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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.

Our gue...

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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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9/11 conspiracy theories debunked

09/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Millions of Americans still believe that the 9/11 terror attacks were part of a well organized, highly orchestrated plot, carried out with precision. A poll commissioned by the BBC found that one in seven Americans thinks 9/11 was a staged act. One in four 16-24 year olds think it was a conspiracy.

Yesterday we carried an interview with Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. He believes that controlled explosi...

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Is oil leaking from the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf?

09/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The Mobile Press Register newspaper reported last week that:

"Scientific analysis has confirmed that oil bubbling up above BP’s sealed Deepwater Horizon well in recent days is a chemical match for the hundreds of millions of gallons of oil that spewed into the Gulf last summer.

"The Press-Register collected samples of the oil about a mile from the well site on Tuesday and provided them to Ed Overton and Scott Miles, chemists with Louisiana State University.

"The pair did much...

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Rick Perry campaign organizes in Tampa and Ron Paul v. Bernie Sanders on FEMA

08/30/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up today we'll talk with Wes Maddox one of the organizers of a recent grassroots organizing meeting of the Rick Perry presidential campaign. We'll also hear two views on the proper role of the federal government in hurricane recovery: Ron Paul v. Bernie Sanders. Later we'll open the phone lines for your calls.

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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...

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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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