News & Public Affairs02/07/05
This past Friday afternoon saw the President of the United States address a crowd of about one thousand people who gathered at the Tampa Convention center to hear the president pitch his plan to privatize social security. The president, in his state of the union address last Wednesday outlined vaguely his plan which would allow workers under 55 to invest a portion of their social security contribution, into private accounts. Critics argue that this plan is just another gift to Wall Street and...Be the first to comment
Two weeks after the management at WMNF canceled the Sunday Public Affairs Program Ã¢â¬ÅStraight TalkÃ¢â¬?, that showÃ¢â¬â¢s host, Connie Burton, and approximately 3 dozen supporters marched in front of WMNF News & Public Affairs Director Rob LoreiÃ¢â¬â¢s Hyde Park Home early Sunday morning.
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Burton and friends Ã¢â¬â many members of the International Democratic PeopleÃ¢â¬â¢s Uhuru Movement - picketed in front of WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s new bu...Be the first to comment
The path appears clear for Howard Dean to head the Democratic National Committee..
His last opponent Ã¢â¬â Former Indiana Congressman and 9/11 Commission member Tim Rohmer Ã¢â¬â bowed out today, saying the Democrats need to a better job in getting support In fast-growing areas.
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean has assured party leaders that if he's elected to head the Democratic National Committee next week, he will focus aggressively on raising money and winning election...Be the first to comment
HORMONES AND WOMEN'S HEALTH with our guest D. Lindsey Berkson, Educator, Women's Health Advocate, and Consulting Scholar, Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities (research think-tank on estrogens); Visiting Scholar at Newcomb College Center for Research on Women.Be the first to comment
SONIA RUTSTEIN, Lead, Disappear Fear. Throughout the 90s disappear fear was widely recognized as one of the most dynamic acts in folk rock Ã¢â¬â touring, releasing five acclaimed albums and winning over fans with their energetic, conscience-driven music. Disappear fear (featuring Sonia) promises to deliver what they have always done best: powerful songs that challenge social injustice, performed with passion and hope.
Ã¢â¬ÅIt just seems like today more than ever, there needs to...Be the first to comment
SHOLA LYNCH, filmmaker, Ã¢â¬ÅChisholm Ã¢â¬â¢72 - Unbought and Unbossed.Ã¢â¬? "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 ...Be the first to comment
DEBRA KIRSCHNER, Director/Writer/Producer, Ã¢â¬ÅThe Tollbooth.Ã¢â¬? Ã¢â¬ÅThe TollboothÃ¢â¬? 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...Be the first to comment
CHRISTY LAWRENCE VIVIANO, Writer, Ã¢â¬ÅCharlieÃ¢â¬â¢s War.Ã¢â¬? In Ã¢â¬ÅCharlieÃ¢â¬â¢s War,Ã¢â¬? 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...Be the first to comment
In WednesdayÃ¢â¬â¢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...Be the first to comment
A 2-year-old boycott against Kentucky fried Chicken, has picked up the endorsement of former presidential candidate, the Reverend Al Sharpton.
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 chickensÃ¢â¬âIn a promotional video up on the internet at kentuckyfriedcruelty.com, Sharpton says that KFC tortures and br...Be the first to comment