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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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Catherine Barja, first woman elected to Tampa City Council, honored for Women's History Month listen

03/19/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tampa celebrated Women’s History Month Tuesday morning at the Tampa Convention Center.

Catherine Barja, who was the first woman elected to Tampa City Council, was awarded the Josephine Howard Stafford Memorial Award.

Emcee Erica Riggins, a Bay News 9 anchor, noted some recent achievements of women.

"Since last year's celebration women have achieved many sign...

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Tampa will celebrate Women's History on March 19 listen

03/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The City of Tampa will celebrate Women’s History Month on March 19 at the Tampa Convention Center from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

On Thursday Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern recognized the Women’s History Month Committee and their incoming chair, Jillian Howard.

"During Women's History Month we recognize the national theme: Women inspiring innovation through imagination. Celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Tampa strives to be a place of growth for...

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Diana Kasdan talks about the recent changes in the filibuster rules

01/31/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Diana Kasdan of the Democracy Project with the Brennan Center for Justice follows up on the attempts to change the filibuster rules for the newly inaugurated Senate. She discusses the reasons she felt were responsible for the 86-9 vote in the Senate to essentially keep most of the present.policies intact. Every Democrat in the Senate voted for the Reid-McConnell reform package which many have characterized as "watered down reform". Only Senator Bernie Sanders and 6 Republicans voted agains...

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Helen Benedict talks about the Pentagon lifting the ban on women serving in combat

01/31/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Helen Benedict is a professor of journalism at Columbia University who won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice in 2008. Professor Benedict is a novelist and journalist specializing in issues of social justice. Her most recent non-fiction book THE LONELY SOLDIER: THE PRIVATE WAR OF WOMEN SERVING IN IRAQ (2009 and 2010, Beacon Press) won the EMMA (Exceptional Merit in Media Award) from the National Women's Political Caucus and was the inspiration for the award winning and Oscar nominate...

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Edna Adan featured in Half the Sky talks about her role in Somaliland

09/27/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Edna Adan, from Somaliland, who is featured as one of the women who is making a difference in HALF THE SKY: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide discusses her background. Edna was born under the British Protectorate and was the first girl/woman to get an education in Somaliland even though there were no schools for girls. She listened in the back of the class and took the tests in a separate room and did so well she was given a scholarship to study in Britain.After many ...

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Up Heartbreak Hill - a documentary film

08/02/12 Erica Scharf
From A Woman's Point of View
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Erica Scharf who is the director, producer, and cinematographer of the documentary "Up Heartbreak Hill" talks about the hopes and heartbreaks of young people on the Navajo Reservation in Navajo, New Mexico. We see teen angst and conflicts but in the context of Native Culture. The lives of the young people and their families are seen though the special lens of their running which is an integral aspect of the Navajo culture. Erica lived in a trailer on the high school parking lot and develop...

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The La Veena Johnson story

08/02/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Dr. Johnson, a medical doctor who in a civilian capacity served over 25 years in the Army, talked about his nineteen year old daughter's La Veena's death in Balad Iraq in 2005. La Veena's death was first ruled a suicide and the family was told to keep the casket closed for the funeral services. When her sister LeCretia opened the casket the family to their horror discovered that La Veena had been severely beaten and among other injuries suffered broken ribs and a broken neck. The medical e...

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Lackland Sexual Abuse Scandal

08/02/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Nancy Parrish the founder of Protect Our Defenders talks about the recent exposure of the sexual abuse charges at the Lackland Air force base. Women trainees at the Air Force training base in San Antonio Texas reported being raped or sexually assaulted by 13 instructors. Protect Our Defenders and many other groups are demanding a full Congressional Investigation into the continuing sexual assaults not only at Lackland but in the entire Armed Forces. Paula Coughlin-Puopolo the aviator who ...

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Nancy Hogshead-Makar talks about Title IX

07/05/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Nancy Hogshead-Makar is one of the foremost exponents of gender equity in education, including sports participation, sexual harassment, employment, pregnancy and legal enforcement under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Nancy is a three time Olympic gold medalist and is a member of 11 Halls of fame including the International women's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

She received her law degree from Georgetown University after completing her athl...

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