News & Public Affairs

Tuesday September 23, 2014

ANTI-WAR RALLY - Meredith Yeomans

Today in Tampa, a anti-war rally brought out hundreds of adament protesters. Meredith Yeomans has more…

A vocal crowd of about 230 people attended a peace rally on Bayshore Drive in Tampa this morning.

As police officers lined the sidewalks and motorists streamed by with horns blazing, protesters chanted… Que #1 �when do you want it, NOW�

When the chief organizer of the rally, Maricio Rosas, was asked what he intends to accomplish by holding the demonstrat...

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WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE?

Diane Roberts is a professor of English at the University of Alabama and a columnist for the St. Pete Times. She writes a lot about the doings of the Florida legislature. In this interview she discussed the possible shutdown of the state library, privatization, the budget crisis and the impact of one-party government on Floridians.

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WOMEN IN BLACK HOLD VIGIL - Amy Snider

Women in Black, an international peace organization, gathered at Pioneer Park in St. Petersburg today to hold a silent vigil opposing the war in Iraq. WMNF’s Amy Snider has the story.

Between the sparkling waters filled with luxury boats and the upscale shops along Beach Drive in St. Petersburg, 13 women, 4 men, a child and a baby held hands and stood in a circle, surrounding a small wooden casket adorned with black roses. Most of the participants wore black, despite the heat. Many ...

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PROSPECTS FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Interview with Mrs. Jehan Sadat, widow of Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat. Mrs. Sadat is coming to the area to address a woman's group in St. Petersburg. She discussed the war with Iraq, the mood in Egypt and prospects for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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CEREMONY FOR MILITARY POLICE - Kevin Siebel

Today, at Legends Field in Tampa, there was a mobilization farewell ceremony for the 317th Military Police Battalion and the 810th Military Police company

the ceremony began with the bringing in of the colors, the American flag and the flag of the US Army. Following that there was the singing of the National Anthem by Melanie Boulay, then a prayer by Army chaplain Stanley Puckett.

United States congressman Jim Davis was the first of many speakers to address the troops and their familie...

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ETHNICITY AND RACE

THE PREVIEW FORUM: ETHNICITY AND RACE IN A CHANGING AMERICA. Mary Berglund, president of the St. Petersburg League of Women Voters and League member Dwight Lawton dropped by to discuss next Tuesday's forum. It's a new national media initiative/dialogue designed to bring together journalists and the communities they cover for a deliberative conversation. The event coincides with a series of documentaries on WEDU regarding the changing demographics in the United States.

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ANIMAL RIGHTS

Steve Hindi, founder of S.H.A.R.K.: Showing Animals Respect and Kindness. Hindi is a former hunter who joined the animal rights movement and founded SHARK in 1993 after becoming outraged at the practice of pigeon shoots. He was in Tampa to attend the Compassion For Animals Action Symposium.

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