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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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A Skeptic Looks at Religious Hoaxes, UFOs and Alternative Medicine

10/08/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. On the first part of today’s program we’’ll talk with Benjamin Radford… one of the world's few science-based paranormal investigators, and has done first-hand research into mysterious phenomena including psychics, ghosts and haunted houses; exorcisms, miracles, Bigfoot, stigmata, lake monsters, UFO sightings, reincarnation, and crop circles. Later we’ll open the phone lines and take your phone calls….

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Global Warming and Last Night's Presidential Debate

10/04/12 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 global warming with author Mark Hertsgaard. Later we’ll talk about last night’s presidential debate and open the phone lines. First- one listener comment about this week’s release of videos- from the conservative and liberal camps. One of the videos was a video that has been available on the web for five years showing then senator Barack Obama speaking to an historic black college in Virginia. Conse...

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Is Corporate Feudalism Taking Over the Country?

09/24/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Our next guest is Dennis Marker’s who has written a new book called FIFTEEN STEPS TO CORPORATE FEUDALISM: How the Rich ConvincedAmerica's Middle Class to Eliminate Themselves examines the outcome of fifteen separate policies that were advocated starting with the Reagan administration to, according to Marker, intentionally deceive and destroy the middle class. Marker goes after what he calls the Corporate Feudalists, detailing how the middle class has become superfluous to the very rich ...

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Janesville WI After GM; And a Discussion of Last Night's DNC

09/06/12 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 talk about last night’s session of the Democratic National Convention…..We’ll also talk with a reporter who is looking at the impact of the closing of the Janesville, Wisconsin auto plant. It’s become an issue in the race for President. But first- two listener comments about yesterday’s program on which we discussed the opening night of the DNC…..

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Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald on the Stimulus Program; And Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson Is Running for President

08/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with Michael Grunwald who has written a new book called The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. He'll be speaking at 3:30 this afternoon at Harbor Hall Gallery, 1000 3rd St South on the USF St. Petersburg campus. The book is an in-depth look at the Obama stimulus program and what it's impact has been on the U.S. economy. Grunwald, a senior correspondent for Time magazine, received the G...

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