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Tuesday September 2, 2014

ELECTION PROTECTION SNAPSHOT REPORT-Andrew Stelzer

On November 2nd, the Election Protection hotline received over 100,000 phone calls from voters who needed help in regard to voting—everything from information about where they were registered, to complaints about long lines or no paper receipts. About 40,000 of these, after review, have been classified as complaints. Now, in an effort to fix some of these problems with the country’s elections process, People for the American way has compiled a database of problems recorded by ...

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BASEBALL PLAYERS TALK STEROIDS - Mitch Perry

America's top doctor says steroid use in Major League Baseball is a public health issue that threatens young people across the country.

 U-S Surgeon General Richard Carmona says he's worried about kids

and young athletes who idolize the superstar sluggers. If

youngsters think steroid use is acceptable, Carmona believes they

may use the drugs and put themselves at risk for things like organ

failure and cancer.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball Player’s Union ...

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AUTUMN STEPHENS,ed., Roar Softly & Carry a Great Lipstick - Mary Glenney - Women's Show

Interview with Autumn Stephens, editor of Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick - 28 women writers on coping with - and laughing about - life, love, sex, and more. Riffs on Teodore Roosevelt's macho motto: "Walk softly and carry a big stick" - women taking on challenges in their lives. From finding love as a sigle mom to overcoming alcoholism to surviving a midlife crisis. This poignant, provocative collection of personal essays reveals how women overcome life's challenges with strength a...

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DR. GEETA RAO GUPTA, presidentt, Int'l Center for Research on Women-Mary Glenney-WS

Mary talks with Dr. Gupta, a leading world authority on women's role in development,an advocate for women's empowerment and women's human rights and an internationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS. She talks about the worldwide effect of HIV/AIDS, particularly on women. Before coming to ICRS, Dr. Gupta was a researcher with Tata Institute in Bombay, India and taught at several Indian universities. She directe a ground-breaking 15-year research project for ICRW on women and AIDS. She serv...

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MARJORIE COHN, JD - Torture -War Crimes and Cover Up - Mary Glenney-Women's Show

Marjorie Cohn, Professor of Law J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law B.A., Stanford University, with departmental honors in Social Thought and Institutions

Professor Cohn talks about new pictures - apparently of torture - lby Navy Seals released today.
She talked about torture as an instrument of war and about Muslim attitudes to our policies. She also talked briefly about the election and the coming recount in Ohio. Professor Cohn lectures throughout the world on internatio...

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SENATOR BOB SMITH ON EVERGLADES-Andrew Stelzer

Bob Smith served for 6 year in the U. S. House of Representatives and 12 years in the U. S. Senate from the State of New Hampshire. He now lives in Florida, and has recently been named as the President of The Everglades Foundation, an organization trying to educate the public about the need to preserve and restore the Everglades. WMNF spoke to Smith about what Floridians need to do to protect the everglades.

BOB SMITH

That Was former New Hampshire Senator, and president of...

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SCRIPPS ISSUE - Mitch Perry

The Palm Beach Post reported today that Palm Beach County officials are accusing the Scripps Research Institute of being "unnecessarily confrontational" over delays in constructing its biotech headquarters, insisting that a three-month setback is the result of hurricanes and lawsuits out of the county's control.

That news comes 2 days after Hillsborough County Commissioners agreed to have Commissioner Mark Sharpe work with the County’s Economic Development Staff and the Hillsbo...

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SETH MNOOKIN PART II - Mitch Perry

In May of 2003, the NY Times printed a 7,000 word story about the Jayson Blair debacle……Blair was the young journalist, whose lies and plagiarizing led to a scandal that ultimately cost The Executive Editor at the NY Times, Howell Raines, and his Deputy, Gerald Boyd , their jobs.

In the final part of a 2 part interview, journalist Seth Mnookin discusses how writing about this part of the saga resembles a fictional thriller. Mnookin is the author of �Hard News: The ...

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T.R. REID ON EUROPE AND THE UKRAINE - Mitch Perry

T.R. Reid is the Rocky Mountain correspondent for The Washington Post, and the author of the new book, “The United States of Europe�….We asked him if the Ukaine situation – where the U.S. has joined with Europe in supporting the Opposition – against Russia, shows the immense influence that exists when the 2 powers unify ?

(roll tape#1 o.q.� and our economy�)

That’s T.R. Reid, now the Washington Post’s Rocky Mountain Bureau...

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SARASOTA MAY BAN PLANNED PARENTHOOD FROM SEX-ED CLASSES-Andrew Stelzer

70 teachers at Riverview High school in Sarasota have signed a letter protesting the possible removal of Planned Parenthood health education teachers from the county’s public schools system. Laura Benson is a member of the Sarasota county school board

ACT “A parent came to the school board. We have a ½ credit class, which has some sex Ed, sometimes teachers would invite and she asked us to not consider them as guest speakers. And she cam again

ACT-Benson...

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