News & Public Affairs

Monday April 21, 2014

TRAIL EXTENSION RECOMMENDED - Kristen Friend-Weaver

Hillsborough County Commissioners voted today to recommend a further study of an extension of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail known as route three revised. This extension would be a part of the Upper Tampa Bay Trial development that will ultimately connect the trail with the Suncoast Trail. WMNF’s Kristen Friend Weaver attended the meeting and has this report…

The Board’s approval of a further study of route three revised is a victory for supporters of the Trail who believe that extendin...

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THE BUSH FAMILY FORTUNES

This documentary was produced by Greg Palast for BBC in England. It looks at several issues involving the Bush family: their connection to Saudi oil money, the role of that money in the fortune GW Bush made while heading Harken Energy, GW's record in the National Guard and the 2000 presidential recount.

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INTELLIGENT MEMORY WITH DR. BARRY GORDON

Dr. Barry Gordon is one of the country's leading authorities on memory and brain disorders and founder of The Memory Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions where he is a professor of neurology and holder of an endowed chair to study the treatment of brain disorders.
In his new book, Intelligent Memory, published by Viking, he combines cutting-edge science with practical hands-on guidance to help readers enhance attention, store more memories, spark connections, and expand scratch-pad...

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THE MISSISSIPPI SOVEREIGNTY COMMISSION

Ralph Eubanks, the current Director of Publishing at the Library of Congress, was devastated to discover that his parents were on the State Sovereignty Commission’s infamous “black list� - a list of people living in Mississippi at the time that the state considered a danger to Jim Crowe segregation laws. While researching his family roots, Eubanks’ startling discovery motivated him to explore deeper into the files of the Sovereignty Commission that gave birth to his new book, Ever Is ...

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PRESIDENT BUSH'S SPEECH TO THE UNITED NATIONS

During the first part of today's program we carried President Bush's historic speech to the United Nations General Assembly. In the speech the president justified the invasion and occupation of Iraq and called for assistance from countries who have not provided support so far. In the second part of this program we took calls and read e-mails from the audience responding to the speech.

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DONKEYS ROCK TOUR - Kim Farley

This morning the Donkeys Rock Tour visited the USF campus.

The Donkeys Rock Tour is not some hot new band you haven’t heard of. Instead, it’s part of an effort to energize young democrats and to get students registered to vote. Within two weeks the Florida Democratic Party will have visited all eleven public universities as well as community and smaller college campuses. Scott Maddox, chairman of the FDP, explains why this effort is so important. (SB 1, OQ …and donkeys rock...

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Reverend Bruce Wright of the Refuge and Dan Seigel who is a minister working with young people in Hillsborough's jails say that mistreatment of young people is common in the state's criminal justice system.

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AL FRANKEN

COMEDIAN AND BEST SELLING AUTHOR AL FRANKEN. FRANKEN- WHOSE BOOK "LIES, AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM" (BASIC BOOKS) IS ON TOP OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST THIS WEEK.... HE RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE PUBLICITY THIS SUMMER WHEN FOX NEWS SUED HIM FOR USING THE WORDS "FAIR AND BALANCED" ON THE BOOK'S COVER. FOX SAID FAIR AND BALANCED WAS A COPYWRITTEN SLOGAN OF THE NETWORK AND THAT BOOK BUYERS MIGHT BE CONFUSED AND BUY THE BOOK, ASSUMING THERE WAS AN OFFICIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FRAN...

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