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Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader Discusses His Latest Book GETTING STEAMED

12/12/11 Robert Lorei
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Coming up today we’ll hear from Ralph Nader, the sometimes presidential candidate and consumer champion who for more than 50 years has fought to diminish corporate power over government. He’s just written a new book called “Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism: Build It Together To Win” (Common Courage).

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Law professor: Florida's new voting law may impact minorities listen

11/11/11 Jean Henry Telcy
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy teaches courses in Election and Constitutional Law at Stetson University College of Law. She said minorities are likely to be affected by the new voting law, including disenfranchisement.

Torres-Spelliscy believes the law targets a population that includes many people who do not own a vehicle and have a difficult time getting to the polls. Because early voting on the Sunday before Election Day has ended with the law, Torres-Spelliscy thinks it could end church effor...

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Occupy Tampa holds first protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street listen

09/26/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement for democracy that began on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. A Tampa group began similar protests against financial institutions at downtown’s Gaslight Park on Saturday.

Scott Shepard drove from Lakeland to attend the protest after seeing the newly...

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Tampa activists start local Move to Amend chapter listen

09/16/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Corporate influence on politics has many folks so mad that they want to fight a Supreme Court decision by seeking to amend the US Constitution. Last night a rag tag group of activists from several different bay area communities formed a Tampa chapter of Move to Amend, a group that opposes the ruling in FEC vs. Citizens United. They seek to establish that money is not speech, and that corporations are not peopl...

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The Supreme Court gives greater power to corporations and unions to influence elections

01/28/10 Robert Lorei
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Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama said last week's ruling removing campaign spending limits on corporations and unions would "open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations" to influence elections.

Siting in the audience, Justice Samuel Alito, who was in the majority in the opinion, shook his head at the President's statement.

Joining us now is attorney David Cobb who is with a group called [MoveToAmend.org](http://www.movetoamend....

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Responses to Supreme Court reversal of corporate election spending ban

01/26/10 Robert Lorei
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On today's show we'll discuss last Thursday's decision by the US Supreme Court granting freedom to corporations to spend money on behalf of candidates during an election.

Last Thursday, the US Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on independent corporate expenditures in Citizen's United v FEC. Before Citizens United, corporations were not allowed to spend money from their general treasuries to call for the election or defeat of federal candidates close to Election Day, even if they ...

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