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Friday October 31, 2014

CONCERNS OVER ECONOMY PERSIST - Mitch Perry

Concerns over economy persist Recovery touted by Bush sputters in recent weeks

As President Bush continues to stump on the campaign trail, he frequently invokes the phrase, that the economy has “turned the corner,� but the recovery he's counting on to help drive him to re-election Nov. 2 has hit some potholes lately. In the past few weeks, job creation has stalled, oil prices have soared to record heights, and the overall economic recovery has slowed. Groups that track pover...

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MAYOR ANNOUNCES LIGHT-ART PROGRAM-Andrew Stelzer

Mayor Pam Iorio’s talk plan to make Tampa a center for the arts added a new facet today, as she announced a program to bring massive light-art exhibitions to downtown Tampa.

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erce’s annual luncheon, she asked for assistance making the city a 24 hour, internationally known center for the arts. She spoke after awarding the 2004 cultural contributor award to Dr Kiran and Palavi Patel, who were honored for thei...

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FARMWORKERS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE - Mitch Perry

Among those affected by Hurricane Charlie are farmworkers in South Central Florida. The Adult Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Program is calling out for help, by asking for those who care to donate clothes -especially shorts, shirts and socks - Food, especially formula for children, - baby food - all kinds of packaged food - and mattresses.

Esperanza Gamboa is the Coordinator of the Adult Migrant and Seasonal Employee Farmworker Program…Each day this week she’ll be part of ...

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CHILDRENS ADVOCATE CALLS FOR NO MORE POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS IN WAKE OF CHARLIE-Mitch Perry

Jack Levine is a longtime Children's Advocate here in Florida. He is now President of the telecommunications group Advocacy Resources.

Over the weekend, Levine, well known for all his work fighting for Florida Children for over 2 decades, wrote a manifesto declaring that - in the wake of the natural disaster that Hurricane Charlie has wrought, that ALL candidates for office should NO longer accept financial contributions to their campaigns, but instead urge their supporters to contr...

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GOVERNOR BUSH IN LAKE WALES AFTER CHARLEY-Andrew Stelzer

While much of the media has focused on coastal beachfront areas, which have been effected by Hurricane charley, central Florida has seen some of the greatest damage. The governor came to lake Wales, Florida today to see for himself one of the inland areas, which will be reeling for years from the brunt of charley. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has this report

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The fire department and city services buildings have been turned into a comfort center on central Avenue in Lake W...

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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ON HURRICANE CHARLEY-Andrew Stelzer

Colleen Castile is secretary of the state’s department of environmental protection. She says that for the next two weeks the state will be in emergency mode, trying to develop a system that will provide for peoples needs. She told WMNF that the first priority is to get electricity back on, and after that, helping people regain a sense of routine so that they can get their lives back together.

ACT CASTILE ON CHARLEY

If you have questions related to the aftermath o...

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ELDERLY BLACK VOTER INTIMIDATION IN ORLANDO-Andrew Stelzer

The New York Times reported today that elderly black people in Orlando have been interrogated by police over the past few weeks. Law enforcement officials will say no more than the interviews are part of an investigation of voter fraud—many of those being interviewed by police voted by absentee ballot. Many citizens are scared that they may be doing something illegal, either by voting absentee, or by being a part of the Orlando League of voters, a group of citizens which has been con...

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THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHAVIOR OF EVACUATING - Mitch Perry

USF Psychology professor Carnot Nelson studied evacuation behavior during the last big Hurricane threat in the Tampa Bay Area - Hurricane Elena back in 1985….WMNF spoke to him today, and asked him what he learned then - and how it has parelles With what’s happening.

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That was USF Psychology Professor Carnot Nelson, who studied the evacuation behavior of people in the Tampa Bay Area was dealing with the last Hurricane Threat -...

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