News & Public Affairs04/26/04
In the waning months of the 1960s, environmental problems in the US were proliferating at an exponential rate. Rampant air pollution and large-scale use of pesticides, often near densely populated communities was causing widespread concern among citizens. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. The Tampa Bay area celebrated Earth Day at Lowry Park this past Sa...Be the first to comment
Peter Glickman, President of Citizens for Safe Water and author Susan Stockton appeared on this edition of Radioactivity with Rob Lorei & Carol Roberts to discuss what they describe as the dangers of fluoridated water.Be the first to comment
During her more than thirty years in broadcasting, Roberts has won numerous awards, including two Emmys and the highest honor in public radio, the Edward R. Murrow Award. She was also the first broadcast journalist to win the highly prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for coverage of Congress. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting. ...Be the first to comment
Mary talks with Joan Anderson, "A Walk on the Beach: Tales of Wisdom from an Unconventional Woman."
Shortly after arriving on Cape Cod to spend a year by herself, Joan Anderson's chance encounter with a wise, playful, and astonishing woman helped her usher in the transformations and self-discoveries that led to her ongoing renewal. First glimpsed as a slender figure on a fogged-in beach, Joan Erikson was not only a friend and confidante when one was most needed, but also a guide as Anderso...Be the first to comment
The March for Women's Lives will take place in Washington, DC tomorrow, Sunday, April 25 at noon.
For more than 18 years, Kate Michelman has served as President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, catapulting the organization to prominence as the nation's premier reproductive rights group. Under Kate's leadership, NARAL Pro-Choice America has transformed the political debate and positioned a woman's freedom to choose as a fundamental American liberty. Kate herself coined the question that now def...Be the first to comment
Talked with Doris Rosen and other women from PASCO NOW who are in DC for the march and related events.Be the first to comment
INTRO: One week ago today, Friday, Richard Paey was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for drug trafficking, obtaining a controlled substance and possession of Oxycontin. Paey, a Pasco County resident has maintained all along that he was guilty of nothing and that he was only medicating himself. Pasco county Judge D. Daniel Diskey, at the sentencing, said that his hands were tied, that he had to follow the law, that twenty-five years was the mandatory sentence. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antoka...Be the first to comment
As we reported earlier this week, there were 3 more arrests in Tampa's Massey Park last Sunday, again for feeding homeless people in the park without a permit.
On Monday, about 3 dozen activists, many from the group Food Not Bombs - held a demonstration in front of the Federal Courthouse in downtown Tampa, where they protested the recent arrests by serving up free food.
The arrests have intensified since Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio began stepping up enforcement in city parks...........Be the first to comment
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are reporting that many doctors are NOT advising their obese patients to lose weight despite a national obesity epidemic...The CDC reports that only about 40% of doctors told obese patients to lose weight in 2000, a slight decrease from a similar study conducted a decade earlier.
Obesity AND diabetes is a growing in the Latino community, and a community-based project is trying to work with Latinos, especially immigrants, on ho...Be the first to comment
Last Thursday night, the Tampa City Council voted to support a resolution advocating the revision of portions of the controversial anti-terrorism law known as the USA Patriot Act, which passed Congress weeks after the 9/11 attacks.
Since that vote, Ballast Point President Gene Welles, who lost last year to John Dingfelder in his bid for the City Council, denounced the vote in a letter he e-mailed throughout the city, claiming that council Democrats had 'railroaded' their partisan ide...Be the first to comment