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Monday December 22, 2014

LAUNCH OF TAMPA BAY BLACK BUSINESS DIRECTORY-Andrew Stelzer

The Founder of the Tampa bay academy of Hope is planning a major expansion for a grassroots business directory to promote black owned businesses throughout Hillsborough County. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

6 years ago, a group of young African Americans decided that Tampa Bay should have a directory of black owned businesses. Almost every year since then, they’ve published the African American listing, but due to funding limitations, they've only been ...

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LOCAL ARIZONAN ON MINUTEMAN PROJECT - Mitch Perry

The Minuteman Project will assemble in Cochise County, Arizona from April 1st through the 30th to conduct a political protest and rally in support of the enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. ….

Richard Boren is a resident of Arizona….He spoke to WMNF today about what some people in Arizona are thinking of when they discuss the Minuteman Project-

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That’s Richard Boren, speaking from Tu...

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GAO FAILS TO GREEN-LIGHT SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM & ACLU POINTS TO PRIVACY FAILURES OF THE AGENCY - Mitch Perry

Last week WMNF reported on a number of Civil Libertarians concerned about the Transportation Security Administration’s new screening program for airline passengers, dubbed Secure Flight.

Secure Flight was proposed last year after the Congress killed an earlier version, called CAPPS II…

Today, the Government Accountability Office presented its review of Secure Flight, and, according to the ACLU, has effectively put a halt on THIS program…

Jay Stanley ...

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ACADEMIC FREEDOM BILL - Mitch Perry

In Tallahassee, Republicans on the House Choice and Innovation Committee voted along party lines last week to pass a bill that aims to stamp out "leftist totalitarianism" by "dictator professors" in the classrooms of Florida's universities.

The Academic Freedom Bill of Rights, sponsored by Ocala Representative Dennis Baxley, passed 8-to-2 despite strenuous objections from the only two Democrats on the committee.

The bill has two more committees to pass before it can be conside...

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INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES - Radioactivity

With guest Diana Christian. This program looked at voluntary communal living at a variety of communities across the country. The communities are established for a variety of reasons including religion, preservation of the environment, the wish to establish a more humanistic life-style, and affordable housing.

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"The Limb Salesman," indie film at Festival of the Moving Image-Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Anais Granofsky, film maker from Canada - the writer/producer/director of the acclaimed feature film, "The Limb Salesman." The Limb Salesman looks at life on an unrecognizably frigid planet where water is as precious as oil and as intoxicating as booze. Mutations abound and virtually everything is for sale, including body parts -- or at least the technology that makes limb regeneration possible.

The Limb Salesman may seem, in part, a treatise on the effects of globalization and environment...

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"Mission Against Terror," the Cuban Five - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mission Against Terror by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz is a co-produced Irish-Cuban documentary on the case of the five Cuban men imprisoned for between 15 years and double-life plus 15 years on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage and related offenses.

Mary spoke with Elizabeth, wife of Ramon, from her Cuban home. She also spoke with Gloria La Riva, who is with the National Committee to "Free the Five."

Defense lawyers for the Cuban Five (as Gerardo Hernández, Ramón LabaÃ...

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MARJORIE COHN on TERRI SCHIAVO and TERRORISM-Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mary talked with Marjorie Cohn about Terri Schiavo and also about terrorism, particularly as it impacted the Cuban Five. Professor Cohn teaches at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News, and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC and Fox News. Co-author of the book Cameras in the Courtroom: Television an...

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Florida's Board of Governor's meeting - Jen Germaine

Thursday’s Board of Governors meeting dealt with a new Doctoral program at the University of Florida and Florida A&M University’s financial proposal. For WMNF, Jen Germaine….

In what the University of Florida believed was going to be routine approval by the Board of Governor’s, turned into a heated discussion. Dr Bob Frank, Dean of Public Health at the University of Florida, presented the board with their proposal to change the masters program in Physical Thera...

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