News & Public Affairs

Thursday October 2, 2014

WMNF'S SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM LOOKS AT ENERGY CONSERVATION - Radioactivity

Jon Butts and Rob Lorei welcomed Jodi John, director of Sustainable Sarasota and an organizer of the upcoming E-Fest, Sarasota's community celebration of sustainable living. Other guests on this show were Matt Ross with Eco-Smart a local company that fosters energy conservation and Richard Perez of of Home Power magazine. The guests discussed workable energy conservation solutions for homeowners, businesses and renters.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AS A ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-Andrew Stelzer

A new report detailing how early childhood education provides financial benefit for companies and states is the first building block of a new campaign to gain support for early childhood care and education for economic reasons. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT-DeLauro “Our country does not have along term strategy for providing childhood care to working parents…� Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut says the situation has been getting worse over the past de...

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ETTA HULME, CARTOONIST, "WOMAN AS TRAILBLAZER" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Woman as Trailblazer – Cartoonist Etta Hulme

Etta Hulme, editorial cartoonist for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, spoke with Mary from Ft. Worth about her more than 50 years as an editorial cartoonist. Mary also talked with Elaine Miller, producer of the film.

Katherine Denison, Director; Elaine Miller, Producer; and Tanya Weinberger, Production/graphics. Trailblazer: The Editorial Cartoons of Etta Hulme. This is a funny and affectionate look at the work of Etta Hulme, one of only ...

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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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