News & Public Affairs

Tuesday October 21, 2014

Jerome Ryans, Executive Director of the Tampa Housing Authority

Ryans discussed renovations of the THA's 3400 units, the controversial "one strike policy", the removal of low income people from the central city under HOPE 6, and the plans for improving public housing in Tampa. To complain about the condition of your public housing unit in Tampa call: 813 253-0551.

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The Daughters of Mazen Al-Najar / Nat Hentoff on Civil Liberties

Interview with the daughters of Mazen Al-Najar (Yara 13, Sarah 11 and Safa 6) about their father's re-arrest 4 days ago. He is from the Palestinian territory and in the U.S. on an invalid visa. Supporters say he is being politically persecuted because he has associated with advocates of the Palestinian cause. Also, 1:15-2PM: Interview with Nat Hentoff on the curtailment of civil liberties, the establishment of military tribunals and the expansion of federal power to conduct surveillance of ...

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Fay Law of the Pinellas League of Women Voters

Interview with Fay Law of the Pinellas League of Women Voters over the proposal to create an independent commission to oversee redistricting in Florida. Law argues that the state legislature is the wrong body to draw up congressional and state legislative districts. She says the legislature should be replaced by an independent commission.

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2001 Women's Peacepower Awards

Interview with six winners of the 2001 Women's Peacepower Awards. Peacepower is an organization dedicated to peaceful social change. The group, headquartered in Dade City, gave out 20 awards this year. Six of the winners were interviewed this hour:

Mandisa Monakali, Capetown, South Africa

In the late 1980's and Capetown was rife with an ungovernable government and widespread civil unrest. Most black townships had strict confinement and curfews. The youth were at the forefront of th...

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Interview with Bradenton defense attorney Mark Lipinski on the Delta Squad scandal. Four Bradenton sherrif's deputies have pleaded guilty to various crimes including robbing, beating suspects; stealing from suspects and planting false evidence.

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Guns As A Consumer Issue?

Our Guests: Sue Peschin, Firearms Project Director at the Consumer Federation of America, and Bill Newton and Lisa Lester of the Florida Consumer Action Network discussed the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act. This act would give consumer's some federal protection for guns and ammunition that are poorly designed or manufactured. Right now only two products: guns and tobacco are not regulated by the federal government.

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Nazi ties to American Business in the 1930's and 1940's

John Loftus, president of the Florida Holocaust Museum is a former nazi hunter for the U.S. Justice Department. He discussed Prescott Bush's banking fortune and his involvement in aiding the Nazi government during WWII. He also discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reparations for Holocaust survivors, and the discovery of many alleged WWII war criminals in the Tampa Bay area. Loftus is co-author of THE SECRET WAR AGAINST THE JEWS.

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Dr. Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Policy Research for Women and Families discussed the recent news that despite promises of politicians, the federal government is depleting the social security surplus. Zuckerman discussed the future of social security, proposals for partial privatization and the impact of tax cuts on the solvency of the nation's retirement insurance program.

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Interview with Chris Hellman, senior policy analyst at the Center for Defense Information. Hellman discussed the proposal to increase spending for an anti-missile shield, the recent reports of the disappearance of 50 Billion dollars in Pentagon purchases, and the scandal involving use of Pentagon-issued credit cards to buy pet supplies, strip-club memberships, DVD players and other non-defense related items.

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The Hillsborough County Commission has cut the sales tax which funds the county's innovative health care program for the working poor. Because the tax was lowered from one half to one quarter cent backers say the level of health care is in danger of being cut. Dena Gross Leavengood, the immediate past president of the Hillsbrough County League of Women Voters, Mary Ellen Gillette of the Health Care Advisory Board, and Leo Matti of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

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