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New Port Richey job fair draws 300 residents looking for work listen

12/06/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 300 job seekers and dozens of employers converged on a job fair in New Port Richey, where many residents say they are finding it difficult to find work outside of the service industry. Employers ranging from home based businesses to federal agencies were accepting applications.

It seems that Floridians need all the help they can get when it comes...

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9/11 whistleblower warns against new defense spending bill listen

12/05/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Americans are entitled to a fair trial under the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution, but the new defense spending bill that passed by an overwhelming majority in the Senate last week excluded an amendment to prohibit the military from indefinitely detaining US citizens.

Former FBI agent Colleen Rowley is now an anti-war activist,...

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Advocacy group tells Muslims to know their rights when talking to police listen

10/03/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Tampa Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, has received a startling number of complaints from members of the Muslim community claiming they have been harassed by the FBI. In a workshop yesterday residents were taught how to handle encounters with law enforcement.

Hassan Shibly, executive director for CAIR’s Tampa chapter, said harassment has always been an issue, but the frequency of Muslims being hassled by l...

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Poisoning The Press: Richard Nixon v Jack Anderson

06/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll discuss the epic struggle between President Richard Nixon and one of the top investigative journalists of the time- Jack Anderson, it’s covered in a new book by Mark Feldstein - an investigative reporter himself who spent part of his career here in the Tampa Bay area.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Stetson Law professor Michael Allen about the US Constitution. Here’s what s...

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FBI negotiator says everyone can benefit from negotiating listen

02/04/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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You’ve probably seen hostage negotiations played out dramatically in movies like “The Negotiator” with Samuel L. Jackson. Last week, at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, an actual FBI hostage negotiator spoke about the reality of how he saved lives.

To learn more about Gary Noesner, check out his new book “Stalling for Time.”

Gary Noesner had always wanted to join the FBI.

“A career in the FBI was something I wanted to do from about the age of 12 when I saw a televi...

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FBI put Howard Zinn on a list of suspects to be detained in event of emergency - part 2 listen

08/06/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Historian, author, and activist Howard Zinn died in January. He may be best known for his book A People’s History of the United States. Last Friday the FBI released more than 400 pages of files it has kept on Zinn since March, 1949.

Last night on the WMNF Evening News we brought you the first half of our analysis of those FBI file...

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Howard Zinn spied on by FBI and put on detention list - 2 part series listen

08/06/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Historian, author, and activist Howard Zinn died in January. He may be best known for his book A People’s History of the United States. Last Friday the FBI released more than 400 pages of files it has kept on Zinn since March, 1949. That’s when J. Edgar Hoover’s agency first created a “Security Index card” on Zinn when they suspected he was associated with the Communist Party.

When I interviewed [Zinn in 2006](http://www.wmnf.or...

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FBI kept records on late historian Howard Zinn beginning in 1949 - part 1 listen

08/05/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Historian, author, and activist Howard Zinn died in January. He may be best known for his book A People’s History of the United States. Last Friday the FBI released more than 400 pages of files it has kept on Zinn since March, 1949. That’s when J. Edgar Hoover’s agency first created a “Security Index card” on Zinn when they suspected he was associated with the Communist Party.

When I interviewed Zinn in 2006, I asked him whether...

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Ward Churchill and Fred Hampton, Jr. decry spying on activists listen

06/25/10 Kelly Benjamin & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The US Social Forum has attracted thousands of activists from all over the country to Detroit this week to discuss myriad ways of building a broad progressive movement for social change in the face of economic and ecological crisis.

One well-attended workshop focused on US Government infiltration and sabotage of progressive and radical movements throughout history.

WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin is in Detroit and spoke with Ward Churchill, a controversial author, activist and former professo...

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Super Bowl security team unveiled in Tampa listen

12/10/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Super Bowl will take place in Tampa in 52 days. Today local and federal law enforcement officials spoke to reporters about the security steps underway now and those that will commence leading up to the big game.

Steve Ibisen is the FBI special agent in charge of security at the Super Bowl. He said the FBI’s role is to prepare to meet any threat, including a possible terrorist attack. His agency will operate a join operations center for all law enforcement.

Susan McCormick is with...

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