News & Public Affairs

Thursday October 23, 2014

VACCINATION

Interview with former veterinarian John Fudens who belives that all vaccines are harmful. Fudens is now a local homeopathic practitioner who treats both animals and humans in his practice.

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MATTY COHEN - DEPUTY CONSUL GENERAL OF ISRAEL

Interview with Matty Cohen, deputy Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico. Cohen discussed the "state of war" that he says now exists between Israel and the Palestinians; he said Israel is not practicing "state terrorism"; that the peace movement is very small within the Israeli military; that Prime Minister is not a war criminal for his involvement in a massacre in southern Lebanon; and that he wants Israel to be out of the occupied territories soon - provided there is a peace a...

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EDWARD PECK ON IRAQ

Interview with Edward Peck, a career diplomat and former head of the United States mission to Iraq (1977-1980). He discussed what threat Iraq poses to the West (he said it was small). He also discussed the role of the U.S. in the Middle East, anger by Muslims toward U.S. foreign policy, the controversy created by the U.S. tilt toward Israel, and why the stationing of American troops in Saudi Arabia is counterproductive to longterm efforts to promote peace.

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TACO BELL TRUTH TOUR - IMMOKALEE FARMWORKERS

Interview with Julia Perkins of the Coalition Of Immokalee Farmworkers on next week's Taco Bell Truth Tour kickoff in Tampa. Perkins described the low wages, lack of benefits, and harsh working conditions faced by farmworkers who harvest tomatoes. The group is asking Taco bell to pressure its suppliers to provide better wages.

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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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