News & Public Affairs01/18/05
Governor Jeb Bush today proposed a $61.6 billion budget, one that cuts taxes by $285 million dollars, and increases spending on public schools by $1.1 billion for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. (roll tape# 1 o.q. Ã¢â¬Åintangibles taxÃ¢â¬?)
The governor also asked to repeal the per-drink alcohol tax
Democrats criticized the Bush budget for providing tax breaks that they contend benefit only a small number of people at the expense of programs that help the needy take care of th...Be the first to comment
Mitch Perry talks to David Harris, author of "The Crises: the President, the Prophet and the Shah. . . 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam."Be the first to comment
After years of plans and discussions, the Tampa City Council is poised to approve a plan that will soon allow for the beginning of construction of a new Art Museum that, once completed, would make it one of the largest of its types in the country.
February 10th is the sign Ã¢â¬âoff date on the Construction agreement with the City of Tampa.
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio has been riding roughshod on the public portion of the financing of the now estimated $72 million dollar cost f...Be the first to comment
The Florida state board of education held their monthly meeting today in Tampa; school board chairman Phil handy said that some of the challenges facing the board in 2005 will be hiring 30 thousand new teachers needed by august, trying to stop social promotion, work to meet the demands of the classsize amendment, and wait for the results of a lawsuit against school choice that is currently before the US supreme court.
In a report from the career education task force, Bonnie Murm...Be the first to comment
GITA DESAI, film producer, Ã¢â¬ÅYOGA UNVEILED.Ã¢â¬? Yoga Unveiled is a breathtaking journey of sight and sound that illuminates the essence of yoga as its creators understood it thousands of years ago. Harnessing the colorful commentary of the most prominent yoga scholars, teachers, and medical experts, Yoga Unveiled reveals how yoga began, tells the story of yoga's passage to the West, describes its numerous branches, recounts the fascinating biographies of the foremost yoga masters, an...Be the first to comment
A brief trbute to Martin Luther King, jr. using his words and music.Be the first to comment
What do Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, the Ayatollah Khomeini, Anwar Sadat, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Eduard Shevardnadze, Juan Peron, Prince Sihanouk and American Presidents Carter, Ford, Bush, Reagan and Bush have in common? They all have been interviewed by foreign correspondent Georgie Anne Geyer. Mary ad Georgie Anne discussed GeorgieAnne's career, some of her recent columns and her new book, "When Cats Ruled Like Kings."
GeyerÃ¢â¬â¢s intuition, supp...Be the first to comment
INTRO: Fifty Ã¢â¬âThree years ago, in 1951, a bomb was placed and exploded under the home of Harry T. Moore killing him and his wife Harriette. Although it was widely suspected that the Orlando faction of the Ku Klux Klan was responsible for the murders, no one has ever been brought to justice. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has more.
SCRIPT: There have been many investigations, a 1950Ã¢â¬â¢s F.B.I. report identified likely suspects, all now dead, a 1978 investigation by the Brevard Count...Be the first to comment
The Tampa Tribune reported today that Governor Jeb Bush's plan to overhaul the Florida Medicaid system was received Ã¢â¬ËwarmlyÃ¢â¬â¢ by the first legislative committee to be briefed about it yesterday
Republican State Senator Burt Saunders, Chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee said that the end result will be much more efficient and effective Medicaid program.
The Governor plans to dramatically change the way that health care is deliv...Be the first to comment
INTRO: In April and June of last year, WMNF brought its listeners news accounts of pain medication, mandatory minimum sentencing and a prison interview with Richard Paey. Paey languishes still in a federal penitentiary in Pasco County. A new film has been produced by the Pain Relief Network, and will air in the Bay Area this weekend. WmnfÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has more:
Script: Richard Paey, convicted of fifteen counts of drug trafficking, sits in a wheelchair in the Zephyrhills correction...Be the first to comment