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Review of women and films for 2012

01/03/13 Mary Glenney and Debbie Terry
From A Woman's Point of View
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Debbie Terry and Mary Glenney reviewed the various roles of women in films for 2012

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Discussion with the director of Tampa's International Freethought Film Festival

05/11/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. On the first part of today's program we'll meet Andrea Steele who is executive director of the International Freethough Film Festival.

The event will take place at the Tampa Theatre, located at 711 Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, Florida, USA. Opening night begins at 7:30 pm on Friday May 13, 2011. The weekend-long event will run through Sunday, May 15th. Information on the program can be found at the Website of the [International ...


New film warns about climate refugees listen

01/31/11 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As the planet changes, the way humans co-exist with it will have to start changing as well. The film Climate Refugees puts a human face on the issue of climate change. It’s been shown at film festival around the world. Suzanne Haerther is the chapter coordinator for the US Green Building Council Gulf Coast chapter.

“We have had some major climate issues. And whether or not you believe that they are man made or just a natural cycle they are still displacing people and we are going ...


Tampa Theatre organist Rosa Rio dies at 107 listen

05/14/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The legendary Tampa Theatre organist Rosa Rio has died at the age of 107. She began playing organ at movie theaters nearly a century ago.

Tara Schroeder, Tampa Theatre’s Director Programming and Marketing, was a co-worker and a friend. "She was loved by everyone," said Schroeder.

Rosa Rio was interviewed for StoryCorps early in 2009. She said, "I just love the organ."

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A look inside Islam listen

01/19/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A new civil rights group for Muslims sponsored a showing of the new film “Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think.” The film was at USF in Tampa last Saturday night, and was designed to challenge the notion that Islam and the West are on a collision course.

Muslims in 40 countries participated in a Gallup public opinion poll that showed what Muslims think about the most controversial issues surrounding their religion. Last Saturday hundreds of people attended the film at USF...


Sarasota Film Festival Opens

03/21/09 Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Holly Herrick, Programmer, Sarasota Film Festival discussed the upcoming festival - particularly films of interest to women and discussing issues affecting women.

Deborah Kampmeier, director, "Hounddog" discussed the controversy surrounding the rape scene in her film and the lead played by the young Dakota Fanning. "Hounddog premiered at Sundance in 2007. “Hounddog”, Friday, April 3, 8 p.m.

Ingrid Veninger, director, “Only” and writer, produc...

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