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Major Conference on International Issues Scheduled this Week at USF St. Pete; Hosted by Former US Ambassador

03/27/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Tomorrow and Friday on the USF campus in St. Petersburg Diplomats, military leaders, academic experts, journalists and members of the public will gather at USF St. Petersburg for the first World Conference on International Affairs. Among the topics on the agenda---Cuba, Venezueala, the Middle East, energy policy and how to slow the spread of nuclear weapons.

The organizer of the conference is Doug McElhaney- a retired diplomat ...

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TD Allman's New History of Florida: Finding Florida

03/14/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk with the author of a new book about the 500 year history of Florida. But first two listener comments about yesterday’s open phones. For much of the hour we discussed health care, health insurance and the proposed Big Gulp ban. Here’s what several listeners had to say.

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Most history books tell us that Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida for the Europeans in April 1513—500 years ag...

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Walmart Boosts Sales of AR-15's; and James Galbraith Says Don't Fear the Fiscal Cliff

12/20/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Nation Magazine writer George Zornick who has written an article entitled How WalMart Helped Make the Newtown Shooter's AR-15 the Most Popular Assault Weapon in America. Later we'll talk with Professor James Galbraith of the University of Texas at Austin on [6 R...

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Big Retailers Are Selling Clothing Made in Sweatshops Says Labor Activist

12/18/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. We're going to play the listener comments later in the program as we talk about guns and your response to the massacre in Connecticut- in light of what we just heard on Democracy Now. But first--

A little less than one month ago --On Nov. 24, more than 112 Bangladeshi workers were burned to death, trapped in a locked sweatshop sewing garments for Wal-Mart, Disney, Sears, Sean Combs/ENYCE, Target and others.

The National Catholic Rep...

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Southwest Florida Community Radio Station Voice of Farmworkers Has Transmitter Problems

12/13/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll discuss the problems facing a radio station that serves farmworkers in South Florida. And later we’ll open the phone lines. But first- one listener comment about yesterday’s program—yesterday we got into a short discussion about program changes and the mix of music, news and talk on WMNF. Here’s what one listener had to say:

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None years ago in the southwest Florida community of Immokaleee, a...

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Who Stole the American Dream? Interview with Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Hedrick Smith

12/11/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Today we’ll talk about the decline of the middle class in the US—with former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith.

But first- three listener comments about yesterday’s call-in shows. One comment is about yesterday morning’s interview with former health insurance executive Wendell Potter, another is about the fiscal cliff and another is about the last caller to yesterday’s Last Call program. Here’s what three listeners had to say:

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Bob Kuttner on the Fiscal Cliff; and David Harris on the Conflict Between Israel and Gaza

11/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. First up the so called "fiscal cliff". The New York Times says of the term: "The term refers to more than $500 billion in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect after Jan. 1 — for fiscal year 2013 alone — unless Mr. Obama and Republicans reach an alternative deficit-reduction deal. Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, who is not known for catchy phrases, coined the metaphor “fiscal cl...

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Anti-Torture Protest Planned this Weekend at Fort Benning; And Pam Iorio Looks to Improve Voting Here in Florida

11/15/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about this weekend’s protest in Georgia about The School of the Americas. Later we’ll talk with former Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio who is looking at ways to solve the election problems we saw here in Florida during this year’s Presidential election. But first one listener comment about yesterday’s interview with the executive director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network. tape From November 16-18, 2012, thou...

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Firesign Theatre's Phil Proctor on The BBC Murders, Frontline's Emma Schwartz on Dark Money, and Listeners on the Election

11/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up next we'll talk with Firesign Theatre's Phil Proctor about his appearance next week in performances of The BBC Murders at the Capital Theater in Clearwater.

Later we'll talk with PBS/Frontline reporter Emma Schwartz about a [series of investigative reports by Frontline and ProPublica on "dark money"](http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline...

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"Bowzer" from Sha Na Na on Protecting Social Security, Greg Palast on How Mitt Romney Profited from the Auto Bailout and Your Phone Calls

11/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this morning we'll hear from Jon "Bowzer" Bauman who is a founding member of the music group Sha Na Na. He's now a spokesperson for the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare. Next we'll talk with investigative reporter Greg Palast about his article describing how Mitt Romney profited from the auto industry bailout. Lat...

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