News & Public Affairs06/09/05
Our guest Linda Young is director of the Clean Water Network, Southeast. She says that three belching North Florida paper mills are going to be allowed to pipe their wastes to larger water bodies where people fish and swim, just because the companies claim that they can't meet water quality standards on the smaller rivers and creeks that they have already polluted and killed.
Young adds, "For years, the EPA has opposed the absurd idea that "dilution is the solution to pollution." The whole...Be the first to comment
Today at the St Pete Tiger Bay club meeting on Snell Isle, St Pete NAACP president Daryl Rousson spoke about his brushes with the law, and came public about a proposal to have South St Petersburg become its own city, succeeding from St Petersburg. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report.
ACT-Rousson Ã¢â¬ÅI am an angry black man on probationÃ¢â¬Â¦
St Petersburg NAACP chief Darryl Rousson open his speech by talking about an incident last year ...Be the first to comment
In St Pete, the controversy stemming from the Pinellas county sheriffs killing of Jarrell Walker, an unarmed 19 year old black man continues. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.
ACT-brewer Ã¢â¬ÅI wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t in Childs park I was homeÃ¢â¬Â¦
Joanne Brewer, lives in the Childs park neighborhood in South St Petersburg. In front of the St Pete police station this morning. She spoke about what happened to her on May 8th, spoke about how she was treated on May 8th, when c...Be the first to comment
In may of 2002, President Bush announced the administration's plans to acquire the mineral rights for land located in the Florida Everglades - from the Collier Resources Company. Governor Bush was on hand for the announcement, and he used it during his campaign to drag about how he was protecting FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s environment. But now the Interior Department's top investigator has issued a report saying that the government was trying to pay tens of millions of dollars more than the mineral ri...Be the first to comment
A local group of activists is planning a protest tomorrow (June 9th; 4:30PM) at Media General/Channel 8/Tampa Tribune to demand coverage of the Downing Street Memo. That memo was written in 2002 by an aide to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In it the aide writes that the intelligence was being "fixed" to make the case for going to war in Iraq. Our guest was an organizer of the protest, Michelle Kenoyer. She says the media needs to cover the issue so the question of the Bush administration'...Be the first to comment
In a 6-3 decision, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that those who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating Federal drug laws, overriding medical marijuana statutes in 10 states.
Some medicinal marijuana advocates say the ruling is not as bleak as it sounded when the CourtÃ¢â¬â¢s verdict came town. They take solace in Justice John Paul Stevens closing statement of his opinion, in which he wrote that the democratic proc...Be the first to comment
the Election Reform Coalition of Pinellas County has just issued a report on how to improve the county's election system. The coalition held two public hearings that were attended by hundreds of people. Our guests: Arlin Briley (Vice chair of the Pinellas Democratic Party), Mike Henkel (Co-Chair Green Party of Pinellas County), Leonard Schmiege (Citizen's Vote Verification Group), and Michael Gilson (Chair Libertarian Party of Pinellas County). Among the recommendations: implement a voter ver...Be the first to comment
This week some of President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s most controversial Judicial nominees are expected to be confirmed to the Bench Ã¢â¬â after 14 Senators 2 weeks ago negotiated an impasse to what had been termed a possible Ã¢â¬ÅNuclear OptionÃ¢â¬?Ã¢â¬Â¦
Senate Democrats agreed to allow for an up and down vote for Justices Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown, and William Pryor.
Today, a coalition of groups, including leading Gay organizations, lambasted the selection of Pryor ...Be the first to comment
Friends and families of a 33 year old Black man who fatally shot last month by 2 Tampa Police Department officers held a Candlelight Vigil for him last night in West Tampa.
About 50 people showed at Freedom Park to pay tribute to Musa Yazid, formerly known as Gregory Sanderson.Ã¢â¬Â¦.
Yazid was pulled over on May 19th for a traffic violationÃ¢â¬Â¦But things went horribly wrong shortly after that..Tampa Police say that Yazid gave them a false name, although his mother says he had...Be the first to comment
On the eve of Pearl Harbor Florida was the smallest state (population wise) in the South. Today it is a megastate, the fourth largest in the nation. In his latest book Mormino explores how Disney, Social Security, slick developers, air conditioning and DDT contributed to Florida's modern growth boom. Mormino discussed with WMNF the impact of such things as the Cuban Revolution and creative newspapermen made Florida a magnet for immigration. He also described how the environmnet was pushed to ...Be the first to comment