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Author Stephen Kinzer On The Reasons The US Should Improve Relations With Iran And Turkey

07/01/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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In his new book Reset (Times Books), award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer argues that the two countries in the Middle East that will be America’s logical partners in the 21st century are Iran and Turkey. They share strategic interests, like a stable Iraq, stable Afghanistan, and stable Pakistan; and their people also share a desire for democratic values. He also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saud...

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Veterans from Operation Free want less dependence on foreign oil listen

05/06/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A small group of military veterans is traveling the country and taking out television ads to convince Americans to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Robin Eckstein and Matt Victoriano from Operation Free are in Tampa to stress how climate change threatens national security.

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Afghanistan and Pakistan Symposium listen

03/29/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Adnan Mazarei, assistant director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), spoke at USF today. USF officials said IMF policy did not permit his address to be recorded.

In a question-and-answer period that followed, Stan talked unofficially and gave only his first name. He works as a South Asia analyst for the United States Central Command, and gave his assessment.

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Condoleezza Rice Speaks in Sarasota and Criticized by Local Group listen

02/08/10 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Former US Secretary of State under the Bush Administration, Condoleezza Rice, spoke at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center in Sarasota this morning. She addressed several contemporary issues including the economy, terrorism and ongoing wars.

Hundreds filled the auditorium to hear the 66th Secretary of the State speak. One of the first topics Rice tackled was terrorism. She said each and every day terrorists plot to attack the United States.

The Van Wezel would not allow Rice’s spee...

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UN inspectors set to visit Iran nuclear site listen

10/01/09 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today in Geneva, Switzerland, representatives of the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia, and Germany met with Iranian officials about the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions.

Following the meeting, President Barack Obama said that Iran has two weeks to permit international officials inspect a nuclear plant that was revealed last week.

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Keith Ellison on House resolution on Iran listen

06/19/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution today that supports "all Iranians who embrace the values of freedom, human rights, civil liberties and the rule of law."

The resolution was approved by 405 lawmakers. Texas Republican Ron Paul voted against the measure; two Democrats, Brad Ellsworth of Indiana and Dave Loebsack of Iowa, voted 'present'.

Arizona Senator John McCain introduced a similar resolution in the Senate, but said it was ‘unfortunate’ that ...

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Analyst discusses the Iranian election listen

06/12/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Muhammed Sahimi is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Southern California and a blogger for the Huffington Post and other publications.

He says that Iran will see real change if the challenger in tonight’s election, Hossein Mousavi, is victorious.

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An interview with National Review editor Rich Lowry

04/08/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: an interview with the editor of one of this country’s leading conservative magazines -- Rich Lowry of the National Review will be along in just a few minutes. But first, a lot of listener comments about yesterday’s interview with University of Michigan Professor Juan Cole who’s latest book, Engaging the Muslim World. In it, he says the dangers of Islamic radicalism have been overblown in this country.

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Religious minority persecuted in Iran listen

03/23/09 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Bahá'í faith focuses on peace, justice and unity. But in Iran, Bahá'ís are being persecuted for their religious beliefs. Bahá'ís are barred from higher education, unable to find work, and sometimes arrested and executed.

In Clearwater yesterday afternoon, a local Bahá'í center held a conference to raise awareness of this persecution.

The Bahá'í religion was founded in Persia in 1844, and it has more than 5 million followers all over the world. Since its origins, Bahá'ís...

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CIA vet Michael Scheuer says Afghan war is already lost

02/11/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF 's Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about the war in Afghanistan with Michael Scheuer, author of the book Marching Toward Hell.

But first some listener comments about the last few 1 p.m. programs. We’ll hear comments about the state’s budget problems, a possible new source of renewable energy, electioneering by a local public officials, the proposed landfill in East Pasco County, and the closing of the military prison at Gua...

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