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NOISE ORDINANCE - Kim Farley

06/27/03

The Sarasota County Commission is considering passing a revised noise ordinance possibly as soon as November. WMNF’s Kim Farley reports.

(Cue Spontaneous Habit) Residents in Sarasota are afraid that their ability to listen to this and mow their lawn early on Saturday morning’s may be no more if the proposed noise ordinance passes the County Commission.

The revised ordinance will combine three separate ordinances in an effort to ease enforcement and reduce confusion. The...

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A NATIONAL POLICY FOR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

06/24/03

The Apollo Alliance is a growing coalition dedicated to a just and sustainable economy. It's a broad partnership to rebuild America through conservation, freeing the U.S. from dependence on foreign oil, and creating millions of good jobs in the industries of the future. The partnership includes environmental groups, unions, faith groups and civil rights organizations. During this segment Bracken Hendricks, Director of the New Growth Initiative for the Institute for America's Future (one of...

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CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND FIBROMYALGIA

06/23/03

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum had to drop out of medical school when he contracted CFS/fibromyalgia. Although he recovered enough to resume training a year later, symptoms persisted for many years. Being an avid reader of scientific medical literature, he stumbled over many studies that he had not been told about in medical school. Applying this research, he began to treat patients with nutritional and herbal therapies, hormonal support when clinically indicated (despite technically normal blood tests...

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EDUCATION LAWS UNCONSTITUTIONAL? - Amy Snider

06/23/03

Florida legislators passed laws regarding higher education last week that some legal experts say are unconstitutional. WMNF’s Amy Snider has the story:

During last week’s special session of the Florida legislature, state lawmakers passed a law allowing public universities to charge a non-refundable $200 college student admissions fee. The law also caps university presidents’ salaries at $225,000. The budget passed last week allows public universities to raise tuition b...

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COMMUNITY GROUPS DEMAND RELEASE OF FUNDS - Kristen Friend-Weaver

06/19/03

Members and supporters of Florida ACORN, a national community advocacy group, gathered at the Diabetes Education office in St. Petersburg today to demand that Governor Bush release nearly a billion dollars in federal aid. The money is a part of a 20 billion dollar state relief package approved by congress in conjunction with President Bush’s recent tax cuts. ACORN and other community groups want to see the money used to offset current budget and program cuts. WMNF’s Kristen F...

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MORE THAN BLACK- AFRO-CUBANS IN TAMPA

06/12/03

Dr. Susan Greenbaum of USF explains that a sizeable number of Afro-Cubans emigrated to Tampa's Ybor City beginning in the latter part of the 1800s. That emigration enriched Tampa's ethnic diversity and culture. The reasons for the emigration, the impact on local politics and the legacy of that emigration were the topics in this program. (MORE THAN BLACK: AFRO CUBANS IN TAMPA published by The University Press of Florida).

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THE FLORIDA STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION OF 2003

06/11/03

In this hour WMNF featured a speech by House Speaker Johnny Byrd (R-Plant City) and a discussion of what took place during the session with St. Petersburg Times columnist Howard Troxler. The issues discussed: workers' compensation reform, term limits, the power of the phone and sugar lobby, education spending, the state's tax structure, the raids by legislators on trust funds and possible reforms.

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FCAT CONTROVERSY - Amy Snider

06/11/03

Members of the Pinellas County School Board faced off at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club today in St. Petersburg. The hot topic – the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. WMNF’s Amy Snider has the story….

Pinellas County School Board members Mary Russell and Nancy Bostock addressed the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club today to discuss the FCAT controversy. Students in public school must pass the FCAT in third grade, or be held back. This year, up to 43,000 Florida third graders di...

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THE UNITED STATES: A ROGUE NATION?

06/10/03

Former Reagan administration official Clyde Prestowitz's new book argues that the U.S. should not break treaties or start wars unilaterally because it hurts America's interests in the long term. Prestowitz says that Americans are often oblivious to the way we are perceived by the rest of the world. He says while the U.S. may have good intentions, the results of our foreign policies have many times not been helpful to people in the affected countries. The book: ROGUE NATION published by Basic ...

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CONGRESS DEBATES A NATIONAL ENERGY BILL

06/10/03

Phil Compton of the Florida Consumer Action Network and Susan Glickman of the Union Of Concerned Scientists say that a good goal for Congress to pass would be to require that at least 10% of the energy used in the U.S. be generated by renewable sources. Given the unstable world situation, these conservationists say it would be the logical thing to do.

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