News & Public Affairs

Thursday April 24, 2014

DRUG POLICY INITIATIVES ON THE BALLOT-Andrew Stelzer

After tomorrow, Marijuana may be legal in one of the 50 states---WMNF spoke with Michael Blane who works at the Drug Policy Alliance, about this, and some of the other drug policy issues that will be on the ballot tomorrow in cities and states across the nation.

DRUG POLICY

That was Michael Blane with the Drug Policy Alliance. Their website is www.drugpolicy.org Medical marijuana initiatives will also appear on tomorrow’s ballot In Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Columbia...

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KERRY RALLY HALLOWEEN IN TAMPA. Mark Antokas

INTRO: In a poll conducted Sunday by the Miami Herald, of the sixteen percent of voters who cast ballots early, Kerry drew a full fifty-six percent, compared to George W Bush, who received just thirty-nine percent. LAST NIGHT, an estimated ten thousand of the Democratic party faithfull gathered to rally for Senator John Kerry in his bid for the Presidency. WMNF’s Mark Antokas was there and files this report. Roll Tape;(Betty Castor)

SCRIPT: Senate hopefull Betty Castor introduced Jo...

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TED SELKER ON VOTING TECHNOLOGY - Mitch Perry

Tomorrow: A record 120 Million Americans are set to vote tomorrow- and there are all types of fears -

Despite all of the voting problems here in Florida in 2000 – there are still problems potentially lurking – such as

Counting Votes is still left to different machines and largely overseen by partisan state and local election officers..

Eligible voters STILL may be denied the opportunity to cast ballots if they show up to vote at the wrong place ...

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JUDGES RULE AGAINST OUTSIDERS CHALLENGING OHIO VOTERS - Mitch Perry

State Republicans Plan to Appeal Ruling Against Polling Place Tactics

Two federal judges today barred parties from posting challengers at polling places throughout Ohio, saying poll workers, not outsiders, should determine voter eligibility. State Republicans planned to appeal.

An order by U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott of Cincinnati found that the application of Ohio's statute allowing challengers at polling places was unconstitutional.

In a similar case, U.S. District Judge Joh...

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5 HOUR LINE TO VOTE-IS IT TOO LONG??-Andrew Stelzer

Over 141,000 Hillsborough county residents have voted early, that’s more than 22 percent of those who are registered. Lines have stretched for up to 5 hours at many polling places,---WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer went to the college Hill library on East Martin Luther King Boulevard to find out how people thought the elections system is working.

IS THE LINE TOO LONG??

Besides poll watchers from both parties, there were volunteers handing out water to people waiting o...

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THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA - Radioactivity

DEDRICK MUHAMMAD, Racial Wealth Gap Coordinator, United for a Fair

Economy. Dedrick has worked extensively with students, prisoners, and civil rights groups and was the National Field Director for the National Action Network. He now works on economic issues for United for a Fair Economy. He is a published author (Amsterdam News, Dollars & Sense, The Progressive Populist) and an experienced radio and TV commentator (BET Nightly News, CNBC News, CBS Marketwatch).

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Women's Show-POPPY ALEXANDER-US Action

POPPY ALEXANDER, Voter Program Assistant, US Action Education Fund will talk about the Get Out the Vote campaign and their efforts to get women out to vote. US Action Education Fund: www.usaction.org. 202-296-3580. palexander@usaction.org. Women’s Voices, Women Vote: www.wvwv.org. Florida Consumer Action Network, 813-877-6712.

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Women's Show-EYES WIDE OPEN

Abigail Hollis Gray, Military Families Speak Out discussed the reasons many military families are against the war -- and have been since before it began. The exhibit, hosted by the American Friends Service Committee, will take place at USF – Tampa this Saturday, October 30th from 11a.m – 5 pm. The exhibit, which opened in Chicago’s Federal Plaza with 500 pairs of boots in January, will continue growing as the death toll continues to rise. Eyes Wide Open Exhibit Visual...

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Women's Show-GLORIA STEINEM

GLORIA STEINEM, Almost three decades after founding Ms. magazine, Gloria Steinem remains America's most influential, eloquent, and revered feminist. Her 1992 book, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, was a number one bestseller and has been translated into 11 languages. Mary spoke with Gloria during her recent visit to Tampa. She is urging women to vote in this election. She said that the option of "Choice" been never more threatened, that it is clear that Karl Rove has adopted ...

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