News & Public Affairs

Thursday July 31, 2014

GITA DESAI, producer, YOGA UNVEILED Mary Glenney Women's Show

GITA DESAI, film producer, “YOGA UNVEILED.� Yoga Unveiled is a breathtaking journey of sight and sound that illuminates the essence of yoga as its creators understood it thousands of years ago. Harnessing the colorful commentary of the most prominent yoga scholars, teachers, and medical experts, Yoga Unveiled reveals how yoga began, tells the story of yoga's passage to the West, describes its numerous branches, recounts the fascinating biographies of the foremost yoga masters, an...

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GEORGIE ANNE GEYER, columnist Mary Glenney Women's Show

What do Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Eduard Shevardnadze, Juan Peron, Prince Sihanouk and American Presidents Carter, Ford, Bush, Reagan and Bush have in common? They all have been interviewed by foreign correspondent Georgie Anne Geyer. Mary ad Georgie Anne discussed GeorgieAnne's career, some of her recent columns and her new book, "When Cats Ruled Like Kings."

Geyer’s intuition, supp...

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JUSTICE FOR HARRY T. MOORE. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Fifty –Three years ago, in 1951, a bomb was placed and exploded under the home of Harry T. Moore killing him and his wife Harriette. Although it was widely suspected that the Orlando faction of the Ku Klux Klan was responsible for the murders, no one has ever been brought to justice. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more.

SCRIPT: There have been many investigations, a 1950’s F.B.I. report identified likely suspects, all now dead, a 1978 investigation by the Brevard Count...

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BUSH'S MEDICAID PROPOSAL OUTLINED - Mitch Perry

The Tampa Tribune reported today that Governor Jeb Bush's plan to overhaul the Florida Medicaid system was received ‘warmly’ by the first legislative committee to be briefed about it yesterday

Republican State Senator Burt Saunders, Chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee said that the end result will be much more efficient and effective Medicaid program.

The Governor plans to dramatically change the way that health care is deliv...

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"THE CHILLING EFFECT" PAIN RELIEF NETWORK FILM THIS WEEKEND. Mark Antokas

INTRO: In April and June of last year, WMNF brought its listeners news accounts of pain medication, mandatory minimum sentencing and a prison interview with Richard Paey. Paey languishes still in a federal penitentiary in Pasco County. A new film has been produced by the Pain Relief Network, and will air in the Bay Area this weekend. Wmnf’s Mark Antokas has more:

Script: Richard Paey, convicted of fifteen counts of drug trafficking, sits in a wheelchair in the Zephyrhills correction...

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WALMART FIGHTS BACK TO SAVE THEIR IMAGE-Andrew Stelzer

Today Wal-Mart unveiled a nationwide public relations campaign to try and help fight back against the bad publicity they’ve been receiving from the hundreds of communities around the country. Locally, Wal-Mart has recently faced opposition from citizens in tarpon Springs, who don’t want a store built along the Anclote River and US 19. Wal-Mart hired PR firm Hill and Knowlton to invite the media to the Wal-Mart Store on North dale Mabry, near Waters avenue. WMNF’s Andre...

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ACORN PROTESTS AGAINST TAX PREP COMPANIES -Andrew Stelzer

AS we reported last month, the Association of Community Organizations for reform Now, or ACORN, has been running a boycott and protest campaign of The Jackson Hewitt tax preparation chain. ACORN claims that Jackson Hewitt preys on poor people by aggressively pushing Refund Anticipation loans, and not letting people know about the earned income tax credit. Now ACORN has announced they will halt actions against Jackson Hewitt for 30 days, and they’ve also reached an agreement with tax ...

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MEDICAID - Mitch Perry

As we reported last night on the Evening News, Governor Jeb Bush has outlined a plan to completely overhaul the government's health insurance program for the poor.

The plan drew immediate criticism from state Democrats, and patient advocates, who said it not only would limit health insurance for low-income families, but represents the latest step in Bush's attempt to move more and more state services to the private sector.

Yesterday Tampa Congressman Jim Davis wrote Governor Bush, wh...

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BUSH ON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND - Mitch Perry

President Bush today proposed a $1.5 billion initiative to extend his No Child Left Behind program to the nation's high schools, telling an audience at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Northern Virginia that more needs to be done to improve students' math and reading scores to prepare them for the jobs of the 21st century.

Speaking to more than 1,000 students, teachers and federal, state and local officials, Bush said he would ask Congress to approve the funding in the fiscal 2006 budget to h...

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