News & Public Affairs

Friday July 3, 2015


Homeless Advocates in Hillsborough County said today that there are an estimated 11,000 people homeless in the County, a 36% increase since the last survey was conducted a year and a half ago.

Rayme Knuckles is the Chief Executive Officer for the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County…He said there are 2 main reasons that lead to homelessness – lack of affordable housing, and low paying jobs that prevent people from getting the chance to acquire such housing (roll tape...

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INTRO: Primary candidates on both sides of the aisle, are positioning themselves for the Governors race for office witch will culminate in the November 2006 mid-term election. While no one yet has formally announced on the Republican side, Attorney General Charlie Christ, Lt. Governor Toni Jennings, and Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher are all thought to be in the mix. The Democrats have two announced candidates for the Governors office, Congressman Jim Davis of Tampa, and State Senator...

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The Election Reform Coalition of Pinellas County held a second forum this past Saturday at the James B. Sanderlin Center on 22nd avenue south in St. Petersburg. The purpose of this public forum was to collect voting concerns and suggestions from Pinellas county citizens. The Election Reform Coalition is made up of more than 15 different organizations. Members include the Democratic, Green and Libertarian parties of Pinellas County, the ACLU, the Sojourner Truth Center, and the Alliance of ...

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Global Day of Protest - 2nd Anniversary of War in Iraq - Women's Show

FAITH FIPPINGER, human shield in Iraq and featured in the film, “Human Shield.� 63-year old Faith Fippinger was a Human Shield in Iraq from February 20 - April 26, 2003. She says, “My decision to become a Human Shield in Iraq had to do with the fact that I understand the consequences of war on innocent people who are caught between an evil dictator and the ambitions of another government. The people in Iraq have already suffered terribly from wars, sanctions and of course fr...

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Simona Sharoni, feminist scholar and peace activist - Mary Glenney, Women's Sh

SIMONA SHARONI, internationally-known femiist scholar, researcher and activist. She holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and is the author of Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance, (Syracuse University Press, 1995). Sharoni has written extensively on gendeowr dynamics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the North of Ireland, Middle East politics, the peace and justice movement peace and conflict resolution ...

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Global Lens - Cross Cultural Understanding through Cinema-Mary Glenney, Women's Show

MAGIDA DIOURI, Education and Outreach Director, Sarasota Film Society. Sarasota Film Society and Charles Schwab & Company, Inc. are proud to present the Global Lens Film Series. Comprising 10 titles, the films are from a package that has been put together by the New York-based Global Film Initiative, a non-profit organization founded to finance, produce and distribute films from the developing-world in order to promote cross-cultural understanding through cinema. Sarasota will be one stop on...

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Bush in Florida for Social Security

Continuing his 60 trips in 60 days Social Security Tour, President Bush touched down in Pensacola this morning, followed up by another appearance in Orlando this afternoon….

The President continued to sell a plan that seemingly is becoming less popular the more he talks about it…..An Associated Press/Ipsos survey released yesterday shows that 56 percent of those polled nationally disapproved of Bush's handling of Social Security. The ...

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