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"Off and Running"

09/04/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Off and Running is an American coming-of-age story. But it is one shaped by the new realities of an increasingly diverse American population, especially as those realities affect family life. The film follows Avery, an African-American athlete and daughter of Jewish Lesbian parents, as she comes to grip with her roots and identity.

Off and Running is in the POV film series and will air Tuesday, Sept 7 on PBS.

Avery Klein-Cloud, the young woman, and Sharese...

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Nomadic Tendencies Film Festival

09/04/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

The Nomadic Tendencies Film Festival comes to Pinellas County from September 3-12.

Keren Atzmon, the writer-director of Failing Better Now will show her film on Thursday, September 9th at 8 pm. This award winning indie romantic comedy is a quintessential indie flick. The film is about two sisters in New York and what happens when the one sister, who is apartment sitting for her sister, loses her sister's...

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Socil Security under attack

09/04/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Terry O'Neal, the executive president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) talks about the recent comments by former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, who is the co-chair of President Obama's National Commission of Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. She particularly focuses on his comments on social security and the implications for women.

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NOAA reopens federal waters off Panhandle listen

09/03/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced it’s reopening a large chunk of federal waters of Florida’s panhandle to fishing. The announcement comes after sensory and chemical testing of area fin fish.

Roy Crabtree, Fisheries Administrator for NOAA’s Fisheries Service, said in a teleconference today there were three steps in assuring seafood in the more than 3,000 square-mile area was safe. The first was making sure there was no oil in the water. The next was ...

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St. Pete likely to extend benefits to domestic partners of police officers listen

09/03/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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It’s looking like the City of St. Petersburg will extend health benefits to same sex partners of the city’s police officers. The city is following in the footsteps of Pinellas County and the City of Tampa.

When St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster was elected last November, the city’s more liberal residents may have been skeptical of the level of tolerance the conservative Christian would bring to the dais. Yet Foster has reportedly said he’s keeping his faith out of his policies. Crit...

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SP Council Chair Curran still hospitalized listen

09/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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On Monday St. Petersburg City Council Chairperson Leslie Curran was hospitalized after a bicycling accident. At a regular council meeting today, Council member Herb Polson said he will be acting chair until Curran returns.

News reports say Curran was in a chemically-induced coma Monday, but today Polson did not give an update on Curran’s condition.

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St. Pete to add optional curbside recycling for a price listen

09/02/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Being green hasn’t been easy for those living in St. Petersburg, where most residents have to sort, then lug their recyclables to a recycling center. Today, that changed. The city will soon offer curbside recycling – for a fee.

It was a unanimous decision, which St. Pete City Council member Steve Kornell summed up well: it's long overdue.

The City Council has entered into a 2-year agreement with the Florida division of Waste Services Incorporated, the third largest solid waste manag...

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Backers of Amendment Four: Florida Hometown Democracy

09/02/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll hear about Hometown Democracy—it’s on the ballot this November and it’s backers say it’s a way for Floridians to curb the sprawling development that’s spoiled much of Florida’s natural beauty.

This November Florida voters will decide on proposed Amendment Four to Florida’s Constitution. It’s better known as Hometown Democracy and would give voters across Florida the right to vote on any maj...

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Hometown Democracy foes (politely) square off listen

09/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Many Floridians are fed up with the unchecked sprawl that defines much of the state’s landscape. In November voters may adopt a state constitutional amendment that lets them have a say in every land use change proposed in their communities. It’s Amendment 4, also known as Hometown Democracy. The idea has developers and local officials shaking in their boots. Today during a debate at a Suncoast Tiger Bay Club event, Sarasota lawyer and Amendment 4 proponent Dan Lobeck said it’s about tim...

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The state of the labor movement

09/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. This coming Monday the country celebrates Labor Day, and we're going to meet two members of the local labor movement in a moment. But first we'll hear a portion of a speech given at Harvard earlier this year by Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, about the state of working people.

Our guests today are Aaron Carmella with the Hillsborough Central Labor Council and Cheryl Schroeder, Executive Director of the [West Central...

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