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America's infrastructure investment is trailing behind rest of world

08/17/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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First up today a new report is raising alarms about infrastructure spending in the us. A new report from Build America's Future says the consequences of continuing to ignore long-term infrastructure needs could have huge consequences for America's future. In a new report released Aug. 8 by Building America's Future -- an advocacy group founded by former Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, former Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and independent New York Mayor Michael Bloom...

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How to solve the federal deficit; and a campaign to have ordinary people call the Governor's office

08/12/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Governor Rick Scott has been sending robocalls out to Florida residents—touting the positive things he’s done since taking office earlier this year. Now there’s a campaign to have average Floridians tell the governor what they’ve been experiencing since he took over in Tallahassee…

And is there a relatively simple fix for the federal budget deficit? Our first guest says there is.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we featured a spokesperson for Citizen...

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Top prosecutor makes case for agnosticism

07/19/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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No subject has been argued about more vehemently than God and religion. On today's program veteran lawyer Vincent Bugliosi applies his legal reasoning skills to the question of God. Making a case for agnosticism has written Divinity of Doubt: The God Question an indictment of God, theism, and atheism. He joins us live.

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The extent of health problems caused by BP disaster

01/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Yesterday the presidential commission on the BP disaster issued some initial findings of its investigation. Independent journalist Dahr Jamail is writing investigative pieces on the Gulf oil disaster for Al Jazeera and other outlets. He says:

"While the commission report has been released, untold numbers of people living along the Gulf Coast continue to get sick as a direct result of exposure to BP's toxic chemicals in their dispersants and crude oil. Dr. Rodney Soto, a medical doctor in...

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Former Reagan Official: House members who read the US Constitution yesterday do not understand it

01/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Yesterday on the floor of the House, members of Congress read the US Constitution.

Here to comment is Bruce Fein, He was Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Reagan and is author of the new book "American Empire: Before the Fall." He recently wrote a piece titled "Ten Congressional Commandments," which states:

"The Constitution exclusively empowers Congress to authorize the initiation of war under Article I, Section ...

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WMNF station manager Jim Bennett on Transmitter/Antenna project; Grayson challenges the rich

11/18/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity program. I'm Rob Lorei.

Our station manager Jim Bennett will discuss our transmitter/antenna project that will temporarily reduce our signal strength and, eventually, improve it.

We'll also talk about aggressive debt collectors who are using Facebook to hunt down their targets.

We'll hear a short speech about tax breaks from member of Congress Alan Grayson and we'll look at Tea Party backed congress members who are recipients of farm...

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Grassroots group challenges Supreme Court decision and corporate power

09/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, David Cobb, who is an attorney and an expert on the Constitution, will be in the Tampa Bay area the next few days as part of an effort to build a movement against growing corporate power.

The target of his concern is the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United vs. FEC that removed limits on corporate political contributions.

Cobb is part of a group called Move to Amend, which wants to amend the U.S. Constit...

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Supporters and opponents debate Hillsborough's proposed transportation tax

09/14/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: a debate on the proposal to increase the sales tax one cent and to use the money to improve transportation in Hillsborough County. Among the projects to be paid for? A light rail system. At one time Tampa had a street car system on rails that served much of the central core of the city. It was dismantled in the middle of the 20th Century and since then Tampa and Hillsborough County have been reliant on an ever growing n...

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The state of the labor movement

09/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. This coming Monday the country celebrates Labor Day, and we're going to meet two members of the local labor movement in a moment. But first we'll hear a portion of a speech given at Harvard earlier this year by Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO, about the state of working people.

Our guests today are Aaron Carmella with the Hillsborough Central Labor Council and Cheryl Schroeder, Executive Director of the [West Central...

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Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman recounts her arrest at 2008 Republican National Convention listen

08/31/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman was keynote speaker at WMNF’s 2nd annual Peace Awards on Saturday. On the Evening News last night we played part of her speech where she criticized opposition to the proposed Islamic Cultural Center in lower Manhattan.

Today we play an excerpt of Amy Goodman’s account of her arrest at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

We’ll make Amy Goodman’s e...

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