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Hundreds flock to St. Pete jobs fair listen

09/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As of last Friday, Florida has had three straight months of 10.7 percent unemployment. Today the St. Pete Times hosted a jobs fair in downtown St. Petersburg. President Barack Obama is trying to address the problem through the American Jobs Act. It would include 5 billion dollars to help public safety officials a...

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Analysis of the President's State of the Union Speech

01/26/11 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 analyze President Obama's State of the Union speech with your phone calls and analysis from Jonathan Alter who is author of the book The Promise (Simon and Scuster) about the first year of the Obama presidency and national affairs columnist for Newsweek and an analyst for NBC and MSNBC.

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Tampa Democrats gather for Obama's State of the Union address listen

01/26/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Obama addressed the country last night in his State of the Union address. Obama reflected on the first two years of his administration, but he also assured the American People that he would not stop there.

President Barack Obama has served half of his term in office and has tackled some tough issues to both criticism and praise. In last night’s State of the Union address, he worked to bridge the gap between political parties by addressing concerns from both sides of the aisl...

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Pre-Election Special

11/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good afternoon, I'm Rob Lorei.

Today we're going to talk about politics and tomorrow's elections. Later we'll hear reports about Hometown Democracy and the possible end to public financing of camapigns. We'll also open up the phone lines.

But first- the growing national debt is a big issue this election. It's motivating many people to vote against political allies of President Obama. But which president's did the most to increase federal deficits and which did the most to keep it unde...

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New biography of TV commentator Glenn Beck

06/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up we’ll talk with the author of a new biography of radio talk show host Glenn Beck. But first some listener comments about last Thursday’s interview with the Pinellas peace activist who had spent the last several months living in the Palestinian territories observing the effect of the Israeli occupation. Tape

Our next guest is a freelance writer who spent a lot of time here in Tampa doing research for his new book COMMON NONSENSE: GLENN BECK AND THE T...

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Newsweek Columnist Jonathan Alter On President Obama's First Year In Office

05/25/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest this segment is speaking at the Forum Truth event tonight in Sarasota. Jonathan Alter is an award-winning columnist, television analyst and author. Since 1991, Alter has written a widely-acclaimed Newsweek column that examines politics, media and social and global issues. For more than a decade, he has worked as a contributing correspondent to NBC News. His 2006 book, "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope," was a national bestseller. Alter is also an origi...

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Rally for Israel listen

04/26/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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We have to understand we’re in the Middle of World War III. So far, the only one that doesn’t get it is the White House.

Bob Kunst spoke to a group of Israel supporters beside the statue of the World War II sailor kissing his sweetheart. The rally was to show love and support for America and Israel, and against the Obama politics threatening to divide [Jerusalem](http://www.jerusalem.muni.il/jer_main/defaultnew.asp?l...

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Obama announces high speed rail funding during Tampa visit listen

01/28/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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President Barack Obama announced that thirteen major corridors will receive awards today to help develop new high-speed rail infrastructure or begin the transition to high-speed rail. Obama visited Tampa today with Vice President Joe Biden to announce his plans for rail, economic recovery and jobs following last night’s State of the Union address.

Obama plans...

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Mayor Pam Iorio is optimistic about Obama's Thursday visit listen

01/22/10 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Next Thursday President Obama and Vice President Biden are coming to Tampa for the first time since the election. Proponents of high speed rail are hoping he will announce that Florida received the $2.5 billion for the project.

This morning WMNF asked Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio if she thought Obama was coming to Tampa to announce if Florida had won the bid.

Iorio: Well all indications that I have received, there is a very positive vibe I'll say in the direction of us getting high speed ...

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Kathy Castor on Afghanistan listen

12/04/09 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tuesday, President Obama revealed his plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion this year. Obama says the surge will begin to pull out in July of 2011.

Congresswoman Kathy Castor served on the Armed Services Committee during her first two years in congress. There, Castor says she saw a lack of resources available to forces fighting in Afghanistan.

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