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Last Call with Wayne Garcia

04/21/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Former Creative Loafing columnist and political consultant Wayne Garcia talks about media and politics.

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Last Call with Dan Ruth

03/31/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Dan Ruth talks about his career and state/national and local politics.

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War correspondent talks about covering Afghanistan and Pakistan

03/28/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our first guest today is Kim Barker, author of the new book THE TALIBAN SHUFFLE. She chronicles the years she spent reporting on the forgotten war, doing the “Taliban Shuffle” between Afghanistan and Pakistan after the U.S. military had decamped for Iraq. Barker was an unlikely foreign correspondent—she did not own a passport, spoke only English, and knew little to nothing about Osama bin Laden or Islam. But, in the wake of 9/11, h...

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NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard talks about public radio ethics and journalism

03/18/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this hour an interview with the ombudsman at National Public Radio. In the wake of controversies involving an NPR executive's alleged comments to undercover conservative activists there was a vote last night in the House to defund NPR.

First up some listener comments about yesterday's discussion about the passage of the teacher merit pay bill in Tallahassee. Here's what some listeners had to say (tape).

The controversy g...

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National Freedom of Information Day listen

03/17/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Wednesday was National Freedom of Information Day, a day designed to bring attention to the public’s right to oversee its government through open communication. About 50 people came together on the University of Florida campus yesterday evening to hear citizens, journalists and attorneys talk about the struggle to access public records and attend public meetings.

National Freedom of Information Day coincides with the birthday of former President James Madison, who’s considered by som...

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I Am Someone: a Documentary on Sexual Violence

03/08/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Happy International Women’s Day! I’m Dawn Morgan Elliott, a six-year volunteer with WMNF, with five years in the newsroom telling other people’s stories.

For this International Women’s Day, I want to raise the noise level on sexual abuse and violence against women, traumatic experiences that often have a silencing effect on its victims.

I’ll get personal, asking 54-year-old Baltimore native Lepena Reid to talk about the terrible attack she endured on the city streets when sh...

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International Women's Day interview with radio activist Hannah Sassaman listen

02/16/11 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In honor of the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8, WMNF's Dawn Morgan Elliott begins a series of interviews with admirable women around the country.

Elliott begins with Hannah Sassaman, a senior field analyst at the New America Foundation. Sassaman previously spent 8 years as an organizer at the Prometheus Radio Project.

“Prometheus hired me for like $500 a month to develop campaigns against big broadcasters who were trying to prevent local community groups from getting...

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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt - Mubarak steps down listen

02/11/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak stepped down today. It was announced by newly appointed vice president Omar Suleiman on State TV, and was translated on Al Jazeera English.

After 29 years in power, Mubarak handed control to the military. Crowds in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in jubilation for minutes and minutes, which was captured on Al Jazeera English.

One opposition leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, told the Associated Press it...

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Attacks on journalists and unarmed protesters don't deter pro-democracy masses in Egypt listen

02/03/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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ABC News reports Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak says he is tired of being president and would like to quit now, but can’t because of fears Egypt would descend into chaos. He also claims his government is not responsible for recent violence on demonstrators in Cairo. He blamed the Muslim Brotherhood. Meanwhile, the Egyptian Prime Minister apologized for attacks on anti-government protesters overnight that killed at least people.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports two of its journali...

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Gazans differ on reaction to Al Jazeera's Palestine Papers listen

02/03/11 Pam Bailey
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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While uprisings rage in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, the release of what is called the “Palestine Papers” by the Al-Jazeera news channel continues to cause an uproar of its own among Palestinians.

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