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THE ISRAELI PEACE MOVEMENT

04/29/03

Our guests, Pnina Firestone of the Coalition of Women's Organizations for a Just Peace, who lives in Jerusalem; Ora Wise, the daughter of a rabbi, born in Jerusalem; and Gabriella Callender, a spoken word activist from Brooklyn with the Mahina Movement. They discussed their views on the treatment of Palestinians, safety for Israel, the direction of the Likud government and U.S. policy toward the Middle East.

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VANDALIZED MLK STATUE REDEDICATED - Amy Snider

04/29/03

Today at the University of South Florida in Tampa, a Ceremony was held to rededicate a bust of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which had been vandalized, and repaired. WMNF’s Amy Snider has the story…

Actuality of student La’Farrah Davis

That was USF student LaFarrah Davis, who welcomed the crowd of about 250 to the Martin Luther King, Jr. bust rededication ceremony at Martin Luther King plaza on USF’s Tampa campus.

USF senior Braulio Colon discussed ...

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE REFORM - Amy Snider

04/25/03

Yesterday the State senate passed a Medical Malpractice reform bill to attempt to cure what is seen as a health care crisis in Florida. Today, the Tampa Bay Tiger Bay Club addressed the issue by pitting a doctor against a lawyer to help outline the issues in this debate. WMNF’s Amy Snider has the story.

On one side, was Tampa malpractice attorney Pat Dekle. On the other, Tampa Ear, nose, and throat doctor Dennis Agliano. The two men addressed what is seen as a crisis in Florida and ...

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THE TIKKUN PEACE COMMUNITY

04/24/03

Tikkun magazine founder, Rabbi Michael Lerner, is organizing a network of people devoted to peace and healing in the Middle East. Organizer Robyn Lundy discussed why the peace process is off track, human rights abuses in the region, and why a change is needed in U.S. foreign policy.

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CUBA AND TIGER BAY CLUB

04/24/03

Both debaters admitted that that they are probably as far apart on the issue of US Cuba relations as two people can be. This difference, however, provided an extreme example of the challenges those on both sides of the issue will face in any attempt to construct a unified Cuba policy.

Ralph Fernandez, a Cuba native who left with his parents as a young child, believes that Castro has not changed over the last several decades, and that he still poses a threat to his own people and the rest ...

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THE REAL HOMECOMING FOR VIETNAM VETS

04/23/03

Jerry Lembcke is a professor at Holy Cross College and the author of THE SPITTING IMAGE, a book which looked at the myths and truths surrounding the homecoming given Vietnam Veterans during the 1960s and '70s. Lembcke says it's a myth that many Vietnam Veterans were spat upon when they returned to the States.

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PEACE FESTIVAL IN WILLIAMS PARK

04/22/03

Two organizers of the upcoming gathering in St. Petersburg, Mark Kamleiter and Sheila McKeown, discussed the state of the anti-war movement, the next challenges for the peace movement and efforts to continue organizing against militarism.

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THE ATKINS DIET

04/21/03

THE ALTERNATIVE HEALTH SHOW w/ Dr. Carol Roberts, MD. Today Roberts discussed the Atkins Diet.

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DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET

04/17/03

Interview with best-selling author Anna Lappe. She is the co-author of HOPE'S EDGE:THE NEXT DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET (Tarcher/Putnam). Written with her mother, Frances Moore Lappe, the book chronicles a journey the two made to five continents. On this journey they observed the emergence of social movements addressing the roots of hunger and poverty.

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WAS PROPAGANDA USED BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR THE WAR?

04/16/03

Freelance writer Dennis Hans has written for many publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate and TomPaine.com. He's also taught mass communications at USF. He says that the Bush administration has used classic propaganda techniques to build support for the war in Iraq. Those techniques include "stating as fact allegations", "withholding key facts", "misrepresentation", setting up "straw man" arguments, "misquotation", and "putting the most frightening interpretation on ...

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