News & Public Affairs

Saturday November 22, 2014

KEEPING TEENAGE GIRLS SAFE FROM VIOLENCE

The Ophelia Project - Tampa Bay is sponsoring Self Protection & Safety classes designed just for teen girls & adults on February 14, 2004. The classes will be at seven area YMCA family branches, taught by experienced, safety professionals. All the hot teen safety topics will be covered - Street Safety (malls and parking lots), Internet Safety (instant messaging, chat rooms), and Relationship Safety.

The Self Protection classes are part of an international movement called V-Day, a publi...

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Religious Leaders for A More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy

our guest: Rev. Janet Wolf - Dir. of Public Policy and Community Outreach for the group. She says our war on drugs results in a large incarceration rate for people who simply possess drugs, especially marijuana. Many of those imprisoned are people of color. The minister charges that the impact of high incarceration rates is that families are split and defendants are unable to rise above the stigma, sanctions and poverty that result from prison sentences. Wolfe and her group advocate treating ...

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CONFEDERATE SHIRT BANNED - Mark Antokas

Tension was high this morning as the Pinellas County School Board met to discuss an effort to ban the confederate flag at Tarpon Springs High School.

When Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean stated that he wanted the Democratic Party to appeal to Southerners with confederate flags on their pickup trucks, many Southerners were outraged by what they deemed as an unfair stereotype of the Southern man.

Perhaps Howard Dean wasn’t so wrong after all, as the rebel flag is an ...

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Women's Show -CHIAPAS MEDIA PROJECT -ALEXANDRA HALKIN

Alexandra Halkin will show films produced by the Zapatista indigenous people with the assistance of inner-city youth from Chicago.The event has been moved from the one previously listed in Ybor City. It will now take place at Co-Vivant Gallery on 4906 North Florida Avenue in Tampa. There is a sliding scale admissions. For more information you may call Shari Feldman 813-362-2000. You can find out more information about CMP at www.chiapasmediaproject.org.

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Women's Show - LISA WILSON - EMERALD FOREST-Sarasota

The fight to save the last piece of wild, undeveloped parcel of land in Sarasota on the bay - located at 4218 Bayshore Rd. This issue will be addressed Feb. 11 at 6 pm at the Planning Board Hearing, City Hall, 1565 1st Street, Sarasota - permit application review.

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Women's Show - JULIE ROWE, Spinning Into Butter at Amer. Stage

Spinning Into Butter is a very serious comedy abou racism written by award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman. The setting is a smallcollege in Vermont, the charactersare college administrators, professors and students who all vowtheir commitment to fostering diversity. The pay's title comes from the old storyof Little Black Sambo. Sparks says she knew that the play's academic world of insistently politically correct language might allow audience members to distance themselves

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Chiapas Media Project Film Festival

This is the event reported on the WMNF Evening News on Friday night February 6th.

The event has been moved from the one previously listed in Ybor City. It will now take place at Co-Vivant Gallery on 4906 North Florida Avenue in Tampa. There is a sliding scale admissions. For more information you may call Shari Feldman 813-362-2000. You can find out more information about CMP at www.chiapasmediaproject.org.

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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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