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Erlinder: Supreme Court decision lets Secretary of State define who is a terrorist listen

02/28/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last summer the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal law that criminalized “material support” for terrorism. But defenders of civil liberties warn that people can be jailed for nonviolent speech, preemptive prosecution, or thoughtcrime. On Saturday in Tampa, activists held a workshop: Wake up call for civil liberties. It featured panelists like Jess Sundin, a peace activist whose house was raided by the FBI, and law professor Pete...

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US Rep. Castor speaks about AZ tragedy and shooting of colleague Gabrielle Giffords listen

01/10/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two days after the Arizona shooting that killed six and wounded twelve, including Democratic US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, officials and the media are trying to make sense of what happened. One Tampa Bay area member of Congress took a moment from her first scheduled appearance since the massacre to reflect on her colleague and the political climate many believe spawned the tragedy.

As US Representative Gabrielle Giffords lies in an Arizona hospital bed wounded from a pointblank gun...

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Castor: TSA should be more creative with search options listen

11/24/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Demonstrators in Revolution-Era garb were spotted outside Tampa International Airport today, protesting the controversial body scans. These days the John Adams look is a tea party calling card, but even some Democrats are critical of TSA’s body scans.

Earlier this week, outgoing Republican US Senator George LeMieux said intrusive search practices like the body scans should be abandoned in favored of policies like profiling and fingerprinting.

US Representative Kathy Castor, a Democra...

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FBI: Jacksonville Mosque a target of terrorism listen

05/13/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The FBI says a Jacksonville Mosque was targeted with a pipe bomb on Monday. Surveillance video shows a man with what law enforcement officials say is gasoline setting the bomb.

Ramzy Kilic is the executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. He said, 殿n act of terrorism to me, from that description.”

[a news report from Jacksonville with surveillance vid...

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Interview with the Deputy Israeli Consul

04/14/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei Our guest today is the Israeli Deputy Consul General, Paul Hirschson who is based in Miami.

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Interview with the Ombudswoman at NPR

02/23/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. When a news organization makes a serious mistake in its reporting - to whom do you turn (as a news consumer) in order to register a complaint? In the case of many large newspapers and electronic media outlets, you turn to an ombudsman. We'll meet the Ombudsman (or in this case the Ombudswoman) for National Public Radio in just a moment.

First up, we're joined by NPR's Ombudsoman Alicia Shepherd.

Contact the NPR ombudsman at (202...

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Obama orders corrective actions for intelligence on terrorism listen

01/07/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This afternoon, President Barack Obama announced the corrective actions he is ordering in the wake of the Christmas Day bombing attempt on a flight to Detroit. The president says his security team concluded that shortcomings occurred in three ways.

Obama says he is directing a series of additional corrective ste...

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Bob Graham on Crist v Rubio Senate race part 2 listen

11/20/09 Virginia Hoffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Last night we brought you part one of our interview with former Florida Governor Bob Graham. Graham is also a former U.S. Senator.

Republican Mel Martinez replaced Graham in the Senate, but he resigned this year. The 2010 race for that seat is shaping up to be a contentious one. The leading Democrat in the race is U.S. Representative Kendrick Meek. The top two Republicans are Governor Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio.

In the second half of this interview WMNFâ€...

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Sami Al-Arian to go on trial on contempt charges listen

01/16/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A federal judge in Virginia ruled today that Sami Al-Arian should stand trial in March for criminal contempt.

The ruling was a blow to the former USF professor, who was released on bail by Judge Leonie Brinkema back in September after being incarcerated in numerous prisons and jails since his arrest in February 2003 on federal terrorism charges.

Mel Underbakke is with the group Friends of Human Rights. She says she was one of nearly two dozen supporters of Al-Arian from Tampa in the ...

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Super Bowl security team unveiled in Tampa listen

12/10/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Super Bowl will take place in Tampa in 52 days. Today local and federal law enforcement officials spoke to reporters about the security steps underway now and those that will commence leading up to the big game.

Steve Ibisen is the FBI special agent in charge of security at the Super Bowl. He said the FBI’s role is to prepare to meet any threat, including a possible terrorist attack. His agency will operate a join operations center for all law enforcement.

Susan McCormick is with...

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