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Laura Gottesdiener author of A DREAM FORECLOSED talks about the foreclosure crisis in the country.

08/15/13 Laura Gottesdiener talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Laura Gottesdiener is a journalist, social justice activist and author of A DREAM FROECLOSED:BLACK AMERICA AND THE FIGHT FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME discusses the displacement of ten million people due to foreclosure in this country. That is equivalent to the population of the state of Michigan. Laura not only discusses the conditions that have caused the foreclosures but found that African Americans are organizing and fighting these foreclosures. She sees the organizing as a continuation of ...

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Ellen the author of the Web of Debt discusses the Detroit bankruptcy

08/15/13 Ellen Brown talks with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and an author of twelve books, including the Web of Debt and its 2013 sequel The Public Bank Solution. Ellen compares the conditions to that of Cyprus. Cyprus was not "bailed out" rather it was "bailed-in" which meant that to monetize the banks, people were the bearers of the financial burden. Ellen discusses the conditions that caused the Detroit financial crisis and how she sees the bail in template in Detroit as" fleec...

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A conversation with Dr. Brian Hare, Duke professor and international expert on dog cognition

08/14/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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Dr. Brian Hare—associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, internationally-recognized expert on dog cognition, and co-author, with Vanessa Woods, of “The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think”—discusses his longtime interest in exploring how dogs think, the book, the historical and current research findings on dog cognition and more. http://brianhare.net, http://dognition.com

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The NSA that 9-11 Wrought

08/14/13 Warren Elly with Joe Navarro
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on the Last Call Warren Elly speaks with Terror expert Joe Navarro. He spent 25 years in the FBI chasing spies and terrorists, and helping to develop the agency’s Behavioral Analysis Branch. In civilian life he’s become a worldwide terror expert and consultant, a teacher and a prolific author. His specialty is nonverbal communication or body language and he’s currently writing his next book tentatively titled, “the Personalities that Hurt US”

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Several St. Pete City Council candidates agree the Lens is a bad idea listen

08/14/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Candidates in St. Petersburg share this month’s ballot with a referendum asking voters whether or not to kill the contract with architects to build a new pier. During a Suncoast Tiger Bay luncheon Wednesday, all but one candidate for city council district eight seat said they were opposed to the design known as the Lens. The only hold out was Amy Foster said she appreciates the debate.

“But my campaign is focused on the issues that affect people’s daily lives…”

Though the cro...

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Equality Florida asks St. Pete to suspend its relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia because anti-gay legislation listen

08/14/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The LGBT rights group Equality Florida sent a letter this week to the Mayor of St. Petersburg and city council asking that the city suspend its relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia because of recent anti-gay violence and legislation.

We interviewed Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida.

Note: St. Pete's relationship with its Russian namesake is not an official Sister City designation; St. Pete's Sister City is Takamatsu, Japan.

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The Real News interviews Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges

08/14/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei plays an interview with Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and senior fellow at The Nation Institute. The interview was aired on therealnews.com last week. Listen to the show above.

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Grieving father demands answers in the shooting death of Ibragim Todashev listen

08/13/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The father of a man killed by law enforcement officers while being questioned about his relationship with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is looking for answers about why his son was shot multiple times. During a press conference Tuesday at the Council on American-Islamic Relations office in Tampa, Abdulbaki Todashev spoke publicly about his son.

“I came to America to rely on [the] American legal system, that I will be able to pursue and achieve the justice for my son… I hope and...

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Rob Lorei Takes Calls from Listeners

08/13/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Join Rob Lorei on Radioactivity today to hear listener thoughts and comments on the following topics:

[Holder Proposes Reform Of Harsh Minimum Drug Sentences][1]

[Hurricane Heading Towards Africa by Bishop Robert Lynch][2] Many self-described “pro-life” groups are not really pro-life, one Catholic bishop wrote in a blog post last week. The blog post by Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg, Florida mainly dealt with accusations raised by the Population Research Institute. The p...

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Nuclear Power Disasters, Cancellations and Consumers on the Hook

08/12/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to The last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Duke Energy earlier this month announced it would abandon plans to build new reactors at a proposed plant in Levy County. That move followed a decision earlier this year to decommission the Crystal River 3 reactor rather than fix containment building concrete delamination stemming from a steam generator replacement in 2009. The Tampa Bay Times estimates the cost of these two decisions to customers is $5 Billion. In addition the Fukushim...

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Temple Terrace residents grapple over bat tower listen

08/12/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Temple Terrace has lots of bats and preservationists want to give them a new home. A bat tower was built in the 1920s was torched by an arsonist decades ago and now the city is taking steps to make a replica, but it’s causing friction in the community. Tim Lancaster is the president of the Temple Terrace Preservation Society.

“Temple Terrace had one of the original Campbell towers in the 1920s and it stood until 1979 when it was burned down. Nobody knows how or why, but it’s suspect...

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Open phones including a discussion of medical marijuana and Duke Energy's local nuclear plants

08/12/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll open the phones to talk about two topics. One is the reversal of CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on medical marijuana. He once opposed it. Now he says he was wrong. View his apology here. We'll also discuss an article on yesterday's business page of the Tampa Bay Times on what could be done with the money customers have already paid Duke Energy and its predecessor companies for two fail...

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Israeli Peace Activist Speech

08/09/13 Robert Lorei
True Talk
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Today on True Talk we listen to a talk given by Miko Peled, an Israeli peace activist, author, and karate instructor. He has written the book, The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, and he has traveled extensively, giving talks about his experiences to audiences across the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia.

Born and raised in Jerusalem in 1961, Peled grew up in a prominent Zionist family; his grandfather signed Israel’s Declaration of Independence. His father, Mattityah...

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Panel discussion on race and media issues in Martin-Zimmerman case listen

08/09/13 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The implications of the Zimmerman trial and the subsequent nationwide discussion about racism was the topic of a community forum held at USF’s Patel Center Thursday evening. A group of lawyers, journalists and a representative from the NAACP mulled over legal details of the case before answering questions from the 100 member audience.

Jenise Morgan is president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists which organized the forum along with the [George Edgecomb...

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Transit woes in Hillsborough drive activists into action

08/09/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Today Last Call talks about transit on both sides of the bay. The debate in Hillsborough County has grown heated this week as transit activists are getting increasingly fed up with inaction by county commissioners to provide multi-modal transportation. Kevin Thurman, executive director for the group Connect Tampa Bay joins host Janelle Irwin to discuss the issue.

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