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PAT BEAN SAYS COUNTY IS IN CHARGE IN EMERGENCY-Andrew Selzer

09/13/05

Hillsborough county administrator Pat bean called a press conference this afternoon to let the public know that thin the case of an emergency, its the county, not the city of Tampa, that is in charge. The move may exacerbate tensions between Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and county officials, as the mayor was scheduled to meet with Bean twice over the past week and that meeting has been cancelled both times. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

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FLORIDA MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE-Andrew Stelzer

09/12/05

This past April, more than 2,500 people gathered in St Louis for the national conference for media reform. Some Floridians at that conference held a Florida caucus, and decided that they needed to organize on a statewide level. The result of that meeting was a 2 day media reform conference held this past weekend in Tampa. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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Mississippi Woman says Victims in her area overlooked - By Mitch E.Perry

09/12/05

Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast 2 weeks ago (Monday), and the stories continue….The devastating of New Orleans, a city of 500,000 now virtually extinct except for law enforcement and other public officials, has received the dominant amount of news coverage.

Some believe that the damage done to Mississippi has been ignored by the mass media.

Tina How lives in Biloxi, Misssissippi…After sleeping on her front lawn for days after Katrina hit, her daughter ca...

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Security Expert says America Not prepared to protect the Country-By Mitch E. Perry

09/12/05

Stephen Flynn, author of “America, the Vulnerable

Yesterday was the 4th – and quietest – anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C.

Since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast 2 weeks ago, and the tardy Federal Response, many have wondered how good are Homeland Security Department really is, if we couldn’t react quicker to a natural disaster that was known days in advance.

Stephen Flynn is forme...

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INTERVIEW WITH CONNIE JACKSON OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. Mark Antokas

09/12/05

INTRO: With so many competing organizations scrambling to accept aid to those helpless against Katrina’s fury on the Gulf Coast, it is not unusual for some organizations to have a conflict in exactly how to help those in need. In a story brought to you last Friday on the Holy Ground homeless shelter, owner founder Lisa Barabas-Henry had some scathing remarks regarding the American Red Cross. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more.

SCRIPT: The HolyGround Homeless Shelter in Hudson, run ...

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CSI'S EFFECT ON NEWS MEDIA-Andrew Stelzer

09/12/05

The National Institute of Justice is holding an conference on Science, Technology and the Law at the Renaissance Vinoy hotel in St Petersburg this week. Today, about 100 people spent their lunchtime at a panel discussion regarding “ THE 'CSI EFFECT' AND THE IMPACT OF NEWS COVERAGE ON HIGH PROFILE CASES. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular CBS television series about a team of forensic scientists investigating mysterious and unusual deaths in Las Vegas, Nevada. WMNFs Andrew St...

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ACORN Responds to Hurricane Katrina - by Emily Reddy

09/12/05

This Saturday ACORN held a town hall meeting in response to hurricane Katrina at the All Nations Outreach Center in Tampa. ACORN is a community organization which fights for social and economic justice and which has its national headquarters in New Orleans. About 30 community members came together to discuss what could be done to help Katrina survivors and how they think we should handle a similar disaster in the Tampa Bay area. WMNF's Emily Reddy has more.

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VETERANS FOR PEACE GOES TO SCHOOL, OR TRIES TO -By Mitch E. Perry

09/10/05

This morning, members of the group Veterans For Peace distributed literature about military recruiters at Dixie Hollins High School in the Pinellas County town of Kenneth City. The appearance was the 4th at Pinellas County Schools -that is, distributing literature against the military – but ideally, members of the group would prefer to address students like the military is allowed to do. Dwight Lawton is from the Group Veterans for Peace in Tampa Bay.(roll tape#1 o.q.�and tho...

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“Bring Them Home Now Tour� - Ann Wright with Mary Glenney, WS

09/10/05

Ann Wright. We continue our coverage of Cindy Sheehan and her attempts to get answers from “W�. Ann has been running the operation of Camp Casey in Crawford and now is traveling with the “Bring Them Home Tour.� The bus tour will end in Washington for the antiwar demonstration September 24. They have been in Tallahassee and Gainesville, Florida this week, and are heading for Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia.. Ann Wright spent 26 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. ...

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Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, The Nation with Mary Glenney, Women's Show

09/10/05

Katrina vanden Heuvel – View of Hurricane Katrina

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor, The Nation. Katrina vanden Heuvel will share her view of the hurricane disaster. She said, “Like all Americans, I was horrified watching pictures of the destruction wrought by the hurricane. And like others who share the name Katrina, I found it eerie hearing and reading my name all over the news. But when Fox started calling the storm Killer Katrina, I prayed some right-wing idiot wouldn't st...

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