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High-profile defendants speak out about entrapment, preemptive prosecution and solitary confinement post 9/11 listen

09/15/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Nahla al-Arian, Sami Al-Arian, Hatem Fariz, USF, Ibragim Todashev, Sami Osmakac, Elena Teyer, Communications Management Unit, entrapment, solitary confinement

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People who have had their lives changed from investigations in the time since 9/11 spoke out Saturday in Tampa against what they’re calling entrapment by law enforcement, preemptive prosecution and hyper-restrictive solitary confinement. Several high-profile defendants and their relatives discussed their personal struggles in light of the war on terror. The common thread connecting all the speakers was overreach by the US justice system.

Nearly 60 people crammed into a chapel at the First ...

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WMNF listeners weigh in on President Obama's call for US military escalation against Iraq listen

09/15/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: ISIS, US military

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Today on Radioactivity we discuss the President's speech last week calling for US military involvement against ISIS. We'll hear from a spokesperson for WIN WITHOUT WAR- a coalition against escalation. Rob Lorei also shares an excerpt from the following interview yesterday on Fox News with South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham who wants more US military involvement.

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Pulitzer-winning Sonia Nazario speaks at Eckerd College about ongoing child refugee crisis listen

09/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Sonia Nazario, Lourdes Flores, Enrique's Journey, immigration, Honduras, incarceration, prisons, Eckerd Collge, drug war, refugee, migrant

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Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of the book, Enrique’s Journey, spoke at Eckerd College Thursday night about the ongoing child refugee crisis. It was the first time that Nazario, and Enrique’s mother, Lourdes Flores, spoke to an audience together. They focused on the harsh realities, misconceptions and solutions to the crisis in Central and North America.

The auditorium was packed to capacity with 600 people. Some in the audience were Eckerd College freshman, who...

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The connection between U.S. and Saudi relations during 9/11 Part 2 listen

09/12/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: The Real News Network, Paul Graham, 9/11

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Radioactivity we’ll hear part two of an interview that former US Senator Bob Graham gave a few months ago about the Saudi connection to 9/11.

Yesterday, on the anniversary of 9/11 we carried part one. In it Senator Graham told Paul Jay of the Real News Network that as co-chairman of the Congressional investigation into 9/11 investigators uncovered information about who funded the 9/11 hijackers, that there were strong indications that Saudi Arabia was involved and that the US government ...

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Hillsborough Sheriff to stop ICE holds of undocumented immigrants listen

09/11/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: immigration, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Raices en Tampa, Marisol Marquez, Catherine Lim, WMNF News, Seán Kinane

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According to an Associated Press analysis of Homeland Security Department data, the agency is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

But even immigrants who are not destined to be immediately deported are often detained by local law enforcement departments. But the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is changing its policy and will no longer detain immigrants being investigated for deportation.

It’s an issue that has been brought to the forefront by a ...

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Assessing the new U.S. war in Iraq & Syria listen

09/11/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria, President Obama

On Wednesday night, President Obama addressed the nation to discuss his new plan to try to stifle ISIS (or ISIL) by attacking from the air in Iraq & Syria, and work with fighters on the ground working against those terrorist groups. We opened the phones for discussion.

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Jobs, economy at top of list of concerns for Floridians listen

09/11/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Sunshine State Survey, Florida, USF, Susan McManus, WMNF News, Seán Kinane

The results are in: Floridians care about schools, crime, immigration, the environment ... but most about jobs and the economy.

Those are the findings of The Sunshine State Survey. University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus announced the results in a telephone conference with media Thursday.

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The connection between U.S. and Saudi relations during 9/11 listen

09/11/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Paul Jay, U.S. Senator Paul Graham, The Real News Network

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Today on the anniversary of 9/11, Radioactivity airs an old interview from The Real News Network where senior editor Paul Jay speaks with former U.S. Senator Paul Graham about U.S. / Saudi relations during 9/11.

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NFL domestic violence controversy and Author Antonia Juhasz talks about the devastating impact of the Gulf Oil Spill listen

09/11/14 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Tags: ANTONIA JUHASZ, Dave Zirin

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“The NFL Cares About Domestic Violence as Much as BP Cares About the Environment”

This week’s show could be summarized by guest, DAVE ZIRIN, an American political sportswriter extraordinaire, sports editor for The Nation, and writes a blog named “Edge of Sports.” He is the author of Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down and many other books. He also hosts his own weekly Sirius XM sh...

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Warm waters causing widespread bleaching in Florida corals listen

09/10/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: coral, corals, bleaching, coral bleaching, Florida Keys, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, climate change, global warming, hurricanes

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This summer could end up being one of the worst on record for Florida’s corals; a scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota says water temperature in the Florida Keys has been so high that conditions over the next month could tip the balance of whether corals experience just a bad bleaching season or a devastating one.

WMNF interviewed Mote’s Erinn Muller this morning.

"Normally when you’re diving in a coral reef like in the Florida K...

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