News & Public Affairs08/09/04
Today the City of Tampa began the first day as host of new Free Trade negotiations between the U.S. and Panama.
Tampa is the 4th site of such negotiations.....The city is considered an ideal location because it has the closest major U.S. port to the Central American nation, and because of its significance for business and politics in the U.S.
The 5 day Conference began with a Business Forum at the Tampa Waterside Marriot...But outside the Marrioit, activists who fear an imp...Be the first to comment
INTRO: ON Wednesday, July 28th, the Commerce Department ruled, at George W. Bush's wishes, to impose tariffs on imported shrimp, six nations are affected. FSRN's Mark Antokas has the story: SCRIPT: The Tariffs go into effect immediatly on farm raised shrimp from the countries of Vietnam, China, Brazil, Equador, India, and Thailand. The Southern Shrimp alliance brought the issue up, claiming that the U.S. was a "Dumping Ground" for seafood. John Williams is a Florida shrimper and the...Be the first to comment
On April 17th, 1961, thirteen hundred members of a covert C.I.A. supported Counter-Revolutionary Cuban force stormed the beaches of Cuba. It was the beginning of a short military action which fast became a foreign policy debacle for President john F. Kennedy. When the conflict abated, one hundred fourteen members of the 2506 Cuban brigade were dead and almost twelve hundred were CastroÃ¢â¬â¢s prisoners. Juan Sossa was one. Even though over 40 years have passed, the memory of the failed inva...Be the first to comment
Jeffrey Smith served as General Counsel for the CIA in 1995 and 1996. WMNF spoke to him today about the 9/11 Report, the recent terror alerts, and why the root of terrorism is rarely discussed in American media.
We began by asking him about one of the major recommendations from the 9/11 Report that was endorsed - somewhat - by President Bush on Monday. That being the recommendation of having a National Intelligence Director....But critics note that the President wants to authorize ...Be the first to comment
Tonight beginning at 6:30, members of the animal rights group PETA- People For Ethical Treatment of Animals - are protesting in front of the Florida Acquirium in the Channelside District of Tampa, after learning that the Acquirium is hosting a fund-raiser they're calling a "Sushi Showdown", a cooking competition to raise money for an aquarium.
WIlliam Rivas-Rivas is from PETA...He says his group couldn't believe what they were hearing upon learning of the theme of tonight's fundraiser ...Be the first to comment
Our guest during this segment was Sonya March, candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. March attended public school in St. Petersburg, is a pilot, an Air Force veteran, and a patent attorney. This is her first run for office and among her positions: she advocates an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba, she is in favor of equal pay for equal work, she opposes abortion, she backs the President's policy on Iraq, and she doesn't think the Iraq war has hurt efforts to combat terrorism...Be the first to comment
Joe Redner is running as an independent in the race to replace Pat Frank on the Hillsborough County Commission , District 7. The Primary races to select the Democratic and Republican candidates for that race takes place at the end of the month, and those candidates =and Redner will compete in the November election.
The sometimes controversial owner of the Mons Venus says his run is his 4th - or 5th time running for elective office in Tampa or Hillsborough County. In the 2nd of a 2 part i...Be the first to comment
Last night in West Palm Beach, the 3 top candidates running for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate debated on issues of national security, health care, and their experience.
Last night's Debate was televised by all of the NBC Stations throughout Florida , and locally on WFLA News Channel 8.
South Florida Congressman Peter Deutsch is the only candidate in either Political Party who had a vote regarding the authorization to give to President Bush regarding the war on...Be the first to comment
Tomorrow the Ford Motor Company will release its new hybrid vehicle, the Ford Escape. But a coalition of environmental and Human Rights groups today used the occasion to blast the American automaker, saying it was a token gesture by a company that consistently produces cars with the worst auto mileage.
The basis for much of the advocacy groups anger is the fact that they say that Ford should improve the fuel economy across their entire fleet of cars.
Andrew Shalit is the P...Be the first to comment
The Hillsborough County Commission met today. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Grace Santos was there.
A much anticipated discussion and vote on a Park at Morris Bridge Road in Hillsborough County was delayed until the next Commission meeting later this month.
The debate has centered around whether to use the park for recreational use for children as Commissioners Jim Norman and Ken Hagen have argued for, or whether it should be preserved as a wilderness area.