News & Public Affairs

Wednesday July 30, 2014

BUBBA FIRED - Mitch Perry

The President of radio giant Clear Channel Communications said today that the decision fire popular radio talk show host Bubba the Love Sponge was made AFTER the company deciding his raunchy radio show didn't fit its standards.

In a statement, Hogan said Clear Channel Radio supported the decision of the local managers of WXTB-FM in Tampa in severing its contract with the talk show host, whose sexually explicit morning show prompted a proposed $755,000 fine from the Federal Communi...

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE RISE IN FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY--Andrew Stelzer

ANCHOR INTRO: Researchers at Florida State have released a report detailing the growth of the human trafficking industry in Florida and around the world. Andrew Stelzer has more

The Florida State study was largely based on interviews with 12 Mexican women and girls who were smuggled into the united states between 1996 and 1997; the women were brought to South Florida where they were forced to work as prostitutes to pay off their smuggling fees, and were freed after an FBI raid on...

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CITIZENS AGAINST PENNY FOR PASCO

Our guest this segment was Bill Bunting, chair of the Pasco County Republican Party. Bill heads a group which is opposed to raising the sales tax in the county to pay for land preservation and infrastructure needs. He appeared in response to a segment last week on WMNF's GREENWAVES program, which featured a supporter of PENNY FOR PASCO.

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QUOTATIONS FROM THE G.O.P

TAKE THEM AT THEIR WORDS co-author Bruce Miller.

Take Them at Their Words: Shocking, Amusing & Baffling Quotations from the G.O.P. and Their Friends 1994-2004 (a new book by Bruce J. Miller with Diana Maio, Introduction by Sidney Blumenthal, cartoons by Mike Luckovich) contains quotes culled from hundreds of newspapers, magazines, web sites, the Congressional Record, Talk Show hosts, television programs, etc--over the past ten years--which reveal a remarkable consensus amongst Republican p...

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PASCO COUNTY BEACH CLOSURES. Mark Antokas

INTRO: With more frequency, the beaches in Pasco County are being closed to the bathing public. Part of this is due to the methods which are being used to test the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and Florida's lakes and rivers. WMNF's Mark Antokas has the story.VOICE: Increasingly, the beaches in Pasco County are being closed due to high levels of fecal coliform bacteria and entrococcus. Captain Rick Hartley, a 25 year veteran of the crabbing industry, discussed the quality of the water while d...

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EARLY VOTING - Mitch Perry

INTRO: Although Florida's Presidential Primary Election isn't until March 9th,

Registered voters in Hillsborough County CAN vote - right now.

That's because the County is once again bringing back Early Voting in Hillsborough County, but this time at more locations than ever before.

In fact, every day leading up to the Primary, there will be a total of 6 locations where citizens registered can vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary....Speaking from one of those sites t...

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WILLIE RICKS SPEAKS AT UHURU HOUSE

WILLIE RICKS SPEECH

Since the 1950’s the phrase “Black Power� has been a rallying cry for African-Americans and others with African roots, it’s a call for black people to have the power to control their own lives. The concept of “Black Power�, and the phrase itself became part of an ideological split between leaders like Martin Luther King Jr, who stressed non-violence, and other black leaders, who were calling for more aggressive action to end the legal...

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Women's Show-SUSAN VREELAND, author ,THE FOREST LOVER

It was Emily Carr (1871-1945)-not Georgia O'Keefe or Frida Kahlo-who first blazed a path formodern women artists. Overcoming the confines of late Victorian culure, Carr became a majorforce in modern art. Her boldly original landscapes are praised today for capturing an untamed British Columbia just beforeindstrializationwold change it forever. The FOREST LOVER is a vibrant, suspenseful fictionalportrait of this fiercely independent, multi-talented artist. Though she died in 1945, Carr rem...

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Women's Show-BETTY LADUKE, artist

Betty LaDuke, artist, mother of Winona LaDuke. Betty is a fascinating artist who has travelled all over the world, especially to Africa, to meet women artists and to paint. There is an exhibit of some of her African paintings-From Africa with Love-at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala. She will be speaking tomorrow -- a video presentation at 1:30 and a talk at 2:30. Reservations are recommeded for the video and lecture. The exhibit goes through March 28, 2004.

LaDuke began her formal...

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