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Get to know 88.5 FM's new station manager, Sydney White listen

06/21/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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WMNF’s new station manager Sydney White started his work here this week. Here’s a quick introduction to White, whose career has spanned from public radio and television to commercial media. We asked him about what kind of future he envisions for the station and about his background.

On Saturday 88.5 FM is hosting an open house and potluck to meet Sydney at our studio, 1210 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tampa, beginning at 1 p.m. It will be followed by an all-station meeting. ...

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How fair is the US tax system? And who pays the largest share of their income in taxes?

04/09/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei.Next Tuesday is the deadline to file your federal income tax form for last year. Today we’re going to discuss taxes and look at which income groups pay the most taxes, whether there is a transfer of wealth from the very rich to the very poor, and what happens when big corporations pay little or no taxes. We'll talk with Steve Wamhoff, Legislative Director of Citizen's for Tax Justice, a Washington DC based non profit. Recently the CTJ ...

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Ayn Rand: Phillosopher to the Tea Party, The Republican Party, Libertarians and the Neo-Conservative Movement

04/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with the author of a new book about philosopher Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand’s ideas have been cited by the Tea Party and many Republican leaders as helping them formulate their approach to government and the economy. Her books such include Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead have been widely cited as giving birth to the modern libertarian movement. Author Gary Weiss has written a new book called Ayn Rand Nation i...

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Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor Discusses TPD Plans for Upcoming Republican National Convention

04/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, I'm Rob Lorei. This is radioactivity. Coming up we'll talk with Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor about her department's preparations for the Republican Convention in August. We'll talk about weapons, civil liberties, the proposed Clean Zone and what lessons she's learned from previous conventions.

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Military Veteran and Peace Activist Makes Case for Ending War in Afghanistan

04/04/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Matt Southworth who is an Army veteran having served in military intelligence in Iraq. He's now on the staff of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. He says the US should move quickly to end the war in Afghanistan.

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MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews on JFK, the GOP Primary and the drumbeat of war with Iran

01/17/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll hear an interview with MSNBC host Chris Matthews. He's written a new book about President Kennedy called JACK KENNEDY: ELUSIVE HERO. He'll be speaking this Saturday at noon at a free event at the Tampa Tribune auditorium at 202 South Parker Street. It's a free event sponsored by Inkwood Books. FMI 813 253-2638

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Is the National Defense Authorization Act a threat to civil liberties?

01/05/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Coming up we’ll look at the constitutional implications of the National Defense Authorization Act with a legal scholar. But first two listener comments about yesterday’s program - which was a discussion of the results of the Iowa caucuses. Here’s what several listeners had to say.

On New Year’s Eve President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision. While President Obama issued a signing ...

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Burton Hersh on Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover

11/22/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up today we’ll talk about the life of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover who spent about 40 years in that job.

He headed the nation’s foremost law enforcement agency during some of the nation’s most tumultuous times- the Great Depression, World War II, The McCarthy anti-communist era, The Civil Rights Movement, the Kennedy assassination and the Vietnam War. There’s a new film in the theaters about Hoover starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Clint Eastwood.

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With 1,000 US Military Bases In Foreign Countries President Obama Adds Another

11/18/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Yesterday President Obama announced that the U.S. was establishing a new military base in Australia staffed by 2500 service members. Here to talk about the new base is CATHERINE LUTZ, editor of the book "The Bases of Empire: The Struggle Against U.S. Military Posts," Lutz says: "The United States has a vast and expensive network of roughly 1000 military bases around the world. To add another in Australia flies in the face both of organized calls from many quarters to reduce that number as wel...

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WMNF's station manager Jim Bennett resigns listen

09/21/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The station manager of this radio station, 88.5-FM WMNF, resigned early yesterday morning. Details are still emerging, but Letty Valdes, president of the board of directors of the Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation, said Jim Bennett submitted his letter of resignation several hours after a Monday night board meeting.

"On Tuesday September 20th Jim Bennett resigned his position as station manager for personal reasons and the Board of Directors accepted his resignation. We appreciate Jim's ...

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