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Eliot Steele reviews book, Paradox of Loyalty by Julianne Malvoe--Empowerment Hour w/Eliot Steele and guest host Mr. Rhone Frazier

07/17/05

Eliot and Rhone review her book and welcome call-in from the community.

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"THE BROOKLYN CONNECTION" -KLAARTJE QUIRIJNS, Director/Producer, STACY SULLIVAN, writer - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

07/16/05

Mary talked with Klaartje and Stacy about this amazing story - Florin Krasniqi's journey to the US and his journey to gun runner and supporting Kosovo in its struggle against the Serbs.

Originally from the Netherlands, where she worked as a documentary director and producer, Klaartje Quirijns is currently based in New York. Can an individual in Brooklyn finance and arm a guerilla war in Kosovo? As Mary discussed with Klaartje and Stacy, the answer is amazingly "yes." This superb film w...

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"WHEN ARAB VOICES SPEAK," SAMAR JARRAH - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

07/16/05

Samar talked with Mary about her experiences as an Arab Muslim and an American. They talked about the attitudes to Arabs today -- and to the knowledge that the 12 Arabs that Samar interviewed in her book have of Americans and of the world. Samar Dahmash-Jarrah is the author of "Arab Voices Speak." Samar had collected questions from American people and posed them to the people she interviewed. Overwhelmingly the people interviewed differentiated between the American people and the US gover...

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SARA PARETSKY, author - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

07/16/05

Paretsky’s 12th VI mystery is Fire Sale (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), released earlier this month. Cajoled back to coach her old basketball team by her beloved, dying coach, VI is quickly enmeshed in suspicious fires, unexpected deaths and generalized mayhem – all enmeshed in the web of globalism that is reducing the old south side neighborhood to despair and poverty as represented by an omniscient discount store chain – one that bears more than a passing resemblance to ...

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PUBLIC MEETING ON NEW ARTS MUSEUM SITE -- Jen Germaine

07/15/05

After the plans to build the new Vinoly designed Arts Museum on the riverfront in Tampa fell apart earlier this year, the city hired a consultant to review three possible sites for the new museum. Mayor Pam Iorio has been pushing for the new museum to be built using the historical Federal Courthouse in Florida Ave. Other sites studied included lands on Ashley and Zach, and Ashley and Twiggs. Last night at the Tampa Convention Center about 200 people turned out to ask questions and comment ...

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EVENTS FOR TOMMY LASKAS - BY MITCH PERRY

07/15/05

Last month, a tragedy took place in Ybor City, when a fight broke out at a hard rock concert held at the Masquerade Night Club….

29 year old Seminole Heights resident Tommy Laskas tried to break up a fight between 2 women up front as the band Corrosion of Conformity performed….

But as Laskas attempted to be a peacemaker, a man, later identified as Michael John Pyne, stabbed Laskas several times in the upper body with a type of pocket knife…He then ...

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FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT ASKS FOR RATE INCREASE-Andrew Stelzer

07/14/05

Florida Power and light has requested permission from the public service commission to increase its electricity rates. The increase would cost each customer approximately 3 to 4 dollars per month. Several hearings have been held throughout the state, where Florida Power and Light begins by presenting its case for rate increase which would bring them 430 million dollars more every year. Today at the county administration building in Sarasota, the Public Service Commission, or PSC, heard fro...

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FORMER CIA AGENT LARRY JOHNSON ON ROVE CONTROVERSY

07/14/05

This week the questions regarding how the name of CIA agent Valerie Plame was made public have dominated the media. Plame, the wife of former ambassador Joseph Wilson, was outed by columnist Robert Novak. Some Bush administration critics think the outing was both illegal and in retaliation for an op-ed piece written by Wilson suggesting President Bush made untruthful statements about uranium and Iraq during his 2003 State of the Union speech. In the growing controversy the Republican National...

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Hillsborough County Democratic Party Chair accused of financial irregularities- by MITCH PERRY

07/13/05

The Hillsborough County Democratic Party, which has struggled in recent years due to the growth in the outlying areas of the County which has voted more conservative in recent years, is also facing internal battles.

Late last week, the Vice Chair of the Hillsborough County Democratic Executive Committee, Bob Keenan, wrote a letter to the new State Party Chair, Karen Thurman, outlining a series of criticisms against the DEC Chair, Janee Murphy.

WMNF contacted State Cha...

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CONSTIITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ALLOW STUDNETS TO BREAK UP SCHOOL DISTRICTS-Andrew Stelzer

07/13/05

A Delray beach state representative is pushing for a constitutional amendment which would allow voters to split up county-wide school districts, and create smaller districts. Representative Adam Hasner says that Florida has 7 of the 20 largest school districts in the country, and its not working out for the people.

ACT-hasner “in some case here in south Florida was have 180, …and its just too large, parents don’t have the ability to have local control..�

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