News & Public Affairs05/17/05
Last week, a new bill was introduced in Congress to deal with the increasing number of undocumented immigrants entering the United States. In the Tampa area, there has been a recent rise in arrests and deportations of immigrants, especially from Latin America. This morning, members of ACORN held a rally to protest the round ups and express their support for the new legislation.
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The national conference for media reform took place in St Louis this past weekend. It brought together citizens, media activists, lawmakers, and celebrities from throughout non-rightwing media, to talk about solutions to the increasing consolidation and lack of democracy of media. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there, tonight he brings us a report on how the issue of racial justice is evolving within the media reform movement.
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A panel of architects came together on Friday night to explain the importance of the Dan Kiley Park to about 50 concerned citizens. Kiley Park, also known as the NationsBank Plaza Park, occupies the space between the Tampa Museum of Art and the cylindrical NationsBank Building. It was designed by internationally known landscape architect Dan Kiley. The park opened in 1988 in conjunction with the NationsBank Building, then the NCNB Building, but it has fallen into disrepair in recent years....Be the first to comment
Lorraine Klaasen and the Soweto Groove. Lorraine Klaasen was born in South Africa, daughter of Nelson Mandela's favorite singer, Tandie Klaasen. Now based in Montreal, Lorraine has capativated jazz and African music lovers all over North America, the Caribbean and Europe. She sings in at least eight languages and twelve African dialects. Using a pan-African approach, her music is a vibrant blend from Zairean soukous to early Soweto township jive to which she adds jazz, pop, R&B and reggae....Be the first to comment
Laura Love Band. Laura's performance is exciting, uplifting and joyful and her effect on an audience is extreme. Her music is a unique ; she calls it Afro-Celtic funk, and she throws in gospel, Broadway, country and rock'n'roll and more. She is a bringing to Heatwave her five-piece band including electric bass, acoustic guitars, percussion, tongue drum and accordion, and fabulous fiddle playing by Barbara Lamb.
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INTRO: The National Association of Hispanic Journalists have in recent years, launched the Parity Project, which attempts to double the amount of Latino journalists in the Nations newsrooms by 2008. Part of the projectÃ¢â¬â¢s goal is also to increase and diversify coverage of Latino issues. Recently WMNF has reported that the Parody Project has partnered with The Tampa Tribune, in an effort to improve the Bay Area newspaperÃ¢â¬â¢s diversity in reporting. The Trib is the newest target, bu...Be the first to comment
Today Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld announced the recommendations of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, or BRAC. Mayor Pam Iorio, Congressman Jim Davis, and Al Austin held a press conference today on the fate of MacDill Air Force Base. Jen Germaine files this report.
ACT (Al Austin) Al Austin, CEO of Austin Companies is a member of the GovernorÃ¢â¬â¢s Advisory Council for BRAC, which is working to protect FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s 21 military bases and 3 unified commands. Al Aus...Be the first to comment
Earlier this week, Florida State Attorney general Charlie Crist was the first Republican to declare his intention to run for Governor in 2006. Today, Crist spoke at a luncheon for the Tampa Area Police Chiefs at the embassy suites on the USF campus. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
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Legal Advocates say that one of the major casualties of the just completed Legislative session in Tallahassee was the failure to compensate Wilton Dedge, a man who was falsely imprisoned for 22 years for a rape he did not commit. TheyÃ¢â¬â¢re also upset that the state did not extend an October 1st deadline for DNA testing that could potentially free other innocent people from prison. Jenny Greenberg is the director of the Florida Innocence Initiative in Tallahassee. On a shoe string budg...Be the first to comment
Lane asserts that this form of public notice might aid in bringing everyone into compliance with code enforcement.
Ã¢â¬ÅOne can see what that case was about, the disposition of the case, and what the person - the violator - has to do in order to come into compliance. We have a 90% compliance rate but we have 10% of the population that are not complying. Those are the individuals that we are going after. Those are the individuals that the code enforcement full board will be levying fin...Be the first to comment