Tampa's Bid for the 2008 Republican National Convention
Tampa is a finalist along with Minneapolis, New York and Cleveland for the event to take place in September of 2008. The RNC Site Selection Committee is set to visit the area this August. The convention would bring an estimated 50,000 people to Tampa. Civic leaders say it would provide a $400 million dollar boost for the area’s economy but some critics dispute those figures. What would it mean for the area if the GOP’s big event came to town? Will discuss those issues and more with our guests.
Paula Schoenwether and Nancy Wilson
Paula Schoenwether, an artist and photographer, and the Rev. Nancy Wilson, moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, talk openly about their 28-year-old civil union as partners in all aspects of life --- living as a married couple, taking out a mortgage, blending families, caring for children, sharing debt - elements of a long-term relationship not always recognized as a legal arrangement. “The older we’ve gotten, the more in some ways we’ve peeled away our own internalized issues.’