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Tuesday October 21, 2014

Women's Show - ALICIA FORTENBERRY - Overcoming Depression

Alicia Fortinberry and Bob Murray will talk about their proven techniques for helping people overcome depression and self-defeating patterns that keep us from enjoying a fulfilling professional and personal life through their Uplift program. They offer a unique program showing that real change comes from building healthier relationships with others, our own bodies, nature and spirituality. They show how to create a solid basis for happiness and healthy spirituality - the most powerful antid...

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Women's Show-TAKE BACK THE NIGHT-Patty Sanphy/Joy McRae Fox

Women's Blues Review, an ensemble featuring Tampa Bay's most prominent female R& B artists, will present its NINTH ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY BENEFIT CONCERT to focus attention on the issues surrounding domestic violence in our community. The event will be held at Skippers Smokehouse on Sunday, May 9th from 5-9 pm. Volunteers from local domestic violence programs will also sponsor an art auction and a raffle.

Though this annual event is lively and light-hearted, the problem of domestic violence...

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ZEPHYRHILLS FRIDAY UPDATE. Mark Antokas

INTRO: On Monday evening, the Zephyrhills City Council will vote to formally remove the Martin Luther King Jr. street signs from Sixth Avenue. The black community has protested for a ninth day today after the 3-2 vote was handed down on may 26th, effectively de-naming the street. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has this report. Roll Tape:

Script; Zephyrhills is a community which sorely needs to come to a resolution on the de-naming of sixth avenue. But stubborn heads yet prevail. Gregg Hilferdi...

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GRASSROOTS COALITION KICK-OFF BEGINS IN FLORIDA - Mitch Perry

The 2004 Election takes place in almost exactly half a year away, and most political analysts believe that the Presidential Election will be decided by 18

Or so Battleground States - and none more important than Florida....

There are several organizations working on trying to register new voters - on both the Republican AND Democratic sides.....

The latest group that will kick off a mobilization effort tomorrow throughout the state is called America Coming Together...Tait ...

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LOCAL WOMAN SENDING PROTECTIVE EQPT FOR HER SON BECAUSE THE ARMY WON'T - Mitch Perry

As the U.S.-led attack against Iraq developed last year, there were frequent reports that thousands of US soldiers were lacking body armor to protect them in battle.

There have been reports that Soldiers were not give the vital ceramic plates for their Kevlar Interceptor vests that will protect them from bullet wounds.

The USA Today reported back in December that the Pentagon confirmed then that at least 40,000 of the 130,000 U.S. troops in Iraq did NOT have basic Kevlar Interceptor ve...

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REPUBLICANS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION-Andrew Stelzer

The President of Republicans for Environmental responsibility was in St Petersburg is in town today; she spoke to the tiger bay club in St Petersburg about why she founded the organization and how she hopes it will turn around a political party that has lost its way. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

ACT “I know its sounds like an oxymoron…�

Martha Marks has been a Republican her entire life. She also cares about protecting th...

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INSIDE ABU GHRAIB PRISON - Mitch Perry

Although the story involving the abuse of Iraqi Prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison reached white lot levels of attention in the world media over the past week, the Pentagon said yesterday they had announced an investigation was taking place regarding such activities back in January.

And in fact, 2 months ago, in early March, journalist Jen Banbury, covering events for Salon. Com in Iraq, wrote the story, "Guatanamo on Steroids", about the complaints she was hearing from people near that i...

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AIR POLLUTION IS PROMOTED BY BUSH ADMIN TIES TO INDUSTRY/NEW SOURCE REVIEW-Andrew Stelzer

The Bush administration’s ties with air polluting energy companies are coming under scrutiny, after the release of a new report which details how energy company executives have been instrumental in formulating the government’s pollution standards, fundraising for Bush, and even being hired by the government. FRANK CLEMENTE is director of public citizens congress watch.

ACT ‘Since 1999, the top 30 biggest utility companies have contributed 6.6 million dollars to ...

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WILL PRESIDENT BUSH'S RE-ELECTION BE CHALLENGED BY A FELLOW CONSERVATIVE? - Radioactivity

Interview with Author and journalist Frederick Clarkson who reported Wednesday on Salon.com, a web-based national news magazine, that Roy Moore the ex-chief judge of the Alabama Supreme Court, is actively considering a run on the ticket of the far-right Constitution Party, the third largest political party in the U.S. If Moore runs, experts cited in the article say he could damage president Bush’s chances for reelection. The article can be found at: http://www.salon.com/news/fe...

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PROGRAM AGAINST HATE UNVEILED AT BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL - Mitch Perry

This morning at Blake High School in Tampa, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, as well as members of the FBI, the FDLE & local education leaders came together to preview a new CD Rom that deals with young people dealing with hate crimes, and how prejudice can grow into serious criminal activity..

The project - the culimination of a year and a half of work - is to be distributed to schools throughout Florida, and used in whatever fashion local education officials bel...

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