News & Public Affairs

Tuesday September 2, 2014

AIDS WALK - Richard Peacock

Intro: On Saturday, HIV/AIDS support groups, as well as family and friends of people infected with HIV and AIDS, gathered in Tampa’s Al Lopez Park for Worlds AIDS Day, an annual event held around the world. WMNF reporter Richard Peacock has a report on the local effort to make people aware of HIV/AIDS problems.

This past Saturday, about 500 people got together Al Lopez Park in Tampa to commemorate the annual Worlds Aids Day.

The event was held to bring attention to the damaging e...

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BRIBERY ON THE FLOOR OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES?

SEVERAL COLUMNISTS IN RECENT DAYS HAVE SUGGESTED THAT SUPPORTERS OF THE MEDICARE OVERHAUL MAY HAVE USED BRIBES TO WIN VOTES-DURING THE DEBATE NOVEMBER 21ST AND 22ND. COLUMNIST ROBERT NOVAK WROTE ABOUT IT LAST WEEK AND OUR GUEST, SLATE.COM COLUMNIST TIMOTHY NOLAN WROTE ABOUT THE BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS THIS WEEK.

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CUBAN NATIONALS HELD AS POLITICAL PRISONERS IN U.S.?

Gloria LaRiva is the national co-ordinator for the Free The Cuban Five Committee. The group is challenging the U.S. government's arrest of five Cuban nationals back in 1998 in south Florida. They were charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. But their supporters say the five were not spying on the U.S. government but were engaged in monitoring right-wing Cuban exile groups that were planning terrorism against Cuba. Backers say the five broke no laws and engaged in no violence in their mon...

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Marathon-ROBERT PERKS, Environmental Analyst NRDC

Mary Glenney interviews Robert Perks of the Natural Resources Defense Council discusses how the Bush administration, in catering to industries that put America's health and natural heritage at risk, threatens to do more damage to our environmental protections than any other in U.S. history. Robert Kennedy, jr., of NRDC wrote an extensive article, "Crimes Against Nature" about the Bush environmental record in "Rolling Stone". Check it out at: http://www.rollingstone.com/features/nationalaff...

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SEEDS OF DECEPTION

Interview with the book's author, Jeffrey M. Smith. IT’S NOT WIDELY KNOWN - BUT MUCH OF THE FOOD WE BUY IN GROCERY STORES HERE IN THE U.S. IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED. IN MANY CASES GENES FROM ONE SPECIES ARE TRANSFERRED INTO A TOTALLY DIFFERENT SPECIES. EUROPE HAS VERY RESTRICTIVE POLICIES ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS. OUR GUEST JEFFREY SMITH HAS WRITTEN A NEW BOOK CALLED SEEDS OF DECEPTION. IN IT HE CLAIMS THAT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS ARE UNSAFE. HE SAYS THE GIANT CORPORATIONS WH...

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BELMONT HEIGHTS LITTLE LEAGUE - Kim Farley

This morning a press conference was held to announce the renovation of the Belmont Heights Little League baseball fields. Those in attendance included representatives from the City of Tampa, Lowe’s Home Centers Inc., Little League International, and the Devil Rays. WMNF’s Kim Farley reports……

The day was, as Mayor Iorio termed it, “perfect baseball weather.� With no clouds and a slight breeze the ceremony was underway at 11 am this morning.

The re...

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Women's Show - KATHA POLLITT columnist with The Nation

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd. Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and Marianne Williamson, author and lecturer. Katha Pollitt. Katha Pollitt is well known for her sharp and provocative analyses of popular culture and politics. Her "Subject to Debate" column, which The Washington Post called "the best place to go for original thinking on the left," began in January 1994 and a...

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Women's Show - MARIANNE WILLIAMSON - author and lecturer

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd. Katha Pollitt, Nation columnist and Marianne Williamson, author and lecturer. Marianne Williamson. Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. She has published eight books, four of which – including the mega bestseller A Return to Love and the newly-released Everyday Grace have been #1 New York Times bestsellers. H...

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THE POLICE CRACKDOWN ON FAIR TRADE ACTIVISTS AT THE FTAA IN MIAMI

Last week labor, environmental, senior, farm and human rights activists gathered in Miami to protest what they say were the undemocratic trade rules being discussed at the Free Trade Area of the America meetings in Miami. Although the groups had obtained permits for peaceful marches and rallies, they say their assemblies were violently broken up by the Miami/Dade police. Using tear gas, rubber bullets, electrically charged shields and batons, police injured hundreds of peaceful demonstrators ...

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EYEWITNESS TO WAR

Photojournalist Christopher Morris has photographed wars in more than a dozen countries, including the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He's a contributor to a new photo book called WAR: USA/AFGHANISTAN/IRAQ. Morris described what it's like to be a photographer in the midst of a war; the moral questions, the issue of "embeddedness," equipment, and the journalist's relationship to the warring factions.

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