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 womanÃ¢â¬â¢s self-awakening with the clarity and comm...
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 AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢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?
That was Frances buynakee, executive director of ...
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 Ã¢â¬Åjustice SundayÃ¢â¬?, a live, national simulcast at 7:00 PM EST this Sunday, that will air in numerous churches across the country to ...
Starbucks has teamed up with the MayorÃ¢â¬â¢s Beautification Program (MBP) as part of the coffee companyÃ¢â¬â¢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..
WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Wilmer Ramirez files this reportÃ¢â...
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...
Last night at USF Tampa campus, a new alumni group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people held itÃ¢â¬â¢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.
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.
OPEN PHONES with Mike Hiers. Mike hosted this program which included short interviews with psychologist Rich Carpenter and Tampa Tribune columnist Dan Ruth. Among the topics addressed were frequent callers to WMNF talk shows and local political figures who have been the subject of Dan's columns.
This week a group of 50 scientists from all over the world gathered at The University of South Florida in St Petersburg, for a workshop on the impact of carbon dioxide on marine Life. Co2, produced by automobiles, volcanoes, and other human activities is raising the temperature of water, bleaching coral reefs and killing sea plants and animals. About 30 percent of the CO2 produced by human activity in the last several decades has been absorbed by the earthÃ¢â¬â¢s oceans. Peter Betzer is...
Anti war groups aligned with the national lawyers guild and several Cuban American organizations in Miami today to protest the possibility that admitted terrorist Luis Posada Carriles will be granted asylum in the United States.
Gloria La Riva is from the ANSWER coalition, an anti war group; sheÃ¢â¬â¢s also a member of the coalition to free the Cuban 5. La Rive told WMNF that Posada must be arrested and extradited to Venezuela immediately, or the United States will be setting a double s...
Posada Carriles is a Cuban exile who is wanted in Venezuela in connection with the bombing of a Cuban jetliner. Earlier this month he entered the United States through Mexico, apparently U.S. Customs agents didn't notice he is
wanted in another country. Our guest in this segment was historian and film-maker Saul Landau (ASSASSINATION ON EMBASSY ROW). Landau has covered Cuban exile militant groups for three decades. He discussed Posada Carriles' alleged ties to terrorism, how he could have i...