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USF students and faculty "Take Back the Night" to raise awareness of sexual abuse listen

04/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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There have been two reported rape cases on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus this semester. Students hosted Take Back the Night on campus Tuesday to encourage their peers to speak out against rape. Elizabeth Moshella is president of the group Network, Improve, Transform, Empower, or NITE.

“Everyone is welcome and we encourage this event because one in four college women will experience an attempted rape or a completed rape during their college years alone. So, we feel ...

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USF students ask school to take steps to end rape culture listen

11/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Two rapes were reported on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida last month and still have not been solved. A group of students is asking the school to incorporate a program that would rein in what they call rape culture.

The students rallied for the first time yesterday afternoon in front of the busy Marshall Student Services Center. As people passed, members of Students for a Democratic Society including President Dani Leppo, gathered petition si...

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Rebecca tells of her brutal rape in the U. S. Army

06/14/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Rebecca tells the story of her brutal rape by a fellow soldier at the Army Base. She then tells of the consequences to her and her violator. Rebecca suffered a traumatic brain injury and years of bad health-The perpetrator was charged with intoxication -no mention of the sexual assault.. His military career continues today uninterrupted. Rebecca has gone on to be an active co-coordinator in the Walk Against Rape and is involved in getting help for victims of these assaults in the military...

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Tampa Bay rape crisis center responds to Governor Scott's funding veto

06/01/12 Lisa Marzilli
Last Call Friday
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On today’s Last Call we were joined in the studio by two people whose organization was directly affected by a budget veto wielded by Governor Rick Scott.

Shortly before signing off on the $70 billion budget for the coming year the Governor vetoed $143 million in spending. Encompassed within that $143 million was $1.5 million approved by state legislators to fund 30 rape crisis centers. According to Jennifer Dritt executive director of the [Council Against Sexual Violence](http://www....

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In Tampa, SlutWalkers say the dress does not mean “yes” listen

09/19/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Rallies sparked worldwide after a Toronto police officer's comment in April that women should avoid dressing like “sluts.” Hundreds of people protested this past Saturday in Tampa at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square against sexual victimization. Organizers of the SlutWalk Tampa called foul on victim blaming and slut-shaming and they say they hope the fight against the demonization of rape victims continues.

Greg Stevens, a youth pastor in Tampa, is a volunteer coordinator for SlutWalk Ta...

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Sex Scandal Coverage, Medicare Privatization and Open Phones

05/23/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up Danny Schechter, one time news director at WBCN-FM in Boston and former staffer at ABC News. He recently wrote an op-ed about the recent widely publicized sex-scandals in which he said:

"My colleague Mike Whitney asks: "So, what are the chances that Strauss-Kahn will get a fair trial now that he's been blasted as a serial sex offender in about 3,000 articles and in all the televised news reports?

"Do you remember any ...

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I Am Someone: a Documentary on Sexual Violence

03/08/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Happy International Women’s Day! I’m Dawn Morgan Elliott, a six-year volunteer with WMNF, with five years in the newsroom telling other people’s stories.

For this International Women’s Day, I want to raise the noise level on sexual abuse and violence against women, traumatic experiences that often have a silencing effect on its victims.

I’ll get personal, asking 54-year-old Baltimore native Lepena Reid to talk about the terrible attack she endured on the city streets when sh...

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Human rights reporter Mac McClelland goes "full impact" listen

03/08/11 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The recent sexual assault of CBS correspondent Lara Logan has called attention to an issue that is far too prevalent yet too often ignored; the dangers faced by journalists – especially women - covering stories in conflict zones around the world. Logan was attacked as she reported from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the last night of the pro-democracy uprisings in Egypt after becoming separated from her TV crew. CBS sa...

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Author Jaclyn Friedman says rape can be prevented through principle of Yes Means Yes listen

03/08/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, feminist, activist, and survivor of sexual assault. Friedman is co-editor of Yes Means Yes!, a book of essays that visualizes not only a world without rape, but one where women can express their sexuality with no fear or shame.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott began the interview by asking Friedman about the idea behind her 2008 book.

"What Yes Means Yes is about is a principle that we’re calling enthusiastic consent or affirmative consent. That means is that...

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"Walk In My Shoes" Aims to Spread Awareness of Sexual and Domestic Violence listen

04/13/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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If you drove down Kennedy this morning, you may have noticed a few dozen people walking down the road wearing blue shirts. They were marching to raise awareness of sexual abuse. But the journey for Lauren Book-Lim, the event’s organizer, started a long way back.

Lauren Book-Lim has just reached the halfway point of a 500-mile walk from South Florida to Tallahassee. The Tampa leg started at the Alpha House, a center that houses pregnant women and new mo...

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