Supervisor of Elections for Leon County in Florida, Ion Sancho said today:
"Florida's 2000 felon purge program resulted in over 50,000 legal voters
being disenfranchised. Officials in the Secretary of State's Division of
Elections misled county election supervisors about the 2000 election purge
list, blaming the vendor (DBT/Choicepoint) for the errors that were
disenfranchising citizens. After the election was over, public record
requests revealed that Division of Elections ordere...
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry spent the last 24 hours in the Tampa Bay area; last night he spoke to a rally at the St Petersburg airport, which was open to the public. Today, Kerry made and unscheduled stop at La Teresita, the same restaurant that Republican National Chairman Ed Gillespie visited two weeks ago. This afternoon, Kerry held a panel discussion about national security and emergency responses at the University of South Florida. As he has done for the last several ...
The Center for American Progress today released a new report showing that 20 of the 73 companies that the White House approved to participate in the so called â€œMedicare discountâ€? program have been involved in federal/state fraud charges. These same 20 companies have significant ties to the Bush Administration. The report, entitled "Paying to Play," also finds that those 20 companies involved in fraud charges gave more than $3 million to the President and conservatives in Congress s...
On Monday, About twenty people held a protest outside a KFC on Kennedy Boulevard to try to alert the public to what they say is KFCâ€™s cruel treatment of chickens. WMNFâ€™s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
A six-foot tall chicken was among the people chanting and asking passing cars to honk if they are against animal cruelty
â€œMcDonalds, Burger King, Wendys have all not passed on price increase to their customers..â...
This time we discussed Memorial Day, the proposal for the Department of Peace, the case of Mumia Abu Jamal, the move by the state of Florida to remove convicted felons from the voter's rolls and the relationship between convicted felons and Democratic Party membership.
INTRO: Memorial day, originally called Decoration Day,is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nations service. Amidst thousands of mini American flags decorating servicemenâ€™s graves and fluttering in the breeze, WMNFâ€™s Mark Antokas has this from Meadolawn Memorial Gardens, Pasco Countyâ€™s largest Memorial Day Service. Roll Tape:
SCRIPT: Never in this Nations history has any president sent this countryâ€™s armed forces out in order to fight a â€œP...
Thoughts on the wars of the last century, the loss of lives in all these wars, need for peace interspersed with music.
Discussion of the national organic standards. Last week Ann Venneman, Secretary of Agriculture, announced and then rescinded plans to "clarify" the organc standards, allowing antibiotics in dairy cows; certain chemicals in pesticides and livestock feedcontaining nonorganic fish meal.
Cynthia Cockburn of Women In Black - London. Cynthia Cockburn, both the activist and the writer, has been important for feminists all over the world for many years now. She is one of the all too rare people who combine a sharp analytical mind, unwavering feminist and anti-militaristic political commitment and a warm and caring heart. `In three gritty, nuanced, feminist-informed case studies, Cynthia Cockburn reveals what sort of political acts it takes to build and sustain - through dangerou...
Today is the first day of release of the Hollywood blockbuster movie â€œthe day after tomorrowâ€?; the movie is about a doomsday scenario where because of global warming, the earth is decimated by environmental disaster. Many have said the scenario portrayed in the book is so farfetched it is miseducating the public, others are encouraged that people will be learning and talking about the problems of climate change. Today, WMNF spoke with Ross Gelbspan, retired newspaper journalist a...