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Ellen Brown advocates public banks and points to the success in North Dakota

01/16/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Coming up on the first part of the show we'll hear from Ellen Brown, author of the book WEB OF DEBT. She is president of the Public Banking Institute. She says that despite the recession, North Dakota's economy is thriving. And, she says, it's not oil or natural gas which makes this so. She says it's the fact that in 1919 the citizens of North Dakota established a public bank.

Later we'll hear a portion of [Dr. Martin Lut...

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USF students and faculty celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. listen

01/12/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday afternoon the University of South Florida kicked off their 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior commemorative week. Two guest speakers were experts on the Freedom Riders, a civil rights activism group that Dr. King supported. One of them, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Junior was one of the students who rode public buses through the segregated South in the early 1960s. And he was with King on the morning he was shot in Memphis.

"I got on the plane five hou...

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MLK Day in Tampa has special resonance listen

01/20/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Monday afternoon, the Tampa parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day began right in front of the WMNF studios on MLK Jr. Blvd. WMNF was there to capture the flavor of the crowd on a historic holiday coming one day before the inauguration of the first black president of the United States.

Naturally, the link between Dr. King and Barack Obama was ever present, as several people in the audience admitted they never thought they’d see the day a man of color was elected to the highest offi...

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A first, MLK Day parade marches on MLK Blvd. listen

01/22/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated yesterday across the country and in the Tampa Bay area; major parades were held in both St. Petersburg and Tampa.

Because of construction in West Tampa, the parade was held for the first time in East Tampa along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Community activist Michelle B. Patty said the day was important for all Americans.

Lily May Lovett grew up in Florida and said MLK was a crucial figure in giving Black Americans the civil rights t...

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