News & Public Affairs12/03/04
The Labor Department today reported that the economy added 112,000 payroll jobs in November, far fewer than the month before and not enough to keep up with growth in the adult population.
The gain was well below Wall Street forecasts for an increase of about 200,000 jobs, and employment in manufacturing remained stagnant for the third month in a row.
The overall unemployment rate slipped to 5.4 percent last month from 5.5 percent in October, the Labor Department said. The jobless rate ...Be the first to comment
A new report ranks Tampa as the 2nd most dangerous City in America for Pedestrians, trailing only Orlando, and just ahead of 2 other Florida Cities.
The study, from the Surface Transportation Policy ProjectÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬ÅMean Streets Ã¢â¬Å Report has consistently found Tampa over the years to be one of the worst areas in the Country for pedestrians.
In all, 4 Florida cities made the studyÃ¢â¬â¢s top 10Ã¢â¬Â¦..Following Tampa in the study are West Palm Beach and Fort La...Be the first to comment
The Director of the Florida American Civil Liberties Union, Howard Simon was in St Petersburg this afternoon, speaking to the Suncoast Tiger bay club. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report
Howard Simon has been the Florida state director of the ACLU for the past 5 years, but he says their role in American society has changed drastically since September 11th.Since then, one of the ACLU's main responsibilities has become protecting Amer...Be the first to comment
As a college student Aidan Delgado signed up for the Army Reserve when he was 19. A few years later (April, 2003) he was sent to Iraq where he spent a year in Nasiriyuh and Abu Ghraib. Since his return to Sarasota (and New College) he has become a conscientious objector. Delgado will be speaking this coming Monday night (December 6th) at 7PM at the Sudakoff Center in Sarasota. He says he witnessed mistreatment of prisoners and of Iraqi civilians and says the U.S. military presence in Iraq is ...Be the first to comment
A year and a half ago, an attempt to put an Anti-Nudity Ordinance on the 2004 Ballot in Hillsborough County was quashed by the Commission.
At the time, it appeared there was a conflict among those who support ridding the County of such clubsÃ¢â¬Â¦..Some Ã¢â¬âsuch as County Commissioner Ronda Storms Ã¢â¬â wanted the issue to be put on the ballot as a referendum in last monthÃ¢â¬â¢s electionÃ¢â¬Â¦..Others said the County Commission should vote themselves up or down on the matt...Be the first to comment
Nearly 2 years ago, a full blown crises erupted at one of the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s preeminent media organizations- the New York Times Ã¢â¬â when it was revealed that a young black journalist Ã¢â¬â Jayson Blair Ã¢â¬â had reporting fabricated and or plagiarized dozens of stories.
But Seth MnookinÃ¢â¬â¢s tale of that time Ã¢â¬ÅHard NewsÃ¢â¬? goes beyond the news headlines from the spring of 2003, and presents a riveting story thatÃ¢â¬â¢s less about Blair than about the manag...Be the first to comment
Thomas Lister is a nationally known, Tampa based HIV prevention advocateÃ¢â¬Â¦This morning he was going to 2 High Schools in Hillsborough County to discuss the role young people play in stemming the tide of the pandemic.
Lister was diagnosed as HIV Positive 4 years agoÃ¢â¬Â¦..He says the 1st barrier in talking to High School kids about the virus, is getting in the front door
(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?for the average personÃ¢â¬?)
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s HIV prevention Advocate Thomas...Be the first to comment
All 67 of the states elections supervisors are in Orlando this week; meeting to discuss how to improve the states elections systems. Yesterday saw the emergence of a proposal to extend the official election day to longer than just one day, and perhaps make it a week or longer. Under some of the proposals being floated, Voters would also be able to vote anywhere in the county, instead of being assigned a specific voting precinct. WMNF spoke to Hillsborough County of Elections Buddy Johnson...Be the first to comment
Tampa Bay Lightning Tax Deal discussed At County Commission
Hillsborough County Commissioners also discussed a proposal to which would allow the Tampa bay lightning to eliminate an annual property tax of $630,000 the hockey team pays for playing at the St. Pete Times Forum.
The team also wants to control of about $350,000 raised each year from a county surcharge on tickets.
The Lightning Ã¢â¬â And Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio- say the transfer is fair because it put...Be the first to comment
Our guest was a former business economist named John Perkins. Working as an "economic hit man" (EHM) for an international corporation allied with the World Bank and the U.S. government, John Perkins says he cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. His tools included fraud, rigged elections, payoffs, sex, and extortion. Now, breaking the EHM's code of silence, he reveals how their actions helped transform the once-respected American republic into a hated e...Be the first to comment