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Friday December 19, 2014

HOW THE RISE OF CHINA AS A SUPERPOWER CHALLENGES AMERICA AND THE WORLD - Radioactivity

Ted Fishman talks about his new book CHINA INC: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World (Scribner). China is on track to be the world’s leading manufacturing company by 2012, yet few Americans have any idea about its dramatic rise. How could they? Nothing like this has ever happened before. What will happen when China can make nearly everything that the U.S. and Europe can, at one-third of the cost? It's a dangerous question that not everyone wants answer...

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WMNF MEETS TO HEAR COMMUNITY WEIGH IN ON CANCELLING OF STRAIGHT TALK - Mitch Perry

Last night the Board of Directors at WMNF held their monthly meeting, where they heard the last formal grievance by Connie Burton. Burton’s 6 year tenure on the public affairs program “Straight Talk “ ended last month, when the staff of WMNF canceled the show, saying that as host, she was in violation of parts of the station’s mission statement.

On the first weekday of programming in the station’s new building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, d...

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PETA CALLS FOR BOYCOTT OF BENETTON FOR CRUELTY TO SHEEP-Andrew Stelzer

People for the Ethical treatment of animals, or PETA has launched a campaign against the Australian wool industry, because of how the treat sheep.

SOUND “Most sheep in Australia are Marino sheep, in a cruel effort to reduce infestation, they conduct meulsing, and with no pain relief carve from their legs an rum,

this new video by PETA is available at savethesheep.com

SOUNDv Farmers carve away the flesh this is supposed to create a scar, but it gets infected a...

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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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