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DRAINING LAND IN BROOKER CREEK PRESERVE FOR GOLF COURSES?-Andrew Stelzer

05/31/06

Many Readers of the St Petersburg Times were surprised to open their papers earlier this month, and find out that there were plans to pump water out of Brooker Creek preserve, and use the water for two private golf courses. Since then, many times readers, as well as the editorial board, have been heavily critical of the plan, which is being pushed by Pinellas county’s utility department, and its director, Pick Talley. Talley says that of the 8500 acres in Brooker Creek preserve, much...

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Would a National Hurricane Catastrophe Fund help Floridians? By Mitch E. Perry

05/31/06

The 2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins tomorrow, and Dr. Gray from the University of Colorado says there will be 5 major hurricanes this season, which begins tomorrow.

Because of the 7 major hurricanes that have swept thru Florida in the past couple of years, property insurance rates have risen dramatically. Major insurers have dropped hundreds of thousands of policies, and there doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight.

The Florida Legislature passed a bill on pro...

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DAVID KORTEN, THE AUTHOR OF THE GREAT TURNING

05/31/06

Our guest was David Korten. Korten has authored numerous books, including When Corporations Rule the World, and The Post Corporate World: Life After Capitalism. He is a co-founder and board chair of the Positive Futures Network, which publishes YES! A Journal of Positive Futures; founder and president of The People-Centered Development Forum; an associate of the International Forum on Globalization; and a member of the Club of Rome. A former Harvard Business School professor, Air Force...

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GOVERNOR BUSH VETOES MEDICAID FUNDING FOR ELDERLY-Andrew Stelzer

05/30/06

When governor Bush announced the list of bills he would veto last week, he downplayed the fact that 449 million dollars worth of projects approved by the legislature would be rejected, a new record for the state of Florida. Although many were pet projects of individual legislators, or so called “turkeys�, there were also many cuts to healthcare programs, including $91 million dollars to help pay for additional staff to care for elderly Floridians on Medicaid. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer...

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AN ISRAELI-ARAB PEACE ACTIVIST SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

05/30/06

Elias Jabbour, an Arab, Israeli, Christian, citizen of Israel, was born in Palestine in 1935. Mr. Jabbour has been for more than three decades one of the most articulate voices for peace and reconciliation in the Middle East. In 1978, Elias and his wife Heyam founded the "House of Hope International Peace Center," the first Arab initiated center for peace in the Middle East. Located in the Galilean town of his birth, "Shefa-Amer" (Shefar'Am in Hebrew), the center has for the past twenty-six y...

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Rod Smith Campaigns in Hillsborough County by Mitch E. Perry

05/30/06

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rod Smith campaign in his opponent’s home district yesterday. In the Citrus Park section of Hillsborough County, the Alachua County State Senator told an audience of more than 100 people that he will NOT concede anything to Tampa area Congressman Jim for the nomination for Governor (roll tape)

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It's Memorial Day afternoon, and outside of Francine Simmons home in a quite subdivision in the Citr...

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THE POSTRAUMATIC SYNDROME OF WAR. PARELLELS OF AGRESSION. A MEMORIAL DAY 2006 SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY. Mark Antokas.

05/29/06

INTRO: Each passing Memorial Day brings an ever-higher tally of this Nation’s war dead and wounded. Annually, each town and village in this Nation holds commemorations to remember the dead and their contributions to their country. From New Port Richey to New York City, Memorial Day observances salute America’s fallen. But is it enough to hold ceremonies to the sounds of 21 gun salutes, bag pipes, taps and the incessant chatter from politicians who shake their collective head...

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MARJORIE COHN on Intelligence Gathering w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

05/27/06

Marjorie Cohn Returns to WMNF to talk about Intelligence Gathering – On and For Whom? Marjorie Cohn, law professor, jurist and columnist. Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, Marjorie Cohn lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. She provides legal and political commentary on BBC, Pacifica Radio, and NPR. She is co-author of the book Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice and writes columns ...

