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Thursday July 24, 2014

LOCAL GREEN PARTY MEMBERS AMBIVALENT ABOUT RALPH NADER PRESIDENTIAL RUN - Mitch Perry

INTRO: Last Sunday morning, Long time Consumer Advocate and progressive icon

Ralph Nader angered much of the Democratic Party when he announced he would - for the 3rd straight election - run for the Presidency......

The anger came from many who believe that Nader's candidacy in 2000 COST Democrat Al Gore the election against George W. Bush.....In particular, attention has been focused on Florida, where the election was ultimately decided, and where Nader captured over 97,000 votes...

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REPUBLICANS CRITICIZE CORRINE BROWN - Mitch Perry

The Florida Republican Party is bashing Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown for racial comments made yesterday while discussing the situation in Haiti.

Brown said the Bush Administration's policy on Haiti is "racist" and the President's representatives are "a bunch of white men."

Her outburst came during a closed briefing on the Haiti crisis. It was directed at Roger Noriega, who is the State Department's top official for Latin America.

But Noriega told Brown ...

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PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION ALLOWS UTILITIES TO KEEP SECRETS-- Andrew Stelzer

There soon may be a constitutional challenge to the confidentiality which Florida’s Public Service Commission, grants to utility companies. WMNF reporter Andrew Stelzer has the story -----------------------------------

Act “The PSC is making decisions that are worth millions…�

Ben Wilcox is with Common Cause, a group supporting citizen involvement in government. Today, Common Cause has released a study about the effectiveness of Florida’s P...

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THE 17TH KARMAPA'S ESCAPE FROM CHINESE-OCCUPIED TIBET

THE 17TH KARMAPA'S ESCAPE FROM CHINESE-OCCUPIED TIBET MUSIC IN THE SKY The Life, Art & Teachings of the 17th Karmapa When His Holiness the 17th Karmapa escaped from Chinese-held Tibet in early January of the new millennium, the news shook the world. The New York Times Sunday Magazine featured his story as did the major newspapers and newsweeklies. This program featured an interview with Michelle Martin, author of the full, authoritative account of his ...

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DOES FLORIDA FACE ANOTHER SERIES OF WATER WARS?

Honey Rand has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of South Florida. She is an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida where she occasionally teaches in Environmental Science and Policy, Mass Media, Communications and Continuing Education departments. She was formerly communications coordinator for Mote Marine Laboratory, a marine and environmental research and education center in Sarasota, and was the director of public communication for the Southwest Florida Water Mana...

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FL GENDER EQUALITY PROJECT - Mitch Perry

A HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION AND EQUALITY FLORIDA UNVEILED A NEW AD CAMPAIGN LAST NIGHT IN TAMPA called "turnout tampa bay" - DESIGNED TO INCREASE VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE 2004 ELECTION AND ADVANCE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANGENDERED PEOPLE....THE CENTERPIECE OF TURNOUT TAMPA BAY IS A NEW TELEVISION AD CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

(SOUND o.q."I'm just a lesbian"

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IS STILL LEGAL IN MOST STATE...

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CUBAN-AMERICAN POLITICS - Carlos Milan

The University of South Florida hosted Columnist Dr. Max Castro, co-author of "This Land is Our Land: Immigrants in Power in Miami" to talk about the conservative, but shifting nature of Cuban-American Politics. Castro was a guest of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series and the Committee for Cuban Studies. Here's Carlos Milan with a report....


Max Castro who holds a PhD in Sociolog...

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ANTI-ABORTION GROUP TARGETS FLORIDA - Mitch Perry

A national Pro-Life group has rolled into the Tampa Bay Area this week with a fleet of trucks displaying graphic images of Aborted fetuses...

The Trucks depict those images next to the word "choice" in quotes, and then with a phone number and website....

The advertising campaign is the work of the Southern California based group The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform....

Gregg Cunningham is the director of that group.....(roll tape#1 o.q."information in their heads")

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EAST TAMPA REDEVELOPMENT--RESIDENTS WANT THEIR SAY--Andrew Stelzer

EAST TAMPA REDEVELOPMENT ANCHOR INTRO

East Tampa has been proposed as a community redevelopment Area, or CRA, and tax monies should soon be coming into the largely African-American neighborhood. The city of Portland and Hillsborough County have recently held several community meetings with the community for input on how to best use this new money. Last night was the latest one of these meetings; WMNF reporter Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report. ---------

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THE COMING CRISIS IN HEALTH CARE FOR THE WORKING POOR IN POLK COUNTY

The Polk County Commission is sun setting a fund that helps the county's working poor obtain health care. About 40% of Polk residents have no health insurance and more than half of these people are in families with at least one full-time wage-earner. Polk County residents will decide in a few weeks whether to raise the sales tax by a half cent to create an indigent health care fund. Our guests were Katherine Price of Citizen's for Quality Health Care (863-965-1439) and Dr. Rosemarie Santora-L...

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