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Women's Show-EYES WIDE OPEN

10/23/04

One of the local organizers of the October 30th event will talk about the exhibit. Over 1,000 pairs of empty combat boots- tagged with the names of U.S. soldiers who died in the Iraq war - will be displayed, together with a 24-foot "wall" of names and incidents identifying Iraqi civilian deaths.

TAMPA EXHIBITION DATE

Saturday, October 30th - 11am until 5pm

University of South Florida - Tampa Campus Marshall Center Room #101 and the Martin Luther King Plaza ...

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Women's Show-AMENDMENTS-Becky Steele, ACLU

10/23/04

REBECCA STEELE, Director, ACLU, West Central Florida will talk about constitutional amendments on the November 2nd ballot. Of special interest is Amendment 1 dealing with Parental Notification of a Minor's Termination of Pregnancy. The ACLU joined with other organizations to file suit protesting the confusing language of this amendment. The Florida constitution currently gives Floridians greater privacy rights than the federal constitution. Becky reviews Amendment 1 this week and covers t...

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Women's Show-CHRISTINE KLING, author CROSS CURRENT

10/23/04

CHRISTINE KLING, author of Cross Current, a Florida crime novel in the tradition of V.I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone. Seychelle Sullivan, a salvage tugboat captain and heroine of Christine Kling's mystery series set in South Florida. Taut, suspenseful, and filled with remarkable descriptions of Florida's many moods and guises - from million-dollar waterfront homes to haunted, backwater mangrove swamps and secret Voodoo rituals, Cross Current is alive with personalities and passion. Chri...

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Women's Show-MEDEA BENJAMIN and CINDY SHEEHAN

10/23/04

MEDEA BENJAMIN and CINDY SHEEHAN. What are women around the country doing to promote peace and justice on November 2? Join Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK; Women for Peace for a report from her recent travels throughout the United States, from the Republican National Convention protests in New York City to the most recent presidential debate in Tempe, Arizona. Medea is a leading activist in the peace movement and has supported human rights and social justice strug...

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OPPONENT CALLS FOR BUDDY JOHNSON TO RESIGN - Mitch Perry

10/22/04

Questioning whether the voters even HAVE an acceptable choice, the man seeking to replace Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Buddy Johnson on November 2nd, Rob McKenna, today called for Johnson’s resignation, after a published report about yet another problem at the Supervisors office.

This morning the St. Petersburg Times reported about an internal report inside the Hillsborough Supervisor’s office detailing what happened after County Staff learned that 245 votes...

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CAROL BROWNER ON GLOBAL WARMING - Mitch Perry

10/22/04

Russia’s lower house of parliament was expected to vote today on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol on combating global warming, putting the pact firmly on the road to realisation.

The pact needs ratification by 55 industrialised nations accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions in 1990. Once the protocol enters into force, industrialised countries will have until 2012 to cut their collective emissions of six key greenhouse gases to 5.2% below the 1990 level. ...

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BOB KERREY, IRAQ VET, AND 9-11 DAD SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUSH-Andrew Stelzer

10/22/04

Last night the university of Tampa democrats held a round table discussion on national security, featuring a member of the 9/11 commission, a soldier returning from Iraq and the father of a victim of the September 11th attacks. The focus of the discussion was the failure of the war in Iraq and how President bush has redirected the resources, which could have been used to protect Americans, and instead invaded Iraq without a plan.

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PROTEST ALONG BUSH'S MOTORCADE ROUTE-Andrew Stelzer

10/22/04

Moments ago, WMNF spoke to Larry Fahn, the president of the Sierra Club; he's at the protest at north 22nd and north coffee pot boulevard by the bridge to Snell island, along the path of president Bushs motorcade.

That was Larry Fahn, the president of the Sierra club, one of the protestors along the presidents motorcade route to his fundraising dinner in St Petersburg. Code Pink will be hosting a breakfast and march to the voting booth with Medea Benjamin tomorrow At Fogerty...

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LATINO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY - Mitch Perry

10/21/04

Latinos suffer from more environmental hazards than the rest of the population, but also don't get the information they need to protect themselves, a study just released says. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council notes that a large percentage of Latinos live near heavy-pollution areas, like industrial zones and agricultural operations, putting them at greater risk of asthma, cancer and other conditions. Adriana Quintero is the Director for Latino Outreach for the NRDC. (r...

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VETERAN FOR KERRY - Mitch Perry

10/21/04

In this morning’s NY Times, reporter Rick Lyman was given unrestricted access to troop members in Iraq, to discuss who they support in the Presidential Election.

He reported that some soldiers felt uncomfortable expressing criticism of their commander in chief or expressing support for John Kerry - in particular because the military is now and has been for decades, predominantly Republican.

Jon Stolz served in Kosovo and as a Captain in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom ...

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