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PHILIP E.WALKER OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DRAMA CO. PLAYS NEW PORT RICHEY. Mark Antokas

04/18/05

INRTO: This past weekend, Philip E. Walker of the African American Drama Company, presented a one-man play in New Port Richey. The play is called “Can I speak for you brother,� and is a series of short works about black leaders throughout history. Walker was invited for a day of outreach events, and the play on Saturday hosted by the New Port Richey Library was part of their continuing diversity program. WMNF’s Mark Antokas files this report. ROLL TAPE: “a black warrio...

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BUSH ON GROWTH MANAGEMENT - Mitch Perry

04/18/05

Last week Governor Jeb Bush announced that he would “put aside� his long-standing opposition to borrowing and ask voters statewide to approve $9.5 billion dollars in bonds to pay for roads, schools and water systems…

Bush said he has concluded that the state's fractured growth planning system can NOT be fixed by tougher state laws but also needs an infusion of new cash to help pay for Growth Management.

He also announced that Cities and Counties need NOT ge...

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NUCLEAR OPTION - Mitch Perry

04/18/05

Democrats are calling a religious telecast scheduled to be broadcast this Sunday that frames their opposition to certain Bush selected judicial nominees as “Extreme� and “Un-American�.

And they said that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist – who plans to speak on the program – Should NOT be a part of it.

It was reported last Friday that Frist has agreed to give a videotaped speech for “Justice Sunday: Stop the Filibuster Against People ...

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BLACK COMMUNITY IN DELRAY BEACH FORMS TASK FORCE AFTER POLICE KILLINGS-Andrew Stelzer

04/18/05

This week, the Delray Beach government TV channel is broadcasting the inquest of the killing of a 16-year-old black boy by a white rookie police officer in late February. Intense public interest has caused city officials to conduct the unusual public broadcast of the inquest, which is scheduled to run through Wednesday.

The questionable killing of Jerrod Miller, the 3rd shooting of a black man by Delray beach police in the past few months, has motivated the African community to form a t...

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WMNF'S SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM LOOKS AT ENERGY CONSERVATION - Radioactivity

04/18/05

Jon Butts and Rob Lorei welcomed Jodi John, director of Sustainable Sarasota and an organizer of the upcoming E-Fest, Sarasota's community celebration of sustainable living. Other guests on this show were Matt Ross with Eco-Smart a local company that fosters energy conservation and Richard Perez of of Home Power magazine. The guests discussed workable energy conservation solutions for homeowners, businesses and renters.

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LAWRENCE PALEVSKY, MD INCOMING PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN HOLISTIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION - Radioactivity

04/18/05

Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who uses holistic approaches to treating children. He discussed diet, allergies, asthma, breast feeding and the controversy over vaccinations.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AS A ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-Andrew Stelzer

04/18/05

A new report detailing how early childhood education provides financial benefit for companies and states is the first building block of a new campaign to gain support for early childhood care and education for economic reasons. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT-DeLauro “Our country does not have along term strategy for providing childhood care to working parents…� Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut says the situation has been getting worse over the past de...

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ETTA HULME, CARTOONIST, "WOMAN AS TRAILBLAZER" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

04/16/05

Woman as Trailblazer – Cartoonist Etta Hulme

Etta Hulme, editorial cartoonist for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, spoke with Mary from Ft. Worth about her more than 50 years as an editorial cartoonist. Mary also talked with Elaine Miller, producer of the film.

Katherine Denison, Director; Elaine Miller, Producer; and Tanya Weinberger, Production/graphics. Trailblazer: The Editorial Cartoons of Etta Hulme. This is a funny and affectionate look at the work of Etta Hulme, one of only ...

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JANET GOLDWATER, director of "ROSITA" - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

04/16/05

JANET GOLDWATER, Director. ROSITA tells the story of a nine-year-old Nicaraguan girl who was raped by a neighbor while walking to school and became pregnant. Rosa's parents' struggle to end their young daughter's pregnancy pits them against the medical establishment, the governments of two countries, and the Catholic Church.

The film is part of “Through Women’s Eyes� and will be shown at 6:00 pm Saturday, April 16.

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KAREN WOODALL, NOW lobbyist-FL legislalture - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

04/16/05

KAREN WOODALL, lobbyist for Florida NOW, Florida A.C.O.R.N. and League of Women Voters Florida. In addition to being a NOW member and a candidate for the Florida House in 2000, Karen is a lobbyist with 22 years of experience in budgetary and poverty issues, a provider of legislative/advocacy training to community-based organizations, part-time coordinator of a statewide health network, and was Executive Director of Florida IMPACT from 1980-1990. She also was a volunteer lobbyist for farm wo...

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