News & Public Affairs

Monday October 20, 2014

WAKULLA COUNTY RESIDENTS WANT CONTROL OF THEIR WATER--Andrew Stelzer

The construction of new water bottling plants in northern Florida, has citizens upset at the Nestle company’s gradual takeover of the local water supply. WMNFs’ Andrew Stelzer has the story.

ACT “Water is a commons, it belongs to the people who own property. Linda Jameson is the chair of the big bend area sierra club.

ACT “It’s a bit strange for a big company come in here and take our water away.�

In 2003, when a private landowner...

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Women's Show - MOLLY IVINS

MOLLY IVINS, one of the nation's wittiest and best-known political pundits and widely syndicated political columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will appear in Sarasota September 11 to talk about the government crackdown on civil liberties in post 9-11 America.

Ivins best-selling book, Molly Ivins Can't Say That Can She?, spent over a year on the New York Times best seller list. Her column appears in over 300 newspapers. Books include Shrub, Bushwhacked, Bushisms, Nothin' But Good ...

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Women's Show - GLOBAL WARMING-Worldwatch Institute

JANET SAWIN, Research Associate, Worldwatch Institute, specialist in Energy and Global Climate Change.
Global Warming and Hurricanes article from Geophysca Fluid Dynamics Laboratory: http:/www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~tk/glob_warm_hurr.html. Prior to joining the staff at Worldwatch in June 2002, Janet Sawin worked briefly for Greenpeace on climate change and energy, and wrote a number of reports on renewable energy issues. Janet has participated in the last four international climate conferences. ...

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DEL SANDUSKY INTERVIEW. Mark Antokas

SCRIPT: Del Sandusky, a Clearwater resident, speaks clearly when asked of John Kerry’s war experience. Sandusky was there with John Kerry. Sandusky, in an interview with WMNF at a greater Pinellas Democratic club rally in Pinellas Park on Thursday, spoke of Kerry’s service during the VietNam war, Kerry's fitness for duty as a Commander in Chief, and George W. Bush’s National Guard behavior. New documents unearthed by the Boston Globe, and later this week National Guard m...

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KERRY IN FLORIDA - Mitch Perry

President Bush’s appearance in Florida to deliver Federal Assistance in the form of $2 Billion dollars, was his 3rd visit to the Sunshine State in the last 3 ½ weeks, and his 27th overall.

Meanwhile, his opponent, John Kerry, has only visited Florida once since July…That was for a few hours in Fort Myers to observe the damage done by Hurricane Charlie..

With Hurricane Ivan bearing down, Kerry is not about to make any campaign appearances in Florida in the near future, w...

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ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN - Mitch Perry

This Monday, the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban is set to expire.

The act prohibits by name - the sale of 19 specific weapons that have the features of guns used by the military, and also outlaws magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. While supporters admit the law is riddled with loopholes, they cite Federal Statistics showing crimes traceable to assault weapons have declined by 2/3rds since the law went into effect.

But the powerful National Rifle Association - which ha...

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TAMPA CITY COUNCIL - Mitch Perry

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and the City’s Public Works Director told the City Council today that Tampa survived Tropical Storm Frances in excellent condition.

Speaking briefly, The Mayor gave thanks to the City’s Police and Fire Departments, as well as the various other City Employees involved with the preparation and cleanup of the Massive Storm that hit the area early Monday morning (roll tape#1 o.q.�and taking care of traffic�)

Tampa Public Works Director Steve Dag...

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PROTEST AGAINST CARGILL TOXIC PHOSPHATE SPILL-Andrew Stelzer

About 20 people spent their morning on a divider between Highway 41 and a service road in front of the Cargill phosphate plant in Riverview. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and has the story.

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SOUND People held signs that read things like “Spills kill� and “Cargill glow worm�, in an effort to call attention to the radioactive wastewater that spilled out of one of the phosphate gypsums during hurricane Frances, and ended up in a creek that runs...

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WRAP UP OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION - Radioactivity

This program featured WMNF news volunteer Bill Hamilton describing the events outside and inside the RNC last week. Bill attended the convention along with WMNF volunteer John Meats. The program featured interviews conducted by Bill and John with members of the Kensington Welfare Rights group; singers Michael Franti, Steve Earle and Tom Morello; and media analyst Jeff Cohen.

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HOW DOES FEMA DISTRIBUTE RELIEF?-Andrew Stelzer

One week ago today, FEMA reported that 176,000 assistance applications had been filed in the wake of hurricane Charley, and that $86.4 million already has been given to victims - $52.4 million of that in housing aid. President Bush’s promise of 2 billion dollars in aid to Florida will not be enough to pay for all the damage, so how do federal authorities decide who gets the money? WMNF spoke to Eugene Bregency, a public affairs officer for FEMA.

FEMA INTERVIEW

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