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CIVIL RIGHTS SPEECHES - Amy Snider

09/16/03

A new book of civil rights speeches was published earlier this year. Ripples of Hope was compiled and edited by 28 year old Josh Gottheimer, who was a speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton. Gottheimer, now a Harvard Law student, spoke with WMNF’s Amy Snider about Ripples of Hope…

Josh Gottheimer worked in the West Wing for former president Bill Clinton for almost three years, after serving on the rapid communications team for the Clinton/Gore campaign in 1996. He was a...

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THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS OF 9/11

09/11/03

Seth Ackerman is a journalist has written a cover story for the September 3 edition of IN THESE TIMES magazine in which he takes a close look at the failures of the Bush administration to heed warnings that terrorists might strike the U.S.

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THE SECULAR ORGANIZATION FOR SOBRIETY (SOS)

09/10/03

Jim Christopher founded this group 25 years ago; Ken Bickers is a local member. They discussed the need for support groups which help people battle their addictions but which do not require a belief in a "higher power".

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OPEN PHONES

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GOV BUSH AND FRONT PORCH FLORIDA PROGRAM - Kim Farley

09/04/03

This afternoon Florida Governor Jeb Bush stopped by the Marriott Westside hotel. A luncheon was held there to celebrate the graduation of the first 6 communities from the Front Porch Florida program. WMNF’s Kimberley Farley reports:

The Front Porch Florida program began in 1999 as an effort to rejuvenate lower income neighborhoods. Communities from around the state write a proposal on how they can improve their neighborhood by bringing in business, building communi...

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WATER WARS - Amy Snider

09/04/03

Environmental groups led by the Sierra Club protested outside of annual meeting of Florida’s five water management districts today. WMNF’s Amy Snider has the story…

Oppose what they see as a water grab from Northern Florida to developers in South Florida

The council of 100 is an advisory group to Florida’s governor which has been in place for four decades. The governor appoints 100 statewide business leaders, who must be confirmed by the State Senate. The Council Chairman is C...

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LABOR PROTEST IN IRAQ

08/28/03

Labor journalist David Bacon on his article IN IRAQ, LABOR PROTEST IS A CRIME Bacon says that the U.S. military has cracked down on Iraq's largest union, a confederation of unemployed people. He says that unemployment is widespread in the wake of the U.S. military takeover and that the U.S. has been hostile to labor organizing since it overthrew Saddam Hussein.

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LABOR UNIONS MARK LABOR DAY

08/28/03

IBEW local 824 members Mary Buffard and Robert Prinn joined Rick Smith of the Service Employees International Union in discussing the local labor movement and the state of unions.

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LOCAL PHONE RATES - Kristen Friend-Weaver

08/28/03

Verizon and Sprint, two of Florida’s largest local phone companies, submitted plans with the state on Wednesday to increase local service rates for individuals and small businesses. The two companies are taking advantage of a new Florida law that allows the phone companies themselves to determine when rate increases are necessary. WMNF’s Kristen Friend-Weaver has more…

If Verizon and Sprint get the rate changes that they are asking for, individuals and small business could see a d...

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PLANS FOR AQUACULTURE FIN-FISH FARMING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

08/27/03

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is taking public comments about plans by a private company to place eight submerged cages, each holding up to 165,000 pounds of live fish, in water located just 33 miles west of St. John's Pass in Pinellas County. Marianne Cufone is an attorney with the Ocean Conservancy in St. Petersburg. She says the idea is fraught with possible danger and that the safety of the project has not been demonstrated.

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