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Book revisits 1970s classic listen

11/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In the 1970s, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert Pirsig, sold millions of copies and was described as the most widely read philosophy book ever.

One man who fell under the spell of that book was Mark Richardson, who ended up taking the same itinerary, from Minneapolis to San Francisco as did Pirsig.

Richardson has now written his own book on it, called, Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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Event raises $10K for shelter for female war vets listen

08/04/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Early Saturday night in Ybor City, Romeo’s Art Gallery was the place to be in Tampa. Nearly 30 local artists were donating their art to help raise funds for a new shelter being constructed for 16 female Iraq war veterans from the Tampa Bay \area.

The name of the event was “Faces of Athena,” and it was the brainchild of former state legislator Sara Romeo. Romeo said she got the idea from her role as executive director for Tampa Crossroads.

Romeo said she then began researching the...

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'Eyes Wide Open' anti-war exhibit listen

05/23/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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During this Memorial Weekend, the anti-war exhibit, “Eyes Wide Open,” will be on display at Largo’s Central Park.

Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, better known as the Quakers, the exhibit consists of thousands of pairs of shoes, lined up in rows, representing all of the servicemen and women killed in Iraq.

The exhibit will be on display throughout the Memorial Day weekend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Documentary asks why U.S. citizens don't vote listen

03/20/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The third annual Sunscreen Film Festival opened in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. Films are being screened through Saturday night at the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel and the Baywalk multiplex.

Lulu Fries’dat's film Holler Back: (Not) Voting in America Town is showing at 2:45 p.m. Friday at the Vinoy. Fries’dat came to WMNF studios this afternoon to speak about her documentary which she filmed in Allentown, Pensylvania – a key battleground state for the 2004 election.

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