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Memorial for former Florida Supreme Court justice and Hillsborough County administrator Fred Karl listen

03/15/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The memorial service for former Florida Supreme Court justice and Hillsborough County administrator Fred Karl was this afternoon at the Tampa Convention Center. Karl died earlier this month.

His son, Fred Karl Jr. relayed a story about when his father represented West Volusia County in the Legislature at a time that the KKK was active and Governor Leroy Collins vetoed a bill that would have closed all public schools if the state enforced the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown versus Board of Edu...

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The ongoing saga of former Florida GOP chief Jim Greer; and pioneer anti-racism activist Stetson Kennedy dies at age of 94

08/31/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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oming up today we'll talk about the continuing scandal involving former Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer and later we'll discuss the life of Florida author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy. But first one comment about yesterday's discussion about FEMA.

The onetime leader of the Florida Republican Party is facing fraud and money laundering charges—accused of running a scam to bilk the party out of more than a hundred thousand dollars.

Greer helped Charlie Crist get elected Gove...

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Klandestine Relationships - Daryl Davis listen

01/15/10 Rob Piccirillo
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Can a Ku Klux Klan member be converted away from racism? Well, that’s something Grammy Award-winning pianist Daryl Davis spoke about last night to a few hundred USF students at USF-Tampa’s Phyllis Marshall Center. The presentation, which is part of USF’s University Lecture Series, was following by a short question-and-answer session and book signing.

Daryl Davis is a professional musician who has played with Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters, but it wasn’t until a card-carrying memb...

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Civil rights group reports rise in hate crimes

11/18/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Since Barack Obama’s election to the presidency two weeks ago, there has been a wave of hate crimes and incidents of racial intimidation, according to our next guest, Mark Potok, director of the intelligence project at the Southern Poverty Law center in Montgomery, Alabama.

Potok says the crimes are committed by a small subset of white America, that they don't foretell a race war, but they do cause his group concern. M...

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