News & Public Affairs

search:

Tampa will hold three town halls on impacts of RNC on residents and businesses

07/25/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3538

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Wednesday that he will host three town hall meetings in August on the impacts of the Republican National Convention on residents and businesses.

The meetings will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on August 14 (Florida Aquarium), August 15 (Stetson University College of Law Tampa campus) and August 16 (Kate Jackson Community Center on South Rome Ave.).

The city says there will be representatives from the Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s ...

Be the first to comment

Republican convention protesters unveil threats of violence against them listen

07/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3525

An organization planning to protest at the Republican National Convention next month is claiming they are the target of violent threats. The group ResistRNC has listed several quotes they claim came from direct messages to their website.

Most of the alleged emails warn members of the group not to use violence during their demonstrations. But Amos Miers, one of ResistRNC’s organizers, said some of them are nothing more than threats – like this one:

“It’s from Nick Athan and th...

1 comments

Coalition to March on the RNC granted parade permit for first day of Republican Convention in Tampa

07/12/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3504

The Coalition to March on the RNC announced today it had received a permit from Tampa to march along the city’s designated parade route on the first morning of next month’s Republican National Convention.

At 10 a.m. on Monday August 27 groups will gather at Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1200 N. Orange Ave. About a half-mile away they'll march along the 11-block official parade route. It ends three blocks from the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the site of the convention. That’s where one of the des...

Be the first to comment

Anonymous video on YouTube: when Tampa RNC protests are illegal "there's no other option left but to fight" listen

07/10/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3499

On Monday a new YouTube account from user "Victor Robert" posted this video "Anonymous Message To Mayor Buckhorn And RNC Protesters"

The voice is computer generated. The video includes scenes of Occupy Wall Street protests and police violence. Much of the video is of a person wearing a Guy Fawkes mask walking outdoors near cabbage palms - the video is altered by an electronic effect.

Here are some quotes from the video:

"Mayor Bob Buckhorn has created "Clean Zones" ... a desperate ...

Be the first to comment

ResistRNC activist says his group won't comply with Tampa's Republican Convention protest zones or parade route

06/27/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3471

Tuesday the City of Tampa announced its official parade route and "public viewing area" for August's Republican National Convention; Resist RNC organizer Amos Miers says his group will be ignoring the city's map. Miers was my guest on Last Call and answered questions from listeners about his group's plans for the RNC.

The official parade route begins at the intersection of N Brush Street and E Washington Street. Protesters can march about four blocks down Washington, then turn left on Morg...

Be the first to comment

Tampa designates Republican Convention "public viewing area" and 11-block official parade route listen

06/26/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3467

Tuesday the City of Tampa announced its official parade route and "public viewing area" for August's Republican National Convention, and activists like Becky Rubright are upset.

The official parade route begins at the intersection of N Brush Street and E Washington Street. Protesters can march about four blocks down Washington, then turn left on Morgan Street for a block before another left on E Whiting Street. After three more blocks, marchers will turn left on Nebraska Avenue for the fin...

Be the first to comment

Law enforcement officers working Republican convention in Tampa are warned about anarchists in this training video listen

06/20/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3454

This afternoon on Last Call we took calls about three stories of the day.

A U.S. House committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not turning over Justice Department Documents related the the Fast and Furious program.

Florida authorities have not found any wrongdoing in the deletion of emails by Governor Rick Scott and members of his transition team.

And this WMNF story on [Tampa's Republican Convention police training video warns other agencies ...

Be the first to comment

Coalition to March on the RNC holds organizing meeting at USF in Tampa listen

06/18/12 Michelle Friedline and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

The Coalition to March on the RNC is solidifying its plans to march on the first day of the Republican Convention in August. On Saturday Representatives from community and student groups from around Florida and as far away as Atlanta and Asheville traveled to the University of South Florida in Tampa to learn tactics used in past large-scale protests which they could apply this year to increase their numbers and effectively maintain a strong presence. Mick Kelly, an activist in the anti-war an...

Be the first to comment

Last Call guest speaks out against Tampa's Republican convention Clean Zone ordinance

05/16/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show
Medium_3403

Thursday Tampa City Council will hold a public hearing and final vote on the proposed temporary Clean Zone ordinance for the Republican National Convention. It has been altered and is now rebranded the Event Zone.

My guest this afternoon is Amos Miers, a critic of Tampa’s proposed Clean Zone or Event Zone ordinance for the Republican National Convention. He is with ResistRNC. We heard why he is opposed to the Clean Zone?

*note, the Event Zone ordinance [passed](http://www.wmnf.org/new...

Be the first to comment

Healthy State Local Journalism Center