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Friday August 1, 2014

PEACEFUL AND DEMOCRATIC APPROACHES TO PARENTING - Radioactivity

Our guests belong to the Adlerian school of Psychology. It's a belief in a mental health model which values peace, co-operative family relations, free sharing of information, and empowering individuals to make responsible decisions. Randall Gainforth, Ross Cannon and Tim Evans were the guests.

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NATIONWIDE GAS BOYCOTT MAY 19-Andrew Stelzer

The internet is abuzz with messages about a nationwide boycott of gasoline to be held tomorrow, May 20th. The letter circulating tells people that if they don’t buy gas, it will show the oil companies that Americans are seriously fed up with the rising of gas, and they will lower prices as a result. There is no organized group claiming responsibility for the boycott, and so-called experts are saying it wont amount too much. WMNF asked Tampa residents who buy gasoline what they though...

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NUDITY ORDINANCE - Aya Batrawy

Imagine a Hillsborough without nudity. No strip clubs, topless contests or nudity permitted anywhere but in the privacy of hotel rooms and homes.

"Citizens for Decency," a grassroots organization created to outlaw public nudity and push for higher community standards, says in less than two months, already 10,000 people in Hillsborough County have signed petitions make this a reality.

The group is comprised of citizens and religious community leaders who believe that the law s...

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FORMER LABOR SECRETARY ROBERT REICH - Radioactivity

FORMER LABOR SECRETARY ROBERT REICH DISCUSSES THE ECONOMY AND HIS NEW BOOK

Robert B. Reich served as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

His latest book is "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win The Battle For America". It's Reich's passionate, comprehensive argument against the distortions that the far right is bringing to American political disc...

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THE UPCOMING TRIAL OF ARMY STAFF SGT. CAMILO MEJIA ON DESERTION CHARGES - Radioactivity

Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia, 28, of Miami, FL, an activated Florida National Guard soldier who is currently awaiting court martial for desertion at Ft Stewart, GA. This charge is directly related to his having absented from his unit because he never again wished to witness mistreatment of Iraqi detainees.

      Mejia bases his legal defense against the charge that he

wrongfully failed to return to Iraq on violations of international law which authorized him to absent himself f...

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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS JOIN TOGETHER TO BLAST PRES. BUSH ON OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING - Mitch Perry

Today in Tallahassee, members of two major environmental organizations came together to unveil a new Television ad to be broadcast in Tampa, Orlando and Washington D.C. that they say sets the record straight about President Bush's support for drilling off the western coast of Florida.

Deb Callahan is the President of the League of Conservation Voters

(roll tape#1 o.q."fuzzy up the facts here")

Joining the League of Conservation Voters at the News Conference in Tallahassee ...

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO GIVE MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO EX-NEGRO LEAGUE PLAYERS - Mitch Perry

In a news conference held in Tampa this morning, Major League baseball and Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson announced that a group of ex- Negro League Baseball players who were banned from the Major Leagues a half century ago will receive pension benefits totally over a million dollars.

Under a previous plan for Negro League veterans created in 1997, Major League Baseball In 1997, granted a lifetime benefit of $10,000 a year to players with a combined 4 years of service in Major Lea...

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AL-ARIAN CASE CONTINUES...GOVT HAS FALSE TRANSLATIONS??-Andrew Stelzer

The trial of Sami Al-Arian, the USF professor who is accused of aiding terrorists, is scheduled to start in January. But if a court hearing held today is any indication, the legal arguments are so numerous that January may be too soon for lawyers prepare. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was at the federal courthouse in downtown Tampa and has this report.


Sami Al-Arian and one of his –co defendants Sameeh Hammoudeh, attended the hearing by videoconference; they could be see...

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SAME SEX COUPLES TRY TO MARRY IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

As hundreds of same-sex couples lined up in Massachusetts to say their vows, 7 couples came to the Hillsborough county Courthouse to file applications for marriages license. They came knowing they would be denied the right to marry, but they wanted to make an example. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story

Reverend Phyllis Hunt is with the Metropolitan community Church, she was trying to marry her girlfriend Dilia Corvison.

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