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Conservative Terry Kemple appointed to Hillsborough County diversity council listen

10/02/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: LGBT, Muslims, Hillsborough County Commission, Terry Kemple, Kevin Beckner, Les Miller, islam, Victor Crist, diversity


Hillsborough County Commissioners created a Diversity Advisory Council Wednesday morning and unanimously appointed conservative Christian Terry Kemple as one of its members. That’s despite the push from some commissioners in the past to exclude him because they say he has anti-diversity views including against Muslims and gays. Openly gay Commissioner Kevin Beckner said his change of heart came from something Pope Francis said this summer.

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Media diversity groups win court hearing against FCC's ownership diversity rules listen

07/07/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today a federal appeals court has rejected government rules that allow media companies to own both a television station and newspaper in the same market. In its decision in Prometheus Radio Project versus the Federal Communications Commission, a circuit court of appeals Corie Wright is policy counsel of the media reform group Free Press.

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