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War on Terror: Arresting Real Terrorists or Entrapment?

01/07/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Every few months it seems the FBI arrests persons or people suspected of plotting terrorist acts in the US. How many of those are truly terrorists-- and how many of them would not be able to pull off the proposed terrorist act- unless they had help from government informants? We'll talk about the issue in a few minutes here on Radioactivity. But first three listener comments about last Friday's program on which we talked about the history of the Second ...

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Peace activists implore feds to call off "witch hunt" domestic terrorism investigations listen

09/24/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Peace activists nationwide are speaking out Monday against what they see as FBI oppression against protesters. In downtown Tampa, ten people protested anti-terrorism tactics and legislation in front of the Sam Gibbons Federal Courthouse. Jared Hamil heads the Tampa Committee to Stop FBI Oppression which is participating in a national call-in day to ask a U.S. attorney to call off investigations of 22 anti-war activists.

“Hi, my name is Jared Hamil. I’m from Tampa Bay. I’m a fello...

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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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