News & Public Affairs10/26/04
Last night in Miami, the 2nd and final debate took place between Democrat Betty Castor and Republican Mel Martinez in the race to become FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s next U.S. Senator.
Unlike the debate in Tampa 8 days ago, last nightÃ¢â¬â¢s affair was less abrasiveÃ¢â¬Â¦Not coincidentally, the discussion of former USF professor Sami-Al-Arian was only discussed for a few minutes.
One question asked by a member of the studio audience last night regarded FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s adoption laws, that ban ga...Be the first to comment
THE RAIL TRUTH COMMITTEE supports Florida's High Speed Rail Amendment. Ken Walton is the director the the Rail Truth Committee and he described why voting against Amendment Six next week would be better for Florida's environment, job picture, and economy. Walton claimed that the train will pay for itself and will not be a burden on Florida taxpayers as the project's opponents claim.Be the first to comment
Kennedy is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council. In his new book he charges that corporations have been successful in influencing the Bush administration to reduce environmental protections. Kennedy's new book is called: Crimes Against Nature How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy (Harper-Collins).Be the first to comment
Russell Simmons of the HIP HOP MUSIC industry has joined with (ACT) AMERICA COMING TOGETHER, & WAKE UP EVERYBODY to mobilize a non-partisan HIP HOP GET OUT THE VOTE CAMPAIGN that is touring the nation. The St. Petersburg leg of the tour is co-sponsored by the Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Rev. Lennox Yearwood, the HIP HOP PREACHER of BET NETWORK, INC. and Rev. Run of RUN DMC are featured on the HIP HOP TOUR with other renown HIP HOP artist such as LUDICRIOUS, STYLLI...1 comments
There are over 1,000 U.S. Servicemen and women who have been killed in Iraq since the U.S. invaded Iraq last yearÃ¢â¬Â¦
Bringing an extremely personal meaning to those deaths this weekend in Tampa was Cindy Sheehan, whose 24 year old son was killed in Sadr City in April.
Sheehan is featured in 1 of television ads made by a group called Real Voices.OrgÃ¢â¬Â¦.. Speaking at Viva La Frida on Saturday Night, Cindy Sheehan spoke about the hurt she feels, losing her son to war that she doesnÃ...
Along with voting for President and for the next U.S. Senator, Hillsborough County voters will be choosing State and County RepresentativesÃ¢â¬Â¦..
Last Thursday night, the Carrollwood Area Business Association Held a Candidates Forum
In one of the more hotly contested races, former Tampa City Councilman Bob Buckhorn is trying to keep retiring Commissioner Jan PlattÃ¢â¬â¢s seat in Democratic hands. He is running against former wrestler Brian Blair.
One of the biggest issues in t...Be the first to comment
The center for globalization research at USF has just completed a study of the effects of offshore outsourcing of jobs on the Tampa bay area. They presented the findings of their study this morning; WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
ACT Ã¢â¬Åin Tampa bay in 2002, our companies imported a whopping 646 million from foreign countries,
Guy Hagan works with innovation insight; he was commissioned by the University of South Florida to ...Be the first to comment
Richard Holbrooke is the former US Ambassador to the United NationsÃ¢â¬Â¦.and a key foreign Policy Advisor to John KerryÃ¢â¬Â¦..WMNF spoke to him today, and we began with the big story of the day from Iraq - the realization that nearly 380 tons of powerful conventional explosive are missing from one of IraqÃ¢â¬â¢s most sensitive former military installations (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?war will be the determining factorÃ¢â¬?)
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s Richard Holbrooke, a foreign policy aid to John Ke...Be the first to comment
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 ...Be the first to comment
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...Be the first to comment