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FSRN Reporter Aya Batrawy on Kasmir and Gaza

08/12/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF and Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our guest is Aya Batrawy. Aya Batrawy is currently an adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo, teaching journalism there. She is also a Correspondent in Cairo, Egypt, for Pacifica's Free Speech Radio News. She has worked and produced stories for a number of places including NPR, BBC and for Egypt's 24-hour English satellite news channel, Nile TV. Her pieces have been picked up and aired on CNN International. She h...

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40 supporters of Gaza Freedom Flotilla rally in Temple Terrace listen

06/14/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Two weeks ago, at least nine activists were killed when Israeli Commandos boarded an aid flotilla that was en route to Gaza last month. Since then, protests and vigils have been taking place all over the world. Around 40 people gathered holding signs and banners during rush hour traffic on Friday in Temple Terrace. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin was there and spoke with Ramsey Kilic, director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Remah Ahmad, a Palestinian woman w...

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Interfaith rally in support of Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/11/10 Kelly Benjamn & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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WMNF reports from an interfaith rally in North Tampa / Temple Terrace in support of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. It's from a mobile phone so the sound is not optimal.

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In Tampa people rally in solidarity with Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/04/10 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner on an aid ship heading to Gaza says the activists on board will not resist Israeli soldiers if they board the Rachel Corrie.

This afternoon, Mairead Corrigan said the vessel is expected to soon reach Israel's 20-mile exclusion zone.

Corrigan said the members of the Freedom Flotilla are prepared to be arrested and taken to Israel if Israeli soldiers board the boat.

She said they will deliver humanitarian aid to...

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Castor will not say if aid to Israel should be cut following death of American listen

06/03/10 Seán Kinane & Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A U.S. State Department official says one of the at least nine people killed in the Israeli raid on an aid flotilla Monday was a 19-year-old man, Furkan Dogan, who has dual U.S. and Turkish citizenship.

Reports from Turkey indicate he had been shot five times in the head and once in the chest by the Israeli military during the raid.

Israel has rejected calls from the United Nations and from a number of countries for an international investigation of its deadly raid on the Gaza-bound aid...

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Protestors: Stop giving Israel money listen

06/01/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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A high-seas raid by the Israeli military yesterday resulted in the deaths of at least nine human rights activists headed for Gaza on a flotilla. In response, more than thirty protestors gathered in front of the federal building in Tampa today to condemn Israel’s actions.

The diverse crowd stood peacefully in the shade holding placards with messages like “stop funding Israel,” and “Palestinian self-determination is not terrorism.” Jordan Harrah’s sign said “Israel is a terror...

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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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Noam Chomsky on Gaza siege listen

01/04/10 Samar Jarrah & Ahmed Bedier
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last Friday on WMNF’s True Talk, hosts Samar Jarrah and Ahmed Bedier spoke with Noam Chomsky. A year ago, the three-week-long Israeli attack on Gaza was underway. Critics of the ongoing siege of Gaza have pointed at U.S. and European support of the blockade but also have called out Egypt for participating.

You can hear this program every Friday on 88.5 FM beginning at 11am.

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Local woman plans to take part in peace mission to Gaza Strip

05/21/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. A delegation of women from the U.S. is getting ready to travel to Gaza on a humanitarian mission. We’ll meet a local woman who is part of the delegation.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. During the program we received a call from a man who said he was a combat veteran who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He said torture and the killing of civilians happened in both wars.

The peace group Code Pi...

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Reporter discusses recent trip to Gaza and Israel

02/24/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good Afternoon,

Welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity program. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: we’ll talk with St. Petersburg Times Senior Correspondent Susan Taylor Martin who has just returned from a reporting trip to Gaza and Israel. She’s written a series of reports for the Times and in a moment she’ll be on the air for a live interview.

But first: a lot of listener comments about last Thursday’s debate over whether radical Islam was the main school of thought within the Muslim...

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