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Wednesday April 16, 2014

GREENWAVES: THE DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY EFFICIENT AUTOMOBILES

Hosts Randall Luttenberg and Joe Murphy interviewed Darden Rice of the Sierra Club's Clean Car Campaign. The group is encouraging people and the auto industry to move forward with alternatives to high-fuel consuming autos and SUVs. The campaign will hold a free training workshop Saturday January 25th at 10AM on the USF St. Pete campus.

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EYEWITNESS TO THE SITUATION IN IRAQ

Norman Solomon, a syndicated columnist and media critic has just returned from a fact finding trip to Iraq.He was accompanied by actor Sean Penn. Solomon discussed the living conditions in Iraq, medai coverage of the military build-up and criticism that Hollywood actors should not inject themselves into public policy issues.

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PEACE GATHERING AT MACDILL AFB.

Peace activists, religious groups and others are planning a peace vigil this Saturday afternoon at the main gate of Macdill Air Force Base in south Tampa. Our guests today were three of the organizers of the event: Elaine Cloud Goller, Mark Kamleiter and Diane Cardin-Kamleiter. They say this event will highlight the reasons why war against Iraq is a bad idea and against the interests of creating a more peaceful world.

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HEALING FIBROIDS

About one quarter of American women eventually are diagnosed with uterine fibroids. Today's guest on our alternative health program (with Dr. Carol Roberts) was Dr. Allan Warshowsky, MD, who says that before undergoing surgery, women should explore changes in diet, lifestyle and seek hormonal balance. His book HEALING FIBROIDS: A DOCTOR'S GUIDE TO A NATURAL CURE (Simon and Schuster) covers ways that surgery might be avoided.

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THE EFFORT TO REVIVE THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Women's rights activists say they believe that the ERA campaign, ratified by 35 states in the 1970s and 1980s- but short of the 38 states needed to be added to the U.S. Constitution, should be re-started. They say that the 27th amendment to the Constitution was added 11 years ago, after being long dormant. Our guests, former Colorado Congresswoman Pat Schroeder and former Pinellas N.O.W. chairwoman Sandy Oestreich, are leaders in this new campaign. They say women still do not have full equali...

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THE PALESTINIAN TRUTH TOUR

Ora Wise was born in Jerusalem, the daughter of a rabbi. Jordan Flaherty is a union organizer living in New York City, who recently spent time in Palestinain refugee camps. Both are taking part in a nationwide tour to discuss the living and human rights conditions for Palestinians in the occupied territories. They say that for Palestinians, life is under constant control by the Israeli military: curfews, being forced to stay in their houses at gunpoint, massive travel restrictions, guilt by ...

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PRESIDENT BUSH PROPOSES TAX BREAKS ON STOCKHOLDER'S DIVIDENDS

Yesterday the president unveiled a proposal to restart the nation's ailing economy. The proposal includes cutting dividend taxes and accelerating income tax cuts. Our guest today was Randy Albelda, professor of economics and chair of the Public Policy PHd program at the University of Massachussetts at Boston. (Albelda is also co-author of LOST GROUND published by South End Press.) She says that targetting upper income taxpayers will help a group that has already benefitted from the economic b...

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CIVIL RIGHTS MEMOIR

FREEDOM IN THE FAMILY: A MOTHER-DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR OF THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS. Patricia Stephens Due was a civil rights activist with CORE while attending Florida A&M University. In 1960 she participated in a landmark "jail-in" in Tallahassee. Her daughter, Tananarive Due, is a former feature writer for the Miami Herald and is currently a highly accalimed novelist. Together they've written this book, which describes the Patricia's involvement in the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 19...

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HANDLING STRESS

Open Phones with Dr. Carol Roberts, MD. Carol began the conversation by describing ways to handle stress.

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AMERICAN JOURNALISM IN PERIL?

LEONARD DOWNIE JUNIOR AND ROBERT KAISER ARE EDITORS AT THE WASHINGTON POST ... DOWNIE WAS THE PRINCIPAL EDITOR FOR THE PAPER'S WATERGATE COVERAGE AND TOOK OVER AS EXECUTIVE EDITOR IN 1991 AFTER BEN BRADLEE RETIRED. DOWNIE AND KAISER HAVE WRITTEN A HARD-HITTING NEW BOOK CALLED "THE NEWS ABOUT THE NEWS, AMERICAN JOURNALISM IN PERIL". THE BOOK IS CRITICAL OF THE INCREASING TAKEOVER OF JOURNALISTIC INSTITUTIONS BY CORPORATIONS AND THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THE DRIVE FOR PROFITS. THIS INTERVIEW IS...

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