News & Public Affairs

Saturday May 23, 2015


Mario Cuomo is the former governor of new york and for decades he has been a organizer and behind the scenes strategist of the democratic party. WMNF spoke with Cuomo last week about how the republican party has skirted discussion of some of the issues in the years campaigns by appealing to voters fears and emotions.


That was Mario Cuomo, speaking with WMNFs Mitch Perry.

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CINDY HODGKINS and daughter, RAEME will talk about the National Conference for Community and Justice and their upcoming walk, Walk as One – walkers uniting to fight bigotry and racism. The 2nd Annual 5K Walk as One is to demonstrate a unified commitment to a community that is inclusive, tolerant, and just. It will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at Cotanchobee Park in downtown Tampa, located between the St. Pete Times Forum and the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina....

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Women's Show-Reading Fest-TARA BRAY SMITH

TARA BRAY SMITH, author of West of Then, was born and raised in Hawaii. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, she lives and writes in New York City. Her literary debut, WEST OF THEN: A Mother, a Daughter, and a Journey Past Paradise is an emotionally raw, eloquently written memoir about home, family, and the ghosts that haunt our lives. Against the backdrop of that paradise called the Hawaiian Islands, Smith tells of her struggles to find and save her mother, a homeless ...

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CLAIRE MATTURO, author of Skinny Dipping. Touted as a mixture of Janet Evanovich and Lisa Scottoline, Claire Matturro is the new voice in thrillers. Set under the sunny skies of the Tampa Bay area, Skinny-Dipping introduces us to Claire Matturro’s charming, yet eccentric heroine Lilly Belle Rose Cleary, an insurance defense attorney and the only female partner at a good ole boys law firm in Sarasota. An obsessive-compulsive health nut with a healthy appetite for romantic romps, Lilly ...

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KRISTINE BREESE, author of Cereal for Dinner. After three marathons, five triathlons, and 10 years of ignoring her symptoms, 35-year-old Kristine Breese suffered heart failure and received a pacemaker in 1999. As the mother of two young children, Breese’s surgery not only saved her life, but gave her a chance to examine her priorities and build a better future for herself and her family. Cereal for Dinner (& Other Shortcuts, Strategies and Sanity for Moms Battling Illness) targets wo...

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Women's Show-AMY GOODMAN

AMY GOODMAN, popular host of DEMOCRACY NOW and author of The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, will talk about her book and follow up on the election. She will speak and sign books at the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading at 1:45 pm Sunday at Eckerd College.

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KATHE KOLLWITZ, one of the Guerilla Girls will talk about the performance art of the Guerilla Girls and their upcoming appearances in Lakeland. The Polk Museum of Art will host their 10th annual art symposium, “Performance Art in America� at the museum, Saturday, November 13 from 9 am to 4:30 pm featuring the Guerilla Girls. A special "pre-symposium" program will be held by the Guerrilla Girls at the Melvin Art Gallery, campus of Florida Southern College on Friday, November 12, 2...

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When Florida’s voters approved Amendment 1 this part Tuesday, it set the state in motion to be come one of more than 30 states which require parents be notified before their daughter can have an abortion. Legislators will have to write a bill very carefully to pass constitutional muster. In the past, the Florida Supreme Court has thrown out similar legislation because of privacy concerns.WMNF spoke with Stephanie Grutman with the Florida alliance of planned parenthood affiliates about...

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Over 100 Students at Boulder High School in Colorado took over their school library, yesterday, demanding to meet with Government representatives because they were upset about the direction of the country, and concerned that their future was being squandered in the face of the recent election results. They stayed overnight and left only after members of congress met with them to discuss their concerns. This afternoon, WMNF spoke with Steven Lebonner Fasowski with the student workers of Bould...

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Mario Cuomo was the Governor of New York from 1982 to 1994….

On Tuesday afternoon, hours before the nation would learn the fate of the Presidential election, WMNF spoke with one of the Democratic Party elder statesmen…

In the 1st of a 2 part interview, we began by asking Governor Cuomo about the Supreme Court….With the recent health problems of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, it’s apparent that President Bush could very well make his first selection to the...

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