NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and Chairman Julian Bond described the just announced IRS investigation of their organization's tax exempt status. At issue is a speech that Bond gave at the group's annual convention this summer. The federal government is investigating whether the speech was partisan. Bond says the speech was tough on both President Bush and the Democratic Party and that he did not tell supporters who to vote for.
Author Barbara Ehrenreich (NICKEL AND DIMED) was our guest this segment. She discussed some of the issues in the national presidential debate: health care, wages, and job security.
The past few days, reports that the republican party is planning to challenge the eligibility of certain voters at the polls on election day. The BBC is reporting that these challenges will take place mostly in areas with high African American populations, which tend to vote democratic. Florida is one of the states where challenges are expected, and many citizens rights groups claim that the law which allows challenges law is racist and are concerned that it may keep people away from the po...
Governor Bush came to Tampa today to speak in favor of amendment 6, which would repeal the voter mandated high-speed rail train which connect major cities throughout Florida. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.
Ã¢â¬ÅThis is a 25 billion dollar mistake.
In 2000, Floridians passed a constitutional amendment which supported the creation of a high-speed rail line to connect major cities; one of the first legs is supposed to run from Tampa to Orlando. But since it pa...
In the aftermath of hurricanes Francis and Jeanne creating severe flooding problems in Tampa, the cityÃ¢â¬â¢s Public Works Director, Steve Dagnault, today gave a presentation on how the city might be able find more money on stormwater projects.
The issue of stormwater runoff has been an age old one in Tampa Ã¢â¬â but after the severe storms in August and September Ã¢â¬â itÃ¢â¬â¢s an issue that the City Council appears to want to act upon. Dagnault told the Council this mor...
Attempting to stave off fears that slot machine profits would NOT go to education, South Florida Parimutuel facilities on Tuesday signed a contract guaranteeing 30 percent of their take would go to the Florida School Boards Association.
The money Ã¢â¬â estimated to be between $300 to $500 million dollars a year Ã¢â¬â would be distributed to all 67 School Districts.
Amendment 4 would let residents of Broward and Miami Dade Counties vote on allowing slot machines at...
This coming election day Florida voters will be asked to decide the fate of a proposed amendment to Florida's constitution to increase the minimum wage. Our guests were
MEGHAN SCOTT WITH THE PRO-INCREASE GROUP CALLED FLORIDIANS FOR ALL....and
MARK WILSON WITH THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GROUP- THE COALITION TO SAVE FLORIDA'S JOBS....
Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards is back in Florida; he was in Clearwater this morning, holding a rally at the Recreational and Aquatic complex, but the event also served as a chance for Senate candidate Betty Castor to be seen by the public and the media. Tampa area Congressman Jim Davis spoke to the crowd of about 400 people; Davis talked about Mel Martinez., castor republican challenger for FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s open senate seat.
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Channel 28 reported this afternoon that there were problems with voting machines at the college Hill library on east Martin Luther king boulevard today, which caused an extra half hour delay for people attempting to vote early. Throughout the state, there have been lines at voting sites since early voting began on October 18th. WMNF went to the college Hill library this past Monday afternoon, to speak to people who were casting early votes, and ask them what they thought about the new syste...
Our guest was Bob Burleson who is the president of the Florida Transportation Builders Association. His group is backing an effort to repeal Florida's High Speed Rail Amendment. His appearance wasin response to yesterday's appearance by a pro-rail advocate.