News & Public Affairs

Wednesday July 8, 2015

KAREN DOERING, Esq., Hillsborough County Commission Bans Recognition of Gay Pride - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Hillsborough County Commission Bans Recognition of Gay Pride

Karen Doering, Esq. Karen Doering will discuss the policy adopted by the County Commission Wednesday. Karen joined National Center for Lesbian Rights in February 2002. Doering has extensive experience litigating civil rights cases. She first joined Equality Florida in 1998 as a volunteer attorney, and left private practice in February 2001 to help create Equality Florida's Legal Advocacy Project. While at Equality Florida, she ...

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"THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX," POV Documentary, Marion Lipschutz, filmmaker and Shelby Knox - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Sex, Lies and Education

Shelby Knox, subject and Rose Rosenblatt, filmmaker (with Marion Lipschutz), “The Education of Shelby Knox.� What’s it like to be a Christian teenage girl today? The Sundance award-winning film, “The Education of Shelby Knox� profiles a young native of Lubbock, Texas, on the rocky road through high school. At 15, Shelby pledges celibacy until marriage, but because Lubbock has one of the highest teen pregnancy and STD rates in the stat...

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MEDEA BENJAMIN, CODE PINK - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Stop the Next War Now

Medea Benjamin, co-editor of the book, Stop the Next War Now – Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism. Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans edited this book published by Inner Ocean Publishing. Foreword is by Alice Walker, introduction by Arundhati Roy, more than 70 of the world’s most visionary experts and activists contribute to this new collection of essays. Medea will talk with Mary about the book and about current actions sponsored by Code Pink...

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For sixteen years, Pastors for Peace has collected medical supplies, toys, and other humanitarian aid and transported it in a caravan to Cuba. Last summer 16 buses and 9 trucks crossed 120 cities in the US and Canada collecting donations. On July 10th one of the three buses departing from Florida for the US-Cuba Friendship Caravan will reach Tampa.
Thursday night, Tampa’s Cuban community held a fundraiser for Pastors for Peace at Viva LA Frida to support the Caravan. For WMNF, Je...

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Yesterday a coalition of Latino advocacy organizations teamed up with several elected officials to launch Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary; an initiative to educate Hispanic Americans about the importance of judicial appointments, and to allow the people to advocate for issues and fair judges without being labeled a race traitor. Representative Charles Gonzalez is from san Antonio Texas, and chair of the civil rights task force of the congressional Hispanic caucus, which monitors appointments t...

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48 hours after the Hillsborough County Commission voted to refuse to�acknowledge, promote or participate in gay pride events.�, two organizations in Tampa say they are weighing their options before pursuing possible legal action against the County.

The County Commission’s 5-1 vote on Wednesday, after virtually no discussion by the Board, has been met with surprise and anger by the gay AND straight community in Tampa and throughout the County….. (roll tape#1 o....

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INTRO: About one hundred people, mostly members of the Sierra Club and other Environmental groups gathered today in St. Petersburg to congratulate Senators Nelson and Martinez for their opposition to drilling for oil off Florida’s beaches in the Gulf Of Mexico. WMNF’s Mark Antokas was there and files this report.

SCRIPT: In a rare display of congressional bipartisanship, Florida’s senior Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Florida’s newest Senator, Mel Martine...

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Environmentalists Say Let’s Not do Nuclear Power- Mitch Perry

As the US Senate continues to debate a possible energy bill, environmentalists are coming together to reject any movement to look to Nuclear Power as a possible answer to the country’s growing energy needs.

Amongst the proposals being discussed in the Senate this week is legislation that includes tax incentives, loan guarantees and federal liability protection for new reactors. The Senate bill also would authorize $1.3 billion for cutting-edge nuclear-hydrogen projects.<...

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Tampa City Council approves new fishing sites- Mitch Perry

Today at the Tampa City Council Meeting, the city’s Director of Parks & Recreation discussed a report from her staff regarding areas where citizens can fish in areas that were previously prohibited.

The report was commissioned by the City Council after it was learned that it is actually illegal to fish off of Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa.

Today, Park & Rec Director Karen Paulus announced that in the very northeast end of the Bayshore can be accommodated for fishing (roll tap...

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