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40TH STREET RESURFACING BEGINS - Mitch Perry

12/07/04

For over 4 decades, residents of the East Tampa area around 40th street have been complaining to local leaders to help improve conditions along the major thoroughfare.

Today (Tuesday) The beginning of a one section of a Federal, State, County and City project to enhance the 40th street Corridor began, with groundbreaking ceremonies on one segment of the $70 million dollar multi layered project.

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio says that 40th Street is her top transportation project. ...

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NEW SITE FOR TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER-Andrew Stelzer

12/06/04

The Tampa bay history center will soon have a new home. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has more.

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Currently the Tampa bay History center sits on South Franklin Street, in the shadow in a freeway overpass. But today city and county officials signed an interlocal land agreement to for a new site for the center, along the Hillsborough River in Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park.

ACT-Iorio “I don’t think any community can be great unless it understands its hist...

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ELECTION PROTECTION SNAPSHOT REPORT-Andrew Stelzer

12/06/04

On November 2nd, the Election Protection hotline received over 100,000 phone calls from voters who needed help in regard to voting—everything from information about where they were registered, to complaints about long lines or no paper receipts. About 40,000 of these, after review, have been classified as complaints. Now, in an effort to fix some of these problems with the country’s elections process, People for the American way has compiled a database of problems recorded by ...

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BASEBALL PLAYERS TALK STEROIDS - Mitch Perry

12/06/04

America's top doctor says steroid use in Major League Baseball is a public health issue that threatens young people across the country.

 U-S Surgeon General Richard Carmona says he's worried about kids

and young athletes who idolize the superstar sluggers. If

youngsters think steroid use is acceptable, Carmona believes they

may use the drugs and put themselves at risk for things like organ

failure and cancer.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball Player’s Union ...

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AUTUMN STEPHENS,ed., Roar Softly & Carry a Great Lipstick - Mary Glenney - Women's Show

12/04/04

Interview with Autumn Stephens, editor of Roar Softly and Carry a Great Lipstick - 28 women writers on coping with - and laughing about - life, love, sex, and more. Riffs on Teodore Roosevelt's macho motto: "Walk softly and carry a big stick" - women taking on challenges in their lives. From finding love as a sigle mom to overcoming alcoholism to surviving a midlife crisis. This poignant, provocative collection of personal essays reveals how women overcome life's challenges with strength a...

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DR. GEETA RAO GUPTA, presidentt, Int'l Center for Research on Women-Mary Glenney-WS

12/04/04

Mary talks with Dr. Gupta, a leading world authority on women's role in development,an advocate for women's empowerment and women's human rights and an internationally recognized expert on HIV/AIDS. She talks about the worldwide effect of HIV/AIDS, particularly on women. Before coming to ICRS, Dr. Gupta was a researcher with Tata Institute in Bombay, India and taught at several Indian universities. She directe a ground-breaking 15-year research project for ICRW on women and AIDS. She serv...

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MARJORIE COHN, JD - Torture -War Crimes and Cover Up - Mary Glenney-Women's Show

12/04/04

Marjorie Cohn, Professor of Law J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law B.A., Stanford University, with departmental honors in Social Thought and Institutions

Professor Cohn talks about new pictures - apparently of torture - lby Navy Seals released today.
She talked about torture as an instrument of war and about Muslim attitudes to our policies. She also talked briefly about the election and the coming recount in Ohio. Professor Cohn lectures throughout the world on internatio...

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SENATOR BOB SMITH ON EVERGLADES-Andrew Stelzer

12/03/04

Bob Smith served for 6 year in the U. S. House of Representatives and 12 years in the U. S. Senate from the State of New Hampshire. He now lives in Florida, and has recently been named as the President of The Everglades Foundation, an organization trying to educate the public about the need to preserve and restore the Everglades. WMNF spoke to Smith about what Floridians need to do to protect the everglades.

BOB SMITH

That Was former New Hampshire Senator, and president of...

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SCRIPPS ISSUE - Mitch Perry

12/03/04

The Palm Beach Post reported today that Palm Beach County officials are accusing the Scripps Research Institute of being "unnecessarily confrontational" over delays in constructing its biotech headquarters, insisting that a three-month setback is the result of hurricanes and lawsuits out of the county's control.

That news comes 2 days after Hillsborough County Commissioners agreed to have Commissioner Mark Sharpe work with the County’s Economic Development Staff and the Hillsbo...

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SETH MNOOKIN PART II - Mitch Perry

12/03/04

In May of 2003, the NY Times printed a 7,000 word story about the Jayson Blair debacle……Blair was the young journalist, whose lies and plagiarizing led to a scandal that ultimately cost The Executive Editor at the NY Times, Howell Raines, and his Deputy, Gerald Boyd , their jobs.

In the final part of a 2 part interview, journalist Seth Mnookin discusses how writing about this part of the saga resembles a fictional thriller. Mnookin is the author of �Hard News: The ...

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