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THE EFFECT OF FREE TRADE ON PEOPLE IN THE U.S., CHILE AND MEXICO

10/02/03

Free trade agreements have much support in the centers of power. But how are people at the grassroots affected by globalization? On this segment four people with direct experience with the economic impact on free trade discussed the economic dislocation caused by NAFTA and the free trade agreement with Chile. Guests: Pablo Huaiquilao, an indigenous Mapuche activist from southern Chile; Ado Gonzalez, a Zapotec indigenous community leader from Oaxaca, Mexico; Leo Gorman, Witness for Peace, and ...

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FIREFIGHTERS WITHOUT A CONTRACT - Kristen Friend-Weaver

10/01/03

Approximately 200 Hillsborough County firefighters marched around the County Commission building this morning in an attempt to bring a new sense of urgency to their failed contract negotiations. The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners was meeting inside at the time. WMNF’s Kristen Friend-Weaver has more…

Hillsborough County firefighters are now working without a contract since they failed to reach an agreement with the county administrator’s office before Septembe...

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TRAIL EXTENSION RECOMMENDED - Kristen Friend-Weaver

10/01/03

Hillsborough County Commissioners voted today to recommend a further study of an extension of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail known as route three revised. This extension would be a part of the Upper Tampa Bay Trial development that will ultimately connect the trail with the Suncoast Trail. WMNF’s Kristen Friend Weaver attended the meeting and has this report…

The Board’s approval of a further study of route three revised is a victory for supporters of the Trail who believe...

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THE BUSH FAMILY FORTUNES

09/30/03

This documentary was produced by Greg Palast for BBC in England. It looks at several issues involving the Bush family: their connection to Saudi oil money, the role of that money in the fortune GW Bush made while heading Harken Energy, GW's record in the National Guard and the 2000 presidential recount.

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INTELLIGENT MEMORY WITH DR. BARRY GORDON

09/29/03

Dr. Barry Gordon is one of the country's leading authorities on memory and brain disorders and founder of The Memory Clinic at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions where he is a professor of neurology and holder of an endowed chair to study the treatment of brain disorders.
In his new book, Intelligent Memory, published by Viking, he combines cutting-edge science with practical hands-on guidance to help readers enhance attention, store more memories, spark connections, and expand scratch-pad...

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THE MISSISSIPPI SOVEREIGNTY COMMISSION

09/25/03

Ralph Eubanks, the current Director of Publishing at the Library of Congress, was devastated to discover that his parents were on the State Sovereignty Commission’s infamous “black list� - a list of people living in Mississippi at the time that the state considered a danger to Jim Crowe segregation laws. While researching his family roots, Eubanks’ startling discovery motivated him to explore deeper into the files of the Sovereignty Commission that gave birth to his n...

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ISRAEL'S TREATMENT OF THE PALESTINIANS

09/24/03

Matti Cohen

Naseer Aruri

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PRESIDENT BUSH'S SPEECH TO THE UNITED NATIONS

09/23/03

During the first part of today's program we carried President Bush's historic speech to the United Nations General Assembly. In the speech the president justified the invasion and occupation of Iraq and called for assistance from countries who have not provided support so far. In the second part of this program we took calls and read e-mails from the audience responding to the speech.

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DONKEYS ROCK TOUR - Kim Farley

09/23/03

This morning the Donkeys Rock Tour visited the USF campus.

The Donkeys Rock Tour is not some hot new band you haven’t heard of. Instead, it’s part of an effort to energize young democrats and to get students registered to vote. Within two weeks the Florida Democratic Party will have visited all eleven public universities as well as community and smaller college campuses. Scott Maddox, chairman of the FDP, explains why this effort is so important. (SB 1, OQ …and...

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STATE PLANS TO CUT BUDGET FOR COURT-ORDERED DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS

09/17/03

Hillsborough Circuit Court Judge Kevin Carey and Tampa Crossroads Director Dan Kane discussed the impact on the state of the planned cuts in funding in for drug treatment for first-time offenders.

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