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Sunday November 23, 2014

HIGH SPEED RAIL AMENDMENT - Radioactivity

THE RAIL TRUTH COMMITTEE supports Florida's High Speed Rail Amendment. Ken Walton is the director the the Rail Truth Committee and he described why voting against Amendment Six next week would be better for Florida's environment, job picture, and economy. Walton claimed that the train will pay for itself and will not be a burden on Florida taxpayers as the project's opponents claim.

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ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR ON THE ENVIRONMENT - Radioactivity

Kennedy is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. In his new book he charges that corporations have been successful in influencing the Bush administration to reduce environmental protections. Kennedy's new book is called: Crimes Against Nature How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy (Harper-Collins).

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HIP HOP SUMMIT ARRIVES IN ST. PETERSBURG - Radioactivity

Russell Simmons of the HIP HOP MUSIC industry has joined with (ACT) AMERICA COMING TOGETHER, & WAKE UP EVERYBODY to mobilize a non-partisan HIP HOP GET OUT THE VOTE CAMPAIGN that is touring the nation. The St. Petersburg leg of the tour is co-sponsored by the Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rev. Lennox Yearwood, the HIP HOP PREACHER of BET NETWORK, INC. and Rev. Run of RUN DMC are featured on the HIP HOP TOUR with other renown HIP HOP artist such as LUDICRIOUS, STYLLI...

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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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