News & Public Affairs11/06/04
TARA BRAY SMITH, author of West of Then, was born and raised in Hawaii. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, she lives and writes in New York City. Her literary debut, WEST OF THEN: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise is an emotionally raw, eloquently written memoir about home, family, and the ghosts that haunt our lives. Against the backdrop of that paradise called the Hawaiian Islands, Smith tells of her struggles to find and save her mother, a homeless ...Be the first to comment
CLAIRE MATTURO, author of Skinny Dipping. Touted as a mixture of Janet Evanovich and Lisa Scottoline, Claire Matturro is the new voice in thrillers. Set under the sunny skies of the Tampa Bay area, Skinny-Dipping introduces us to Claire MatturroÃ¢â¬â¢s charming, yet eccentric heroine Lilly Belle Rose Cleary, an insurance defense attorney and the only female partner at a good ole boys law firm in Sarasota. An obsessive-compulsive health nut with a healthy appetite for romantic romps, Lilly ...Be the first to comment
KRISTINE BREESE, author of Cereal for Dinner. After three marathons, five triathlons, and 10 years of ignoring her symptoms, 35-year-old Kristine Breese suffered heart failure and received a pacemaker in 1999. As the mother of two young children, BreeseÃ¢â¬â¢s surgery not only saved her life, but gave her a chance to examine her priorities and build a better future for herself and her family. Cereal for Dinner (& Other Shortcuts, Strategies and Sanity for Moms Battling Illness) targets wo...Be the first to comment
AMY GOODMAN, popular host of DEMOCRACY NOW and author of The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, will talk about her book and follow up on the election. She will speak and sign books at the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading at 1:45 pm Sunday at Eckerd College. www.festivalofreading.com. www.democracynow.org.Be the first to comment
KATHE KOLLWITZ, one of the Guerilla Girls will talk about the performance art of the Guerilla Girls and their upcoming appearances in Lakeland. The Polk Museum of Art will host their 10th annual art symposium, Ã¢â¬ÅPerformance Art in AmericaÃ¢â¬? at the museum, Saturday, November 13 from 9 am to 4:30 pm featuring the Guerilla Girls. A special "pre-symposium" program will be held by the Guerrilla Girls at the Melvin Art Gallery, campus of Florida Southern College on Friday, November 12, 2...Be the first to comment
When FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s voters approved Amendment 1 this part Tuesday, it set the state in motion to be come one of more than 30 states which require parents be notified before their daughter can have an abortion. Legislators will have to write a bill very carefully to pass constitutional muster. In the past, the Florida Supreme Court has thrown out similar legislation because of privacy concerns.WMNF spoke with Stephanie Grutman with the Florida alliance of planned parenthood affiliates about...Be the first to comment
Over 100 Students at Boulder High School in Colorado took over their school library, yesterday, demanding to meet with Government representatives because they were upset about the direction of the country, and concerned that their future was being squandered in the face of the recent election results. They stayed overnight and left only after members of congress met with them to discuss their concerns. This afternoon, WMNF spoke with Steven Lebonner Fasowski with the student workers of Bould...Be the first to comment
Mario Cuomo was the Governor of New York from 1982 to 1994Ã¢â¬Â¦.
On Tuesday afternoon, hours before the nation would learn the fate of the Presidential election, WMNF spoke with one of the Democratic Party elder statesmenÃ¢â¬Â¦
In the 1st of a 2 part interview, we began by asking Governor Cuomo about the Supreme CourtÃ¢â¬Â¦.With the recent health problems of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, itÃ¢â¬â¢s apparent that President Bush could very well make his first selection to the...Be the first to comment
Over the past half decade, the central section of Florida, known as the I-4 Corridor, going from St. Petersburg and Pinellas County in the West to the Orlando/Daytona area of the East, has been considered the CRUCIAL swath of territory that Democrats and Republicans have an equal chance of winning in state wide elections.
According to returns, 5 of the 14 counties in the Corridor switched from Democrat to Republican in this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s Presidential Election.
Aubrey Jewi...Be the first to comment
People under 18 may not be able to go to a Saturday night movie at Centro Ybor in a couple of weeks. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s according to a new ordinance passed today called the youth protection ordinance. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer was at city hall, and filed this report.
ACT--Ã¢â¬ÅDid you consult with anyone that was under 18 in writing this, do you know if anyone did. Ã¢â¬Å David Smith with the city of Tampa legal department.
ACT--They can wrote us input, I canÃ¢â¬â¢...Be the first to comment