News & Public Affairs

Saturday July 4, 2015

Sunday Simcha - Gaza Disengagement Discussion

Sunday Simcha host, Jack Steeley, leads discussion on the Gaza disengagement. Dr. Yitschale Ben Gad, Consul General of Israel to Florida & Puerto Rico, discusses the Israeli disengagement from Gaza and other Israeli-Palestinian relations.

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Sarasota Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - Magida Diouri, Artistic Director - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Magida Diouri, Artistic Director, Sarasota Film Society. Explore the Sarasota 2005 Gay and Lesbian Film Festival with films set in Argentina, Japan, Germany, Spain, Canada and the U.S. Magida has chosen a line-up that celebrates not only the diversity of the community, but also that of the human family -- and many of the films will also make you laugh. The proceeds from the opening night party will benefit ALSO Out Youth, an organization dedicated to providing support services to GLBT teen...

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POV films - Megan Carvell Davis, Mary Etta Davis, Melba Williams - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

"POV Continues Their 2005 Series with “Hardwood�

Megan Carvell Davis and Mary Etta Davis, wives of Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. “Hardwood� is, first and foremost, the personal journey of director Hubert Davis. He sets out to find out why his father, Mel Davis, made the decisions that so shaped Hubert’s own life. And Hubert knows exactly whom to ask – Megan, his white mother, who fell in love with Davis in the 1960s, when racism seemed to make a marr...

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Mary Anna Evans, author, "Relics" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Beware where pasts and future collide… "Relics"

Mary Anna Evans, Florida author of "Relics." Mary Anna Evans has degrees in Physics and Chemical Engineering, but her heart is in the past. Writing mysteries lets her indulge her passion for history, archaeology, and architecture. Her first novel, "Artifacts," introduced “P.I.� Faye Longchamp, a mature student trying to hang onto her old family home in the face of rising taxes and to finance her studies by pothunting. In ...

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Tamara Rosalie, Update from Camp Casey in Crawford - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

We will talk to someone at Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas, catching up on the latest with Cindy and the others camped outside the president’s ranch. Cindy had to fly back to California to be with her mom who had a stroke. She hopes to be able to return to Camp Casey.

For more information: www.meetwithcindy.org. www.codepink.org. www.truthout.org. www.commondreams.org.

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Advocates for Ban on Gay Marriage in Florida say their Amendment is ready for review-By Mitch E. Perry

This morning in joint news conferences in Tallahassee, Orlando, and Miami, a coalition of leaders fighting for a Constitutional Amendment that will ban same sex marriage in Florida announced they are poised to submit signatures to the Secretary of State’s office to have the State Supreme Court review their petition.

Once the initiative is submitted to the Supreme Court, the Court sets the matter for briefing and oral arguments before rendering whether it meets the criteria...

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HALLIBURTON RECRUTING IN TAMPA-Andrew Stelzer

As the number of US military killed in Iraq continues to rise, one number that is not reported to the press is the number of civilian contractors who are killed or injured in the war. This week, Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and root, one of the US military’s biggest subcontractors, held a recruiting session in Tampa. Peter Howard, is with the special projects group for KBR. He travels the country recruiting for Halliburton. They hope to recruit 75-100 people during the 3 day...

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SHEENAN VIGIL AND BILIRAKIS DOWNING STREET VISIT-IS ACTIVISM BUILDING?-Andrew Stelzer

Cindy Sheenans vigil outside President Bush’s ranch has inspired hundreds of solidarity actions across the country, and tonight a series of peace vigils in support of Sheenan will be held in the Tampa Bay area at 7:30 pm. There will be a St Pete peace vigil at Cresent lake park, at 22nd avenue north between 5th and 7th st north, one in Tampa at the corner of Bayshore and Bay to Bay, in Ruskin at Highway 41 & Shellpoint Road, in largo at the Corner of Seminole Blvd. & West Bay Drive,...

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Discussion of Hartline Referendum -Mitch E. Perry

The Hillsborough County Commission approved a motion today to study improving the County’s Bus System, HARTLINE, but did NOT agree to put a referendum on the service before voters, as had been rumored.

Commissioners spent over an hour discussing both their frustrations with the current bus service, but also their fears about taking away funding for the besieged transit service.

HARTLINE receives nearly 62% of its property tax revenue from taxpayers outside of Tam...

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