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New book explores legacy of FDR on 69th anniversary of his death listen

04/17/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: THE FIGHT FOR THE FOUR FREEDOMS: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great, Harvey J. Kaye

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with University of Wisconsin Professor Harvey J. Kaye about his new book, THE FIGHT FOR THE FOUR FREEDOMS: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Simon & Schuster). Franklin Roosevelt brought the country through two major crises- the Great Depression and World War II.

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Rising sea level effects on Tampa Bay

04/16/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Rob Thieler, USGS, climate change, global warming, sea level rise

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No matter what you think about global climate change, the seas around the world are rising and the rising ocean level will have a big effect on the Tampa bay area. A new scientific study has cited 99.9 percent of the effects of climate change are a result of human activity.

Physics Prof. Shaun Lovejoy from Quebec's McGill University used historical data to analyze the past and identify if man-made emissions were real cause of climate change and global warming. Lovejoy said this latest st...

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Retired FBI profiler's book coaches public on how to avoid harmful people listen

04/16/14 Warren Elly with Joe Navarro
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Joe Navarro, Warren Elly

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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly interviews retired FBI profiler Joe Navarro who spent a quarter century chasing spies and terrorists. Now he travels the world teaching everything from how to interrogate terrorists to the basics of body language in dating.

His 19th book “Dangerous Personalities- Identify and protect yourself from harmful people” is about to be published.

The following is from the fact sheet on Joe’s book

We seem to wake up to a new tragedy in the news every day—...

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U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) gets hammered by progressive activists listen

04/16/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: immigration reform, minimum wage, military spending, taxes, Dennis Ross

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A Republican member of congress took a verbal lashing from progressive activists during a town hall meeting in New Tampa last night. Dennis Ross was met with a clamor of dissent when he told a young woman working part time at a fast food restaurant that he would not support raising the federal minimum wage.

“Markets do work and I’m not suggesting that we do away with the minimum wage, that’s not it at all. But the minimum wage is not a career wage. It’s a wage that’s paid to make sure th...

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Mayors of St. Pete and Gulfport sign on with gun control advocacy group listen

04/16/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Every Town for Gun Safety, Rick Kriseman, Sam Henderson, guns, gun control

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The mayors of St. Pete and Gulfport are joining forces with a new group aimed at stamping out gun violence. Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced Wednesday he’d throw $50 million of his own money into Every Town for Gun Safety.

During a press conference in front of St. Pete City Hall Wednesday, Mayor Rick Kriseman said police officers confiscate at least one gun per day in the city.

“Every Town opens the next phase in the fight to end gun violence. It will take the works of m...

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Researchers' new focus is on identifying remains of 55 boys found at panhandle reform school listen

04/15/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Dozier School for Boys, Erin Kimmerle, Bill Nelson, David Gee

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Researchers haven’t identified any of the remains exhumed from 55 grave sites found at the former Dozier School for Boys in Mariana Florida. But they are getting closer. Tuesday in Tampa, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson heard an update from the team trying to find out who the boys are so their remains can be returned to family members.

“Especially the families who don’t know what happened; don’t know [if] there was a crime committed, don’t know how their loved one died.”

The Dozier School for...

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Are federal income taxes heavily used to support military spending? listen

04/15/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Randy Kehler, Defense Spending, tax day, federal income tax

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Today is the deadline for filling out your forms and paying your federal income taxes for last year. One major component of those taxes, military spending is rarely discussed in-depth. Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei explores military spending and speaks with tax resistor who objects to paying his federal income taxes.

Depending on how you measure it, military or what’s usually called defense spending makes up either 20% of the federal budget. If you remove Social Security and Medic...

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Founder of grassroots citizen lobby to speak at USF

04/14/14 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Sam Daley-Harris, USF, Results

Today on Last Call, Rob Lorei welcomes guest Sam Daley-Harris. Sam is the founder of RESULTS, a non-profit, grassroots citizen lobby working to end hunger and poverty, as well as the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. Sam is also the author of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government, which has been recently reissued for its 20th Anniversary Edition. He’ll be speaking this week on the USF Tampa campus on Thursday @ 6:30PM at the Collge of Pub...

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Infamous mob boss's daughter reveals untold stories of her father in new book listen

04/14/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)

Tags: DAUGHTER OF THE KING, Meyer Lansky

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei speaks with the daughter of mob boss Meyer Lansky- who is breaking her silence about her father more than thirty years after his death.

In the Godfather Part two- perhaps one of the greatest films of all time- there’s a famous scene set in Cuba on the eve of the 1959 revolution in which the new Godfather- Michael Corleone (played by Al Pacino) meets with a friend of his father’s –Hyman Roth (Played by Lee Strasberg) in a Havana hotel room. Neither man tru...

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WMNF programmer Pat Kemp announces bid for Hillsborough County Commission listen

04/14/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Pat Kemp, Hillsborough County Commission, Mark Sharpe, Al Higginbotham, Last Call, wmnf

Pat Kemp, former host of WMNF’s Last Call Tuesday, has filed to run for Hillsborough County Commission as a Democrat. Kemp, a Tampa attorney, is running for the countywide district 7 seat being vacated by Mark Sharpe who will be term limited out of office.

Kemp stepped down from the Last Call on WMNF. According to the Supervisor of Elections website, current Hillsborough County Commissioner Al Higginbotham, Don Cruse and Robin Lester, all Republicans, have filed to run.

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