News & Public Affairs10/23/03
Rob is joined by St. Petersburg peace activists Jim Marvin and Sarah McCown to discuss their opposition to the war; the range of local actions; community response and the upcoming peace fair, Cirkus McCurkus.1 comments
Rob talks with Dorothy Granada, internationally acclaimed health promoter and human rights activist discussing her mission work with the rural poor in Nicaragua.Be the first to comment
Stephanie Busansky and Fran Powers join Rob to talk about the Freedom Playground, the first of its kind in the Bay Area that is accessible for children with disabilities.Be the first to comment
Rob interviews USF professor Mark Jerome Walters about his new book "Six Modern Plagues and How We Are Causing Them." He uses examples of mad cow disease, AIDS, Salmonella DT104, Lyme disease, Hantavirus and the West Nile to illustrate how continuous changes to the environment can contribute to the spread of disease.2 comments
St. Petersburg residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 4, to vote for candidates for city council, as well as to cast their ballots on six charter amendments and one referendum question. The two incumbent city council members who are being challenged for their seats, as well as some of the challengers, were in St. Petersburg today to address the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Amy Snider was there and files this report.
In St. Petersburg City Council District 1, incumb...Be the first to comment
Dr. Rick Sponaugle and Doloras Perrone of Florida Detox discuss withdrawal from the drug oxycontin.1 comments
Rob interviews Michael Brown, lead author of "Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Colorblind Society" (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS). The book's authors take a new look at role of race in U.S. society, showing the cumulative effects of inequality on blacks and the long-term positive effects of institutional racism on whites.Be the first to comment
As Terri Schiavo enters her third day without food, her supporters still hope that Governor Bush will intervene to save her life. The Governor has been sympathetic to TerriÃ¢â¬â¢s family and supporters, but said yesterday that he feels he has no legal ground on which to oppose the court ordered removal of her feeding tube. Spokespeople for the Governor have said that since he has already written a letter to the judge and filed a friend of the court brief, he is now obligated to see that t...Be the first to comment
Last night in Sarasota the City Commission voted in favor of becoming the latest community to adopt a resolution disavowing parts of the Patriot Act. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Kimberley Farley reports.
The vote was 3-2 with Mayor Lou Ann Palmer and Vice-Mayor Richard Martin dissenting. Mary Ann Servian, Fredd Atkins, and Dan Bilyeu, who was the resolutionÃ¢â¬â¢s sponsor, voted in favor.
The resolution that passed sought to disavow parts of the Patriot Act such as sneak-and-peak searches, wher...Be the first to comment
Film-maker and community activist Lisa Wilson is part of a drive to save an undeveloped, 7.5 acre plot of land in the heart of Sarasota. The space is being sought by developers because it is one of the largest undeveloped land tracts in the city. Wilson and others would like to preserve the space as a park called Emerald Forest.Be the first to comment