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Tampa Bay area college students march for peace on anniversary of invasion of Afghanistan listen

10/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The war in Afghanistan is now in its twelfth year and some students in the Tampa Bay area have had enough. Ten members of Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, rallied at USF Tampa today to speak out against the continued occupation of Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Matthew Hastings said the military spending can be better used to fund public education.

“Well, if we’re spending trillions of dollars to maintain a military that is fighting overseas, we’re not g...

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Dozens honor fallen Tampa soldier, some want troops home now listen

07/17/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Two soldiers killed in Afghanistan are being honored this week in Tampa. Today, a police motorcade escorted the body of Staff Sergeant Ricardo Seija and his family from MacDill Air Force Base through the streets of Tampa. Along Bayshore Boulevard dozens of supporters lined the road with American flags. The procession was a reminder of the high price of war. But Bruce Hockensmith with the Lutz Patriots said the event this morning was about respect, not politics.

“If they came home tom...

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President Obama says whoever is responsible for killings of Afghan civilians will be prosecuted listen

03/13/12 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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President Barack Obama says he is directing the Pentagon to do a very thorough investigation of the weekend killings of Afghan civilians, allegedly by a U.S. soldier.

Obama says the inquiry will "follow the facts" wherever they lead, and that anyone found responsible will be prosecuted fully.

Speaking at the White House, Obama says the U.S. will "responsibly" draw down its forces between now and the end of 2014, the date he set with allies to close out the war.

Meanwhile, an Afghan ...

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"Stop the Machine" protest merges with Occupy Tampa for rally against wars listen

10/07/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan. Thursday protesters marched on Washington D.C. in protest of American militarism. Several local peace groups marched on Tampa’s federal courthouse in solidarity with the D.C. rally.

After the 2001 attacks on the twin towers, the US invaded Afghanistan, ostensibly retaliating against s...

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Should there be a Peace Memorial Monument in Washington, DC?

09/19/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Coming up we'll meet the founder of a group that wants to build a Peace memorial in our nation's capital. He's Michael Knox, a retired university professor who has begun the process of building such a memorial. Knox's group says: "The US Peace Memorial will honor the millions of thoughtful and committed Americans who have dedicated their lives to peace or taken a stand against war in general or a specific U.S. war. It will serve as a reminder that Americans v...

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U.S. officials siezed bin Laden's hand-written journal with operational plans listen

05/11/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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U.S. officials say that Osama bin Laden kept a hand-written journal filled with planning ideas and details of operations. it was seized in the U.S. raid as part of a huge cache of intelligence that included about 100 flash drives and five computers.

In remarks today at a Democratic National Committee event in Austin, President Barack Obama said a determined effort by U.S. intelligence and military led to the discovery and killing of bin Laden.

"We have made incredible progress. Sometim...

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Musharraf says there was no deal with U.S. to let Americans kill or capture bin Laden inside Pakistan listen

05/10/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he never struck an agreement with the United States to let American special forces kill or capture Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan.

Musharraf's spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said today that news reports claiming Musharraf and the administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush had such an understanding are baseless.

The spokesperson says Musharraf always rejected U.S. requests to launch raids in Pakistan. Chaudhry spoke from Dubai wh...

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Open phone call-ins to discuss the news including death of Osama Bin Laden

05/03/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll open the phones to discuss the big stories of the past few days- including the death of Osama Bin Laden.

During this program we took several calls from listeners who did not believe the official government story about 9/11. For those of you looking for a quality source of information debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories here is a good web site: [http://www.debunking911.com/index.html](http://www.debunking911.com/i...

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Former member of Congress Alan Grayson talks about Medicare, the federal deficit, Afghanistan, Iraq and whether he'll run again

04/18/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this afternoon an interview with former Democratic member of Congress Alan Grayson. Grayson is a former U.S. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district; he served from 2009 until 2011.

The district includes parts of Orlando, Winter Park, Celebration, Walt Disney World and parts of Lake County, Marion County and Ocala. Grayson lost his re-election last year to Republican Daniel Webster.

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Interviews with Tea Party activist Tom Gaitens and UMass political science professor Thomas Ferguson

04/14/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. First up today we'll hear from a local Tea Party activist Tom Gaitens who is helping to organize this Friday's Tax Day Tea Party protest at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Later we'll hear from Professor Thomas Ferguson who is a political scientist at the University of Massachussetts in Boston. Both will be talking about President Obama's speech last night and the national debat...

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