News & Public Affairs06/29/04
Today is the last day of the public comment period for a potentially far-reaching Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants. The long-awaited regulation has been delayed for a decade, and EPA is under court order to issue a final rule next year. Environmental and health advocates have been campaigning extensively in the Tampa Bay area and around the country to get citizens to wrote the EPA and ask them to install harsh pollution standa...Be the first to comment
Our guest was Flynt Leverett, former Senior Director for Near East Affairs, NSC; was on State Dept Policy Planning staff; Sr. Analyst at CIA for 8 years; now a Visiting Fellow at Brookings. Leverett discussed the degree of autonomy the IGC actually has, the prospects for civil war in Iraq, the impact of Iran on Iraqi politics and the prospects for the Kurds establishing their own, independent country.Be the first to comment
This weekend was a celebration of PRIDE all over the world, as gay, lesbian, bi and trans festivals took place in hundreds of cities. Over 350 thousand people marched in ChicagoÃ¢â¬â¢s pride parade; 500 thousand danced through the streets of Rio, and up to one million people celebrated sexual diversity in Toronto. For the second year, St PetersburgÃ¢â¬â¢s pride festival featured a rainbow flag; this year it stretched over 4 blocks long. Over 20 thousand people came to St Pete pride over...Be the first to comment
This afternoon, several former National Park officials criticized the Bush Adminstration
For what they said was their failure to protect America's National Parks.
The Conference Call was facilitated by the John Kerry campaign, but most of those officials making public comments stressed their previous lack of participating in politics......
That was not the case for former Arizona Governor and Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who said - because of budget cuts, American fami...Be the first to comment
Yesterday morning in Tampa, hundreds of local Vietnamese gathered in a ceremony where the City of Tampa officially recognized The emblem of South Vietnam- the heritage and Freedom Flag - as the official symbol of the Vietnamese-American community.
In 1975, communist forces of North Vietnam won VietnamÃ¢â¬â¢s Civil War and adopted the Community PartyÃ¢â¬â¢s red flag with a yellow star as the official emblem of the nation. But for millions of South Vietnamese who fled the nation, they h...Be the first to comment
INTRO:Emotions were mixed at a meeting Saturday hosted by Tarpon Springs Congressman Mike Bilirakis. The Town meeting presented evidence by the Environmental Protection Agency which backs a controversial Ã¢â¬ÅMound and CapÃ¢â¬? solution to the Stauffer Chemical superfund site near Tarpon Springs. The Community watchdog group Pi-Pa-Tag, the Pinellas-Pasco Technical Advisory Group funded by the federal Superfund program, brought up continueing problems which address sinkhole activity and gro...Be the first to comment
Film, "Bruised, Battered, Broken" by Debra Hussong. SCOPE, Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence, conducted a study project on Family Violence - community and individual response. Marylee Bussard, Project Coordinator, Community Studies talked about the project.
Film will be show Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Rd.
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POV opens the season on PBS with the film, "Farmingville" directed by Catherine Tambini and Carlos Sandoval. The film deals with the effects of undocumented workers in a small community on Long Island. It focuses on this wave of immigration and "hypergrowth destinations" -- how a community responds to this, particularly from the perspective of 3 women.
The film will be shown on WEDU Sunday, June 27 at 11:30 pm. There is much additional information and the ability to interact on the webs...Be the first to comment
Fahrenheit 9-11, the new film by director Michael Moore which explores the monetary gains made by President Bush, his cabinet and friends from the war on Iraq and paints that war as being fought by poor Americans for the profit of defense contractors, opens today in theatres nationwide. Fahrenheit 9-11 opens with a scene from FloridaÃ¢â¬âAl Gore and his supporters celebrating an apparent election night victory, which would later be called into question.
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At their state convention earlier this year, the Florida Green Party was roughly split between those delegates who didnÃ¢â¬â¢t think the Party should nominate ANYBODY this year, vs. those who supported Ralph Nader to be their standard bearer.
In Milwaukee, there has been much discussed regarding the dividing philosophies of the 2 major candidatesÃ¢â¬Â¦..David Cobb says he wants to transform the Greens into a potent force in American politics. And the way to accomplish that, he says, is...Be the first to comment