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STATE HOUSE CANDIDATES DEBATE AT TIGER BAY-Andrew Stelzer

10/15/04

Candidates for 5 Seats in the Florida House of Representatives were invited to the Tampa Tiger Bay club for a debate this afternoon. While nobody showed up for District 62, there were 7 candidates for 4 other seats; while some of their agendas were surprising, there was a lot of talk about working hard for the people.

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‘for too long our voices haven’t been heard in Tallahassee…� Deborah cope is a democrat running for district ...

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MILITARY MOMS - Mitch Perry

10/14/04

Military Moms - Anne Richards - visit Tampa 8 women whose sons or husbands are in the military took their multistate bus tour to Tampa this morning to campaign for John Kerry and against the war in Iraq. The event took place in the backyard of a local Democratic Party activist, in the Beach Park section of South Tampa. And leading the women in their discussion was former Texas Governor Anne Richards, making her 2nd appearance in Hillsborough County in the last week (roll tape#1 o.q.�...

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TED DANSON SAYS GW BUSH ADMIN IS POISONING FLORIDIANS WITH MERCURY-Andrew Stelzer

10/14/04

A group of celebrities and activists came to Tampa today, to call on voters to realize the health dangers posed by the Bush Administrations environmental policies, especially those which have slowed increasing amounts . WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT “its not just people from Hollywood, were talking about public health.�

Actor Ted Danson, who founded the non-profit American Oceans campaign 17 years ago, has been touring t...

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SARAH BIANCHI ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE - Mitch Perry

10/13/04

Yesterday Senator Kerry did not campaign, deciding to spend the entire day in Sante Fe, New Mexico, preparing for tonight’s debate.

One of those advisors helping him extensively for tonight’s debate is Sarah Bianchi, a Domestic Policy Advisor for the Kerry campaign. Bianchi previously worked under Vice President Gore, and under President Clinton

Health Care will invariably be discussed during tonight’s debate….We asked Sarah Bianchi what are the key aspects o...

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ACTIVIST FAIR AT USF-Andrew Stelzer

10/13/04

A poll taken yesterday of almost 800 students at the university of south Florida’s Tampa campus found that students favor George Bush by a one-point margin, 45 percent to Jon Kerry at 44 percent. The poll also found that Students favor amendment 1, which would require parental notification for a minor to have an abortion, by a 4-point margin, and they would vote to pass the amendment to raise Florida’s minimum wage by a 3 to 1 margin. Students preferred Betty Castor over Mel M...

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MINIMUM WAGE - Mitch Perry

10/12/04

In 3 weeks, voters will decide whether to raise the minimum wage in Florida a dollar to $6.15 an hour, and from $2.13 to $3.13 for tipped workers, with annual adjustments for inflation. If approved, the new wage would go into effect six months after being enacted. Employers violating it will be subject to a $1,000 fine. It would raise the annual salary of a minimum wage earner to $10,712, still 28 percent below the 2003 poverty level. Congress' most recent raise to the federal minimum wage...

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JEANNE SHAHEEN IN ROUNDTABLE FOR UNDECIDED WOMEN VOTERS-Andrew Stelzer

10/12/04

About 25 woman, and a couple of men, had lunch at the Mise en Place restaurant in downtown Tampa—the event was paid for by the state democratic party in collaboration with the Florida Victory 2000 campaign, supporting john Kerry and John Edwards. Although it was advertised to the media as a roundtable discussion with undecided women voters, there were only about 5 undecided voters in attendance—the rest were John Kerry supporters. Leading the discussion was Jeanne Shaheen, the...

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AL FRANKEN IN TAMPA - Mitch Perry & Farhad Sabet

10/11/04

Al Franken in Tampa

Over the weekend, satirist, Democratic Party activist, and now talk show host Al Franken performed at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center….The performance was a benefit for the Democratic National Committee….

Although WMNF was not allowed to record the comedian’s speech, WMNF’s Farhad Sabet was able to speak to many of those in attendance afterwards, and get their views on Al Franken, as well as on Friday night’s 2nd Presidential...

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DAVID COBB IN MIAMI - Mitch Perry

10/08/04

Tonight is the 2nd of the 3 Presidential Debates between The Democratic and Republican Candidates…..Last week, across the street from the 1st Debate on the University of Miami Campus, Green Party candidate David Cobb debated the Libertarian candidate, Michael Bednarik…Last night, we played Bednarik’s opening comments….Tonight, we hear from David Cobb, running on the Green Party ticket, although he is NOT campaigning in any of the Battleground states - like Floridaââ‚...

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DAY OF CHENEY VISIT, NY ATTORNEY GENERAL SPITZER TO HOLD ROUNDTABLE ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY - Mitch Perry

10/08/04

New York Attorney General Elliot Spitzer was in the Bay Area today, holding a roundtable discussion in Ybor City on the on the importance of corporate responsibility and the Bush Administration's complete failure to protect smaller investors.

This afternoon, Spitzer was in Largo , speaking to retired teachers and seniors in Largo at the Pinellas County Teachers' Union Hall.

WMNF spoke to him via phone this afternoon…We asked him if he believes that the corporate scandals of 2 y...

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