News & Public Affairs08/03/04
WMNF volunteer Bill Hamilton just returned from the Democratic National Convention in Boston where he covered meetings, speeches, and demonstrations outside the convention. He paid particular attention to the issues of the Iraq War, corporate influence on politics and free speech.Be the first to comment
Although Tomorrow is the deadline for getting required signatures into the Secretary of State's Office, right now it appears that there will be eight Proposed Changes to the State's Constitution that Floridians will vote on in November.
But there is already a legal move against one of those amendments.
Today the ACLU and Planned Parenthood announced a court challenge to the language in an Amendment that would require parental notice of a child's abortion.
The Amendmen...Be the first to comment
At the end of this month will be the Primary election throughout the state...
In the 5th Congressional District, which encompasses Pasco and Hernando County,
There is a spirited race for the Democratic nomination for Congress, with the victor to take on Republican incumbent Ginny Brown-Waite.
One of those trying to become the Democratic nominee is John Russell, a critical care nurse and prominent Democratic Party activist who is running for office for the first t...Be the first to comment
HARVEY DIAMOND'S "FIT FOR LIFE, NOT FAT FOR LIFE". Best selling author Harvey Diamond served in Vietnam and is a survivor of exposure to the Agent Orange herbicide used to defoliate the jungles of Southeast Asia. When diagnosed with a condition with no known cure that destroys the muscles of the body, he, like many of his buddies, was told to prepare to die. Now thirty years later, one of the few remaining survivors with this debilitating condition, he credits his survival to eating a diet of...Be the first to comment
INTRO:Across the nation, many democrats have held informal and local houseparties designed to get people energized about this presidential election. The grassroots efforts first started when then prospective candidate Gov. Howard Dean reached out to local communities of friends and neighbors in an effort to mobilize his base. In one such gathering in Pasco County last night for John Kerry and John Edwards, Robert GreenwaldÃ¢â¬â¢s film Ã¢â¬ÅuncoveredÃ¢â¬? was shown. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Ant...Be the first to comment
Today in St. Petersburg, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club hosted a Debate between the 3 major candidates for the democratic nomination for U.S. Senate...
Betty Castor, Peter Deutsch & Alex Pinellas battled it out in a forum simulcast on Bay News 9 and WMNF....
The most recent polls show Castor leading the race overall, with Deutsch 2nd, and Pinelas far behind in 3rd place....
2 weeks ago at a similar Tiger Bay Event in Tallahassee, Penelas, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, ...Be the first to comment
This morning at the Tampa City Council, Police Chief Stephen Hogue and City Attorney David Smith addressed growing concerns about violence in Ybor City.
In the past few weeks, Tampa Police have singled out one particular club that caters to teenagers, known as Club Bling. They say that the 2 to 300 teens have created trouble on Saturday nights in Ybor.
Chief Hogue announced that the Tampa Police Department will now deploy 50 Police officers across Ybor on weekend evenings from 11PM to ...Be the first to comment
Controversy erupted this morning at the very beginning of todayÃ¢â¬â¢s Tampa City Council meeting, just before an atheist was scheduled to give the invocation, which opens every meeting.
Last month City Councilman John Dingfelder, whose turn it was to choose somebody to begin the Meeting with traditionally has been a nondenomational prayer from a reverend or rabbi, announced that Michael Harvey from the group Atheists of Florida, would give the invocation for this morningÃ¢â¬â¢s Meet...Be the first to comment
This morning the St. Pete Times reported that while Governor Jeb Bush, Secretary of State Glenda Hood, and other Republican officials have been dismissing criticism about the lack of a paper trail for touch screen voting machines, Republicans in Miami-Dade County apparently have the same fear that there could be problems with those machines at the polls this November.
The Times reported that the Republican Party of Florida Paid to send a full-color mailing To voters in a House Primary in ...Be the first to comment
Former White House Counsel John Dean discussed his new book WORSE THAN WATERGATE: The Secret Presidency Of George W. Bush. It describes the extraordinary secrecy within the Bush White House and the distortions of fact the White House used leading us to war in Iraq. Dean also discussed the lessons learned from Watergate and the recent death of Watergate bagman Fred LaRue.Be the first to comment