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DARRYL ROUSON OF NAACP

01/08/04

Darryl Rouson, President of the St. Petersburg Chapter of the NAACP, addressed a packed house at a meeting of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club today. Rouson had sparked the interest of Tampa Bay’s politicos as he revealed weeks ago that he would make a surprise announcement at the Tiger Bay Club luncheon.

Rumors were put to rest when Rouson made the following announcement:

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Rouson is a former drug addict and alcoholic, who conquered his addiction problem and said he has bee...

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BUSH DYNASTY

01/07/04

Interview with Kevin Phillips, author of AMERICAN DYNASTY: Aristocracy, Fortune and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush (Viking).

As a public family, the Bushes are writing a dangerous new definition of the presidency, according to our guest. By uncovering relationships and connecting facts with a new clarity, Phillips comes to a stunning conclusion: the Bush family has systematically used its financial and social eminence and multi-generational access to national power to gain th...

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MIDDLE EAST PEACE

01/06/04

Mark Rosenblum founder and policy director of AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW discussed recent events in the Middle East including the Geneva peace proposal, the expansion of settlements in the occupied territories and Prime Minister Sharon's recent statement to the Likud Party that some settlements or outposts should be dismantled.

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ASTRONOMER KEN CROSWELL

12/31/03

ASTRONOMER KEN CROSWELL, AUTHOR OF "MAGNIFICENT MARS" Three unmanned spacecraft from earth have landed or are scheduled to land on Mars in the next few days. Harvard-trained astronomer Ken Croswell joined us in this segment to discuss what we know and don't know about the Martian environment.

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DENNIS KUCINICH APPEARANCE LAST NIGHT IN TAMPA

12/31/03

On this segment we featured six sound bites from presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich's speech last night in Tampa. The former Cleveland mayor discussed his call for an end to the American occupation of Iraq, his support for a single-payer health care system, the importance of Florida's primary, his campaign's emphasis on hope and an end to fear mongering, the preservation of social security and Democratic infighting.

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PASCO'S PENNY FOR PASCO< AND CONCURRENCY. Mark Antokas

12/17/03

INTRO: According to a revamped proposal, objections from Pasco County Attorneys and consultants, an unusual coalition of builders and citizens opposed to growth on U.S. 19, the Pasco County board of Commissioners postponed a vote last night on tighter traffic capacity standards for U.S. 19. WMNF’s Mark Antokas reports: SCRIPT: The Pasco County Board of Commissioners met last night in Dade City to hear last minute input on the “Penny for Pasco� initiative. The Board also hea...

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HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS - Kimberley Lovato

12/12/03

12 December 2003 Kimberley Lovato

The Tampa-Hillsborough Human Rights Council hosted its annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast today at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa. This marks the 30th year of the ceremony that also serves as the council’s primary fundraiser and membership drive, and the 55th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and Hillsborough County Commissioner Thomas Scott were guest speakers during the hour-long program atte...

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COEXISTENCE: A NEW PHOTO EXHIBIT IN ST. PETERSBURG

12/11/03

Our guests were Raphie Etgar, curator of the Museum on the Seam for Dialogue in Jerusalem and Diane Tindell of the Florida Holocaust Museum. Etgar developed the COEXISTENCE exhibit in Israel to bring Israelis and Palestinians together on the subject of living side by side. The exhibit consists of more than 20 billboard size photos depicting living in harmony, across lines of ethnicity, religion, class and nationality. The Florida Holocaust Museum is co-sponsor of this exhibit which is being p...

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RANIA MASRI ON WAR PROFITEERING IN IRAQ

12/11/03

Masri's articles include "Reconstructing or Deconstructing Iraq?" She said today: "Wolfowitz's decree yesterday forces us all to ask the question again: Are these reconstruction contracts for the benefit of Iraq, or are they political rewards, handed out to 'friends'? Is the reconstruction of Iraq the main objective at all? Weeks into the occupation of Iraq, while the Iraqi infrastructure was still in ruins, Paul Bremer removed all tariffs and trade restrictions -- thus directly devastatin...

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