News & Public Affairs

Saturday July 4, 2015


Its only August 1st, but in the next week schools all over the Tampa Bay area will open. This morning, the new Hillsborough county schools superintendent held a press conference to lay out her priorities for the coming year, and her tenure as head of the county’s public school system. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer reports.

ACT “we can have anything, we just cant have all we want..�

Maryellen Elia’s appearance at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School in east ...

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Upcoming Conference on Intentional Living

Laird Schaub lives in an intentional community (Sand Hill Farm, Missouri). He's involved in the Fellowship for Intentional Communities which is sponsoring a national conference in a few weeks at the Twin Oaks community in Virginia. (; 540-894-5126)

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Peter Bane, the editor of THE PERMACULTURE ACTIVIST MAGAZINE joined WMNF for this segment to discuss the idea of permaculture. A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants, cultural practices such as sheet mulching and trellising, and the integration of animals to recycle nutrients and graze weeds. However, permaculture entails much more than just food production. Energy-efficient buildings, waste water treatm...

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Sunday Forum with guest Reggie Mitchell

Sunday Forum host, Otis Anthony, speaks with attorney Reggie Mitchell in discussing the nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court. Reggie Mitchell is a representative of the People for the American way.

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Edna Buchanan, author of SHADOWS, crime novelist and reporter - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Edna Buchanan, crime novelist, author of Shadows, the second in the Cold Case Squad series. She covered the police beat for the Miami Herald for 18 years. Calvin Trillin said in his profile of Edna Buchanan, "In Miami, a few figures are regularly discussed by first She talked about her background, her early trip to Miami Beach and falling in love with the area. She always loved to read and decided at age 4 that she wanted to be a writer. She hated school, but was encouraged to write by ...

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Karen Wayland, Natural Resources Defense Council - Mary Glenney, Women's Show

Save Energy? Bring Gas Prices Down?

Karen Wayland, Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council. Mary talked with Karen about the new Energy Bill. Does it have a long range approach to dealing with alternative energy sources and conservation necessary with limited oil reserves? Is nuclear an option? What really is in the energy bill, and perhaps more importantly, what is not? Although it has already passed the House and will probably pass in the Senate today, it is still i...

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Judith Schaeffer, People for the American Way

John Roberts – Friend or Foe?

Judith Schaeffer, Deputy Legal Director, People for the American Way. Judith talked with Mary about John Roberts record, particularly during his tenure as Deputy Solicitor General during the Bush 41 administration. They focused on the political decisions he made as Deputy Solicitor General, citing cases and writings that demonstrate his positions. Judith explained what the Solicitor General’s office does and how John Roberts’ personal p...

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Donna Klein, singer/songwriter - Women's Show

Kickback with Donna Klein

Donna Klein, Singer/Songwriter. Well-known and popular Tampa Bay area singer/songwriter, Donna is leaving this area and moving to Michigan. Join us for some relaxation and a farewell tribute to this singer/songwriter who has entertained us with her music and supported so many musicians in Tampa Bay. Hear selections from her new CD, “Sail Beyond the Sunset.�

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The Hillsborough County Commission voted yesterday to cut funding to Source Teen Theater, a program in which teens teach other youth about issues of sexuality, drug prevention, gang activity and family violence. Hillsborough County Commissioner Rhonda Storms led the effort to cut the program. She told the president of the sponsoring group, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Florida, that she was "prolife and you're not." Barbara Zdravecky, president of PPSWF, was our guest for this segment. She ...

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