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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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Obama's first year listen

11/04/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Barack Obama was elected as the 44th president of the United States one year ago today. Residents in the Tampa Bay area shared their thoughts on Obama’s performance over his first year.

Last November 4, Obama beat McCain by 52 percent to 46 percent with nearly two-thirds of the Electoral College. Even with a Democratic congressional majority, Obama’s performance has met with mixed reviews. Marcy Goss from Tarpon springs expressed dissatisfaction with Obama’s performance thus far. ...

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Obama speaks in Cairo listen

06/04/09 Mitch E. Perry
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In perhaps his most anticipated address in his young presidency, Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of 3,000 invited guests at Cairo University in Egypt today. The President said he seeks a new beginning between the U.S. and Muslims around the world.

Admitting that no single speech can eradicate years of mistrust, Obama referenced his Kenyan father coming from a generation of Muslims, and acknowledged civilization's debt to Islam.

But he said that violent extremism must be confronted in all...

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Obama volunteers welcomed in Tampa

06/18/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Specially trained Obama volunteers were welcomed to the Tampa Bay Area last Tuesday. WMNF's Jamie Kidder has the story.

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Pinellas DEC holds Super Tuesday returns event

02/06/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee held a Super Tuesday returns party at the Beach Theater in St. Pete Beach.

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