News & Public Affairs

Sunday July 5, 2015

"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…

*Crowd sound

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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THE ARAB MUSLIM SHOW - Radioactivity

with Sammar Jarah and Ahmed Bedier. Our hosts welcomed newspaper editors from the Middle East and religious leaders to discuss the events of the week- including the Terri Schiavo case, the possible pullout of Syrian troops and George W. Bush's claim that his policies have caused democracy to sweep the Middle East.

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Last summer the U.S. Senate killed funding for the controversial Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System – better known as CAPPS II…

Later this year, The Transportation Security Administration is scheduled to unveil a successor to CAPPS II, called Secure Flight….But it must first pass scrutiny thru the Government Accountability Office…

But there are critics who fear that some of the problems with CAPPS II regarding privacy rights will be transferred o...

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Meanwhile, New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg has written a letter to

Misissippi Republican Senator Trent Lott and Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee, demanding an investigation into who distributed the “talking points� memo to Republicans regarding the relief legislation for Terri Schiavo last week.

That unspecified one page memo, distributed to Republican senators,called it an “ an import...

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