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Florida Rep. Alan Grayson speaks out against American Intervention in Syria

08/30/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei plays a segment from a CNN interview with Florida Rep. Alan Grayson who is against air strikes in Syria. Later, listeners weigh in on American intervention in the Syrian war. Listen to the full show above.

Dem Congressman Alan Grayson On Syria: Obama "Giving Only One Side Of The Story"

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Peace activists plan No War With Syria rally in Tampa Saturday listen

08/30/13 Samar Jarrah, Rob Lorei, Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Peace activists are planning a No War With Syria demonstration in South Tampa Saturday at 6 p.m. They’re gathering at the corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway.

One of the organizers from St. Pete for Peace was on the WMNF program True Talk Friday morning. Host Samar Jarrah is in Jordan but used Skype to interview Chris Ernesto, who was in the studio with Rob Lorei.

President Barack ...

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Breaking down the St. Pete primary election

08/29/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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St. Petersburg based political blogger Peter Schorsch (Saintpetersblog.com) joined the program to break down what happened on Tuesday night's primary election in St. Pete, and what it means for the November general election.

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Billie Jean King sound clips from her documentary and her recent press conference

08/29/13 Billie Jean King
From A Woman's Point of View
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Billie Jean King, tennis player and legend, talks about her life in the documentary Billie Jean King which is going to be on the American Masters series on PBS on September 10 at 8 pm. This will be the first time that American Masters will feature an athlete-male or female. Billie gave a press conference in which she discussed 40-40-40. Forty years since the founding of the Women's Tennis Association, 40 years since her defeat of Bobby Riggs in what was billed as "The battle of the Sexes" ...

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Tampa City Council weighs whether to pay to maintain RNC surveillance cameras listen

08/29/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last year Tampa used part of a $50 million federal grant to purchase surveillance cameras to be used during the Republican National Convention.

Soon the city will have to decide if it wants to keep the cameras and pay more than $160,000 to maintain them.

Critics argue about the cost and the loss of privacy but supporters say they help deter crime.

For example police say cameras helped catch a sexual battery suspect near a downtown garage last November.

WMNF aired an extended e...

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Impeachable Offenses: New book calls for Obama's impeachment

08/29/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei interviews Brenda J. Elliott co-author of the newly released book "Impeachable Offenses: The case for removing Barack Obama from office." Elliott is an award-winning historian, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author. She has created a number of blogs including [RBO2][1] and [Hoocoodanode][2]. She is also the co-author of "Fool Me Twice," "Red Army," and "The Manchurian President" in which she tied President Obama to socialists, communists, Muslims...

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Barbara Garson, author of DOWN THE UP ESCALATOR talks about jobs in the present economy

08/29/13 Barbara Garson talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Barbara Garson is an author, social activist, and American playwright. She is best known for her play MACBIRD. She has written articles for several publications including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe and The Nation. She has written four non-fiction books: ALL THE LIVELONG DAY in 1994, THE ELECTRONIC SWEATSHOP in 1988, MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND IN 2001, and her most recent UP THE DOWN ESCALATOR published in 2013. These books address complex phenomena of the...

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Fast food workers in Tampa join national strike listen

08/29/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Fast food workers are walking off the job today in more than fifty cities across the country, including in Tampa.

They’re fighting for the right to unionize and for an end to poverty wages.

In Tampa a rally will began at 4:30 p.m. Thursday outside the Wendy’s on Fowler Avenue at 15th Street.

WMNF interviewed Aaron Carmella, a field representative for the West Central Florida Federation of Labor.

*Here's more information about the [strike](https://www.facebook.com/events/2...

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A conversation with Dr. Dee Boersma, professor and penguin expert

08/28/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Dr. Dee Boersma—the Wadsworth Endowed Chair in Conservation Science in the University of Washington’s department, and who has been referred to as the “Jane Goodall of Penguins”—discusses the circumstances that precipitated her studying Galapagos penguins, which she’s been doing for the ensuing 40 years. She addresses the scientific importance of such a long-term study, noting the specific shifts reflected through The Penguin Project in the environment on the Galapagos and other lo...

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The Dream and the Movies

08/28/13 Warren Elly and Bob Ross
Last Call Wednesday
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Warren Elly and Bob Ross dedicate today's show to the 50th Anniversary of King Dream Speech.This a special day is the day that some say Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the greatest speech in American history, from the steps of the Lincoln memorial. In the same breath perhaps as Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, and John F. Kennedy’s inaugural “ask not what your country can do for you” speech, Dr. King’s Dream most agree is incomplete. Much has changed, but Dr. King many suspect would...

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Should U.S. Military Intervene in Syria?

08/28/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei talks about the recent escalation in tensions between the US and Syria. The Associated press is reporting that Anti-regime activists in Syria say members of a U.N. team of chemical weapons experts have been working today in a large Damascus suburb that was affected by last week's alleged chemical attack. Today's visit is the second by the U.N. inspectors to areas that were said to have been targeted by the attack. The visit comes as the U.N.'s envoy to Syria s...

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USF students plan "sit-out" to protest reduced library hours listen

08/28/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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USF students are planning a protest Thursday night against shorter library hours.

But instead of a traditional “sit-in,” the activists are staging a “sit-out” outside the shuttered library where they used to do late night studying on the Tampa campus.

WMNF News spoke with Larry Roop, a 1st year student majoring in nursing and with another organizer, Melissa Garzon, a 2nd year student majoring in sociology.

*[USF Students Demand Longer Library Hours]( https://www.facebook.co...

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Pier referendum takes over St. Pete primary election listen

08/27/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Voters in St. Pete are heading to the polls Tuesday to narrow the field of mayoral candidates down to two as well as decide whether or not to build the new Pier known as the Lens. Three mayoral candidates are meeting with voters to earn some last minute support.

Candidates Kathleen Ford and incumbent Bill Foster showed up at the Coliseum in downtown where they weighed in on their differing opinions of the Lens.

“It’s...

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Obamacare Explained

08/27/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Today Radioactivity explores the debate on Obamacare. Last week at a Tampa town hall meeting Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint called the Affordable Care Act socialized medicine. Host Rob Lorei speaks with Dr. Mona Mangat who is the Vice Chair of [Doctors for America][1] and a supporter of the new health care plan. Listen to the full show above.

To learn more about the Defund Obamacare meeting read this article: [Debunked health care claims live on at Tampa town hall][2]

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ComicCon 2013 encourages participants to geek out in Tampa listen

08/26/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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“People watching on steroids” could have been the motto of the 13th annual Tampa Bay ComicCon held at the Tampa Convention Center last weekend. The three day event pre-sold more than 20,000 tickets. A report from Florida’s largest Comic convention.

It was like an amusement park and street fair combined. People costumed as superhero’s and villains mingled with “civilians”. George Trinnings drove his family up from Fort Lauderdale for their first [ComicCon](http://tampabaycomic...

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