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PRESIDENT BUSH'S ADDRESS ON THE WAR IN IRAQ - Radioactivity

05/25/04

In this segment former Air Force pilot and North Florida Congressmen Pete Peterson commented on President Bush's speech last night on the situation in Iraq. Peterson was the former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. He commented on the lack of content in the President's speech, the mistakes made so far in the occupation and the treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war. This interview was followed by a live call-in from listeners about the Iraq War.

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NPR STUDY - Mitch Perry

05/25/04

According to a survey released today by the left-leaning media watchdog group FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, there is very little Public in Public Radio, and among partisan sources, Republicans outnumber Democrats on National Public Radio.

FAIR reports that Republicans not only had a substantial partisan edge, but that individual Republicans were NPR's most popular sources overall....., According

The study counted 2,334 sources used in 804 stories aired last June for four...

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LOCAL ELECTION SUPERVISORS LAUNCH GET OUT THE VOTE CAMPAIGN-Andrew Stelzer

05/25/04

8 supervisors of elections from west central Florida gathered today at The Hillsborough county elections office, to announce their participation in a state wide “get out the vote� initiative, designed to get more Floridians to vote, and improve the states image as incapable of holding a fair and efficient election.


SOUND “Demonstration ballot, Pasco County..number of candidates….so it tells you the candidates, George Washington, john A...

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DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT BUSH'S IRAQ SPEECH - Radioactivity

05/25/04

Former Florida Congressman Pete Peterson spent six and a half years as a POW in North Korea. Later he was U.S. ambassador to Vietnam under President Clinton. He discussed President Bush's speech last night, the importance of the Geneva Convention and the prospects for a positive resolution to the Iraq war. This interview was followed by open phones.

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YOGA AS A WAY TO TREAT DEPRESSION

05/24/04

Our guest was Amy Weintraub, author of the book YOGA FOR DEPRESSION (Broadway Books).

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COALITION OF IMMOKALEE WORKERS BALK AT TACO BELL PROPOSAL - Mitch Perry

05/24/04

For the first time in the 3 year campaign by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to boycott Taco Bell, the executive of the fast food company's parent corporation - Yum!Brands - has announced a plan to take steps to end the boycott....But it has already been rejected by the Florida based farmworkers alliance....

Last Thursday, Yum Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak announced that if the Coalition of Immokalee Workers ended its 3 year boycott of Taco Bell, his company was prepared...

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BETTY CASTOR VISITS VA NURSING HOME-Andrew Stelzer

05/24/04

As the field for Florida’s’ open US senate seat narrows down, the remaining candidates are making more frequent campaign stops. Today, Betty castor, one of the 3 democratic candidates for Senate, took a tour of the Veterans Administrations’ Nursing home facility. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report. ----------------

SOUND “My name is betty castor…how long have you been here…16 years… so you’ve been in th...

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PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS. Mark Antokas

05/21/04

INTRO: In America there is an array of disquieting social trends. Rising numbers of children living in single parent and in working poor families, fueling drug and alchol abuse, truancy, and worse for America’s youth. Public spending on “At Risk Youth’ a growth industry, is estimated at Fifty Billion Dollars yearly. In Florida, The Pace Center For Girls, covers the needs of Florida’a at risk girls. WMNF’s Mark Antokas visited one center in Pasco County. Roll ...

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ST PETE CITY COUNCIL VOTES AGAINST PATRIOT ACT - Mitch Perry & Grace Santos

05/21/04

Last night the City of St. Petersburg joined over 300 Cities and Counties - including Sarasota and Tampa -in denouncing portions of the USA Patriot Act.

The vote comes on the same day that FBI Director Robert Mueller told a Congressional Hearing how important it is for law enforcement to renew the act when it expires at the end of next year......

But the fight for renewal of the Act, is expected to be an uphill battle due to growing concern on Capitol Hill, and a lack of answe...

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LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZEN'S CONVENTION - Mitch Perry

05/21/04

The country's oldest and and largest Latino organization is holding their state Convention in Tampa this weekend - and with Latinos being severely courted by both national political parties, the organization's State Director says nearly every politician running for office this year state wide wants to get in on the action.

Lulac - The League of United Latin American Citizens - is holding their State Convention this weekend at the Wyndam Harbor Island Hotel....

And there will b...

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