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MAGIDA DIOURI - ALMODOVAR'S FILM "VOLVER"

01/13/07
From A Woman's Point of View
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MAGIDA DIOURI, Artistic Director, Sarasota Film Society.**/ /Magida will review Pedro Almodovar’s film, /Volver. / Almodóvar's love letter to women of all ages, as well as to his native rural town and its superstitions, integrates his penchant for the implausible with a newly found, gorgeously rendered gravity. Within the mix of various Spanish provincial immigrants are three generations of women who survive everything that is thrown their way thanks...

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A QUESTION OF CHOICE - SARAH WEDDINGTON AT CHOICE AFFAIR

01/13/07
From A Woman's Point of View
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SARAH WEDDINGTON, attorney who argued /Roe v. Wade/ before the Supreme Court./ /Weddington successfully argued the /Roe v. Wade/ case at the tender age of 26. She went on to be the first woman elected to the Texas House of Representatives from Austin and served three terms. She served as an assistant to President Jimmy Carter and was designated by President Carter to direct the administration’s work on women’s issues and leadership outreach. Author of the...

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TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING

01/13/07
From A Woman's Point of View
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Words by Martin Luther King and music and words by Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin.

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Tent City Not down yet by Sally Watt

01/12/07
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday

 

After fighting  City Hall for the last  two weeks, today was judgement day for the fifty residents of St. Petersburgs  Tent City. Mayor Rick Baker said he wanted the camp closed by noon today. But the deadline came and went with no action from the city. WMNF reporter Sally Watt has the stor...

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Tampa Activist and adult club owner runs for office (again) By Mitch E. Perry

01/12/07

Tampa businessman and activist Joe Redner has been unsuccessful in 6 previous runs for local office.  But his last run, for Hillsborough County Commission against Jim Norman, was his best effort yet.   

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Tampa City Council on Water

01/11/07

 

 

Water, it’s availability and at what price were topics of discussion at this morning’s Tampa City Council meeting.

 

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Demonstrations against ‘surge’ begin early in Tampa

01/11/07

 

 

Demonstrations against President Bush’ plan to escalate the Iraq war by adding over 21,000 troops to the conflict began early this morning in Tampa. 

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THE NATION MAGAZINE'S JOHN NICHOLS TALKS ABOUT CORPORATE MEDIA, MEDIA REFORM AND THE PRESIDENT'S PLANS TO INCREASE TROOPS IN IRAQ

01/10/07

This weekend activists from around the country will gather for the third annual media reform conference.

The event begins Thursday night ...More than 2,500 people from across the country will flock to Memphis for the National Conference for Media Reform. The conference will showcase the movement to a more accountable, democratic and diverse media. Among the speakers: Bill Moyers, Amy Goodman, and Jesse Jackson.

 

 

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NON VIOLENT COMMUNICATION

01/10/07

Our guests were Lore Ergle and Ray Williamson who spoke about upcoming workshops on NVC. They provided the following information: About NVC

From the bedroom to the boardroom, from the classroom to the war zone, Nonviolent Communication(...

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Lawyers group announces their proposals for insurance reform

01/10/07

Insurance

 

Insurance rates would be frozen for Citizens Property customers for 1 year and private insurance companies could buy state-subsidized back up insurance as long as they passed on all of their savings to consumers and dropped rates at leas...

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Congresswoman Kathy Castor not in support of a 'surge' in troops in Iraq

01/10/07

Kathy Castor on Iraq

 

Count Tampa area Congresswoman Kathy Castor as not being in support of President Bush’s escalation of troops.     Echoing a letter sent out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majorit...

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Local groups to rally against Surge

01/10/07

Activists across the country are poised to protest tomorrow against the President’s expected announcement tonight of an increase in troop levels in Iraq. The first demonstration will take place early tomorrow morning &ndash...

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Bill Newton on Insurance Situation

01/09/07

 In Tallahassee, advocates representing a coalition of consumer groups testified in front of the Senate Banking and Insurance Hearing today, pressing their concerns to lawmakers as to what they hope will  come out of the Special Legislative Session that will take place next week.&n...

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YBOR BUSINESS COMMUNITY TOLD TIME FOR RAIL IS NOW by Roxanne Escobales

01/09/07

The Hillsborough County Planning Commission wants to get the word out to the business community that a light rail system is the way for Tampa to go. The Planning Commission’s assistant executive director, Ramond Chiaramonte spoke at the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce luncheon today. His message – without trains and without plans for trains, Tampa lags behind the times.

 

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CONSUMER GROUP SAYS PROPERTY INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE MAKING RECORD PROFITS

01/09/07

Our guest today, Robert Hunter, says: "Profits and a solid insurance industry are a good thing but unjustified profits and

excessive capitalization harm consumers," said J. Robert Hunter, the Director of Insurance for

the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and author of the study. Hunter is an actuary,

former state insurance commissioner and former federal insurance administrator.</...

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