President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s acknowledgement that privatizing social security will not solve financial problems the program may face, was in part brought on by massive grassroots efforts across the country to educate the public about the dangers of the plan, and stop it from being passed into law. This afternoon in St Petersburg, a coalition of local groups announced a counter-campaign to BushÃ¢â¬â¢s national tour.
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Last night WMNF reported on how the City of TampaÃ¢â¬â¢s aggressive Code Enforcement program has adversely affected some low and middle income residents in TampaÃ¢â¬Â¦.
That Ã¢â¬ÅaggressiveÃ¢â¬? policy continued today, when the cityÃ¢â¬â¢s Code Enforcement team announced, Ã¢â¬ÅOperation Springs CleaningÃ¢â¬?, which will take over the Sulpher Springs section of Tampa for the next 4 days.
Curtis Lane is Tampa Director of Code Enforcement (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?clean t...
The Sarasota City Commission held an emergency meeting this afternoon, to discuss the
possibility of launching an independent investigation into the operation and maintenance of the CityÃ¢â¬â¢s wastewater facilities.
The meeting was called for a day after it was publicly revealed that City officials had NOT warned residents of the health hazards posed by a massive sewage spill over a year agoÃ¢â¬Â¦.
Last month, WMNF and Sarasota media organizations reported on a simila...
Meanwhile, as hundreds of thousands were demonstrating in Beirut today, a like minded demonstration held by Lebanese Americans was held in front of City Hall in Tampa Ã¢â¬Â¦(roll tape of chants)
Approximately 1 hundred Lebanese Americans who live in Tampa Bay, holding both American and Lebanese flags, chanted for freedom, sovereignty, and independence to show their support for the Cedar revolution, and todayÃ¢â¬â¢s demonstration in Beirut, one month after the assassination of f...
This week, thousands of newspapers, TV and radio stations across the country are conducting an orchestrated effort to make people aware of how important it is that government records be open to the public. Its the first ever sunshine week, and its inspired by FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Ågovernment in the sunshineÃ¢â¬? public records law. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.v
In 1909, the Florida state legislature passed what has come to be known as the "Public Records Law,", which provides that an...
June Zeitlin talked about the future of women internationally.
In his State of the State Address given earlier this week, Governor Jeb Bush called for a substantial review of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s approach to Growth Management.
The Governor said Ã¢â¬Å"We need true concurrency between new development and the infrastructure needed to meet the demand on roads, schools, and water resources that the development creates."
The issue of growth has forced its way into the LegislatureÃ¢â¬â¢s business this spring Ã¢â¬â and now locally, a new non-p...
TampaÃ¢â¬â¢s police Chief Steve Hogue was at the Tampa tiger bay club today. Hogue was hired in late 2003, and say heÃ¢â¬â¢s pleased with the statistics which have recently come through for 2004, his first full year as chief.
Ã¢â¬ÅTampa when I got here was # 1 in property crimes, and # 2, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s not something to be proud of. Those numbers have come down..You hear police chiefs and sheriffs we claim what a great job were doing, everybody has that stuff, really the ...
More than 500 people turned out to hear Princeton University professor and acclaimed author Cornel West speak at the University of South Florida last nightÃ¢â¬âheÃ¢â¬â¢s touring the country to promote his new book, democracy matters. Here WMNF brings your part of Cornel West's speech.
CORNEL WEST FOR FRIDAY
That was scholar, professor and author of the new book, democracy matters, Cornel West, speaking at the University of South Florida Last night.
The Bush administration and Senate Republicans intensified their push yesterday to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a measure that has for years been thwarted by fierce opposition Ã¢â¬â and that worries some Floridians, who say the oil industry is poised to see approval there as a gateway to drilling off of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s coasts.
So today a coalition of environmentalists announced their campaign to stop FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Republican member of the Sen...