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Interview with Michael Kinsley on his new book

01/21/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei.

From the book's press release: "Capitalism is facing its biggest crisis since the Great Depression, it time for a clear-eyed reconsideration of capitalism’s strengths and weaknesses. Since the fall of Communism two decades ago, capitalism has been (almost) unchallenged as the world’s reigning ideology, and in Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders. Edited ...

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Interview with Michael Kinsley on his new book

01/21/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei.

From the book's press release: "Capitalism is facing its biggest crisis since the Great Depression, it time for a clear-eyed reconsideration of capitalism’s strengths and weaknesses. Since the fall of Communism two decades ago, capitalism has been (almost) unchallenged as the world’s reigning ideology, and in Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders. Edited ...

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Kendrick Meek on torture and federal bailout

01/15/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Earlier this week, Miami area Congressman Kendrick Meek became the first Democrat to officially enter the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez next year.

WMNF spoke with him today to talk about his candidacy, and asked about a couple of major issues pending in Congress such as what he made of the blockbuster revelations in Wednesday’s Washington Post. Susan Crawford, the senior official for the Pentagon’s military commissions, claimed that interrogators torture...

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Progresive groups target GOP on stimulus listen

01/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last December, leaders from more than 20 progressive and labor organizations such as the Service Employees International Union and MoveOn.Org coalesced after consulting with the Obama transition team and Congressional leaders on how best to fight for an economic stimulus plan that helps working people.

Calling themselves the Campaign For Jobs and Economic Recovery Now, officials have taken to the airwaves and the op-ed pages, hoping to convince reluctant members of Congress to pass such le...

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Progresive groups target GOP on stimulus listen

01/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last December, leaders from more than 20 progressive and labor organizations such as the Service Employees International Union and MoveOn.Org coalesced after consulting with the Obama transition team and Congressional leaders on how best to fight for an economic stimulus plan that helps working people.

Calling themselves the Campaign For Jobs and Economic Recovery Now, officials have taken to the airwaves and the op-ed pages, hoping to convince reluctant members of Congress to pass such le...

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Progresive groups target GOP on stimulus listen

01/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last December, leaders from more than 20 progressive and labor organizations such as the Service Employees International Union and MoveOn.Org coalesced after consulting with the Obama transition team and Congressional leaders on how best to fight for an economic stimulus plan that helps working people.

Calling themselves the Campaign For Jobs and Economic Recovery Now, officials have taken to the airwaves and the op-ed pages, hoping to convince reluctant members of Congress to pass such le...

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New book looks at FDR's first 100 days in office listen

01/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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As America faces its greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, there have been countless allusions to Barack Obama’s presidency with what Franklin Delano Roosevelt had to contend with back in 1932.

Reports have surfaced that Obama is studying FDR’s first 100 days even looking at the words Roosevelt used and the tone he struck, in hopes of emulating the way FDR carried on a conversation with the American public and built confidence in the New Deal.

In the new book, *Nothi...

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Progressive economist skeptical of Obama stimulus plan listen

01/12/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday, President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team unveiled a 14-page report claiming his economic stimulus plan will create three to four million jobs by the end of next year.

Dr. Ravi Batra is an economics professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and somewhat of a prophet in his analysis of the financial crises.

In 2005, Batra wrote the book, Greenspan’s Fraud, and followed it up in 2006 with The New Golden Age, in which he predicted economic chaos would b...

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Castor previews economic stimulus package listen

01/05/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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One of the most pressing priorities of the new Congress after it begins session tomorrow is to pass the largest economic stimulus bill in history.

Tampa Democrat U.S. Representative Kathy Castor held a press conference in South Tampa this morning to announce how the state and the Tampa Bay area might benefit from the recovery package.

Castor predicted the U.S. government will send Florida $2 billion for Medicaid. Castor called the funding for Medicaid “th...

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UF survey: Consumer confidence up in Florida listen

12/24/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Florida, the economic news is not all bad, according to a new University of Florida survey on consumer confidence.

Chris McCarty is survey director of UF’s Survey Research Center. “Consumer confidence in Florida is up from November … That’s still a low number historically speaking, but it is certainly better than it was last month.”

Sixty-seven points is not a percentage, but an index, McCarty said. The monthly Florida Consumer Attitude Survey is indexed to a 1966 baseline...

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