHORN RACE - Mitch Perry

In District 6, the closest local race of the night, former Professional wrestler Brian Blair has a narrow lead over Bob Buckhorn..With all precincts reporting, Blair had 216, 430 votes, or 50.28% of the vote, while Buckhorn had 214,062, or 49.72 percent…

Last night Buckhorn said he knew the race would be tight (roll tape#1 o.q.�either way�)

Blair is a former professional wrestler and owner of 4 Gold’s Gyms.. He lost to Pat Frank in a surprisingly strong ...

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PAT FRANK WINS CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT RACE - Mitch Perry

In the race for Clerk of the Circuit Court, Pat Frank continues her political career, winning that position against her former Republican County Commission colleague, Chris Hart….The race was close, and now Frank replaces Richard Ake, who has been in the position for 18 years…

But Frank’s Election to Clerk of the Circuit Court is bittersweet for some Hillsborough Democrats…That’s because Frank left her County Commission seat halfway thru her termâ...

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