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Friday April 18, 2014

WHY WASNT CUBA MENTIONED IN THE DEBATE?-Andrew Stelzer

LEDE: This week, The Census Bureau announced that Florida now has the second highest Hispanic population of any state, behind only New York. Last nights presidential debate was held in Miami Dade County, which now has the highest Latino population percentage wise in the entire United States. But in an hour and a half discussion on foreign policy, no Latin American country was mentioned even once; and particularly disappointing to many Floridians was the lack of discussion of Cuba. From WM...

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SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY V.P. CANDIDATE IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

Arrin Hawkins is the vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. She’s campaigning in Florida this week. WMNF news spoke to Ms Hawkins in our studios earlier today, Ms Hawkins about we began by asking her to talk about the Socialist workers party, and what it stands for.

ARRIN HAKINS

That was Arrin Hawkins, Vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. For more information on the party’s platform, log on to www.themilitant.com

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BETTY CASTOR ENDORSED BY BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS-Andrew Stelzer

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Betty castor, the democratic nominee running for Florida’s open Senate seat, received an endorsement today from the Tampa Association of Black Law Enforcement officers

ACT--Castor “Local law enforcement should playa central role ingathering intelligence and terrorism, International union of police associations, and the firefighters of Florida have also both endorsed Betty Castor.

ACT I understand that police officers should be a central part of our terrori...

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Kerry at USF, Tampa - Grace Santos

Voters who watched the policy-driven debate were impressed by Kerry, according to three post-debate polls - - by ABC News, CBS News and CNN-USA Today – Gallup. The senator’s campaign prepared a TV ad that featured newspaper headlines from Friday praising his performance, and the Democratic National Committee rolled out a Web video showing clips of Bush appearing frustrated during the debate.

Today, Kerry spoke at the University of South Florida. WMNF’s Grace Santos...

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ROBERT WEXLER ON TONIGHT'S DEBATE-Andrew Stelzer

Today WMNF spoke to Florida Congressman Robert Wexler about tonight’s presidential debates, we began by asking him about the criticisms of the structure of the debate, a 32 page contract sets out hundreds of rules and regulations, including the fact that the candidates cant speak to each other—We asked Wexler----with all of these rules, will Americans really be able to learn anything about either of the two men running for President?

WEXLER ON DEBATE

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RALPH NADER SPEECH IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

Ralph nader, the Reform party candidate for president, spoke last night to about 200 people at the centro asturiano in ybor City about the destructive and undemocratic nature of corporations who control Americas politicians through campaign contributions and the lack of effective regulation. Ralph nader said the goal of his campaign is not necessarily to get him elected, but to alter the direction of the country. ACT ‘were all prisoners.. we have to vote for candidates who lay the g...

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GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES HURRICANES - Mitch Perry

Global warming is likely to produce a significant increase in the intensity and rainfall of hurricanes in coming decades, according to the most comprehensive computer analysis done so far. . By the 2080s, seas warmed by rising atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases could cause a typical hurricane to intensify about an extra half-step on the five-step scale of destructive power, says the study, done on supercomputers at the Commerce Department's Geophysical Fluid Dynam...

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NOVELIST SAMRAT UPADHYAY - Radioactivity

Samrat Upadhyay is the first Nepali-born fiction writer writing in English to be published in the West. His first book, the short story collection ARRESTING GOD IN KATHMANDU (Houghton Mifflin, 2000; Houghton Mifflin Mariner Books paperback, 2001) has been translated into French and Greek and was the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, given annually by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to emerging poets and fiction writers who display "exceptional talent and promise." ARRESTING GOD IN KATH...

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DAVID AUDET DISCUSSES THE ARTISTS AND VOTERS BALL - Radioactivity

The Artists and Voters Ball, will be held in the Cuban Club's Cantina and Patio Saturday, October 2, 2004 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Admission Price $10.00. The Artists & Voters Ball is a costume ball with a suggested theme of American History and Red, White and Blue. In the tradition of the Artists and Writers Balls of Ybor City's past, we will celebrate the wild and weird political and electoral process. Entertainment will include mock debates, a costume contest, piñatas of the candidate...

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DEL SANDUSKY, SWIFTBOAT VETERAN - Radioactivity

Sandusky lives in Clearwater and during the Vietnam War he was stationed on a boat commanded by John Kerry. He talked about his experience in Vietnam, his reaction to the Swiftboat ad controversy, last night's presidential debate, and the Iraq War.

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