The Director of the Florida American Civil Liberties Union, Howard Simon was in St Petersburg this afternoon, speaking to the Suncoast Tiger bay club. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report
Howard Simon has been the Florida state director of the ACLU for the past 5 years, but he says their role in American society has changed drastically since September 11th.Since then, one of the ACLU's main responsibilities has become protecting Amer...
As a college student Aidan Delgado signed up for the Army Reserve when he was 19. A few years later (April, 2003) he was sent to Iraq where he spent a year in Nasiriyuh and Abu Ghraib. Since his return to Sarasota (and New College) he has become a conscientious objector. Delgado will be speaking this coming Monday night (December 6th) at 7PM at the Sudakoff Center in Sarasota. He says he witnessed mistreatment of prisoners and of Iraqi civilians and says the U.S. military presence in Iraq is ...
A year and a half ago, an attempt to put an Anti-Nudity Ordinance on the 2004 Ballot in Hillsborough County was quashed by the Commission.
At the time, it appeared there was a conflict among those who support ridding the County of such clubsÃ¢â¬Â¦..Some Ã¢â¬âsuch as County Commissioner Ronda Storms Ã¢â¬â wanted the issue to be put on the ballot as a referendum in last monthÃ¢â¬â¢s electionÃ¢â¬Â¦..Others said the County Commission should vote themselves up or down on the matt...
Nearly 2 years ago, a full blown crises erupted at one of the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s preeminent media organizations- the New York Times Ã¢â¬â when it was revealed that a young black journalist Ã¢â¬â Jayson Blair Ã¢â¬â had reporting fabricated and or plagiarized dozens of stories.
But Seth MnookinÃ¢â¬â¢s tale of that time Ã¢â¬ÅHard NewsÃ¢â¬? goes beyond the news headlines from the spring of 2003, and presents a riveting story thatÃ¢â¬â¢s less about Blair than about the manag...
Thomas Lister is a nationally known, Tampa based HIV prevention advocateÃ¢â¬Â¦This morning he was going to 2 High Schools in Hillsborough County to discuss the role young people play in stemming the tide of the pandemic.
Lister was diagnosed as HIV Positive 4 years agoÃ¢â¬Â¦..He says the 1st barrier in talking to High School kids about the virus, is getting in the front door
(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?for the average personÃ¢â¬?)
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s HIV prevention Advocate Thomas...
All 67 of the states elections supervisors are in Orlando this week; meeting to discuss how to improve the states elections systems. Yesterday saw the emergence of a proposal to extend the official election day to longer than just one day, and perhaps make it a week or longer. Under some of the proposals being floated, Voters would also be able to vote anywhere in the county, instead of being assigned a specific voting precinct. WMNF spoke to Hillsborough County of Elections Buddy Johnson...
Tampa Bay Lightning Tax Deal discussed At County Commission
Hillsborough County Commissioners also discussed a proposal to which would allow the Tampa bay lightning to eliminate an annual property tax of $630,000 the hockey team pays for playing at the St. Pete Times Forum.
The team also wants to control of about $350,000 raised each year from a county surcharge on tickets.
The Lightning Ã¢â¬â And Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio- say the transfer is fair because it put...
Our guest was a former business economist named John Perkins.
Working as an "economic hit man" (EHM) for an international corporation
allied with the World Bank and the U.S. government, John Perkins says he cheated
countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. His tools included
fraud, rigged elections, payoffs, sex, and extortion. Now, breaking the
EHM's code of silence, he reveals how their actions helped transform the
once-respected American republic into a hated e...
INTRO: Congress has approved a thirty-five million dollar buyout of commercial long line fishermen on the Gulf of Mexico. This is the first time that there has been a buyout in federal waters in this area. The aim is to stop unplanned bans of fishing in the future. Because of over fishing, on November fifteenth of this year, a ban on red Grouper went into effect. A group of fishermen lobbied congress for the buyout, and suggested that with fewer boats in the fleet, there could be a year-round...
Tomorrow was supposed to be the cutoff date for parents to submit renewal forms to ensure their children will not be removed from FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Kidcare state funded health insurance program, which currently covers about 300 children. But for the third time, the deadline has been moved back, this time until Monday. According to Rose Naff, executive director of the Florida healthy kids corporation, the office has been struggling to serve those who want to apply.