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Rachel Harris of WEDO reports from Rio + 20

06/21/12 Marhy Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Rachel Harris of the Women's Environmental Organization (WEDO) reports from Rio+20 conference in Brazil. She expressed her concerns with some of the issues in the working documents (arrived at in secret in closed meetings). She was particularly upset with the lack of mention of women 's reproductive rights being necessary for sustainability and the lack of indigenous concerns again over sustainability. Rachel felt the concerns and the solutions for the environment were being "corporately" d...

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Eve Ensler from The Vagina Monologues - Birth

06/21/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eve Ensler performed from The Vagina Monologues her piece - "I was There-Birth"

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Lisa Brown - Michigan legislator - muzzled for mentioning the word vagina

06/21/12 Lisa Brown speech in Michigan legislature
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lisa Brown, a Michigan legislator was censored for a speech she gave on the floor of the legislature regarding her reaction to some funding and abortion measures that were pending in the Michigan Legislature. She ended her speech with the comment that she was surprised at the interest by the Legislature with her vagina-but "No means No." It's available on YouTube video.

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Women of Influence recognition for journalist Soledad O'Brien and Rep. Kathy Castor listen

10/21/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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On Wednesday the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce held its fifth annual Women of Influence Luncheon. This year’s guest was CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. She is among the growing number of women who is coming into positions of prestige.

One notable woman of influence locally has been Democratic US Representative Kathy Castor, whose district includes the [City of Tampa]...

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24th Annual Women's Cancer Education Conference in Tampa listen

09/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Cancer can often be difficult to diagnose and treat, but doctors and cancer survivors say it’s important for women to do self-examinations to catch the disease early. On Saturday Moffitt Cancer Center and FACTors hosted the 24th Annual Women’s Cancer Education Conference. More than 400 women from all over Florida flocked to a hotel near USF’s Tampa campus. Lynn Hildreth w...

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US Dept of Labor provides services for women veterans at "Stand Down" listen

09/12/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With help from the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor, Tampa Crossroads lined up free services and help for Women’s Veterans in Tampa on Saturday at "Stand Down, Stand Up for Women Veterans." More than 30 organizations set up at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, where women vets were offered a variety of services ranging from education assistance, counseling, and ev...

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Manatee County moms encouraged to use resources of World Breastfeeding Week listen

08/05/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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World Breastfeeding Week is being celebrated this week in more than 170 countries across the world. Breastfeeding advocates in Bradenton informed the community on the benefits of breastfeeding and community resources.

Manatee County's Women Infants & Children's Office (WIC) offers a special nutrition program and counseling for breastfeeding mothers like Delia Dardon.

“For me it was a big help. Even though I did not get to breastfeed my first daughter as much because I did not apply fo...

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NOW panel on health care for women listen

06/24/11 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The theme for this year’s national NOW conference is “Daring to Dream.” It started with a panel exploring how to achieve something many deem impossible: universal healthcare, or the single payer system. Katie Robbins, the national organizer with Healthcare NOW, opened the discussion with an explanation on universal healthcare and why it’s possible.

Before giving her statement on why single payer healthcare is important for women’s rights, Dr. Jewel Crawford, a family physician, s...

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EMILY's List president decries the decrease in number of women in political office listen

04/11/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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EMILY’s List is a political action committee that raises money for pro-choice women Democratic candidates. This weekend Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriock was in Tampa raising to fund their programs. It was hosted by former Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena. WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott spoke with Schriock about the recent decrease in the number of women in state and national politics.

"It is shocking to me after 15 years of working in Democrat...

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Extended inteview with EMILY's List president Stephanie Schriock listen

04/11/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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EMILY’s List is a political action committee that raises money for pro-choice women Democratic candidates. This weekend Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriock was in Tampa raising to fund their programs. It was hosted by former Tampa City Council member Linda Saul-Sena.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott spoke with Schriock about the recent decrease in the number of women in state and national politics. An [abbreviated version](http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/e...

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