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Foreign Policy Professor Pierre Guerlain on how the U.S. should combat Islamic radicalism listen

02/27/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Pierre Guerlain, islamic extremism, terrorism

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Speaking with us today is Pierre Guerlain, Professor of American Studies at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, France. Gaulain's work focuses on "anti-Americanism" and the image of the U.S abroad. He also writes for the Huffington Post, most recently about the terrorist attacks in Paris almost two month ago. This morning he speaks with us about the relation between terrorist groups and U.S. Foreign Policy and how best the U.S. should respond t...

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Colleague remembers Mote's "Shark Lady," Eugenie Clark listen

02/26/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday

Tags: science, sharks, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, wmnf, WMNF News, Women, marine biology, Florida

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On Wednesday a pioneering researcher -- known as the "Shark Lady" -- who broke glass ceilings as a woman in science died in Sarasota, Florida.

Dr. Eugenie Clark founded the lab that would become Mote Marine Laboratory and inspired many people, especially women, to study science. She died at age 92 due to complications from battling lung cancer.

WMNF News' Seán Kinane spoke with one of Clark’s colleagues, Dr. Robert Hueter, Director of the Center for Shark Research at Mote Marine Laborat...

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Explorations in Science with Dr. Michio Kaku

02/26/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Michio Kaku, James C. Oskins, Micheal Maggelet, nuclear weaspons, Broken Arrow, Micheal Moore, Twilight War

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Today Radioactivity airs an episode of Exploration from New York City's WBAI public radio station and hosted by theoretical physicist and co-founder of "String theory" Dr. Michio Kaku. The program touches on scientific topic such as astrophysics, technology, recent scientific advances and topics from science fiction such as the future of time travel and extra-terrestrial life.

Dr. Kaku talks with James C. Oskins and Michael H. Maggelet, both who are retired from the U.S. nuclear weapons ...

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An Episode of Pacifica Radio's Project Censored Radio Show

02/25/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: PROJECT CENSORED, public health, breast cancer, MICKEY HUFF, Peter Byrne, Marin County, Asbestos, Nate Mudd

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Project Censored is a media literacy and education initiative started in 1976 that has since expanded to over 2 dozen universities in the U.S. It is known for its yearly anthology of over looked news stories.

On this episode of the associated radio show, hosted by Mickey Huff, several public health issues and misconceptions are addressed. Journalist and science writer Peter Byrne explains the ineffectiveness of current treatment methods for breast cancer. He uses Marin county, an affluent ...

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Report exposes link between dirty money and Florida's dirty waterways listen

02/25/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Wednesday
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Tags: Enironment Florida, Buckeye, Koch, Darden Rice, Saint Petersburg, Clean Water Act, Florida Clean Water Network, pollution, EPA, Florida, water

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The advocacy group, Environment Florida, exposes top water polluters and the influence of dark money flowing into Florida in a report released today. The revelations impact local, state and federal policy makers.

On the steps of the St. Petersburg City Hall Tuesday, politicians and members of environmental organizations gathered to raise awareness of the importance of keeping the federal Clean Water Act in place.. According to the [report](http://www.environmentflorida.org/reports/fle/poll...

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Adjunct instructors at USF will join national walkout Wednesday listen

02/24/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday
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Tags: USF, labor, unions, adjunct professors, education, strike, walkout

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Some adjunct instructors will walk out of class Wednesday at noon at USF. The rally is part of a nationwide walkout called National Adjunct Walkout Day where adjunct instructors are protesting the fact that they don’t get the same full-time pay or benefits as their tenure-track colleagues. WMNF News interviewed Cole Bellamy. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing and is an adjunct instructor of Eng...

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The Ralph Nader Radio Hour interviews Peace Activist Frances Crowe

02/24/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Frances Crowe, peace, Pacifism, Civil Disobedience, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Libya, United Airlines, Steve Skrovan, David Feldman

Today Radioactivity airs the latest episode of KPFK's Ralph Nader Radio Hour. Nader conducts a fascinating interview with pacifist Frances Crowe, who has been objecting war since the nuclear bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshimi in World War II. During the Vietnam war she helped thousands register as conscious objectors of war and refused to pay war taxes since the beginning of the Iraq War. Her activism and civil disobedience has led to her arrest many times, although not enough, in her own wor...

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Questions answered about the Hillsborough high-speed ferry listen

02/23/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: Ferry, Hillsborough County, Ed Turanchik, Hillsborough County Commission, HMS Ferries, Tampa Bay, MacDill Air Force Base

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Last Wednesday the Hillsborough County Commission voted to support, in principle, moving forward with a high-speed ferry project in Tampa Bay.

The proposed ferry would link commuters in the south county with jobs at MacDill Air Force Base. In off-peak hours it could connect downtown Tampa with downtown St. Petersburg or other areas.

Taxpayers would be on the hook for capital outlays of the pr...

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Bi-partisan efforts lead 2016 ballot initiative to expand solar power choice in Florida.

02/23/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: solar energy, 2016 Ballot, Tory Perfetti, Susan Glickman, Floridians for Solar Choice, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

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Today on Radioactivity we talk about a solar energy ballot initiative whose supporters run the political gamut. Over the last month, The Floridians of Solar Choice petition drive has garnered over 100,000 signatures to add an initiative onto the 2016 ballot that would allow Florida businesses and residents to sell solar power to a third party.Conservatives for Energy Freedom's Tory Perfetti and Susan Glickman of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy join us to talk about their work for the initi...

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Tampa Bay Times Writer Stephen Nohlgreen analyzes the Rays' future prospects in St. Pete

02/21/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Tags: St.Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field, Stephen Nohlgren

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Yesterday The St. Petersburg City Council discussed the Tampa Bay Ray's future in St.Pete, tentatively deciding to look further into the team's economic impact for the city. Journalist Stephen Nohlgren has been covering the story for the Tampa Bay Times and today he joins us to explain the possibility of the team's departure, and what would happen to the large swath of property the Tropicana field currently resides on.

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