Heading into Election Day, polls show Republican Mel Martinez and Betty castor locked in a dead heat in the race for FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s open senate seat. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer and Free Speech radio News' Mitch Jeserich spoke to Castor this afternoon at the Valencia Gardens restaurant. We began by asking castor, why has the controversy over voting rights fallen along party linesÃ¢â¬âwith democrats trying to keep peopleÃ¢â¬â¢s rights intact, and republicans working hard to keep ine...
Former Colorado Senator Gary Hart co-chaired both the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, which issued three public reports forecasting the age of terrorism and outlined a new, post-Cold War national security policy, well before the 9/11 attacksÃ¢â¬Â¦.WMNF spoke to him today from ColoradoÃ¢â¬Â¦We began by asking him about the legislation that has yet to be created regarding the recommendations from the 9/11 Commission (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬? radio stationsÃ¢â¬?) ThatÃ¢â¬...
Thousand of volunteers from all over the country are fanned out across the
State of Florida to protect residents right to vote, and avoid some of the
problems which plagued the 2000 election. So far, there have been minor problems reported throughout the state, but no major incidents of voter suppression.
SOUND Ã¢â¬ÅVOTE NOWÃ¢â¬?
In a NEIGHBORHOOD nicknamed suitcase city
Because of its poor, transient population, a car with a Kerry Edwards s...
With the war in Iraq dominating the presidential campaign, some are calling the environment the lost issue of the 2004 election season. WMNF went to the College Hill library on East Martin Luther King Boulevard Monday afternoon, to ask people waiting in line to vote what role the issue of the environment played would play when they cast their ballots.
Frank Sanchez, a former candidate for mayor of Tampa and Tony Welch, a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee discussed what they were seeing at the polls and hearing about turnout on election day.
Two volunteers from the local independent media center have been taking calls all day from WMNF listeners who noticed problems at the polling places. Anita Stewart and Lara Stewart described many problems, hurdles and unusual events today including difficulty getting correct votes on touch screen machines, police patrolling near election places, voters being turned away from polls for wearing political t-shirts, long lines, voters address changed by persons unknown, and unknown persons illega...
BBC investigative journalist Greg Palast identified some of the problems identified ahead of election day and on election day with voting in the U.S. He pointed to faulty felon voting lists, lack of security in electronic voting and failure to institute reforms since the 2000 election.
As lines for early voting have stretched up to 7 hours, many Floridians have turned voting into a social activityÃ¢â¬âIncluding some students in Sarasota whoÃ¢â¬â¢ve formed their own voting black. WMNFs Brandy Doyle reports.
After tomorrow, Marijuana may be legal in one of the 50 states---WMNF spoke with Michael Blane who works at the Drug Policy Alliance, about this, and some of the other drug policy issues that will be on the ballot tomorrow in cities and states across the nation.
That was Michael Blane with the Drug Policy Alliance. Their website is www.drugpolicy.org
Medical marijuana initiatives will also appear on tomorrowÃ¢â¬â¢s ballot In Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Columbia...
INTRO: In a poll conducted Sunday by the Miami Herald, of the sixteen percent of voters who cast ballots early, Kerry drew a full fifty-six percent, compared to George W Bush, who received just thirty-nine percent. LAST NIGHT, an estimated ten thousand of the Democratic party faithfull gathered to rally for Senator John Kerry in his bid for the Presidency. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas was there and files this report. Roll Tape;(Betty Castor)
SCRIPT: Senate hopefull Betty Castor introduced Jo...