News & Public Affairs04/09/05
LIZ MERMIN, filmmaker, director of Ã¢â¬ÅThe Beauty Academy of Kabul.Ã¢â¬? In July 2003, volunteer teachers Ã¢â¬â including 3 from the U.S. and 3 Afghan Americans returning home for the first time in mmore than 20 years Ã¢â¬â traveled to Afghanistan to create a school of cosmetology, the first since the fall o the Taliban. The film beautifully documents the poignant and often humorous process through which women with very different life experiences come to learn about one another. ...Be the first to comment
CAROLINE MARTEL, filmmaker, director of Ã¢â¬ÅThe Phantom of the Operator.Ã¢â¬? Born in Montreal the year the cellular phone was created, Caroline has been synthesizing documentary theory and practice with a special interest in archival materials, cinema history, women and communication technologies. In this film Caroline assembles a dazzling array of clips Ã¢â¬â more than one hundred remarkable, rarely seen industrial, advertising and scientific management films produced in North Amer...Be the first to comment
CRIS WILLIAMSON, singer/songwriter. Decades before indie labels were the norm, and years before women had any real access in the industry, in her own way, Cris Williamson was busy changing the face of popular music. She hasn't looked back since.
Cris's stellar vocals and compelling persona are regarded as legendary for good reason. Despite being like a well-kept secret, and dwelling almost completely in the independent music world, she nonetheless had an impact worldwide. During an interv...Be the first to comment
President Bush's standing with the public is slumping just three months into his final term, but Americans have an even lower regard for the job being done by Congress.
ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s according to an AP-Ipsos poll released this morningÃ¢â¬Â¦.
President BushÃ¢â¬â¢s job approval is now at 44 percent, with 54 percent disapproving. Only 37 percent have a favorable opinion of the work being done by the Republican-controlled Congress
Al From is the founder and CEO of the ...Be the first to comment
CHEERS Pesticide Study
As we reported on our lead story last night on the Evening News, Florida Senator Bill Nelson, along with CaliforniaÃ¢â¬â¢s Barbara Boxer, say they will block President Bush Ã¢â¬Ës choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency unless the EPA cancels a controversial program that will pay families in Jacksonville to join a study into the effects on pesticides on insects.
The program itself has NEVER gone into effectÃ¢â¬Â¦.When it was initially rep...Be the first to comment
The office of Florida Senator Mel Martinez says it IS investigating whether an aide who resigned this week distributed a memo about the Terri Schiavo case to other Senate offices, and whether any other aides in the senator's office had seen it.
The Washington Post reports that an aide to Martinez Ã¢â¬â who refused to be named- said the fired staffer Ã¢â¬â Brian Darling - Ã¢â¬Åmay have disseminated to other offices" the memo that discussed the political ramifications of intervenin...Be the first to comment
This morning, the University of South FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s conference on the black child and family featured a presentation about The Black child and family in American Popular Culture. Dr Angela Johnson, chair of the department of popular culture at Bowling Green University in Ohio, first spoke about what she is currently studying, the history of the representation of Black families in comic strips. Leaving out strips which ad an occasional African American character in a stereotypical role, t...Be the first to comment
The Institute on Black Life (IBL), a resource center for the African American community and other World African communities at the University of South Florida, continues with its event- Black Child and Family: Closing the Gap.
Wilmer Ramirez files this report to tell us about one of todayÃ¢â¬â¢s Interesting speakersÃ¢â¬Â¦
DR DAVID SATCHER, A FORMER SURGEON GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH, TOUCHED UPON THE ISSUES ON BLACK LIFE. CURRENTLY THE DIRECTOR O...Be the first to comment
Amy Snider hosted this special program looking at legalizing gay marriage and the role of gays and lesbians in the media. Amy's guests included St. Petersburg Times columnist Eric Deggans, a staff member at Equality Florida, and a state legislator from Connecticut who backs the legalization of same sex marriage.Be the first to comment
In a lawsuit years in the making, a consortium of states, cities and environmental groups are poised to argue before the U.S Appeal Court tomorrow, claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to regulate carbon dioxide emissions Ã¢â¬â and must do so, based on current law.
Since taking office, President Bush has urged a cautious approach to dealing with climate change. He rejected as too costly to the U.S. economy the Kyoto treaty, that would require industrial c...Be the first to comment