News & Public Affairs

Tuesday July 29, 2014

PROTEST AT BUSH RALLY IN ST PETE-Andrew Stelzer

Before President Bush came to Pasco County, he held a rally in St Petersburg this morning, giving a similar speech. About 75 people gathered across the street from Progress Energy Park in downtown St Pete, to protest the President’s appearance and his policies.

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Larry Fahn, the president of the Sierra club was among the protestors.

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As the president arrived, the protestors were joined on the sidewalk by about 30 Bush supporters, some of whom came...

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THE PRESIDENT COMES TO TOWN; RALLY IN NEW PORT RICHEY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: With the coming election just weeks away, the Bay area is receiving a lot of attention from the campaign of George W. Bush. This morning, the President attended a rally in St. Petersburg, the first stop of his Bay Area tour. Afterwards, the President appeared with his brother, the Governor, in Pasco County for a rally, which drew more than seven thousand of the party faithful. Later he would travel to The Villages, a sprawling retirement area encompassing Marion, Sumpter, and Lake Cou...

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ERIC ALTERMAN ON WHEN PRESIDENTS LIE - Radioactivity

Author Eric Alterman discussed his new book WHEN PRESIDENTS LIE. It covers lies told by FDR, JFK, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Alterman thinks that the lying tends to compound a problem and that by simply telling the truth the presidents and our democracy would be better off.

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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAINING IN TAMPA - Mitch Perry

Election Protection Training in Tampa

As election day beckons, in 15 days, the coalition of groups working to ensure that many of the problems that happened at the Polls in Florida in 2000, are getting prepared.

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This past Saturday, there were several training sessions held for Poll Monitors.in Tampa. Including one on Stetson University Law School’s Tampa Campus…….This session was conducted by Alia Malek, who is working for t...

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JOHN KERRY SPEAKS AT HEALTHCARE RALLY IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

In his second Trip to Florida in the last 4 days, John Kerry held a rally at the Tampa Bay performing arts center, in an effort to get out the vote. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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About 300 supporters of John Kerry attended the rally, which was supposed to be about his healthcare plan, but the speakers spent an equal amount of time discussing President Bush’s failures in regard to the invasion of Iraq. Se...

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Womens Show-WANGARI MATTHAI

Mary Glenney gave a profile of the 204 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Matthai of Kenya. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, was the first woman in Kenya to earn a PhD, and is a member of parliament.

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PASCO COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS BROWNING-BERGY DEBATE. Mark Antokas

INTRO: There are currently at least four lawsuits facing secretary of state Glenda Hood over state voting issues. Voter registration issues centering around missing check marks on a box, provisional ballots and whether they must be cast in a voters home precinct, and bogus registration forms turned into Duval County with fictitious addresses. Voter issues have been around the bay area and in the state since the 2000 election which saw George W. Bush take Florida’s electoral college b...

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CARL POPE & ROGER SCHLIKEISEN ON THE EVERGLADES - Mitch Perry

Governor Jeb Bush, flanked by top officials in his brother's administration, announced a $1.5-billion plan yesterday to speed up the sluggish Everglades restoration. But environmental groups campaigning in Florida to thwart President Bush's re-election used the announcement as another chance to bash the Bush administration's environmental record. Bush's plan, unveiled at a wildlife refuge west of Boynton Beach, calls for the state to borrow the money over the next five years so it can take...

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ELECTION PROTECTION TRAINING - Mitch Perry

Seemingly all eyes will be on Florida on election day in 2 ½ weeks…A number of groups - such as the NAACP - have been working with bringing attorneys to Florida to prepare

Training citizens to be poll monitors will take place in Tampa tomorrow…….

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