News & Public Affairs02/22/05
Last night the Board of Directors at WMNF held their monthly meeting, where they heard the last formal grievance by Connie Burton. BurtonÃ¢â¬â¢s 6 year tenure on the public affairs program Ã¢â¬ÅStraight Talk Ã¢â¬Å ended last month, when the staff of WMNF canceled the show, saying that as host, she was in violation of parts of the stationÃ¢â¬â¢s mission statement.
On the first weekday of programming in the stationÃ¢â¬â¢s new building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, d...Be the first to comment
People for the Ethical treatment of animals, or PETA has launched a campaign against the Australian wool industry, because of how the treat sheep.
SOUND Ã¢â¬ÅMost sheep in Australia are Marino sheep, in a cruel effort to reduce infestation, they conduct meulsing, and with no pain relief carve from their legs an rum,
this new video by PETA is available at savethesheep.com
SOUNDv Farmers carve away the flesh this is supposed to create a scar, but it gets infected a...Be the first to comment
The animal rights group PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, frequently creates controversy in order to get their animal rights message into the news.
Perhaps their most controversial campaign was when the group directly compared farm-animal slaughter to the Nazi Holocaust.
Called, "Holocaust on your Plate," it invoked immediate outrage. It consisted of eight 60-square-foot panels, each showing photos of factory farms next to photos from Nazi death camps. Abe F...Be the first to comment
Since 1992, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn has served as executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the preservation of the Constitution's religious liberty provisions (www.au.org). Lynn discussed recent controversies involving the Ten Commandments, prayer in schools, faith based initiatives and the growing influence of conservative Christians in the Republican Party.Be the first to comment
Last week, more than 40 college, private and public librarians from throughout west central Florida came to Stetson university college of Law to learn about how the patriot act effects their ability to serve the public. Section 215 of the patriot act allows the FBI to request lists of books that people have checked out; the discussion also touched on internet filters that have been placed on library computers. Kathy Hoeth, the incoming chair of the Florida library associations intellectual ...Be the first to comment
INTRO: As part of its diversity program, the New Port Richey library organized, along with community activists, a half mile march on Saturday, to commemorate the Ã¢â¬ÅBloody SundayÃ¢â¬? march held forty years ago in Selma Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr. and others marched into Selma to bring attention to racial injustice, intimidation and violence against blacks in their efforts to register to vote. Blacks and whites marched in SaturdayÃ¢â¬â¢s event to remember those days forty years ag...Be the first to comment
Dr. Kim has had extensive training in traditional and complementary medicine. He says that acupuncture is one of the Eastern which shows the best results for several common health problems.Be the first to comment
NANCY COLE, Director and JESSICA PETERSON, Actress (Margrethe Bohr). What are the facts and uncertainties surrounding the 1941 fateful meeting between physicists Werner Heisenberg & Niels Bohr? Praised by the public and held in high acclaim by historians and scientists alike, this amazing, rare play fills in the blanks. Cole is thrilled to be working on such a challenging script which is so central to our lives and aspirations for the future. Copenhagen has garnered a Tony Award, Outer Circ...Be the first to comment
KIM VAZ, Ph.D, Chair, Department of Women's Studies, University of South Florida. She is the Conference Coordinator, 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology entitled "Feminist Psychology: Future Tense," to be held in Tampa, February 24-27, 2005. Faith Fippinger, Patricia Due and Karen Doering Ã¢â¬â and Mary and Arlene -- will be honored at the conference as Ã¢â¬ÅFlorida Women Who Inspire.Ã¢â¬? Dr. Vaz received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and is the form...Be the first to comment
CAROL MAILLARD of Sweet Honey. Carol attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she studied violin and majored in drama. While in D.C., she began her professional acting career with the DC Black Repertory Company. A founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock, she rejoined the group full time in 1992.
Sweet Honey will be in concert at Mahaffey Theater, Thursday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The performance is presented by Eckerd College.Be the first to comment