News & Public Affairs

Tuesday May 26, 2015

WEED RALLY - Mitch Perry

According to a report released last week,low level marijuana offenders are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement – making up more than 80 percent of the growth in drug arrests since 1980.

On Saturday, Critics of the war on drugs – and specifically on marijuana- gathered in over 180 venues across the world for the Global Marijuana March.

Among those cities participating locally included demonstrations in in Tampa and Sarasota.

Fred Bemis is with th...

Read More

CHARLIE CHRIS TO ANNOUNCE FOR GOVERNOR - Mitch Perry

Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced today he is a candidate for Governor next year.

The 48 year old St.Petersburg native is the first major GOP candidate to announce his candidacy…And he will enter the race as the favorite, as recent polls show him ahead of Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher and Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings.

Christ also is ahead of any and all Democrats who have so far entered the race – namely Tampa Congressman Jim Davis and Gainsville...

Read More

THE SUSTAINABILITY SHOW DISCUSSES ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FOR AUTOMOBILES - Radioactivity

Co-hosts Jon Butts and Rob Lorei featured interviews with Sherry Prange of Electro-Automotive (http://www.electroauto.com, 813-429-1989 and electro@cruzio.com) in California, Matt Smith of the USF Clean Energy Research Center (http://www.cerc.eng.usf.edu) and Bill Hayes who makes biodiesel in his home (http://www.suncoastbiofuels.com). The discussion looked at converting cars to electric engines and conversion to using biodiesel. Other topics discussed: energy efficiency, emissions from alte...

Read More

ST PETE POLICE VERSUS BLACK RESIDENTS IN CHILDS PARK-Andrew Stelzer

Police used pepper spray on a crown of black residents of South St Petersburg last night, in what black residents say is an escalation of police use of force during a time when things are already tense. But police say a brick was thrown through a police car window before the pepper spray was brought out, and say that a group of people was inciting the crowd of 200 people to violence against the police. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT-cambone We believe a powder keg is being cr...

Read More

WILLOW LAMONTE, "A CELEBRATION OF THE DIVINE FEMININE" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

WILLOW LAMONTE, editor/publisher of “Goddessing.� Willow will be the keynote speaker at a retreat at First Unity Church in St. Pete, Saturday, May 14. She will talk about her presentation at the conference, dealing with the myriad repeating patterns of the Goddess which appear in many eras throughout the world, reemerging today as dynamic as ever. She will also discuss the goddess in relation to Mother – in celebration of Mother’s Day.

RENEE MCINNIS, planning com...

Read More

"W.O.M.E.N." - Helping all women have the option of accessing a safe abortion procedure, ELIZABETH JOHNSON BERGMAN and RONNA METCALF - Mary Glenney, Women's Shhow

ELIZABETH JOHNSON BERGMAN, chair and RONNA METCALF, former chair, W.O.M.E.N. Women’s Organization for Emergency Medical Needs …giving women a choice and a chance. W.O.M.E.N.’s Mission is to raise funds for low-income women and girls who choose to terminate their pregnancies but cannot afford to do so. The Board of W.O.M.E.N. believes it is a simple matter of justice that all women, poor and affluent, are able to access a safe abortion procedure. This organization de...

Read More

"TAKE BACK THE NIGHT" concert to benefit DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/WOMEN'S SHELTERS in PINELLAS and TAMPA- Mary Glenney, Women's Show

PATTY SANPHY, founder, Women’s Blues Revue. Patty will discuss the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Concert at Skipper’s to benefit domestic violence agencies in our area. This is a wonderful chance to celebrate Mother’s Day – with your mother and family.

LINDA OSMUNDSON, Executive Director, CASA, St. Petersburg. Ms. Osmundson is often asked to speak at state, national and international conferences. Her most recent international experiences include presentin...

Read More

HISTORY OF MOTHER'S DAY - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mary presented the history of Mother's Day - a historical and spiritual/musical perspective -- nationally and internationality. Included Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation (1870) and Anna Jarvis - the woman behind the modern Mother's Day.

You can read the proclamation on the Code Pink website.

Read More

VICE ADMIRAL DENNIS MCGINN ON RE-ENERGIZE AMERICA-Mitch Perry

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn is the former first deputy chief of naval operations with the Pentagon. Hes one of many public officials who are lending their support to a campaign called “Reenergize America�. A bipartisian coalition pushing to the US to reduce its dependence on oil and abandon 19th century technologies. WMNF spoke to Vice Admiral Mcginn, we began by asking him to talk about the group.

DENNIS MCGINN

That was Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn. For more information a...

Read More

ROADLESS RULE REPEAL--EFFECT ON FLORIDA--Andrew Stelzer

Although a majority of the lands now opened up for development with the repeal of the roadless rule are the western part of the united states, there are over 42,000 acres of land in Florida that are effected. To find out what the repeal of the roadless rule means to Floridians, WMNF spoke to Holly Binns is the field director with Florida PIRG, her group worked to build public support to create the roadless rule, and were fighting to save it since President Bush took office.

BIN...

Read More

Tampa Bay Weather

Nsct

Currently: 86° Partly Cloudy More Details

 

@WMNFNews