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HOMELESS COALITION CENSUS

10/28/03

The Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County will conduct a census to determine the number and needs of the homeless in the county. Volunteer teams of will hit the streets, shelters, hospitals and meal programs on Thursday, October 30, to undertake this effort.

Rayme Nuckles is the Chief Executive Officer of the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County. He said that the number of Hillsborough’s homeless increased by 11% from 2001 to 2002, and said that, based on discussions with s...

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THE MIND OF THE SOUL

10/27/03

Rob and Dr. Carol Roberts talk with Author Gary Zukav & Linda Francis about their new book "The Mind of the Soul, and how soul and spirit are connected to our physical health.

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TAMPA BAY WORKFORCE ALLIANCE - Kristen Friend-Weaver

10/24/03

The Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance is responsible for overseeing training and outreach programs that help match job seekers with appropriate employers in Hillsborough County. Renee Benton, the president of the Alliance, emphasized that they are a part of a national network of resources available to employers and employees. This career fair, however, was not aimed at first time or entry-level job seekers. Benton said that over the past few years, more people who are farther advanced in their ...

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PEACE ACTIVISTS

10/23/03

Rob is joined by St. Petersburg peace activists Jim Marvin and Sarah McCown to discuss their opposition to the war; the range of local actions; community response and the upcoming peace fair, Cirkus McCurkus.

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NICARAGUA

10/22/03

Rob talks with Dorothy Granada, internationally acclaimed health promoter and human rights activist discussing her mission work with the rural poor in Nicaragua.

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FREEDOM PLAYGROUND

10/22/03

Stephanie Busansky and Fran Powers join Rob to talk about the Freedom Playground, the first of its kind in the Bay Area that is accessible for children with disabilities.

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MODERN PLAGUES

10/22/03

Rob interviews USF professor Mark Jerome Walters about his new book "Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them." He uses examples of mad cow disease, AIDS, Salmonella DT104, Lyme disease, Hantavirus and the West Nile to illustrate how continuous changes to the environment can contribute to the spread of disease.

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ST PETE CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS - Amy Snider

10/22/03

St. Petersburg residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 4, to vote for candidates for city council, as well as to cast their ballots on six charter amendments and one referendum question. The two incumbent city council members who are being challenged for their seats, as well as some of the challengers, were in St. Petersburg today to address the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. WMNF’s Amy Snider was there and files this report.

In St. Petersburg City Council District 1, incumb...

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THE EFFECTS OF OXYCONTIN ADDICTION

10/21/03

Dr. Rick Sponaugle and Doloras Perrone of Florida Detox discuss withdrawal from the drug oxycontin.

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HAVE WE ACHIEVED RACIAL EQUALITY?

10/21/03

Rob interviews Michael Brown, lead author of "Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Colorblind Society" (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS). The book's authors take a new look at role of race in U.S. society, showing the cumulative effects of inequality on blacks and the long-term positive effects of institutional racism on whites.

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