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Last Call Friday; Trayvon, Tampa and the RNC and a final nod to homeless advocate Bill Sharpe listen

04/06/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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Good Afternoon and welcome to Last Call. The Tampa city council had its first reading yesterday of Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s proposed ‘clean zone’ ordinance. It was a packed house, full of concerned citizens. We can only hope that the Mayor and City Council will take what was said to heart and fix what many say is a very flawed proposal right now.

Court officials released a [parti...

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Tampa RNC Clean Zone ordinance vote delayed two weeks: too many holes listen

04/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A first vote on Tampa’s proposed RNC “Clean Zone” ordinance was put off for two weeks so that city council could address some concerns about it. Residents and activists filled council chambers and spilled into another viewing area. Twenty-six of them asked council members to reconsider parts of the ordinance they thought were a violation of their rights.

“I don’t think there’s any way that we could adopt it today. I think that you could drive a tank through all the holes in ...

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Uproar over the "Clean Zone" - Tampa's list of rules for protestors at the 2012 RNC

04/05/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick, St. Petersburg activist Bruce Wright and his colleague Dennis Seagall speak about their issues with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's proposed rules for protestors at this summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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ACLU forum tackles fine line between public safety and constitutionality in advance of RNC in Tampa listen

04/04/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Plans to beef up security and regulate crowds during the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August are well underway. Local leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union want to make sure preparations don’t trample First Amendment rights. At a forum at Stetson University College of Law in Tampa last night a panel of experts answered questions about some of the city’s proposed plans in front of a crowd of 180 people.

Tampa city attorneys and Mayor [Bob Buckhorn](http://www.t...

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Tampa City Council will consider RNC "Clean Zone" - Council member Montelione answers questions

04/04/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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What are the rights of protesters during Tampa's upcoming RNC? The city is addressing some concerns with a proposed "Clean Zone" ordinance. The first hearing on the ordinance will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning and groups are planning a protest. We talked about some of their concerns. My guest was Tampa City Council member [Lisa Montelione](http://www.tampagov.net/dept_City_Cou...

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Buckhorn says State of the City is good; Tampa protesters disagree listen

04/03/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Mayor Bob Buckhorn bragged about his efforts to bolster Tampa’s economy by revitalizing the city’s waterfront during his state of the city address this morning at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. On the shade-less lawn with the Hillsborough River and the University of Tampa as his backdrop, Buckhorn told about 150 people that plans to revive Tampa’s economy are well underway. That includes continuing plans for Riverwalk that Buckhorn said...

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Occupy Tampa re-takes sidewalk in front of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park listen

04/03/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In honor of their six month anniversary, Occupy Tampa is returning to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The group abandoned the sidewalk in front of that park where they had been sleeping each night to camp at Voices of Freedom in West Tampa. Occupy Tampa’s Joe Jay said the move is needed to amp up the group’s presence as this summer’s Republican National Convention draws near.

“With what’s been going on this week with the Mayor’s speech today and then on Thursday the city counc...

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Preparations for Republican National Convention in Tampa

04/02/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the last Call. I’m Rob Lorei. Tens of thousands of people from around the country and around the world are expected to come to Tampa when the Republican National Convention takes place here at the end of August. Tampa police expect up to 15,000 protesters to be outside the convention site. Already labor, student, farmworker,civil rights, peace, and welfare rights groups have indicated an interest in demonstrating outside the convention. Here to talk about the pre...

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Buckhorn to RNC protesters who might be pepper-sprayed by police: "leave the area" listen

03/30/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This week Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a proposal for a temporary ordinance during the week of the Republican National Convention in August. Yesterday we played the first half of our interview with the Mayor. Buckhorn [proposes](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/occupy-tampa-lawyers-challenging-arrests-inside-parks-at-night-during-rn...

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Civil liberties advocate takes issue with some provisions of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's proposed rules for RNC protesters listen

03/29/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Yesterday Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced a proposal for a temporary ordinance during the week of the Republican National Convention in August. Buckhorn proposes what the city is calling a "Clean Zone" that covers about six square miles near downtown Tampa. Gatherings of more than 50 people will be required to apply for a permit for a demonst...

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