News & Public Affairs02/10/04
our guest: Rev. Janet Wolf - Dir. of Public Policy and Community Outreach for the group. She says our war on drugs results in a large incarceration rate for people who simply possess drugs, especially marijuana. Many of those imprisoned are people of color. The minister charges that the impact of high incarceration rates is that families are split and defendants are unable to rise above the stigma, sanctions and poverty that result from prison sentences. Wolfe and her group advocate treating ...Be the first to comment
Tension was high this morning as the Pinellas County School Board met to discuss an effort to ban the confederate flag at Tarpon Springs High School.
When Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean stated that he wanted the Democratic Party to appeal to Southerners with confederate flags on their pickup trucks, many Southerners were outraged by what they deemed as an unfair stereotype of the Southern man.
Perhaps Howard Dean wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t so wrong after all, as the rebel flag is an ...Be the first to comment
Alexandra Halkin will show films produced by the Zapatista indigenous people with the assistance of inner-city youth from Chicago.The event has been moved from the one previously listed in Ybor City. It will now take place at Co-Vivant Gallery on 4906 North Florida Avenue in Tampa. There is a sliding scale admissions. For more information you may call Shari Feldman 813-362-2000. You can find out more information about CMP at www.chiapasmediaproject.org.Be the first to comment
The fight to save the last piece of wild, undeveloped parcel of land in Sarasota on the bay - located at 4218 Bayshore Rd. This issue will be addressed Feb. 11 at 6 pm at the Planning Board Hearing, City Hall, 1565 1st Street, Sarasota - permit application review.Be the first to comment
Spinning Into Butter is a very serious comedy abou racism written by award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman. The setting is a smallcollege in Vermont, the charactersare college administrators, professors and students who all vowtheir commitment to fostering diversity. The pay's title comes from the old storyof Little Black Sambo. Sparks says she knew that the play's academic world of insistently politically correct language might allow audience members to distance themselvesBe the first to comment
This is the event reported on the WMNF Evening News on Friday night February 6th.
The event has been moved from the one previously listed in Ybor City. It will now take place at Co-Vivant Gallery on 4906 North Florida Avenue in Tampa. There is a sliding scale admissions. For more information you may call Shari Feldman 813-362-2000. You can find out more information about CMP at www.chiapasmediaproject.org.Be the first to comment
St. Petersburg Times columnist jan Glidewell (offbeat) retires. He speaks with WMNF'S Mark Antokas. Part one.Be the first to comment
BEN COHEN, CO-FOUNDER BEN AND JERRY'S ICE CREAM came up with the idea of dramatizing what he says are a series of lies told by President Bush and his staff regarding war, taxes, and the NO CHILD LEFT-BEHIND ACT. Using a 12 foot statue of GWB with simulated flames coming out of his clothing, the PANTS ON FIRE TOUR has traveled to dozens of U.S. cities to challenge what they say are inaccurate claims made by the President. This coming Monday the tour comes to Tampa. On this program Cohen talked...Be the first to comment
ANALYSIS OF GEORGE TENET'S AND GEORGE W. BUSH'S STATEMENTS TODAY ON THE APPARENT LACK OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ02/05/04
The reasons the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq were WMD's. But after 9 months of searching not one WMD has been found. Our guest Eric Gustafson, Executive Director, Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), says it appears that somewhere in the chain of information, intelligence was altered to justify going to war. Founded in 1998 and representing a growing membership of mainstream Americans, war veterans, and human rights activists, EPIC works to improve humanitarian co...Be the first to comment
ACCORDING TO A POLL TAKEN RECENTLY FOR THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- FLORIDA VOTERS STRONGLY SUPPORT CHANGING FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS. TO STOP WHAT IT CALLS RUNAWAY AMENDMENTS FROM TAKING OVER THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION AND THREATENING FLORIDA'S ECONOMIC STABILITY. HOWEVER MANY CITIZEN'S GROUPS SAY THE LEGISLATURE IS UNRESPONSIVE TO PUBLIC NEEDS, THEREFORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROCESS SHOULD NOT BE MADE HARDER. OUR GUEST, MARK WILSON, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FLORIDA CHAMBER ...Be the first to comment