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The push to increase Social Security payments listen

02/05/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Social Security, Medicare, Max Richtman

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Today Radioactivity explores Social Security and Medicare. Rob Lorei interviews Max Richtman, President of the Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare about the efforts to change the systems.

The Tampa Bay Metro area, has a higher percentage of residents on Social Security than the national rate. Statewide more than 3.6 million people receive Social Security. Social Security benefits are not keeping pace with the cost of living in America. The average monthly benefit is $1269 wh...

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Pinellas seniors to David Jolly: Hands off my Medicare listen

02/05/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: David Jolly, Alex Sink, Lucas Overby, CD 13, Bill Young, Pinellas County, Medicare, seniors

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A dozen Pinellas County Medicare recipients are asking congressional candidate David Jolly to keep his hands off their healthcare. During a protest Wednesday at Jolly

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Walmart Boosts Sales of AR-15's; and James Galbraith Says Don't Fear the Fiscal Cliff

12/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Nation Magazine writer George Zornick who has written an article entitled How WalMart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America. Later we'll talk with Professor James Galbraith of the University of Texas at Austin on [6 R...

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Florida lawmakers get a laundry list of legislative priorities from Hillsborough constituents listen

12/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In Hillsborough County officials and residents took their wish lists to state lawmakers Monday at the legislative delegation meeting. Most of the requests were for new or continued funding, but some people asked for policy changes. Shirley Arcuri, president-elect of the Hillsborough County League of Women Voters, called on legislators to axe most of the changes Republicans made to the state’s voting law in 2010.

Florida Consumer Action Network’s Tim Heberlein came...

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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’re ...

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Obama improves performance in second debate listen

10/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has enjoyed a favorable shift in the polls since edging out President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate two weeks ago. But last night during their second debate in New York, Obama took back some of that thunder by capitalizing on women’s issues.

“When Governor Romney says that we should eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, there are millions of women all across the country, who rely on Planned Parenthood for, not just contraceptive c...

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Mitt Romney rallies supporters at St. Pete Pier listen

10/08/12 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As dusk set in last Friday, Mitt Romney stumped to several thousand supporters at the Saint Petersburg Pier Park. Romney’s speech focused on taxes, health care and personal anecdotes.

In the largest swing state, Romney leads by only 2 points in the latest Rasmussen Poll. As his supporters cheered, Romney said his campaign has been re...

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Getting the Straight Story on Medicare and the Affordable Care Act

08/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with two doctors about the raging debate over Medicare, Paul Ryan’s plan, health care reform and take your phone calls….

But first one listener comment- not about yesterday’s guests—but about the controversial statements of Missouri Congressman Todd Akins about women and rape. Here’s what one listener had to say.

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This morning we’re joined by two doctors who are active in improving health care acce...

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Standing By Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; And Veterans Groups Says U.S. Spends Too Much on the Military

08/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk with Current TV reporter David Shuster about this week’s anniversary of Medicare. It’s become a huge issue in Washington- with some in Congress wanting to change Medicare into a voucher program…..

Later we’ll talk with the leader of a local veterans group and get his views on the visit this week to Tampa by three US senators- including John McCain who were warning that military spending cuts will...

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Healthcare law helping 1.2 million get free preventative care listen

07/10/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Statistics released today show that more than 1.2 million Americans have been able to get at least one preventative healthcare service at no cost during the first half of this year. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reacted to the news about the positive impacts of the new healthcare law on Medicare recipients during a conference call.

“Before 2011, millions of seniors and people with disabilities who had Medicare, had to pay what were often significant co-pays a...

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