News & Public Affairs06/07/04
Today, Pinellas count became the last metropolitan area on the east coast to begin fluoridating their drinking water. Supporters of Fluoridation say it helps prevent tooth decay, but a growing number of studies show it may be poisonous, and many citizens are upset about the way the process was carried out in Pinellas County. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story. -------------------
ACT â€œAs of 10:10 this morning, the children of Pinellas County have begun to receive a great benefi...Be the first to comment
Miami-Dade Mayor and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Alex Penelas today called criticism from Al Gore over the weekend, "highly unwarranted".
Penelas was reacting to a devastating comment the former Vice President made over the weekend to the Miami Herald.........Gore called Penelas " ''the single most treacherous and dishonest person I dealt with'' during the contested 2000 presidential campaign.
Gore's raw comment adds to the vitriol that Penelas fellow South Florid...Be the first to comment
This afternoon, Florida Congressman Jim Davis met with David Brown, an Army Specialist with the 4th Infantry Division, at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. There the two discussed how Congress and the President could better equip troops to deal with ongoing struggles in Iraq. WMNFâ€™s Kristen Friend-Weaver has more on their discussionâ€¦
Congressman Davis first met Specialist Brown while he was serving with the Signal Battalion in Tikrit. There, Davis had the opportunity to discuss ...Be the first to comment
OPEN PHONES WITH CAROL ROBERTS, MD. Carol discussed listeners' questions from her perspective as a practitioner of complementary medicine.Be the first to comment
Among the various proposed Constitutional Amendments that state activists are working on to get on the November Ballot include a grass roots appear to put growth controls in the hands of votersâ€¦â€¦
But it now appears that Floridians will NOT get the chance to try to slow down growth in the stateâ€¦.Thatâ€™s because the group behind such a plan â€“ Florida Hometown Democracy â€“is woefully shy of the nearly 500,000 signatures they need to turn in to the Secretary of Stateâ€™s Office in a ...Be the first to comment
Arnett Doctor, descendent of a rosewood massacre survivor.
ACT â€œThe Ku Klux Klan was very active during the time we were demonstrating. White citizen council, one dressed in robes and overallsâ€¦..came to our meetings
ACT-doctor â€œBob sanders came to us and said St Pete better be a part of it because St Pete is the retirement meccaâ€¦we had a false impression that racism was a small part of St Petersburg life..we had to sit behind the back seaâ€¦I was arrested for sittin...Be the first to comment
A draft report by an investigative panel which is reviewing the actions of the Miami-Dade County Police Department during last Novemberâ€™s Free Trade Area of the Americaâ€™s Conference, says that demonstrators who came to Miami to protest are due â€œheartfelt apologiesâ€? because they were met by the equivalent of â€œmartial lawâ€?â€¦â€¦â€¦ some cases, police reacted with an ''unrestrained and disproportionate use of force'' and ``civil rights were trampled.'' Those are some of the s conc...Be the first to comment
Yesterday (Wednesday) the Hillsborough County Commissioners voted down a motion proposed by Commissioner Pat Frank that would have allowed Citizens to have their say on a county program that forgives development impact feesâ€¦.
The County has 8 such no-fee program, meant to encourage development of economically depressed areas...The Countyâ€™s Impact Fee Manager says the zones have cost the county more than $13 million dollars since it began 4 years ago.
During the public hearing portio...Be the first to comment
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and Willie Bolden were our guests. Willie Bolden is a civil rights veteran who was active in the SCLC and the Poor Peopleâ€™s campaign in Washington, D.C. in 1968. Fred Shuttlesworth is the legendary leader of the Birmingham, Alabama civil rights struggle in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Known for his courageous stands against Bull Connor and other white supremacists, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1961. Bolden and Shuttlesworth are participating at a confere...Be the first to comment
Susan Ketterer, Co-Chair of HOPE's (Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality's) Jobs and Living Wage Committee. Ketterer is a leader in the movement to bring a living wage to the county. She discussed the difficulty in providing for a family on less than a living wage. She pegged such a wage at $9.97 and hour- which she says would be enough to lift a worker and his/her family of four just above the poverty line. Her coalition is asking the Hillsborough County Commission to create ...Be the first to comment