This coming election day Florida voters will be asked to decide the fate of a proposed amendment to Florida's constitution to increase the minimum wage. Our guests were
MEGHAN SCOTT WITH THE PRO-INCREASE GROUP CALLED FLORIDIANS FOR ALL....and
MARK WILSON WITH THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GROUP- THE COALITION TO SAVE FLORIDA'S JOBS....
Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards is back in Florida; he was in Clearwater this morning, holding a rally at the Recreational and Aquatic complex, but the event also served as a chance for Senate candidate Betty Castor to be seen by the public and the media. Tampa area Congressman Jim Davis spoke to the crowd of about 400 people; Davis talked about Mel Martinez., castor republican challenger for FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s open senate seat.
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Channel 28 reported this afternoon that there were problems with voting machines at the college Hill library on east Martin Luther king boulevard today, which caused an extra half hour delay for people attempting to vote early. Throughout the state, there have been lines at voting sites since early voting began on October 18th. WMNF went to the college Hill library this past Monday afternoon, to speak to people who were casting early votes, and ask them what they thought about the new syste...
Our guest was Bob Burleson who is the president of the Florida Transportation Builders Association. His group is backing an effort to repeal Florida's High Speed Rail Amendment. His appearance wasin response to yesterday's appearance by a pro-rail advocate.
Rebecca Harrison Steele who is the staff of the Florida Chapter of the ACLU discussed the first three proposed amendments on Florida's ballot (parental notification; speeding the time required for grassroots froups to get an issue on the ballot, and limiting attorney's fees in medical malpractice). Steele also discussed the impediments some voters have experienced in casting their ballots.
Filipino activists have been working on passing a bill, HR 677, which provides that the United States would give Filipino WWII Veterans benefits. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Grace Santos files this report.
Jose Sibayan is a Filipino WWII veteran living in Tampa. WMNF interviewed him about the Filipino veteran bills. He wanted to explain some of the things that the Filipinos went through during the war.
(Cut Ã¢â¬â Jose Ã¢â¬â war story Ã¢â¬â how POW in his province were burned alive)
There were 45,000 hybrid vehicles registered in the US last year, Florida ranked third in the nation. Now, the federal Express company has bought 4 hybrid trucks and put them on the road in Florida. Today they held a press conference to show off the new trucks, which run on a combination of diesel fuel and electric power.
ACT Ã¢â¬Ëthe primary cause of air pollution is fuel and diesel from our roadwaysÃ¢â¬Â¦through these 4 hybrid diesel and electric trucks from hybrid and diesel....
Last night in Miami, the 2nd and final debate took place between Democrat Betty Castor and Republican Mel Martinez in the race to become FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s next U.S. Senator.
Unlike the debate in Tampa 8 days ago, last nightÃ¢â¬â¢s affair was less abrasiveÃ¢â¬Â¦Not coincidentally, the discussion of former USF professor Sami-Al-Arian was only discussed for a few minutes.
One question asked by a member of the studio audience last night regarded FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s adoption laws, that ban ga...
THE RAIL TRUTH COMMITTEE supports Florida's High Speed Rail Amendment. Ken Walton is the director the the Rail Truth Committee and he described why voting against Amendment Six next week would be better for Florida's environment, job picture, and economy. Walton claimed that the train will pay for itself and will not be a burden on Florida taxpayers as the project's opponents claim.
Kennedy is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. In his new book he charges that corporations have been successful in influencing the Bush administration to reduce environmental protections. Kennedy's new book is called:
Crimes Against Nature
How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy (Harper-Collins).