News & Public Affairs

Tuesday June 30, 2015


In Tallahassee, Republicans on the House Choice and Innovation Committee voted along party lines last week to pass a bill that aims to stamp out "leftist totalitarianism" by "dictator professors" in the classrooms of Florida's universities.

The Academic Freedom Bill of Rights, sponsored by Ocala Representative Dennis Baxley, passed 8-to-2 despite strenuous objections from the only two Democrats on the committee.

The bill has two more committees to pass before it can be conside...

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With guest Diana Christian. This program looked at voluntary communal living at a variety of communities across the country. The communities are established for a variety of reasons including religion, preservation of the environment, the wish to establish a more humanistic life-style, and affordable housing.

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"The Limb Salesman," indie film at Festival of the Moving Image-Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Anais Granofsky, film maker from Canada - the writer/producer/director of the acclaimed feature film, "The Limb Salesman." The Limb Salesman looks at life on an unrecognizably frigid planet where water is as precious as oil and as intoxicating as booze. Mutations abound and virtually everything is for sale, including body parts -- or at least the technology that makes limb regeneration possible.

The Limb Salesman may seem, in part, a treatise on the effects of globalization and environment...

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"Mission Against Terror," the Cuban Five - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Mission Against Terror by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz is a co-produced Irish-Cuban documentary on the case of the five Cuban men imprisoned for between 15 years and double-life plus 15 years on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage and related offenses.

Mary spoke with Elizabeth, wife of Ramon, from her Cuban home. She also spoke with Gloria La Riva, who is with the National Committee to "Free the Five."

Defense lawyers for the Cuban Five (as Gerardo Hernández, Ramón LabaÃ...

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Mary talked with Marjorie Cohn about Terri Schiavo and also about terrorism, particularly as it impacted the Cuban Five. Professor Cohn teaches at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News, and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC and Fox News. Co-author of the book Cameras in the Courtroom: Television an...

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Florida's Board of Governor's meeting - Jen Germaine

Thursday’s Board of Governors meeting dealt with a new Doctoral program at the University of Florida and Florida A&M University’s financial proposal. For WMNF, Jen Germaine….

In what the University of Florida believed was going to be routine approval by the Board of Governor’s, turned into a heated discussion. Dr Bob Frank, Dean of Public Health at the University of Florida, presented the board with their proposal to change the masters program in Physical Thera...

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Schavio Prayer Vigil -- Wilmer Ramirez

After a week since Terri Schavio’s feeding tube was removed, many Christian groups still gather outside her Hospice. For WMNF Wilmer Ramirez files this report…

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The praying and singing protesters stood in front of the Woodside Hospice In a last plea to save Terri Schavio’s life.

Her feeding tube was removed last Friday, and all attempts by her parents and legislature have failed to overturn judge Greers order.

Daniel boagle who’s been outs...

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Much of the pressure on Governor Bush and congress has come from religious groups, who have promoted the struggle of Terri Schaivo as part of promoting a “culture of life� which intersects with the Anti-abortion movement. Religious groups have bombarded public officials with hundreds of thousands of emails pleading with them to intervene and reinsert Terri’s feeding tube, and Judge Greer, the federal judge who has heard several petitions filed by the Schildler family and ha...

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