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Women's Show-CHRISTINE KLING, author CROSS CURRENT

10/23/04

CHRISTINE KLING, author of Cross Current, a Florida crime novel in the tradition of V.I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone. Seychelle Sullivan, a salvage tugboat captain and heroine of Christine Kling's mystery series set in South Florida. Taut, suspenseful, and filled with remarkable descriptions of Florida's many moods and guises - from million-dollar waterfront homes to haunted, backwater mangrove swamps and secret Voodoo rituals, Cross Current is alive with personalities and passion. Chri...

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Women's Show-MEDEA BENJAMIN and CINDY SHEEHAN

10/23/04

MEDEA BENJAMIN and CINDY SHEEHAN. What are women around the country doing to promote peace and justice on November 2? Join Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK; Women for Peace for a report from her recent travels throughout the United States, from the Republican National Convention protests in New York City to the most recent presidential debate in Tempe, Arizona. Medea is a leading activist in the peace movement and has supported human rights and social justice strug...

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OPPONENT CALLS FOR BUDDY JOHNSON TO RESIGN - Mitch Perry

10/22/04

Questioning whether the voters even HAVE an acceptable choice, the man seeking to replace Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson on November 2nd, Rob McKenna, today called for Johnson’s resignation, after a published report about yet another problem at the Supervisors office.

This morning the St. Petersburg Times reported about an internal report inside the Hillsborough Supervisor’s office detailing what happened after County Staff learned that 245 votes...

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CAROL BROWNER ON GLOBAL WARMING - Mitch Perry

10/22/04

Russia’s lower house of parliament was expected to vote today on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on combating global warming, putting the pact firmly on the road to realisation.

The pact needs ratification by 55 industrialised nations accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 1990. Once the protocol enters into force, industrialised countries will have until 2012 to cut their collective emissions of six key greenhouse gases to 5.2% below the 1990 level. ...

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BOB KERREY, IRAQ VET, AND 9-11 DAD SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUSH-Andrew Stelzer

10/22/04

Last night the university of Tampa democrats held a round table discussion on national security, featuring a member of the 9/11 commission, a soldier returning from Iraq and the father of a victim of the September 11th attacks. The focus of the discussion was the failure of the war in Iraq and how President bush has redirected the resources, which could have been used to protect Americans, and instead invaded Iraq without a plan.

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PROTEST ALONG BUSH'S MOTORCADE ROUTE-Andrew Stelzer

10/22/04

Moments ago, WMNF spoke to Larry Fahn, the president of the Sierra Club; he's at the protest at north 22nd and north coffee pot boulevard by the bridge to Snell island, along the path of president Bushs motorcade.

That was Larry Fahn, the president of the Sierra club, one of the protestors along the presidents motorcade route to his fundraising dinner in St Petersburg. Code Pink will be hosting a breakfast and march to the voting booth with Medea Benjamin tomorrow At Fogerty...

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LATINO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY - Mitch Perry

10/21/04

Latinos suffer from more environmental hazards than the rest of the population, but also don't get the information they need to protect themselves, a study just released says. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council notes that a large percentage of Latinos live near heavy-pollution areas, like industrial zones and agricultural operations, putting them at greater risk of asthma, cancer and other conditions. Adriana Quintero is the Director for Latino Outreach for the NRDC. (r...

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VETERAN FOR KERRY - Mitch Perry

10/21/04

In this morning’s NY Times, reporter Rick Lyman was given unrestricted access to troop members in Iraq, to discuss who they support in the Presidential Election.

He reported that some soldiers felt uncomfortable expressing criticism of their commander in chief or expressing support for John Kerry - in particular because the military is now and has been for decades, predominantly Republican.

Jon Stolz served in Kosovo and as a Captain in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom ...

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POLLS SAY FLORIDA EVENLY SPLIT IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE - Mitch Perry

10/21/04

A new poll suggests Senator Kerry has pulled even with President Bush in Florida.

The Quinnipiac University survey of 808 likely voters put Bush at 48 percent and Kerry at 47, well within the three and a-half percent margin of error.

A Quinnipiac poll two weeks ago had Bush ahead 51-to-44 percent.

Assistant poll director Clay Richards says the debates have strengthened Kerry's image in Florida, the most populous of the battleground states. Richards says for the first time, Kerry vo...

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DEBATE FOR PINELLAS COUNTY COMMISSION-Andrew Stelzer

10/21/04

There are 4 seats of the Pinellas county commission up for election this November 2nd, but 3 of them have the incumbent leading by wide margins. Commissioner Barbara Sheen Todd is stepping down, leaving the race for her at large countywide seat open for competition. The two major party candidates are Ronnie Duncan and Norm Roche, and they debated this afternoon at a meeting of the Suncoast tiger bay club in Clearwater. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.

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