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Thursday April 17, 2014

PEACE MARCH

Peace March on Bayshore Boulevard. . . organizer Patricia Massari discussed why she opposes a war with Iraq and her views on the military, peace rallies and activism.

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CANDIDATES FOR TAMPA CITY COUNCIL

Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25th and 26th. . . interviews with candidates for Tampa City Council. All of the candidates in contested races in the March 4th election were called on February 20th and invited to either tape or do a live 9 minute, unedited interview. The following candidates took part: Carole Mehlman, Gwendolyn Miller, Kelly Benjamin, Joe Robinson, Linda Saul-Sena, John Dingfelder, Gene Wells, Ali Akbar, Andrew Baker, Kevin White and Joe Redner.

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MEDITATION

Meditation expert Rick Lewis, author of the book YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT.

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THE USA PATRIOT ACT

Mike Phenenger is the treasurer of the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He's also a retired Army intelligence officer. He is a critic of the USA Patriot Act, which was passed by Congress shortly after the terror attacks of 9/11/01. Phenenger says that the Act relies on secrecy and a curtailment of Bill Of Right protections that have been a hallmark of American democracy for more than 200 years. He is also a critic of Patriot II, the TIPS program and the Total Information...

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WHAT LIBERAL MEDIA?

WHAT LIBERAL MEDIA? That's the title of our guest Eric Alterman's newest book. It describes the conservative and centrist philosophies at most mainstream news media organizations. Alterman is a columnist for The Nation magazine as well as MSNBC.

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THE COLUMBIA SHUTTLE DISASTER AND THE DANGER OF NUCLEAR POWER IN SPACE

Investigative reporter Karl Grossman has been looking at NASA's plans for launching more nuclear powered space vehicles. In the wake of the shuttle disaster last weekend at least 12,000 pieces of the craft have been recovered. Grossman says that if the Columbia had carried nuclear fuel, a wide area of Texas and Louisiana would have been contaminated. Grossman warns that NASA internal documents show there is a higher risk of catastrophic failure in rocket launches and shuttle landings than has...

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