News & Public Affairs02/14/05
States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are scrambling in the wake of president BushÃ¢â¬â¢s proposed to budget cuts to low income housing programs, especially changes to budgeting for section 8 housing, which have been a last resort for many of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s poorest residents. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more
ACT-Switezer Ã¢â¬ÅWeÃ¢â¬â¢ve found section 8 housing to be a useful toolÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Mike Switezer is part of the state workforce board, and is chairman of ...Be the first to comment
ROBYN BRANCATO and MONICA HOOKS. The Ã¢â¬ÅVagina MonologuesÃ¢â¬? will be presented at USF Tampa for the benefit of The Spring as part of the worldwide V-day celebration to end violence against women. Performances will be February 18-20: Friday, February 18th at 7 pm in the MC Ballroom, Saturday the 19th at 7 pm and Sunday, the 20th at 1 pm in MC Room 270.Be the first to comment
HEATHER BOUSHEY, Ph.D, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Heather Boushey joined the Center for Economic and Pol-icy Research in 2003. Her primary areas of research are the U.S. labor markets, social policy, and work and f--amily issues. Heather will discuss the proposed changes to Social Security, particularly their impact on women. She is the author of The State of Working America 2002-3 with Larry Mishel and Jared Bernstein and Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Famili...Be the first to comment
CONNIE MAY FOWLER, writer. Well-known Florida writer, Connie May is the author of When Women Had Wings, Remembering Blue, and the autobiography, When Katie Wakes. In her latest novel, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Connie May continues her exploration of life and relationships set in her native north Florida. The Problem with Murmur Lee? How could a Florida woman in her mid-30s -- someone who grew up swimming, surfing and snorkeling, step off the side of a boat and drown in the same river...Be the first to comment
Tampa Congressman Jim Davis was not the only Democrat to declare his candidacy for Governor yesterday.
In Orlando, Lawton Ã¢â¬ÅBudÃ¢â¬? Chiles the 3rd announced that he will walk throughout the state, duplicating a campaign effort made by his father, the late Governor Lawton Chiles, back in 1970.
The 51 year old Chiles has NEVER held public office. But he did make news when his father was governor. Lobbyists accused him of exploiting his fatherÃ¢â¬â¢s name to win business for his...Be the first to comment
INTRO: Just last month, and after months of positioning itself to build a super Walmart on the banks of the Anclote River, as it passes through Tarpon Springs, the Tarpon Springs City Commission gave the go-ahead to the Bentonville Arkansas retailer. Citing fears of lawsuits by Walmart, the City said at the time, that it had no choice but to grant the application. Enter friends of the Anclote River. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has more.
SCRIPT: David confronts Goliath. Yesterday evening, 5...Be the first to comment
CRITICAL TIMES with guest Mabili Ajani. Longtime host of CT returns. He has moved to New Orleans - but he is back this week via telephone. He tackles the big issues and today looks at the mysterious deaths of 40 scientists and doctors who are experts on infectious diseases.Be the first to comment
The state legislature is traveling throughout to Florida to find out what changes they should make to the states Medicaid system. This afternoon they held the first of several public hearings at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
ACT--spinella Ã¢â¬ÅLook at Tennessee, the system has collapsed..Tennessee put all its eggs in one basket..Ã¢â¬?
Anna Spinella is from the west central agency on aging advisory council.
Spinella was one of the first people to testi...Be the first to comment
INTRO: Last night, on the evening news, WMNF brought our listeners a report on the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and their partnership with the Tampa Trib and WFLA channel 8, and their hopes of further diversifying the pool of journalists at the media giant. Juan Gonzales, a columnist for the New York Daily News and co-anchor of Democracy Now! Was speaking for the NAHJ, and WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas spoke with him there.
SCRIPT: Juan Gonzales has been a journalist for twen...Be the first to comment
Tampa Democratic Congressman Jim Davis today formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor in Florida next year.
Davis has represented Tampa and other parts of the Bay Area in Washington since 1996, and was easily re-elected for his 5th term last November. Previously he was in the Florida House for 8 years.
He flirted with running for Governor in 2002 before opting not to enter the raceÃ¢â¬Â¦Tampa Attorney Bill McBride was the Democratic candidate that ye...Be the first to comment