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International college students celebrate International Day of Peace with elementary and middle school students listen

09/18/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Friday is the International Day of Peace. People all over the world celebrate the day with festivals, concerts and moments of silence. At an elementary and middle school in Pinellas County, they have a whole week’s worth of events. Joyce Reichle is the primary years program coordinator at James B. Sanderlin IB World School. She said students in all grades are talking with international students from Eckerd College about what happens in their home countries.

“We have them talk abou...

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Historical Monument Trail to open on Tampa Riverwalk listen

03/06/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today Tampa announced details of a new addition to the Tampa Riverwalk, a Historical Monument Trail. It will serve to educate the public and recognize Tampa’s history.

The Riverwalk Historical Monument Trail is being created as an initiative to bring more recognition and appreciation of people and events in Tampa’s history. The non-profit organization, Friends of the Riverwalk unveiled the first 6 historical monuments during an event today. Steve Anderson, chair of the Historical Monum...

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Florida Department of State launches "Culture Builds Florida" listen

10/25/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida’s Secretary of State announced the launch of Culture Builds Florida today. Almost 200 artists and businesses attended the launch of this initiative to help promote Florida’s arts and cultural communities, and their positive impact on the economy.

Arts and cultural programs are usually the first thing on the chopping block when the state of Florida whittles down the budget, but Florida Secretary of State Kurt Br...

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Florida Orchestra heads to Havana for historical music and education exchange listen

09/29/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This morning marked another milestone in Tampa Bay’s reconnection with Cuba. The Florida Orchestra sent five musicians from its wind ensemble to Havana to perform and teach master classes. This is the first time in 12 years that a professional American orchestra has sent musicians to Cuba, and only the second time since the 1959 revolution.

Flowing fanfares from fellow musicians in the brass quintet were a fine farewell for the members of the Florida...

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Rally for Israel listen

04/26/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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We have to understand we’re in the Middle of World War III. So far, the only one that doesn’t get it is the White House.

Bob Kunst spoke to a group of Israel supporters beside the statue of the World War II sailor kissing his sweetheart. The rally was to show love and support for America and Israel, and against the Obama politics threatening to divide [Jerusalem](http://www.jerusalem.muni.il/jer_main/defaultnew.asp?l...

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Sarasota Film Festival wraps up

04/04/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Samantha Buck, the director of 21 Below, talks about her film which captures the “real life” of a family in crisis. Jenny McGuire and Sophia Raab, producers, also participate in the discussion.

Ry Russo-Young is director of You Won’t Miss Me, the story of a struggling actress who is being released from a psychiatric care facility.

Kristin Isaacson, “Over the Hills and Far Away”, When Rowan Isaacson was diagnosed with autism at an early age, his parents sought answers fo...

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Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women on Farewell Tour

04/04/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Saffire: The Uppity Blues Women are one of the most successful and entertaining acoustic blues groups today. Ann Rabson and Andra Faye talk about their love of Skipper’s and the WMNF audience as they treat us with a concert on their farewell tour. Julie Black’s CD release party will be the opening for the concert on Friday, April 10 at 8 p.m.

UppityBluesWomen.com.

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Girls on Film in concert for WMNF

03/21/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Rio, Girls on Film is a four-piece female new wave band from Tallahassee. Girls on Film will be part of Synthetic Pleasures concert for WMNF, a night of electro beats, old wave synths and glamtronic noise at 9 p.m. March 27 at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba, Ybor.

http://www.girlsonfilm.nu/index.html

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Sarasota Film Festival Opens

03/21/09 Mary Glenney & Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Holly Herrick, Programmer, Sarasota Film Festival discussed the upcoming festival - particularly films of interest to women and discussing issues affecting women.

Deborah Kampmeier, director, "Hounddog" discussed the controversy surrounding the rape scene in her film and the lead played by the young Dakota Fanning. "Hounddog premiered at Sundance in 2007. “Hounddog”, Friday, April 3, 8 p.m. http://www.hounddogmovie.com/

Ingrid Veninger, director, “Only” and writer, produc...

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Author looks at changing face of America listen

01/20/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In the words of Atlantic Magazine, the election of Barack Obama is just the most startling manifestation of a larger trend: the gradual erosion of "whiteness" as the touchstone of what it means to be American.

In the current issue, music critic and Vassar Professor Hua Hsu’s cover story entitled “The End of White America?” reflects on a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, that those groups currently categorized as racial minorities - blacks and Latinos, East Asians and South Asians â...

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