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Monday September 22, 2014

THE GWB PANTS ON FIRE TOUR

BEN COHEN, CO-FOUNDER BEN AND JERRY'S ICE CREAM came up with the idea of dramatizing what he says are a series of lies told by President Bush and his staff regarding war, taxes, and the NO CHILD LEFT-BEHIND ACT. Using a 12 foot statue of GWB with simulated flames coming out of his clothing, the PANTS ON FIRE TOUR has traveled to dozens of U.S. cities to challenge what they say are inaccurate claims made by the President. This coming Monday the tour comes to Tampa. On this program Cohen talked...

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ANALYSIS OF GEORGE TENET'S AND GEORGE W. BUSH'S STATEMENTS TODAY ON THE APPARENT LACK OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ

The reasons the Bush administration used to justify the war in Iraq were WMD's. But after 9 months of searching not one WMD has been found. Our guest Eric Gustafson, Executive Director, Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), says it appears that somewhere in the chain of information, intelligence was altered to justify going to war. Founded in 1998 and representing a growing membership of mainstream Americans, war veterans, and human rights activists, EPIC works to improve humanitarian co...

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MAKING IT HARDER TO AMEND THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION

ACCORDING TO A POLL TAKEN RECENTLY FOR THE FLORIDA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- FLORIDA VOTERS STRONGLY SUPPORT CHANGING FLORIDA'S CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS. TO STOP WHAT IT CALLS RUNAWAY AMENDMENTS FROM TAKING OVER THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION AND THREATENING FLORIDA'S ECONOMIC STABILITY. HOWEVER MANY CITIZEN'S GROUPS SAY THE LEGISLATURE IS UNRESPONSIVE TO PUBLIC NEEDS, THEREFORE THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROCESS SHOULD NOT BE MADE HARDER. OUR GUEST, MARK WILSON, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FLORIDA CHAMBER ...

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STEREOTYPING NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE FILMS, TELEVISION AND SPORTS MASCOTS with DAN GREEN

Throughout February, a series of discussions and community events on a variety of coexistence-related subjects will be held throughout the Manatee/Sarasota area….The events are being held in conjunction with the COEXISTENCE community. Renowned artists, scholars, writers and peace activists will present their ideas and work experiences in order to broaden and deepen the community’s understanding and commitment to creating coexistence here on the West coast of Florida. Next Tuesda...

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Women's Show - DEBRA ZIMMERMAN, Women Make Movies

DEBRA ZIMMERMAN, Executive Director, WOMEN MAKE MOVIES. WMM is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which failitates the production,promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. WMM facilitates the developmen of feminist media thru a Distribution Service and a Prod...

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Women's Show - DEBORAH KAMPMEIER and ELISABETH MOSS,

DEBORAH KAMPMEIER, director and ELISABETH MOSS, actress, THE VIRGIN. Film Drama. Jessie is a rebelliousteenagere, wrestling with her own spirituality and against her family's conservative, religious belies. Jessie finds herself pregnant, without any memory of an unconscious sexual encounter, and determines that she is carrying the child of God, ausing violent commuity unrest and personal turmoil. Film was shown at Sarasota Film Festival

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Women's Show - AMY DENIO, musician, composer

AMY DENIO is acomposer, improviser, singer, julti-instrumentalist, an engineer, international collaborator, and founder ofherown label, Spoot Music. Heer instruments are voice, accorion, saxophones, clarinet, electric guitar, and bass. She has recorded 28 CDs to date.

Amy has worked with musicians & artists from throughout East and West Europe, Japa, India, and North America. She helped found The Entropics, Couch of Sound, Tone Dogs, Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, FoMoFlo, (ed...

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