News & Public Affairs06/30/04
As weÃ¢â¬â¢ve been reporting here on WMNF, the last week the Florida Department of health sent warnings sent to a dozen Florida businesses that fax customers drug prescriptions to Canada, so that the customers can buy more affordable drugs. The cease and desist letters warned the store fronts, most of which have nothing but a counter and a fax machine, that they would be closed down if they did not comply with state laws and register to operate as pharmacies. The public, especially senior...Be the first to comment
Locally owned businesses around the country are celebrating July 1-7 As Independent's Week. Our guests were three owners of small businesses: Carla Jimenez of Inkwood Books, Gabe Echezabal of Vinyl Fever Records and CDs, and Georgette Diaz of Georgette's in Old Hyde Park Village. They are all members of the Tampa Independent Alliance. Our guests say that locally owned businesses ultimately are better for communities in terms of accountability, service, and impact on the local economy.Be the first to comment
There are hundreds of Canadian Drug Provider business across the United States; these stores do not keep any drugs on site, instead they will fax prescription orders to Canadian pharmacies, which sell prescriptions at a much lower price. Florida has a large population of senior citizens, because of this, there are a lot of Canadian drug providers located in Florida. Last week, the Florida Department of health sent a letter to 12 of these businesses, with a cease and desist order, warning th...Be the first to comment
Last night, a reported 55 thousand people in all 50 states gathered in living rooms, churches, restaurants and libraries and meeting halls all across the country for a national town hall meeting with Fahrenheit 9-11 director Michael Moore. Over 4600 meetings were organized by moveon.orgÃ¢â¬â¢s members and political action committee, to try and gather political support against president bush from the momentum of Fahrenheit 9-11 the new film that paints Bush as a lying, uncaring war profitee...Be the first to comment
This morning, staff and supporters of WUSF TV and Radio announced that their public broadcasting programs will now be enhanced by Digital Television.
All Television broadcasters are required to offer both analog AND digital television channels until 2006, when they are being mandated by the government to go strictly digitial.
That is NOT the case in radio, but some stations are beginning to prepare to go that way...In fact, a little over a year ago, WUSF-FM became only the 6th...Be the first to comment
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