News & Public Affairs10/07/11 Janelle Irwin & SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
A visit to the website of Florida's Attorney General has us wondering: how much time and money does Pam Bondi's AG's office spend Photoshopping pictures.
click the photo for a slightly larger view of the screen shot of the AG's bio website Friday morning1 comments
08/16/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday) Listen to this entire show:
Today we're going to have open phones but first I read a section of this op-ed written by Warren Buffett and carried in yesterday's New York Times, called "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich."2 comments
08/11/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Over the past several days a lot of our listeners have wanted to talk about what Americans pay in taxes. They especially want to know if any income group pays no taxes and whether some people are undertaxed or overtaxed (compared to the rest of the country and rest of the world). We spoke with Rebecca Wilkins who is a Senior Counsel for Federal Tax Policy at Citizens for Tax Justice in Washington, DC. Citizen's for Tax Justice studies tax policies and how they affect A...Be the first to comment
08/10/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
The progressive nonprofit advocacy group Moveon.org called on itâs supporters to flood local legislative offices today to ask congressi...Be the first to comment
08/02/11 SeÃ¡n Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday Listen to this entire show:
This afternoon President Barack Obama signed legislation to increase the nation's borrowing authority and avert government default. Congress linked the debt ceiling increase to deficit reductions. But they will be only accomplished through spending cuts, not revenue increases. President Obama said that for future deficit reductions, to expect even more cuts, including to Medicare, in addition to higher taxes.
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âThis compromise guarantees more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction. Itâ...
08/01/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday Listen to this entire show:
This morning, the Board of Hillsboroughâs transit agency, HART, raised the maximum amount it can assess homeowners for the countyâs bus and other transportation services. During the two hour meeting the board also addressed collective bargaining and changes to In-Town-Trolley routes.
Meeting rising costs without asking tax payers to pony up is becoming more and more difficult in a struggling economy and issues concerning transportation are no exception. In their first meeting since Ju...Be the first to comment
Norquist, Rubio, Sanders & Greenspan on debt ceiling; Kate Bradshaw on firing of two state employees investigating mortgage industry07/29/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
We'll hear two listener comments about yesterday's program. We'll also hear WMNF's Kate Bradshaw reporting about the forced resignation of two staffers in Florida's Attorney General's office who had been investigating the mortgage industry and whether Floridians had been ripped off. Later we'll hear several different views on raising the debt ceiling: Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, Senator Marco Rubio, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan.Be the first to comment
07/27/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday) Listen to this entire show:
With the debate over raising the debt ceiling in Washington almost at an impasse we're joined now by David Cay Johnston who is one of the nation's leading journalists on the issue of taxes. Johnston is a columnist for Reuters and author of Perfectly Legal, Free Lunch and early next year The Fine Print, all books about little known ways the economy is rigged to benefit the richest among us. He formerly covered taxes for the New York Times where he won a Pulitzer Prize.
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07/11/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday Listen to this entire show:
Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Earlier today President Obama held a press conference regarding the ongoing talks on the debate over whet to do about raising the federal ceiling on the debt limit. At the press conference the President acknowledged that he was considering cuts to entitlements. He also said he was not considering raising taxes immediately, that he did not want to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class and that he was in favor of renewing th...Be the first to comment
06/06/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Last week the nation's unemployment rate edged up a tenth of a percent to 9.1%. Why is this recession lingering? Here to talk about is is Professor Emeritus of Economics At The University Of Wisconsin-Madison Ayse Somersan, Ph.D.1 comments