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Sunday October 26, 2014

ERIN BROKOVICH ON CORONET INDUSTRIES - Gina Simmons

Erin Brockovich-Ellis and lawyers from Masry and Vititoe held a meeting Tuesday night for the 1,000 plaintiffs affected by Coronet Industries and other parent companies such as Inota and Mitsui. The meeting at The Lakeland Center held about 300 of the residents affected by the closed phosphate plant in Plant City. Gina Simmons reports.

Erin Brockovich began collecting data after receiving many calls and visits to her website that reported health problems due to possible air and w...

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GOV. BUSH'S JOBS RECORD FALLS SHORT OF PREDECESSORS' - Mitch Perry

New state employment figures show that Governor Jeb Bush has presided over the lowest job-creation rate of any governor since 1970, appearing to call into question his claim that his tax cuts have created new jobs.

Bush, who is proposing more new tax cuts this year, has for years attributed the state's creation of new jobs during his tenure to his tax cuts, which have totaled $11 billion since he took office.

But an analysis of statistics from Bush's Agency for Workforce Innovation show...

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BUSH IN TAMPA - Mitch Perry

As part of President Bush’s Campaign to allow a portion of worker’s payroll taxes for Social Security be put into privatized accounts, the President will travel to a number of cities across the Country on Thursday and Friday, culminating in a “discussion� at the Tampa Convention Center at 6PM on Friday evening.

The President’s plans to alter Social Security are alarming Seniors in particular, and with Florida home to 9 of the 10 congressional districts ...

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EITC PROMOTIONAL KICKOFF AND INDIGENT HEALTHCARE PREVIEW-Andrew Stelzer

Politicians, businesses, and social service agencies from all over Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are teaming up to try and have more area residents apply for the earned income tax credit The credit, abbreviated EITC as created in 1975, but every year, millions of dollars goes unclaimed just in these e two counties alone. This afternoon, the prosperity campaign of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties was launched at the Corporation to develop communities, in east Tampa.

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MAYOR SAYS ART MUSEUM MAY NOT HAPPEN-Andrew Stelzer

Next Thursday, the Tampa city council is scheduled to decide whether to approve plans for the new Tampa Art Museum. The plan has become more and more financially unstable over the past year, with the price of construction rising, and the business community coming up short on the amount of money they have to raise under an agreement with the city. In a WMNF exclusive, This afternoon, WMNF spoke to Tampa may Pam Iorio about the future of the new art museum—Iorio told us she doesnâ€...

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BUSH IN TAMPA - Mitch Perry

As part of President Bush’s Campaign to allow a portion of worker’s payroll taxes for Social Security be put into privatized accounts, the President will travel to a number of cities across the Country on Thursday and Friday, culminating in a “discussion� at the Tampa Convention Center at 6PM on Friday evening.

The President’s plans to alter Social Security are alarming Seniors in particular, and with Florida home to 9 of the 10 congressional districts ...

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PROTEST AGAINST WMNF'S CANCELLATION OF STRAIGHT TALK-Andrew Stelzer

This morning, about 30 people gathered in front of WMNFs new building on Martin Luther king boulevard, to protest the removal of Connie Burton and her Sunday morning program, Straight Talk, from WMNFs airwaves. Andrew Stelzer reports.

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ACT-outside ‘Straight talk is a community program, there’s no justifiable reason that straight talk is not on the air..�

ACT-outside Straight Talk was cancelled a week ago today; the WMNF press release said the ...

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MICHAEL TRAYNOR ON CITIZENSHIP IN A TIME OF REPRESSION-Andrew Stelzer

Last Friday, at the Stetson university school of law, Michael Traynor, the President of the American Law Institute, gave a speech titled Citizenship In A Time Of Repression. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report.

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ACT ‘I feel in my heart that our basic liberties are being repressed by our own government, I realize that there are various points of view—all of us are trying to seek the right balance between liberty and security.<p...

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