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Wednesday July 23, 2014

JANET GOLDWATER, director of "ROSITA" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

JANET GOLDWATER, Director. ROSITA tells the story of a nine-year-old Nicaraguan girl who was raped by a neighbor while walking to school and became pregnant. Rosa's parents' struggle to end their young daughter's pregnancy pits them against the medical establishment, the governments of two countries, and the Catholic Church.

The film is part of “Through Women’s Eyes� and will be shown at 6:00 pm Saturday, April 16.

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KAREN WOODALL, NOW lobbyist-FL legislalture - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

KAREN WOODALL, lobbyist for Florida NOW, Florida A.C.O.R.N. and League of Women Voters Florida. In addition to being a NOW member and a candidate for the Florida House in 2000, Karen is a lobbyist with 22 years of experience in budgetary and poverty issues, a provider of legislative/advocacy training to community-based organizations, part-time coordinator of a statewide health network, and was Executive Director of Florida IMPACT from 1980-1990. She also was a volunteer lobbyist for farm wo...

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ANGELA BONAVOGLIA, "GOOD CATHOLIC GIRLS" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

ANGELA BONAVOGLIA, writer on women’s issues and Church reform. Author of Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are leading the Fight to Change the Church. “With the very sad passing of Pope John Paul II, the Catholic Church is at a critical crossroads,� says Bonavoglia. “Because of John Paul’s conservatism and his nomination of all but a handful of the cardinals who will choose his successor, Catholics face the likelihood of a new Pope even more committed to an all-...

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THE WMNF ARAB MUSLIM SHOW - Radioactivity

THE WMNF ARAB MUSLIM SHOW VOL. III. hosts Samar Jarrah and Ahmed Bedier interviewed two scholars on the topic of Western misconceptions about Islam, political change in the Middle East and the pending Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip. NASEER ARURI http://www.tari.org author of the book "The Obstruction of Peace," Aruri is chancellor professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.

Dr. Jamal Badawi is the director of the Islamic Informatio...

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TERRY NEAL CASE - Mitch Perry

A Hillsborough County Judge today ruled that members of the Tampa City Council DO have to give depositions in the trespassing case against activist Terry Neal.

But the Judge, Joelle Ober ruled that Councilmembers could do so by telephone, and not be ordered into Court…

City Attorney David Smith argued in Judge Ober’s Court this morning against having Council members provide sworn testimony…..He returned to the City Council meeting to inform the Council that...

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TAMPA CITY COUNCIL WANTS TO PREVENT CLOSURE OF MACDILL AFB - Mitch Perry

Today at the Tampa City Council, the Iorio Administration took another step towards what they hope will help preserve MacDill Air Force Base from being considered for closure later this year.

Next month the The Federal Government begins BRAC- the Base Realignment and Closure Process…..Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will make closure recommendations to the Commission…The Commission will then deliver its recommendations to the President in September, where he will appro...

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THE UNINSURED IN AMERICA - Radioactivity

THE UNINSURED IN AMERICA: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity. Reaching beyond statistics and prevalent assumptions, the new book Uninsured in America goes to the heart of why more than forty million Americans are falling through the cracks in the health care system, and what it means for society as a whole when so many people suffer the consequences of inadequate medical care. Based on interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advoc...

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TONI JENNINGS ON CHILD ABUSE-Andrew Stelzer

There were 100,000 reported cases of child abuse in Florida in 2004. Today was the annual Child abuse Awareness luncheon, held by Joshua House, a local residence for abused children. Don Wallace is with Lazy Days RV center, the main sponsor of the annual fundraising luncheon

ACT “I didn’t sleep well last night…cause I was thinking about what those kids go through to have the people that all of us love abuse you how much shame they grow up with they feel like they...

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THE GROWING EFFORT TO ERASE THE WALL OF SEPARATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE - Radioactivity

Eddie Tabash is a constitutional lawyer in Beverly Hills, California. He is member of the board of directors of the Council for Secular Humanism and Chairs the Council's First Amendment Task Force. He is considered a leading expert in First Amendment law as it applies to free speech and to the separation of church and state. He discussed a recent conference in Washington DC in which leading conservative and Christian activists called for the impeachment of judges who do not adhere to a rel...

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BILL TO CURB CITIZEN INITIATIVE MOVES IN STATE SENATE - Mitch Perry

This morning in Tallahassee, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 1996, known as the “The Petition Fraud and Voter Protection Act� that would make it much more onerous for citizens to collect petitions to get a Constitutional Amendment on the Florida Ballot.

Critics say the proposed law creates 8 different ways to invalidate signatures collected by petition, including threatening jail time for Floridians with jail time up to 5 years for not turning...

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