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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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Middle- and high-school girls get a hands-on look at science and engineering listen

07/21/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This week Middle and High School girls are getting a hands-on look at science and engineering in Tampa.

This five-day Minds for Design Girl Scout Camp focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Girls from Middle and High Schools around the Central Florida area are exploring their interests through hands-on activities, lectures, and field trips to the University of South Florida and MOSI. Susan Barnes, Director of Communications with [Girl Scouts of West Central Florida](...

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National Organization for Women 2011 Conference in Tampa looks at violence listen

06/27/11 Lachelle Roddy
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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NOW is a national advocacy group focusing on fighting all forms of sex discrimination. NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism, joined NOW and kicked off the weekend with a panel on feminist men in relationships. Ben Atherton-Zeman, the director of Voices for Men, said women have an understandable reason to still question the motives of feminist men.

One member of the Young Feminist Task Force, Micah Bochart, said feminist men have a responsibility to speak out against sexi...

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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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Florida House passes several bills placing more restrictions on abortions listen

04/27/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Florida House has passed three abortion related bills and is continuing debate on several others. On mostly party-line votes, the Republican-dominated House passed a bill that would make it more difficult for a minor to get a judge’s permission to get an abortion without notifying her parents.

The House also overwhelmingly passed a bill that would forbid health care plans created through the federal health care reform law from offering coverage for abortions. It doesn’t affect fed...

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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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I Am Someone: a Documentary on Sexual Violence

03/08/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Happy International Women’s Day! I’m Dawn Morgan Elliott, a six-year volunteer with WMNF, with five years in the newsroom telling other people’s stories.

For this International Women’s Day, I want to raise the noise level on sexual abuse and violence against women, traumatic experiences that often have a silencing effect on its victims.

I’ll get personal, asking 54-year-old Baltimore native Lepena Reid to talk about the terrible attack she endured on the city streets when sh...

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