News & Public Affairs

Saturday October 25, 2014


The activist group 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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Scott M. Deitche, author of the new book, CIGAR CITY MAFIA: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld (Barricade Books, January 2004) was the guest today on Radioactivity.

Scott has written extensively on the subject of organized crime since 1996 and has been interviewed on local television and radio on Tampa organized crime. Most recently, he was interviewed by the Discovery Channel for its exciting new three-hour mini-series, ³Mob Scene.² Scott has written articles for www.america...

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A discussion of the impact of the Patriot Act on the freedoms guaranteed under our Constitution featuring Christopher Pyle, professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College; Sheila Spear, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Carin Clauss, professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Women's Show - SUSAN HAIG, assoc. cond., Florida Orchestra

Susan Haig will conduct the Florida Orchestra Rapture and Fantasy concert. The program will include Torke's "Rapture" and Mozart's "Symphony No. 29" and Bizet/Shchedrin's "Carmen Suite". The Torke piced is a Florida premiere and is a concerto forpercussion with Scottish percussionist, Colin Currie. Susan has been listed as one of 25 people to watch in Tampa Bay in 2004.

The concert will be Friday, Jan. 30 at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Sat., Jan. 31 at Mahaffey, and Feb. 1 at Ruth ...

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Women's Show - VIJALI HAMILTON, Earth Artist, Healer

Vijali brings together Chinese medicine, Japanese acupressure, shamanism, and insights from her ten ears of meditation and training as a Vedanta nun. She has a Master's degree in Fine Arts. In 1975, Vijali had a vision of the planet as one borderless ocean of energy/consciousness. She has r=dedicated therest of herlifeto living this vision bringiing healing, peace and awareness intoour world.

She will be at Wisdom Pond, Wednesday, January 28 at 7 pm.

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Women's Show - SECRET LIFE OF FLOWERS, self-discovery workshop for women

Willow Lamont, editor of "Goddessing", gives presentations on prehistory ad international Goddess-oriente cultures Deb Lemire, Director of Queen Bee Productions in Ohio, background in theater and advocating for women and Cynthia Schickendantz, Director of MoonSoul, developsprograms togive women new perspective on menstrual cycles, will present a full day workshop for women and mature teens to benefit Delphi Midwifery Center. "The Secret Life of Flowers"honors our female life passages, explor...

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Women's Show- SANDRA HOCHMAN, film director,"The Year of the Woman"

Sandra Hochman wrote and directed "Year of the Woman" on the Democratic Convention in 1972. She was a delegate there for Shirley Chisholm. It was shown in New York for one week and has been in storage ever since. It will be shown at the Sarasota Film Festival Sunday, January 25 at 6:45 pm and Tuesday, January 27 at 12:30 pm. Ms Hochman will lead a discussion at the Tuesday showing. She is an early feminist who worked with some of the early women in film, Gloria Steinem, etc. She is a po...

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Women's Show - CHRISTINE LAVIN, singer/song writer

Christine Lavin has been performing her songs and humor for 15 years. She will be helping WMNF celebrate the beginning of its 25th year with a concert at the Friday Morning Musicale, Friday, January 30. For ticket information log onto or call 813-238-8001. You can come and knit with Christine before the show.

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On this show excerpts from the President's State of the Union Address were played and listeners were invited to call in their responses. The excerpts played included the President's position on the Iraq War, the Patriot Act, tax cuts, the search for weapons of mass destruction, and immigration reform.

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Our guests today were Vietnam combat veterans, Dave Cline and Fredy Champagne. Dave won a Purple Heart for wounds he received in combat. Fredy was born in Tampa and attended USF. Their experience in Vietnam led them to reject militarism as a tool of U.S. foreign policy. They are especially critical of the U.S. decision to invade Iraq and of the treatment reservists receive in Iraq. They also say that once veterans return home from combat they frequently receive poor treatment by the federal g...

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