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Wednesday November 26, 2014

JOHN KERRY SPEAKS AT USF-Andrew Stelzer

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry spent the last 24 hours in the Tampa Bay area; last night he spoke to a rally at the St Petersburg airport, which was open to the public. Today, Kerry made and unscheduled stop at La Teresita, the same restaurant that Republican National Chairman Ed Gillespie visited two weeks ago. This afternoon, Kerry held a panel discussion about national security and emergency responses at the University of South Florida. As he has done for the last several ...

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NEW MEDICARE CARD PROGRAM BEGINS-Andrew Stelzer

The Center for American Progress today released a new report showing that 20 of the 73 companies that the White House approved to participate in the so called “Medicare discount� program have been involved in federal/state fraud charges. These same 20 companies have significant ties to the Bush Administration. The report, entitled "Paying to Play," also finds that those 20 companies involved in fraud charges gave more than $3 million to the President and conservatives in Congress s...

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ANIMAL RIGHTS PROTEST OF KFC-Andrew Stelzer

On Monday, About twenty people held a protest outside a KFC on Kennedy Boulevard to try to alert the public to what they say is KFC’s cruel treatment of chickens. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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A six-foot tall chicken was among the people chanting and asking passing cars to honk if they are against animal cruelty

ACT “McDonalds, Burger King, Wendys have all not passed on price increase to their customers..â...

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OPEN PHONES - Radioactivity

This time we discussed Memorial Day, the proposal for the Department of Peace, the case of Mumia Abu Jamal, the move by the state of Florida to remove convicted felons from the voter's rolls and the relationship between convicted felons and Democratic Party membership.

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MEMORIAL DAY VOICES IN PASCO COUNTY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: Memorial day, originally called Decoration Day,is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nations service. Amidst thousands of mini American flags decorating servicemen’s graves and fluttering in the breeze, WMNF’s Mark Antokas has this from Meadolawn Memorial Gardens, Pasco County’s largest Memorial Day Service. Roll Tape:

SCRIPT: Never in this Nations history has any president sent this country’s armed forces out in order to fight a “P...

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Women's Show-KATHERINE DE MATTEO, Ex. Dir. Organic Trade Assoc.

Discussion of the national organic standards. Last week Ann Venneman, Secretary of Agriculture, announced and then rescinded plans to "clarify" the organc standards, allowing antibiotics in dairy cows; certain chemicals in pesticides and livestock feedcontaining nonorganic fish meal.

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Women's Show-CYNTHIA COCKBURN-Women in Black, London

Cynthia Cockburn of Women In Black - London. Cynthia Cockburn, both the activist and the writer, has been important for feminists all over the world for many years now. She is one of the all too rare people who combine a sharp analytical mind, unwavering feminist and anti-militaristic political commitment and a warm and caring heart. `In three gritty, nuanced, feminist-informed case studies, Cynthia Cockburn reveals what sort of political acts it takes to build and sustain - through dangerou...

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ROSS GELBSPAN ON GLOBAL WARMING-Andrew Stelzer

Today is the first day of release of the Hollywood blockbuster movie “the day after tomorrow�; the movie is about a doomsday scenario where because of global warming, the earth is decimated by environmental disaster. Many have said the scenario portrayed in the book is so farfetched it is miseducating the public, others are encouraged that people will be learning and talking about the problems of climate change. Today, WMNF spoke with Ross Gelbspan, retired newspaper journalist a...

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GREG PALAST ON FELON PURGE PART 2-Andrew Stelzer

Greg Palast, BBC journalist and the author of the best-seller “the best democracy money can buy�, has republished his book with updates for the 2004 election. In his book Palast talks about how black voters in Florida have been kept off the voting rolls by republican government officials, because of racism and the fact that black voters tend to vote democratic. In the second of a two part interview conducted Wednesday, Palast told WMNF that some elections supervisors are resistin...

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