News & Public Affairs

Tuesday October 21, 2014

BUCKHORN UNDECIDED - Mitch Perry

Last week Hillsborough County Democratic Commissioner Pat Frank confirmed that she WILL step down from her Seat on the Commission - half way thru her term- to run for the Clerk of the Circuit Court....

Since that announcement, 3 Republicans have filed papers to run Frank's seat, but so far, NO democrats have.

The Republican with perhaps the best name recognition is Mark Sharpe, currently a Tampa school teacher, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress 3 times during the 1990's......

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WEST TAMPA OVERLAY DISTRICT-Andrew Stelzer

One common complaint about Tampa, and many of Florida’s cities, is the poor planning of neighborhoods, resulting in strip malls set back from the road by enormous parking lots, nowhere for people to walk, and characterless chain stores. Many of these are aspects of newer neighborhoods, which were created quickly in order to accommodate an influx of new residents. But Tampa has some older areas, which have potential to become thriving centers of business and community life. In an eff...

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EARTH DAY 2004 - Lisa Marzilli

In the waning months of the 1960s, environmental problems in the US were proliferating at an exponential rate. Rampant air pollution and large-scale use of pesticides, often near densely populated communities was causing widespread concern among citizens. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. The Tampa Bay area celebrated Earth Day at Lowry Park this past Sa...

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WOMEN'S SHOW - COKIE ROBERTS

During her more than thirty years in broadcasting, Roberts has won numerous awards, including two Emmys and the highest honor in public radio, the Edward R. Murrow Award. She was also the first broadcast journalist to win the highly prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting. ...

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WOMEN'S SHOW - JOAN ANDERSON,

Mary talks with Joan Anderson, "A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman."

Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Anderson's chance encounter with a wise, playful, and astonishing woman helped her usher in the transformations and self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when one was most needed, but also a guide as Anderso...

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WOMEN'S SHOW - KATE MICHELMAN, March for Choice

The March for Women's Lives will take place in Washington, DC tomorrow, Sunday, April 25 at noon.

For more than 18 years, Kate Michelman has served as President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, catapulting the organization to prominence as the nation's premier reproductive rights group. Under Kate's leadership, NARAL Pro-Choice America has transformed the political debate and positioned a woman's freedom to choose as a fundamental American liberty. Kate herself coined the question that now def...

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RICHARD PAEY AND MANDATORY SENTENCING. Mark Antokas

INTRO: One week ago today, Friday, Richard Paey was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for drug trafficking, obtaining a controlled substance and possession of Oxycontin. Paey, a Pasco County resident has maintained all along that he was guilty of nothing and that he was only medicating himself. Pasco county Judge D. Daniel Diskey, at the sentencing, said that his hands were tied, that he had to follow the law, that twenty-five years was the mandatory sentence. WMNF’s Mark Antoka...

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FOOD NOT BOMBS WON'T QUIT - Mitch Perry

As we reported earlier this week, there were 3 more arrests in Tampa's Massey Park last Sunday, again for feeding homeless people in the park without a permit.

On Monday, about 3 dozen activists, many from the group Food Not Bombs - held a demonstration in front of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa, where they protested the recent arrests by serving up free food.

The arrests have intensified since Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio began stepping up enforcement in city parks...........

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