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INTERVIEW WITH TAMPA MAYOR PAM IORIO

06/20/05

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...

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THE GLBT COMMUNITY MOBILIZES TO RESPOND TO ANTI-GAY LEGISLATION PASSED BY THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COMMISSION

06/20/05

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.

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Black Judges On Justice

06/19/05

Yale graduate- Rhone Frazier joins the program to guest host. He interviews Mr.Lynn Washington, editor of the Philadelphia Tribune.

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KAREN DOERING, Esq., Hillsborough County Commission Bans Recognition of Gay Pride - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/18/05

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 ...

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"THE EDUCATION OF SHELBY KNOX," POV Documentary, Marion Lipschutz, filmmaker and Shelby Knox - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/18/05

Sex, Lies and Education

Shelby Knox, subject and Rose Rosenblatt, filmmaker (with Marion Lipschutz), “The Education of Shelby Knox.� What’s it like to be a Christian teenage girl today? The Sundance award-winning film, “The Education of Shelby Knox� 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...

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MEDEA BENJAMIN, CODE PINK - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/18/05

Stop the Next War Now

Medea Benjamin, co-editor of the book, Stop the Next War Now – 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 world’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...

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PAMELA GRINER LEAVY, former newswoman now living in Paris - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

06/18/05

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.

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TAMPA PREPARES FOR THE US-CUBAN FRIENDSHIP CARAVAN -- Jen Germaine

06/17/05

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, Tampa’s Cuban community held a fundraiser for Pastors for Peace at Viva LA Frida to support the Caravan. For WMNF, Je...

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HISPANICS FOR A FAIR JUDICIARY-Andrew Stelzer

06/17/05

Yesterday a coalition of Latino advocacy organizations teamed up with several elected officials to launch Hispanics for a Fair Judiciary; an initiative to educate Hispanic Americans about the importance of judicial appointments, and to allow the people to advocate for issues and fair judges without being labeled a race traitor. Representative Charles Gonzalez is from san Antonio Texas, and chair of the civil rights task force of the congressional Hispanic caucus, which monitors appointments t...

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ORGANIZATIONS PREPARING LAWSUIT AGAINST HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY-Mitch Perry

06/17/05

48 hours after the Hillsborough County Commission voted to refuse to�acknowledge, promote or participate in gay pride events.�, two organizations in Tampa say they are weighing their options before pursuing possible legal action against the County.

The County Commission’s 5-1 vote on Wednesday, after virtually no discussion by the Board, has been met with surprise and anger by the gay AND straight community in Tampa and throughout the County….. (roll tape#1 o....

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