Health Care Debate Heats Up

Tuesday night, members of the Pinellas County Medical Association met at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg where two doctors debated health care reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Dr. David McKalip and Dr. Mona Mangat went head-to-head for nearly two hours. McKalip, a neurosurgeon, calls for its repeal. Mangat, a physician… Read more »

Alex Sink works to secure loans for small businesses

Today more than a dozen small business owners gathered to hear financial advice form the state’s Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink. At the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Sink heard some of their struggles and optimism, while giving suggestions for improving Florida’s economy, and galvanizing job creation. Small businesses play an important part in Florida’s… Read more »

volunteers to help restore houses on Saturday

 Energy Efficient Homes Initiative  Tomorrow the group Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay will hold its 6th annual Rebuild Day, partnering with several local and national organizations to try to make a positive difference for 12 bay area homeowners. Jose Garcia is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Tampa Bay, which rehabilitates  houses for low income people and seniors  … Read more »

Amy Goodman speaks on Static

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! spoke last night at the Tampa Theatre promoting the new book, Static, which she co-wrote with her brother David Goodman, who also lectured. WMNF’s Sean Kinane reports. Much of the book Static is about how the corporate media does the bidding of the government. To illustrate this point, Amy… Read more »

WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?

Peter Bane, the editor of THE PERMACULTURE ACTIVIST MAGAZINE joined WMNF for this segment to discuss the idea of permaculture. A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants, cultural practices such as sheet mulching and trellising, and the integration of animals to recycle… Read more »

WILL FLORIDA SHUT DOWN PUBLICALLY PROVIDED WIFI?-Andrew Stelzer

According to MegaPath, the issue of public access to wireless internet access came to national attention in 2004 in the state of Pennsylvania, when city of Philadelphia was launching their initiative to make the entire city a wireless hotspot, and the telecommunications industry tried to stop it from happening. Now Florida state legislators are considering… Read more »

DR. RICHARD KARL – SURGERY

ACROSS THE RED LINE: STORIES FROM THE SURGICAL LIFE. Dr. Richard Karl is chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine at USF in Tampa. This new book explores what it’s like to be a surgeon, what makes a good surgeon, the reality of the operating room and… Read more »