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Tampa Bay History Center Exhibit: Spies Saboteurs and Traitors

02/10/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program we'll talk with Rodney Kite-Powell who is the curator at the Tampa Bay History Center about their new exhibit SPIES TRAITORS SABOTEURS. It's a look at 235 years of U.S. history involving domestic terrorism, divided loyalties, and sometimes misguided efforts to combat threats both internal and external. From the founding of our country, through the Palmer raids, two world wars, the Red scare and t...

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Insects: the next threat to national security? listen

11/17/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Department of Homeland Security has been trying to tighten borders in the name of national security. Airplane passengers and undocumented immigrants have spurred much of the national debate, but there is also concern that food imports should be monitored more closely.

Wednesday in Tampa industry specialists from the agriculture and food industry, law enforcement, the military and emergency management took a course o...

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Norway terror suspect will be held in isolation for four weeks listen

07/25/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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In Oslo, a judge has ruled that the man who confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 76 people dead in Norway will be held in complete isolation for four weeks.

Judge Kim Heger spoke in a news conference today, through an interpreter.

The prosecutor in Norway's twin terror attacks says Anders Behring Breivik expects to spend the rest of his life in prison.

The maximum prison sentence in Norway is 21 years, but convicts who pose a danger to society can be held ...

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Norway shooting victims = Nazi Youth? Glenn Beck says so

07/25/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. This afternoon we'll hear three sound bites and then open the phones for your comments. First we'll put Friday's Norway massacre in context by hearing an Al Jazeera English report on the rise of the far right in Scandinavian countries. Then we'll hear radio commentator Glenn Beck from earlier today comparing the victims at the Labor Youth Camp in Norway to "Nazi youth". Finally we'll hear a short interview with NY Senator Charles Schume...

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The U.S. and terrorism circa 2011

06/30/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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On the first half of the program Ohio State University political science professor John Mueller discussed the U.S. reaction to the war on terror, nearly a decade after the 9/11 attacks.

On the second half of the show, the open phone segment featured several callers who despaired about the state of the nation, and of Florida.

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CAIR-Tampa reacts to the death of Osama Bin Laden listen

05/02/11 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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There has also been local reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Today they held a press conference at their office in Temple Terrace, welcoming the Al Qaeda leader’s demise. CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, and one of the first joint American Muslim groups to condemn the attacks on 9/11, just hours after they occurred. Ramzy Kılıç is the Communications directo...

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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.”

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