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DONKEYS ROCK TOUR - Kim Farley

09/23/03

This morning the Donkeys Rock Tour visited the USF campus.

The Donkeys Rock Tour is not some hot new band you haven’t heard of. Instead, it’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 …and...

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STATE PLANS TO CUT BUDGET FOR COURT-ORDERED DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS

09/17/03

Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge Kevin Carey and Tampa Crossroads Director Dan Kane discussed the impact on the state of the planned cuts in funding in for drug treatment for first-time offenders.

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09/17/03

Reverend Bruce Wright of the Refuge and Dan Seigel who is a minister working with young people in Hillsborough's jails say that mistreatment of young people is common in the state's criminal justice system.

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AL FRANKEN

09/16/03

COMEDIAN AND BEST SELLING AUTHOR AL FRANKEN. FRANKEN- WHOSE BOOK "LIES, AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM" (BASIC BOOKS) IS ON TOP OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST THIS WEEK.... HE RECEIVED CONSIDERABLE PUBLICITY THIS SUMMER WHEN FOX NEWS SUED HIM FOR USING THE WORDS "FAIR AND BALANCED" ON THE BOOK'S COVER. FOX SAID FAIR AND BALANCED WAS A COPYWRITTEN SLOGAN OF THE NETWORK AND THAT BOOK BUYERS MIGHT BE CONFUSED AND BUY THE BOOK, ASSUMING THERE WAS AN OFFICIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE FRAN...

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CIVIL RIGHTS SPEECHES - Amy Snider

09/16/03

A new book of civil rights speeches was published earlier this year. Ripples of Hope was compiled and edited by 28 year old Josh Gottheimer, who was a speechwriter for former President Bill Clinton. Gottheimer, now a Harvard Law student, spoke with WMNF’s Amy Snider about Ripples of Hope…

Josh Gottheimer worked in the West Wing for former president Bill Clinton for almost three years, after serving on the rapid communications team for the Clinton/Gore campaign in 1996....

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THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS OF 9/11

09/11/03

Seth Ackerman is a journalist has written a cover story for the September 3 edition of IN THESE TIMES magazine in which he takes a close look at the failures of the Bush administration to heed warnings that terrorists might strike the U.S.

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THE SECULAR ORGANIZATION FOR SOBRIETY (SOS)

09/10/03

Jim Christopher founded this group 25 years ago; Ken Bickers is a local member. They discussed the need for support groups which help people battle their addictions but which do not require a belief in a "higher power".

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OPEN PHONES

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GOV BUSH AND FRONT PORCH FLORIDA PROGRAM - Kim Farley

09/04/03

This afternoon Florida Governor Jeb Bush stopped by the Marriott Westside hotel. A luncheon was held there to celebrate the graduation of the first 6 communities from the Front Porch Florida program. WMNF’s Kimberley Farley reports:

The Front Porch Florida program began in 1999 as an effort to rejuvenate lower income neighborhoods. Communities from around the state write a proposal on how they can improve their neighborhood by bringing in business, building co...

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WATER WARS - Amy Snider

09/04/03

Environmental groups led by the Sierra Club protested outside of annual meeting of Florida’s five water management districts today. WMNF’s Amy Snider has the story…

Oppose what they see as a water grab from Northern Florida to developers in South Florida

The council of 100 is an advisory group to Florida’s governor which has been in place for four decades. The governor appoints 100 statewide business leaders, who must be confirmed by the State Senate. The Co...

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