News & Public Affairs

Tuesday October 21, 2014

HURRICANE IVAN - Mitch Perry

Ivan

George Taylor is the state Climatologist for the state of Oregon. And a faculty member at the University of Oregon in Eugene…

He recently wrote a piece answering the question that has swirled in the minds of many in the past month - Is there a link between Hurricanes and Global Warming? He says no, and told WMNF that that warming should actually bring fewer Hurricanes(roll tape#1 o.q. “to predict�)

That was George Taylor, state Climatologist for the State of...

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NADER OFF BALLOT AGAIN-Andrew Stelzer

For the second time in the past week, Ralph Nader is again off Florida's presidential ballot. This afternoon, Circuit Judge P. Kevin Davey ordered that Nader's name be removed from the November ballot. Davey had made the same ruling last week, based on the statements that the Reform Party isn't a legitimate party under state law, even though the reform party had no lawyers in the courtroom, so no evidence was able to be presented to the judge. Davey's initial ruling was accepted last week, b...

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COUNTY COMMISSION DISCUSSES FRANCES-Gina Simmons

At the Hillsborough county commission meeting today, the commissioners talked about what worked and what didn’t work in preparation for and reacting to Hurricane Frances. Gina Simmons was there and filed this report

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REGISTERING LGBT PEOPLE TO VOTE - Radioactivity

Vonn New is the Central Florida Director of Equality Florida. Her group is mobilizing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community to TurnOut 350,000 fair-minded Florida voters! She discussed a kick-off event scheduled for this Saturday at MacFarlane Park in Tampa.

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TIM WHEELER, REPORTER FOR THE PEOPLE'S WEEKLY WORLD - Radioactivity

Wheeler, a reporter for the People's Weekly World, and former editor of the same paper, discussed the paper, the editorial position the newspaper takes, and recent events in Iraq and Afghanistan. Wheeler's parents were blacklisted during the McCarthy era and he had the White House beat for the PWW's predacessor, The Daily World, during the Watergate years of Richard Nixon. He covered a lot of the pre and post election events in Florida in 2000, and has written recently on the curr...

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NURSING HOMES NOT GETTING POWER RESTORED QUICKLY ENOUGH-Andrew Stelzer

After suffering through 2 hurricanes and bracing for a third, Advocates for seniors are calling for power companies to reprioritize their essential services list, so that nursing homes have their power turned back on earlier. Lumarie Polivka-West, is policy director at the Florida Health Care Association, a statewide group that represents senior care facilities. She has been fielding complaints from nursing homes since hurricane charley.

ACT-west ‘A facility in Palm Beach coun...

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THE FOUNDING OF WMNF - Radioactivity

RADIO DOCUMENTARY "THE FOUNDING OF WMNF" produced by Bill George and Sheila Cowley, and featuring the voices of Cam Dilley, Ed Miller, Joe Fox, Janine Farver, Cheryl Mogul, Rob Lorei and Arnie Shlansky.

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CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAM - Radioactivity

David Milne- Christian Peacemaker Team in Baghdad, Iraq. Milne is a canadian citizen living in Baghdad and active with the peace group CPT - the Christian Peacemaker Team. He is a witness to the the spiraling violence in Iraq.

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HURRICANE IVAN'S EFFECT ON TAMPA LIFE - Mitch Perry

today was a rather classically typically late summer day in the Bay Area, many schools and other parts of Government were closed down - because of decisions made 3 days ago that Hurricane Ivan could be coming close to the Tampa area sometime today or tonight.

USF was open, but the University of Tampa closed down early on Friday afternoon, and will not open until Wednesday at the earliest, as is the case with Stetson University in Gulfport.

Pinellas , Hillsborough, Herna...

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RETIRED AMERICANS DEMONSTRATE FOR KERRY IN NEW PORT RICHEY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: As the November election date comes closer, Small groups across the bay area have been coming together to rally members to their cause. On Thursday, in Pinnellas Park, about four hundred fifty members of the Greater Pinellas Democratic club gathered to support the Kerry-Edwards ticket. This past weekend, about one hundred fifty members of the Florida Alliance of Retired Americans, FLARA, came together for three days in New Port Richey to Rally and demonstrate against the Bush Administ...

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