News & Public Affairs

Sunday November 23, 2014

INGRID NEWKIRK OF PETA I - Mitch Perry

The animal rights group PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, frequently creates controversy in order to get their animal rights message into the news.

Perhaps their most controversial campaign was when the group directly compared farm-animal slaughter to the Nazi Holocaust.

Called, "Holocaust on your Plate," it invoked immediate outrage. It consisted of eight 60-square-foot panels, each showing photos of factory farms next to photos from Nazi death camps. Abe F...

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THE HISTORY OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE - Radioactivity

Since 1992, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn has served as executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the preservation of the Constitution's religious liberty provisions (www.au.org). Lynn discussed recent controversies involving the Ten Commandments, prayer in schools, faith based initiatives and the growing influence of conservative Christians in the Republican Party.

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LIBRARIANS DISCUSS THE PATRIOT ACT AND CIVIL LIBERTIES-Andrew Stelzer

Last week, more than 40 college, private and public librarians from throughout west central Florida came to Stetson university college of Law to learn about how the patriot act effects their ability to serve the public. Section 215 of the patriot act allows the FBI to request lists of books that people have checked out; the discussion also touched on internet filters that have been placed on library computers. Kathy Hoeth, the incoming chair of the Florida library associations intellectual ...

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MARCH IN NEW PORT RICHEY COMMEMORATES "BLOODY SUNDAY. " Mark Antokas

INTRO: As part of its diversity program, the New Port Richey library organized, along with community activists, a half mile march on Saturday, to commemorate the “Bloody Sunday� march held forty years ago in Selma Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr. and others marched into Selma to bring attention to racial injustice, intimidation and violence against blacks in their efforts to register to vote. Blacks and whites marched in Saturday’s event to remember those days forty years ag...

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COPENHAGEN, play - Mary Glenney-Women's Show

NANCY COLE, Director and JESSICA PETERSON, Actress (Margrethe Bohr). What are the facts and uncertainties surrounding the 1941 fateful meeting between physicists Werner Heisenberg & Niels Bohr? Praised by the public and held in high acclaim by historians and scientists alike, this amazing, rare play fills in the blanks. Cole is thrilled to be working on such a challenging script which is so central to our lives and aspirations for the future. Copenhagen has garnered a Tony Award, Outer Circ...

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DR. KIM VAZ, USF WOMEN'S STUDIES - Mary Glenney-Women's

KIM VAZ, Ph.D, Chair, Department of Women's Studies, University of South Florida. She is the Conference Coordinator, 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology entitled "Feminist Psychology: Future Tense," to be held in Tampa, February 24-27, 2005. Faith Fippinger, Patricia Due and Karen Doering – and Mary and Arlene -- will be honored at the conference as “Florida Women Who Inspire.� Dr. Vaz received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and is the form...

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SWEET HONEY - Carol Maillard - Mary Glenney-Women's Show

CAROL MAILLARD of Sweet Honey. Carol attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she studied violin and majored in drama. While in D.C., she began her professional acting career with the DC Black Repertory Company. A founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, she rejoined the group full time in 1992.

Sweet Honey will be in concert at Mahaffey Theater, Thursday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The performance is presented by Eckerd College.

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ZUNES ON US AND ISRAEL SABRE RATTLING ON IRAN - Mitch Perry

Although barely reported on in this country, President Bush made headlines in some European newspapers this morning over his comments in at his news conference yesterday that the U.S. would support Israel if it tried to destroy Iran’s capacity to make an atomic bomb.

(roll tape#1 o.q.�I’m going to Europe�)

Meanwhile, Israel, has given warning about Iran's nuclear ambitions, saying that an Iranian bomb might be only six months away and that such a weapon...

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STEROIDS - Mitch Perry

This weekend baseball Spring Training begins, and the Tampa Bay Area is home to no fewer than 6 Major League Baseball teams having their players report for the 6 weeks of preparation before the season officially begins in April.

But the talk in Tampa, where Jason Giambi is reporting, and in Pheonix, where baseball megastar Barry Bonds will show up, is all about Steroids, fueled by former Tampa Bay Devil Ray slugger Jose Canseco’s book “Juiced�, which discusses his ex...

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