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Wednesday September 3, 2014

MORE IMMIGRANTS BEING DEPORTED UNDER 1996 LAW-Andrew Stelzer

A US Marine who went to battle in Iraq after he served a sentence for adultery is fighting a deportation order to his native Haiti. The case of colonel Phillippe Louis-Jen is just the latest example of a growing number of immigrants who have spent most of their lives in the United States but are being deported under 9 year old immigration laws which increase the severity of prior crimes committed and mandate deportation.

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ACT-Fitz “One of the other things...

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RIKI OTT ON THE EXXON VALDEZ DISASTER - Mitch Perry

It’s been almost 16 years since the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef, off the Coast of Alaska back in March, of 1989…

Dr. Riki Ott is the author of the new book “Sound Truth and Corporate Myths: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill�. In the new book, she methodically disassembles what the oil industry says it has done, is doing, and will do to protect its workers and the environment .

Among her revelations are that the Exxon Valdez did NOT ...

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RATHERGATE UNFOLDS - Mitch Perry

Four CBS News employees, including three executives, have been ousted for their role in preparing and reporting a disputed story about President Bush’s National Guard service.

The action was prompted by the report of an independent panel released today that concluded that CBS News failed to follow basic journalistic principles in the preparation and reporting of the piece. The panel also said CBS News had compounded that failure with a “rigid and blind� defense of the 60...

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POSSIBLE HATE CRIME IN TAMPA - Farhad Sabet

Nearly four months after Damien Johnson's alleged suicide, family members, NAACP officials and one community activist continue to ask questions about how Johnson really died - and continue to press for a deeper investigation.

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SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO HEAR CASE ON GAY ADOPTION BAN-Andrew Stelzer

The US Supreme Court today refused to hear a case challenging Florida’s ban on adoption by gay people. This leaves Florida as the only state in the country with such a law, and leaves child advocates hoping that the state legislature will step in and overturn the law themselves. WMNFs’ Andrew Stelzer reports.

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ACT—Doering “It was just a two word opinion—denied, no explanation..

Karen Doering is staff attorney w...

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LIGHTING THE SULPHUR SPRINGS TOWER - Jessica Noel

after nearly 30 years of disuse and neglect, the historic sulphur springs water tower has been outfitted with an array of outdoor lights. The landmark building was illuminated ofr the first time this Saturday evening. WMNF’s Jessica Noel was there and filed this report.

4 13:30 I’m the king of the tower

4 6:50 mr what’s this - that was the control box

4 7:12 this is water from the spring, it was built over a spring

The lighting of the tower is part of th...

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ANN RABSON, musician Mary Glenney Women's Show

ANN RABSON, Piano player/guitarist/vocalist. In 2003, honoring her "life-long dedication and contribution to the art of boogie piano," Ann was inducted into the Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame in Cincinnati. That same year, at the W. C. Handy Awards in Memphis, she received her 7th nomination for a W. C. Handy Award, this time in the Traditional Female Blues Artist category. As a child (in 1949) upon hearing Big Bill Broonzy, she made her first connection with the blues. Although at the time...

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URBAN BUSH WOMEN - Mary Glenney,Women's Show

URBAN BUSH WOMEN, CHRISTAL BROWN (choreographer, educator, performer, writer, activist). Founded in 1984 by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women is a dance ensemble that engages a diverse audience by producing bold and life affirming work based on women's experiences, African American history and cultural influences of the African Diaspora. Company activities include the creation and performance of works for the stage; artist training in dance and community engagement; and public project...

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TRET FURE, singer/songwriter Mary Glenney Women's Show

TRET FURE. One of the most prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure is extraordinarily talented. This year found her winning the prestigious South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition in two out of three categories, Best Up-Beat and Best Overall. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure possesses an uncanny mastery of musical technology. Over the past 30 years, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, inclu...

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REMEMBERING SHIRLEY CHISHOLM - Mary Glenney Women's Show

Shirley Chisholm, who had been in declining health since suffering a series of small strokes last summer, died Saturday at age 80. This special woman so full of grace, class, wit & wisdom, not to mention the courage of her convictions, will be sorely missed. We expect to talk with SHOLA LYNCH, filmmaker, “Chisholm ’72 - Unbought and Unbossed.� "CHISHOLM '72" recaptures the times and spirit of a watershed event in American politics, when a black woman dared to take an equa...

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