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NOAA recommends scaling back coastal drilling plans listen

10/12/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends dramatically scaling back a Bush-era plan to drill for oil and natural gas of the coasts of America. That’s according to a letter released today on the website of PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

If accepted, the [Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010-2015](http://www.mms.gov/5-year/...

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The Laramie Project 10 years later listen

10/12/09 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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11 years ago today, gay college student Matthew Shepard died after being beaten and tortured in Laramie, Wyoming, in a crime motivated by his sexual orientation. To commemorate the event and help educate the public on gay rights issues, the American Stage Theater Company presents and epilogue to Moishe Kaufman’s play, The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later. The one-time performance is tonight at 7:30 in downtown St. Petersburg.

The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later, is being simultane...

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Claire Lynch

10/10/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Claire Lynch, well known singer-songwriter, came into the studio and we talked about her music and her life. We particularly talked about her latest cd Whatcha Gonna Do. Claire has one of the richest, purest singing voices in music today-but her heart is just as rich and full.

http://www.clairelynch.com

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Family-a film

10/10/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Faith Trimel talked about the reasons for making this film. In the film she used a wide variety of characters to illustrate the problems of being closeted in the African American and women of color community, and of coming out to their families. Issues as widely diverse as church values to athletic endorsements are discussed.

This film is part of the Tampa LGBT film fest. www.cliptampabay.com

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Training Rules-a film

10/10/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Dee Mossbacher MD. Phd. with Fawn Yacker talks of the reasons for making this film. Dr. Mossbacher wanted to do a film talking about the homophobia in sports. When the situation with the Penn State Women's Basketball team and coach became known, she had the subjects for her film. Rene Portland, the former coach of women's basketball at Penn State, had three rules: no drugs, no drinking,and no lesbians. Dee talked about the ramifications of these policies.

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Hannah Free-a film

10/10/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Wendy Jo Carlton, the director of Hannah Free, talked about the adaptation of the play by Claudi Allen into this movie.

Sharon Gless (Cagney & Lacey) plays Hannah and the film deals with her lifelong love of Rachel. By the use of flashbacks we follow the women from children to the present, in which they are both in a nursing room. Hannah is bedridden and cannot visit Rachel, who lies comatose in a different wing. But the reasons for her inability to see Rachel are not only based on...

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I Can't Think Straight-a film

10/10/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Shamin Sarif, writer-director of I Can't Think Straight talked about the film. The film is about the relationship between Tala, a beautiful well-to-do Palestinian Christian raised in Jordan and living in London, and Leyla, a Muslim living in London with her Indian immigrant parents. The film is part of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

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Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

10/10/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Margaret Murray, the programming director of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, about many of the films at the festival and ramifications thereof.

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National Equality March

10/10/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Sherry Wolf, one of the organizers of the National Equality March in Washington D.C., talked about the events from Friday, October 9 through the march on Sunday the 10th. Wolf talked about the workshop she and Cleve Jones were giving on the struggle for LGBT Libertion.

Wolf is the author of Sexuality and Socialism, History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation published by Haymarket Books. the websaite of the march ...

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Candidates in St Petersburg Mayoral Race discuss differences listen

10/09/09 Lance Robson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Thursday evening, forerunners in the St Petersburg mayoral race met for a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. The event was held in St Pete City Council chambers downtown.

One often-repeated belief about the forerunners in the St Pete mayoral race is that they agree on the majority of issues. To some degree both candidates accept the need for more community policing, neighborhood revitalization, and for further educational efforts .

Asked by the moderator what issues might hi...

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Rally for health care reform listen

10/09/09 Joshua Lee Holton and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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U2 is in concert tonight at Tampa’s pro football stadium, drawing thousands of fans, even hours before the gates open. Advocates for health care reform are taking advantage of the crowds to rally on the corner of Columbus and Dale Mabry until 8pm tonight. WMNF spoke with volunteer reporter Josh Holton, who was on the scene a short time ago.

Holton explained, "Well, I am down here on the corner of Columbus and Dale Mabry. There is a protest today outside Raymond James Stadium with everyb...

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Ed Begley Jr. talks sustainability listen

10/09/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Many people may recognize Ed Begley Jr. from tv and film, most recently the HGTV reality series on Begley’s sustainable home called “Living with Ed”. He has been an active environmentalist since the 1970’s and recently published Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living.

Begley spoke Friday at USF’s Green Expo about cleaner living through green technology.

WMNF spoke with Ed Begley Jr. Friday, and asked him why it was important to speak to college students about green energy.

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High Speed Rail Panel At USF Green Expo Friday listen

10/09/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The University of South Florida hosted the second annual Going Green Tampa Bay Expo Friday in Tampa. Hundreds descended upon USF’s Marshall Center to learn more about sustainable technologies.

One of the many workshops presented was on hot button issue High Speed Rail. Anasi Hedad is an engineer with the Florida Department of Transportation. He has been working on producing a working high speed rail system in Florida for over thirty years.

The state’s application for 8 billion dollar...

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Street Car gets Whiting extension line listen

10/09/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today the Teco Line Street Car System’s Whiting Street Extension had it’s groundbreaking ceremony at the downtown YMCA. The extension will use federal stimulus money and is one measure to bring more public transportation to the Tampa Bay Area.

The 4th grade class from the Rampello Downtown Partnership School Band played at the ceremony. City council members John Dingfelder and Linda Saul-Sena attended, along with all the TECO board members and HART’s engineering staff. TECO’s David Ar...

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Reaction to Obama winning Nobel Peace Prize listen

10/09/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today the Nobel Committee awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama. In a five minute speech at the White House, Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the decision. He says the problems of the 21st Century can’t be confronted by any one leader or nation.

President Obama, "And that is why my administration has worked to establish a new era of engagement in which all must take responsibility for the world we seek. we cannot tolerate a world in which nucle...

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