News & Public Affairs10/04/04
Texas Democratic representative Ciro Rodriguez is the Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the U.S. Congressâ€¦
Rodriguez was in Tampa over the weekend, and called WMNF from Miami this morning. We asked him if there were any issues related to Latin America that he wishes might have been discussed during last Thursdayâ€™s Presidential Debate on foreign policy (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?as it does with Latin Americaâ€?)
Back in January, President Bush outlined his p...Be the first to comment
Rallies demanding increased funding for public education were held across the country on Saturday
In Tampa's Seminole Heights district, Hillsborough County Commission candidates Bob Buckhorn and Denise Layne joined members from the School District and Teachers Union to discuss the necessity of increasing impact fees to fund vital programs that advocates say are being neglected, hurting the country's future.
Over the past decade, growth in Hillsborough County has been meteoric. But the ...Be the first to comment
Moore speaks out in Tampa for Kerry and against Ralph Nader.Be the first to comment
INTRO: The Hispanic community in Florida has grown by almost half a million people since the 2000 election. That is seventeen percent of the Nationâ€™s eligible voters. While the well to do Cuban population on the east coast of Florida has in the recent past dominated the political dialog, Working class and farm working Non-Cuban populations through out the state have other needs. Recently, WMNFâ€™s Mark Antokas spoke with a preist in Dade City who works with those in the poorer Lat...Be the first to comment
LEDE: This week, The Census Bureau announced that Florida now has the second highest Hispanic population of any state, behind only New York. Last nights presidential debate was held in Miami Dade County, which now has the highest Latino population percentage wise in the entire United States. But in an hour and a half discussion on foreign policy, no Latin American country was mentioned even once; and particularly disappointing to many Floridians was the lack of discussion of Cuba. From WM...Be the first to comment
Arrin Hawkins is the vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. Sheâ€™s campaigning in Florida this week. WMNF news spoke to Ms Hawkins in our studios earlier today, Ms Hawkins about we began by asking her to talk about the Socialist workers party, and what it stands for.
That was Arrin Hawkins, Vice presidential candidate for the socialist workers party. For more information on the partyâ€™s platform, log on to www.themilitant.comBe the first to comment
Betty castor, the democratic nominee running for Floridaâ€™s open Senate seat, received an endorsement today from the Tampa Association of Black Law Enforcement officers
ACT--Castor â€œLocal law enforcement should playa central role ingathering intelligence and terrorism, International union of police associations, and the firefighters of Florida have also both endorsed Betty Castor.
ACT I understand that police officers should be a central part of our terrori...Be the first to comment
Voters who watched the policy-driven debate were impressed by Kerry, according to three post-debate polls - - by ABC News, CBS News and CNN-USA Today â€“ Gallup. The senatorâ€™s campaign prepared a TV ad that featured newspaper headlines from Friday praising his performance, and the Democratic National Committee rolled out a Web video showing clips of Bush appearing frustrated during the debate.
Today, Kerry spoke at the University of South Florida. WMNFâ€™s Grace Santos...Be the first to comment
Today WMNF spoke to Florida Congressman Robert Wexler about tonightâ€™s presidential debates, we began by asking him about the criticisms of the structure of the debate, a 32 page contract sets out hundreds of rules and regulations, including the fact that the candidates cant speak to each otherâ€”We asked Wexler----with all of these rules, will Americans really be able to learn anything about either of the two men running for President?
WEXLER ON DEBATEBe the first to comment
Ralph nader, the Reform party candidate for president, spoke last night to about 200 people at the centro asturiano in ybor City about the destructive and undemocratic nature of corporations who control Americas politicians through campaign contributions and the lack of effective regulation. Ralph nader said the goal of his campaign is not necessarily to get him elected, but to alter the direction of the country. ACT â€˜were all prisoners.. we have to vote for candidates who lay the g...Be the first to comment