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Thursday April 17, 2014

FL EXECUTION TO HAPPEN TONIGHT - Mitch Perry

John Blackwelder, the 59th person to be executed by the state of Florida, is scheduled to be executed at 6PM today.... Blackwelder was scheduled yesterday to be executed for the murder of convicted killer Raymond Wigley at Columbia Correctional institution....Blackwelder had previously confessed that after luring Wigley into his cell with the promise of a sex act, he tied Wigley to the bed and strangled him as Wigley begged for mercy.

At 5:45 last night, just 16 minutes before his sched...

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BAYSHORE TASK FORCE GETS DOWN TO NITTY GRITTY - Mitch Perry

Today the Bayshore Task Force met again to get closer to providing a set of recommendations that they will forward to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio on how to make Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard safer for pedestrians.

The Task Force was convened back in February by Mayor Iorio after the death of a jogger - Melissa McKenzie ....McKenzie was the 3rd pedestrian to die along the Bayshore in the past year.....

This morning the TaskForce met at Kate Jackson Park in Tampa's Hyde Park, where among...

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HATE CRIME IN ZEPHYRHILLS? - Radioactivity

Lynda Perry is an African American who has lived in Zephyrhills all her life. Seven years ago she moved to an all-white neighborhood. Since then she says she's been the victim of racial harassment. She has continued to speak out on civil rights issues, including the recent controversy over the renaming of MLK Blvd. On May 15th persons unknown committed vandalism to her property by driving a truck onto her lawn and tearing up her landscaping. She charges that the Zephyrhills police are indiffe...

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DAVID BROCK INTERVIEW - Mitch Perry

Journalist David Brock first became known after his devastating attack on Anita Hill,

In his 1993 book, "The Real Anita Hill," where his description of the former associate of Supreme Court Justice "As a little bit nutty, a little bit slutty", made him a favorite of the conservative Right...

He followed that up with the first published story about Paula Jones, the Arkansas woman whose sexual harassment suit against President Clinton ultimately led to the

President's impeachment...

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PRESIDENT BUSH'S ADDRESS ON THE WAR IN IRAQ - Radioactivity

In this segment former Air Force pilot and North Florida Congressmen Pete Peterson commented on President Bush's speech last night on the situation in Iraq. Peterson was the former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. He commented on the lack of content in the President's speech, the mistakes made so far in the occupation and the treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war. This interview was followed by a live call-in from listeners about the Iraq War.

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NPR STUDY - Mitch Perry

According to a survey released today by the left-leaning media watchdog group FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, there is very little Public in Public Radio, and among partisan sources, Republicans outnumber Democrats on National Public Radio.

FAIR reports that Republicans not only had a substantial partisan edge, but that individual Republicans were NPR's most popular sources overall....., According

The study counted 2,334 sources used in 804 stories aired last June for four...

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LOCAL ELECTION SUPERVISORS LAUNCH GET OUT THE VOTE CAMPAIGN-Andrew Stelzer

8 supervisors of elections from west central Florida gathered today at The Hillsborough county elections office, to announce their participation in a state wide “get out the vote� initiative, designed to get more Floridians to vote, and improve the states image as incapable of holding a fair and efficient election.


SOUND “Demonstration ballot, Pasco County..number of candidates….so it tells you the candidates, George Washington, john A...

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DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT BUSH'S IRAQ SPEECH - Radioactivity

Former Florida Congressman Pete Peterson spent six and a half years as a POW in North Korea. Later he was U.S. ambassador to Vietnam under President Clinton. He discussed President Bush's speech last night, the importance of the Geneva Convention and the prospects for a positive resolution to the Iraq war. This interview was followed by open phones.

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COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS BALK AT TACO BELL PROPOSAL - Mitch Perry

For the first time in the 3 year campaign by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to boycott Taco Bell, the executive of the fast food company's parent corporation - Yum!Brands - has announced a plan to take steps to end the boycott....But it has already been rejected by the Florida based farmworkers alliance....

Last Thursday, Yum Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak announced that if the Coalition of Immokalee Workers ended its 3 year boycott of Taco Bell, his company was prepared...

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