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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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THE DIGNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS ACT

04/15/03

Human rights activists, PTA groups, students and others are seeking passage of a bill that would protect students from harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race ethnicity, and physical or mental disability. Nadine Smith, the executive director of Equality Florida discussed the impact of harassment on high school students, how it disrupts the learning environment and why reducing harassment should be a matter of public policy.

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LIFE AFTER THE COVERT U.S. WAR AGAINST NICARAGUA

04/15/03

For much of the 1980s the Reagan-Bush administration carried out a covert war against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. The U.S. spent hundreds of millions of dollars to oust the Sandinistas. Are the people of Nicaragua better off today? Our guest, Lillian Hall, a Quaker activist with the grassroots humanitarian group Ponca, says in many ways Nicaraguans are worse off. Their health care and education systems have seen massive cuts, sweatshops are on the increase. So are poverty and home...

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ACORN PROTESTS PROPOSED TAX CUTS - Kristen Friend-Weaver

04/15/03

The Florida Consumer Action Network in cooperation with the Association of Communities for Reform Now (ACORN) held a press conference today to inform the public about what they see as the potential threat of President Bush’s proposed tax cuts. The two groups joined several other public advocacy groups nationwide in a symbolic tax day protest of the President’s plan. Representatives from both FCAN and ACORN joined WMNF in our studios after the conference, and WMNF’s Kris...

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LESSONS FROM NAFTA

04/10/03

Donalda Macdonald is president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (Prince Edward Island division). She will come to Tampa this weekend to discuss the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement on workers' jobs and pay levels in Canada since its passage. She says NAFTA has encouraged privatization and resulted in a lower standard of living and a decrease in service levels, especially in the Canadian health care system.

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ACTRESS SUSAN SARANDON DISINVITED BY THE TAMPA BAY UNITED WAY

04/10/03

Oscar winning actress Sarandon (DEAD MAN WALKING) is an outspoken peace activist. Her scheduled appearance on April 11th at a Tampa Bay United Way fundraiser was cancelled after several dozen people complained about her political views. In this segment Sarandon discussed her political views, her support for the troops and veterans, as well as her belief that the war was creating more problems than it solved.

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WHERE DO YOUR TAX DOLLARS GO?

04/10/03

Anita Dancs, research director at the National Priorities Project has studied the federal budget and the president's tax cut proposals. She says that 26% of every tax dollar goes to pay for the military, 23% goes to interest on the debt. She said the Iraq war and the proposed tax cuts are likely to increase the federal budget deficits and have consequences for future generations.

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