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Thursday October 23, 2014

Earth Day Celebrations at Lowry Park - by Emily Reddy

This Saturday at Lowry Park over 30 organizations and hundreds of Hillsborough County citizens came together to celebrate Earth Day. The Sierra Club sponsored the event along with the City of Tampa, TECO, and others. WMNF's Emily Reddy reports.


Environmentally concerned citizens celebrated Earth Day Saturday in Lowry Park by spending the day listening to live music, talking wit...

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MEDEA BENJAMIN, GLOBAL EXCHANGE - IN MEMORY OF MARLA RUZICKA - Glenney, WS

MEDEA BENJAMIN, Global Exchange. Medea will talk about her memories of Marla Ruzicka, the 28-year old head and founder of an NGO, CIVIC (Campaign for Innocent Victims In Conflict) who died in Baghdad Saturday when her car was caught in an insurgent attack. She had been working to document civilian casualties. When she died, Marla was traveling to visit some of the many Iraqi families she helping navigate the process of claiming compensation from the US military for injuries and deaths. In ...

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RHONDA NELSON, IRRITABLE TRIBE OF POETS, POETRY-PA-LOOZA - Glenney, WS

RHONDA NELSON, poet, Irritable Tribe of Poets. Rhonda will read poems and talk about Poetry-Pa-Looza (duex), which is being presented by the Irritable Tribe of Poets in honor of national poetry month at Viva La Frida Café, Sunday, April 24th beginning at 7:30 pm. Viva La Frida is located at 5901 N. Florida in Tampa, 813-231-9199. The band backs performing poets James Tokely, Myron Jackson, Pamela Epps, Rhonda J. Nelson, Paradox, Melissa Fair, Kevin Webb, Silvia Curbelo, Stone Handy, Lor...

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ELIZABETH BERG, "THE YEAR OF PLEASURES" - Mary Glenney, Women'sShow

ELIZABETH BERG, author, The Year of Pleasures. Mary will talk with best-selling author Elizabeth Berg about her new book, The Year of Pleasures. In this book, when Betta Nolan is widowed, she fulfills her promise to her husband by spending a year deliberately honoring the solace of the ordinary: a warm bath, good food, the beauty of nature, music, and art. Berg is well known for The Art of Mending, Talk Before Sleep, Durable Goods, and What We Keep among other books. As one reviewer said ...

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SUE MONK KIDD - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

SUE MONK KIDD, author, The Mermaid Chair. Mary talked with Sue Monk Kidd about her latest book, The Mermaid Chair with its multi layers and themes. Few writers have explored, as Kidd does in this book, the lush, hidden region of the feminine soul where the spiritual and the erotic meet. The Mermaid Chair is a vividly and magnificently imagined story about the passions of the spirit and the ecstasies of the body; one that illuminates a woman’s self-awakening with the clarity and comm...

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RE-ENERGIZE AMERICA CAMPAIGN-Andrew Stelzer

Frances Buynakee is executive director of the Natural resources Defense Council; today her organization launched a new campaign to reenergize America, focusing on changing the focus of America’s energy off of polluting energy sources and away from a reliance on unstable regions of the world. WMNF spoke to Buynakee today, we began by asking her how we are doing 35 years ago after earth day was first celebrated?

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That was Frances buynakee, executive director of ...

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RELIGIOUS LEADERS CALL ON SENATOR BILL FRIST NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN SUNDAY JUSTICE-Andrew Stelzer

Members of the US senate continue to verbally battle over The President nomination of two judges who were blocked by a democratic filibuster last year, and whether Republicans will try to eradicate the practice of the filibuster this year to allow the judges to go through. AS part of his campaign, Republican senator Bill Frist is scheduled to appear on “justice Sunday�, a live, national simulcast at 7:00 PM EST this Sunday, that will air in numerous churches across the country to ...

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STARBUCKS CLEAN UP- Wilmer Ramirez

Starbucks has teamed up with the Mayor’s Beautification Program (MBP) as part of the coffee company’s eco-initiatives for environmental awareness. THE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT Al Palonias Park in Tampa coincides with other Starbucks sponsored events happening around the nation. Environmental advocates argue that Starbucks has no business doing these type of events as they are not as environmentally friendly as they claim to be.. WMNF’s Wilmer Ramirez files this reportââ...

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PROBLEMS AT TIA DUE TO UNDERSTAFFING?-Andrew Stelzer

Last Saturday, A malfunction left air traffic controllers at Tampa International Airport unable to hear pilots for about 20 minutes Saturday afternoon. Problems with the control tower's radio system persisted for more than four hours, forcing controllers to use special hand-held radios to speak to incoming and outgoing planes. The malfunction also reduced the number of controllers able to communicate with planes, because there were only four hand-held radios available.

The problem was...

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USF GALA ALUMNI - Jen Germaine

Last night at USF Tampa campus, a new alumni group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people held it’s first reception. The alumni group, GALA, will serve both student and graduates in a state which is often viewed as unfriendly to Gays and Lesbians. For WMNF Jen Germaine reports.

*flute Student, teachers, friends, and alumni gathered to kick off the first meeting of GALA, an alumni group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered students and graduates. Jennifer Bagge...

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