William Schulz is the Executive Director of Amnesty International, one of the worldâ€™s great Human Rights organizations.
He was in St. Petersburg last night, speaking to a packed house at Eckard College, where he discussed his new book â€œTainted Legacy:9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights.â€?
Schulz said that in order to fight terrorism effectively, the U.S. has to stand for
Its best and most noble ideals, which it frequently hasnâ€™t , when dealing with
The Arab and...
One of the groups involved in the campaign to increase awareness of Americas failing public schools, The Association of community organizations for reform new, or ACORN, held almost 4,000 house parties around the country on Wednesday night; they are trying to bring attention to the fact that the No Child left behind act made many promises that havenâ€™t been kept. WMNFâ€™s Andrew Stelzer has the story.
ACT- â€˜its just a lot of frustration with teacher...
A statewide van tour calling on Presidential Debate Moderator Jim Lehrer to ask President Bush why he put failing labels on some of Floridaâ€™s top schools stopped in St. Petersburg today.
The Tour- sponsored by the national education advocacy group, Communities for Quality Education, kicked off in Tallahassee on Wednesday and plans to end its journey next Thursday, hours before The President and John Kerry square off in the 1st
Prime Time Debate.
Logan Mabe is the spokesperson...
INTRO: There have been increasing incidences of strife between the board of trustees at usf and its faculty in recent years. The Sami al Arion issue, where he had been put on administrative leave before ever being charged with a crime and a lack of contract for the USF faculty in recent days has many in the usf community crying foul. Recently, allegations of free speech violations by the board have come to light in the wake of forced departures. WMNFâ€™s Mark Antokas files this report.
A new poll suggests that President Bush has taken a solid lead over Democratic challenger John Kerry in Florida in the aftermath of three hurricanes that ravaged the state over a five-week period.
The Quinnipiac poll released today shows Bush at 49 percent, Kerry at 41 percent and independent Ralph Nader at 5 percent.
However, a poll conducted in Florida by the American Research Group in recent days shows the race close -- Kerry at 46 percent and Bush at 45 percent -- leaving some ques...
Tampa Ranks 1st For The Worst Air Pollution Among Florida Cities: George Bush Plan Favors Energy Companies over Public Health
A new Clear the Air http://www.cleartheair.org survey released today by the Florida Public Interest Research Group, or FPIRG, shows significant air pollution problems in Florida and across the U.S.
The report says that Tampa had the worst Air Pollution Among Florida Cities. And that
The The Tampa Bay Area suffered from 6 â€œsmog daysâ€? last year, w...
On November 2nd, one of the initiatives that Floridians will vote on will be the Constitutional Amendment regarding Parental Notification for Abortion.
The measure was put on the ballot by the Florida Legislature this year, and House Speaker Johnny Byrd was the top elected official campaigning for it.
This afternoon on WGCU Radio in Fort Myers, Byrd debated Barbara Dravecky, The President and CEO of Planned Parenthood for Southwest and Central Florida.
Under Florida Law, a minor who...
The mother of a Blake High School student says her daughter is one of more than a dozen students who were kicked off a school bus because they are black. WMNFâ€™s Andrew Stelzer reports.
Sara Newsome say her daughter was the victim of racism on the part of a Hillsborough county School bus driver last Friday morning, on her way to Blake high school.
Newsome has filed a complaint with the NAACP; she says her daughter, who a se...
The St. Petersburg Times reported today that the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Electionâ€™s underreported the voter turnout from the August 31st Primary election by almost 20,000 votes.
The Times reports that the total on the Elections web site listed 118,699 people voting last month. But the total turnout reported by Johnson to the Florida Division of Elections was 138,398, almost 20,000 more. The Higher number is the official number, certified by the state.
The reason for t...
Jagdish Bhagwati is an economist, a professor at Columbia University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Heâ€™s the author of the book â€œIn Defense of Globalizationâ€¦. He will be a featured speaker at the Global Frontiers Conference taking place tomorrow and Friday of this week on the USF Campus.
WMNF spoke to him about these issues Yesterday (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?)
Thatâ€™s Columbia University Economist Jagdish Bhagwati, commenting on Outsou...