News & Public Affairs

Wednesday August 27, 2014

LOCK STREET IN TOMMYTOWN DESIGNATED. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Yesterday afternoon, at the County Courthouse, the Pasco County Commision added an “Honorary� designation to Lock Street, trying to Solve ethnic divides in the Tommytown neighborhood just north of Dade City. Marguerita Romo asked for a miracle, but all she got was a pat on the back. Romo, the Executive Director of Farmworkers Self Help, asked for Lock Street to be changed to “Calle di Milagros�, street of miracles. Commissioner Ted Shraeder led the other commissi...

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IN GHANA - Radioactivity

On December 10, ten HCC students from the Ybor Campus and three adult members of the faculty/administration, including club founder Kimberly Williams, a History professor, will travel to Ghana, Africa, to spend two weeks of their Christmas break building a Habitat for Humanity house for a family in need. All of the students who are going to Africa have spent their Saturdays during the past year volunteering at local Habitat projects. While they are in Ghana, the group will be delivering toys ...

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AN EFFORT TO SAVE MANGROVES ON LONGBOAT KEY RESULTS IN ARREST - Radioactivity

Our guest- Sky Muncaster has lived on Longboat Key since the 1950s. This week she objected to a neighbor's severe trimming of Mangroves and she spoke out. For that she was arrested by local police and faces several charges including criminal mischief. She is looking for help fighting the charges and in helping to preserve mangroves on the key.

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WMNF PROGRAMMER SUSPENDED - Mitch Perry

A music DJ's suspension at WMNF is causing some people to question the independence that the station boasts about.

Last week Tuesday morning DJ Norwood Orrick was suspended by WMNF programmer Randy Wynne last week, after Wynne received a call from an angry listener who heard Orrick play a song that contained the F word just before 6AM.

Orrick is certainly not the first DJ to air an obsenity on the air&.And the severity of his open ended suspension has surprised some at station.

But...

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EMPTY BOWLS AND CASA ON HOMELESSNESS-Andrew Stelzer

Lunchtime at Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa brought almost 1000 people together on Thursday for the annual empty bowls luncheon. Just one of several hunger related thanksgiving season events, the event raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Second harvest Food bank of Tampa Bay. WMNFS Andrew Stelzer reports.

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ACT “There is a lot of hunger in our community…� Mayor Pam Iorio gave the keynote speech, thanking the dozens of corpo...

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MERLE BLACK ON REPUBLICANS IN THE SOUTH - Mitch Perry

Merle Black is a nationally known expert on Southern Politics&The Poli Sci Professor teaches at Emory University in Atlanta&. Over the weekend, he addressed a conference on the Republican Party in Florida, at the USF St Pete Campus.

His address focused on how in the South now , registered Republicans now outnumber registered Democrats by the biggest margin in U.S. history

(roll tape#1 o.q. among white moderates )

That s Emory University Political Science Professor Mer...

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SEN. NELSON ASKING FOR TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF BAY PINES' CONTRACTOR'S FEDERAL CONTRACTS - Mitch Perry

Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson wants a computer contractor temporary barred from doing business with the federal government until investigations into a failed project at Bay Pines VA Medical Hospital are finished.

Bearing Point is the prime contractor for Core Financial Logistics System the computer system that was installed and then shelved after a disastrous 9 month trial at Bay Pines in earlier this year. Core FLS was a computer system designed to track finances, payments to ven...

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IMMIGRANT LIVING IN CLEARWATER FACES DEPORTATION - Radioactivity

Our guest was Terry McClurg, his 33 year old daughter Penny was detained by the Department of Homeland Security in July 2004 and has been held in detention ever since. Terry says although his daughter was a legal resident, she is being held for reasons that are unclear and is facing deportation to the country of her birth, South Africa. Penny was pregnant and lose her baby while in custody. She has been separated from her two older children for five months and risks losing her business, all b...

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AN EYEWITNESS DESCRIBES THE SITUATION IN BAGHDAD - Radioactivity

Our guest was independent journalist Dahr Jamail who is in Baghdad and runs a website documenting what he is observing in Iraq. He says the U.S. military is failing to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people and that most residents he talks with want the U.S. to leave. He says fair elections are almost impossible to hold on January 30th because of the high levels of fighting, crime, unrest, unemployment, and disease associated with the inability of the U.S. to improve the situation in I...

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FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONFERENCE - Mitch Perry

This past Saturday afternoon, on the USF-ST. Pete Campus, a conference on The Republican Party in Florida was held&..We ll have speeches from the authors of the

Book, The Rise of Southern Republicans beginning tomorrow&

The last panel of the day included a dissection of the Presidential Election in Florida, and where do Democrats and Republicans stand in the state.

Tampa Tribune Political reporter William March discussed the strong Republican Majority in Congressional Seats...

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