News & Public Affairs

Thursday October 23, 2014

UHURU PROTEST - Mitch Perry

Two weeks after the management at WMNF canceled the Sunday Public Affairs Program “Straight Talk�, that show’s host, Connie Burton, and approximately 3 dozen supporters marched in front of WMNF News & Public Affairs Director Rob Lorei’s Hyde Park Home early Sunday morning.

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Burton and friends – many members of the International Democratic People’s Uhuru Movement - picketed in front of WMNF’s new bu...

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DEAN'S ASCENDENCY ALL BUT APPARENT - Mitch Perry

The path appears clear for Howard Dean to head the Democratic National Committee..

His last opponent – Former Indiana Congressman and 9/11 Commission member Tim Rohmer – bowed out today, saying the Democrats need to a better job in getting support In fast-growing areas.

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has assured party leaders that if he's elected to head the Democratic National Committee next week, he will focus aggressively on raising money and winning election...

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HORMONES AND WOMEN'S HEALTH

HORMONES AND WOMEN'S HEALTH with our guest D. Lindsey Berkson, Educator, Women's Health Advocate, and Consulting Scholar, Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities (research think-tank on estrogens); Visiting Scholar at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women.

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SONIA, Musician, Disappear Fear - Mary Glenney-Women's Show

SONIA RUTSTEIN, Lead, Disappear Fear. Throughout the 90s disappear fear was widely recognized as one of the most dynamic acts in folk rock – touring, releasing five acclaimed albums and winning over fans with their energetic, conscience-driven music. Disappear fear (featuring Sonia) promises to deliver what they have always done best: powerful songs that challenge social injustice, performed with passion and hope.

“It just seems like today more than ever, there needs to...

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SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, POV Film-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

SHOLA LYNCH, filmmaker, “Chisholm ’72 - Unbought and Unbossed.� "CHISHOLM '72" recaptures the times and spirit of a watershed event in American politics, when a black woman dared to take an equal place on the presidential dais. "Our goal was to make a documentary as passionate and powerful as Chisholm herself," says director and co-producer Shola Lynch. "Her story is an important reminder of the power of a dedicated individual to make a difference." It also reminds us that ...

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THE TOLLBOOTH, movie-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

DEBRA KIRSCHNER, Director/Writer/Producer, “The Tollbooth.� “The Tollbooth� comically explores a present-day Jewish-American family in Brooklyn as Sarabeth comes of age and questions the values and traditions of her parents and sister. Sarabeth, an ambitious, feminist painter who moves to Manhattan after college would like to rebel, but is forced instead to learn from her family and boyfriend.

Debra Kirschner has dedicated the last few years to writing, directing an...

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CHARLIE'S WAR, movie-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

CHRISTY LAWRENCE VIVIANO, Writer, “Charlie’s War.� In “Charlie’s War,� Olympia Dukakis plays Charlotte Lewis, a woman who is experiencing serious emotional and mental turmoil brought about by nightmares of increasing intensity. Trying to understand her dreams, Charlotte revisits part of her childhood, which comes back to her in a series of impressionistic memories set in 1944. The film features strong women played by Dukakis, Lynn Redgrave and Diane Lad...

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BUSH'S SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN - Mitch Perry

In Wednesday’s State of the Union Address, President Bush described his vision of overhauling Social Security almost entirely through the allure of letting people divert some of their payroll taxes to private accounts.

But also on Wednesday, Bush publicly acknowledged for the first time that his plan would also require significant cuts in future benefits and stark choices about who should have to bear them.

Meanwhile, some Democrats, like Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanu...

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AL SHARPTON JOINS KFC BOYCOTT-Andrew Stelzer

A 2-year-old boycott against Kentucky fried Chicken, has picked up the endorsement of former presidential candidate, the Reverend Al Sharpton.

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Sharpton joins several other celebrities, including Russell Simmons, Pamela Anderson, and dick Gregory, Paul McCartney, and Dr Cornel West, in asking the public to demand that KFC improve its treatment of chickens—In a promotional video up on the internet at kentuckyfriedcruelty.com, Sharpton says that KFC tortures and br...

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BUSH'S SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN - Mitch Perry

In Wednesday’s State of the Union Address, President Bush described his vision of overhauling Social Security almost entirely through the allure of letting people divert some of their payroll taxes to private accounts.

But also on Wednesday, Bush publicly acknowledged for the first time that his plan would also require significant cuts in future benefits and stark choices about who should have to bear them.

Meanwhile, some Democrats, like Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanu...

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