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Tuesday September 23, 2014

Urban Gardeners

On today’s show we talked about probiotic urban gardening, fruit trees in city parks, community and school gardens plus a lot of other edible stuff. Our guests on today’s show included our favorite Premier South-Tampa-Urban-Homesteading- Dumpster-Diving- Plant Lover, John Starnes. Also joining us for the first time was another urban gardening activist, Tanja Vidovic. Tanja and her husband Jared have been involved in several food growing projects that include getting Tampa to grow fruit tr...

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New book explores Nixon's secret White House recordings during the Watergate scandal and details on Pro-Palestinian rally in Washington

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation from office.

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with author John Dean who has written a new book, THE NIXON DEFENSE based on Nixon’s never-before-released secret White House recordings, The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew.

John Dean is the former White House counsel whose testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973 linked President Richard Nixon to the scandal that would b...

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Will the American middle class disappear? New book offers solutions to keep the American dream afloat and Ralph Nader's views on Gaza and Israel

Today Radioactivity explores if the middle class in the US will disappear? Rob speaks with author Peter Mathews about his new book DOLLAR DEMOCRACY: With Liberty and Justice for Some: How to Reclaim the American Dream For All. Peter Mathews is a professor, political commentator and former congressional candidate from Southern California.

Later we hear from Ralph Nader who has some views on the war going on between the Palestinians in Gaza and Israel....

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Suha Abukhdeir (left) and Tariq Abukhdeir.

photo by Seán Kinane / WMNF News.

Tampa teenager beaten up by Israeli police but sentenced to house arrest: "I was so mad"

The Tampa teenager who was beat up by Israeli police last month shortly after his cousin was killed in the West Bank was sentenced to house arrest while recovering from his injuries. I sat down with Tariq Abukhdeir last week at his house and asked what it was like to be sentenced to house arrest.

I asked his mother, Suha Abukhdeir about Tariq’s injuries.

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photo by Brenton Honeywell / WMNF News.

Tampa crowd rallies to support Israel during attacks on Gaza

Supporters of Israel rallied this afternoon in downtown Tampa. Fifty or so people gathered holding signs and playing Israeli music.

Detlef Borges from Sebring says the U.S. is right to keep shipping ammunition to Israel.

Another attendee at the rally, Amy Nash, came from Lakeland to support Israel.

In news from Gaza, Israeli forces are moving deeper into southern Gaza, searching for a soldier who was apparently captured during a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. The forc...

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The Immigration debacle with activist Marisol Marquez

The GOP-led House of Representatives today withdrew an emergency spending measure to address the surge of young Central American migrants at the southern border. Does that mean they will go home without addressing the humanitarian crisis? They have one more day to decide before going on vacation.

While Washington was failing to address the situation, Tampa activist Marisol Marquez and her group Raices in Tampa were holding a demonstration in Ybor City tonight on behalf of the Cental Americ...

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Tampa state Rep criticizes Scott administration over All Aboard Florida

A passenger rail project that would link some of Florida’s biggest cities is coming under fire from an unexpected source – transit advocates.

All Aboard Florida is a private rail line proposed to link towns from Orlando to Miami. But there are connections between the company and Governor Rick Scott’s Chief of Staff. Before word of this private venture, Governor Scott rejected federal funding for high-speed rail from Tampa to Miami, through Orlando, killing the project.

Tampa state [Rep...

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Josh Ruebner, Policy Director at US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Josh Ruebner, Policy Director at US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and Chaim Shacham, Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico join Radioactvity

Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with guest Josh Ruebner, Policy Director at US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

The group is a national coalition of more than 400 organizations working to end U.S. support for Israel’s illegal 47-year military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, and to change U.S. policy toward Israel and the Palestinians to support human rights, international law, and equality.

Josh R...

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"Informants" Al Jazeera Documentary -part 2

Today on the Last Call Warren Elly, hosts a follow-up on last week’s broadcast about the new Al Jazeera Documentary “INFORMANTS”, tracing the use of undercover informants to bring domestic terror cases against Muslim-Americans. The reporter, Trevor Aaronson, says the government is using compromised informants to go after vulnerable people who may never have done anything had they not been targeted and led by federal under covers. Aaronson says that’s what happened to Sami Osmakac, now awaitin...

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