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JAN SCHNEIDER FOR CONGRESS - Mitch Perry

08/24/04

This week WMNF is interviewing the Democratic candidates for Congress in the 13th Congressional District, which includes Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Desoto, and parts of Charlotte County.

In 2002, a newcomer to politics AND to the Sarasota area, Attorney Jan Schneider, came within 5 percentage points of upsetting Katherine Harris in the race to replace then retiring Congressman Dan Miller.

Schneider is again attempting to win the Democratic nomination this year. WMNF spo...

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TAMPA SPORTS AUTHORITY MAY BE COSTING THE COUNTY AND CITY MILLIONS-Andrew Stelzer

08/24/04

The Tampa Sports authority, the organization that manages the St Pete Times forum, and Raymond James Stadium--where the Tampa Bay Bucs play football, may have dishonestly entered into financial dealings that could cost the city and Hillsborough county millions of dollars. Yesterday, at the authority’s monthly meeting, Mike Merrill director of debt management for Hillsborough county, told the authority that the problems began in July of 2003, when the Tampa sports authority invested ...

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WOMEN VOTERS ROLE IN THIS YEARS ELECTION-Andrew Stelzer

08/24/04

In every presidential election since 1980, There has been a gender gap in the voting population—more than half of American women vote for the democratic candidate, while more than half of American men vote for the republican candidate. This gender gap exists for all races, the gap ranges from 4 to 11 percentage points; on average, to 9 percent more of women vote for a democratic presidential candidate. And according to Sue Carroll works with the Rutgers university center for American...

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ROBERT REICH INTERVIEW PART 2-Andrew Stelzer

08/23/04

Robert Reich was the secretary of labor under president Clinton, he is now advising John Kerry on economic policy. Reich is author of a new book titled "Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America," In the second of a 2 part interview, WMNF spoke with Reich about the need for the United States to change its economic policy to benefit all Americas, not just the rich. We began by asking him is the drive for economic growth destroying the world and forcing the people in non-industria...

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DEUTSCH GOES NEGATIVE ON BETTY CASTOR - Mitch Perry

08/23/04

A week and a half after he signed a pledge against Negative campaigning in the U.S. Democratic Senate race, officials representing South Florida Congressman Peter Deutsch explained today why he is now airing a television commercial that accuses rival Betty Castor of being weak on Terrorism.

Titled, "Shh", the ad -currently running in Tampa and Orlando - suggests that Democrats are silencing any discussion of Castor's record as President of USF back in the 1990's regarding former pro...

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CHRISTINE JENNINGS FOR CONGRESS - Mitch Perry

08/23/04

Christine Jennings for Congress

Today WMNF begins a closer look at the Election for the Democratic Nomination for Congress in the 13th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Manatee, Sarasota, Hardee, & DeSoto Counties.

The Seat is currently held by first term Congresswoman Katherine Harris, but there are 4 Democrats vying to win the nomination to face her this November.

WMNF hopes to speak to all of those candidates this week. We begin today speaking with Christine Jen...

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VIRTUAL DEBATE: BERGY/BROWNING, PASCO'S SUPT. OF ELECTIONS. Mark Antokas

08/23/04

INTRO: Kurt Browning, Pasco County’s Supervisor of Elections has weathered six elections of his own, in most of them he ran unopposed. But this November could prove his toughest, with dissatisfaction over the 2000 election results, controversy over touch screen voting machines without paper receipts, Browning’s role in the firing Browards of Miriam Oliphant, his changing party affiliations from Democrat to Republican midstream in 2002, and computer expert Patrick Bergy, a Non-Pa...

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Women's Show-EMMA GOLDMAN-LOVE and ANARCHY

08/21/04

TERESA GALLAR, playing the role of Emma Goldman in the Alley Cat Players production of Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy, & Other Affairs. An evening of revolution, prostitution, assassination, police riots, & unrestrained idealism. Play runs through August 29, 813-231-8478 at 911 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Artists' night is Monday, August 23.

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Women's Show-JUSTICE 4 YOUTH - PIPER ANDERSON

08/21/04

Piper Anderson, League of Pissed Off Voters and author of one of the chapters in How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. Poet Piper Anderson writes about New York's No More Youth Jail Beds campaign, which made uneasy allies of prison activists, artists and a councilman with close ties to law enforcement. Anderson, who moved to Brooklyn from North Philly, is clearly passionate about spending money on education instead of incarceration. She also talks about the Books not Bars campaign init...

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Women's Show- EVERY MOTHER'S SON-POV

08/21/04

Tami Gold and Kelly Anderson, filmmakers of "Every Mother's Son." In the late 1990s, three victims of police brutality made headlines around the country: Amadou Diallo, the young West African man whose killing sparked intense public protest; Anthony Baez, killed in an illegal choke-hold; and Gary (Gidone) Busch, a Hasidic Jew shot and killed outside his Brooklyn home. "Every Mother's Son" tells of the victims' three mothers who came together to demand justice and accountability. Tami Gold sa...

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