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McCollum announces expansion of InVest program to reduce domestic violence homicides listen

07/16/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A pilot program that aims to reduce the number of fatal domestic violence cases in Florida is expanding into six new counties. Attorney General Bill McCollum announced today the growth of the Intimate Violence Enhanced Services Team, or InVest.

The InVest program is already in place in Alachua, Duval, Orange, Seminole, and St. Lucie counties. Attorney General McCollum, who is running for the Republican nomination for Governor, announced Thursday that the p...

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Michelle Goldberg on controversial Afghan marriage law listen

04/15/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This morning in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, hundreds of Afghan women protested in front of the Parliament building calling on the government to modify the controversial law on marital life of Shiite women.

However, as the protesting women carried banners inscribed with slogans in favor of equality between men and women, a group of men began pelting stones at protesters in an attempt to disperse them. Police cordoned off the protestors to enable them dispersing peacefully.

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Women's Show-ARNE ARNESON on Abortion listen

01/24/09 Mary Glennie
From A Woman's Point of View

An interview with Arne Arneson on abortion rights

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Tampa honors Sen. Helen Gordon Davis listen

10/16/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The city of Tampa declared today Helen Gordon Davis Day in honor of the former state senator, who has been fighting for equality for women and others since before entering politics in 1974. The declaration was made at a luncheon in her honor at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Tampa organized by the Centre for Women and the Florida Displaced Homemakers Network.

Gordon Davis said she could not resist speaking about women’s issues even though she was warned not ...

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Gloria Steinem speaks at Eckerd College listen

03/06/08 Dawn Morgan & Emily Reddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last night at Eckerd College, three generations of feminists came together for a panel discussion on the women’s movement.

Gloria Steinem led a conversation with Dorothy Pitman Hughes, Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards and an audience of 1,200 students and community members.

Steinem caused a stir over the weekend with a comment that being a prisoner of war didn’t qualify John McCain to be president.

In a press conference before the event, Steinem said many reporters misinterpr...

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