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Tampa will celebrate Women's History on March 19 listen

03/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The City of Tampa will celebrate Women’s History Month on March 19 at the Tampa Convention Center from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

On Thursday Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern recognized the Women’s History Month Committee and their incoming chair, Jillian Howard.

"During Women's History Month we recognize the national theme: Women inspiring innovation through imagination. Celebrating women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Tampa strives to be a place of growth for...

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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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Human rights reporter Mac McClelland goes "full impact" listen

03/08/11 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The recent sexual assault of CBS correspondent Lara Logan has called attention to an issue that is far too prevalent yet too often ignored; the dangers faced by journalists – especially women - covering stories in conflict zones around the world. Logan was attacked as she reported from Cairo’s Tahrir Square on the last night of the pro-democracy uprisings in Egypt after becoming separated from her TV crew. CBS sa...

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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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Author Jaclyn Friedman says rape can be prevented through principle of Yes Means Yes listen

03/08/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, feminist, activist, and survivor of sexual assault. Friedman is co-editor of Yes Means Yes!, a book of essays that visualizes not only a world without rape, but one where women can express their sexuality with no fear or shame.

WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott began the interview by asking Friedman about the idea behind her 2008 book.

"What Yes Means Yes is about is a principle that we’re calling enthusiastic consent or affirmative consent. That means is that...

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Last Call observes International Women's Day

03/08/11 Lisa Marzilli & Beth Bell
Last Call Tuesday
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Happy International Women's Day!

Thousands of people from across the state took to the streets today to "Awake the State" in protest of Governor Scott's proposed budget cuts to education, healthcare and worker's pensions as the 2011 legislative session opened in Tallahassee. On today's Last Call we spoke live with democratic activist Pat Kemp from the protest held at Lykes Gaslight Square in downtown Tampa.

We also heard from Stephanie Kunkel, Director of th...

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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 aci...

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