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Friday December 19, 2014

DOUG GALLAGHER LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN MOVIE-Andrew Stelzer

Doug Gallagher is currently running in third place for the republican nomination for Florida’s open US senate seat. Bet Gallagher hoping the release of a new 15-minute campaign movie will help him pull close in the race with Mel Martinez and Bill McCollum, as the august 31st primary approaches. Gallagher premiered the video in Miami last week, and today showed in Tampa for the first time to a group of his supporters. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and has this report.

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DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION - Radioactivity

WMNF volunteer reporter Bill Hamilton reports live from outside the Democratic National Convention. Hamilton reported on the "protest cage", and the fenced, barbed wire area designed to be a "free speech zone" for people who wish to protest the convention.

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PASCO COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT RACE 2nd. Mark Antokas

INTRO: In a continueing story brought to you last night, WMNF’s Mark Antokas explores the deepening involvement of partisan politics and infighting into what should be a simple voter issue. Who best to run the Pasco County School District, the largest in the nation still electing a Superintendant.

SCRIPT: Six hundred million dollars annually, fifty-seven thousand students, the largest employer in Pasco County. The largest restaurant, the most expansive bussing system, the largest co...

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U.S. DRUG CZAR IN TAMPA -Andrew Stelzer

The United States Drug czar was in Tampa today, to announce the Tampa bay area’s participation in a new 25 cities initiative; This initiatives stated goal is to reduce drug use among Americans by 10 percent in the next 2 years and 25 percent in the next 5 years. Drug czar John Walters appeared at the sunshine youth services drug treatment facility where he spoke to law enforcement officials and community agency representatives about the need to reduce both the supply and demand for dr...

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NATL WILDLIFE HUNTERS & ANGLERS DISSATISFIED WITH BUSH'S POLICIES - Mitch Perry

Last week WMNF reported on a poll commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation - in which it asked its members - which skew heavily Republican - expressing their dissatisfaction with President Bush's policies on wildlife and conservation.

The President has favored market-based approaches to environmental protection and has sought to ease government regulation of business.....

He abandoned the Kyoto treaty on global warming because of concerns that it would damage the U.S. econo...

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KERRY STRATEGY IN FLORIDA - Mitch Perry

According to a statewide poll conducted this week, President Bush clings to a slim lead in Florida over John Kerry....

According to the survey, conducted by Mason Dixon Polling & Research, Bush draws 48 percent support, Kerry 46 percent, and Ralph Nader 2 percent, with 4 percent undecided.

There is a battle for independents - how many do you think as a percentage are up for grabs - is that all along the I-4 corridor, and here in Tampa Bay?

Black turnout is going to be ...

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EQUALITY FLORIDA - Mitch Perry

With the potential to tap as many as 350-thousand voters, Equality Florida is starting a voter mobilization effort aimed at bringing gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals to the polls for the fall elections.

 The Tampa-based human rights group is joining with thirty other

groups in taping the large pool of potential voters, hoping a

strong turnout among those communities could make the difference in

tight elections ranging from the presidential race to local

offices. ...

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QUESTIONS REMAIN ON CREATING ARTS DISTRICT IN YBOR CITY - Mitch Perry

This morning at the Tampa City Council, a proposal made by Mayor Pam Iorio earlier this year to create a so-called "Village of the Arts" in Ybor City was discussed.

The Plan calls for bringing artists backs into Ybor, by renting out 5 different homes and 4 apartments to artists, and developing the area north of Interstate 4 between 12th and 19th Streets.

Thom Snelling is the City of Tampa's Land Development Chief. He explained how different branches of City Government are ...

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