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Is Corporate Feudalism Taking Over the Country?

09/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Our next guest is Dennis Marker’s who has written a new book called FIFTEEN STEPS TO CORPORATE FEUDALISM: How the Rich ConvincedAmerica's Middle Class to Eliminate Themselves examines the outcome of fifteen separate policies that were advocated starting with the Reagan administration to, according to Marker, intentionally deceive and destroy the middle class. Marker goes after what he calls the Corporate Feudalists, detailing how the middle class has become superfluous to the very rich ...

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Janesville WI After GM; And a Discussion of Last Night's DNC

09/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about last night’s session of the Democratic National Convention…..We’ll also talk with a reporter who is looking at the impact of the closing of the Janesville, Wisconsin auto plant. It’s become an issue in the race for President. But first- two listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we discussed the opening night of the DNC…..

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Tampa Bay Times reporter Michael Kruse is ...

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Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald on the Stimulus Program; And Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson Is Running for President

08/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Michael Grunwald who has written a new book called The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. He'll be speaking at 3:30 this afternoon at Harbor Hall Gallery, 1000 3rd St South on the USF St. Petersburg campus. The book is an in-depth look at the Obama stimulus program and what it's impact has been on the U.S. economy. Grunwald, a senior correspondent for Time magazine, received the G...

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Florida Pricing Higher Education Beyond Reach of Floridians? And What's Causing Algae Outbreaks in Florida?

08/22/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today well talk about corporations trying to make it easier to pollute Florida’s freshwater rivers, lakes and springs. We’ll also talk about the burden of the high cost of education here in Florida. But first, two listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we talked about the militarization and heavy surveillance that accompanied the Republican National Convention four years ago in St. Paul Minnesota. He...

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What Happened During the Last RNC?

08/21/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Note: This is a replay of an interview which originally aired on 4/26/12.

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In four months Tampa will host the Republican National Convention. When delegates, staff, journalists and demonstrators are counted as many as 50,000 people will be in the area for the convention.

The mayor of Tampa has proposed a large "clean-zone" around the convention site in downtown Tampa in which certain items and activities will be restricted.

Four years ago the ci...

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Peace Activist Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare

08/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of today’s program we’ll talk with Medea Benjamin, founder of Code Pink and author of the new book DRONE WARFARE.

But first three listener comments about last Friday’s program. Most of the comments were about the open phone segment on which our listeners wanted to discuss the upcoming presidential election.

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Our guest today is Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and Codepink (the ...

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1935 Play About the Depression to Be Performed in St. Petersburg; Interview with Texas Populist Jim Hightower

08/17/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today the Tampa Repertory Theatre will produce Archibald MacLeish’s rarely seen play, “Panic,” on August 21st at Studio @ 620 in St. Petersburg. “Panic,” was MacLeish’s first produced play. When performed in 1935, the cast featured Orson Welles in the leading role of financier McGafferty. The play, as the title suggests, explores the financial panic during the Great Depression and focuses on the nature of individ...

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What Would The U.S. Look Like if Ayn Rand's Philosophy Were to Rule the Country?

08/15/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today—many Republicans are expressing strong admiration for philosopher Ayn Rand’s ideas—including her belief that selfishness is a virtue…. The best known adherent to Rand’s philosophy these days is the soon to be Republican Vice Presidentiual candidate Paul Ryan. We’ll talk with a South Florida author who has written about Ayn Rand’s ideas in a new book.

But first, two listener comments about yesterday’s...

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Author Chris Hedges Says Corporations Are Destroying The American Dream

08/13/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. On the first part of the program this morning- an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Chris Hedges. For almost 20 years he covered conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and The Balkans. He’s written a number of best selling books including Death of the Liberal Class and War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning.

His latest book is DAYS OF DESTRUCTION DAYS OF REVOLT (NationBooks) . He and illustrator Joe Sacc...

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Medicare Proponent Says Paul Ryan Would Be Bad For Program; And Social Conservatives Want to Dump Romney

08/13/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Nancy Altman author of The Battle For Social Security. We'll talk about the selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential running mate. Altman is part of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. She says: "Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate starkly reveals that his values are not America's values. The American people overwhelmingly value our Social Security...

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