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Director Peter Alexander discussed the new film "THE PROFIT", a period piece on cults


Alexander is a former cult member who ultimately left the group after reading about the organization's history on the internet. He made the film to warn people about the danger of mind-control groups. This was Alexander's directorial debut and was shot in various locations around the Tampa Bay area including Ybor City, Hyde Park and Fort Desoto.

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Police Harassment of Bicyclists in Pinellas?


Kimberly Cooper is a commuter who bikes from her home in North St. Petersburg to her job near the Carillon area in north Pinellas. She has been given 8 traffic citations in the last 3 years for biking in the middle of the right traffic lane. Cooper (and her attorney Anthony Clifton) say that her actions are entirely legal and they say police are harassing her. Also on the show Gina Torres, the Bicycle and pedestrian co-ordinator for Hillsborough County and Tina Russo, president of the Florida...

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How Other Countries Deal With Drugs


St. Petersburg Times Foreign Correspondent Susan Taylor Martin discussed her three part series (U.S. Vs Them) on the U.S. drug war and possible alternatives. Martin visited Canada, Switzerland, and the Netherlands to see how decriminalization and prescriptions for drugs have impacted crime, health, government spending and illicit drug use.

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Domestic Spying and FBI traitor Robert Hanssen


During the 1980's the FBI conducted widespread surveillance of many liberal activist and peace groups. Curiously, Hanssen, who was recently arrested for selling secrets to the Russian and Soviet governments, played a major role in that spying operation. Our guest today, Jonathan Dann wrote about this strange combination for the Los Angeles Times.

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Forrest Church, Unitarian minister on THE JEFFERSON BIBLE (Beacon Press).


Thomas Jefferson pared down the bible, excluding the Old Testament, letters from apostles and any mention of miracles. Jefferson wanted to distill the Bible to its essence: the life of Jesus and his ethical philosophy. The result was a slim book, just 46 pages. Church, who is a minister in NYC wrote the introduction to this latest edition of THE JEFFESON BIBLE.

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The Economics of major sports events:


Today's guest, Philip Porter, a professor of Economics at the University of South Florida, has studied the economic impact of Superbowls and the Olympics for the last 12 years. He says the Superbowl in Tampa and the Olympics in Atlanta had a zero net impact on sales receipts in either community. Porter has just completed his study of the 2001 Superbowl in Tampa.

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St. Petersburg Police Department


A discussion of the St. Petersburg Police Department's use of an explosive device on a recording studio in South St. Petersburg. The device caused the building to burn to the ground and $100,000 worth of recording equipment was destroyed. Guests: Craig Johnson, rap singer and Omali Yeshitela of the African People's Socialist Party.

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Slave Quarters


Sally Watt's report on the last standing slave quarters in Florida.

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The People's Pharmacy

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Interview with Vincent Bugliosi, author of THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICA


Interview with Vincent Bugliosi, author of THE BETRAYAL OF AMERICA (Thunder's Mouth Press). Former Los Angeles deputy District Attorney Bugliosi has written a new book in which he claims that the United States Supreme Court failed to follow the law or any precedent in it's historic ruling in December 2000 which essentially stopped the vote recount and gave GWB the presidency.

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