ALEX GIBNEY, THE DIRECTOR AND WRITER OF THE NEW FILM: ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM. THE COLLAPSE OF ENRON CORPORATION- THE BIGGEST BANKRUPTCY IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATION---HURT THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYEES, STOCKHOLDERS AND MANY PENSION FUNDS.... IS THE SUBJECT OF A NEW FILM BY OUR GUEST ALEX GIBNEY. ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM- BASED ON A BOOK BY TWO FORTUNE MAGAZINE WRITERS- BETHANY MACLEAN AND PETER ELKIND....THE FILM PREMIERES HERE IN THE BAY AREA THIS WEEKEND.
Members of a leading Islamic organization say that anti-Muslim crimes are on the rise, in fact the highest recorded figures in over a decade.
This morning in Tampa, CAIR- the Council on American Islamic Relations, released their report, Ã¢â¬ÅUnequal ProtectionÃ¢â¬?
Ahmed Bedier is the Central Florida Director of CAIR (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?alarmingly highÃ¢â¬?)
Bedier took time to indicate the difference betweenÃ¢â¬â¢incidentsÃ¢â¬â¢ reported and hate crimes Ã¢...
A group of environmental advocates and shareholders is trying to get Progress energy to commit themselves to becoming an environmentally company. This morning, they held a press conference as Progress energyÃ¢â¬â¢s shareholders meeting was set to begin at the Hilton hotel in Downtown St Petersburg, calling on the company to be environmentally responsible.
Ã¢â¬Åwhen we talk to progress they say that they are meeting legal standards, Florida progress says ...
INTRO: In April of last year, Richard Paey was sentenced to twenty-five years for forging prescriptions and abusing the pain relief medicine Oxycontin. Paey sits in his wheelchair to this day, a victim of a botched 1980Ã¢â¬â¢s back surgery and multiple sclerosis, at the Zephyrhills cotrrectional facility in Pasco County. But Paey, who has maintained his innocence all along, saying that he was just medicating his pain, will have a new day in court soon. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas has more. R...
Reporter: Grace Santos
Event: Rev. Jim Wallis, author
Date of Event: Wed, 11 May 2005, 7pm
Location: Hyde Park United Methodist
Date of Broadcast: Thur, 12 May 2005, 6pm Evening News
Reverend Jim Wallis, the author of GodÃ¢â¬â¢s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left DoesnÃ¢â¬â¢t Get It, spoke at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church last night. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Grace Santos files this report. (MITCH SAID HE WOULD WRITE THIS).
The President of Nicaragua came to Tampa today to campaign for the passage of the Central American free Trade Agreement, abbreviated CAFTA. The proposed trade treaty would include the United States and 6 Latin American countries, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua. The agreement has been in the works for several years, and congress may vote on it in the next month, but Hundreds of Thousands of protestors throughout North And Central America h...
According to a report released last week,low level marijuana offenders are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement Ã¢â¬â making up more than 80 percent of the growth in drug arrests since 1980.
On Saturday, Critics of the war on drugs Ã¢â¬â and specifically on marijuana- gathered in over 180 venues across the world for the Global Marijuana March.
Among those cities participating locally included demonstrations in in Tampa and Sarasota.
Fred Bemis is with th...
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist announced today he is a candidate for Governor next year.
The 48 year old St.Petersburg native is the first major GOP candidate to announce his candidacyÃ¢â¬Â¦And he will enter the race as the favorite, as recent polls show him ahead of Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher and Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings.
Christ also is ahead of any and all Democrats who have so far entered the race Ã¢â¬â namely Tampa Congressman Jim Davis and Gainsville...
Co-hosts Jon Butts and Rob Lorei featured interviews with Sherry Prange of Electro-Automotive (http://www.electroauto.com, 813-429-1989 and firstname.lastname@example.org) in California, Matt Smith of the USF Clean Energy Research Center (http://www.cerc.eng.usf.edu) and Bill Hayes who makes biodiesel in his home (http://www.suncoastbiofuels.com). The discussion looked at converting cars to electric engines and conversion to using biodiesel. Other topics discussed: energy efficiency, emissions from alte...
Police used pepper spray on a crown of black residents of South St Petersburg last night, in what black residents say is an escalation of police use of force during a time when things are already tense. But police say a brick was thrown through a police car window before the pepper spray was brought out, and say that a group of people was inciting the crowd of 200 people to violence against the police. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.
We believe a powder keg is being cr...