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Black Lives Matter march planned for Bradenton; Cornel West on MLK listen

01/19/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: MLK, Cornel West, Black Lives Matter, WMNF News, Bradenton


Today the guests on the first edition of the noon news and talk show were Crystal Wilson and Bryan Ellis. They're helping to organize a #BlackLivesMatter rally and march in Bradenton this Saturday.

It begins at 5:00 p.m. on the corner of U.S. 301 and Martin Luther King Ave. E. For more information, call: 941-321-7795.

We also heard more excerpts from Cornel West's speech last week in St. Petersbu...

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Rare MLK speech from Antioch College in 1965 marks the beginning of the civil rights leader's anti-war stance.

01/19/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., MLK, civil rights, Antioch College, Ohio, Vietnam War


on Today's Radioactivity, we listen to a rarely aired speech by Martin Luther King Jr. from Antioch College's commencement ceremony in 1965. The speech is part of a documentary from public radio station WYSO in Yellow Springs,Ohio, and marks one of the first times MLK publicly comes out against...

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We look at the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations, and approaches to the War on Terror

01/16/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Oscars, Bill O'Reilly, war on terror, Paris, Texas, guns


Today on Radioactivity, we listen to several sound clips from today's news addressing the lack of diversity within the Oscar nominations and Bill O'Reilly solution to how America should deal with Islamic extremists. We also listen to a report from a Dallas CBS station about a Texas gun group that conducted a reenactment last week's terror attack in Pari...

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Words Words Words

01/16/15 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Erin McKean wants you to make up words Shane Koyczan knows words can bring injuries or comfort Billy Collins shapes how we write and listen.

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Ali Abunimah weighs in on Paris attacks aftermath

01/16/15 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Tags: Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Palestine, Israel, Paris, Charlie Hebdo


Electronic Intifada founder Ali Abunimah was the guest for the hour on True Talk.

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CAIR's Hassan Shibley on the Paris terrorist attack: Terrorism, or Islamic terrorism? listen

01/15/15 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Hassan Shibley, CAIR, Charlie Hebdo, Pope Francis

Twelve people were killed last week at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. The satirical magazine was known for its controversial cartoons featuring the Prophet Mohammed.

Joining us to talk about the ramifications of this terrorist attack was Hassan Shibley, executive director with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). We asked Hassan if he agreed with Pop Francis, who said today that "religious freedom and freedom of expression sre fundamental human rights. But they are a...

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Cornel West fires up the crowd in AME church in St. Pete listen

01/15/15 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: Cornel West, Barack Obama, drones, police, violence, Ferguson, black, Media, Saint Petersburg, protest, funk


Dr. Cornel West, a polarizing black intellectual, gave an electrifying speech at an overflowing church Wednesday night in St. Petersburg. West spoke as part of the Heritage Lecture Series put on by St. Petersburg College and a community nonprofit run by Mt. Zion AME Church. West made full use of his seminary training in a hybrid mix of sermon and lecture.

West touched on a broad swath of topics ranging from law enforcement violence to drone warfare and conservative media. The thread runni...

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Former WFLA-AM host and sports announcer Mark Beiro to join WMNF News hosts on Tuesdays

01/15/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Mark Beiro, wmnf, WFLA-AM, Tampa


Next week marks the beginning of a new programming schedule here at WMNF and this includes a new lunchtime spot for national and local news. Many familiar hosts will remain but Tuesdays will have a rotating cast of hosts including Mark Beiro, who joins us this morning on Radioactivity. Beiro hosted a show on WFLA-AM for years and also worked as sports announcer on the local and national boxing and Jai Alai circuits. Today he shares stories from his career and upbringing in West Tampa.

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The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan, and the Resignation of FDLE commissioner Gerald Bailey

01/14/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Fairness Doctrine, Jennifer Sullivan, food labeling, Dan Platt, Kriz Partridge, Gerald Bailey


We start off today's Radioactivity with the third episode of The Fairness Doctrine, a debate-style segment hosted and produced by Jennifer Sullivan. The topic of debate:Why shouldn't all ingredients be prominently labeled in our food, drink and medicines? Taking their respective sides for and against labeling are New York Occupy Movement activist Dan Platt and Kriz Partridge of Bee Against Monsanto Tampa. We then open up the phone lines to listeners to discuss GMO labeling,the recent ousting ...

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USF students purchase billboard challenging university's "investments in Israeli apartheid" listen

01/14/15 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: SJP, USF, Tampa, University of South Florida, Palestine, Israel, human rights, BDS


USF students supporting human rights in Palestine have sparked a controversy by purchasing a billboard near the Tampa campus criticizing the university’s foundation for ignoring their petition to divest from companies profiting from the Israeli occupation.

During a meeting last May the USF Foundation quickly rejected a proposal by Students for Justice in Palestine at USF that was supported by the signa...

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