News & Public Affairs12/03/04
Bob Smith served for 6 year in the U. S. House of Representatives and 12 years in the U. S. Senate from the State of New Hampshire. He now lives in Florida, and has recently been named as the President of The Everglades Foundation, an organization trying to educate the public about the need to preserve and restore the Everglades. WMNF spoke to Smith about what Floridians need to do to protect the everglades.
That Was former New Hampshire Senator, and president of...Be the first to comment
The Palm Beach Post reported today that Palm Beach County officials are accusing the Scripps Research Institute of being "unnecessarily confrontational" over delays in constructing its biotech headquarters, insisting that a three-month setback is the result of hurricanes and lawsuits out of the county's control.
That news comes 2 days after Hillsborough County Commissioners agreed to have Commissioner Mark Sharpe work with the CountyÃ¢â¬â¢s Economic Development Staff and the Hillsbo...Be the first to comment
In May of 2003, the NY Times printed a 7,000 word story about the Jayson Blair debacleÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦Blair was the young journalist, whose lies and plagiarizing led to a scandal that ultimately cost The Executive Editor at the NY Times, Howell Raines, and his Deputy, Gerald Boyd , their jobs.
In the final part of a 2 part interview, journalist Seth Mnookin discusses how writing about this part of the saga resembles a fictional thriller. Mnookin is the author of Ã¢â¬?Hard News: The ...Be the first to comment
T.R. Reid is the Rocky Mountain correspondent for The Washington Post, and the author of the new book, Ã¢â¬ÅThe United States of EuropeÃ¢â¬?Ã¢â¬Â¦.We asked him if the Ukaine situation Ã¢â¬â where the U.S. has joined with Europe in supporting the Opposition Ã¢â¬â against Russia, shows the immense influence that exists when the 2 powers unify ?
(roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬? and our economyÃ¢â¬?)
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s T.R. Reid, now the Washington PostÃ¢â¬â¢s Rocky Mountain Bureau...Be the first to comment
70 teachers at Riverview High school in Sarasota have signed a letter protesting the possible removal of Planned Parenthood health education teachers from the countyÃ¢â¬â¢s public schools system. Laura Benson is a member of the Sarasota county school board
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅA parent came to the school board. We have a ÃÂ½ credit class, which has some sex Ed, sometimes teachers would invite and she asked us to not consider them as guest speakers. And she cam again
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The Labor Department today reported that the economy added 112,000 payroll jobs in November, far fewer than the month before and not enough to keep up with growth in the adult population.
The gain was well below Wall Street forecasts for an increase of about 200,000 jobs, and employment in manufacturing remained stagnant for the third month in a row.
The overall unemployment rate slipped to 5.4 percent last month from 5.5 percent in October, the Labor Department said. The jobless rate ...Be the first to comment
A new report ranks Tampa as the 2nd most dangerous City in America for Pedestrians, trailing only Orlando, and just ahead of 2 other Florida Cities.
The study, from the Surface Transportation Policy ProjectÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬ÅMean Streets Ã¢â¬Å Report has consistently found Tampa over the years to be one of the worst areas in the Country for pedestrians.
In all, 4 Florida cities made the studyÃ¢â¬â¢s top 10Ã¢â¬Â¦..Following Tampa in the study are West Palm Beach and Fort La...Be the first to comment
The Director of the Florida American Civil Liberties Union, Howard Simon was in St Petersburg this afternoon, speaking to the Suncoast Tiger bay club. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report
Howard Simon has been the Florida state director of the ACLU for the past 5 years, but he says their role in American society has changed drastically since September 11th.Since then, one of the ACLU's main responsibilities has become protecting Amer...Be the first to comment
As a college student Aidan Delgado signed up for the Army Reserve when he was 19. A few years later (April, 2003) he was sent to Iraq where he spent a year in Nasiriyuh and Abu Ghraib. Since his return to Sarasota (and New College) he has become a conscientious objector. Delgado will be speaking this coming Monday night (December 6th) at 7PM at the Sudakoff Center in Sarasota. He says he witnessed mistreatment of prisoners and of Iraqi civilians and says the U.S. military presence in Iraq is ...Be the first to comment
A year and a half ago, an attempt to put an Anti-Nudity Ordinance on the 2004 Ballot in Hillsborough County was quashed by the Commission.
At the time, it appeared there was a conflict among those who support ridding the County of such clubsÃ¢â¬Â¦..Some Ã¢â¬âsuch as County Commissioner Ronda Storms Ã¢â¬â wanted the issue to be put on the ballot as a referendum in last monthÃ¢â¬â¢s electionÃ¢â¬Â¦..Others said the County Commission should vote themselves up or down on the matt...Be the first to comment