News & Public Affairs

Tuesday September 2, 2014

PAY INCREASE FOR USF PRESIDENT

Interview with Dr. Susan Greenbaum, Vice President of the faculty Senate at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She commented on the 37% pay increase given to USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft. Greenbaum noted that the pay increase comes at a time of stagnant or near-stagnant wages for USF staff and faculty. At the same time the board of trustees is exercising greater influence on the campus, services to students are being reduced, tuition is being increased and financial aid is being cut.

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INDIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED STATES

Ambassador Lalat Mansingh is on a visit to Florida. In this interview with WMNF he talked about the tensions between India and Pakistan, India's fear of Islamic terrorism, the possibility of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan, and the recent election victory of the conservative Hindu party, the BJP, in last weekend's elections in the state of Gujarat.

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THE CYCLES IN A WOMAN'S LIFE

Dr. Carol Roberts and Rob Lorei interviewed Ellen Kamhi, RN and PhD regarding her new book THE CYCLES OF LIFE. In it Kamhi offers natural health advice on diet, pregnancy, fertility and menopause.

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THE EMERGING DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY

THE EMERGING DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY (Scribner). In this new book authors Ruy Teixeira and John Judis look at the trends which they say point to a political re-alignment in the United States with the Democratic Party emerging as the dominant force in politics. Our guest, Teixeira, is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. He says that women, white-collar professionals, African Americans, Latinos and union members will make up the grassroots of this coalition. He posits that the GOP's reliance...

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CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN THE MOVE TO STOP THE WAR WITH IRAQ

Bill Rose, a Tampa retiree and John Worrell of Brimfield, Massachussetts have just returned from a November fact-finding mission to Iraq. Members of the group, Christian Peacemakers, they found the country's medical and sanitation infrastructure decimated by the embargo against that country. They were joined by Jay Alexander of St. Petersburg who is one of the leaders in a movement to try to get the St. Petersburg City Council to pass a resolution against the United States taking unilateral ...

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THE WAR RESISTER'S LEAGUE

John Miller, a staff person at the WRL, one of the nation's oldest, continuous peace groups joined us for a discussion about the possibility of war with Iraq, the cost of wars, and alternatives to military action.

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WHERE DID THE BODIES GO FROM THE FIRST GULF WAR?

Our guest, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Patrick Sloyan reported about the Gulf War for Newsday in the early 1990s. He said that war was unusually bloodless - if you were a news consumer in the United States. He says that the Pentagon and the Bush administration made a concerted effort to keep reporters from the front lines of the war. Sloyan says roadblocks were put up to prevent journalists from depicting casualties on either side. In fact, he says that there is much evidence that thous...

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DO SOME EMPLOYERS STEER UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS TO PURCHASE ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS?

Our guest, Bill Lemus, is an organizer with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers. He says that a subcontractor at local utility companies hire undocumented workers from Latin America and Mexico. Lemus says the workers are told where to pick up phony social security cards and other employment-related documents in Alabama and Georgia. The workers then return to the Tampa Bay area, where they are given dangerous jobs working at power plants. Lemus says ...

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

The Tampa Bay Chapter of AI is celebrating International Human Rights Day this Sunday by holding a benefit concert at Skipper's Smokehouse. A spokesperson for the local chapter, Theresa Goodman, joined us for a discussion about the history of AI, its goals, and some of the activities the local group is engaged in.

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