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Thursday April 24, 2014

RANIA MASRI ON WAR PROFITEERING IN IRAQ

Masri's articles include "Reconstructing or Deconstructing Iraq?" She said today: "Wolfowitz's decree yesterday forces us all to ask the question again: Are these reconstruction contracts for the benefit of Iraq, or are they political rewards, handed out to 'friends'? Is the reconstruction of Iraq the main objective at all? Weeks into the occupation of Iraq, while the Iraqi infrastructure was still in ruins, Paul Bremer removed all tariffs and trade restrictions -- thus directly devastatin...

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REPORT ON THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN ORLANDO

This past weekend the Florida Democratic Party held it's statewide convention in Orlando and seven of the nine current candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination made speeches to delegates. On this program: Elizabeth McCallum of Brandon, an author (THE FLORIDA GUIDE TO POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS) and political consultant; Lisa Fink, a Howard Dean supporter; and Jeeni Criscenzo a Kucinich supporter. They discussed the race, the candidates, the convention, the issues, the President's ...

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50 THINGS YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW

Our guest was Russ Kick, the author of a new book about hidden, secret, and forgotten facts that are helpful to understanding the state of our world. Kick is the founder of http://www.thememeoryhole.org, a website devoted to publicizing government documents, corporate press releases and newspaper articles that challenge conventional wisdom. Among the points discussed:

*After 9/11, White House staff reviewed and considered a Special Ops presentation, Thinking Outside the Box - Poisoning Afg...

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THE HIPPOCRATES INSTITUTE

Brian Clements (author LIVING FOOD FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH) used to be overweight, and a heavy smoker of both cigarettes and marijuana. In the last 30 years he's reformed - lost weight and given up smoking altogether. Now he's the co-director of the Hippocrates Institute in West Palm Beach which advocates a healthy lifestyle as a way to build the immune system. The organization uses a raw food, organic diet, psychology, herbs, exercise and supplements as a way to boost the body's natural disease-f...

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Women's Show - ROBERT PERKS, Environment Activist, NRDC

Special guests on the Women's Show - "From a Woman's Point of View" - this Saturday, December 6th. Robert Perks, environmental analyst with NRDC and Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., motivational speaker and author of Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown.

         Robert Perks.  Robert Perks of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses how the Bush administration, in catering to industries that put America's health and natural herit...
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Women's Show - SUSAN JEFFERS, PhD, Embracing Fear

Special guests on the Women's Show - "From a Woman's Point of View" - this Saturday, December 6th. Robert Perks, environmental analyst with NRDC and Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., motivational speaker and author of Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Methods for Achieving Peace of Mind When Facing the Unknown. Susan Jeffers, PhD.. Susan Jeffers is the international renowned author of many best-selling books including Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, Feel the Fear...and Beyond and many other boo...

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AIDS WALK - Richard Peacock

Intro: On Saturday, HIV/AIDS support groups, as well as family and friends of people infected with HIV and AIDS, gathered in Tampa’s Al Lopez Park for Worlds AIDS Day, an annual event held around the world. WMNF reporter Richard Peacock has a report on the local effort to make people aware of HIV/AIDS problems.

This past Saturday, about 500 people got together Al Lopez Park in Tampa to commemorate the annual Worlds Aids Day.

The event was held to bring attention to the damaging e...

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BRIBERY ON THE FLOOR OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?

SEVERAL COLUMNISTS IN RECENT DAYS HAVE SUGGESTED THAT SUPPORTERS OF THE MEDICARE OVERHAUL MAY HAVE USED BRIBES TO WIN VOTES-DURING THE DEBATE NOVEMBER 21ST AND 22ND. COLUMNIST ROBERT NOVAK WROTE ABOUT IT LAST WEEK AND OUR GUEST, SLATE.COM COLUMNIST TIMOTHY NOLAN WROTE ABOUT THE BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS THIS WEEK.

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CUBAN NATIONALS HELD AS POLITICAL PRISONERS IN U.S.?

Gloria LaRiva is the national co-ordinator for the Free The Cuban Five Committee. The group is challenging the U.S. government's arrest of five Cuban nationals back in 1998 in south Florida. They were charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. But their supporters say the five were not spying on the U.S. government but were engaged in monitoring right-wing Cuban exile groups that were planning terrorism against Cuba. Backers say the five broke no laws and engaged in no violence in their mon...

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