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Helen Benedict talks about the Pentagon lifting the ban on women serving in combat

01/31/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Helen Benedict is a professor of journalism at Columbia University who won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice in 2008. Professor Benedict is a novelist and journalist specializing in issues of social justice. Her most recent non-fiction book THE LONELY SOLDIER: THE PRIVATE WAR OF WOMEN SERVING IN IRAQ (2009 and 2010, Beacon Press) won the EMMA (Exceptional Merit in Media Award) from the National Women's Political Caucus and was the inspiration for the award winning and Oscar nominate...

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Reaction to long segment of unearthed Mitt Romney fundraiser speech listen

09/19/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A lot of the national campaign news this week has focused on recently surfaced video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Boca Raton.

In the video Romney characterized 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who don’t pay federal income taxes, will vote for Barack Obama, and expect the government to take care of them.

We’ve heard some of the clips from this fundraiser. But today we’re going to try something a bit unconventional on Last Call. Instead of taking phone calls right away,...

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Some military veterans oppose Mitt Romney's plan for benefits listen

08/15/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A group of Veterans from across the state and country spoke out for the first time against the presumptive Republican nominee at the Bay Pines Veteran’s Administration building in St. Petersburg this morning. About a dozen people waved flags and signs to let passing motorists know that Mitt Romney wants to change the way past and current service members get care. Ken Woods, president of the Tampa Bay area Teamsters union said the plan to make veterans use vouchers to get medical care will...

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Rebecca tells of her brutal rape in the U. S. Army

06/14/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Rebecca tells the story of her brutal rape by a fellow soldier at the Army Base. She then tells of the consequences to her and her violator. Rebecca suffered a traumatic brain injury and years of bad health-The perpetrator was charged with intoxication -no mention of the sexual assault.. His military career continues today uninterrupted. Rebecca has gone on to be an active co-coordinator in the Walk Against Rape and is involved in getting help for victims of these assaults in the military...

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In Temple Terrace, opponents of Assad regime differ on intervention needed for Syria listen

02/20/12 Alvaro Montealegre
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is trying to broker a humanitarian cease-fire in Syria. ICRC spokesperson Carla Haddad says the group is discussing several possibilities with all those concerned and it includes a cessation of fighting in the most affected areas.

More than 5,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the 11-month uprising against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad.

On Saturday in Temple Terrace, about 45 people demonstrated against the Assad reg...

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MacDill AFB expo supports service-disabled veteran business-owners. listen

12/07/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Today more than 600 veterans and small businesses met at Tampa’s Convention Center, looking for ways to connect veteran business owners who have been disabled in combat with military contracts. MacDill Air Force Base organized the expo.

The Association for Service Disabled Veterans estimates that out of more than 26 million veterans, 2 million are service disabled. Eugene Toni works o...

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Interview with Rev. Barry Lynn executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

03/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today an interview with Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Since 1992, the Rev. Barry W. Lynn has served as executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to the preservation of the Constitution’s religious liberty provisions. A member of the Washington, D.C. and U.S. Supreme Court bar, Lynn earned his law degree from Georget...

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Is the Army putting pressure on soldiers to be religious?

01/19/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first half of today's program an interview with Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers (MAAF) president, Jason Torpy.

According to the group Atheists of Florida- Torpy says that over 23% of current military personnel are secular; ie, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, freethinkers and other nontheists.

Torpy is in the Bay area to discuss the recently implemented US Army's â...

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Walter Dean Myers Extended Interview

12/27/10 by Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Walter Dean Myers is an award-winning author of young adult fiction and non-fiction. His novels cover serious topics like poverty, incarceration and the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, all from the perspective of a young protagonist enduring the experiences. Dean Myers was born in West Virginia in 1937 and raised in Harlem by family friends. Raised in poverty, he join the Army in the late 60’s and was touched by the war in Vietnam. He begins the interview talking about his home in 1950’s Harl...

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Veterans from Operation Free want less dependence on foreign oil listen

05/06/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A small group of military veterans is traveling the country and taking out television ads to convince Americans to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Robin Eckstein and Matt Victoriano from Operation Free are in Tampa to stress how climate change threatens national security.

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