Colin Kaepernick Take a Knee protest

Manatee County students fight back against ban on taking a knee

Schools in Manatee County got an email recently from the district Supervisor of Athletics telling athletic directors that it would break district rules if student athletes don’t stand during the national anthem. The memo says students can get an exemption. But some social justice activists are fighting back with a demonstration this afternoon they’re calling,… Read more »

WMNF Helps Puerto Rico & USVI

WMNF is collecting batteries, new first aid kits and nutrition bars to help our neighbors and family in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Dropoffs begin Wednesday, the first day of our Fall Drive. Here are more details: https://www.facebook.com/courseofactionpr/ For USVI: St. Pete Air / VI Hurricane Relief http://stpeteair.org/usvi/ For questions, please contact Development… Read more »

Women’s Show 9/14 Recap– After Hurricane Irma: Nuclear Power Plants and Hurricanes & Climate Change

How are you doing?  We dodged a bullet, although I know that many of us are still without power and in the morass of cleanup – yard and refrigerator, all the areas that depend on electricity…… It could have been a Cat IV or V.  Thank goodness for that mini-cold front that helped dissipate Irma’s… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/31– Hurricane Harvey – Desperate Havoc and Beyond Nuclear

Words simply cannot convey the desperate havoc that is besieging the people of Houston and the surrounding areas… Climate Change – regardless of your belief in the causation – is very real and simply cannot be ignored and disregarded.  Everything about Hurricane Harvey underscores the warnings that meteorologists and scientists have been giving for years. … Read more »

Vote delayed on massive Manatee County bay-front development

Manatee County Commissioners have again delayed a vote on a massive coastal development called Aqua by the Bay; the latest special land use meeting began at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and lasted into the early evening, when commissioners voted 6-1 to postpone a vote until September 29. The proposed 529-acre project along two miles of Sarasota… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/24– Dr. Rebecca Gordon on War as Metaphor

The celestial event of the year has come and gone… Impressive display by Mother Nature of the periodicity of our orbiting neighbors in space.  Even more impressive was the ability of science to so predict the movement, to predict so accurately the times and paths.  Science observes the universe with an eye to truth, not… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/17 – Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons and Collier Myerson on Charlottesville

I’m losing track!  North Korea and its nuclear arsenal are relegated to the back page and we are fighting the Civil War again.  Note to self and others: the Civil War was fought over SLAVERY, not states rights, not economic rights, SLAVERY. Perhaps it has never been truer, “If you do not know your history,… Read more »

Women’s Show 8/3 – LGBT, Transgender, Title VII, Trump Russian Connections and Monsanto/Roundup lawsuit

LGBT, Transgender, Title VII, Trump Russian Connections – what next? The staccato firing of the Twitter/Tweets continue.  Put your flack vest on and find cover – you might be next.  Transgender – out of the military, out of sight.  LGBT – do you think you’re special?  Title VII of workplace discrimination does not apply to… Read more »

Women’s Show 7/27 – Terry Tempest Williams on “The Hour of Land”/ Janet Redman on “Dirty Energy Bill”

Score one for the little people…  all your protests and Indivisible groups demanding to be heard by your senators has paid off… but we have to KEEP UP THE PRESSURE…. I don’t know about you, but the politics of this time are draining my spirit and I am aware there is a disconnect to my… Read more »

Women’s Show – Arnie Arnesen’s “Attitude” & Emma Collum on Women’s NRA March

Women will not be intimidated into silence….  Drip….drip….drip….the Russians are coming.  On, they are already here?  The Prince of Orange – which side are you on?  It is said, you have to step back to get the big picture.  All I know is that if I step back any further, I will fall off the… Read more »