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SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, POV Film-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

02/05/05

SHOLA LYNCH, filmmaker, “Chisholm ’72 - Unbought and Unbossed.� "CHISHOLM '72" recaptures the times and spirit of a watershed event in American politics, when a black woman dared to take an equal place on the presidential dais. "Our goal was to make a documentary as passionate and powerful as Chisholm herself," says director and co-producer Shola Lynch. "Her story is an important reminder of the power of a dedicated individual to make a difference." It also reminds us that ...

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THE TOLLBOOTH, movie-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

02/05/05

DEBRA KIRSCHNER, Director/Writer/Producer, “The Tollbooth.� “The Tollbooth� comically explores a present-day Jewish-American family in Brooklyn as Sarabeth comes of age and questions the values and traditions of her parents and sister. Sarabeth, an ambitious, feminist painter who moves to Manhattan after college would like to rebel, but is forced instead to learn from her family and boyfriend.

Debra Kirschner has dedicated the last few years to writing, directing an...

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CHARLIE'S WAR, movie-Mary Glenney-Women's Show

02/05/05

CHRISTY LAWRENCE VIVIANO, Writer, “Charlie’s War.� In “Charlie’s War,� Olympia Dukakis plays Charlotte Lewis, a woman who is experiencing serious emotional and mental turmoil brought about by nightmares of increasing intensity. Trying to understand her dreams, Charlotte revisits part of her childhood, which comes back to her in a series of impressionistic memories set in 1944. The film features strong women played by Dukakis, Lynn Redgrave and Diane Lad...

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BUSH'S SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN - Mitch Perry

02/04/05

In Wednesday’s State of the Union Address, President Bush described his vision of overhauling Social Security almost entirely through the allure of letting people divert some of their payroll taxes to private accounts.

But also on Wednesday, Bush publicly acknowledged for the first time that his plan would also require significant cuts in future benefits and stark choices about who should have to bear them.

Meanwhile, some Democrats, like Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanu...

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AL SHARPTON JOINS KFC BOYCOTT-Andrew Stelzer

02/04/05

A 2-year-old boycott against Kentucky fried Chicken, has picked up the endorsement of former presidential candidate, the Reverend Al Sharpton.

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Sharpton joins several other celebrities, including Russell Simmons, Pamela Anderson, and dick Gregory, Paul McCartney, and Dr Cornel West, in asking the public to demand that KFC improve its treatment of chickens—In a promotional video up on the internet at kentuckyfriedcruelty.com, Sharpton says that KFC tortures and br...

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BUSH'S SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN - Mitch Perry

02/04/05

In Wednesday’s State of the Union Address, President Bush described his vision of overhauling Social Security almost entirely through the allure of letting people divert some of their payroll taxes to private accounts.

But also on Wednesday, Bush publicly acknowledged for the first time that his plan would also require significant cuts in future benefits and stark choices about who should have to bear them.

Meanwhile, some Democrats, like Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanu...

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RALLY TO SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY-Andrew Stelzer

02/04/05

As president Bush was speaking at the Tampa Convention center, About 150 Area residents gathered in Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, in a counter demonstration with the theme of “save our social security�

SAVE SS RALLY

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SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA - Radioactivity

02/04/05

A new PBS documentary takes a closer look at the institution of slavery in North America beginning with the 17th century. Eric Deggans, president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists discussed a free forum that will be held tonight at the University of Tampa where the film will have its local premiere; followed by a panel discussion featuring three distinguished scholars on African American history.

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SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION - Radioactivity

02/04/05

SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZATION w/ Norm Bungard. Bungard is a local retiree who was once a manager at a social security office. He took calls from listeners regarding how the retirement system works. He also gave his views on privatization.

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JIM DAVIS ON STATE OF THE UNION - Mitch Perry

02/03/05

Tampa Democratic Congressman Jim Davis sat in the House where President Bush delivered his State of the Union last night.

Speaking to WMNF today, we asked the Congressman what he thought of the laundry list of domestic programs that the President said he’d like to see in the next year, such as increasing Pell Grants, helping Community Colleges, seeing Community Health Centers.

Congressman Davis was skeptical about these programs, saying the President has been known to make s...

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