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Separation of Church and State

10/18/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Toni Van Pelt, vice president for the Center for Inquiry, talked about the dangers of tearing down the firewall of separation of church and state. She talked of recent "findings" by President Bush and his utilization of tax funds to give to religious organizarions for governmemtal programs.

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Adie Stan talks about women in the political process

10/18/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Adele "Adie" Stan is a journalist, writer and blogger; she talks about women in this year's nomination and election. We particularly focused on Sarah Palin and the far right of the Republican party. Read Stan's work on the Huffington Post and American Prospect. Visit her web site Adel Stan.

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Congressional candidate Bob Hackworth campaigns in Pinellas

10/14/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Bob Hackworth is currently the mayor of Dunedin. He is running for congress in Florida’s 10th district, taking on Pinellas County political powerhouse Bill Young.

After winning the Democratic Party nomination over Samm Simpson and Max Linn, Hackworth is now focusing on his general election campaign.

Covering nearly all of Pinellas County aside from South St. Petersburg and parts of Clearwater, the 10th Congressional District has been represented by Young, the Republican incumbent, f...

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Bush Legacy Tour coming to Tampa listen

10/03/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Bush Legacy Tour was in Sarasota today, and will be in Ybor City Saturday morning.

The 45-foot-long bus converted into a museum, is dedicated to the failures of the Bush administration, its organizers say.

The Bush Legacy Tour is a project of the group Americans United for Change. The bus will be parked in Ybor City, next to the Saturday Morning Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Siegel: Triumph of culture over politics - Part 2 listen

09/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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New polls released in the past few days indicate that John McCain’s bounce from the Republican National Convention and his selection of Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin has subsided.

The election remains neck and neck, 47 days before Americans go to the polls. But there is no doubt that the selection of only the second woman on a presidential ticket has added a new dimension to the race.

Some analysts have said that the insertion of the pro-life, pro NRA Palin has brought the culture wars ba...

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Addison Harden on women in politics

08/23/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Addison Harden talked about the difficulties for women in entering and being involved in politics.

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Author discusses politics, new book listen

07/28/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Calvin MacKenzie is the co-author of the new book, The Liberal Hour: Washington and the Politics of Change in the 1960s.

In the book, McKenzie and co-author Robert Weisbrot argue that Washington, D.C., was not simply a target of reform, but was actually the era’s most effective engine of change.

WMNF spoke with MacKenzie today.

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Sarasota holds mock election listen

07/11/08 Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Kathy Dent held a mock election was held this week. County Commissioners want to be sure their new $2.6-million optical scan voting system is working correctly. They asked Dent to test the new machines and software.

The County purchased this system to replace touch screen machines when a referendum calling for a “paper trail” passed in 2006. This is the same election where a controversial 18,000 undervotes occurred between two candidates vying f...

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S.C. governor: Energy conservation should begin at home

07/10/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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With the respective party conventions more than six weeks away, speculation about vice presidential nominees for John McCain and Barack Obama will no doubt continue into August.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s announcement that he will marry Carole Rome early next is considered a boost for his VP chances by some political analysts.

Others being mentioned as possible running mates for McCain include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jendhal and South Carolina Gov. Mark San...

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Clinton, Obama supporters still at odds listen

07/09/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After Hillary Clinton joined Barack Obama at a campaign event in Unity, New Hampshire, late last month, some Democrats worried that the bitter race for the nomination would leave the party split. Today, there are indications that tension still exists between supporters of the two candidates.

The New York Times reported today that several donors to Obama are balking at helping pay off Clinton’s campaign debt, said to be more than $20 million.

The Times reports that so far Obama don...

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