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Activist says Charlotte much more welcoming to visitors than Tampa during political conventions listen

09/07/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Democratic National Convention ended late Thursday night, and with it the protests.

Tampa Bay area protesters who had traveled to Charlotte began arriving home Friday morning.

“Very much a night and day difference between Tampa and Charlotte. Tampa seemed to be a definite police state. They didn’t want anybody in there. It was not a friendly place to be, it was not a welcoming place to be. Charlotte was all inclusive. It was welcoming and inviting. You could interact with the...

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Zaina Alsous on the Wall Street South protests in Charlotte

09/06/12 Zaina Alsous/Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Women's Show host Mary Glenney spoke with University of North Carolina Chapel Hill senior Zaina Alsous, who helped coordinate the Wall Street South protests in Charlotte during this week's Democratic National Convention. Charlotte, home to the world headquarters of Bank of America and the eastern headquarters of Wells Fargo is known as the "Wall Street" of the Sout...

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The DNC in Charlotte

09/06/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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USF St. Petersburg Poli Sci Professor Judithanne Scourfield Mclauchlan spoke to WMNF from Charlotte, where she was attending the Democratic National Convention.

Open phones followed, including a focus on the controversy regarding the Democratic Party platform involving the word "God" and including a provision about Jerusalem being the proper capital of Israel.

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Some low income families being forced onto the streets of Charlotte ahead of Democratic National Convention listen

08/31/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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As Democrats gather in Charlotte, N.C. for their national party convention, an Op-Ed in the Charlotte Observer voiced concern over the fact that many low-income families in that city are being displaced from relatively affordable “extended stay” motels that have jacked up their rates to as high as $300 a night ahead in an effort to cash in on the DNC that begins on Tuesday. According to the Observer:...

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Rev. James Forbes on Spiritual Depression

08/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with The Rev. James A. Forbes Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus, The Riverside Church, New York City; Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor, Union Theological Seminary, NY; Founder & President, The Healing of the Nations Foundation. He'll be speaking on the topic of "spritual depression" this Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the following religious communities.

8:00 a.m. St. John Progressive Baptist Church Rev. Ba...

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