After suffering through 2 hurricanes and bracing for a third, Advocates for seniors are calling for power companies to reprioritize their essential services list, so that nursing homes have their power turned back on earlier. Lumarie Polivka-West, is policy director at the Florida Health Care Association, a statewide group that represents senior care facilities. She has been fielding complaints from nursing homes since hurricane charley.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœA facility in Palm Beach coun...
RADIO DOCUMENTARY "THE FOUNDING OF WMNF" produced by Bill George and Sheila Cowley, and featuring the voices of Cam Dilley, Ed Miller, Joe Fox, Janine Farver, Cheryl Mogul, Rob Lorei and Arnie Shlansky.
David Milne- Christian Peacemaker Team in Baghdad, Iraq. Milne is a canadian citizen living in Baghdad and active with the peace group CPT - the Christian Peacemaker Team. He is a witness to the the spiraling violence in Iraq.
today was a rather classically typically late summer day in the Bay Area, many schools and other parts of Government were closed down - because of decisions made 3 days ago that Hurricane Ivan could be coming close to the Tampa area sometime today or tonight.
USF was open, but the University of Tampa closed down early on Friday afternoon, and will not open until Wednesday at the earliest, as is the case with Stetson University in Gulfport.
Pinellas , Hillsborough, Herna...
INTRO: As the November election date comes closer, Small groups across the bay area have been coming together to rally members to their cause. On Thursday, in Pinnellas Park, about four hundred fifty members of the Greater Pinellas Democratic club gathered to support the Kerry-Edwards ticket. This past weekend, about one hundred fifty members of the Florida Alliance of Retired Americans, FLARA, came together for three days in New Port Richey to Rally and demonstrate against the Bush Administ...
The construction of new water bottling plants in northern Florida, has citizens upset at the Nestle companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gradual takeover of the local water supply. WMNFsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Andrew Stelzer has the story.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Water is a commons, it belongs to the people who own property.
Linda Jameson is the chair of the big bend area sierra club.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a bit strange for a big company come in here and take our water away.Ã¢â‚¬?
In 2003, when a private landowner...
MOLLY IVINS, one of the nation's wittiest and best-known political pundits and widely syndicated political columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will appear in Sarasota September 11 to talk about the government crackdown on civil liberties in post 9-11 America.
Ivins best-selling book, Molly Ivins Can't Say That Can She?, spent over a year on the New York Times best seller list. Her column appears in over 300 newspapers. Books include Shrub, Bushwhacked, Bushisms, Nothin' But Good ...
JANET SAWIN, Research Associate, Worldwatch Institute, specialist in Energy and Global Climate Change.
Global Warming and Hurricanes article from Geophysca Fluid Dynamics Laboratory: http:/www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~tk/glob_warm_hurr.html.
Prior to joining the staff at Worldwatch in June 2002, Janet Sawin worked briefly for Greenpeace on climate change and energy, and wrote a number of reports on renewable energy issues. Janet has participated in the last four international climate conferences.
SCRIPT: Del Sandusky, a Clearwater resident, speaks clearly when asked of John KerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s war experience. Sandusky was there with John Kerry. Sandusky, in an interview with WMNF at a greater Pinellas Democratic club rally in Pinellas Park on Thursday, spoke of KerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s service during the VietNam war, Kerry's fitness for duty as a Commander in Chief, and George W. BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s National Guard behavior.
New documents unearthed by the Boston Globe, and later this week National Guard m...
President BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s appearance in Florida to deliver Federal Assistance in the form of $2 Billion dollars, was his 3rd visit to the Sunshine State in the last 3
Ã‚Â½ weeks, and his 27th overall.
Meanwhile, his opponent, John Kerry, has only visited Florida once since JulyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦That was for a few hours in Fort Myers to observe the damage done by Hurricane Charlie..
With Hurricane Ivan bearing down, Kerry is not about to make any campaign appearances in Florida in the near future, w...