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Al-Arian trial, FBI Agent, WISE Secretary, Mark Orr - by Lance Robson

06/13/05

The second week of the trial against Dr Sami Al-Arian opened with testimony from a former CIA agent. Manuel Perez worked with the FBI in Tampa from ’78 -2000, and interviewed Al-Arian on at least four separate occasions between 1991 & 1992. The FBI agent also stated that he believed Al-Arain was not completely candid with him during the casual interviews and said that he believed the former USF professor was an active member of the PIJ, but failed to provide reasoning for this judgm...

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Tommy Franks Protest - by Emily Reddy

06/13/05

On Saturday, protestors from St. Pete for Peace held signs calling retired General Tommy Franks a war criminal, a butcher, and a war profiteer. The protestors gathered in front of Sam's Club in Clearwater where the former Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command and orchestrator of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, was doing a book signing for his book American Soldier. A couple of the protestors waited in the book signing line for the chance to confront General Franks. WMNF...

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Contemporary Issues Confronting African American and General Communities

06/12/05

Rev. Charles McKenzie of Sarasota Guest-Host

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NWSA, DR. JILL SCHNEIDERMAN, VASSAR - FEMINISM and GEOLOGY - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/11/05

Jill Schneiderman, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Geology and Geography at Vassar, editor of "The Earth Around Us: Maintaining a Livable Planet." This book was named one of the most important and thought-provoking science books of the year 2000by Discover magazine. She has published extensively on environmental issues, water resources, feminism and the history of science.

Dr. Schneiderman talked about feminist aspects of environmentalism, including the current tropical s...

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Winona LaDuke

06/11/05

Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg and is the mother of three children. She is the Program Director of Honor the Earth and the Founding Director of White Earth Land Recovery Project.

In 1989, LaDuke received the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which, in part, she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project. In 1994, she was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of ...

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Katherine Harris announcement not universally supported by state GOP-Mitch Perry

06/10/05

The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported today that not everybody in the Florida Republican Party is convinced that Katherine Harris will be the only candidate to run for the GOP Senate nomination next year.

On Tuesday, Harris announced that – after much speculation- she would in fact, run for the U.S. Senate against Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson.

Unlike the race for Governor to succeed Jeb Bush, no other prominent Republicans had entered the race yet – waitin...

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SURVAILLANCE OF ACTIVISTS IN BREVARD COUNTY-Andrew Stelzer

06/10/05

Revelations that the Brevard county Sheriffs department, and the Melbourne police department were keeping records of peaceful political protestors have forced changes for the police, but community members are still wondering which agencies now have information about them. The surveillance was first discovered in January, when Jeff Nall, an organizer for a group called Patriots for peace organized an protest in the city of Melbourne on the day of president bush’s inauguration.

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City Council Honors Hyde Park Activist/WMNF Programmer- Mitch Perry

06/09/05

Today the Tampa City Council awarded a commendation to Hyde Park Activist and long time WMNF programmer Jeannie Holton Carufel this morning.

Jeanie Holton currently hosts the Saturday morning Folk Show ….Over the years, she has also hosted the Women’s Show, and the Bluegrass Hour.

But she will no longer be appearing before the Council, because after decades of living in South Tampa, she’s moving into Keystone, in Hillsborough County.

Upon learn...

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PAPER PLANTS TO USE GULF OF MEXICO AND OTHER WATER BODIES AS SEWER?

06/09/05

Our guest Linda Young is director of the Clean Water Network, Southeast. She says that three belching North Florida paper mills are going to be allowed to pipe their wastes to larger water bodies where people fish and swim, just because the companies claim that they can't meet water quality standards on the smaller rivers and creeks that they have already polluted and killed.

Young adds, "For years, the EPA has opposed the absurd idea that "dilution is the solution to pollution." The whole...

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DARYL ROUSSON CALLS FOR SOUTH ST PETE TO SUCEED-Andrew Stelzer

06/09/05

Today at the St Pete Tiger Bay club meeting on Snell Isle, St Pete NAACP president Daryl Rousson spoke about his brushes with the law, and came public about a proposal to have South St Petersburg become its own city, succeeding from St Petersburg. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report.

ACT-Rousson “I am an angry black man on probation…

St Petersburg NAACP chief Darryl Rousson open his speech by talking about an incident last year ...

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