News & Public Affairs

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Interview with people who believe that marijuana should be decriminalized. Mike Palmieri, FORML- Florida Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws forml_2000@yahoo.com , Darrell McCormick- candidate for U.S Senate (No Party Affiliation) 352-336-9114, Bob Quayle- Pinellas FORML chapter, Jesse Bellamy w/ band Ellston Gunn, and Jeffrey Brown who (for religious reasons) believes he has the right to smoke pot. They discussed the upcoming Hemp festival in Zephyrhills.

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Interview with Florida Common Cause Executive Director Ben Wilcox on efforts to achieve campaign finance reform in Florida and the "People Over Politics" campaign to take politics out of redistricting.

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Interview with Dr. John Lee, author of "Natural Progesterone", "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause", and "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Pre-Menopause". Lee discussed the benefits of natural progesterone therapy and the problems caused by synthetic hormone therapy and estrogen dominance.

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Patrick Manteiga, editor and publisher of Tampa's 78 year old English-Spanish_Italian newspaper LA GACETA. Manteiga discussed the history of Tampa's Latino community, the newspaper's history, Florida politics and the Tampa Sports authority of which he is a member.

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Karl Grossman, journalism professor at SUNY/Old Westbury and Bruce Gagnon, founder of the Global Network Against Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space on the plans by U.S. government to introduce WEAPONSinto space.

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Interview with Ed Vulliamy, U.S. Bureau Chief for the LONDON OBSERVERnewspaper 2000 article describing plans by the U.S. government to unleash a potentially lethal herbicide across Colombia to eradicate coca plants. The herbicide is Fusarium EN-4 which some scientists say could harm people and legitimate crops.

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Sandy Oestreich, president of Pinellas.O.W. on the Bay Care Health System hospital alliance. She's a critic of the alliance in which several Catholic and secular hospitals merged, resulting in the imposition of Catholic directives on the secular hospitals.

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Mark Plotkin, an ethnobotanist, on his new book "Medicine Quest", a discussion of the importance of preserving the rainforest environment and primitive cultures as a way of saving preserving rare plants and animals and possible cures for disease.

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Len Kaminsky of the South Florida Committee Against the Death Penalty on the pending executions of two people on Florida's death row.

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Increased Military Aid to Columbia?

The Clinton administration and U.S. Senator Bob Graham are calling for an additional 1.6 billion dollars in aid to Colombia. USF adjunct professor Dennis Hans has written about the subject for many publications and he discussed the pros and cons today.

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