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Tuesday October 21, 2014

MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Mark Rosenblum founder and policy director of AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW discussed recent events in the Middle East including the Geneva peace proposal, the expansion of settlements in the occupied territories and Prime Minister Sharon's recent statement to the Likud Party that some settlements or outposts should be dismantled.

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ASTRONOMER KEN CROSWELL

ASTRONOMER KEN CROSWELL, AUTHOR OF "MAGNIFICENT MARS" Three unmanned spacecraft from earth have landed or are scheduled to land on Mars in the next few days. Harvard-trained astronomer Ken Croswell joined us in this segment to discuss what we know and don't know about the Martian environment.

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DENNIS KUCINICH APPEARANCE LAST NIGHT IN TAMPA

On this segment we featured six sound bites from presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich's speech last night in Tampa. The former Cleveland mayor discussed his call for an end to the American occupation of Iraq, his support for a single-payer health care system, the importance of Florida's primary, his campaign's emphasis on hope and an end to fear mongering, the preservation of social security and Democratic infighting.

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PASCO'S PENNY FOR PASCO< AND CONCURRENCY. Mark Antokas

INTRO: According to a revamped proposal, objections from Pasco County Attorneys and consultants, an unusual coalition of builders and citizens opposed to growth on U.S. 19, the Pasco County board of Commissioners postponed a vote last night on tighter traffic capacity standards for U.S. 19. WMNF’s Mark Antokas reports: SCRIPT: The Pasco County Board of Commissioners met last night in Dade City to hear last minute input on the “Penny for Pasco� initiative. The Board also hea...

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HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS - Kimberley Lovato

12 December 2003 Kimberley Lovato

The Tampa-Hillsborough Human Rights Council hosted its annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast today at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa. This marks the 30th year of the ceremony that also serves as the council’s primary fundraiser and membership drive, and the 55th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and Hillsborough County Commissioner Thomas Scott were guest speakers during the hour-long program atte...

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COEXISTENCE: A NEW PHOTO EXHIBIT IN ST. PETERSBURG

Our guests were Raphie Etgar, curator of the Museum on the Seam for Dialogue in Jerusalem and Diane Tindell of the Florida Holocaust Museum. Etgar developed the COEXISTENCE exhibit in Israel to bring Israelis and Palestinians together on the subject of living side by side. The exhibit consists of more than 20 billboard size photos depicting living in harmony, across lines of ethnicity, religion, class and nationality. The Florida Holocaust Museum is co-sponsor of this exhibit which is being p...

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RANIA MASRI ON WAR PROFITEERING IN IRAQ

Masri's articles include "Reconstructing or Deconstructing Iraq?" She said today: "Wolfowitz's decree yesterday forces us all to ask the question again: Are these reconstruction contracts for the benefit of Iraq, or are they political rewards, handed out to 'friends'? Is the reconstruction of Iraq the main objective at all? Weeks into the occupation of Iraq, while the Iraqi infrastructure was still in ruins, Paul Bremer removed all tariffs and trade restrictions -- thus directly devastatin...

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REPORT ON THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN ORLANDO

This past weekend the Florida Democratic Party held it's statewide convention in Orlando and seven of the nine current candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination made speeches to delegates. On this program: Elizabeth McCallum of Brandon, an author (THE FLORIDA GUIDE TO POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS) and political consultant; Lisa Fink, a Howard Dean supporter; and Jeeni Criscenzo a Kucinich supporter. They discussed the race, the candidates, the convention, the issues, the President's ...

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50 THINGS YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW

Our guest was Russ Kick, the author of a new book about hidden, secret, and forgotten facts that are helpful to understanding the state of our world. Kick is the founder of http://www.thememeoryhole.org, a website devoted to publicizing government documents, corporate press releases and newspaper articles that challenge conventional wisdom. Among the points discussed:

*After 9/11, White House staff reviewed and considered a Special Ops presentation, Thinking Outside the Box - Poisoning Afg...

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