DIANE ROBERTS, author of Dream State: Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republicans, and Other Florida Wildlife, has reported on FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s politics and culture for 20 years. In this book she explores FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s history, weaving together a wry chronicle of her own extensive, eccentric family Ã¢â¬â whose history is indelibly entwined with that of Florida Ã¢â¬â our 27th state. This is a book that should be required reading for a...
SUSAN GLICKMAN, Move-On.org will talk about the MoveOn.org project, Ã¢â¬ÅLeave No Voter BehindÃ¢â¬? and the need for additional volunteers. MoveOn.org firstname.lastname@example.org. Discussed the importance of looking at issues and voting. Also discussed what to do if you have problems.
A coalition a non profit organizations, voters rights groups and government officials are pleading with voters to not be intimidated away from the polls on election day, and say they have set up a cohesive network that will prevent problems at the polls. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.
Ã¢â¬ËI think its sad that we have to be here for this press conference, people can get money from their bank account, we ought to be able to Ã¢â¬Â¦
Carl pope, the executive director of the ...
John Mickltetait is the co-author of the book, Ã¢â¬ÅThe Right Nation:Conservative Power in AmericaÃ¢â¬?, published this summer.
Along with his partner at the Economist magazine, Adrian Woolridge, he wrote an op-ed earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal in which he wrote that George W. Bush has transformed not only American policy, but American conservatism
In arguing that the U.S. is more of a conservative nation, the authors write in Ã¢â¬ÅThe Right NationÃ¢â¬? t...
Ailing Palestianian leader Yasir Arafa, arrived in France today as the guest of the French government and was immediately taken to a military hospital for treatment of what is being called a mysterious ailment.
Arafat's wife, Suha, who lives in Paris with their daughter, was at his side at the high-security hospital, which specializes in trauma cases and blood illnesses.
An aide to French President Jacques Chirac said Chirac personally made the decision to provide Arafat with medical t...
NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and Chairman Julian Bond described the just announced IRS investigation of their organization's tax exempt status. At issue is a speech that Bond gave at the group's annual convention this summer. The federal government is investigating whether the speech was partisan. Bond says the speech was tough on both President Bush and the Democratic Party and that he did not tell supporters who to vote for.
Author Barbara Ehrenreich (NICKEL AND DIMED) was our guest this segment. She discussed some of the issues in the national presidential debate: health care, wages, and job security.
The past few days, reports that the republican party is planning to challenge the eligibility of certain voters at the polls on election day. The BBC is reporting that these challenges will take place mostly in areas with high African American populations, which tend to vote democratic. Florida is one of the states where challenges are expected, and many citizens rights groups claim that the law which allows challenges law is racist and are concerned that it may keep people away from the po...
Governor Bush came to Tampa today to speak in favor of amendment 6, which would repeal the voter mandated high-speed rail train which connect major cities throughout Florida. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.
Ã¢â¬ÅThis is a 25 billion dollar mistake.
In 2000, Floridians passed a constitutional amendment which supported the creation of a high-speed rail line to connect major cities; one of the first legs is supposed to run from Tampa to Orlando. But since it pa...
In the aftermath of hurricanes Francis and Jeanne creating severe flooding problems in Tampa, the cityÃ¢â¬â¢s Public Works Director, Steve Dagnault, today gave a presentation on how the city might be able find more money on stormwater projects.
The issue of stormwater runoff has been an age old one in Tampa Ã¢â¬â but after the severe storms in August and September Ã¢â¬â itÃ¢â¬â¢s an issue that the City Council appears to want to act upon. Dagnault told the Council this mor...