News & Public Affairs06/20/05
Karen Burns, the co-president of the league of women voters of Florida, is on the charter review commission of Pinellas county. As part of that process, she is introducing an idea today, to make the counties supervisor of elections a non-partisan official. WMNF spoke to Burns about the idea, which has broad support, but cant seem to make it into law here in Florida.
KAREN BURNS ON NON PARTISAN
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Governor Bush signed three new elections bills today, regarding campaign finance, the felons voting list, early voting among other issues. Many aspects of the new laws are upsetting to voters rights advocates. Some new laws are focused on election day itself and the early voting process. Early voting, which was considered a success, will now be less flexible---it must be standardized county wide, and be limited to eight hours on weekdays and weekends over a 15-day period before Election Da...Be the first to comment
Tampa Mayor Iorio joined us for this half hour. Iorio spoke out strongly against the Hillsborough County Commission vote last week to ban county involvement in marking gay pride events. She explained her vision for Tampa's downtown Riverfront. She discussed why the high cost of repairs makes her skeptical about saving Kiley Park. She defended the old federal courthouse as an ideal place for the new Tampa Museum of Art. And she took phone calls from listeners on a variety of topics including a...Be the first to comment
THE GLBT COMMUNITY MOBILIZES TO RESPOND TO ANTI-GAY LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COMMISSION06/20/05
Vonn New, director of Equality Florida for Central Florida talked about last week's vote by the Hillsborough County Commission to ban recognition of any gay pride related events. Equality Florida and other groups are organizing to respond to the commission's vote. New discussed plans for upcoming community meetings.Be the first to comment
Yale graduate- Rhone Frazier joins the program to guest host. He interviews Mr.Lynn Washington, editor of the Philadelphia Tribune.Be the first to comment
KAREN DOERING, Esq., Hillsborough County Commission Bans Recognition of Gay Pride - Mary Glenney, Women's Show06/18/05
Hillsborough County Commission Bans Recognition of Gay Pride
Karen Doering, Esq. Karen Doering will discuss the policy adopted by the County Commission Wednesday. Karen joined National Center for Lesbian Rights in February 2002. Doering has extensive experience litigating civil rights cases. She first joined Equality Florida in 1998 as a volunteer attorney, and left private practice in February 2001 to help create Equality Florida's Legal Advocacy Project. While at Equality Florida, she ...Be the first to comment
"THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX," POV Documentary, Marion Lipschutz, filmmaker and Shelby Knox - Mary Glenney, Women's Show06/18/05
Sex, Lies and Education
Shelby Knox, subject and Rose Rosenblatt, filmmaker (with Marion Lipschutz), Ã¢â¬ÅThe Education of Shelby Knox.Ã¢â¬? WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s it like to be a Christian teenage girl today? The Sundance award-winning film, Ã¢â¬ÅThe Education of Shelby KnoxÃ¢â¬? profiles a young native of Lubbock, Texas, on the rocky road through high school. At 15, Shelby pledges celibacy until marriage, but because Lubbock has one of the highest teen pregnancy and STD rates in the stat...Be the first to comment
Stop the Next War Now
Medea Benjamin, co-editor of the book, Stop the Next War Now Ã¢â¬â Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism. Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans edited this book published by Inner Ocean Publishing. Foreword is by Alice Walker, introduction by Arundhati Roy, more than 70 of the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s most visionary experts and activists contribute to this new collection of essays. Medea will talk with Mary about the book and about current actions sponsored by Code Pink...Be the first to comment
Pamela Griner Leavy, former newswoman on the Women's Show is now living in Paris, France. She called to bring us up to date on recent literary events in Paris including Bloomsday at Shakespeare Books and an Amy Tan appearance in Paris.Be the first to comment
For sixteen years, Pastors for Peace has collected medical supplies, toys, and other humanitarian aid and transported it in a caravan to Cuba. Last summer 16 buses and 9 trucks crossed 120 cities in the US and Canada collecting donations. On July 10th one of the three buses departing from Florida for the US-Cuba Friendship Caravan will reach Tampa.
Thursday night, TampaÃ¢â¬â¢s Cuban community held a fundraiser for Pastors for Peace at Viva LA Frida to support the Caravan. For WMNF, Je...