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Boston Marathon explosives were loaded with shrapnel inside pressure cookers listen

04/16/13 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said this morning there were 176 casualties, 17 of them in critical condition, and three fatalities from yesterday’s bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

President Barack Obama said today the deadly bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by an individual.

"This was a heinous and cowardly act. And given what we now know abou...

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Two bombs cause chaos near finish line of Boston Marathon

04/15/13 AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Since this report, the casualty figures have been upgraded to 3 killed and more than 100 injured.

Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. Authorities said two people were killed and at least 23 others injured in a terrifying scene of broken glass, smoke and severed limbs. Police said a third blast rocked the John F. Kennedy Library several miles away and more than an hour later, but no injuries were reported. A senior U.S. intelligence official sa...

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Women and Sexuality in Global Conflict

02/05/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity-- in it's new time-- 11AM- Monday Through Friday. We'll be followed by Democracy Now every weekday at noon.

The bi-annual WMNF program changes went into effect yesterday and we want to hear your thoughts on the program changes. You can call us at 813-238-8001 x115 and record a comment. And you can also send an e-mail directly to us by sending it to wmnf@wmnf.org.

On the first part of the program today we'll talk with a USF professor- Professor Davi...

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Benghazi attack still has holes, but extra security might not have been an option listen

10/25/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been using the attack in Benghazi last month in his campaign against President Barack Obama. Republicans supporting Romney claim Obama withheld information about the attack that killed four Americans.

Speaking before a U.S. Global leadership Coalition event this month in Tampa, former head of the Republican Party of Florida and current chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas s...

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Tampa Bay area college students march for peace on anniversary of invasion of Afghanistan listen

10/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The war in Afghanistan is now in its twelfth year and some students in the Tampa Bay area have had enough. Ten members of Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, rallied at USF Tampa today to speak out against the continued occupation of Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Matthew Hastings said the military spending can be better used to fund public education.

“Well, if we’re spending trillions of dollars to maintain a military that is fighting overseas, we’re not g...

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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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9/11 remembered by peace activists for resulting in more violence listen

09/11/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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While groups around the country are remembering the victims of 9/11, other groups are marking the day for a different reason. A group of Peace activists rallied at USF and downtown Tampa today to remind people that American lives weren’t the only ones lost as a result of the attacks that day. Gonzalo Valdes with the group Tampa Against the War on Terror said more people were lost post 9/11.

“9/11 was the beginning of this war on terror. That’s when the world changed. I personall...

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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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