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MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

05/27/06

Menopause The Musical stars Sandy Dewoody (Iowa Housewife) and Nadeen Holloway (Power Woman)in conversation with Mary and Arlene. This play is being performed to rave reviews in cities all over the country.

In March 2001, Jeanie Linders, writer of Menopause The Musical® brought her comedy, a parody of hits from the 1960s-70s, to the stage to give women a way to laugh about The Change. This hilarious hit ends with the audience joining in “the menopause kick line.� Inspired by...

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Elizabeth Ziff of BETTY w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show

05/27/06

Betty – Heatwave 1992 Remembered!

Elizabeth Ziff, “BETTY,� vocalist, guitarist and composer. BETTY is a five-piece pop rock alternative band from New York City. Fronted by three women, the band's unique sound is based on the "spine-tingling harmonies" (Billboard) of songwriters Amy Ziff, Alyson Palmer and Elizabeth Ziff. Add to that mix BETTY's "superb songcrafting" (KALX Radio), lyrics with "a Fellini-esque flair for combining the surreal and the everyday" (The Washing...

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Greensboro, NC Truth Commission release Final Report by Mitch E. Perry

05/26/06

In Greensboro, North Carolina last night, the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report.

The Commission – the first of its kind in the U.S. has been studying for the past 2 years the events of November 3rd, 1979. On that day, 5 labor organizers were shot dead in the Streets of a Greensboro housing project by a caravan of Klansman and Neo-Nazi’s.

There were state and federal Trials – the Klansmen pleaded ‘self-...

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Local Democrats Break Out Their Plans for Re-Haul of Insurance Legislation by Mitch E. Perry

05/25/06

As Florida homeowners anger begins to stir in regards to massive insurance hikes created in part by 8 hurricanes hitting the sunshine state over the past 2 years, Florida Democrats are now using recently enacted legislation that bailed out Citizens Insurance as a potential wedge political issue in this year’s elections.

Over the past 2 days, Democratic Legislators have been holding news conferences throughout the state to denounce the new law, which calls for a $715 million ca...

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MOCK HURRICANE EXCERSIZE IN PINELLAS COUNTY-Andrew Stelzer

05/25/06

With Hurricane season set to officially begin On June 1st, Pinellas County held its annual simulation exercise, where employees from various county agencies come together and interact as if it were a storm situation. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report.

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Radios and other communications devices of all shapes and sizes sit in a small room in the corner of the Pinellas ...

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CONNED: How Millions Went to Prison, Lost the Vote, and Helped Send George W. Bush to the White House

05/25/06

Author Sasha Abramsky travelled across the country in 2004 to visit convicted felons who had served their sentences. He observed how their disenfranchisement affected their lives, their belief in our country, and the voting system. The resulting bokk CONNED is sometimes compared to Toqueville's DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA. It's a book that clearly takes the view of the downtrodden. Abramsky spoke with WMNF's Rob Lorei about efforts to get voting rights restored, why it's important to a well-function...

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ANYTOWN: A YOUTH LEADERSHIP AND DIVERSITY PROGRAM

05/25/06

OUR GUEST IN THIS SEGMENT WAS JESSICA ESTEVEZ, WHO IS DIRECTOR OF PROFRAMS AT THE GROUP "COMMUNITY TAMPA BAY" (formerly the NCCJ)....HER ORGANIZATION SPONSORS A SUMMER PROGRAM EVERY YEAR THAT'S CALLED ANYTOWN- IN WHICH DIVERSE GROUPS OF TEENS GET TOGETHER TO TRY TO CREATE MORE INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES. "ANYTOWN" TAKES PLACE AT THE DAYSPRING CAMP IN ELLENTON AND IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE PART IN PROGRAMS THAT START ON JUNE 11, JUNE 18TH, JULY 9TH AND JULY 16TH.

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