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Ex-CIA vet: America not serious about stopping terrorism listen

02/25/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday

Michael Scheuer served in the CIA for 26 years.

From 1996 to 1999, he served as the chief of the unit tracking Osama bin Laden. He then worked as special adviser to the chief of the bin Laden unit from September 2001 to November 2004.

Scheuer’s new book, Marching Toward Hell: American and Islam After Iraq, essentially says that America’s leaders, Republican and Democratic alike, aren’t serious in trying to quell terrorism aimed at Americans.

WMNF spoke with Michael Scheuer...

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Terrorism expert Jessica Stern speaks at Eckerd

02/20/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Jessica Stern, author of Terror in the Name of God, spoke at Eckerd College about the causes and effects of international terrorism.

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Sheriff's request for barrier approved listen

02/07/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The politics of terrorism was part of a Tampa City Council discussion today. It arose on whether or not the city of Tampa should vacate a portion of 20th Street in Ybor City to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office Operation Center resides between Palm and 9th Avenue in Ybor. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Sheriff’s Office has erected barriers on 20th street near the facility because of security concerns.

Sherriff David Gee now wants to build a wall on side of ...

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Board of Governors opposes ban on research in Cuba listen

01/02/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In 2006, the Florida Legislature passed a law banning colleges and universities in the state from spending money to send professors to Cuba and other countries that are called state sponsors of terrorism. But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida filed a lawsuit on behalf of university professors.

Last month the governing body of the state’s university system, the Board of Governors, filed a brief supporting the ACLU’s position. This afternoon, WMNF’s Seán Kinane spok...

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Castor on CIA torture tape listen

12/10/07 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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WMNF’s Seán Kinane asked Rep. Kathy Castor whether she favors an independent investigator to look into the destruction of videotaped interrogation of terrorism suspects by the CIA.

“I’m looking forward to going back to Washington and talking with my colleagues, especially some that are on the Intelligence Committee, and gauge their opinions on it. But it’s unfortunately, not a surprise out of this administration that has mislead us for so many years -- whether it’s energy policy...

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