News & Public Affairs06/24/04
Earlier this month, former Tampa City Councilman Bob Buckhorn announced his entry into the race for the Democratic nomination for Hillsborough County Commission, District 6 -the seat that Jan Platt is stepping down from this November.
Tonight WMNF interviews 2 men who are also vying to replace Jan Platt.
Ed Austin is a Democrat running against Bob Buckhorn this August....WMNF referenced the recent discussion on an Anti-Nudity Ordinance resolution that went down to defeat earli...Be the first to comment
Yesterday the Asssociated Press reported that an independent group playing an important part for John Kerry's presidential campaign here in Florida and in other states - has paid felons - some convicted of sex offenses, assault and burglary - to conduct door-to -door registration drives.
The group - America Coming Together, is an independent organization, independent of the Democrat Party party, but has been working to register new, preferably Democratic voters.
The AP reported that A...Be the first to comment
Today in Washington, Tampa Congressman Jim Davis introduced legislation to overturn President Bush's new Cuba policies which he says undermine families and jeopardize innocent Cubans who rely on visits from their Cuban-American relatives for their livelihood.
Under the President's new restrictions on travel and remittances, starting on June 30th, Cuban-Americans will only be allowed to visit their families in Cuba once every three years for a maximum of 14 days with no exceptions, an...Be the first to comment
Pastors for Peace's Ellen Bernstein is accompanying the Caravan this year. Ellen is Associate Director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), a national ecumenical agency which has been working for racial, social, and economic justice since 1967. IFCO is the parent organization of Pastors for Peace, and Ellen coordinates Congressional outreach and the legislative component of IFCO's work on Cuba policy.
Ellen Bernstein's numerous trips to Cuba have included sev...Be the first to comment
NTRO: Exede twenty eight grams of Percocet, and you will receive twenty five years in prison. But it will take the state a while to find and convict you. Richard Paey sits in prison today for possession of Percocet, containing the opiate Oxycontin. A bill introduced this past legislative session would have made all that much easier for the state. With more and moe insatances of Ã¢â¬ÅDoctor ShoppingÃ¢â¬? in Florida, the medication of patients in pain continues to be an issue in Florida and ...Be the first to comment
Yesterday, WMNF reported on a nationwide day of action to raise attention about Mercury pollution in the nations water and fish. Today, a local non Ã¢â¬âprofit group, the Florida PIRG launched a grassroots campaign to go door to door and get people involved in letting government leaders know that Mercury pollution is an issue thatÃ¢â¬â¢s important to the people. Standing in front of a 30 foot long inflatable fish, Vance Tys, the owner of Tightlines tackle shop in Tampa, is that the peo...Be the first to comment
Tomorrow morning in Glynn County, Georgia, 6 protestors at the G-8 Summit that took place earlier this month go before a Judge for a Preliminary Hearing. The 5 men and 1 woman were arrested for disorderly conduct and giving a false identification......
Media reports indicated that around 350 demonstrators turned out during the 3 day G-8 Sea Island Summit events in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia.....The Summitt ended 13 days ago with relatively little news produced by the World leaders,...Be the first to comment
Today the Green Party convention began in Milwaukee...
On Monday, Nader named Green Party member Peter Camejo as his running mate.
The drama in Milwaukee this week is whether the Green Party will endorse the Nader/Camejo ticket, though the 70 year old consumer advocate has consistently said he is NOT seeking its nomination.
Because of the Greens showing in the 2000 election, the party now has access to 23 state ballots...
Earlier this year, the Reform Party, created by R...Be the first to comment
Lucy Morgan has been writing about Florida politics for almost 40 years, she is currently the Tallahassee editor of the St Petersburg Times. Today, she spoke at the Tiger bay club in St Petersburg about state politics. Morgan spoke at length about former House Speaker Johnnie Byrd, who caused controversy at the opening of this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s session by calling the other republican members of the house Ã¢â¬ËsheepÃ¢â¬â¢ waiting to be told what to do.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅThe legislature en...Be the first to comment
When Michael MooreÃ¢â¬â¢s new film Fahrenheit 9/11 debuts in over 850 theaters across the country this Friday, MoveOn PAC will hold media events in battleground states, including an event in Tampa at the Sunrise Theatre in Hyde Park Village. MoveOn PAC members will be there to comment on the film. Our guest was David Edeli an organizer for http://www.moveonpac.orgBe the first to comment