News & Public Affairs

Wednesday October 22, 2014

SAVE OUR WILD SALMON - BRADY BENNON

Brady Bennon, Save Our Wild Salmon outreach associate. He's based in Seattle. Bennon is part of a coalition of 50 environmental and sportsfishing groups which claim that four dams on the Snake River in the Pacific Northwest are threatening wild salmon with extinction. He's raising awareness in a cross country speaking tour and will give a free talk in Tampa tomorrow night at the downtown Tampa public library.

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DR. RICHARD KARL - SURGERY

ACROSS THE RED LINE: STORIES FROM THE SURGICAL LIFE. Dr. Richard Karl is chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine at USF in Tampa. This new book explores what it's like to be a surgeon, what makes a good surgeon, the reality of the operating room and how this surgeon felt when he became a patient in his own hospital. (publisher: Temple University Press)

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CELEBRATE YOUTH - CONFERENCE ON LIBERATION

The "Celebrate Youth: Conference on Liberation" taking place this weekend in St. Petersburg will look at issues of racism, homophobia, anarchism, religion, poverty and alternative methods of schooling. Our guests Lauren Anzaldo, peter, and Robert Bell described their involvement in youth liberation and their feeling that the ideologies of the past have failed them and society.

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DAVID A. HARRIS - RACIAL PROFILING

Interview with author of the new book: PROFILES IN INJUSTICE: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work David Harris explodes the commonly accepted beliefs about race and policing in Profiles In Injustice (The New Press), his new myth-busting investigation into the practice of racial profiling. Harris proves that the "common sense" idea of racial profiling does not help fight crime; in fact, racial profiling is poor policing, often illegal, and destructive to police and their communities. Balk Profe...

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PAUL LOEB - SOUL OF A CITIZEN

Interview with Paul Loeb author of SOUL OF A CITIZEN. Loeb travels the country trying to inspire and energize college students into community activism. He says cynicism is the enemy of democracy.

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KEVIN SHAY - NO MORE LAYOFFS

Interview with Kevin Shay, on his new book NO MORE LAYOFFS. Shay, recently laid off as a staff writer for the Dallas Morning News, says that many profitable companies engage in layoffs. He says it's a way for businesses to maximize profits at the expense of families and communities. Shay offers strategies for workers to fight layoffs and calls for better business reporting and more accountibility by companies.

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DR. RALPH BALLENTINE

Interview with Rudolph Ballentine, MD on diet, nutrition, detoxification and the mind-body connection. Ballentine is the author of RADICAL HEALING.

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AUTHOR CARL HIAASEN

Hiaasen is the author of several books including TOURIST SEASON, STRIP TEASE and his latest BASKET CASE. He is an astute observer of Florida and all it's foibles: unrelenting development, political scandal, environmental destruction, drug smuggling and welfare for the rich. He discussed all of these issues as well as his interest in music and his fear that modern newspapers are failing to do anything more than make profits for their corporate owners.

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ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FOR THE U.S.?

Several local environmental groups are calling on Congress to set the country on the road to energy independence, while protecting the country's natural areas. Guests Darden Rice of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club, Daphne Sorenson of the Florida Public Interest Research Group, and Niki Blair of the local office of the National Environmental Trust were the guests. They said the U.S. should have policies requiring greater automobile/truck fuel efficiency standards, greater investment i...

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WILL MORE POLICE PATROLS IMPROVE THE SITUATION IN SOUTH ST. PETERSBURG?

Interview with St. Petersburg NAACP president Darryl Rouson. He discussed a recent controversy involving the level of policing in the city. Rouson is calling for greater police presence to clear drug dealers from the city's mid-town section. Simultaneously, he's asking for greater economic investment in the Midtown section.

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