News & Public Affairs05/26/04
INTRO:With insurance rates skyrocketing in Florida, some are wondering why home and auto rates are tied into, among other considerations, your credit health. Those with good credit scores pay less in insurance premiums. The insurance industry maintains that this is a good thing in that it brings down rates for most. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has this report:
SCRIPT: According to CNBC, the national average for uninsured motorists is at fourteen percent. Florida is at Twenty percent. Talk t...Be the first to comment
John Blackwelder, the 59th person to be executed by the state of Florida, is scheduled to be executed at 6PM today.... Blackwelder was scheduled yesterday to be executed for the murder of convicted killer Raymond Wigley at Columbia Correctional institution....Blackwelder had previously confessed that after luring Wigley into his cell with the promise of a sex act, he tied Wigley to the bed and strangled him as Wigley begged for mercy.
At 5:45 last night, just 16 minutes before his sched...Be the first to comment
Today the Bayshore Task Force met again to get closer to providing a set of recommendations that they will forward to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio on how to make Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard safer for pedestrians.
The Task Force was convened back in February by Mayor Iorio after the death of a jogger - Melissa McKenzie ....McKenzie was the 3rd pedestrian to die along the Bayshore in the past year.....
This morning the TaskForce met at Kate Jackson Park in Tampa's Hyde Park, where among...Be the first to comment
Lynda Perry is an African American who has lived in Zephyrhills all her life. Seven years ago she moved to an all-white neighborhood. Since then she says she's been the victim of racial harassment. She has continued to speak out on civil rights issues, including the recent controversy over the renaming of MLK Blvd. On May 15th persons unknown committed vandalism to her property by driving a truck onto her lawn and tearing up her landscaping. She charges that the Zephyrhills police are indiffe...Be the first to comment
Journalist David Brock first became known after his devastating attack on Anita Hill,
In his 1993 book, "The Real Anita Hill," where his description of the former associate of Supreme Court Justice "As a little bit nutty, a little bit slutty", made him a favorite of the conservative Right...
He followed that up with the first published story about Paula Jones, the Arkansas woman whose sexual harassment suit against President Clinton ultimately led to the
President's impeachment...Be the first to comment
In this segment former Air Force pilot and North Florida Congressmen Pete Peterson commented on President Bush's speech last night on the situation in Iraq. Peterson was the former U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. He commented on the lack of content in the President's speech, the mistakes made so far in the occupation and the treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war. This interview was followed by a live call-in from listeners about the Iraq War.Be the first to comment
According to a survey released today by the left-leaning media watchdog group FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, there is very little Public in Public Radio, and among partisan sources, Republicans outnumber Democrats on National Public Radio.
FAIR reports that Republicans not only had a substantial partisan edge, but that individual Republicans were NPR's most popular sources overall....., According
The study counted 2,334 sources used in 804 stories aired last June for four...Be the first to comment
8 supervisors of elections from west central Florida gathered today at The Hillsborough county elections office, to announce their participation in a state wide Ã¢â¬Åget out the voteÃ¢â¬? initiative, designed to get more Floridians to vote, and improve the states image as incapable of holding a fair and efficient election.
SOUND Ã¢â¬ÅDemonstration ballot, Pasco County..number of candidatesÃ¢â¬Â¦.so it tells you the candidates, George Washington, john A...Be the first to comment
Former Florida Congressman Pete Peterson spent six and a half years as a POW in North Korea. Later he was U.S. ambassador to Vietnam under President Clinton. He discussed President Bush's speech last night, the importance of the Geneva Convention and the prospects for a positive resolution to the Iraq war. This interview was followed by open phones.Be the first to comment
Our guest was Amy Weintraub, author of the book YOGA FOR DEPRESSION (Broadway Books).Be the first to comment