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Interviews with Tea Party activist Tom Gaitens and UMass political science professor Thomas Ferguson04/14/11 Robert Lorei
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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...Be the first to comment
03/14/11 wire reports including AP
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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...Be the first to comment
03/01/11 wire services
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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...2 comments
02/25/11 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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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. Thatâs after militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on opponents holding their first major protest in Tripoli in days. On the television ...Be the first to comment
01/07/11 Robert Lorei
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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:
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"The Constitution exclusively empowers Congress to authorize the initiation of war under Article I, Section ...
12/07/10 Robert Lorei
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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. He ...
02/08/10 Concetta DeLuco
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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 Riceâs spee...Be the first to comment
04/29/09 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up: an assessment of the first 100 days of President Barack Obama. But first, a lot of listener comments about yesterday's program and the controversy over plans to issue religiously themed Florida license plates.
Today marks the first 100 days of Obama's term in office. What has he accomplished and what has he not done? Politifact.com, a project of the St. Petersburg Times is tracking more than 500 campaign promises made b...Be the first to comment
03/25/09 Mitch E. Perry
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The premier of Iraq's Kurdish regional government today backed a call by the country's president for Turkish Kurdish rebels holed up in the region to lay down their arms.
That follows a comment earlier this week from Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, himself a Kurd, warning the rebels based in Iraq's northern mountains to lay down their guns or leave the country.
Talabani said during a visit by Turkish President Abdullah Gul that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) "must become involved in...Be the first to comment
03/12/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Thousands of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reside in the Tampa Bay area, and this Saturday at the USF Sundome, there will be an event that will provide a variety of services for them.
Nolan Henson is a program director at the James Haley Hospital, the host of Saturdayâs event.
The hospital will be hosting a âWelcome Home Celebration for Floridaâs active-duty military members and veteransâ who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan this Saturday, beginning at 1...Be the first to comment