News & Public Affairs09/13/04
INTRO: As the November election date comes closer, Small groups across the bay area have been coming together to rally members to their cause. On Thursday, in Pinnellas Park, about four hundred fifty members of the Greater Pinellas Democratic club gathered to support the Kerry-Edwards ticket. This past weekend, about one hundred fifty members of the Florida Alliance of Retired Americans, FLARA, came together for three days in New Port Richey to Rally and demonstrate against the Bush Administ...Be the first to comment
The construction of new water bottling plants in northern Florida, has citizens upset at the Nestle companyÃ¢â¬â¢s gradual takeover of the local water supply. WMNFsÃ¢â¬â¢ Andrew Stelzer has the story.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅWater is a commons, it belongs to the people who own property. Linda Jameson is the chair of the big bend area sierra club.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅItÃ¢â¬â¢s a bit strange for a big company come in here and take our water away.Ã¢â¬?
In 2003, when a private landowner...Be the first to comment
MOLLY IVINS, one of the nation's wittiest and best-known political pundits and widely syndicated political columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, will appear in Sarasota September 11 to talk about the government crackdown on civil liberties in post 9-11 America.
Ivins best-selling book, Molly Ivins Can't Say That Can She?, spent over a year on the New York Times best seller list. Her column appears in over 300 newspapers. Books include Shrub, Bushwhacked, Bushisms, Nothin' But Good ...Be the first to comment
JANET SAWIN, Research Associate, Worldwatch Institute, specialist in Energy and Global Climate Change.
Global Warming and Hurricanes article from Geophysca Fluid Dynamics Laboratory: http:/www.gfdl.noaa.gov/~tk/glob_warm_hurr.html. Prior to joining the staff at Worldwatch in June 2002, Janet Sawin worked briefly for Greenpeace on climate change and energy, and wrote a number of reports on renewable energy issues. Janet has participated in the last four international climate conferences. ...
SCRIPT: Del Sandusky, a Clearwater resident, speaks clearly when asked of John KerryÃ¢â¬â¢s war experience. Sandusky was there with John Kerry. Sandusky, in an interview with WMNF at a greater Pinellas Democratic club rally in Pinellas Park on Thursday, spoke of KerryÃ¢â¬â¢s service during the VietNam war, Kerry's fitness for duty as a Commander in Chief, and George W. BushÃ¢â¬â¢s National Guard behavior. New documents unearthed by the Boston Globe, and later this week National Guard m...Be the first to comment
President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s appearance in Florida to deliver Federal Assistance in the form of $2 Billion dollars, was his 3rd visit to the Sunshine State in the last 3 ÃÂ½ weeks, and his 27th overall.
Meanwhile, his opponent, John Kerry, has only visited Florida once since JulyÃ¢â¬Â¦That was for a few hours in Fort Myers to observe the damage done by Hurricane Charlie..
With Hurricane Ivan bearing down, Kerry is not about to make any campaign appearances in Florida in the near future, w...Be the first to comment
This Monday, the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban is set to expire.
The act prohibits by name - the sale of 19 specific weapons that have the features of guns used by the military, and also outlaws magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. While supporters admit the law is riddled with loopholes, they cite Federal Statistics showing crimes traceable to assault weapons have declined by 2/3rds since the law went into effect.
But the powerful National Rifle Association - which ha...Be the first to comment
Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and the CityÃ¢â¬â¢s Public Works Director told the City Council today that Tampa survived Tropical Storm Frances in excellent condition.
Speaking briefly, The Mayor gave thanks to the CityÃ¢â¬â¢s Police and Fire Departments, as well as the various other City Employees involved with the preparation and cleanup of the Massive Storm that hit the area early Monday morning (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?and taking care of trafficÃ¢â¬?)
Tampa Public Works Director Steve Dag...Be the first to comment
About 20 people spent their morning on a divider between Highway 41 and a service road in front of the Cargill phosphate plant in Riverview. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer was there and has the story.
SOUND People held signs that read things like Ã¢â¬ÅSpills killÃ¢â¬? and Ã¢â¬ÅCargill glow wormÃ¢â¬?, in an effort to call attention to the radioactive wastewater that spilled out of one of the phosphate gypsums during hurricane Frances, and ended up in a creek that runs...Be the first to comment
This program featured WMNF news volunteer Bill Hamilton describing the events outside and inside the RNC last week. Bill attended the convention along with WMNF volunteer John Meats. The program featured interviews conducted by Bill and John with members of the Kensington Welfare Rights group; singers Michael Franti, Steve Earle and Tom Morello; and media analyst Jeff Cohen.Be the first to comment