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Terry Tempest Williams talks about her book When Women Were Birds

03/14/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Terry Tempest Williams the author of fourteen books, including Refuge, Leap, the Open Space of Democracy, Finding Beauty in a Broken World talks about her latest book WHEN WOMEN WERE BIRDS:FIFTY FOUR VARIATIONS OF VOICE. In the book, Williams explores her mother's identity and subsequently searches for her own. The San Francisco Chronicle states that "Williams displays a Whitmanesque embrace of the world and its contradictions...As the pages accumulate, her voice grows in majesty and power u...

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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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Eve Ensler reads from the Vagina Monologues

02/14/13 Eve Ensler
From A Woman's Point of View
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In conjunction with "one billion rising"-the international celebration on V-Day or Violence against women's Day, February 14, with dance and music to bring attention to the extent of violence against women in the world, Eve Ensler reads from her play The Vagina Monologues. Eve Ensler conceived the idea for an international celebration of women rising against the violence and since one billion women throughout the world are assaulted or raped every year the event has become"one billion rising...

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One Billion Rising events in Tampa Bay call attention to violence against women listen

02/13/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tuesday the U.S. Senate passed an extension of the Violence Against Women Act.

It includes new provisions to protect gays and lesbians, immigrants and Native American women.

The act expired in 2011.

Ending violence against women is the goal of activists organizing events called One Billion Rising.

There are two in the Tampa Bay area Thursday and one is organized by Ayele Hunt, executive director of [I Am Choice](https://...

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Eleanor Cecil local President of NOW talks about events in the Tampa Bay Region with 'one billion women rising"

02/07/13 Eleanor Cecil with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eleanor Cecil from Hillsborough NOW discusses the "one billion rising campaign being staged to bring awareness to the violence against women both locally and globally . Events are being held in the Tampa Bay area on Feb 14 to join with the rest of the world in this "uprising" event. In Tampa,the event will be held at Oak Grove Church, 6830 N Habana (intersection with Sligh Ave) the event will begin at 12:14 pm and guests will include Jane Castor, the Tampa Bay Police Chief, and Sharon Scott.

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Juliana Gonen with Center for Reproductive rights discusses the proposed changes to contraceptive coverage in Affordable Care Act

02/07/13 Juliana Gonen with Mary Glennehy
From A Woman's Point of View
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Juliana Gonen, head of Government Policy with the Center for Reproductive Rights discusses the recent proposed changes for contraceptive coverage in the Affordable Care Act. She discusses her organization's concerns that this could be burdensome to women. She worried about the clarity of the new guidelines and the real possibility that women would be forced to "jump through hoops" to get the services that have been promised. Juliana also discusses the Draw the Line campaign that examines wo...

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Eve Ensler on "one billion rising"

02/07/13 Eve Ensler
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eve Ensler, well known author, journalist, playwright and advocate to end the violence against women throughout the world discusses the status of "one billion rising". She noted that one billion women through out the world are raped or assaulted over a year's time and decided to bring attention to the severity of the problem by organizing women throughout the world to celebrate and dance on V-Day-February 14. To most in the USA, February 14th is Valentine's Day; to Eve Ensler and millions o...

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Terry O'Neill Executive director of NOW discusses violence against women

02/07/13 Terry O'Neill/Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Terry O'Neill, the executive Director of NOW (National Organization For Women), discusses violence against women in the United States and her reasons for the passage of VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) that is being discussed in the Senate now. She discussed the changes from the bill that failed last year and the present status of the bill. Terry also discussed NOW's participation with so many other organizations in the "one billion rising" international celebration by dance and awareness ...

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Lorraine Langlois CEO of Metropolitan Wellness Centers Tampa Bay region

01/24/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lorraine Langlois, the CEO of the Metro Wellness and Community Centers, talk about the programs that the agency offers for a comprehensive response to the needs of HIV-affected, GBLT and other at risk communities of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Hernando Counties.The agency serves nearly 3000 people at any one time and through substance abuse treatment and prevention, counseling, case management, a food pantry, prevention services, a thrift store and social and recreational programs assi...

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Sarah Erdreich author of Generation Roe; Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement

01/24/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sarah Erdreich, journalist and women's health advocate talks about her book Generation Roe; Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement. Sarah has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek and her writings have appeared in Lilith, Feminists for Choice, RH reality choice and many other publications. Sarah feels that 40 years after Roe vs Wade it is time to demystify abortion. She discusses many of the issues of autonomy, privacy and sexuality that are so inextricably tang...

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