News & Public Affairs

Saturday April 19, 2014

CONFERENCE ON HOMELESSNESS-Andrew Stelzer

This week, advocates for the homeless gathered at the Doubletree hotel on Westshore Boulevard for the 9th annual Statewide conference on Homelessness. This morning, people living in and fighting poverty detailed what people can do on a local and notional level to try and stop the rising numbers of homeless people in Florida and around the country.

ACT ‘This week marks on year since I was sleeping o the street in st Pete.

Fox Cunningham, works with ACORN, he talked to about...

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UNION MEMBERS PROTEST BUSH'S PROPOSED OVERTIME RULES - Mitch Perry

Between 35 to 40 union members and supporters marched in front of the Bush/Cheney Headquarters in Tampa this afternoon, protesting the implementation in August of new rules they say will cause millions of American workers to lose their overtime pay. (roll tape#1 o.q.� protestors chanting�)

3 weeks ago , The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to block the controversial new overtime pay rules…that followed a vote in the House, which attached a similar provision to its version o...

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SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE-PART 2-Andrew Stelzer

Arrin Hawkins is the vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. She’s been campaigning in Florida over the past week. Last week, WMNF news spoke to Ms Hawkins in our studios. In the second part of this interview, we began by asking Hawkins about a recent incident where the Socialist Workers party office in Pennsylvania was set on fire.

ARRIN HAKINS

That was Arrin Hawkins, Vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. For more informati...

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LOCAL CHEMICAL STORAGE FACILITIES ARE AT RISK FOR ATTACK-Andrew Stelzer

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Chemical security act looked like a piece of legislation that would surely be passed into law—it would force the chemical storage facilities to adopt strict safety regulations to protect against terrorist attacks. But the chemical companies, led by the American Chemistry Council, an industry lobbying group, has spent tens of millions of dollars fighting for looser regulations—they wrote another less stringent bill, and today congress will b...

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ARTISTS AND VOTERS FAIR-Andrew Stelzer

With today being the last day to register to vote in Florida, there were voters registration drives throughout the state this weekend, one of which was the artists and voters festival and ball. Held on Saturday at the Cuban club in Ybor city, a nighttime costume ball served as the fundraising part of the event with the goal of raising awareness about the candidates, and the need to register to vote before the deadline, which is 8pm tonight. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more

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FORMER NYC MAYOR GUILLIANI RALLYS FOR BUSH IN PASCO COUNTY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: With the November election nearing, both the Republican and the Democratic Parties have been holding ever increasing rally’s in order to get out the vote. This past weekend, former Mayor Rudolph Guilliani spoke to an audience in Pasco County for George W. Bush. Pasco county narrowly went with Democratic nominee Al Gore in 2000. WMNF’s Mark Antokas attended the rally and files this report:

SCRIPT: Yesterday, at the West Campus of Pasco-Hernando Community College in New port Riche...

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HISPANIC CAUCUS REPRESENTATIVE - Mitch Perry

Texas Democratic representative Ciro Rodriguez is the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the U.S. Congress…

Rodriguez was in Tampa over the weekend, and called WMNF from Miami this morning. We asked him if there were any issues related to Latin America that he wishes might have been discussed during last Thursday’s Presidential Debate on foreign policy (roll tape#1 o.q.�as it does with Latin America�)

Back in January, President Bush outlined his plan to revamp t...

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RALLY FOR EDUCATION - Mitch Perry

Rallies demanding increased funding for public education were held across the country on Saturday

In Tampa's Seminole Heights district, Hillsborough County Commission candidates Bob Buckhorn and Denise Layne joined members from the School District and Teachers Union to discuss the necessity of increasing impact fees to fund vital programs that advocates say are being neglected, hurting the country's future.

Over the past decade, growth in Hillsborough County has been meteoric. But the ...

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FATHER RAMON OF THE SANTA RITA CHURCH, DADE CITY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: The Hispanic community in Florida has grown by almost half a million people since the 2000 election. That is seventeen percent of the Nation’s eligible voters. While the well to do Cuban population on the east coast of Florida has in the recent past dominated the political dialog, Working class and farm working Non-Cuban populations through out the state have other needs. Recently, WMNF’s Mark Antokas spoke with a preist in Dade City who works with those in the poorer Latino-Americ...

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