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Tuesday September 30, 2014

TARPON SPRINGS STAUFER SUPERFUND SITE. Mark Antokas

INTRO:Emotions were mixed at a meeting Saturday hosted by Tarpon Springs Congressman Mike Bilirakis. The Town meeting presented evidence by the Environmental Protection Agency which backs a controversial “Mound and Cap� solution to the Stauffer Chemical superfund site near Tarpon Springs. The Community watchdog group Pi-Pa-Tag, the Pinellas-Pasco Technical Advisory Group funded by the federal Superfund program, brought up continueing problems which address sinkhole activity and gro...

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Women's Show - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Community's Response

Film, "Bruised, Battered, Broken" by Debra Hussong. SCOPE, Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence, conducted a study project on Family Violence - community and individual response. Marylee Bussard, Project Coordinator, Community Studies talked about the project.

Film will be show Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.

SCOPE website is www.scopexcel.org

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Women's Show - POV film

POV opens the season on PBS with the film, "Farmingville" directed by Catherine Tambini and Carlos Sandoval. The film deals with the effects of undocumented workers in a small community on Long Island. It focuses on this wave of immigration and "hypergrowth destinations" -- how a community responds to this, particularly from the perspective of 3 women.

The film will be shown on WEDU Sunday, June 27 at 11:30 pm. There is much additional information and the ability to interact on the webs...

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FAHRENHEIT 9-11 OPENS-TAMPAS REACTION-Andrew Stelzer

Fahrenheit 9-11, the new film by director Michael Moore which explores the monetary gains made by President Bush, his cabinet and friends from the war on Iraq and paints that war as being fought by poor Americans for the profit of defense contractors, opens today in theatres nationwide. Fahrenheit 9-11 opens with a scene from Florida—Al Gore and his supporters celebrating an apparent election night victory, which would later be called into question.

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LOCAL GREEN PARTY REACTION AT MILWAUKEE CONVENTION - Mitch Perry

At their state convention earlier this year, the Florida Green Party was roughly split between those delegates who didn’t think the Party should nominate ANYBODY this year, vs. those who supported Ralph Nader to be their standard bearer.

In Milwaukee, there has been much discussed regarding the dividing philosophies of the 2 major candidates…..David Cobb says he wants to transform the Greens into a potent force in American politics. And the way to accomplish that, he says, is...

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POLL: FLORIDIANS DON'T WANT TO RELEASE VOTER ROLLS - Mitch Perry

According to a poll released yesterday, Florida voters overwhelmingly oppose the opening of voter-registration records.

CNN, U.S. Senator. Bill Nelson and many newspapers in the state have filed suit in Leon County Circuit Court , challenging the state law that forbids general release of a list of people who may be stricken from the voter rolls because they're believed to be felons. The state Division of Elections sent lists of possible felons to all 67 counties for elections supervisors t...

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TAMPA'S CITY COUNCIL ON REZONING, STREET FAIRS, AND CRIME-Andrew Stelzer

At today’s city council meeting, the Tampa city council heard a report back from its key staff retreat, where a vision statement was created for the city of Tampa: Tampa will be recognized as a diverse progressive city, celebrated as the most desirable place to work play learn and live. As they do most every week, the citizens of Tampa challenged the council to live up to this statement. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was at city hall and filed this report.

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ED AUSTIN FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER - Mitch Perry

Earlier this month, former Tampa City Councilman Bob Buckhorn announced his entry into the race for the Democratic nomination for Hillsborough County Commission, District 6 -the seat that Jan Platt is stepping down from this November.

Tonight WMNF interviews 2 men who are also vying to replace Jan Platt.

Ed Austin is a Democrat running against Bob Buckhorn this August....WMNF referenced the recent discussion on an Anti-Nudity Ordinance resolution that went down to defeat earli...

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REPUBLICANS SEIZE ON ACT USING FELONS - Mitch Perry

Yesterday the Asssociated Press reported that an independent group playing an important part for John Kerry's presidential campaign here in Florida and in other states - has paid felons - some convicted of sex offenses, assault and burglary - to conduct door-to -door registration drives.

The group - America Coming Together, is an independent organization, independent of the Democrat Party party, but has been working to register new, preferably Democratic voters.

The AP reported that A...

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JIM DAVIS ON CUBA - Mitch Perry

Today in Washington, Tampa Congressman Jim Davis introduced legislation to overturn President Bush's new Cuba policies which he says undermine families and jeopardize innocent Cubans who rely on visits from their Cuban-American relatives for their livelihood.

Under the President's new restrictions on travel and remittances, starting on June 30th, Cuban-Americans will only be allowed to visit their families in Cuba once every three years for a maximum of 14 days with no exceptions, an...

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