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Tampa activists upset after no indictment of Ferguson cop listen

11/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Ferguson, Raices en Tampa, Laila Abdelaziz, Marisol Marquez, Dezeray Lyn, SDS, USF, Tampa, police


On Tuesday, the day after the St. Louis County grand jury handed down its decision it would not indict the white Ferguson police officer for the shooting of an unarmed black teen, there were demonstrations in St. Petersburg and in Tampa.

About twenty people braved the rain outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse in downtown Tampa Tuesday morning for a Ferguson Solidarity rally.

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Uhurus protest in St. Pete over no indictment for Ferguson officer listen

11/25/14 Samuel Johnson and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Ferguson, Mike Brown, Uhurus, Omali Yeshitela


At noon Tuesday in St. Petersburg, about 100 protesters and onlookers voiced their outrage in the Missouri grand jury's decision Monday not to indict the policeman who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager during the summer.

The police cordoned off Central Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th Street for the non-violent rally coordinated by the Uhuru movement. People of all ages and races protested and about 20 members of the Uhuru movement, mostly males, joined in the circular march at the i...

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Ft. Lauderdale hunger striker continues to protest city's ban on sharing food in parks listen

11/25/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: hunger, food not bombs, Ft. Lauderdale, Homelessness, feeding bans, sharing food


A woman in south Florida is in the 24th day of a hunger strike protesting the city of Fort Lauderdale’s ban on sharing food in public parks.

We heard briefly last week from Jillian Pim with Food Not Bombs Ft. Lauderdale, when she was about to defy the ban again.

Tuesday morning WMNF interviewed her by phone about why she was on hunger strike and learned that because there are others hunger striking in solidarity she may end her strike soon because for health reasons.

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Backyard Chickens listen

11/24/14 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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Tags: Kenny Coogan, Dacia Mitchell, Organic chicken eggs


On today’s Sustainable Living program we spent the hour talking about how we can produce our own organic, sustainably raised eggs in our backyards. Our very special guest today was Kenny Coogan, a certified bird trainer and local teacher with a BS in Animal Behavior. He also writes about his animal experiences and writes monthly about chicken issues in The Back Yard Poultry Magazine. Also, Dacia Mitchell, owner of the Main Street Homestead, an urban farm store, brought her wealth of knowled...

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Documentary fuels Tampa protest for better treatment of migrant farmworkers listen

11/24/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: farm workers, Publix, Food Chains, Student/Farmworker Alliance, tomatoes, migrant, protest, Tampa, CIW


Migrant farmers join forces with social justice advocates to demand fair wages and treatment of migrant workers. Saturday evening people protested along the sidewalk in front of a North Tampa Publix. The demonstration coincided with the national theatrical release of the documentary Food Chains. The protesters chanted and waived signs until put them down to go to the documentary screening.

There were about 30 people at the beginning of the protest but that number swelled to nearly 60 as th...

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See. Hear. Feel. An artistic response to Alzheimer's Disease. listen

Art In Your Ear
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Studio 620 hosted this multimedia show with poet Gloria Munoz, photographer Rossie Newson, and new music band La Lucha. All of the artists collaborated on works that explore the effects, and affects, of Alzheimer's Disease.

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Protests and civil disobedience expected in St. Petersburg after Ferguson grand jury announcement listen

11/21/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Ferguson, Michael Brown, Omali Yeshitela, Uhurus, St. Petersburg, Darren Wilson


When the decision of whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson comes down, there are plans for protests and civil disobedience in St. Petersburg.

On Friday WMNF interviewed Omali Yeshitela about those plans. He’s chair of the African People’s Socialist Party.

In Missouri, activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm today as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesperson for St. Louis County's top ...

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La Gaceta's Joe O'Neill on Obama's deportation plan, Bob Buckhorn, & other items listen

11/21/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday

Tags: Joe O'Neill, La Gaceta, Tampa Tribune, President Obama


Joe O'Neill is a transplanted Pennsylvanian who has been reporting in Tampa for years. Currently a columnist for La Gaceta & the Tampa Tribune, he came on the program to give his perspective on President Obama's executive order that prevents 5 million undocumented immigrants from being in danger of being deported.

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Award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein joins From A Woman's POV

11/20/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything


NAOMI KLEIN Talks with Mary Glenney

NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times and international bestseller, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies. This time she sets her sights on the climate crisis in her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. We can only hope the information in this book which goes deeply into the crisis does change e...

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Director of refugee services group discusses treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants

11/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: immigration, Cuabn immigrants, Hirma A. Ruiz


In anticipation of tonight's immigration speech by President Obama Radioactivity discusses the treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants when they come to the US with Hiram A. Ruiz Director, Refugee Services for the Department of Children and Families.

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