News & Public Affairs

Wednesday October 1, 2014

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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THE CBS-MOVE-ON CONTROVERSY

The activist group Move-on.org is seeking to air a 30 second commercial on CBS this Sunday during the Superbowl. The ad is critical of the current federal deficit. But CBS is refusing to air the ad, saying it never accepts issue-oriented ads. Our guest, Matt Bivens, is a columnist for the Nation Magazine. Matt says that CBS is being hypocritical because it does carry controversial ads- but only if they are supplied by corporations or the White House. Bivens points out that CBS is trying to cu...

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