News & Public Affairs11/09/04
Our guest Bob Fitrakis writes: "Evidence is mounting that the 2004 presidential election was stolen in Ohio. Emerging revelations of voting irregularities coupled with well-documented Republican efforts at voter suppression prior to the election suggests that in a fair election Kerry would have won Ohio. " Fitrakis discussed a list of voting problems that hurt John Kerry and helped George W. Bush. Bob Fitrakis is a Professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Columbus Stat...Be the first to comment
A Fort Lauderdale attorney is suing the community activist group ACORN, saying he has eleven clients who were denied the right to vote because of the group, and he says there may be hundreds more.
Stuart Rosenthal is representing citizens in Miami-Dade and Orange Counties (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?under the same lawsuitÃ¢â¬?)
Last month, a box containing 179 voter registration forms filled out last summer was discovered by a former employee of ACORN, Mac William Stuart. Ã¢â¬Â...Be the first to comment
Clayton Wilcox, the new superintendent on Pinellas county public schools, officially took office this monthÃ¢â¬âheÃ¢â¬â¢s now being called on to deal with the death of a 16 high school student who was killed while crossing a wide street in Clearwater on October 8th. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was at the Pinellas county school board meeting todayÃ¢â¬âWilcoxÃ¢â¬â¢s first-where the investigation of the death of Rebecca McKinney became a contentious issue.. Two weeks after Rebecca McKinney ...Be the first to comment
With less than a week since the election, dozens of non-profit groups, and hundreds of independent journalists have been sifting through the vote tallies to look for inconsistencies, which may stem from technological problems with computerized voting systems. The discovery of an extra 4000 votes for President Bush in an Ohio county last week has been the biggest flaw discovered, but allegations of widespread discrepancies between expected votes and tallies in Florida counties which used opti...Be the first to comment
Mario Cuomo is the former governor of new york and for decades he has been a organizer and behind the scenes strategist of the democratic party. WMNF spoke with Cuomo last week about how the republican party has skirted discussion of some of the issues in the years campaigns by appealing to voters fears and emotions.
MARIO CUOMO PART 2
That was Mario Cuomo, speaking with WMNFs Mitch Perry.Be the first to comment
CINDY HODGKINS and daughter, RAEME will talk about the National Conference for Community and Justice and their upcoming walk, Walk as One Ã¢â¬â walkers uniting to fight bigotry and racism. The 2nd Annual 5K Walk as One is to demonstrate a unified commitment to a community that is inclusive, tolerant, and just. It will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at Cotanchobee Park in downtown Tampa, located between the St. Pete Times Forum and the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina....Be the first to comment
TARA BRAY SMITH, author of West of Then, was born and raised in Hawaii. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, she lives and writes in New York City. Her literary debut, WEST OF THEN: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise is an emotionally raw, eloquently written memoir about home, family, and the ghosts that haunt our lives. Against the backdrop of that paradise called the Hawaiian Islands, Smith tells of her struggles to find and save her mother, a homeless ...Be the first to comment
CLAIRE MATTURO, author of Skinny Dipping. Touted as a mixture of Janet Evanovich and Lisa Scottoline, Claire Matturro is the new voice in thrillers. Set under the sunny skies of the Tampa Bay area, Skinny-Dipping introduces us to Claire MatturroÃ¢â¬â¢s charming, yet eccentric heroine Lilly Belle Rose Cleary, an insurance defense attorney and the only female partner at a good ole boys law firm in Sarasota. An obsessive-compulsive health nut with a healthy appetite for romantic romps, Lilly ...Be the first to comment
KRISTINE BREESE, author of Cereal for Dinner. After three marathons, five triathlons, and 10 years of ignoring her symptoms, 35-year-old Kristine Breese suffered heart failure and received a pacemaker in 1999. As the mother of two young children, BreeseÃ¢â¬â¢s surgery not only saved her life, but gave her a chance to examine her priorities and build a better future for herself and her family. Cereal for Dinner (& Other Shortcuts, Strategies and Sanity for Moms Battling Illness) targets wo...Be the first to comment
AMY GOODMAN, popular host of DEMOCRACY NOW and author of The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, will talk about her book and follow up on the election. She will speak and sign books at the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading at 1:45 pm Sunday at Eckerd College. www.festivalofreading.com. www.democracynow.org.Be the first to comment