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Moms Rising director Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner on women's concerns

11/15/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is the executive director and co-founder of MomsRising. MomsRising was founded in 2006 and is an on-the-ground and online organization with 1 million members, 550 + contributing bloggers and more than a hundred aligned national organizations. They work to end discrimination against women and mothers and to work for policies that allow women and children to thrive. Kristin discusses the issues that most concern her and her organization now.

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Medea Benjamin talks about the recent visit to Pakistan and the "disposition matrix"

10/25/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink, talks about the recent trip to Pakistan and recounts her involvement with the people in the regions of Pakistan who have been impacted the most by the drone strikes. With the imposition of "protective zones", they have been the first American delegation to visit that area of Pakistan in ten years. Medea and the group were in Islamabad at the time of the attack on the 14 yr old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai. Medea talked about the demonstration...

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Sheila Bapat talks about the women's issues not being covered in the election campaigns

10/25/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sheila Bapat is an attorney and writer covering parity in the work force, politics, gender discrimination and reproductive law and policy. She writes a weekly column on the web site rh reality check (rhrealitycheck.org). In the second debate of the Presidential candidates, a woman in the audience asked the candidates what they would do about the 77 cents to the dollar wage discrepancy for women's salaries. Neither Sheila or I thought the answer was satisfactory or even specific to the ques...

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Ayele Hunt founder of I Am Choice talks about the GOTV rally in St. Pete on Oct 20

10/18/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Ayele Hunt the founder of Iamchoice.org talks about the GOTV (get out the vote) rally to be held Saturday Oct. 20 at Janus Live, 200 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL . For more informattion, contact 727-346-8260 or voice@iamchoice.com. Gloria Steinem will be the featured speaker. Kathy Castor, Jessica Ehrlich and others. will also be speaking.. There will be live music. The doors will open at 11:30 am and the event is scheduled from noon to 3pm.

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Preview of Gloria Steinem rally with I am Choice representative

10/17/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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On Saturday a number of progressive groups are encouraging voters with a get-out-the-vote rally featuring noted feminist Gloria Steinem. Other speakers include U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, congressional candidate Jessica Ehrlich and State Rep. Rick Kriseman.

The noon rally at Jannus Live is being organized by Ayele Hunt, executive director of I Am Choice.

She took calls from listeners on Last Ca...

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Robin Marty a senior editor on RH Reality Check discusses Todd Akin's comments

08/30/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Robin Marty, a senior editor for RH Reality Check, discusses the comments of Rep.Todd Akin from Missouri. RH Reality Check is an internet web sight that updates reproductive issues of women. Robin compares Todd Akin's beliefs to those of most Republican lawmakers and questions if Akin is that different from the policies and issues held by Paul Ryan and others. Robin discusses the bills and issues that have been introduced and fought for in Congress and feels that Todd Akin is "mainstream" ...

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Code Pink members dressed as vaginas protest Republican convention in Tampa

08/27/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Sunday Code Pink members dressed in vaginas chanted "Hey Hey GOP - Women want equality." They're protesting the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

They have several other events planned throughout the week.

All of our Republican convention coverage is at rnc.wmnf.org

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Ron Paul rallies in Tampa before Republican convention listen

08/27/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Yesterday Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul rallied supporters before his party’s convention, where he hasn’t been invited to speak. Nearly 8000 attendees at the University of South Florida witnessed an afternoon of political invigoration which culminated in Ron Paul’s hour long speech calling for an ideological revolution.

Ron Paul, his supporters and delegates may not be taken seriously by the old guard of the Republican Party but they are making a beachhead on the establ...

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Adelle Stan, Washington bureau chief for AlterNet talks about the upcoming RNC

08/23/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Adelle Stan, the Washington Bureau Chief for Alter Net talks about her interpretation and analysis of the recent choice of Paul Ryan for Vice President on the Republican ticket. She also gave her thoughts on the recent comments of Rep. Todd Akin and questioned if this was a mere "slip of the tongue" or something deeper reflected in the many policies of not only Todd Akin but many other elected officials to limit access to American Women of abortion services. For more information go to altern...

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Julie Wyman talks about her documentary Strong

07/26/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Julie Wyman the director and producer of Strong discusses her documentary. Strong follows the path of a gender pioneer in an unconventional sport, weightlifting. Cheryl Haward was an American national and an Olympic champion. Cheryl was the youngest athlete to medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Strong takes us into the rarefied world of elite athletes but as well challenges the stereotypical notions of health, size, and beauty. Cheryl competes in t...

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