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Poor Peoples Campaign fights racism and Whirlpool in Michigan listen

06/17/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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As WMNF reported last week, The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is in the midst of a 12-week, 24-city march. The march begins in the Mississippi Delta and ends in Detroit, where the US Social Forum begins next week. A contingent of homeless from the Tampa Bay area is with the march, which is now making its way across Michigan. WMNF's Kelly Benjamin is travelling with the group and brings us this report from Benton Harbor.

The town of Benton Harbor in South East Michigan has se...

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Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign in Cleveland listen

06/07/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is in the midst of a march across the United States culminating at the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit later this month. WMNF's Kelly Benjamin is embedded with the march and brings us this report from Cleveland, Ohio.

Poverty has got to go! Hey, hey! Ho, ho!

This weekend, Rev. Bruce Wright crammed two cars full ...

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Report says 37% of Tampa Bay's hungry are children listen

02/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A new report, called Hunger in America 2010 has just been released and it has some astonishing findings about who has to go without food. Marc Sutherland is Resource Development Director for America's Second Harvest of Tampa Bay.

[Hunger in America 2010](http://feedingamerica.issuelab.org/research/listing/hunger_in_america_2010_local_report_prepared_f...

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Hundreds of thousands of Floridians living on no income except food stamps listen

01/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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More than 400,000 Floridians have no income besides food stamps. That’s according to a new analysis by the New York Times.

About 12 percent of all Americans receive food stamps and about a quarter of all children. The Times found that about six million Americans who receive food stamps have no other cash income including welfare, unemployment insurance, pensions, child support or disability pay.

Florida is on...

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Metropolitan Ministries Sees Significant Drop in Donations listen

11/25/09 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Each Thanksgiving, Metropolitan Ministries distributes Thanksgiving food packages to thousands of Tampa Bay residents in need. This year, amid the throes of the worst financial crisis in recent history, they’re seeing more dire need than ever exacerbated by a major drop in donations.

As volunteers sort through boxes of spaghetti, stuffing and Jell-O, the line outside the Metropolitan Ministries food distribution center on Florida Avenue is strikingly long. People wait for what the nonprofi...

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The Fight Against Poverty and Homelessness

09/15/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll speak with Rev. Bruce Wright who is a minister in St. Petersburg. He's active on homeless issues and this weekend he's planning to travel to the G-20 Summit meeting in Pittsburgh. Wright says among the people traveling with him will be several members of the local homeless community.

FMI 727-278-1547; http://www.economichumanrights.org; http://www.bailoutthepeople.org;

bgcwright@aol.com

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Interfaith group: Use stimulus money for green jobs in Tampa

04/16/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guests in this segment were Dr. Warren Clark, a retired minister, and Stuart Berger of the Pinellas Jewish Federation. They are part of a group called FUSE, Faiths United For A Sustainable Economy. They came to talk about two upcoming events. The first is an Earth Day Fair at Unity Church of Clearwater from 6 to 9 p.m. April 22 at 2465 Nursery Road in Clearwater. They will also make a presentation for green jobs at the Tampa City Council next Thursday at 9 a.m.

Dr. Clark writes: "Hi...

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Lakshman Yapa on an end to poverty listen

03/06/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A Penn State geography professor told people at the University of South Florida this afternoon that poverty cannot be eradicated through economic development projects.

As part of USF’s Geography Colloquium Series, Lakshman Yapa told 30 students, professors, and members of the public that because economic development created poverty, poverty cannot be solved by economic development.

Some elements of a different discourse on poverty, Yapa says, involve quality-of-life issues rather than ...

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A new approach to poverty?

03/05/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNFs Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up: We’ll hear about a novel project in Philadelphia to fight poverty. And later, in light of the president’s summit meeting on health care and the word that General Motors is on the brink of collapse, we’ll talk about health care reform with one of the country’s leading experts on Canadian style single payer health care.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. A lot of people wanted to com...

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NFL moms and Campbell’s donate food for hungry listen

01/28/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Tampa prepares for Sunday’s Super Bowl, a group of NFL players’ mothers announced that they have raised more than a half-million pounds of food for the country’s food banks.

This morning at America’s Second Harvest of Tampa Bay in east Tampa, four members of the Professional Football Player’s Mothers Association PFPMA teamed up with Campbell’s to donate 1,000 cans of soup.

Wilma Char McNabb, mother of Philadelphia Eagles quarterba...

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