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Reaction to long segment of unearthed Mitt Romney fundraiser speech listen

09/19/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A lot of the national campaign news this week has focused on recently surfaced video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Boca Raton.

In the video Romney characterized 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who don’t pay federal income taxes, will vote for Barack Obama, and expect the government to take care of them.

We’ve heard some of the clips from this fundraiser. But today we’re going to try something a bit unconventional on Last Call. Instead of taking phone calls right away,...

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Former Chief of International Law at Central Command on New Seal Team 6 Book and Sabre Rattling for War with Iran

09/10/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In a moment we’ll speak with an international law expert from Stetson University College of Law about the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the sabre rattling over Iran’s nuclear program….But first five listener comments that have come in since last Thursday- most about our coverage of the Democratic National Convention—including whether the Democrats had outlined any program for where they’d like to take the country- and whether the south Florid...

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Ralph Nader Says He Will Not Run for President This Year; Plus Nader on the Conventions, Iran, Gore Vidal and Citizen's United

08/01/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning- welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader about the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions…..Nader says taxpayers should not be funding those conventions----

But first one listener comment about yesterday’s discussion with investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson on the use of paid political provocateurs at the Republican National Convention in 2008. Hereâ...

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USF lecture reminds audience that future diplomacy with Iran should involve understanding history of U.S. role in Mosaddegh coup listen

05/22/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today Iran agreed in principle to allow U.N. inspectors to restart probes into a military site suspected of harboring tests related to atomic weapons. The tentative accord — announced as envoys headed to the Iraqi capital for negotiations — is likely to be used by Iran as added leverage to seek concessions from the West on sanctions. It follows on the heels of yesterday’s vote by the U.S. Senate to approve tough new penalties on the Tehran regime.

Last night at the [University of So...

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Sen. Nelson to Iran: accept the consequences listen

04/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The United States has sent a second aircraft carrier into the Persian Gulf raising concerns that continued U.S. intervention could spark conflict. At an unrelated event this morning in Town N Country, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson told WMNF the deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise is a response to President Barack Obama’s promise to thwart nuclear weapon development in Iran.

“The President has clearly stated that if Iran continues developing a nuclear weapon, which would compl...

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Are Israel or the US on the Verge of Attacking Iran?

03/06/12 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 discuss the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washinton, DC to discuss with President Obama what to do next about Iran. The Israeli leader is accusing Iran of being close to developing nuclear weapons. Netanyahu is sounding increasingly belligerent on the topic. On the first part of today's program we'll talk with Michael T. Klare a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire Colleg...

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Obama to Netanyahu: U.S. has Israel's back listen

03/05/12 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Despite their sometimes public disagreements, leaders of the U.S. and Israel are showing some unity today on the issue of Iran's nuclear program.

As he started several hours of meetings at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama said the U.S. and Israel agree that diplomacy and sanctions are the best ways to resolve the crisis with Iran.

But Obama added that the U.S. will consider all options in confronting the future possibility of an Iran...

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What to do in Iran and Syria? U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor answers listen

02/28/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last week, WMNF caught up with U.S. Representative Kathy Castor to find out what she thought about military intervention in Iran and Syria. Castor hopes problems in both nations can be solved without violence. As U.S. officials continue to view Iran as a nuclear threat, she’s staking some of that hope on tightening financial sanctions.

“The military and civilian lead...

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One of the Nation's Top Peace Lobbyists Calls for Trying Diplomacy with Iran

02/22/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll spaek with the Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation- one of the few peace lobby groups in Washington, D.C. We're going to talk about the potential for war with Iran, the Pentagon budget, nuclear weapons and other peace and social justice issues. Plus we'll take your phone calls. FMI FCNL

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The coming war with Iran?

12/22/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Earlier this week US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claimed that Iran could make an atomic weapon in one year, and said that Washington will take every step “necessary” to stop Tehran's nuclear program.

In an interview with CBS News aired on Monday, Panetta said, "It would be sometime in around a year they would be able to … (build a nuclear weapon).”

Panetta said "If they proceed and we get intelligence that they're proceeding in developing a nuclear weapon, than we will take...

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