News & Public Affairs07/16/03
The Republican National Committee says the Democratic candidates for president are politicizing the war with Iraq. The RNC says their criticism is not legitimate and is simply based on the Democrats' longstanding opposition to going to war to topple Saddam Hussein. The guest this hour was Chad Colby, a spokesperson for the RNC.Be the first to comment
A DISCUSSION OF WHATâ€™S HAPPENING TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS DURING THE CURRENT WAR ON TERROR. PULTIZER PRIZE WINNING NEW YORK TIMES COLUMNIST ANTHONY LEWIS IS A CONTRIBUTOR TO A NEW BOOK ON THE STATE OF OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES. HE JOINED US IN THIS SEGMENT TO TALK ABOUT THE PATRIOT ACT AND HABEUS CORPUS. HE COMPARED THIS ERA TO PREVIOUS WARS.Be the first to comment
Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1964 to 1990; in that capacity he took part in President Reaganâ€™s daily briefing from 1981 to 1985. In this interview with WMNF, McGovern discussed the unusual events leading up the Iraq war. These include Vice President Cheneyâ€™s unprecedented visit to CIA headquarters to discuss intelligence about Iraqâ€™s supposed weapons of mass destruction. McGovern says such a visit is extremely rare and appeared to be a form of intimidation. He also...Be the first to comment
Dr. Carol Roberts, M.D. took calls from listeners on a variety of topics this hour including vitamins, vegetarianism, natural hormone therapy, chronic fatigue syndrome and prescription drugs.Be the first to comment
Children in Clearwater learn what itâ€™s like to serve in the Israeli army from a 20-year-old emissary who just completed her job in the Israeli air force. WMNFâ€™s Amy Snider has the storyâ€¦
Just a couple of months ago, 20 years old Noa Ben Ari completed her required two year service in the Israeli military. Now, she is teaching 287 children in Clearwater about Israel, and the Israeli army.
During their senior year in high school, Ben Ari says, Israeli teenagers take a b...Be the first to comment
Governor Bush spoke this morning about what he is calling a medical malpractice crisis to a group of doctors and administrators at the Moffitt Cancer and Research Center. In his statements, he told of a growing number of doctors who refuse to practice in Florida and the resulting lack of adequate care for Floridaâ€™s citizens. The governor also highlighted his proposal that would limit jury awards for pain and suffering to 250,000 dollars. WMNFâ€™s Kristen Friend-Weaver attended ...Be the first to comment
Two serious accidents involving cars vs. bikes have taken place in the last three weeks in the Bay area. In the first, a bicyclist was killed by a motorist on Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard. In the second, this past Sunday 14 cyclists were mowed down by a driver in St. Petersburg. Although no one was killed, two of the bikers were in critical condition. The guests: Scott Orsini, a former board member of the Swamp Mountain Bike Club and Anthony Clifton, president of the St. Petersburg Bike Club sa...Be the first to comment
Is the president's "Emergency AIDS Pledge" for real, or is it just broken promises? Over 15,000 people will die of AIDS in the countries Bush will visit during his nine-day trip. We talk to Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director for the Global AIDS Alliance. The Alliance is issuing a "Pledge Watch" for the President's Africa trip. The president has promised three billion dollars per year for fighting AIDS in Africa, but so far the administration is seeking only 450 million dollars in actual money...Be the first to comment
Frida Berrigan is a senior research associate with the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. She says the widespread use of depleted uranium in the Iraq War (at minimum 75 tons of DU were used as ammunition during the war) poses a danger to the health of U.S. soldiers, Iraqis and the environment. More DU was used during this war than during the previous war with Iraq. After it burns or explodes, DU has been shown to be toxic. With the still unexplained health problems suff...Be the first to comment
Allegations of racism at a St. Petersburg based bus company were outlined today in a hearing of the ST. Petersburg Human Relations Commission. The hearing follows a finding by the Human Relations Commission that there was racism at First Class, Martz, Coachlines. WMNFâ€™s Amy Snider has the story.
On February 26, 2001, bus driver Larry Holmes found a note on his windshield that read, â€œFind your place around here like the other niggers.â€?
Around here is bus company First C...Be the first to comment