Samrat Upadhyay is the first Nepali-born fiction writer writing in English to be published in the West. His first book, the short story collection ARRESTING GOD IN KATHMANDU (Houghton Mifflin, 2000; Houghton Mifflin Mariner Books paperback, 2001) has been translated into French and Greek and was the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, given annually by the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation to emerging poets and fiction writers who display "exceptional talent and promise." ARRESTING GOD IN KATH...
The Artists and Voters Ball, will be held in the Cuban Club's Cantina and Patio Saturday, October 2, 2004 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Admission Price $10.00.
The Artists & Voters Ball is a costume ball with a suggested theme of American History and Red, White and Blue. In the tradition of the Artists and Writers Balls of Ybor City's past, we will celebrate the wild and weird political and electoral process. Entertainment will include mock debates, a costume contest, piÃÂ±atas of the candidate...
Sandusky lives in Clearwater and during the Vietnam War he was stationed on a boat commanded by John Kerry. He talked about his experience in Vietnam, his reaction to the Swiftboat ad controversy, last night's presidential debate, and the Iraq War.
A new study finds after-school tutoring services that were created by the No child left Behind Act are not being evaluatedÃ¢â¬âthe lack of evaluations is in violation of federal law. WMNF Liz Wolf is the national research director for the American institute for social justice, the organization which conducted the study, to find out what this means for parents and their children.
That was Liz Wolf with the American institute for social justice. To view the ...
Nader is running for president again this year, this time on the Reform Party ticket. Nader discussed his reasons for running; why he is associated with the Reform Party this time; the Iraq War and what he is planning to do in Miami this week during the presidential debate between John Kerry and George W. Bush.
Saul Landau, an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker, is the Director of Digital Media Programs at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is known for his work on foreign and domestic policy issues, Native American and South American cultures, and science and technology. Landau's most widely praised achievements are the over forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights, for which he won the Letelie...
The new superintendent of Pinellas county schools spoke to the Suncoast tiger bay club today, and issues of race and class were raised several times during the half hour long speech and discussion. Wilcox began his speech by explaining how he has known firsthand the effect that race has on society.
Ã¢â¬ÅI am a Mexican American..I saw the world differently, we had to leave the diner. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s difficult..you begin to look at people differently.
Wilcox most recentl...
New Film by BBC Investigative Journalist Brings Light to Bush Family Secrets
"BUSH FAMILY FORTUNES: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy" follows award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast on the trail of the Bush family, from Florida election finagling and voter disenfranchisement, to the Saudi connection, to the Bush team's spiking of the FBI investigation of the bin Laden family and the secret State Department plans for post-war Iraq. Palast discussed his hour- long film, originally...
20 election observers have come from all over the world to the United States to observe the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s elections process. 3 of them have been in Florida for the past week, learning about the states voting processes in the hopes of helping Florida with some of its electoral problems. WMNFs Andrew Stelzer has the story.
Ã¢â¬ËThere seems to be a breakdown of trust in the electoral process.
Neerja Chowdhury is the Political Affairs Editor fo...
William Schulz is the Executive Director of Amnesty International, one of the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s great Human Rights organizations.
He was in St. Petersburg last night, speaking to a packed house at Eckard College, where he discussed his new book Ã¢â¬ÅTainted Legacy:9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights.Ã¢â¬?
Schulz said that in order to fight terrorism effectively, the U.S. has to stand for
Its best and most noble ideals, which it frequently hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t , when dealing with
The Arab and...