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Friday October 24, 2014

CONNIE MAY FOWLER, author-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

CONNIE MAY FOWLER, writer. Well-known Florida writer, Connie May is the author of When Women Had Wings, Remembering Blue, and the autobiography, When Katie Wakes. In her latest novel, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Connie May continues her exploration of life and relationships set in her native north Florida. The Problem with Murmur Lee? How could a Florida woman in her mid-30s -- someone who grew up swimming, surfing and snorkeling, step off the side of a boat and drown in the same river...

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BUD CHILES FOR GOVERNOR - Mitch Perry

Tampa Congressman Jim Davis was not the only Democrat to declare his candidacy for Governor yesterday.

In Orlando, Lawton “Bud� Chiles the 3rd announced that he will walk throughout the state, duplicating a campaign effort made by his father, the late Governor Lawton Chiles, back in 1970.

The 51 year old Chiles has NEVER held public office. But he did make news when his father was governor. Lobbyists accused him of exploiting his father’s name to win business for his...

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FRIENDS OF THE ANCLOTE RIVER ANNOUNCE THEY WILL TAKE THE CITY OF TARPON TO COURT. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Just last month, and after months of positioning itself to build a super Walmart on the banks of the Anclote River, as it passes through Tarpon Springs, the Tarpon Springs City Commission gave the go-ahead to the Bentonville Arkansas retailer. Citing fears of lawsuits by Walmart, the City said at the time, that it had no choice but to grant the application. Enter friends of the Anclote River. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more.

SCRIPT: David confronts Goliath. Yesterday evening, 5...

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CRITICAL TIMES with guest Mabili Ajani - Radioactivity

CRITICAL TIMES with guest Mabili Ajani. Longtime host of CT returns. He has moved to New Orleans - but he is back this week via telephone. He tackles the big issues and today looks at the mysterious deaths of 40 scientists and doctors who are experts on infectious diseases.

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MEDICAID REFORM HEARINGS IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

The state legislature is traveling throughout to Florida to find out what changes they should make to the states Medicaid system. This afternoon they held the first of several public hearings at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

ACT--spinella “Look at Tennessee, the system has collapsed..Tennessee put all its eggs in one basket..�

Anna Spinella is from the west central agency on aging advisory council.

Spinella was one of the first people to testi...

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JUAN GONZALES ON NATIONAL ASSOC. of HISPANIC JOURNALISTS PARITY PROJECT. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Last night, on the evening news, WMNF brought our listeners a report on the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and their partnership with the Tampa Trib and WFLA channel 8, and their hopes of further diversifying the pool of journalists at the media giant. Juan Gonzales, a columnist for the New York Daily News and co-anchor of Democracy Now! Was speaking for the NAHJ, and WMNF’s Mark Antokas spoke with him there.

SCRIPT: Juan Gonzales has been a journalist for twen...

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JIM DAVIS DECLARES HIS CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR - Mitch Perry

Tampa Democratic Congressman Jim Davis today formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor in Florida next year.

Davis has represented Tampa and other parts of the Bay Area in Washington since 1996, and was easily re-elected for his 5th term last November. Previously he was in the Florida House for 8 years.

He flirted with running for Governor in 2002 before opting not to enter the race…Tampa Attorney Bill McBride was the Democratic candidate that ye...

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DISSENT CONFERENCE IN MIAMI - Mitch Perry

Colorado Governor Bill Owens yesterday renewed his call that University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill be fired, arguing that Churchill doesn't deserve to teach at the university.

The Colorado Board of Regents voted last week to authorize a 30-day investigation of Churchill's writings and speeches to determine whether they are cause for dismissal.

Churchill infuriated families of the 9/11 World Trade Center victims when his essay comparing them to Nazi Adolf Eichmann came to ligh...

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WHEELS OF JUSTICE TOUR - Radioactivity

THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE TOUR w/ Dave Lippman and Krissie Kirchhoefer. They are both volunteers with the group which has traveled on a bio-diesel powered bus to more than 400 cities across the country. The tour is designed to highlight the plight of civilians in Iraq and in the Palestinian territories. Many on the bus have visited both countries in recent years. They'll be taking part in a benefit for the Green Party this Saturday night in Tampa. Event starts 7:30 p.m. WoJ and Dave Lippman go fr...

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WHEELS OF JUSTICE TOUR COMES TO TAMPA - Mitch Perry

The Wheels of Justice Tour, featuring Dave Lippman and speakers back from the Middle East discussing the conditions in Iraq and the Palestinian Terroritories comes to Tampa this Saturday night.

The event is in part a fundraiser for the Hillsborough County Green Party and the Wheels of Justice Tour

Party member Brian Becker ran briefly last year for a Hillsborough County Commission seat before dropping out due to a lack of campaign funding. He says one of the big issue that lo...

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