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Senator Bill Nelson calls for more U.S. military attacks inside Syria and Iraq listen

08/22/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Syria, Bill Nelson, Iraq, ISIS, ISIL, War

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The Pentagon says U.S. warplanes have made three more airstrikes against Islamic State targets near the Mosul Dam, including a machine gun position that was firing on Iraqi forces.

In a conference call with reporters Thursday provided by his office, Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said he met with the president of the Free Syrian Army in Turkey. Nelson says there should be more U.S. military actions inside Syria and Iraq.

"Well, we're not gonna put boots on the ground. The American pub...

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Surge of Syrian refugees to U.S. could pick up in late 2015 listen

06/12/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: World Refugee Day, Syria, Iraq, Department of State, immigration

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Nearly 30,000 refugees come into Florida every year from countries all over the world.

With ongoing violence in Syria, Simon Henshaw from the State Department says very few Syrian refugees have arrived in the U.S., but that’s about to change.

“We have pledged to take a significant number and we will start interviewing Syrian refugees soon. But it takes about 18-24 months for someone to run through our system. So, we will not, as a country, see a significant amount of Syrian refugees c...

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Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society protest war on Syria at Bill Nelson's Office listen

09/13/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A dozen anti-war activists gathered outside of Bill’s Nelson office in Tampa yesterday to urge him to vote against military action in Syria if the issue is brought to Congress. The protest was organized by the Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society.

There are 12 protestors standing on the corner of the sidewalk outside of the federal courthouse. The signs that they’re holding shake back and forth against the strong wind. Together they chant in hopes to pressure Senator Bill Nels...

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Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Vladimir Putin, Trayvon Martin, and Syria.

09/12/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, Trayvon Martin, 9/11, Europe, and the decision by the Tampa Bay Times to charge some people for online use. Listen to the full show above.

Media included in today's Radioactivity can be found below:

[A Plea for Caution From Russia What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria][1]

[Jeff Daniels from THE NEWSROOM: Is America #1?][2]

[Trayvon Martin medical examiner claims prosecutors inten...

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9-11 Remembered

09/11/13 Warren Elly with Chris Ingram
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on the Last Call Warren Elly interviews Chris Ingram, a Republican Political Consultant who was working on Capital Hill on September 11th 2001. Ingram talked about role of American Foreign policy in the rise of terrorism and other issues related to 9/11. Listen to the full show above.

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Obama backs UN discussion of Syria arms proposal

09/10/13 Associated Press
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Syria’s foreign minister announced today his country will declare its chemical weapons arsenal and sign chemical weapons convention.

The Syrian government has accepted a proposal from Russia, its most powerful ally, to give up its chemical weapons stockpile. France has announced that it plans to introduce a Security Council resolution to ensure international verification of the disarmament, but it might be opposed by Russia.

The White House said the U.S., France and Britain have agree...

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Tampa protestors rally against American Involvement in Syria listen

09/09/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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More than 100 people gathered in South Tampa on Saturday near MacDill Air Force Base to rally against U.S. military intervention in Syria. The protest was organized by St. Pete for Peace and the Syrian Amer...

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What Should U.S. Policy Be Toward Syria?

09/09/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei plays political statements regarding Syria from Sec. John Kerry, Sen. John McCain, former George W Bush staffer Dan Senior, Nation Magazine Editor Katrina VanDen Heuvel, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Syrian President Assad. Later, we open the phone lines to hear what listeners have to contribute.

Watch: Sen. Bernie Sanders: The Crisis at Home

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Syria & Daleks

09/08/13 What do we know about Syria?
Life Elsewhere

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What don't we know and what should we know about Syria? On the next edition of Life Elsewhere we talk with experts to help us better evaluate the situation in Syria. Dr. Binoy Kampmark will join us from Melbourne, Australia with an alternative insight. Mr. Kampmark was running with Julian Assange for the WikiLeaks Party in the recent Victoria elections. From Dickinson College, Ed Webb, assistant professor of political science and international studies will also join us...

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Syrian American Forum to join Tampa action opposing strike listen

09/06/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As the President makes the case for attacking Syria, anti-war activists continue to oppose a military strike. Saturday peace groups will once again take to the streets of south Tampa to say no to war on Syria. The rally begins at 6 p.m. just north of MacDill Air Force Base, the same location as last Saturday’s protest.

WMNF interviewed two organizers; Amer Baghajati with a group called the Syrian American Forum and Tom Lingo from St...

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