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Local groups plan anti-war protest this Thursday in downtown Tampa

10/04/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Coming up today activists will be holding a rally this Thursday in downtown Tampa to protest the ongoing wars and in solidarity with the Wall Street protests. We're joined now by Marianne Huber who is with St. Pete For Peace, one of the groups organizing this Thursday's event.

From the group's press release:

"The month of October marks the 10 year 'anniversary' of the invasion of Afghanistan and the onset of the 2012 Federal Austerity Budget. The war ...

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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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Gadhafi troops and rebel forces trade victories listen

03/14/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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West of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, government tanks and artillery bombarded an opposition-held town near the Tunisian border. A resident in Zwara says at least four rebel fighters were killed in the barrage.

In the east, opposition forces have slowed the government's offensive at the oil port of Brega. While Gadhafi's troops used superior firepower to drive the rebels out of the city yesterday, they've been unable to hold it. Rebels pushed back into Brega last night and claim to have cap...

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Violence continues in Libya as US and others mull intervention listen

03/01/11 wire services
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital are celebrating after fighters repelled an overnight attack by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Witnesses say the pro-Gadhafi forces battled the rebels for six hours, but couldn't take control of Zawiya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Congress today that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution o...

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Protests continue in Libya and beyond and are met with violence listen

02/25/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The White House says the U.S. is moving forward with plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in response to violence there.

Another U.S. official says the United States has closed its embassy in Tripoli after evacuating all personnel on a ferry and a chartered airplane.

There are reports of at least four deaths today in Libya's capital. That’s after militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on opponents holding their first major protest in Tripoli in days. On the television ...

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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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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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