News & Public Affairs10/02/03
In a front-page story, Tuesday's New York Times reports on New Bridge Strategies, a new D.C. lobbying firm that is paving the way for U.S. firms interested in doing business in Iraq. In "K Street on the Tigris," just published on MotherJones.com, Mother Jones Washington Correspondent Michael Schere adds considerable detail to the story.Be the first to comment
Free trade agreements have much support in the centers of power. But how are people at the grassroots affected by globalization? On this segment four people with direct experience with the economic impact on free trade discussed the economic dislocation caused by NAFTA and the free trade agreement with Chile. Guests: Pablo Huaiquilao, an indigenous Mapuche activist from southern Chile; Ado Gonzalez, a Zapotec indigenous community leader from Oaxaca, Mexico; Leo Gorman, Witness for Peace, and ...Be the first to comment
Approximately 200 Hillsborough County firefighters marched around the County Commission building this morning in an attempt to bring a new sense of urgency to their failed contract negotiations. The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners was meeting inside at the time. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Kristen Friend-Weaver has moreÃ¢â¬Â¦
Hillsborough County firefighters are now working without a contract since they failed to reach an agreement with the county administratorÃ¢â¬â¢s office before Septembe...Be the first to comment
Hillsborough County Commissioners voted today to recommend a further study of an extension of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail known as route three revised. This extension would be a part of the Upper Tampa Bay Trial development that will ultimately connect the trail with the Suncoast Trail. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Kristen Friend Weaver attended the meeting and has this reportÃ¢â¬Â¦
The BoardÃ¢â¬â¢s approval of a further study of route three revised is a victory for supporters of the Trail who believe...Be the first to comment
This documentary was produced by Greg Palast for BBC in England. It looks at several issues involving the Bush family: their connection to Saudi oil money, the role of that money in the fortune GW Bush made while heading Harken Energy, GW's record in the National Guard and the 2000 presidential recount.Be the first to comment
Dr. Barry Gordon is one of the country's leading authorities on memory and brain disorders and founder of The Memory Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions where he is a professor of neurology and holder of an endowed chair to study the treatment of brain disorders.
In his new book, Intelligent Memory, published by Viking, he combines cutting-edge science with practical hands-on guidance to help readers enhance attention, store more memories, spark connections, and expand scratch-pad...
Ralph Eubanks, the current Director of Publishing at the Library of Congress, was devastated to discover that his parents were on the State Sovereignty CommissionÃ¢â¬â¢s infamous Ã¢â¬Åblack listÃ¢â¬? - a list of people living in Mississippi at the time that the state considered a danger to Jim Crowe segregation laws. While researching his family roots, EubanksÃ¢â¬â¢ startling discovery motivated him to explore deeper into the files of the Sovereignty Commission that gave birth to his n...Be the first to comment
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During the first part of today's program we carried President Bush's historic speech to the United Nations General Assembly. In the speech the president justified the invasion and occupation of Iraq and called for assistance from countries who have not provided support so far. In the second part of this program we took calls and read e-mails from the audience responding to the speech.Be the first to comment
This morning the Donkeys Rock Tour visited the USF campus.
The Donkeys Rock Tour is not some hot new band you havenÃ¢â¬â¢t heard of. Instead, itÃ¢â¬â¢s part of an effort to energize young democrats and to get students registered to vote. Within two weeks the Florida Democratic Party will have visited all eleven public universities as well as community and smaller college campuses. Scott Maddox, chairman of the FDP, explains why this effort is so important. (SB 1, OQ Ã¢â¬Â¦and...Be the first to comment