News & Public Affairs08/16/04
The New York Times reported today that elderly black people in Orlando have been interrogated by police over the past few weeks. Law enforcement officials will say no more than the interviews are part of an investigation of voter fraudâ€”many of those being interviewed by police voted by absentee ballot. Many citizens are scared that they may be doing something illegal, either by voting absentee, or by being a part of the Orlando League of voters, a group of citizens which has been con...Be the first to comment
Interview with Larry Spaulding of the Florida ACLUBe the first to comment
Interview with Captain Wayne Genthner of SarasotaBe the first to comment
USF Psychology professor Carnot Nelson studied evacuation behavior during the last big Hurricane threat in the Tampa Bay Area - Hurricane Elena back in 1985â€¦.WMNF spoke to him today, and asked him what he learned then - and how it has parelles With whatâ€™s happening.
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That was USF Psychology Professor Carnot Nelson, who studied the evacuation behavior of people in the Tampa Bay Area was dealing with the last Hurricane Threat -...Be the first to comment
Two years ago, University of Miami Professor Eugene Provenzo co-authored with his wife, Asterie, the book â€œIn the Eye of Hurricane Andrewâ€?, a comprehensive oral history done with the collaboration of students participating in the Hurricane Andrew Oral History Research Project.
Professor Provenzo and his wife, Asterie spoke to WMNF today about what the Miami Area went through during - And after - Hurricane Andrew, which devasted the area,
Forty-three deaths were blamed on An...Be the first to comment
INTRO: In the past, the Cuban vote in Florida has historically gone to hard line Republicans who have been tough on Fidel Castroâ€™s regime. At the same time, Floridaâ€™s Cuban population have annually ferried money and medicines to their families on the island. But now, President Bush has aligned himself with a faction in the Cuban-American community who are willing to sacrifice their families back home in order to send Fidel a message. WMNFâ€™s Mark Antokas has the story. ...Be the first to comment
This afternoon in Tampa, Florida's U.S. Senators, Democrats Bob Graham & Bill Nelson, held a joint news conference where they announced that the 3 major Democrats running to replace Senator Graham had signed a pledge agreeing NOT to engage in a campaign that will disparage the character or public service of the other candidate.
This is the third time that Graham, retiring from the Senate, has taken on a peacemaking role in the high-stakes race to replace him. In the two previous inst...Be the first to comment
47 year old Peter Deutsch has served in Congress for 12 years, and is running for the Democratic Nomination for U .S. Senate.
Today Deutsch visited WMNF's studios. We began our interview by asking him
If he had signed the Non-Agressision Pact proffered by Senators Graham and Nelson
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That's South Florida Democratic Congressman Peter Deutsch, running for the Democratic nomination for U.S.Senate. The Evening News has previously interviewed...Be the first to comment
Last night at the Tampa port authority, Candidates running for the Hillsborough County commission, Fl Legislature, and Congress participated in a forum that focused on transportation issues affecting the Tampa bay area.WMNFâ€™s Lance Robson reports:
The event was sponsored by HAFIT, Hillsborough County advocates for improved transit, a not-for-profit corporation whose goal is to inform the public, and especially our elected officials, of the need for significant improvements in...Be the first to comment
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader is holding a rally in Tampa tonight, and earlier today he made a call for Floridaâ€™s voters to demand a transparent electoral system, including a paper trail for electronic voting machines. WMNFâ€™s Andrew Stelzer has more.
ACT â€œI'm offering my campaign as a vehicle for poll watchers. They can be credentialed. This is an offer to citizens across the country.
Nader said the US could easily adopt a ...Be the first to comment