Archive for September, 2010

Veto Crist Cuts Budget

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Newly independent Governor Charlie Crist signed a $70-billion budget with a liberal dose of line-item vetoes. Crist waited to act until Friday’s deadline to cut more than $370-million from the spending plan the Legislature sent him. To hear the report click on Veto Crist.

Dylan, A Classical Take

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Bob Dylan has been called an everyman troubadour, the voice of a generation. In many ways Bob Dylan is a human chameleon. For more than forty years, whenever his fans think they have uncovered the real Dylan, he re-emerges in a different incarnation.  And now, a classical pianist tells James Call Dylan’s musical talent is in the tradition of Gershwin, Porter and Chopin.
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The Bleaching Amendments?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The boundaries for legislative and congressional districts are redrawn every 10 years. Critics say Amendments 5 and 6 won't work and will lead to non-elected judges drawing Florida's political boundaries

Opponents of a constitutional proposal changing how Florida draws its political districts have upped the ante. As James Call reports, they plan to raise and spend $4 million to defeat the Fair Districts proposal – Amendments 5 and 6 – on the November ballot.   The story can be heard by clicking on ” The Bleaching Amendments?”

Pastors for Peace Caravan

Monday, September 27th, 2010

 to hear the story click on Pastors for Peace caravan every summer to CubaPastors for Peace Caravan Stops in Tallahassee

Every summer for the past twenty-one years, a group called Pastors for Peace has sponsored a school bus caravan to Cuba. Volunteers drive buses across the United States collecting donations and then, in an act of civil disobedience, they defy the blockade by delivering medicine, tools and crayons to the island. James Call caught up with one of the buses when it stopped in Tallahassee

Gibbons: We’re Our Own Daddy

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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Redistricting Debate will continue into 20122010.04.22

Leading Democrats in the Florida Legislature Thursday launched fierce criticism of a Senate proposal to put a redistricting constitutional amendment on the November ballot. James Call reports they say the idea is insulting to citizens and reveals a paternalistic attitude toward minority voters.

Hamlet to make Decisions!

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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      Tallahassee Hamlet to Close

Florida Governor Charlie Crist said he is about to make a decision about his relationship with the Republican Party and his future. James Call reports, the Governor is in St. Petersburg for what people close to him say is an important announcement.