News & Public Affairs03/03/04
Two activists with the Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE) discussed the number of working poor in the county, how hard it is for low income workers to afford the basics of life and argued that a living wage (at or above the poverty line) was essential for the quality of life in the county. Our guests were Rev. Willard Lee, President of HOPE and Susan Ketterer, a group member.Be the first to comment
Andrew McGuire was an organizer for the Million Mom March and a co-founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He's now turned his attention to educating people about the reality of the Medicare Reform law passed last year by Congress and signed by the president. He says that the average senior will be forced to pay more for prescription drugs under the plan and that it creates needless regulations banning the federal government from negotiating with drug companies to lower the price of prescri...Be the first to comment
Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich arrived in Florida today; heÃ¢â¬â¢s spending two days in the Tampa Bay area, trying to get voters support for next weeks primary. He spoke this afternoon at the Royalty theatre in Clearwater; about 75 people attended the rally. The main theme of KucinichÃ¢â¬â¢s 20-minute speech was the healthcare crisis in America, and the need to have a national healthcare plan.
ACT Ã¢â¬ÅAmericas spends 1.6 tril...Be the first to comment
John talked about his music and his politics.Be the first to comment
TodayÃ¢â¬â¢s March on Tallahassee included the launch of a new campaign, which is trying to involve the hip-hop generation in politics. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more. -----------------------------------
The hip-hop generation, loosely defined as between 17 and 40 years old, and largely made up of people of color, is a massive untapped voting block. Rap music sells more records than any other genre; and the musicÃ¢â¬â¢s lyrics often are about political topics; but most ...Be the first to comment
National Immigration Forum
Exactly a year ago, Immigration functions were transferred to the massive Department of Homeland Security.......
This afternoon, Immigrant rights attorneys and advocates discussed their opinions about how that transition has been for immigrants....
Cheryl Little is Executive Director of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center...
She says Florida has become the testing ground for anti-immigrant enforcement measures....(roll tape#1 o.q."by ...Be the first to comment
On Saturday February 28th, Some 500 Republicans gathered at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on Courtney Campbell Causeway for a Ã¢â¬ËHillsborough County Lincoln Day DinnerÃ¢â¬â¢ presided by the Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s Cabinet and Senate Candidate, Mr. Mel Martinez. Nominating Mr. Martinez, President George W. Bush said: "Since leaving his Cuban homeland as a boy, Mel Martinez has been the embodiment of the American dream and has had great su...Be the first to comment
MEDICAL INTUITIVE ROBERT FRIEDMAN was the guest of Dr. Carol Roberts on the ALTERNATIVE HEALTH SHOWBe the first to comment
CLASS SIZE REDUCTION STORY
A statewide poll of 600 Floridians finds that people want to keep FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s class size reduction Amendment in effect. 43 percent of people who responded to the poll support the Amendment, which was passed in 2002. The legal limits for class sizes are 18 children per classroom for the early grades, 22 per class for middle school, and 25 for a high school class. Schools districts are under obligation to make sure all of their classes are of this si...Be the first to comment
Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said on Saturday he suspected the United States bugged his office and home in the run-up to the Iraq war, but had no hard evidence.
Blix told the UK guardian that he went to extreme lengths to protect his office and his home, enlisting a UN counter surveillance team to sweep both for bugs. BlixÃ¢â¬â¢s suspicions were raised when he had trouble with a telephone connection at home. He said that if he wanted to have a safe ...Be the first to comment