News & Public Affairs

Saturday July 4, 2015

DONNA HENES, author of "The Queen of Myself" - Mary Glenney, Women's Shw

Donna Henes, author of The Queen of Myself. Donna Henes is an acclaimed urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, artist and writer. Millions of women are now entering or in the midst of midlife. With unprecedented freedom, education, longevity, and wealth, they hold positions of unheard of responsibility and stature. No longer Maidens, nor Mothers, and not yet old Crones, the question arises: Where do these dynamic, accomplished middle-aged women fit into the traditional description of t...

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KAREN HOUPPERT, author of "Home Fires Burning" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Karen Houppert, author, Home Fires Burning. Karen Houppert was a staff writer for The Village Voice for ten years, writing many cover stories on women and politics. She has contributed to a wide variety of publications, from Glamour, Redbook, and Self to Newsday, The Nation, and Salon.

As taps echoes across the cookie-cutter housing areas of upstate New York’s Fort Drum, the wives turn on the evening news, both hoping for and dreading word of their husbands overseas. It’s a...

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LOUISE TAYLOR, singer/songwriter - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Louise Taylor, singer/songwriter. Ten years on the road has brought Louise Taylor to intimate coffeehouses, large concert halls and festival stages across the United States and throughout Europe. Known as a writer’s writer Taylor has penned five critically acclaimed CD’s for Signature Sounds.

"I want my music to reach people from the inside out," says Taylor "The music that gets me excited comes from a sensual place; it’s a physical experience that starts with a groo...

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DEEP LISTENING with PAULINE OLIVEROS - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Pauline Oliveros, electro-acoustic musician. Pauline Oliveros’ life as a composer, performer and humantarian is about opening her own and others’ sensibilities to the many facets of sound. Since the 1960’ she has influenced American Music profoundly through her wor with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual. Many credit her with being the founder of present day meditative music. All of Oliveros’ work emphasizes musicianship, attention str...

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Lee to run for CEO – Bense maybe for US Senate- MITCH PERRY

Senate President and Brandon resident Tom Lee announced officially yesterday he is running for the statewide post of Chief financial officer.

Lee's candidacy, combined with House Speaker Allan Bense's interest in a possible U.S. Senate bid, means the Legislature's two top leaders could be seeking statewide office while controlling the agenda in 2006, Jeb Bush's last year as governor. The general election is November 2006.

Bense says he s considering challenging Sarasota ...

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Norman Soloman on Iran- Mitch Perry

Regardless of who wins the presidential runoff election, Iran's foreign minister says his country will resume uranium enrichment activities.

The statement backs up earlier declarations by Iranian officials that the nation would never abandon its enrichment program.

Iran suspended all uranium enrichment-related activities in November to avoid having its nuclear program referred to the U-N Security Council for possible sanctions. Uranium enriched to low levels has ene...

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Denise Layne is the executive director of the coalition 4 responsible Growth, a new Tampa bay area organization. She was in Tallahassee during the legislative session lobbying for a good growth laws, and told WMNF that the legislation signed by the governor today is a baby step forward but far from perfect, and the legislature will have to work on it again next year.


That was Denise Layne from the coalition 4 responsible Growth. You can contact...

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Panel Says Plagiarism evidence NOT convincing - Mitch Perry

Late Wednesday night, the state agency that policies Florida’s Judges – the Judicial Qualifications Commission, cleared Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Gregory Holder of multiple ethical violations.

The charges were brought after Holder was accused of plagiarizing a research paper he wrote in 1997 or 1998 for promotion in the Air Force Reserve.

The Panel found the evidence against Holder, “troubling�, but not sufficiently clear and sufficient to find h...

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ST PETE PRIDE-Andrew Stelzer

On June 27thth,1969, gay and lesbian patrons at the Stonewall inn, a gay bar in downtown Manhattan, fought back against police harassment. To coincide with the anniversary of what’s become known as the Stonewall Rebellion, the last weekend in June has come to feature gay Pride celebrations all over the world. Locally, the St Pete Pride celebration will be kicking off this evening. WMNF spoke to ST Pete PRIDE co-chair Greg Stemm, about the festival, and the political ramifications thi...

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This morning The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce finally weighed in on the controversy regarding a resolution passed by the Hillsborough County Commisssion last week on not promoting gay pride events.

The Chamber’s hand was forced after members of the gay rights group Equality Florida said they would be meeting outside the Chamber’s monthly meeting today.

Before the meeting began, The Chamber’s Vice President for Public Relations, Brad Swanson , ...

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