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Activist asks Hillsborough Commission to consider Latino-strong district listen

04/17/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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During public comment of Wednesday’s Hillsborough County Commission meeting, one activist spoke in favor of the idea of increasing the number of districts in the county to make it more likely a Latino commissioner could be elected.

Maria Asuncion Lopez from Seffner is the founder and president of the nonprofit organization Voz y Acción de Puerto Rico.

In other news from Wednesday's meeting, Commission...

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Healthcare for aging Latinos top priority for some non-profits and elected officials listen

04/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The national Latino population is rapidly growing, especially in the Tampa Bay area. But that group is also one of the most likely to be either uninsured or under-insured. Some studies have found that aging Latinos are also at a higher risk of some major medical conditions than white Americans. Florida State Representative Janet Cruz outlined some of those problems at an event in Town N Country this morning.

“Six percent of Hispanic adults in the United States and Puerto Rico have be...

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Prayer Making Comeback in Florida Schools? National Organization for Marriage Tries to Drive Wedge in Democratic Party? And Tampa Mayor Proposes Large "Clean Zone" for GOP Convention

03/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about a secret memo that was put out by the National Organization for Marriage that seeks to drive a wedge between gays and blacks. And gays and Latinos. But first school prayer. Last week Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would permit student initiated prayer and other inspirational messages at public school assemblies. The bill was passed by both chambers of the Florida Legislature—largely alo...

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Hillsborough Commissioners consider adding a single-member district, hope to represent Latinos listen

11/10/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Hillsborough has more residents in each of its four single-member districts than any other county in the state. That’s why in a workshop yesterday County Commissioners considered adding a fifth single-member district to better represent their minority constituents.

Commissioner Les Miller spearheaded the discussion about creating [five single member districts](http://www.hillsbo...

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Vic DiMaio on historic preservation & lack of Latino representation on Hillsborough County Commission

07/14/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Democratic political consultant Vic DiMaio came on the program to talk about historic preservation, the lack of Latino representation on the Hillsborough County Commission, and an assortment of other state and national political news.

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This weekend's LULAC Convention In Tampa followed by a discussion of the Governor's budget signing ceremony yesterday

05/27/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll open the phones to talk about Governor Rick Scott and his signing yesterday of the state budget. But first the District Director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Lydia Medrano.

In a press release the group says:

"On May 28th and 29th, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will hold its annual Florida State Convention at the Embassy Suites Brandon, located at 10220 Palm ...

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Latino HIV Awareness Day listen

10/19/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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October 15 was Latino HIV Aids Awareness Day. The Highpoint YMCA in Clearwater helped raise awareness this past weekend by throwing a Fall Health Awareness Festival Fair.

Ebony Murray is a single mother who lives in the High Point community surrounding the YMCA. She said she recalls what it was like to not have the proper healthcare when she gave birth to her first child. Ebony now has insurance through her job. She said that most people in her community are not as lucky to have health...

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Geraldo Rivera on his new book The Great Progression

09/08/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)

Our guest in this segment is award-winning television reporter Geraldo Rivera. He's written a new book called The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will Lead America To A New Era Of Prosperity (Penguin Group). In this book Rivera looks at the growing numbers of Latino citizens in the US and their impact on education, the economy, health care, culture, and politics. He writes about the excesses of immigration enforcement, the recent reverse migration back to Mexico and Central America, and ho...

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Survey: Latinos heavily skewing Democratic listen

12/07/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On Sunday, the Repubican candidates for president will hold their third televised debate in six weeks in Florida. But unlike the event in Orlando in October or last week’s slug fest in St. Petersburg, the main audience for Sunday night’s forum at the University of Miami will be Spanish language speakers.

The debate will be nationally televised by Univision, and immigration is sure to be one of the dominant issues. It comes on the heels of a newly released report that says that 57 perce...

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