News & Public Affairs
Monday December 22, 2014
This morning, about 30 people gathered in front of WMNFs new building on Martin Luther king boulevard, to protest the removal of Connie Burton and her Sunday morning program, Straight Talk, from WMNFs airwaves. Andrew Stelzer reports.
ACT-outside Ã¢â¬ËStraight talk is a community program, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s no justifiable reason that straight talk is not on the air..Ã¢â¬?
ACT-outside Straight Talk was cancelled a week ago today; the WMNF press release said the ...Read More
Last Friday, at the Stetson university school of law, Michael Traynor, the President of the American Law Institute, gave a speech titled Citizenship In A Time Of Repression. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer was there, and filed this report.
ACT Ã¢â¬ËI feel in my heart that our basic liberties are being repressed by our own government, I realize that there are various points of viewÃ¢â¬âall of us are trying to seek the right balance between liberty and security.<p...Read More
John Kerry said yesterday that the attacks of September 11th were the Ã¢â¬Ëcentral deciding thingÃ¢â¬â¢ in his contest with President Bush, and that the release of an Osama Bin Ladin videotape 4 days before the election effectively erased any hope he had of winning.
In his first extended television interview since the election, Kerry sat down with NBCÃ¢â¬â¢s Tim Russert on Meet the Press to rehash the election. (roll tape#1 o.q.Ã¢â¬?IÃ¢â¬â¢m proud of the campaign, TimÃ¢â¬?)...Read More
Naomi Tutu, the daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, will kick off Black History month at the USF-St. Petersburg Ã¢â¬Ës campus opening ceremonies tomorrow night.
Naomi Tutu is a race and gender activistÃ¢â¬Â¦SheÃ¢â¬â¢ll be presenting Striving For Justice: Searching for Common Ground based on her vision that this is still much to do to eradicate racial oppression in South African and around the world.
She spoke to The WomenÃ¢â...Read More
JESSICA SHARZER, Director and Screenplay, Movie Ã¢â¬ÅSpeak.Ã¢â¬? Ã¢â¬ÅSpeakÃ¢â¬? is the tragicomic story of a smart, spirited high school freshman who has been stunned into silence by an unspeakable event. Sharzer vividly render a teenagerÃ¢â¬â¢s world. Unfolding over the course of the school year, Ã¢â¬ÅSpeakÃ¢â¬? captures the absurdities and torments of high school, where speaking up can lead to trouble for students and teachers alike.
The film will be shown at the Sarasot...Read More
LORNA BRACEWELL, Singer/Songwriter. Lorna will be live in the studio playing some of her music. Born and raised in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, Lorna is a genuine Floridian with an affinity for sunshine and water. She majored in political science at Flagler College and has matured into a powerful singer-guitarist since her start as a kid drummer in a Christian rock group. She is releasing her third CD, Ã¢â¬ÅGod ForbidÃ¢â¬? tonight. In it she tackles some of the issues that concern her: ...Read More
DIANE MASON, Director/Writer, Movie, Ã¢â¬ÅCondemned.Ã¢â¬? In the heart of Sarasota, one of the wealthiest communities in the country, not everyone has it so good. In the shadow of the swankiest high-rise, children are sleeping with roaches swarming their beds, black mold invading their lungs, and raw sewage bubbling up in the yards where they play. They are called Ã¢â¬Åthe projects.Ã¢â¬? Ã¢â¬ÅCondemnedÃ¢â¬? follows the story of the Janie Poe project as Sarasota awoke to the slum ...Read More
DEBRA HUSSONG, Filmmaker. DebraÃ¢â¬â¢s film, Ã¢â¬ÅBattered, Bruised and BrokenÃ¢â¬? will be shows as part of the Sarasota Film FestivalÃ¢â¬â¢s outreach program. She also worked with a film class at Manatee Community College to produce the short film, Ã¢â¬ÅCut,Ã¢â¬? which will be shown as part of the University Showcase short films at the festival.
Ã¢â¬ÅBattered, Bruised and BrokenÃ¢â¬? will be shown at Bayshore High School Tuesday, February 1 at 10 am and at YMCA Triad Schoo...Read More
AMY GOODMAN, host of Democracy Now. Amy narrated the film, Ã¢â¬ÅOne Bright Shining Moment Ã¢â¬â The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern.Ã¢â¬? The film examines Senator McGovernÃ¢â¬â¢s rise to prominence, his upset victory in the 1972 Democratic primaries, and his failed campaign against Richard Nixon in the subsequent Presidential election. Beyond a simple chronology, the film also paints a unique and compelling portrait of a nation at the crossroads. Amy discusses the similaritie...Read More
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