News & Public Affairs

Friday November 28, 2014

"W.O.M.E.N." - Helping all women have the option of accessing a safe abortion procedure, ELIZABETH JOHNSON BERGMAN and RONNA METCALF - Mary Glenney, Women's Shhow

ELIZABETH JOHNSON BERGMAN, chair and RONNA METCALF, former chair, W.O.M.E.N. Women’s Organization for Emergency Medical Needs …giving women a choice and a chance. W.O.M.E.N.’s Mission is to raise funds for low-income women and girls who choose to terminate their pregnancies but cannot afford to do so. The Board of W.O.M.E.N. believes it is a simple matter of justice that all women, poor and affluent, are able to access a safe abortion procedure. This organization de...

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"TAKE BACK THE NIGHT" concert to benefit DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/WOMEN'S SHELTERS in PINELLAS and TAMPA- Mary Glenney, Women's Show

PATTY SANPHY, founder, Women’s Blues Revue. Patty will discuss the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Concert at Skipper’s to benefit domestic violence agencies in our area. This is a wonderful chance to celebrate Mother’s Day – with your mother and family.

LINDA OSMUNDSON, Executive Director, CASA, St. Petersburg. Ms. Osmundson is often asked to speak at state, national and international conferences. Her most recent international experiences include presentin...

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HISTORY OF MOTHER'S DAY - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mary presented the history of Mother's Day - a historical and spiritual/musical perspective -- nationally and internationality. Included Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation (1870) and Anna Jarvis - the woman behind the modern Mother's Day.

You can read the proclamation on the Code Pink website.

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VICE ADMIRAL DENNIS MCGINN ON RE-ENERGIZE AMERICA-Mitch Perry

Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn is the former first deputy chief of naval operations with the Pentagon. Hes one of many public officials who are lending their support to a campaign called “Reenergize America�. A bipartisian coalition pushing to the US to reduce its dependence on oil and abandon 19th century technologies. WMNF spoke to Vice Admiral Mcginn, we began by asking him to talk about the group.

DENNIS MCGINN

That was Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn. For more information a...

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ROADLESS RULE REPEAL--EFFECT ON FLORIDA--Andrew Stelzer

Although a majority of the lands now opened up for development with the repeal of the roadless rule are the western part of the united states, there are over 42,000 acres of land in Florida that are effected. To find out what the repeal of the roadless rule means to Floridians, WMNF spoke to Holly Binns is the field director with Florida PIRG, her group worked to build public support to create the roadless rule, and were fighting to save it since President Bush took office.

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BILL TO REQUIRE SEATBELTS IN FARMWORKER VANS-Andrew Stelzer

As the debate in Washington and Tallahassee rages on over what’s rights undocumented immigrants should have in the united states, a bill wound its way through the legislature this year that would have made it a violation to operate a vehicle transporting farm labor vehicles with out seatbelts, and require crew bosses to have signs in their vans in English and Spanish encouraging the use of seatbelts. The inspiration for the bill was an accident in April of 2004, on I-95 near Fort Pier...

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CAFTA - Mitch Perry

The quest for a Free Trade Agreement with Central America comes to Tampa next week.

The president of Nicaragua, Enrique Bolanos, will arrive in Tampa next Tuesday, as he and the heads of the 6 Central American National come to the states to try to give CAFTA – the Central American Free Trade Agreement – a boost, in a tour coordinated by the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

And CAFTA may need the boost…yesterday the leaders of a group of centrist Democr...

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FAMILY UPSET ABOUT NO PROSECUTION OF DEPUTY WHO KILLED JARELLWALKER -Andrew Stelzer

On Monday, the Pinellas Pasco state attorney announced that the Pinellas sheriff deputy who shot an unarmed 19-year-old black man in St Petersburg would not have charges pressed against him. The incident has reignited tensions between the black community and law enforcement in St Pete. Today, Jarell walker’s family spoke out against the verdict and demanded justice for killing of Jarrell.

ACT ‘I was maybe 5 seats away from where my cousin died. They don’t know...

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MORE ON THE BILTMORE - Mitch Perry

Supporters of saving the Belleview Biltmore Hotel are continuing their fight…..This afternoon a meeting of the Belleair Historic Preservation Board was postponed, in part because of the resignation late Tuesday night of Belleair City Attorney, George Tew.

As we reported yesterday, hundreds of citizens opposed to the demolition of the Biltmore were NOT able to stop plans by the Biltmore’s owners, the Urdang group from selling the historic hotel. But opponents of the pla...

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HOW DO WE ELIMINATE THE COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR LOW INCOME PEOPLE? - Radioactivity

The City of Tampa and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners have partnered to host the Sylvia Rodriguez Kimbell Symposium on Race Relations. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at the Children’s Board, located at 1002 E. Palm Avenue. Each year the City of Tampa and Hillsborough County sponsor a symposium to address race-related issues of concern and give the community a voice. This year's symposium is part of the Historic Central Ave...

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