News & Public Affairs02/27/04
Last night in Miami, City Miami commissioners took the first step to repeal a stringent ordinance limiting what items protesters can bring to demonstrations.
The ordinance, passed just a week before November's Free Trade of the Americas talks in Miami, had been touted by police as a way to protect the public against violent protests....But it led to outrage among local demonstrators of the FTAA, who said the law was illegal because it was only targeted only at the thousands of activists w...Be the first to comment
Last night, a panel discussion was held in Ybor city about reparations for slavery for African Americans. WMNFÃ¢â¬?S Andrew Stelzer was there and filed this report ---------
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅRight now, in everywhere they are talking about reparations, al over..Ã¢â¬?
Tony, the host and moderator of the panel, said the issue of reparations is being discussed more and more in the African-American communities.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅIt will split the black community in halfÃ¢â¬Â¦this ...Be the first to comment
INTRO: Last Sunday morning, Long time Consumer Advocate and progressive icon
Ralph Nader angered much of the Democratic Party when he announced he would - for the 3rd straight election - run for the Presidency......
The anger came from many who believe that Nader's candidacy in 2000 COST Democrat Al Gore the election against George W. Bush.....In particular, attention has been focused on Florida, where the election was ultimately decided, and where Nader captured over 97,000 votes...Be the first to comment
The Florida Republican Party is bashing Jacksonville Congresswoman Corrine Brown for racial comments made yesterday while discussing the situation in Haiti.
Brown said the Bush Administration's policy on Haiti is "racist" and the President's representatives are "a bunch of white men."
Her outburst came during a closed briefing on the Haiti crisis. It was directed at Roger Noriega, who is the State Department's top official for Latin America.
But Noriega told Brown ...Be the first to comment
There soon may be a constitutional challenge to the confidentiality which FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s Public Service Commission, grants to utility companies. WMNF reporter Andrew Stelzer has the story -----------------------------------
Act Ã¢â¬ÅThe PSC is making decisions that are worth millionsÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Ben Wilcox is with Common Cause, a group supporting citizen involvement in government. Today, Common Cause has released a study about the effectiveness of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s P...Be the first to comment
THE 17TH KARMAPA'S ESCAPE FROM CHINESE-OCCUPIED TIBET MUSIC IN THE SKY The Life, Art & Teachings of the 17th Karmapa When His Holiness the 17th Karmapa escaped from Chinese-held Tibet in early January of the new millennium, the news shook the world. The New York Times Sunday Magazine featured his story as did the major newspapers and newsweeklies. This program featured an interview with Michelle Martin, author of the full, authoritative account of his ...Be the first to comment
Honey Rand has a Ph.D. in communication from the University of South Florida. She is an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida where she occasionally teaches in Environmental Science and Policy, Mass Media, Communications and Continuing Education departments. She was formerly communications coordinator for Mote Marine Laboratory, a marine and environmental research and education center in Sarasota, and was the director of public communication for the Southwest Florida Water Mana...Be the first to comment
A HUMAN RIGHTS FOUNDATION AND EQUALITY FLORIDA UNVEILED A NEW AD CAMPAIGN LAST NIGHT IN TAMPA called "turnout tampa bay" - DESIGNED TO INCREASE VOTER PARTICIPATION IN THE 2004 ELECTION AND ADVANCE EQUAL RIGHTS FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANGENDERED PEOPLE....THE CENTERPIECE OF TURNOUT TAMPA BAY IS A NEW TELEVISION AD CAMPAIGN TO INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION
(SOUND o.q."I'm just a lesbian"
WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION IS STILL LEGAL IN MOST STATE...Be the first to comment
The University of South Florida hosted Columnist Dr. Max Castro, co-author of "This Land is Our Land: Immigrants in Power in Miami" to talk about the conservative, but shifting nature of Cuban-American Politics. Castro was a guest of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Lecture Series and the Committee for Cuban Studies. Here's Carlos Milan with a report....
Max Castro who holds a PhD in Sociolog...Be the first to comment
A national Pro-Life group has rolled into the Tampa Bay Area this week with a fleet of trucks displaying graphic images of Aborted fetuses...
The Trucks depict those images next to the word "choice" in quotes, and then with a phone number and website....
The advertising campaign is the work of the Southern California based group The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform....
Gregg Cunningham is the director of that group.....(roll tape#1 o.q."information in their heads")
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