News & Public Affairs10/19/04
INTRO: With the coming election just weeks away, the Bay area is receiving a lot of attention from the campaign of George W. Bush. This morning, the President attended a rally in St. Petersburg, the first stop of his Bay Area tour. Afterwards, the President appeared with his brother, the Governor, in Pasco County for a rally, which drew more than seven thousand of the party faithful. Later he would travel to The Villages, a sprawling retirement area encompassing Marion, Sumpter, and Lake Cou...Be the first to comment
Author Esther Kaplan discussed her new book WITH GOD ON THEIR SIDE. In it she discusses the role of conservative Christianity in the GW Bush White House. Kaplan makes a case that this administration is dominated by people who practice a very narrow form of conservative Christianity.Be the first to comment
Author Eric Alterman discussed his new book WHEN PRESIDENTS LIE. It covers lies told by FDR, JFK, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Alterman thinks that the lying tends to compound a problem and that by simply telling the truth the presidents and our democracy would be better off.Be the first to comment
Election Protection Training in Tampa
As election day beckons, in 15 days, the coalition of groups working to ensure that many of the problems that happened at the Polls in Florida in 2000, are getting prepared.
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This past Saturday, there were several training sessions held for Poll Monitors.in Tampa. Including one on Stetson University Law SchoolÃ¢â¬â¢s Tampa CampusÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦.This session was conducted by Alia Malek, who is working for t...Be the first to comment
In his second Trip to Florida in the last 4 days, John Kerry held a rally at the Tampa Bay performing arts center, in an effort to get out the vote. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report.
About 300 supporters of John Kerry attended the rally, which was supposed to be about his healthcare plan, but the speakers spent an equal amount of time discussing President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s failures in regard to the invasion of Iraq. Se...Be the first to comment
Mary Glenney gave a profile of the 204 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Matthai of Kenya. Wangari founded the Green Belt Movement, was the first woman in Kenya to earn a PhD, and is a member of parliament.Be the first to comment
INTRO: There are currently at least four lawsuits facing secretary of state Glenda Hood over state voting issues. Voter registration issues centering around missing check marks on a box, provisional ballots and whether they must be cast in a voters home precinct, and bogus registration forms turned into Duval County with fictitious addresses. Voter issues have been around the bay area and in the state since the 2000 election which saw George W. Bush take FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s electoral college b...Be the first to comment
Governor Jeb Bush, flanked by top officials in his brother's administration, announced a $1.5-billion plan yesterday to speed up the sluggish Everglades restoration. But environmental groups campaigning in Florida to thwart President Bush's re-election used the announcement as another chance to bash the Bush administration's environmental record. Bush's plan, unveiled at a wildlife refuge west of Boynton Beach, calls for the state to borrow the money over the next five years so it can take...Be the first to comment
Seemingly all eyes will be on Florida on election day in 2 ÃÂ½ weeksÃ¢â¬Â¦A number of groups - such as the NAACP - have been working with bringing attorneys to Florida to prepare
Training citizens to be poll monitors will take place in Tampa tomorrowÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦.
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80-20, the largest Asian American Organization in the United States, is a national non-partisan Political Action Committee dedicated to work for equality and justice for all Asian Americans. Last week, 80-20Ã¢â¬â¢s endorsement convention, consisting of 1/3 Republicans, 1/3 Democrats, and 1/3 Independents, announced it is unanimously endorsing Senator John Kerry for President. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Grace Santos interviewed S.B. Woo, 80-20 Founder.Be the first to comment