News & Public Affairs01/29/05
JESSICA SHARZER, Director and Screenplay, Movie Ã¢â¬ÅSpeak.Ã¢â¬? Ã¢â¬ÅSpeakÃ¢â¬? is the tragicomic story of a smart, spirited high school freshman who has been stunned into silence by an unspeakable event. Sharzer vividly render a teenagerÃ¢â¬â¢s world. Unfolding over the course of the school year, Ã¢â¬ÅSpeakÃ¢â¬? captures the absurdities and torments of high school, where speaking up can lead to trouble for students and teachers alike.
The film will be shown at the Sarasot...Be the first to comment
LORNA BRACEWELL, Singer/Songwriter. Lorna will be live in the studio playing some of her music. Born and raised in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, Lorna is a genuine Floridian with an affinity for sunshine and water. She majored in political science at Flagler College and has matured into a powerful singer-guitarist since her start as a kid drummer in a Christian rock group. She is releasing her third CD, Ã¢â¬ÅGod ForbidÃ¢â¬? tonight. In it she tackles some of the issues that concern her: ...Be the first to comment
DIANE MASON, Director/Writer, Movie, Ã¢â¬ÅCondemned.Ã¢â¬? In the heart of Sarasota, one of the wealthiest communities in the country, not everyone has it so good. In the shadow of the swankiest high-rise, children are sleeping with roaches swarming their beds, black mold invading their lungs, and raw sewage bubbling up in the yards where they play. They are called Ã¢â¬Åthe projects.Ã¢â¬? Ã¢â¬ÅCondemnedÃ¢â¬? follows the story of the Janie Poe project as Sarasota awoke to the slum ...Be the first to comment
DEBRA HUSSONG, Filmmaker. DebraÃ¢â¬â¢s film, Ã¢â¬ÅBattered, Bruised and BrokenÃ¢â¬? will be shows as part of the Sarasota Film FestivalÃ¢â¬â¢s outreach program. She also worked with a film class at Manatee Community College to produce the short film, Ã¢â¬ÅCut,Ã¢â¬? which will be shown as part of the University Showcase short films at the festival.
Ã¢â¬ÅBattered, Bruised and BrokenÃ¢â¬? will be shown at Bayshore High School Tuesday, February 1 at 10 am and at YMCA Triad Schoo...Be the first to comment
AMY GOODMAN, host of Democracy Now. Amy narrated the film, Ã¢â¬ÅOne Bright Shining Moment Ã¢â¬â The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern.Ã¢â¬? The film examines Senator McGovernÃ¢â¬â¢s rise to prominence, his upset victory in the 1972 Democratic primaries, and his failed campaign against Richard Nixon in the subsequent Presidential election. Beyond a simple chronology, the film also paints a unique and compelling portrait of a nation at the crossroads. Amy discusses the similaritie...Be the first to comment
NONTUMBI Ã¢â¬ÅNAOMIÃ¢â¬? TUTU, daughter of South African Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu will speak at USF St. Petersburg. Tutu, a race and gender activist, will present Striving for Justice: Searching for Common Ground based on her vision that there is still much to do to eradicate centuries of racial oppression in South Africa and around the world.
Tutu is the associate director of International Programs at Tennessee State University. Born in South Africa, s...Be the first to comment
Today, Stetson College of LawÃ¢â¬â¢s held a day-long seminarÃ¢â¬âon the Topic: Ã¢â¬ÅIn the Age of TerrorismÃ¢â¬âWhere Attorneys Should Stand.Ã¢â¬? This morning, Martin Bohmer, the Dean of the Palermo University School of Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina gave a speech entitled Ã¢â¬ÅResponding to the Threat of TerrorismÃ¢â¬? Bohmer began by telling the story of how his native country of Argentina has as a society, been confronted with terrorism many times.
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Four days after her Sunday morning Public Affairs program was taken off the air by the management at WMNF, Connie Burton, the longtime host of Ã¢â¬ÅStraight TalkÃ¢â¬? and a group of supporters announced today that the fight to bring the show back on the air was just beginning.
The staff of WMNF, who made the decision following a Staff/Board Retreat over the weekend, says that Burton violated both The Mission Statement of the station, as well as a recently enacted resolution that says t...Be the first to comment
On Tuesday, WMNF reported on the Pinellas county school districts decision not to begin a pilot program of the Teen screen suicide prevention program. School board member Linda Lerner was the only member of the board to voice support for Teenscreen; however, because of news deadlines, we were unable to speak to her about accusations made by members of the audience, about the process by which high school students could be put on prescription drugs through the teenscreen program. This afterno...Be the first to comment
The state legislature has decided that the FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s new voter mandated minimum wage increase will go into effect on May 2nd, and they are working to determine how to educate the business community in time, so that penalties which are now in the state constitution arenÃ¢â¬â¢t imposed on employers who arenÃ¢â¬â¢t aware of the new law. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer reports.
ACT-Birtman Ã¢â¬Åwere not really doing a lot to let people know that there is goi...Be the first to comment