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Republican convention protesters unveil threats of violence against them listen

07/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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An organization planning to protest at the Republican National Convention next month is claiming they are the target of violent threats. The group ResistRNC has listed several quotes they claim came from direct messages to their website.

Most of the alleged emails warn members of the group not to use violence during their demonstrations. But Amos Miers, one of ResistRNC’s organizers, said some of them are nothing more than threats – like this one:

“It’s from Nick Athan and th...

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Political Scientist Benjamin Barber discusses the importance of each citizen in solving global issues listen

03/05/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Some of the most important issues affecting people today—disease, terrorism, climate change—are not defined by region, but instead are global problems. That’s the take of political scientist Benjamin Barber, who spoke Wednesday night on The Ethics of Global Citizenship at St. Petersburg College in Seminole.

Barber began by illustrating just how connected the United States is to the rest of the world. He said that many Americans focus on the borders that o...

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Tampa Bay History Center Exhibit: Spies Saboteurs and Traitors

02/10/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program we'll talk with Rodney Kite-Powell who is the curator at the Tampa Bay History Center about their new exhibit SPIES TRAITORS SABOTEURS. It's a look at 235 years of U.S. history involving domestic terrorism, divided loyalties, and sometimes misguided efforts to combat threats both internal and external. From the founding of our country, through the Palmer raids, two world wars, the Red scare and t...

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Insects: the next threat to national security? listen

11/17/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Department of Homeland Security has been trying to tighten borders in the name of national security. Airplane passengers and undocumented immigrants have spurred much of the national debate, but there is also concern that food imports should be monitored more closely.

Wednesday in Tampa industry specialists from the agriculture and food industry, law enforcement, the military and emergency management took a course o...

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Norway terror suspect will be held in isolation for four weeks listen

07/25/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In Oslo, a judge has ruled that the man who confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 76 people dead in Norway will be held in complete isolation for four weeks.

Judge Kim Heger spoke in a news conference today, through an interpreter.

The prosecutor in Norway's twin terror attacks says Anders Behring Breivik expects to spend the rest of his life in prison.

The maximum prison sentence in Norway is 21 years, but convicts who pose a danger to society can be held ...

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Norway shooting victims = Nazi Youth? Glenn Beck says so

07/25/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. This afternoon we'll hear three sound bites and then open the phones for your comments. First we'll put Friday's Norway massacre in context by hearing an Al Jazeera English report on the rise of the far right in Scandinavian countries. Then we'll hear radio commentator Glenn Beck from earlier today comparing the victims at the Labor Youth Camp in Norway to "Nazi youth". Finally we'll hear a short interview with NY Senator Charles Schume...

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The U.S. and terrorism circa 2011

06/30/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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On the first half of the program Ohio State University political science professor John Mueller discussed the U.S. reaction to the war on terror, nearly a decade after the 9/11 attacks.

On the second half of the show, the open phone segment featured several callers who despaired about the state of the nation, and of Florida.

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CAIR-Tampa reacts to the death of Osama Bin Laden listen

05/02/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There has also been local reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Today they held a press conference at their office in Temple Terrace, welcoming the Al Qaeda leader’s demise. CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, and one of the first joint American Muslim groups to condemn the attacks on 9/11, just hours after they occurred. Ramzy Kılıç is the Communications directo...

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Erlinder: Supreme Court decision lets Secretary of State define who is a terrorist listen

02/28/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last summer the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal law that criminalized “material support” for terrorism. But defenders of civil liberties warn that people can be jailed for nonviolent speech, preemptive prosecution, or thoughtcrime. On Saturday in Tampa, activists held a workshop: Wake up call for civil liberties. It featured panelists like Jess Sundin, a peace activist whose house was raided by the FBI, and law professor Pete...

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US Rep. Castor speaks about AZ tragedy and shooting of colleague Gabrielle Giffords listen

01/10/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two days after the Arizona shooting that killed six and wounded twelve, including Democratic US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, officials and the media are trying to make sense of what happened. One Tampa Bay area member of Congress took a moment from her first scheduled appearance since the massacre to reflect on her colleague and the political climate many believe spawned the tragedy.

As US Representative Gabrielle Giffords lies in an Arizona hospital bed wounded from a pointblank gun...

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