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Army reservist sues Gov. Scott saying he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan listen

09/17/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, labor, lawsuit, Iraq, Afghanistan, Florida

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An Army reservist is suing the administration of Florida Governor Rick Scott because he claims he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan. Master Sergeant Walter Kreitlow had been employed in law enforcement since 1989. But he says on his third overseas deployment he was terminated from his position with the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In a conference call with reporters this morning, Kreitlow’s attorney Thomas Dickens said in doing so, the Scott ...

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Mr. Altman goes to Afghanistan

06/12/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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Warren Elly talks to a Tampa Tribune journalist about Afghanistan and what will happen to it after American supervision.

Today... what's happening in Afghanistan, and perhaps most important..what happens when most US forces pull out next year. Does the country revert back to Taliban control to the way it was before 10 years of war and over 18-thousand U-S personnel wounded, over 2-thousand 2 hundred killed? My guest is 26 year veteran journalist Howard Altman, the Tampa Tribune senior wri...

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The Long War Winding Down

05/29/13 Warren Elly with Rob MacDonald
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on Last Call, Warren Elly speaks with Lt. Rob MacDonald about the 12 year war and life after deployment to Northern Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan, through the eyes of a young American over achiever… an Engineer, an accomplished sailor, a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve SeaBees…who is just back from the War… where under threat from the Taliban he commanded construction projects along Afghanistan’s northern border. He’ll now, presumably, return to his c...

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Tampa activist receives thank-you letter from Bradley Manning; direct action planned at MacDill AFB listen

05/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In Tampa supporters of Private Bradley Manning are planning direct action outside MacDill Air Force base on June 1. MacDill is the home of U.S. Central Command. It’s part of a nationwide coordinated day of action and is being organized locally by the Tampa Bay Bradley Manning Support Network.

From his prison cell, Manning recently thanked an active member...

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A Better Path for the U.S. in the Middle East? And the Green Shadow Cabinet

04/30/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll speak with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Rohde about his new book BEYOND WAR: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East (Viking). Rhode has covered U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other parts of the Middle East and South Asia. He was held captive by the Taliban for seven months beginning in 2009.

Later we'll talk with Kevin Zeese who is the Attorney General in a new project-...

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Peace activists deliver varied anti-war messages at USF Tampa listen

04/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As part of a national anti-war initiative called April Days of Action Against Drones and Occupation, some USF students and community activists are reaching out for peace. During a rally today representatives from different groups passed out literature to students on the Tampa campus. Tampa Bay Bradley Manning Support Network’s Bill Livsey defended whistle-blowing by drawing attention to Manning’s prosecution.

“What we can do to honor his sacrifice and bravery by releasing this inf...

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Transcript of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address

02/13/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Here is the full text of the President's State of the Union Address as provided by the White House.

Remarks by the President in the State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 12, 2013

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

IN THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C.

9:15 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, fel...

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State of the Union Address prompts Tampa Bay watch parties listen

02/13/13 Lenka Davis and Christopher Davis
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last night, President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union Address of his second term. WMNF’s Lenka Davis reports from two watch parties in Tampa, one organized by the Hillsborough County Young Democrats and the other one by Tampa Bay Young Republicans.

At Mangroves bar in South Tampa, just minutes before the president’s speech was televised, a member of the Hillsborough County Young Democrats, Tim Heberlein, highlighted three important issues he wanted to hear.

"The...

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Experts say Afghanistan withdrawal in 2014 is quickest scenario listen

10/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In their third debate Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney talked about plans for withdrawal from Afghanistan. President Obama has long said he will have occupation troops pulled from the country in late 2014, but his opponent has been less forthcoming with a timeline.

Al Cardenas, chair of the American Conservative Union, was at a foreign policy conference in Tampa this month. He said Romney is taking the right approach.

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Biden's Sun City Center stump speech targets seniors and women listen

10/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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With 18 days until the election, the Obama camp is stepping up campaign efforts in key swing states. As Obama delivered remarks in Virginia Vice President Joe Biden addressed a crowded community hall in Sun City Center about Medicare and women’s rights during a half hour speech to the senior residents.

Biden cautioned the crowd of mostly senior citizens against the Romney/Ryan healthcare plan he says would raise Medicare costs for seniors by turning it into a voucher program.

“You...

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