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New documentary highlights senior athletes listen

03/08/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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One does not typically associate women over 65 with athleticism, but many who fall into that category are fighting the frail grandma stereotype. The documentary film Age of Champions follows a 100-year-old tennis champ, an 86-year-old pole vaulter, a pair of brothers who swim, and basketball team consisting of women over 65. All are competitors in the National Senior Olympics, an event in which over 12,000 senior athletes compete. The film ...

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International Women's Day interview with radio activist Hannah Sassaman listen

02/16/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In honor of the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8, WMNF's Dawn Morgan Elliott begins a series of interviews with admirable women around the country.

Elliott begins with Hannah Sassaman, a senior field analyst at the New America Foundation. Sassaman previously spent 8 years as an organizer at the Prometheus Radio Project.

“Prometheus hired me for like $500 a month to develop campaigns against big broadcasters who were trying to prevent local community groups from getting t...

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Factory Girls: Extended Interview

12/27/10 By Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Leslie T. Chang is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent who lived in and wrote about China for a decade. She wrote her 2008 book, Factory Girls, to give a face to the approximately 130 million Chinese migrants who make all the stuff that fill up American stores and closets.

Two young female faces are at the heart of Chang’s story. They belong to women who willingly traded in rural village life in hopes of fruitful futures in China’s industrial meccas.

"One is named Lu Qingmin ...

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Dr. Christian Northrup - advocate for women's health

11/06/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Dr. Christian Northrup, M.D., has been a leading advocate for women's health for over 30 years. She is especially involved in giving women the information and knowledge to empower them in their medical decisions. Dr. Northrup feels that women would be better served if October was devoted to breast health rather than breast cancer. Her book Women's Bodies; Women's Wisdom is considered by many women to be one of the most useful and informative repositories of women's health. What do you thi...

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Election postmortem with Alternet editor

11/06/10 mary glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Adele Stan is AlterNet's Washington Bureau chief. She is the co-editor of Dangerous Brew: Exposing the Tea Party's Agenda to Take Over America.

Adele has been observing and writing about the ramifications of religion and conservatism for years. She gave a post-mortem summary of her interpretation of the recent election. Did any of us Floridians realize that Florida is considered "ground zero" of the tea party movement?

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Coalition of 100 Black Women's 1st Annual Luncheon listen

09/27/10 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Women came together on Saturday to recognize some Tampa Bay heroes in at the 1st annual luncheon for the area’s chapter of the Coalition of 100 Black Women. The group works to increase and promote education and guidance for women and girls in the community.

"We've had people who have shed blood, sweat, and tears to get us this far, and it is our job to train the young girls so that when they become in our stead they will be the voice of the future, stand...

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"Walk In My Shoes" Aims to Spread Awareness of Sexual and Domestic Violence listen

04/13/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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If you drove down Kennedy this morning, you may have noticed a few dozen people walking down the road wearing blue shirts. They were marching to raise awareness of sexual abuse. But the journey for Lauren Book-Lim, the event’s organizer, started a long way back.

Lauren Book-Lim has just reached the halfway point of a 500-mile walk from South Florida to Tallahassee. The Tampa leg started at the Alpha House, a center that houses pregnant women and new moth...

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Patients with preexisting conditions helped in new health care law listen

04/06/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The new health care reform law signed last month will not cover all Americans. But one large group will get some relief. Insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. That helps Sharon Williams, whose coverage was dropped after she survived breast cancer 19 years ago.

*They showed me a list of different types of diseases that they covered. And prostate cance...

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Tampa Celebrates Women's History Month listen

03/02/10 Mark Anderson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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This morning, Mayor Pam Iorio led a celebration commemorating March as Women’s History Month. Today’s event was shared between the City and MacDill Air Force Base officials, and included awards, live music and motivational speeches. WMNF’s Mark Anderson has more.

Tampa’s 14th annual history month celebration was held in the jam-packed city council chambers, and was focused on how quickly women’s righ...

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Outback To Pay $19 million for Sex Discrimination Suit listen

12/30/09 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Outback Steakhouse will pay $19 million as part of a settlement in a major sex discrimination lawsuit brought against the company by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC).

The Tampa-based Outback Steakhouse is part of OSI Restaurant Partners. The $19 million agreement was decided yesterday and comes as the result of a suit filed in 2006.

OSI Restaurant Partners is headquartered in Tampa and was founded in 1988. Besides Outback, OSI also owns restaurants such as Carrabba...

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