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Crist to advocate for paper trial

01/31/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is expected to announce tomorrow that he intends on spending tens of millions of dollars to replace Florida's electronic voting machines with systems that provide a clear paper trail.

The move comes after years of calls from voting rights advocates for a clear paper trail, calls tha...

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Death Penalty Study Group Meets in Tampa

01/29/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

  A Commission created to study Florida’s Death Penalty system met for the first time today in Tampa.<font face="Times New Rom...

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Robert E. Lee Day

01/28/07
Empowerment Hour
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Attorney Clinton Paris. . . Joyce Russell, African-American Liason, Hillsborough County. . . Ken Anthony, Community Leader
Discussing the July 18th proclamation that made July 19th Robert E. Lee Day and 2007 The Year of Lee.
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New book lists U.S. and the west's complicity with Saddam Hussein before the 2003 invasion by Mitch E. Perry

01/26/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

 

 

Barry Lando is a former Award winning Television producer for his work on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

 

He’s covered Iraq for...

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Disgruntled airline passengers want Congress to intervene to prevent Airline atrocities by Mitch E. Perry

01/26/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

 According to federal data obtained by USA Today, Airline delays increased sharply last year to record highs because of a rash of bad weather starting in the fall that shut airports and stranded thousands o...

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Free Speech Radio News reporter to testify before Congress about Iraq by Mitch E. Perry

01/26/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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  Aaron Glantz’ reports are frequently heard on this broadcast.  The Free Speech Radio News reporter covered the war in Iraq back in 2003 and 2004, and wrote a book about his experiences in 2005, “How America Lost Iraq”. <span style="font...

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BO LOZOFF, PRISON REFORM ADVOCATE

01/25/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)

 

 

 

Bo Lozoff is a former civil rights activist and farmworker organizer. When his brother-in-law was sentenced to prison in the early 1970's, Bo began visiting prisons and eventually helped to establish the Prison Ashram Project. With a strong belief in the power of redemption, Lozoff now travels widely to visit prisoners around the world. He says that most prisoners will eventually be released back into society, so the question for society is should...

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Florida part of 4 big states moving their Presidential Primaries up by Mitch E. Perry

01/25/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida Part of 4 Big States Moving Their Presidential Primaries up

 

Although the 2008 Presidential Election is still 21 months away, the race for who the nominees will be continues to accelerate.

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Tampa City Council debates Rattlesnake Point Property by Mitch E. Perry

01/25/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Rattlesnake Point

 

This morning the Tampa City Council approved the first step in approving a land-use change for an area in South Tampa known as Rattlesnake Point.

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Castor Says Bush Health Plan Not Good by Roxanne Escobales

01/25/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

In his State of the Union address, when President Bush said this:

 

ACT:

 

Congress responded with this:

 

ACT: {then under}

 

Seated behind the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi jumped to her feet, a standing ovati...

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LISTENERS RESPOND TO THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE

01/24/07
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Last night President Bush delivered his 7th State of the Union message. In this hour we heard a 9 minute portion of the President's speech dealing with immigration, the war on terrorism, health care energy and Iraq. Following the President we carried 7 minutes of the reply from Democratic Senator James Webb. His segment dealt specifically with the economy and the U.S. military presence in Iraq. Following that we played a 4 minute interview with Dave Willetts a spokesperson for the Sier...

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NO CURRENT HEALTH RISKS FROM PHOSPHATE PLANT by Roxanne Escobales

01/24/07
Alan Watts

The federal government released a report that finds no apparent public health risk from a former a Hillsborough County phosphate plant. A couple of years ago, around a thousand Plant City residents filed a lawsuit, claiming they’d been contaminated by chemicals from Coronet Industries that leaked into the ground and then into the water supply.

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STATE LAWS BAR EX-OFFENDERS FROM FINDING WORK by Roxanne Escobales

01/24/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Florida has the third largest prison population in the country, and very convoluted laws determining what jobs ex-offenders can or cannot hold. Yesterday the Florida senate committee on criminal justice heard that the state needs to make it easier for those coming out of prison to find work.

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Kerry will NOT report to duty in '08 by Mitch E. Perry

01/24/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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John Kerry

 

John Kerry announced today that he will NOT be a candidate for President in 2008

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Bush assailed for health care plan by Mitch E. Perry

01/24/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last night during his state of the Union, President Bush proposed capping tax fee benefits for health care, along with providing a standard dedu...

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