News & Public Affairs

Friday October 24, 2014

KELLY DUANE ON DAVID BROWER DOCUMENTARY - Mitch Perry

Tonight at the Tampa Theatre, there will be a screening about a man considered to be one of the country’s greatest environmentalists - David Brower. ..Brower died 4 years ago in Berkeley at the age of 88……He served as the 1st Executive Director of the Siera Club, a position he held from 1952 through 1969. During his tenure, the organization's membership rose from 2,000 to 77,000.

In 1969 he founded Friends of the Earth along with the League of Conservation Voters and i...

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GREG PALAST ON ELECTIONS - Mitch Perry

Rampant voter fraud in Florida will disqualify 200,000 mainly Democratic and African-American voters in 2 weeks…..That’s what journalist Greg Palast alleges in an article to be published in Harpers magazine next week.

In anticipation of the publication of his piece, Palast hosted a nationwide teleconference today…

Palast first reached fame as the reporter who broke the story about the egregiously inaccurate Felon list that was used in 2000 in Florida, which led to te...

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EFFIGY OF LYNCHING IN ST PETE?-Andrew Stelzer

WMNF received a call this morning about an effigy of a black man being hung from a tree on the 5000 block of Martin Luther King Street in North St Petersburg. We spoke to Omali Yeshitela of the UHURU movement.

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Angry neighborhood residents had called the media, but George a police spokesman, said there was nothing to investigate unless a citizen called the police to report a crime.

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In the early afternoon, Nan O’reily, a neighborhood resid...

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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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