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Sarasota's Medieval Fair compares Peasants Revolt of 1381 with Occupy movement listen

11/08/11 Doug Driscoll
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Occupy movement is spreading across the globe because people are tired of the 1%'s greed forcing the 99% further into poverty and wage slavery. But a theatrical rendition in Sarasota Sunday reminded people this isn't the first time in history the rich have been targeted by angry crowds of common folk tired of being stepped on.

About 25 Common people from the Peasant Revolt of 1381 are preparing to storm London Tower, intent on murder. Fourteen year old...

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Ferron returns to Tampa Bay

06/20/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

In addition to being one of Canada's most famous folk musicians, Ferron is also a songwriter, poet and she is one of the most influential writers and performers of women's music. Forget the comparisons to Dylan and Guthrie, look more to Yeats and Robert Burns.

Let's catch up with Ferron. Things she said 30 years ago have perhaps never been more true than they are today. The stuff of legends really is the stuff of our souls. She will be here for two concerts: Sunday, June 21 at 4 and 8...

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The Burns Sisters headline at Florida Folk Festival

05/23/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

We caught up with two of the ever delightful Burns Sisters, Marie and Jeannie, and talked about their first appearance at the Florida Folk Festival. They also brought us up to date with their lives and their activism.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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Springsteen ready for Super Bowl performance listen

01/29/09 Mitch E.Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen gave his first formal press conference in 20 years this afternoon.

The New Jersey rocker is in Tampa, where he’ll be performing in front of a huge worldwide television audience this Sunday night at halftime of the Super Bowl.

Speaking to more than a thousand reporters at the Tampa Convention Center, the media center for the Super Bowl this week, Springsteen warned reporters that he wasn’t exactly a football fanatic.

Springsteen is on a particular ...


Alternative visions of peace

01/17/09 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View

Edie Daly (Energetic Edie) and Christina Bellamy of AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project or Alternative Visions of Peace) provide a monthly full-weekend workshop for women inmates at Coleman Prison. They talked about the work they do at the prison and the upcoming art show and sale to benefit the project.

The Art Show runs from Jan. 25 through Feb. 5 at Studio 620, 620 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg. There will be a Performance Art Celebration and Opening Reception Jan. 25 from 3 to 6 p....

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Six Degrees of Separation

12/13/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Director and Actress from Six Degrees of Separation, a play being performed at the Gorilla Theater.

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Community activists meet in St. Petersburg

06/27/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

Make Art Not War is a group of local artists and activists dedicated to working together to build bridges among the community. Last night, they held a free concert at Cafe Bohemia in St. Petersburg.

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