News & Public Affairs

Friday April 25, 2014

FARMWORKERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE - Mitch Perry

Among those affected by Hurricane Charlie are farmworkers in South Central Florida. The Adult Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program is calling out for help, by asking for those who care to donate clothes -especially shorts, shirts and socks - Food, especially formula for children, - baby food - all kinds of packaged food - and mattresses.

Esperanza Gamboa is the Coordinator of the Adult Migrant and Seasonal Employee Farmworker Program…Each day this week she’ll be part of ...

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CHILDRENS ADVOCATE CALLS FOR NO MORE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN WAKE OF CHARLIE-Mitch Perry

Jack Levine is a longtime Children's Advocate here in Florida. He is now President of the telecommunications group Advocacy Resources.

Over the weekend, Levine, well known for all his work fighting for Florida Children for over 2 decades, wrote a manifesto declaring that - in the wake of the natural disaster that Hurricane Charlie has wrought, that ALL candidates for office should NO longer accept financial contributions to their campaigns, but instead urge their supporters to contr...

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GOVERNOR BUSH IN LAKE WALES AFTER CHARLEY-Andrew Stelzer

While much of the media has focused on coastal beachfront areas, which have been effected by Hurricane charley, central Florida has seen some of the greatest damage. The governor came to lake Wales, Florida today to see for himself one of the inland areas, which will be reeling for years from the brunt of charley. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has this report

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The fire department and city services buildings have been turned into a comfort center on central Avenue in Lake W...

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ON HURRICANE CHARLEY-Andrew Stelzer

Colleen Castile is secretary of the state’s department of environmental protection. She says that for the next two weeks the state will be in emergency mode, trying to develop a system that will provide for peoples needs. She told WMNF that the first priority is to get electricity back on, and after that, helping people regain a sense of routine so that they can get their lives back together.

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If you have questions related to the aftermath o...

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ELDERLY BLACK VOTER INTIMIDATION IN ORLANDO-Andrew Stelzer

The New York Times reported today that elderly black people in Orlando have been interrogated by police over the past few weeks. Law enforcement officials will say no more than the interviews are part of an investigation of voter fraud—many of those being interviewed by police voted by absentee ballot. Many citizens are scared that they may be doing something illegal, either by voting absentee, or by being a part of the Orlando League of voters, a group of citizens which has been con...

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THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHAVIOR OF EVACUATING - Mitch Perry

USF Psychology professor Carnot Nelson studied evacuation behavior during the last big Hurricane threat in the Tampa Bay Area - Hurricane Elena back in 1985….WMNF spoke to him today, and asked him what he learned then - and how it has parelles With what’s happening.

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That was USF Psychology Professor Carnot Nelson, who studied the evacuation behavior of people in the Tampa Bay Area was dealing with the last Hurricane Threat -...

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A LOOK AT HURRICANE ANDREW - Mitch Perry

Two years ago, University of Miami Professor Eugene Provenzo co-authored with his wife, Asterie, the book “In the Eye of Hurricane Andrew�, a comprehensive oral history done with the collaboration of students participating in the Hurricane Andrew Oral History Research Project.

Professor Provenzo and his wife, Asterie spoke to WMNF today about what the Miami Area went through during - And after - Hurricane Andrew, which devasted the area,

Forty-three deaths were blamed on An...

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CUBAN-AMERICAN VISITS TO HOMELAND CUT. Mark Antokas

INTRO: In the past, the Cuban vote in Florida has historically gone to hard line Republicans who have been tough on Fidel Castro’s regime. At the same time, Florida’s Cuban population have annually ferried money and medicines to their families on the island. But now, President Bush has aligned himself with a faction in the Cuban-American community who are willing to sacrifice their families back home in order to send Fidel a message. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has the story. ...

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