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Stetson legal panel examines the international status of women listen

03/07/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tomorrow marks the hundredth observance of International Women’s Day. Today a panel of experts in women’s issues met at Stetson University College of Law to talk about the current status of women worldwide. The panel reflected on gains made in women’s rights, but also confronted the work that still needs to be done.

Imagine being forced to marry against your will. Or being targeted for sexual assault during war time. Or getting acid toss...

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The Plight and Promise of Africa

12/27/10 Produced by Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Plight and Promise of Africa was an educational and global awareness initiative of Eckerd College in 2010.

Throughout the year WMNF reported on various lectures and community events that were a part of the college’s initiative.

Alizza Punzalan-Hall is the director of Community and media relations and co-chair of The Plight and Promise of Africa.

"Throughout the year we will be talking about Darfur in Sudan, the crisis and genocide, child soldiers in Uganda, sexual violence u...

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Genocide in Africa

03/03/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today we’ll hear about the Conflict in the Congo-- in which more than 5 million people have been killed. It’s one of the world’s most under-reported stories. Later we’ll talk with some parenting experts on raising children in a peaceful and productive way.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. All five of the comments were about the last few callers who were urging low income people to go to college and who were defending controversial talk show host Alex Jo...

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Journalist blasts Obama's policy on Darfur situation listen

05/07/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Eric Reeves has spent the past nine years working as a Sudan researcher and analyst, publishing extensively both in the United States and internationally. He is one of several contributors to a new book called, The World and Darfur : International Response to Crimes Against Humanity in Western Sudan.

WMNF spoke with him on Monday, asked about his contribution to the book, about how many lives have been lost or displaced because of the situation in Darfur.

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Human rights activist speaks at Eckerd College listen

03/04/09 Amy Beeman
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Human rights activist John Pendergast spoke last night at Eckerd College about the continuing genocide in Darfur.

John Pendergast is co-author of the New York Times best seller, Not on Our Watch, and co-founder of the Enough organization, a project to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He shared the story of a woman named Amena he met in Darfur; she was living under a tree shortly after two of her four children were brutally killed by the Janjaweed.

She told him how the Dar...

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Genocide In Africa

03/03/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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You're listening to WMNF's Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our next guest is speaking tonight at 7:30 at Fox Hall at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. He is John Prendergast.

Prendergast is a world-renowned Africa expert, humanitarian and Co-Chair of the ENOUGH Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity.

During the Clinton administration, Prendergast was involved in a number of peace processes in Africa while he was director of African Affairs at the National Sec...

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What is Obama's stance on genocide in Darfur? listen

02/25/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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How will the Obama administration deal with and prevent genocide? Edward Kissi, an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of South Florida, says that in many of his campaign speeches, Obama referenced genocide in order to condemn and draw attention to the mass killings in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Kissi suggests that one reason was to stress his “change” campaign theme by contrasting the failure to stop the 1994 genocide in Rwanda with restoring Amer...

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