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Friday April 25, 2014

VOTING MACHINE BBQ DAY FOR PASCO'S KURT BROWNING. Mark Antokas

Saturday was Bar-B-Que day in the New Port Richey library and Pasco County Elections Supervisor Kurt Browning was the beef. He took a grilling from members of the Pasco County Womens Democratic Club. Browning who was elected as a democrat in the 2000 election, changed horses midstream and became a republican in December of 2002. He said at the time that, "The Democratic Party has become too far to the left, and has left me"Browning signaled out Nancy Pelosi, the minority whip, as an example. ...

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Women's Show-MARY PIPHER, Ph.D.-REVIVING OPHELIA

Mary Pipher is a psychologist and author of a number of best selling books including Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Hunger Pains. Dr. Pipher will speak at the annual benefit luncheon for The Ophelia Project - Tampa Bay, Friday, March 5 at 11:30 at the A la Carte Pavilion. She will also speak at a coffee at the same location at 10:00. Reservarions and information at 813-275-9622 x 279. Dr. Pipher will focus on our society's preoccupation with appearance. She discussed th...

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PROTEST LAW HEADED TOWARD REPEAL - Mitch Perry

Last night in Miami, City Miami commissioners took the first step to repeal a stringent ordinance limiting what items protesters can bring to demonstrations.

The ordinance, passed just a week before November's Free Trade of the Americas talks in Miami, had been touted by police as a way to protect the public against violent protests....But it led to outrage among local demonstrators of the FTAA, who said the law was illegal because it was only targeted only at the thousands of activists w...

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PANEL DISCUSSION ON REPERATIONS FOR SLAVERY-Andrew Stelzer

Last night, a panel discussion was held in Ybor city about reparations for slavery for African Americans. WMNF�S Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report ---------

ACT “Right now, in everywhere they are talking about reparations, al over..�

Tony, the host and moderator of the panel, said the issue of reparations is being discussed more and more in the African-American communities.

ACT “It will split the black community in half…this ...

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LOCAL GREEN PARTY MEMBERS AMBIVALENT ABOUT RALPH NADER PRESIDENTIAL RUN - Mitch Perry

INTRO: Last Sunday morning, Long time Consumer Advocate and progressive icon

Ralph Nader angered much of the Democratic Party when he announced he would - for the 3rd straight election - run for the Presidency......

The anger came from many who believe that Nader's candidacy in 2000 COST Democrat Al Gore the election against George W. Bush.....In particular, attention has been focused on Florida, where the election was ultimately decided, and where Nader captured over 97,000 votes...

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REPUBLICANS CRITICIZE CORRINE BROWN - Mitch Perry

The Florida Republican Party is bashing Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown for racial comments made yesterday while discussing the situation in Haiti.

Brown said the Bush Administration's policy on Haiti is "racist" and the President's representatives are "a bunch of white men."

Her outburst came during a closed briefing on the Haiti crisis. It was directed at Roger Noriega, who is the State Department's top official for Latin America.

But Noriega told Brown ...

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ALLOWS UTILITIES TO KEEP SECRETS-- Andrew Stelzer

There soon may be a constitutional challenge to the confidentiality which Florida’s Public Service Commission, grants to utility companies. WMNF reporter Andrew Stelzer has the story -----------------------------------

Act “The PSC is making decisions that are worth millions…�

Ben Wilcox is with Common Cause, a group supporting citizen involvement in government. Today, Common Cause has released a study about the effectiveness of Florida’s P...

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THE 17TH KARMAPA'S ESCAPE FROM CHINESE-OCCUPIED TIBET

THE 17TH KARMAPA'S ESCAPE FROM CHINESE-OCCUPIED TIBET MUSIC IN THE SKY The Life, Art & Teachings of the 17th Karmapa When His Holiness the 17th Karmapa escaped from Chinese-held Tibet in early January of the new millennium, the news shook the world. The New York Times Sunday Magazine featured his story as did the major newspapers and newsweeklies. This program featured an interview with Michelle Martin, author of the full, authoritative account of his ...

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DOES FLORIDA FACE ANOTHER SERIES OF WATER WARS?

Honey Rand has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of South Florida. She is an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida where she occasionally teaches in Environmental Science and Policy, Mass Media, Communications and Continuing Education departments. She was formerly communications coordinator for Mote Marine Laboratory, a marine and environmental research and education center in Sarasota, and was the director of public communication for the Southwest Florida Water Mana...

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FL GENDER EQUALITY PROJECT - Mitch Perry

A HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION AND EQUALITY FLORIDA UNVEILED A NEW AD CAMPAIGN LAST NIGHT IN TAMPA called "turnout tampa bay" - DESIGNED TO INCREASE VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE 2004 ELECTION AND ADVANCE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANGENDERED PEOPLE....THE CENTERPIECE OF TURNOUT TAMPA BAY IS A NEW TELEVISION AD CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

(SOUND o.q."I'm just a lesbian"

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IS STILL LEGAL IN MOST STATE...

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