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Pat Schroeder tells League of Women Voters in St. Pete that women should organize listen

04/29/14 Crystal Farina
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Pat Schroeder, LWV, League of Women Voters, women's issues

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Pat Schroeder was the first woman elected to Congress in Colorado in 1972. She advocates for more female representation in the US.

Schroeder accepted an award from the League of Women Voters at the St. Pete Yacht Club on Saturday.

Women got the right to vote in Colorado in 1893. But it wasn’t until 1920 that the amendment was nationally ratified. When Schroeder began her tenure in Congress in 1972, she sponsored the Equal Rights Amendment, which legislated that all Constitutional rig...

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Fanni Green, Jamison Hudson and Tia Strachen discuss "In the Next Room"

04/11/13 Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Fanni Green, a professor of theatre and culture at the University of South Florida Tampa campus, discusses the play "In the Next Room by Sarah Ruhl. Sarah Ruhl the author has said that In the N ext Room "is not a sex farce about vibrators. It's about wet nurses; it's about the body. It's misleading to say it is purely about the object." Fanni says that to her, "In The Next room" is about discovery, longing, breastfeeding, "electric" connections, love, inventions and the human touch. Luckily...

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Directors Lana Wilson and Martha Shane discuss the documentary After Tiller

04/11/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, the directors of After Tiller, discuss their film. After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, four American physicians-Dr. Leroy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Shelley Sella and Dr. Susan Robinson were the only remaining providers of late-term abortions in the United States. Living under constant threat of violence, they continue to do their work. With unprecedented access into the lives of these doctors and the patients who seek their help...

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Ceceilia Peck the director of Brave Miss World talks about her film which is part of Through Women 's Eyes

04/04/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Ceceilia Peck, the director of Brave Miss World, talks about Linor Abargil who won the Miss World award in 1998 two weeks after she was brutally raped. The documentary follows Linor's speaking out and campaigning to get other rape victims to speak out and talk about their experiences. Linor started a web sight Linorspeaksout.com and almost immediately heard from women throughout the world. The film follows Linor as she speaks to women and girls and is a horrifying testimony to the extent of...

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Cathryne Czubek the director of a Girl and a Gun is part of the Through Women's Eyes film festival

04/04/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Cathryne Czubek, the director of A Girl and A Gun, talks about the different attitudes many women have about guns. Guns are important issues in our society and involve all of our lives yet very little is known about how women feel about guns. The film is Surprising and frank, and not surprisingly 80 % of guns are purchased by women for self protection but women and guns challenge the male stereotype of the typical gun owner. A Girl and a Gun is part of Through women's Eyes which is part o...

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Nancy Tong part of the Through Women's Eyes Film Festival talks about her film: Trailblazers in Habits

04/04/13 Nancy Tong with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Nancy Tong is the director of the film "Trailblazers in Habits" which is a documentary about some of the first missionary sisters to go to China. Six Maryknoll nuns, with no prior missionary experience and unfamiliar with the culture, go to China in 1921. The film follows their path through the years of turmoil, chaos and revolution. The film also follows the involvement of the Maryknolls in America both as teachers and counselors at the Japanese/American internment camps during World War...

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Sarah McMahon talks about the bystander and violence agaist women and children

03/28/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sarah McMahon ,an assistant professor at the Center on Violence against women and children at the Rutgers School of Social Work,talks about the culture of violence against women and children in certain"communities" in this country. She explores the attitudes of entitlement and power that can contribute to the violence. She also talks about rape "myths" and the need to literally be clear just what rape is. She hopes that if the community is aware of the factors involved in this continuum they...

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Sally Jenkins talks about basketball coach Pat Summitt

03/28/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sally Jenkins is the author of 9 books and writes for the Washington Post. Her most recent book is written with Pat Summitt and is titled SUM IT UP; PAT SUMMITT and is published by Crown Publishers. Pat Summitt became the head coach of women's basketball at the University of Tennessee in 1974 and has won more national championships than any coach except the legendary John Wooden. Pat has recently been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease and talks about her dealing with the disease...

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Mandi Ballard talks about the film "Girl Rising"

03/28/13 Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Mandi Ballard, a local attorney, talks about the film Girl Rising. Girl Rising is about 9 girls from 9 different countries and how they have overcome poverty, war, natural catastrophes, cultural prejudice and violence to pursue their dreams of education. The film pairs the girls with women writers from the same countries and a powerful dialogue and understanding of the culture emerges. Girl Rising is a documentary bringing attention to the 66 million young...

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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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