Published Articles by Doris Weatherford

May is the month for speeches II

May 26, 2014

Last week I said that I would continue with the speeches at two more year-end luncheons. Here goes. (more…)

May is the month for speeches

May 19, 2014

May is the month for end-of-the-year luncheons, and they have been coming fast and furious. Because many Floridians head north in the summer, civic clubs want a last shot at members and guests. Some guarantee good attendance in May by giving annual awards. (more…)

Republicans, Women, and Facts

May 12, 2014

Republicans recently had an election down in Congressional District 19, the House seat that centers in affluent Naples – a special election that was necessary to replace the young man they chose at the very last election. This may seem a little remote, but I think it makes a good topic for “In Context” because it is important to put elections in the context of their voters. Elections are how we make decisions in a democracy. We also have an obligation to look at what voters in neighboring districts are doing because Florida’s congressional delegation makes decisions for all of us, and indeed for the entire world. (more…)

Africa, Mental Health, and Bill Poe

May 5, 2014

The host on “On Point,” an NPR program carried by WUSF Radio, kept trying to get his guests back to the point. He was interviewing (by telephone) an expert on Africa from an American university, as well as an African man and an African woman in Nigeria. The frustrated host was attempting to talk about the kidnapping of more than 200 teenage girls (we now know that it was closer to 300), and his guests kept turning the discussion back to President Goodluck Jonathan and the upcoming election. (more…)


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