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Friday April 18, 2014

WMNF PROGRAMMER SUSPENDED - Mitch Perry

A music DJ's suspension at WMNF is causing some people to question the independence that the station boasts about.

Last week Tuesday morning DJ Norwood Orrick was suspended by WMNF programmer Randy Wynne last week, after Wynne received a call from an angry listener who heard Orrick play a song that contained the F word just before 6AM.

Orrick is certainly not the first DJ to air an obsenity on the air&.And the severity of his open ended suspension has surprised some at station.

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EMPTY BOWLS AND CASA ON HOMELESSNESS-Andrew Stelzer

Lunchtime at Gaslight Park in downtown Tampa brought almost 1000 people together on Thursday for the annual empty bowls luncheon. Just one of several hunger related thanksgiving season events, the event raises tens of thousands of dollars for the Second harvest Food bank of Tampa Bay. WMNFS Andrew Stelzer reports.

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ACT “There is a lot of hunger in our community…� Mayor Pam Iorio gave the keynote speech, thanking the dozens of corpo...

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MERLE BLACK ON REPUBLICANS IN THE SOUTH - Mitch Perry

Merle Black is a nationally known expert on Southern Politics&The Poli Sci Professor teaches at Emory University in Atlanta&. Over the weekend, he addressed a conference on the Republican Party in Florida, at the USF St Pete Campus.

His address focused on how in the South now , registered Republicans now outnumber registered Democrats by the biggest margin in U.S. history

(roll tape#1 o.q. among white moderates )

That s Emory University Political Science Professor Mer...

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SEN. NELSON ASKING FOR TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF BAY PINES' CONTRACTOR'S FEDERAL CONTRACTS - Mitch Perry

Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson wants a computer contractor temporary barred from doing business with the federal government until investigations into a failed project at Bay Pines VA Medical Hospital are finished.

Bearing Point is the prime contractor for Core Financial Logistics System the computer system that was installed and then shelved after a disastrous 9 month trial at Bay Pines in earlier this year. Core FLS was a computer system designed to track finances, payments to ven...

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IMMIGRANT LIVING IN CLEARWATER FACES DEPORTATION - Radioactivity

Our guest was Terry McClurg, his 33 year old daughter Penny was detained by the Department of Homeland Security in July 2004 and has been held in detention ever since. Terry says although his daughter was a legal resident, she is being held for reasons that are unclear and is facing deportation to the country of her birth, South Africa. Penny was pregnant and lose her baby while in custody. She has been separated from her two older children for five months and risks losing her business, all b...

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AN EYEWITNESS DESCRIBES THE SITUATION IN BAGHDAD - Radioactivity

Our guest was independent journalist Dahr Jamail who is in Baghdad and runs a website documenting what he is observing in Iraq. He says the U.S. military is failing to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people and that most residents he talks with want the U.S. to leave. He says fair elections are almost impossible to hold on January 30th because of the high levels of fighting, crime, unrest, unemployment, and disease associated with the inability of the U.S. to improve the situation in I...

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FLORIDA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONFERENCE - Mitch Perry

This past Saturday afternoon, on the USF-ST. Pete Campus, a conference on The Republican Party in Florida was held&..We ll have speeches from the authors of the

Book, The Rise of Southern Republicans beginning tomorrow&

The last panel of the day included a dissection of the Presidential Election in Florida, and where do Democrats and Republicans stand in the state.

Tampa Tribune Political reporter William March discussed the strong Republican Majority in Congressional Seats...

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ANTI-ABORTION MEASURE INSERTED INTO CONGRESSIONAL SPENDING BILL - Mitch Perry

Part of the massive year end spending bill approved by Congress on Saturday includes a controversial provision – an anti-abortion measure that COULD reduce the ability of state and local governments to provide poor women the full range of reproductive services and information available to them.

IN essence, the provision threatens to withhold all federal education and health funds from any state or local government which subjects a ‘health-care entity’ to ‘di...

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MERRYL WYN DAVIES ON AMERICAN POLITICS - Mitch Perry

British writer Merryln Wyn Davies is the co-author of the new book, American Terminator: Myths, Movies and Global Power , which takes on this country on a number of fronts&. Davies and Ziauddin Sardar are also the authors of the international best-seller from a couple of years ago, Why do People Hate America ?

In concluding our interview, the 1st of which we ran last night, WMNF asked Merryl Wyn Davies about one of the central themes of her book&That despite claims to the contrary, Am...

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A NEW APPROACH TO ADDICTION TREATMENT w/ DR. ELI KOLP - Radioactivity

Dr. Eli Kolp was born and educated in the former Soviet Union. In 1994, Dr. Kolp began researching Ketamine-enhanced psychotherapy while on staff at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa. He continued his research until 1999, when he became disabled in an automobile accident. After more than two-and-a-half years in rehabilitative therapy, Dr. Kolp returned to part-time practice in June of 2002. He currently specializes in the treatment of alcohol addiction and limits his private prac...

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