News & Public Affairs


Author looks at changing face of America listen

01/20/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

In the words of Atlantic Magazine, the election of Barack Obama is just the most startling manifestation of a larger trend: the gradual erosion of "whiteness" as the touchstone of what it means to be American.

In the current issue, music critic and Vassar Professor Hua Hsu’s cover story entitled “The End of White America?” reflects on a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, that those groups currently categorized as racial minorities - blacks and Latinos, East Asians and South Asians â...

Be the first to comment

Alternative visions of peace

01/17/09 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Edie Daly (Energetic Edie) and Christina Bellamy of AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project or Alternative Visions of Peace) provide a monthly full-weekend workshop for women inmates at Coleman Prison. They talked about the work they do at the prison and the upcoming art show and sale to benefit the project.

The Art Show runs from Jan. 25 through Feb. 5 at Studio 620, 620 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg. There will be a Performance Art Celebration and Opening Reception Jan. 25 from 3 to 6 p....

Be the first to comment holds a talent show in Gulfport

12/01/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Though rain may have cancelled most of the performances that were scheduled for a children’s talent show in Gulfport on Sunday, it did not dampen the spirits of, the organizers for the event. The Gulfport-based website is devoted to the promotion of independent, local businesses in the Tampa Bay area.

David Knoll a local Gulfport singer, serenaded the crowd with an original song about The audience consisted mostly of parents and the owners of the neighbor...


McCain urged to attack Obama on cultural issues listen

10/09/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Although some Democratic Party strategists now say Barack Obama may win easily in the Electoral College on Election Day, there is plenty of evidence to indicate that it is far too soon for such lofty predictions.

John McCain;s campaign has been pushing Obama's connection to Bill Ayres for the past week, and today it unveiled a web ad linking the two. Ayres is referred to as a terrorist throughout the ad, which talks about his "friendship" with Obama.

Elements of the conservative righ...


Siegel: Triumph of culture over politics - Part 2 listen

09/18/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

New polls released in the past few days indicate that John McCain’s bounce from the Republican National Convention and his selection of Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin has subsided.

The election remains neck and neck, 47 days before Americans go to the polls. But there is no doubt that the selection of only the second woman on a presidential ticket has added a new dimension to the race.

Some analysts have said that the insertion of the pro-life, pro NRA Palin has brought the culture wars ba...


Cultural critic Lee Siegel blasts "The Machine"

02/22/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
Listen to this entire show: listen to this show

Cultural Critic Lee Siegel has been called by the New York Times Magazine as one of the most "eloquent and acid-tongued critics in the country."

But in 2006, Siegel was suspended by the New Republic magazine for using a pseudonym to respond to critics on the magazine’s website.

After being denounced by the mainstream media, he was given the opportunity write a book on Web culture, a subject he says he always wanted to write about.

In the first of a two-part interview, WMNF ...

Be the first to comment

Healthy State Local Journalism Center