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CONSUMERS FACE THE SPIRALING COST OF GASOLINE

08/23/05

Our guest Tyson Slocum is the research director at Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment program. He says "Since Bush became president, the largest five oil companies operating in the U.S. -- ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, ConocoPhillips, BP and Shell -- have enjoyed profits of $254 billion, with ExxonMobil leading the way with profits of $89 billion. "Clearly, there is a direct correlation between record prices paid by consumers and record profits enjoyed by oil companies. F...

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Drive To Re-District Legislative Districts in Doubt- By Mitch E. Perry

08/23/05

The drive to rid the state Legislature from having the authority to draw up political districts and give it to an independent commission has suffered perhaps a grievous blow. One of the 3 proposals that supporters have been trying to gain enough petitions for has too many words in it.

Under state law, ballot language for citizen initiatives to amend Florida's Constitution can NOT exceed 75 words. The petition in question, one of three the Campaign for Fair Elections is trying...

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WOMEN QUESTION JOHN ROBERTS RECORD-Andrew Stelzer

08/23/05

With senate hearings on supreme court nominee John Roberts only a few weeks away, widespread opposition to Roberts being appointed the next justice has not yet surfaced. What has been more apparent are groups calling for a thorough questioning of Roberts record, and his stances on some of the more controversial issues which he may face on the court. Today a coalition of women’s advocacy organization held a conference call with reporters to voice their concerns about John Roberts and ...

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BEST HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION -by Mitch E. Perry

08/22/05

INTRO: Tomorrow (Tuesday) night, the group BEST – Built Environment for Sustainable Tampa, will be hosting a panel discussion on sustainable neighborhoods and affordable housing at the Tampa Convention Center.

BEST represents a community of individuals, organizations and busineses who work, live in and around the downtown Tampa area. Kimberly Finn is the co-founder of BEST. She says her group is looking at sustainability from an economic, social and environmental level (rol...

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SAMI AL ARIAN TRIAL-AUGUST 22ND 2005-Andrew Stelzer

08/22/05

At the trial of Sami Al Arian and 3 co-defendants accused of aiding Palestinian terrorist groups, jurors sat through yet another day of government prosecutors reading off transcriptions of secretly taped phone conversations. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was at the federal courthouse in Downtown Tampa, and filed this report.

The transcripts of the phone calls had already been entered into evidence, but today prosecutors read many of them aloud, and FBI agent Kerry Myers was asked the occasio...

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BRUCE LIPTON ON THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF

08/22/05

Author of the BIOLOGY OF BELIEF. A groundbreaking work in the field of New Biology. Author Dr. Bruce Lipton is a former medical school professor (University of Wisconsin) and research scientist (Stanford University School of Medicine).His experiments, examining in great detail the molecular mechanisms by which cells process information, have revealed that genes do not in fact control our behavior, instead, genes are turned on and off by influences outside the cell.

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Sunday Forum - Blacks and Political Parties

08/21/05

Sunday Forum host, Otis Anthony, leads discussion with Jorgie Franks and Andi Harris. Also, speaks with Joe Robinson on Republican Party initiatives.

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Sunday Simcha - Gaza Disengagement Discussion

08/21/05

Sunday Simcha host, Jack Steeley, leads discussion on the Gaza disengagement. Dr. Yitschale Ben Gad, Consul General of Israel to Florida & Puerto Rico, discusses the Israeli disengagement from Gaza and other Israeli-Palestinian relations.

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Sarasota Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Magida Diouri, Artistic Director - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

08/20/05

Magida Diouri, Artistic Director, Sarasota Film Society. Explore the Sarasota 2005 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival with films set in Argentina, Japan, Germany, Spain, Canada and the U.S. Magida has chosen a line-up that celebrates not only the diversity of the community, but also that of the human family -- and many of the films will also make you laugh. The proceeds from the opening night party will benefit ALSO Out Youth, an organization dedicated to providing support services to GLBT teen...

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POV films - Megan Carvell Davis, Mary Etta Davis, Melba Williams - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

08/20/05

"POV Continues Their 2005 Series with “Hardwood�

Megan Carvell Davis and Mary Etta Davis, wives of Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. “Hardwood� is, first and foremost, the personal journey of director Hubert Davis. He sets out to find out why his father, Mel Davis, made the decisions that so shaped Hubert’s own life. And Hubert knows exactly whom to ask – Megan, his white mother, who fell in love with Davis in the 1960s, when racism seemed to make a marr...

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