News & Public Affairs09/07/05
Several members of the St Petersburg city council are calling for a meeting of the whole, to evaluate the evacuation and rescue plans that are in place for the city and improve them using the lessons of Katrina. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.
ACT--Kriseman Ã¢â¬Åif we have learned anything its that we cant rely on the state and federal government..Ã¢â¬?
Rick Kriseman is the chair of the St Petersburg city council.
Ã¢â¬Ålike most of the city...Be the first to comment
Last month WMNF reported on a decision by the Hillsborough county commission to not fund the Source teen theatre, a peer education program run by Planned parenthood. The issue will be discussed again at tomorrows county commission meeting. This afternoon, the Source teen theatre invited the media to learn about the program in an effort to educate the public about what they say is an important tool for preventing pregnancy which had is budget line unfairly cut. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports....Be the first to comment
St Pete city council woman Virginia Litrell said she estimates a couple of hundred Katrina evacuees are now in St Petersburg, and that the city is trying to figure out how to absorb them (roll tape#1 o.q. Ã¢â¬Åon a daily basisÃ¢â¬?)
Perhaps one local organization that might be able to help those newcomers to the Bay area find housing is the Florida Fair Trade Coalition, based in St. Petersburg.
Eric Rubin is state director of the Florida Fair Trade Coalition(roll ...Be the first to comment
There are many events nationally and locally taking place to benefit the evacuees of New Orleans, and other parts of the Gulf Coast.
This Sunday afternoon, in Ybor City, there will be an eventÃ¢â¬Â¦..Patti White is a local Tampa businessowner (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?buffet upstairsÃ¢â¬?)
Patti White says she knows so many people who have wanted to help out since the devastating Category 4 Hurricane hit just east of New Orleans over a week ago, damaging parts of Mississippi a...Be the first to comment
As hundreds of millions of dollars are flowing into charities offering food, clothes and shelter, one New Orleans based group called the New Orleans network is gearing their fundraising efforts towards reconnecting the communities of one of the most unique cities in the world, and protecting the peoples interests before the reconstruction of new Orleans begins without them. Shauna Sassoon is a New Orleans residents who is now staying in Houston, she is also with the League of Independent vot...Be the first to comment
By the end of last week, accusations of racism, classism, and poor planning were being launched at the Bush administration in the wake of the tremendous loss and life and suffering following hurricane Katrina. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer spoke to some people in West Tampa over the weekend, to get their ideas about the flood relief efforts, and why they were so slow.
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One of the local donation collection sites in St Petersburg has a caravan of aid leaving for Mississippi and Louisiana tonight at 8pm. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s been organized by a coalition of progressive local organizations, including St Pete for peace, the green party, and food not bombs, it will leave from the solid rock Christian church at 4128 28th st North in St Petersburg. Reverend Bruce Wright works with refuge ministries solid rock church.
That was Reverend Bru...Be the first to comment
Ã¢â¬ÅBring Them Home Now TourÃ¢â¬?
Ann Wright. We continue our coverage of Cindy Sheehan and her attempts to get answers from Ã¢â¬ÅWÃ¢â¬?. Ann has been running the operation of Camp Casey in Crawford and now is traveling with the Ã¢â¬ÅBring Them Home Tour.Ã¢â¬? The bus tour will end in Washington for the antiwar demonstration September 24. There will be one stop in Florida Ã¢â¬â Tallahassee, September 6-8. Ann Wright spent 26 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. She ...Be the first to comment
John Roberts Ã¢â¬â Many Organizations Oppose His Confirmation
Crystal Lander, Campus Program Director, Feminist Majority. Crystal will talk about the opposition to the confirmation of John Roberts, particularly by young women. We will talk about the reasons for their opposition and some of the organizations that are opposing RobertsÃ¢â¬â¢ confirmation, including National Council of WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Organizations, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, National Organizati...Be the first to comment
Hurricane Katrina - Thelma Young, Lizz Straight and Kelly Love Jones with Mary Glenney, Women's Show09/03/05
Beyond Belief Ã¢â¬â New Orleans and Biloxi
Thelma Young, author of The Stories My Foremothers Told Me and Lizz Straight, poet and host of Ã¢â¬ÅPoetry IsÃ¢â¬? on WMNF. Thelma will bring us current information about the foremothers she discussed last week Ã¢â¬â their plight and that of the rest of her family during Katrina Ã¢â¬â a family that grew up and lives in Biloxi and New Orleans. The rescue after a night in the attic with water above their ankles.
Lizz will also sha...Be the first to comment