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Wednesday October 22, 2014

Peter Matthews on the high price of democracy in the U.S.

Peter Matthews, the author of the book “Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for some – How to reclaim the American Dream For All was our guest for the entire hour. Matthews spoke about the themes he discusses in his book, how America has become up for sale, with our politicians doing what's best for them (and their funders) than the people. He spoke to many callers throughout the hour.

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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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