News & Public Affairs03/23/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday Listen to this entire show:
An alliance between student groups and farmworkers announced this weekend in St. Petersburg they are organizing a boycott against Wendy’s restaurants.
At Saturday’s March and Concert for Fair Food at Vinoy Park the Student/Farmworker Alliance led hundreds in chanting “The burgers may be square but the food ain't fair.”
The Student Farmworker Alliance wants Wendy’s to sign on to the Fair Food Program led by the [Coalition of Immokalee Workers](http://ciw-on...Be the first to comment
03/21/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Today Leonel Perez and Joe Parker of Coalition of Immokalee Workers talk about its Fair Food parade and concert, which will take place in St.Petersburg on Saturday starting at noon. The event will celebrate the achievements of CIW's Fair Food Program.The campaign calls for a collaboration between food buyers, distributors and Florida's tomato farm workers to address abuse and exploitation on farms by adhering to a fair food code of conduct. Participating companies also pay an extra penny per ...Be the first to comment
01/08/15 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
A farmworker organization in Florida has gotten another large grocery chain to sign on to its Fair Food Agreement. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers announced Thursday that the Fresh Market grocery chain has become the 13th corporation to support “fair farm labor conditions and verifiable, worker-driven social responsibility in US agriculture.”
According to a press release, the grocery chain will purchase some tomatoes from growers that have agreed to pay an additional penny per pound to ...Be the first to comment
11/24/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday Listen to this entire show:
Migrant farmers join forces with social justice advocates to demand fair wages and treatment of migrant workers. Saturday evening people protested along the sidewalk in front of a North Tampa Publix. The demonstration coincided with the national theatrical release of the documentary Food Chains. The protesters chanted and waived signs until put them down to go to the documentary screening.
There were about 30 people at the beginning of the protest but that number swelled to nearly 60 as th...Be the first to comment
11/17/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday) Listen to this entire show:
Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Joe Parker of the Student / Farmworker Alliance and CIW member Wilson Perez about the nationwide premiere of the the feature-length film, Food Chains , which debuts in Tampa on 11/21 at AMC Veterans 12. Shot mostly in the I-4 corridor, the film chronicles the realities of our nation's farmworkers and follows the CIW's Campaign for Fair Food as a model of hope for a food system base...Be the first to comment
10/24/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
If you want to buy tomatoes that have been grown with the rights of farmworkers in mind, you now have a label to look for.
Friday the Coalition of Immokalee Workers unveiled a green Fair Food Label.
WMNF's Seán Kinane interviewed Gerardo Reyes Chavez, a member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
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11/27/13 Warren Elly with Javier Izaguirre and John Ovink
Last Call Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
Today on Thanksgiving Eve; Last Call explores the Farm Workers who harvest the plenty we will feast upon tomorrow.
The faces of the migrant pickers have changed from poor whites and blacks to Hispanics, most from Mexico, but farm workers are still on the lowest of rungs, many living in fear of deportation and separation from their families, in this, the richest country in the world.
Warren Elly welcomes guest Javier Izaguirre from Ruskins Beth El Farmworker Mission. Javier hi...Be the first to comment
03/18/13 Lenka Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday Listen to this entire show:
About 1500 farmworkers and their allies completed their 200 mile, two week March for Respect, Rights and Fair food yesterday in Lakeland. They gathered at the headquarters of Publix in hope that the supermarket giant would honor what theyâre calling a Fair Food Program.
More than a decade ago south Florida tomato harvesters began a campaign for fair working conditions. Before the Coalition of Immokalee Workers organized, wages had not gone up in more than 20 years and workers are still ...Be the first to comment
03/13/13 Lenka Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
Wednesday the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their allies pass through Tampa on their 200 mile march from Ft Myers to the headquarters of Publix in Lakeland; the marchers are calling on Publix to honor the social responsibility agreement for farm labor reform known as the Fair Food Program.
Right after sunrise, about seventy marchers gather in RiverviewÂ´s Mosaic Park to start walking. Oscar Otzoy is with the farmworkersâ coalition.
In its official statement about the Coalition o...Be the first to comment
02/28/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Coming up today weâll speak with a leading expert on mental illness and psychiatric drugsâ¦
And weâll talk with an organizer of a 200 mile march from Fort Myers to the Publix Headquarters in Lakeland to demand better wages for farmworkersâ¦.
But first just a note about our fund drive- we ended our seven day Winter fund drive yesterday and came up about $18,000 short. Since then listeners who missed the seven day drive...Be the first to comment