As a program director for the Center for Inquiry, DJ Grothe serves as director of the CFI - On Campus, a secular, pro-science alternative to organizations such as Campus Crusade for Christ and fringe-science and paranormal movements. Mr. Grothe has traveled and lectured widely throughout North America, speaking to over a hundred campuses and communities on secular ethics, religious-political extremism, church-state separation, the role of religion in education, science advocacy and skepticism...
Last week Lawton Ã¢â¬ÅBud Chiles the 3rd, the son of former Florida Governor and Senator Lawton Chiles, announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2006.
Although Chiles initially may get a boost because of his famous last name, the 51 year old Orlando businessman has never ran for public office.
Chiles will undoubtedly receive ample publicity later this month when he starts a walk thru Florida Ã¢â¬â beginning in the Panhandle Ã¢â¬â just like...
On Friday, health officials in New York City announced they had discovered a man infected with a rare strain of HIV that is resistant to nearly all anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the infection, and made stunningly swift progression from infection to full-fledged AIDS.
That news has alarmed some in the AIDS medical community, while others think more needs to be learned about the virus.
ON Saturday morning, hundreds of bay area citizens came out in Tampa to participate in ...
In Sarasota, a group of local citizens have been working towards creating a low-power (FM) non-commercial community and college radio station serving New College and the surrounding Sarasota neighborhoods.
Station organizers say theyÃ¢â¬â¢re trying to reach $25,000 in start up costs, and believe theyÃ¢â¬â¢re about half way to that total right now, as they work towards getting on the air sometime this Summer
Helping in that fundraising effort last week was Pacifica RadioÃ¢â¬â¢s Am...
This morning in Orlando, A coalition of community groups launched a campaign for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more.
Ã¢â¬ÅThere are approximately 5 lawsuits challenging Florida's current marriage laws,
Lindsey martin is spokesperson for the Florida coalition to protect marriage, the group which will be spearheading the campaign to ban gay marriage in Florida.
Ã¢â¬Å..and were seeing activist jud...
States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are scrambling in the wake of president BushÃ¢â¬â¢s proposed to budget cuts to low income housing programs, especially changes to budgeting for section 8 housing, which have been a last resort for many of FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s poorest residents. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer has more
Ã¢â¬ÅWeÃ¢â¬â¢ve found section 8 housing to be a useful toolÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬?
Mike Switezer is part of the state workforce board, and is chairman of ...
ROBYN BRANCATO and MONICA HOOKS. The Ã¢â¬ÅVagina MonologuesÃ¢â¬? will be presented at USF Tampa for the benefit of The Spring as part of the worldwide V-day celebration to end violence against women. Performances will be February 18-20: Friday, February 18th at 7 pm in the MC Ballroom, Saturday the 19th at 7 pm and Sunday, the 20th at 1 pm in MC Room 270.
HEATHER BOUSHEY, Ph.D, Center for Economic and Policy Research. Heather Boushey joined the Center for Economic and Pol-icy Research in 2003. Her primary areas of research are the U.S. labor markets, social policy, and work and f--amily issues. Heather will discuss the proposed changes to Social Security, particularly their impact on women. She is the author of The State of Working America 2002-3 with Larry Mishel and Jared Bernstein and Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Famili...
CONNIE MAY FOWLER, writer. Well-known Florida writer, Connie May is the author of When Women Had Wings, Remembering Blue, and the autobiography, When Katie Wakes. In her latest novel, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Connie May continues her exploration of life and relationships set in her native north Florida. The Problem with Murmur Lee? How could a Florida woman in her mid-30s -- someone who grew up swimming, surfing and snorkeling, step off the side of a boat and drown in the same river...
Tampa Congressman Jim Davis was not the only Democrat to declare his candidacy for Governor yesterday.
In Orlando, Lawton Ã¢â¬ÅBudÃ¢â¬? Chiles the 3rd announced that he will walk throughout the state, duplicating a campaign effort made by his father, the late Governor Lawton Chiles, back in 1970.
The 51 year old Chiles has NEVER held public office. But he did make news when his father was governor. Lobbyists accused him of exploiting his fatherÃ¢â¬â¢s name to win business for his...