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Saturday October 25, 2014

CITIZENS DONT WANT LIVE BOMIBING AT AVON PARK-Andrew Stelzer

For the past 3 nights, citizens who live near the Avon Park Bombing range on the border of Polk and Highlands county have been voicing their concerns and support for the use of live ammunition by the air force and the navy.

ACT-Richards “I live on one of 2 lakes n the first adjacent to the range…�

ACT “We are subjected to noise now to non live ordinances..that will increase greatly…�

Pam Richards lives in the south side of Fr...

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Interview with Joe Griffith, Pat Green & Dana Hargrove discussed art, society

Interview with Denis Gaston discussed art

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NEW REPORT CITES TOP 10 REASONS NATIONAL PARKS NEED MORE MONEY - Mitch Perry

A new report released today by the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association says that funding for America’s national parks is at a ‘bear’ minimum and lists the top 10 reasons parks need more money. The report calls for and has received immediate support from Congress…as a bi-partisan group of Congress introduced new legislation today to fund America’s National Parks.

Ron Tipton is the Senior Vice President for Programs at the National Parks Conse...

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AVON PARK HEARINGS - Mitch Perry

Tonight in Avon Park in Polk County, the 3rd and final Public Hearing on plans for new bombing at the Avon Park Air Force Range will take place, at the Avon Park Community Center.

After the Pentagon halted Navy Operations at Vieques in Puerto Rico in 2002, Pentagon officials said that military use at Avon Park could increase.

The Navy’s departure from Vieques was a huge win for most of the Puerto Rican people, who had protested the site for decades, claiming it created ...

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FLORIDAS MEDICAID RX LIST MAY BECOME DANGEROUSLY SHORT-Andrew Stelzer

A coalition of patient protection groups issued a warning this morning, that Governor Bush’s plans to change the list of prescription drugs available under The states Medicare system could have grave consequences for many Floridians. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports

ACT-Frye “There are huge consequences of public health not being available…�

Jesse Frye is director of government affairs and advocacy with the AIDS institute, based in Tampa.

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ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE BOMBING TESTS - Radioactivity

ENVIRONMENTALISTS OPPOSE NAVY PLAN TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE USE OF AVON PARK BOMBING RANGE FOR TESTS OF EXPLOSIVES AND OTHER LIVE AMMUNITION. Our guest Marian Ryan of the Sierra Club in Winter Haven was one of the people who made a presentation on the first night of a public hearing this week on possible expansion of the use of the bombing range. There was a lengthy piece in the Sunday Ledger (click for article) detailing the economic impact and the effects on about a dozen endangered specie...

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THE ELECTION REFORM COALITION IN PINELLAS COUNTY - Radioactivity

Arlin Briley and Len Schmiegge of the Election Reform Coalition of Pinellas County discussed the upcoming public Voting Issues Forum for voters to voice their concerns and share their experiences regarding recent elections. All citizens are welcome to attend. The Election Reform Coalition is an umbrella organization of Pinellas County chapters of political parties and community organizations with voting and election interests. The forums will be on Saturday, March 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the...

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THE VIEW FROM CANADA - Radioactivity

THE VIEW FROM CANADA with Tom Philp, a special assistant to Paul Macklin an MP and leader in the Labor Party in Tampa. Macklin is a leader in the effort to legalize same sex marriage and to decriminalize marijuana. Philp spoke of the progress of those efforts. He also discussed the views of Canadians about U.S. foreign policy, especially the war in Iraq, prescription drug exports to the U.S. and the state of the Canadian health care plan. FMI

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DELAY CRITICIZES AARP ON ITS SOCIAL SECURITY STANCE - Mitch Perry

Republicans attacked the AARP as well as congressional Democrats today as they struggled to build momentum behind President Bush's call for personal investment accounts under Social Security.

The AARP, which claims 35 million members age 50 and over, is "against a solution that hasn't been written yet," said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay after a closed-door meeting with the GOP rank and file.

He called the group's opposition to personal accounts irresponsible and hypothetical, adding...

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RETIRED CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT TOM FENTON ON HIS NEW BOOK "BAD NEWS" - Radioactivity

At a time when the world has been blindsided by failures of intelligence, veteran CBS News correspondent Tom Fenton gives us BAD NEWS: The Death of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All (ReganBooks: March 1, 2005) and reveals how the news media has betrayed our trust and endangered our democracy. In BAD NEWS Tom Fenton argues for more and better news: more foreign news, more context, and less fluff, celebrity news and infotainment. "We are not giving the public what it n...

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