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Is the Federal Government Ignoring the Danger of Right Wing Terrorism? listen

06/30/15 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: right wing terrorists, Domestic Terror, neo-Nazi, Islamic radicals, Daryl Johnson, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Is the federal government ignoring the danger of right wing violence? Our first guest today says yes. In the wake of the killing of nine people in a church in Charleston South Carolina by a 21 year old named Dylan Storm Roof-, a young man who had, according to new reports, been influenced by white supremacist ideology…. Our next guest says there has been more terrorism from right wing individuals in the US than by Islamic influenced terrorists.

DARYL JOHNSON was the senior domestic te...

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USDA program helps families build their own homes, and journalist Tony Ortega's latest book on Scientology

06/26/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: USDA, Self Help Housing Program, Earl Allen Pfeiffer, Florida Home Partnership, affordable housing, Ruskin, Hillsborough, Pasco, Tony Ortega, scientology, Mike Rinder, Paulette Cooper, Clearwater, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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June is national homeownership month and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the USDA Self-Help Housing Program, which helps families build their own homes through local partnerships. Over the years the program help build nearly 50,000 affordable homes for many low income and minority families in rural communities. Today we talk with Earl Allen Pfeiffer, Executive Director of Florida Home Partnership, one of the two affordable housing organizations that works with t...

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Florida historian says confederate inspired state flag needs to go

06/25/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: kathy castor, Confederate flag, TD Allman, Florida history, State Flag of Florida, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Since last week's tragic shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers at the hands of an alleged white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina, there has been growing outcry over public representations of the confederacy. Recently Representative Kathy Castor called for the statue of a confederate general to be removed from Florida's section of the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. Today we talk to Florida historian and author TD Allman, who says that the State Flag of Florida is a refashioned...

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The Fairness Doctrine with Jennifer Sullivan addresses corporate money in political campaigning

06/24/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: The Fairness Doctrine, Jennifer Sullivan, Anita Stewart, Green Party, Move To Amend, Citizens United, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today we have the latest installment of The Fairness Doctrine, a debate show hosted and produced with Jennifer Sullivan. This edition discusses the validity and ethics of private money in political campaigning. Joining Sullivan today is Anita Stewart, Host of Wise Women Radio and former member of the Hillsborough Soil and Water Conser­vation Board.

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WEDU's Florida This Week tackles healthcare, state budget, and abortion waiting period

06/22/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida This Week, WEDU, State budget, healthcare, coverage gap, Medicaid expansion, Bill Bunting, Patrick Mantaiga, Ernest Hooper, Mike Deeson, Paula Dockery, Alex Sink, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today we listen to clips from the last couple weeks of WEDU''s Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. We first look at an discussion with Pasco Committeeman Bill Bunting, La Gaceta Editor Patrick Mantaiga, Tampa Bay Times Columnist Ernest Hopper, 10 News investigative reporter Mike Deeson, over the Republican opposition to medicaid expansion for uninsured Floridians and a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. ...

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Listeners weigh in on Confederate flags and St. Pete's history of lynching listen

06/22/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: Confederate flag, St. Petersburg, Charleston, guns, Race, racism, Lynching, wmnf, WMNF News

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On this episode of MidPoint we aired WMNF reporter Samuel Johnson's new report on the history of lynching in St. Petersburg. It's called Historical amnesia about lynching in St. Petersburg: the John Evans plaque. Listeners weighed in on that, on the shooting in Charleston and the Confederate battle flags that fly on the grounds o...

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Transgender man and woman discuss issues trans community still face

06/18/15 Rob Lorei
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday

Tags: transgender, transphobia, discrimination, gender identity, LGBT, Grant Drain, Rachel Carey, Bruce Wright, social justice, US Social Forum, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, and Chelsea Manning. They are just a few of the increasingly visible transgender people in the public eye. Still, trans folk are often misunderstood in society, they face harassment, violence, workplace discrimination, and rates of suicide ideation that are significantly higher than the general population. Joining us today are two transgender people, Grant Drain and Rachel Carey, to explain transgender identity and the many social and legal issues the trans commun...

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Social Security advocate opposes Jeb Bush's stance on retirement privitization

06/18/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Social Security, retirement, privatization, Jeb Bush, George W. Bush, Max Richtman, Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicaid, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush officially announced his run for presidency this week and he hasn't been shy about voicing support for changing Social Security, including privatization and phasing in an increase of the retirement age. At a town meeting in New Hampshire, Bush called the program a "supplemental retirement system that’s not actuarially sound" and declared his intention to pick up where his brother left off, referring to George W.'s efforts to privatize Social Security that were...

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Radioactivity airs speech by journalist Robert Scheer from Seattle Town Hall listen

06/15/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Robert Scheer, Free thought, self-censorship, truthdig.com, wmnf

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Today we hear a recent speech from Robert Scheer on free thought and self-censorship. Scheer is the editor-in-chief of progressive news website Truthdig.com and co-host of political radio program Left, Right & Center on KCRW. He is a communications professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California.

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Faith-based lobby works to achieve congressional recognition of climate change.

06/12/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: climate change, Emily Wizba, environment, Friends Committee of National Legislation, Sina Toossi, Foreign Policy in Focus, Iran, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We hear from Emily Wirzba, policy associate with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, who works on issues with sustainability and the environment for the Quaker faith-based organization. She talks about the an approach to discussing climate change with policymakers involving faith and call to morality. Wirzba also gives advice on how citizens can start a dialogue with their elected officials on environmental issues.

Then we talk with journalist Sina Toossi who recently wrote a ...

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