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Sunday April 20, 2014

PUBLIC PROTEST LAWS UNCONSTITUTIONAL - Mitch Perry

Miami Judge: Public Protest Laws unconstitutional

A federal judge now has the final word on public protests in Miami while city officials rewrite laws used to arrest hundreds of demonstrators during November's Free Trade Area of the Americas meetings.

U.S. District Judge Donald. Graham's Friday night ruling bypasses Miami's permit requirements, which activists say violate their constitutional rights to free speech and public assembly. Graham ordered the city to automatically grant ...

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GAY ACTIVIST UPSET AT KERRY - Mitch Perry

Bob Kuntz on Senator Kerry

INTRO: Miami Democratic Activist Bob Kunst has received national news over the past few months as he has tried -unsucessfully - to recruit Hillary Clinton into the mix as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President.

Kunst has also led the fight for gay rights for decades...He was in Orlando today, protesting John Kerry's appearance there........That's because Kerry said last week that that he supports amending the Massachusetts Constitu...

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SHOULD HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HAVE A LIVING WAGE?

Two activists with the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE) discussed the number of working poor in the county, how hard it is for low income workers to afford the basics of life and argued that a living wage (at or above the poverty line) was essential for the quality of life in the county. Our guests were Rev. Willard Lee, President of HOPE and Susan Ketterer, a group member.

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MEDICARE REFORM

Andrew McGuire was an organizer for the Million Mom March and a co-founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He's now turned his attention to educating people about the reality of the Medicare Reform law passed last year by Congress and signed by the president. He says that the average senior will be forced to pay more for prescription drugs under the plan and that it creates needless regulations banning the federal government from negotiating with drug companies to lower the price of prescri...

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KUCINICH VISITS CLEARWATER-Andrew Stelzer

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich arrived in Florida today; he’s spending two days in the Tampa Bay area, trying to get voters support for next weeks primary. He spoke this afternoon at the Royalty theatre in Clearwater; about 75 people attended the rally. The main theme of Kucinich’s 20-minute speech was the healthcare crisis in America, and the need to have a national healthcare plan.


ACT “Americas spends 1.6 trillion a year, b...

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LAUNCH OF HIP-HOP POLITICAL ACTION CAMPAIGN-Andrew Stelzer

Today’s March on Tallahassee included the launch of a new campaign, which is trying to involve the hip-hop generation in politics. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more. -----------------------------------

The hip-hop generation, loosely defined as between 17 and 40 years old, and largely made up of people of color, is a massive untapped voting block. Rap music sells more records than any other genre; and the music’s lyrics often are about political topics; but most people who are ...

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NATIONAL IMMIGRATION FORUM - Mitch Perry

National Immigration Forum

Exactly a year ago, Immigration functions were transferred to the massive Department of Homeland Security.......

This afternoon, Immigrant rights attorneys and advocates discussed their opinions about how that transition has been for immigrants....

Cheryl Little is Executive Director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center...

She says Florida has become the testing ground for anti-immigrant enforcement measures....(roll tape#1 o.q."by ...

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MEL MARTINEZ - Farhad Sabet

On Saturday February 28th, Some 500 Republicans gathered at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on Courtney Campbell Causeway for a ‘Hillsborough County Lincoln Day Dinner’ presided by the Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President Bush’s Cabinet and Senate Candidate, Mr. Mel Martinez. Nominating Mr. Martinez, President George W. Bush said: "Since leaving his Cuban homeland as a boy, Mel Martinez has been the embodiment of the American dream and has had great success in helpi...

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