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LatinAmerican Symposium

03/30/07 Alvaro Montealegre
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Two U.S. ex-Ambassadors to Latin America were invited to speak at University of Tampa. They focused on the effects Castro and Chavez have had in leading the present wave of left leaning politics in Latin America.

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Barack Obama comes to Florida

03/30/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Barack Obama brought his political campaign to Tallahassee today.  And with it, came predictable criticism from the State GOP.  


Although it has been said that the freshman Senator from Illinois is a media darling, in fact press coverage&nb...

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Former DOJ official claims politicization of Civil Rights Division

03/30/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A story posted today on the Internet site Salon.com alleges  that it’s not only the U.S. Attorneys who are threatened by partisan politics. 

 

Journalist Alia Malek, who used to work in the Depa...

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Tampa urge water conservation

03/30/07 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As drought like conditions continue to persist in Tampa Bay, the National Weather Services says it would take up to 6 inches above normal rainfall to erase the drought in the Tampa Bay Area and most of the rest of Florida.

 

Responding to the situati...

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Tampa Riverwalk - Florida Riverwalk Exchange summit

03/29/07 Seán Kinane
Alan Watts

Today the City of Tampa hosted the Florida Riverwalk Exchange summit. It brought together city officials and business people from cities around Florida that to share ideas about creating successful riverwalks. It included a boat and walking tour of Tampa’s proposed Riverwalk along the Hillsborough in downtown. WMNF’s Seán Kinane reports.

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A MUSLIM-JEWISH DIALOGUE (Part two)

03/29/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Five weeks ago we began a new segment on the station- a Muslim-Jewish dialogue. It was an effort to start a conversation between two groups of people, who, much of the media tells us are divided by an irreconcilable world view. In order to create greater understanding and begin a search for some common ground, we are happy to have Ann Haendel , she’s a volunteer for American Jewish World Service and Pilar Saad who is a local school te...

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Author talks about the dangers of the Christian Right in politics

03/29/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday

 

Michelle Goldberg is a journalist whose work most recently appears on Salon.com.

 

Her book on right wing Christians – “Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationali...

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Hillsborough River discussion deferred

03/29/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Tampa City Council , based upon advise from their attorney- deferred any action on discussing whether or not to increase  the minimum water flow of the Hillsborough River.

 

Scientists at the Southwest Florida Management District,...

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Tampa City Council members say goodbye

03/29/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today was the last Tampa City Council meeting for 4 different members this morning.

Either because of term limits, or losing in elections earlier this month, more than half of the current board will be missing when the Council meets next week.

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Manatee County bans panhandling

03/28/07 Brandon Martin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Manatee County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance that prohibits panhandling near roadways. The vote last night came after months of study on the issue and debate over the writing of the ordinance. Receiving a 5-0 vote, the ordinance prohibits so-called agressive panhandling that would thraten solicitees or block traffic. Panhandlers would have to stay at least 15 feet away from the road or as far as possible if a building or wall prevents that maximum distance.<...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. NEIL BARNARD MD ABOUT REVERSING DIABETES

03/28/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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From the Alternet web site: Nearly 21 million Americans are believed to be diabetic, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and 41 million more are prediabetic -- their blood sugar is high and could reach the diabetic level if they do not alter their living habits. Nationwide, the disease's cost for 2002 -- from medical bills to disability payments and lost workdays -- was conservatively estimated by the American Diabetes Association at $132 billion. All cancers, taken together,...

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AN AL-ARIAN CRITIC COMES TO HIS DEFENSE

03/28/07 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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FIRST UP TODAY, A LONGTIME LOCAL CRITIC OF DOCTOR SAMI AL-ARAIN HAS COME TO HIS DEFENSE…AL-ARIAN--a former usf engineering professor who has pleaded guilty to giving material aid to members of  Palestinian Islamic Jihad,  contends that  federal prosecutors have double-crossed him by calling him in front of a grand jury in Virgi...

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Miller bests Redner

03/28/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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One of the most interesting local races in Tampa ended last night with Gwen Miller, the first Black City Council woman to win throughout the city, being re-elected to her District 1 seat against businessman Joe Redner.

 

In the other election in Tamp...

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Parents speak up for Legislation that they say would have saved their son

03/27/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This morning in a Senate Committee on Regulated Industries, testimony was taken on Senate Bill 1840, sponsored by Bay Area Legislator Charlie Justice.

 

The bill would require require i...

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Chicago Tribune reporter on his story on Shaquanda Cotton

03/27/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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  In Paris, Texas last year, a 14 year old black girl  who shoved a  hall monitor was sentenced by a judge to prison for up to 7 years – while conversely, that same judge sentenced a 14 year old white girl, convicted of arson for burning down her family's house, to probation. Shaquanda Cotton was a 14 year old freshman a year ...

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