News & Public Affairs

Monday May 25, 2015

"Pride Is Back" Rally

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A week and a half ago Hillsborough County Commissioners voted to forbid county government from acknowledging, promoting or participating in gay pride events. That decision set off an avalanche of controversy, that the commission is still weathering. Now, members of the community from all walks of life are continuing to gather and speak out in hopes their efforts will result in the repeal of the ban. WMNF reporter Julie Togba attended the “Pride is Back� rally la...

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LARGO RESIDENTS DONT WANT CREMATORIUM-ANDREW STELZER

The planned construction of a crematorium in Largo is being contested by neighborhood residents, who say they haven’t had a say in the process, and the crematorium is not an appropriate businesss to be in theri neighborhood. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story

HEY hEY HO HO, crematoriums got to go…

By 4:30pm, almost 50 residents had come out of their homes and stood along Wilcox road to protest the construction of a crematorium across the 2 lane road from their subdivisio...

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Al-Arian trial, Computer evidence reliability, Immigration - by Lance Robson

The testimony of a FBI forensic expert continued today in the trial of Sami Al-Arian and three indicted co-defendants. LR reports

The prosecution continued to ask computer foresic examiner Kevin Arndt to identify Temporary Internet Files collected from the computers of Gassan Ballut & Hatim Fariz.
To clarify Temporary Internet Files are files that are downloaded to your computer each time you visit a website. If you were to visit the WMNF website your computer would store the pic...

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RALLY AGAINST HILLSBOROUGH GAY PRIDE BAN-Andrew Stelzer

Thirty-six years ago today, gay and lesbian patrons at the Stonewall inn, a gay bar in downtown Manhattan, fought back against police harassment. To coincide with the anniversary of what’s become known as the Stonewall Rebellion, the last weekend in June has come to feature Gay Pride celebrations all over the world. In Toronto, more than 100,000 people joined the celebration on Sunday; In Paris 300,000 people marched through the streets. But despite the fact that in many places Pride...

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Latinos in Politics - Mitch Perry

A new analysis of Exit Poll and Census Data indicate that though Latinos accounted for half the population growth in the entire U.S. over the past 4 years, only 1/10th of those people actually cast votes in the 2004.

Robert Suro is the Director of the Pew Hispanic Center(roll tape#1 o.q.�political process�)

Richard Fry is a Senior Research Associate at the Pew Hispanic Center (roll tape#2 o.q.�uh, voters�)..He says that of the extra 5 million Latinos eligible...

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CAFTA Could come up this Week

CAFTA Could come up this Week After the passage of relatively non-controversial trade deals with Chile, Singapore, Morocco and Australia in the past couple of years, George W. Bush is now facing his first serious test regarding Trade with the Central American Free Trade Agreement , also know as CAFTA, , which could be voted on in Congress as early as this week. The president warned last week that Central America's embrace of democratic governments and free markets could be jeopardized if Con...

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Al-Arian trial, more computer evidence, conversations - by Lance Robson

The Al-Arian Trial continued today with more droning testimony from FBI agents specializing in computer forensics.

It was further established that the reliability of evidence retrieved from computers and disks cannot be definitively attributed to specific persons, especially when taken from a place of business where multiple people have access to the same equipment.

Yet another FBI agent was called to take the stand. Julian Koerner (ker-ner), worked for the for more than 30 years...

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Retirement

Guest host Rom Reed and the think tank, talk to Attorney (who practices in N.Y.) Rania Sedhom

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DONNA HENES, author of "The Queen of Myself" - Mary Glenney, Women's Shw

Donna Henes, author of The Queen of Myself. Donna Henes is an acclaimed urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, artist and writer. Millions of women are now entering or in the midst of midlife. With unprecedented freedom, education, longevity, and wealth, they hold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature. No longer Maidens, nor Mothers, and not yet old Crones, the question arises: Where do these dynamic, accomplished middle-aged women fit into the traditional description of t...

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KAREN HOUPPERT, author of "Home Fires Burning" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Karen Houppert, author, Home Fires Burning. Karen Houppert was a staff writer for The Village Voice for ten years, writing many cover stories on women and politics. She has contributed to a wide variety of publications, from Glamour, Redbook, and Self to Newsday, The Nation, and Salon.

As taps echoes across the cookie-cutter housing areas of upstate New York’s Fort Drum, the wives turn on the evening news, both hoping for and dreading word of their husbands overseas. It’s a...

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