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Friday November 28, 2014

FL GENDER EQUALITY PROJECT - Mitch Perry

A HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION AND EQUALITY FLORIDA UNVEILED A NEW AD CAMPAIGN LAST NIGHT IN TAMPA called "turnout tampa bay" - DESIGNED TO INCREASE VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE 2004 ELECTION AND ADVANCE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANGENDERED PEOPLE....THE CENTERPIECE OF TURNOUT TAMPA BAY IS A NEW TELEVISION AD CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

(SOUND o.q."I'm just a lesbian"

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IS STILL LEGAL IN MOST STATE...

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CUBAN-AMERICAN POLITICS - Carlos Milan

The University of South Florida hosted Columnist Dr. Max Castro, co-author of "This Land is Our Land: Immigrants in Power in Miami" to talk about the conservative, but shifting nature of Cuban-American Politics. Castro was a guest of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series and the Committee for Cuban Studies. Here's Carlos Milan with a report....


Max Castro who holds a PhD in Sociolog...

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ANTI-ABORTION GROUP TARGETS FLORIDA - Mitch Perry

A national Pro-Life group has rolled into the Tampa Bay Area this week with a fleet of trucks displaying graphic images of Aborted fetuses...

The Trucks depict those images next to the word "choice" in quotes, and then with a phone number and website....

The advertising campaign is the work of the Southern California based group The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform....

Gregg Cunningham is the director of that group.....(roll tape#1 o.q."information in their heads")

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EAST TAMPA REDEVELOPMENT--RESIDENTS WANT THEIR SAY--Andrew Stelzer

EAST TAMPA REDEVELOPMENT ANCHOR INTRO

East Tampa has been proposed as a community redevelopment Area, or CRA, and tax monies should soon be coming into the largely African-American neighborhood. The city of Portland and Hillsborough County have recently held several community meetings with the community for input on how to best use this new money. Last night was the latest one of these meetings; WMNF reporter Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report. ---------

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THE COMING CRISIS IN HEALTH CARE FOR THE WORKING POOR IN POLK COUNTY

The Polk County Commission is sun setting a fund that helps the county's working poor obtain health care. About 40% of Polk residents have no health insurance and more than half of these people are in families with at least one full-time wage-earner. Polk County residents will decide in a few weeks whether to raise the sales tax by a half cent to create an indigent health care fund. Our guests were Katherine Price of Citizen's for Quality Health Care (863-965-1439) and Dr. Rosemarie Santora-L...

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STATE REPRESENTATIVE ED JENNINGS OF GAINESVILLE

STATE REPRESENTATIVE ED JENNINGS OF GAINESVILLE, Chairman of the Black Legislative Caucus in Tallahassee. He's an organizer of the upcoming rally (March 2nd) in Tallahassee to promote improved health care, education and reform of the juvenile justice system.

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BUSH ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE - Mitch Perry

President Bush today urged Congress to send to the states a proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages throughout the country.

His proposed amendment would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Bush backed said he wants to stop activist judges from changing the definition of the "most enduring human institution." (roll tape#1 o.q."other than marriage")

With the announcement, Bush is wading into a volatile social issue. The conservative w...

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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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