News & Public Affairs

Wednesday November 26, 2014

SEWAGE SPILLS INTO HUDSON BAYOU - Mitch Perry

More than 575,000 gallons of raw sewage flowed into Hudson Bayou in Sarasota last week after an electrical shortage caused pumps at one of the city's largest lift stations to malfunction.

Hours after the station shut down, city officials began diverting the sewage into four 4,000-gallon tankers that took it to a nearby collection station. From there, the sewage was carried to a different treatment plant.

The break allowed 1,400 gallons of human waste to tumble into the bayou every minu...

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CHOICE THEORY WITH DR. WILLIAM GLASSER - Radioactivity

Glasser is a practicing psychiatrist who believes that psychiatric drugs do more harm than good. He's written several books about his theories- that mental problems can not be measured by any form of test (brain scan, blood tests, x-rays, etc.) He says most psychological problems can be overcome by building better relationships. He'll visit the Bay area later this week.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UNDER FIRE-Andrew Stelzer

Last week, the Florida department of health announced they will be referring 24,000 disciplinary cases of doctors and other health care professionals to state prosecutors. The massive caseload includes cases going back to 1992; under state law each complaint should have been looked into when it was received. WMNF’s Andrew Stelzer has more on Florida’s department of health, coming under fire.

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ACT “I started documenting psyche abuse by getting discipli...

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THE PRESIDENT PITCHES HIS SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN IN TAMPA. Mark Antokas

This past Friday afternoon saw the President of the United States address a crowd of about one thousand people who gathered at the Tampa Convention center to hear the president pitch his plan to privatize social security. The president, in his state of the union address last Wednesday outlined vaguely his plan which would allow workers under 55 to invest a portion of their social security contribution, into private accounts. Critics argue that this plan is just another gift to Wall Street and...

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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.

(roll tape#1 o.q.� is Jim Crow�)

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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