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Thursday May 28, 2015

CAFTA - NAFTA ON STEROIDS? Deborah James, Global Exchange - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

CAFTA – NAFTA on Steroids

Deborah James, Global Economy Director of Global Exchange. In a long awaited move, the Bush Administration finally sent the Central America -- Dominican Republic -- United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) to Congress for approval. With Fast Track in place, a vote could come as early as next week. In response, Global Exchange called on citizens across the country to make their voices heard with their elected officials in opposition to CAFTA. "Cor...

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Suncoast Tiger Bay Club host Senator Lee

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Today Florida Senate President Senator Tom Lee made a stop at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, where he spoke to a room crowded with members of the Sun Coast Tiger Bay Club. At this afternoon’s event, the legislator told the crowd where he stood on some of the major issues affecting voters in the Sunshine State. Here’s WMNF Reporter Julie Togba with more.

Pkg. << Track 9: “You don’t know this… but you just watch me if you don’t...

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MATT COOPER ON ROBERT NOVAK AND JUDITH MILLER. Mark Antokas

Script: Conservative columnist Robert Novak was the first to reveal the identity of Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame as a CIA operative. Later, Matt Cooper wrote a piece on the matter for Time Magazine, as did Judith Miller for the New York times, an article which never ran. A special prosecutor was appointed, Patrick Fitzgerald, who called on Miller and Cooper to testify, as well as NBC anchorman Tim Russert and Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus. It is not known whet...

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CELEBRATION OF LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESS

The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and the Tampa Independent Business Alliance are marking the week of July 1-7 Independents Week. "It’s a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination by celebrating the nation’s locally owned independent businesses and the stake each citizen has in shaping their home town’s future," stated AMIBA director Jennifer Rockne. Our Guests were MaryAnn Ferenc, co-owner of Mise En Place a...

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Eyewitnesses to U.S. military support for Colombia's government

Jane and Don Thompson of Bradenton have just returned from a Witness for Peace delegation to Colombia. The Thompson's are religious peace activists who say they have grave doubts about U.S. policy in Colombia. They say U.S. military aid ends up supporting an army which has little concern for human rights. They also say that killings of civilians by the paramilitary continue. Jane and Don say it is dangerous to advocate for peace or for labor rights in Colombia. They also say the spraying of c...

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4TH OF JULY on the Women's Show - Mary Glenney

Independence Day celebrated in music and spoken word, including "Sunscreen" by Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and Granny D's commencement speech at Hampshire College (May 21, 2005). You can view the music playlist on the WMNF website.

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INTERVIEW WITH FRED TAYLOR, CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT NINE. Mark Antokas

INTRO: The term “Reagan Democrat� was coined in the early eighties to describe the many Democrats who participated and supported Ronald Reagan’s two terms in office. Some went so far as to switch parties completely, becoming Republican. In what may be a new trend, some of those who felt more comfort from the Reagan Era G.O.P., are increasingly finding discomfort with the policies and direction of the current administration, and congress. One such disaffected Republican is Fr...

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Katherine Harris advisors say they're not swayed by bad polls-Mitch Perry

Despite polls that show her trailing badly in a possible race for U.S. Senate next year, The Bradenton Herald reported today that Congresswoman Katherine Harris’s camp spirits are now improving with the results of an internal poll this week.

The poll was done by the Tarrance Group, a Republican polling and strategic research firm out of Washington...The results, according to pollster Ed Goeas,indicate that Harris need not worry at this time about the double –digit ...

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VOTERS ON BUSH SCHIAVO CASE: BUTT OUT!

According to a new poll, Florida voters are convinced Governor Jeb Bush is intervening in the Terri Schiavo case for political reasons and disapprove by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

But the survey of 1,248 registered voters in Florida by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute finds the Governor still getting a solid 49% approval rate.

The Survey also shows that most voters – 70 percent – do NOT want to see Bush further cement a political dynasty by runni...

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