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Open phone call-ins to discuss the news including death of Osama Bin Laden

05/03/11 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 open the phones to discuss the big stories of the past few days- including the death of Osama Bin Laden.

During this program we took several calls from listeners who did not believe the official government story about 9/11. For those of you looking for a quality source of information debunking 9/11 conspiracy theories here is a good web site: [http://www.debunking911.com/index.html](http://www.debunking911.com/i...

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Former member of Congress Alan Grayson talks about Medicare, the federal deficit, Afghanistan, Iraq and whether he'll run again

04/18/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this afternoon an interview with former Democratic member of Congress Alan Grayson. Grayson is a former U.S. Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district; he served from 2009 until 2011.

The district includes parts of Orlando, Winter Park, Celebration, Walt Disney World and parts of Lake County, Marion County and Ocala. Grayson lost his re-election last year to Republican Daniel Webster.

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Interviews with Tea Party activist Tom Gaitens and UMass political science professor Thomas Ferguson

04/14/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. First up today we'll hear from a local Tea Party activist Tom Gaitens who is helping to organize this Friday's Tax Day Tea Party protest at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Later we'll hear from Professor Thomas Ferguson who is a political scientist at the University of Massachussetts in Boston. Both will be talking about President Obama's speech last night and the national debat...

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War correspondent talks about covering Afghanistan and Pakistan

03/28/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our first guest today is Kim Barker, author of the new book THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE. She chronicles the years she spent reporting on the forgotten war, doing the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan after the U.S. military had decamped for Iraq. Barker was an unlikely foreign correspondent—she did not own a passport, spoke only English, and knew little to nothing about Osama bin Laden or Islam. But, in the wake of 9/11, h...

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Veterans for Common Sense calls for end to wars in Afghanistan and more humane treatment for veterans

01/24/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll speak with Gene Jones and Dennis Plews with the group Florida Veterans For Common Sense. They'll discuss a resolution their group has issued calling for an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They'll also discuss veteran's diversion courts - a new way to deal with veterans who come into the criminal justice system. Veterans for Common Sense will celebrate Commnon S...

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Former Reagan Official: House members who read the US Constitution yesterday do not understand it

01/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Yesterday on the floor of the House, members of Congress read the US Constitution.

Here to comment is Bruce Fein, He was Associate Deputy Attorney General under President Reagan and is author of the new book "American Empire: Before the Fall." He recently wrote a piece titled "Ten Congressional Commandments," which states:

"The Constitution exclusively empowers Congress to authorize the initiation of war under Article I, Section ...

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Former NYT Reporter Chris Hedges on the Death of the Liberal Class

12/07/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest today is Chris Hedges.

From his Wikipedia bio:

"Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002). A quote from the book was used as the opening title quotation in the critically-acclaimed and Academy Award-winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker. The quote reads: "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug."

"Chris Hedges is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City.[6] He ...

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Stop-loss payments available for some military vets listen

09/08/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Over the weekend the Washington Post reported that more than 90,000 members of the U.S. military haven’t claimed money accrued during involuntary extensions of their service. Today U.S. ember of Congress Kathy Castor is urging residents of the Tampa Bay area to spread the word.

Two-thirds of veterans and beneficiaries eligible for retroactive stop-loss payments haven’t collected on money the government owes them. An average of three to four thousand dollars is owed to service members...

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Experts Talk About Afghanistan's Medical Shortfalls listen

03/26/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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While the battle rages in the United States over how much access everyone should have to health care, many in Afghanistan are living with few ways of getting the care they need. On the final day of the USF Symposium on Afghanistan and Pakistan, experts tackled the question of how to provide quality care in that country, and it appears there are no easy answers.

Dr. Vincent Berkley says he’s an army of one. The assistant surgeon general...

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USF Symposium Offers New Insights on Pakistan/Afghanistan Policy listen

03/24/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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It’s a big week for dialogue between US and two countries that have borne the brunt of the “War on Terror.” Today Defense Secretary Robert Gates said it’s too early to let Afghanistan fend for itself against the Taliban. This comes as a large delegation of Pakistani leaders is meeting with the Obama Administration. Meanwhile, peace talks have begun in that country between a Taliban leader and Afghan President Hahmad Karzai. Closer to home, the University of South Florida held the firs...

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