News & Public Affairs04/08/03
April 8th, 2003; 1-2PM: THE VIEW OF THE IRAQ WAR FROM THE Susan Taylor Martin is Senior Correspondent at the St. Petersburg Times. She's recently returned from reporting on the situation in Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Israel and other Middle East nations. What she found in many parts of the Arab world was a skepticism about the aims of U.S. foreign policy and a dangerous undercurrent of unrest in the region. She said the war in Iraq may open up some of the political fissures in the region and lead...Be the first to comment
Licensed midwife Donna Palmer has been a midwife for 20 years, delivering hundreds of babies outside the hospital. Palmer says that giving birth should not be considered an illness but a completely natural process. Hospitals and drugs tend to get in the way of the process, increasing the risk of c-sections and distancing women from what can be a very satisfying experience.Be the first to comment
Juan Melendez was 33 years old when he was convicted of murder in Polk County. A farm worker from Puerto Rico, he spoke almost no English and was convicted on the testimony of a police informant. There was no physical evidence linking him to the murder. After spending nearly 18 years on Florida's death row his attorneys uncovered evidence that the testimony which convicted him was false and that prosecutors had covered up the exculpatory evidence. He was freed from prison last year. In this ...Be the first to comment
The Environmental Protection Agency "Listening Tour" is coming to Tampa. Senior activist Ernie Bach (Florida Action Coalition Team) and environmental activist Susan Glickman stopped by WMNF to discuss their concerns about the EPA event. Bach is concerned that the EPA may curtail its AGING INITIATIVE programs. Those are ways seniors can get involved with various EPA projects. Glickman is concerned about a plan to count the value of senior citizens's lives as only 63% the value of the lives of ...Be the first to comment
Our guests were Bill Newton and Harvey Rosenfield. Doctors are warning that the high cost of medical malpractice insurance is driving them out of the profession. The MD's blame lawsuits. But our guests have studied the insurance industry and claim that the sharp increases in the cost of most types of insurance are tied to the industry's investment losses and not a sudden increase in lawsuits or pain and suffering awards. Our guests are spearheading a campaign to keep a lid on rising insurance...Be the first to comment
Palast reports for the BBC and the Guardian newspapers and in this interview discussed 9/11, the U.S. companies which profited after the first Gulf War, the purging of legally qualified voters from the voter rolls prior to the 2000 election in Florida, and the connection between George W. Bush and Middle East arms dealers.Be the first to comment
Askia Muhammed Aquil and Mohammed Al-Askari, an Iraqi exile and now a businessman in Pinellas County. These two men discussed their views on the war, Saddam Hussein, the crackdown on immigrants, civil liberties and religious tolerance. They don't agree on every topic, especially the war.Be the first to comment
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Today in Tampa, a anti-war rally brought out hundreds of adament protesters. Meredith Yeomans has moreÃ¢â¬Â¦
A vocal crowd of about 230 people attended a peace rally on Bayshore Drive in Tampa this morning.
As police officers lined the sidewalks and motorists streamed by with horns blazing, protesters chantedÃ¢â¬Â¦ Que #1 Ã¢â¬?when do you want it, NOWÃ¢â¬?
When the chief organizer of the rally, Maricio Rosas, was asked what he intends to accomplish by holding the demonstrat...Be the first to comment
Diane Roberts is a professor of English at the University of Alabama and a columnist for the St. Pete Times. She writes a lot about the doings of the Florida legislature. In this interview she discussed the possible shutdown of the state library, privatization, the budget crisis and the impact of one-party government on Floridians.Be the first to comment