News & Public Affairs03/06/06
Americans are incorporating alternative therapies and medicines into their lives more than ever before. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, 36% of adults in the U.S. are using some form of alternative medicine. When megavitamin therapy and prayer specifically for health reasons are included, that number rises to 62%. "Weâ€™re in a major change moment," says Barbara Tedlock, Ph. D., a noted anthropologist and author of the new book The Woman in the Shamanâ€™s Body: Recla...Be the first to comment
John Loftus joined us in a telephone interview one week after Sami Al Arian was acquitted from most charges against him. He discussed the possible future and options for Al Arian. Mr. Loftus was instrumental in Al Arian's initial arrest and susequent incarceration.Be the first to comment
Union Maid, Hellraiser and Labor Singer, Anne Feeney, does community organizing for women's rights, the environment, human rights, anti-poverty, anti-racist work, and labor. Anne will appear at WMNF live, Wednesday, International Womenâ€™s Day from 5-6 pm. Join us in the Live Music Studio for this performance! Anne will also give a concert to benefit The Spring, Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 pm at Viva la Frida.Be the first to comment
"Scene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip Hop," Maori Karmael Holmes, filmmaker w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show03/04/06
Maori Karmael Holmes, director of â€œScene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip Hop.â€? Philadelphia has been the home of some of the most innovative hip-hop artists, including many talented women. Through rare performance footage, interviews and great music, Maori Karmael Holmes tells the stories of these ingÃ©nues as they struggle to succeed in a male-dominated industry. â€œScene Not Heardâ€? â€“ Saturday, 2:45 pm.Be the first to comment
Grace Lee, director, â€œGrace Lee Project.â€? When Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee leaves her home state of Missouri, she finds out there are Grace Lees all over the country. Who are they? With wit and charm, the filmmaker plunges into a clever, highly unscientific investigation into all those Grace Lees and puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question â€œWhatâ€™s in a name?â€? â€œGrace Lee Project: - Saturday, 7:45 pm.Be the first to comment
"Independent Intervention: Breaking Silence," Tonje Hessen Schei, filmmaker w/ Mary Glenney, Women's Show03/04/06
Tonje Hessen Schei, Director of â€œIndependent Intervention: Breaking Silence.â€? In â€œIndependent Interventionâ€? Norwegian filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei traces the U.S. media coverage of the war in Iraq. Focusing on the human costs of war, this incredible film contrasts the mass media's coverage of the invasion of Iraq with independent reports of the brutal realities on the ground. Warning: this film contains graphic images from war. Amy Goodman and many other WMNF favorites are part of t...Be the first to comment
Cynthia McKeown, director, â€œOne in Eight: Janiceâ€™s Journey.â€? Cynthia A. McKeown's highly personal and irreverent look at one woman's fight against breast cancer follows 33-year-old community organizer Janice Fine through her diagnosis, treatment and search for possible causes - all the while dealing with memories of her mother's death from cancer 17 years earlier. â€œOne in Eightâ€? â€“ Saturday, March 4, 1:15 pm.
UNIFEM, the women's fund at the United Nation, supports women and ...Be the first to comment
George Freeman, the Assistant general Council for the New York Times, was the keynote speaker at Stetson Universityâ€™s daylong seminar on media and the law. He spoke about the case of Times reporter Judith Miller, who wasnâ€™t sentenced to 4 months in prison last year for contempt, when she refused to reveal her confidential sources to the government. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report
Freeman said he believes that miller serving 12 weeks in jail was the best sc...Be the first to comment
The Sarasota Herald Tribune reported today that Congresswoman Katherine Harris a year ago sent a letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee seeking nearly $16 million for five projects that would benefit her district or companies located there.
A Navy counterintelligence project sought by Mitchell Wade, then the principal owner of defense contractor MZM Inc., was not on the list.
However, Harris later sought to add the MZM project more than a month after a March ...Be the first to comment
A decade ago, former NBC News anchor launched a second career as an author when he wrote â€œThe Greatest Generationâ€?, venerating those men who defended the U.S. Against Adolph Hitler in World War II. He followed that up with subsequent books.
But a new book postulates that although the Greatest Generation saved the world from fascism and Nazi-ism, that same generation did little to improve the social conditions of Americans at home.
That was left to the Baby Boomer...Be the first to comment
Last night on the Evening News Democratic State Senator Rod Smith told WMNF that believes that a bill he has introduced that would require that all electronic voting machines in Florida become equipped with a paper receipt will get support in the Legislature.
Smith currently trails Tampa Congressman Jim Davis in most polls in the race for the Democratic party nomination for Governor â€“ though a majority of Floridians have yet to make up their mind about the race.
In the...Be the first to comment
Last night at USF Tampa, scientist and author Jared Diamond spoke to about 1100 students and community members about his new book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. WMNFâ€™s SeÃ¡n Kinane reports.
â€œToday we are struggling with all of the same problems that bedeviled past societies. So, what can we learn from those past societies to help us?â€?
That was Jared Diamond. He attempts to answer that question in his book, Collapse. He examined some a...Be the first to comment
Ever since many of Floridaâ€™s biggest Counties went to touch-screen voting machines 4 years ago, activists and some politicians have said a verifiable proof of the voters decisions should be a part of the process â€“ a paper trail. But such complaints have gone nowhere in the Sunshine State, with then Secretary of State Glenda Hood showing little interest in the concept.
But now one of the leading Democrats in the State Legislature â€“ Alachua County State Senator and D...Be the first to comment
This afternoon in Miami, a gay rights group released a new report about churches and other organizations that target young gay people for Conversion Therapy, which tries to change a gay personâ€™s sexual preference to straight.
The report, entitled, â€œYouth in the Crosshairs: The 3rd Wave of Ex-Gay Activismâ€?, and was produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the group, said they wanted to host the unveiling of their re...Be the first to comment
After months of preparation Janitors at the University of Miami have gone on strike, calling for a living wage and health insurance, as well as a right to organize a union. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.
ACT-Asher â€œThey donâ€™t hear enough to have a place to live or go to the doctor..
Renee Asher, spokeswoman for the Service employees international Union, says that about half of the 200 janitors at the University of Miamiâ€™s Coral Cables campus went on strike this mo...Be the first to comment