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Thursday December 18, 2014

Kerry at USF, Tampa - Grace Santos

Voters who watched the policy-driven debate were impressed by Kerry, according to three post-debate polls - - by ABC News, CBS News and CNN-USA Today – Gallup. The senator’s campaign prepared a TV ad that featured newspaper headlines from Friday praising his performance, and the Democratic National Committee rolled out a Web video showing clips of Bush appearing frustrated during the debate.

Today, Kerry spoke at the University of South Florida. WMNF’s Grace Santos...

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ROBERT WEXLER ON TONIGHT'S DEBATE-Andrew Stelzer

Today WMNF spoke to Florida Congressman Robert Wexler about tonight’s presidential debates, we began by asking him about the criticisms of the structure of the debate, a 32 page contract sets out hundreds of rules and regulations, including the fact that the candidates cant speak to each other—We asked Wexler----with all of these rules, will Americans really be able to learn anything about either of the two men running for President?

WEXLER ON DEBATE

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RALPH NADER SPEECH IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

Ralph nader, the Reform party candidate for president, spoke last night to about 200 people at the centro asturiano in ybor City about the destructive and undemocratic nature of corporations who control Americas politicians through campaign contributions and the lack of effective regulation. Ralph nader said the goal of his campaign is not necessarily to get him elected, but to alter the direction of the country. ACT ‘were all prisoners.. we have to vote for candidates who lay the g...

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GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES HURRICANES - Mitch Perry

Global warming is likely to produce a significant increase in the intensity and rainfall of hurricanes in coming decades, according to the most comprehensive computer analysis done so far. . By the 2080s, seas warmed by rising atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases could cause a typical hurricane to intensify about an extra half-step on the five-step scale of destructive power, says the study, done on supercomputers at the Commerce Department's Geophysical Fluid Dynam...

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NOVELIST SAMRAT UPADHYAY - Radioactivity

Samrat Upadhyay is the first Nepali-born fiction writer writing in English to be published in the West. His first book, the short story collection ARRESTING GOD IN KATHMANDU (Houghton Mifflin, 2000; Houghton Mifflin Mariner Books paperback, 2001) has been translated into French and Greek and was the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, given annually by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to emerging poets and fiction writers who display "exceptional talent and promise." ARRESTING GOD IN KATH...

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DAVID AUDET DISCUSSES THE ARTISTS AND VOTERS BALL - Radioactivity

The Artists and Voters Ball, will be held in the Cuban Club's Cantina and Patio Saturday, October 2, 2004 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Admission Price $10.00. The Artists & Voters Ball is a costume ball with a suggested theme of American History and Red, White and Blue. In the tradition of the Artists and Writers Balls of Ybor City's past, we will celebrate the wild and weird political and electoral process. Entertainment will include mock debates, a costume contest, piñatas of the candidate...

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DEL SANDUSKY, SWIFTBOAT VETERAN - Radioactivity

Sandusky lives in Clearwater and during the Vietnam War he was stationed on a boat commanded by John Kerry. He talked about his experience in Vietnam, his reaction to the Swiftboat ad controversy, last night's presidential debate, and the Iraq War.

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NO FUNDING FOR ASSESMENT OF NCLB TUTORING-Andrew Stelzer

A new study finds after-school tutoring services that were created by the No child left Behind Act are not being evaluated—the lack of evaluations is in violation of federal law. WMNF Liz Wolf is the national research director for the American institute for social justice, the organization which conducted the study, to find out what this means for parents and their children.

LIZ WOLF

That was Liz Wolf with the American institute for social justice. To view the ...

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INTERVIEW WITH REFORM PARTY CANDIDATE RALPH NADER - Radioactivity

Nader is running for president again this year, this time on the Reform Party ticket. Nader discussed his reasons for running; why he is associated with the Reform Party this time; the Iraq War and what he is planning to do in Miami this week during the presidential debate between John Kerry and George W. Bush.

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JOURNALIST AND FILMMAKER SAUL LANDAU - Radioactivity

Saul Landau, an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker, is the Director of Digital Media Programs at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is known for his work on foreign and domestic policy issues, Native American and South American cultures, and science and technology. Landau's most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelie...

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