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Friday November 21, 2014

MEDEA BENJAMIN ON IRAQ - Mitch Perry

There are over 1,000 U.S. Servicemen and women who have been killed in Iraq since the U.S. invaded Iraq last year… Bringing an extremely personal meaning to those deaths this weekend in Tampa was Cindy Sheehan, whose 24 year old son was killed in Sadr City in April.
Sheehan is featured in 1 of television ads made by a group called Real Voices.Org….. Speaking at Viva La Frida on Saturday Night, Cindy Sheehan spoke about the hurt she feels, losing her son to war that she doesnÃ...

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CARROLLWOOD FORUM - Mitch Perry

Along with voting for President and for the next U.S. Senator, Hillsborough County voters will be choosing State and County Representatives…..

Last Thursday night, the Carrollwood Area Business Association Held a Candidates Forum

In one of the more hotly contested races, former Tampa City Councilman Bob Buckhorn is trying to keep retiring Commissioner Jan Platt’s seat in Democratic hands. He is running against former wrestler Brian Blair.

One of the biggest issues in t...

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USF STUDY ON OFFSHORING-Andrew Stelzer

The center for globalization research at USF has just completed a study of the effects of offshore outsourcing of jobs on the Tampa bay area. They presented the findings of their study this morning; WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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ACT “in Tampa bay in 2002, our companies imported a whopping 646 million from foreign countries,

Guy Hagan works with innovation insight; he was commissioned by the University of South Florida to ...

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RICHARD HOLBROOKE ON WEAPONS LOOTING IN IRAQ - Mitch Perry

Richard Holbrooke is the former US Ambassador to the United Nations….and a key foreign Policy Advisor to John Kerry…..WMNF spoke to him today, and we began with the big story of the day from Iraq - the realization that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosive are missing from one of Iraq’s most sensitive former military installations (roll tape#1 o.q.�war will be the determining factor�)

That’s Richard Holbrooke, a foreign policy aid to John Ke...

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Women's Show-EYES WIDE OPEN

One of the local organizers of the October 30th event will talk about the exhibit. Over 1,000 pairs of empty combat boots- tagged with the names of U.S. soldiers who died in the Iraq war - will be displayed, together with a 24-foot "wall" of names and incidents identifying Iraqi civilian deaths.

TAMPA EXHIBITION DATE

Saturday, October 30th - 11am until 5pm

University of South Florida - Tampa Campus Marshall Center Room #101 and the Martin Luther King Plaza ...

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Women's Show-AMENDMENTS-Becky Steele, ACLU

REBECCA STEELE, Director, ACLU, West Central Florida will talk about constitutional amendments on the November 2nd ballot. Of special interest is Amendment 1 dealing with Parental Notification of a Minor's Termination of Pregnancy. The ACLU joined with other organizations to file suit protesting the confusing language of this amendment. The Florida constitution currently gives Floridians greater privacy rights than the federal constitution. Becky reviews Amendment 1 this week and covers t...

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Women's Show-CHRISTINE KLING, author CROSS CURRENT

CHRISTINE KLING, author of Cross Current, a Florida crime novel in the tradition of V.I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone. Seychelle Sullivan, a salvage tugboat captain and heroine of Christine Kling's mystery series set in South Florida. Taut, suspenseful, and filled with remarkable descriptions of Florida's many moods and guises - from million-dollar waterfront homes to haunted, backwater mangrove swamps and secret Voodoo rituals, Cross Current is alive with personalities and passion. Chri...

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Women's Show-MEDEA BENJAMIN and CINDY SHEEHAN

MEDEA BENJAMIN and CINDY SHEEHAN. What are women around the country doing to promote peace and justice on November 2? Join Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK; Women for Peace for a report from her recent travels throughout the United States, from the Republican National Convention protests in New York City to the most recent presidential debate in Tempe, Arizona. Medea is a leading activist in the peace movement and has supported human rights and social justice strug...

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OPPONENT CALLS FOR BUDDY JOHNSON TO RESIGN - Mitch Perry

Questioning whether the voters even HAVE an acceptable choice, the man seeking to replace Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson on November 2nd, Rob McKenna, today called for Johnson’s resignation, after a published report about yet another problem at the Supervisors office.

This morning the St. Petersburg Times reported about an internal report inside the Hillsborough Supervisor’s office detailing what happened after County Staff learned that 245 votes...

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CAROL BROWNER ON GLOBAL WARMING - Mitch Perry

Russia’s lower house of parliament was expected to vote today on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on combating global warming, putting the pact firmly on the road to realisation.

The pact needs ratification by 55 industrialised nations accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 1990. Once the protocol enters into force, industrialised countries will have until 2012 to cut their collective emissions of six key greenhouse gases to 5.2% below the 1990 level. ...

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