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CAMPAIGN TO BAN GAY MARRIAGE IN FLORIDA IS LAUNCHED-Andrew Stelzer

02/14/05

This morning in Orlando, A coalition of community groups launched a campaign for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more.

ACT-martin “There are approximately 5 lawsuits challenging Florida's current marriage laws,

Lindsey martin is spokesperson for the Florida coalition to protect marriage, the group which will be spearheading the campaign to ban gay marriage in Florida.

ACT “..and were seeing activist jud...

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SECTION 8 CUTS BY PRESIDENT WILL HIT FLORIDA HARD-Andrew Stelzer

02/14/05

States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are scrambling in the wake of president Bush’s proposed to budget cuts to low income housing programs, especially changes to budgeting for section 8 housing, which have been a last resort for many of Florida’s poorest residents. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more

ACT-Switezer “We’ve found section 8 housing to be a useful tool…�

Mike Switezer is part of the state workforce board, and is chairman of ...

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VAGINA MONOLOGUES-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

02/12/05

ROBYN BRANCATO and MONICA HOOKS. The “Vagina Monologues� will be presented at USF Tampa for the benefit of The Spring as part of the worldwide V-day celebration to end violence against women. Performances will be February 18-20: Friday, February 18th at 7 pm in the MC Ballroom, Saturday the 19th at 7 pm and Sunday, the 20th at 1 pm in MC Room 270.

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SOCIAL SECURITY-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

02/12/05

HEATHER BOUSHEY, Ph.D, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Heather Boushey joined the Center for Economic and Pol-icy Research in 2003. Her primary areas of research are the U.S. labor markets, social policy, and work and f--amily issues. Heather will discuss the proposed changes to Social Security, particularly their impact on women. She is the author of The State of Working America 2002-3 with Larry Mishel and Jared Bernstein and Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Famili...

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CONNIE MAY FOWLER, author-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

02/12/05

CONNIE MAY FOWLER, writer. Well-known Florida writer, Connie May is the author of When Women Had Wings, Remembering Blue, and the autobiography, When Katie Wakes. In her latest novel, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Connie May continues her exploration of life and relationships set in her native north Florida. The Problem with Murmur Lee? How could a Florida woman in her mid-30s -- someone who grew up swimming, surfing and snorkeling, step off the side of a boat and drown in the same river...

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BUD CHILES FOR GOVERNOR - Mitch Perry

02/11/05

Tampa Congressman Jim Davis was not the only Democrat to declare his candidacy for Governor yesterday.

In Orlando, Lawton “Bud� Chiles the 3rd announced that he will walk throughout the state, duplicating a campaign effort made by his father, the late Governor Lawton Chiles, back in 1970.

The 51 year old Chiles has NEVER held public office. But he did make news when his father was governor. Lobbyists accused him of exploiting his father’s name to win business for his...

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FRIENDS OF THE ANCLOTE RIVER ANNOUNCE THEY WILL TAKE THE CITY OF TARPON TO COURT. Mark Antokas

02/11/05

INTRO: Just last month, and after months of positioning itself to build a super Walmart on the banks of the Anclote River, as it passes through Tarpon Springs, the Tarpon Springs City Commission gave the go-ahead to the Bentonville Arkansas retailer. Citing fears of lawsuits by Walmart, the City said at the time, that it had no choice but to grant the application. Enter friends of the Anclote River. WMNF’s Mark Antokas has more.

SCRIPT: David confronts Goliath. Yesterday evening, 5...

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CRITICAL TIMES with guest Mabili Ajani - Radioactivity

02/11/05

CRITICAL TIMES with guest Mabili Ajani. Longtime host of CT returns. He has moved to New Orleans - but he is back this week via telephone. He tackles the big issues and today looks at the mysterious deaths of 40 scientists and doctors who are experts on infectious diseases.

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MEDICAID REFORM HEARINGS IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

02/11/05

The state legislature is traveling throughout to Florida to find out what changes they should make to the states Medicaid system. This afternoon they held the first of several public hearings at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

ACT--spinella “Look at Tennessee, the system has collapsed..Tennessee put all its eggs in one basket..�

Anna Spinella is from the west central agency on aging advisory council.

Spinella was one of the first people to testi...

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JUAN GONZALES ON NATIONAL ASSOC. of HISPANIC JOURNALISTS PARITY PROJECT. Mark Antokas

02/10/05

INTRO: Last night, on the evening news, WMNF brought our listeners a report on the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and their partnership with the Tampa Trib and WFLA channel 8, and their hopes of further diversifying the pool of journalists at the media giant. Juan Gonzales, a columnist for the New York Daily News and co-anchor of Democracy Now! Was speaking for the NAHJ, and WMNF’s Mark Antokas spoke with him there.

SCRIPT: Juan Gonzales has been a journalist for twen...

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