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What Would The U.S. Look Like if Ayn Rand's Philosophy Were to Rule the Country?

08/15/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today—many Republicans are expressing strong admiration for philosopher Ayn Rand’s ideas—including her belief that selfishness is a virtue…. The best known adherent to Rand’s philosophy these days is the soon to be Republican Vice Presidentiual candidate Paul Ryan. We’ll talk with a South Florida author who has written about Ayn Rand’s ideas in a new book.

But first, two listener comments about yesterday’s program on which ...

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Author Chris Hedges Says Corporations Are Destroying The American Dream

08/13/12 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 the program this morning- an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Chris Hedges. For almost 20 years he covered conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and The Balkans. He’s written a number of best selling books including Death of the Liberal Class and War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning.

His latest book is DAYS OF DESTRUCTION DAYS OF REVOLT (NationBooks) . He and illustrator Joe Sacco ta...

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Medicare Proponent Says Paul Ryan Would Be Bad For Program; And Social Conservatives Want to Dump Romney

08/13/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Nancy Altman author of The Battle For Social Security. We'll talk about the selection of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to be Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential running mate. Altman is part of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition. She says: "Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate starkly reveals that his values are not America's values. The American people overwhelmingly value our Social Security...

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Gun Control Advocate Says Neither Obama Nor Romney Have Taken Strong Stand Against Gun Violence

08/07/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today- in the wake of the tragic killings in Wisconsin of people in a Sikh temple by a white supremacist we'll talk with Ladd Everitt who is communications director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

In the wake of Sunday's shootings the CSGV issued a statement saying: "The gunman in Oak Creek, 40 year-old neo-Nazi Wade Michael Page, had much in common with other recent mass shooters. He used a sem...

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Interview with Chris Cilizza of the Washington Post

08/06/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to The Last Call, I'm Rob Lorei. On the first part of today's program (before we open the phone lines) we'll hear an interview I taped earlier with Chris Cillizza who writes The Fix blog for The Washington Post. His latest book is THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE FIX (Broadway). FMI

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Could the Gun Violence in Aurora Colorado Been Prevented?

07/23/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we're going to talk about the massacre in Colorado with Ladd Everitt who is communications director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. In the wake of the shootings the Coalition issued a statement saying: "Reports indicate that the shooter, 24-year-old James Holmes wore body armor and was armed with two Glock handguns, a tactical shotgun, and an AR-15 style assault rifle. He also released some ty...

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World's Seed Heritage at Risk

07/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up an interview with author Janisse Ray about her new book The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food. From the book's publicity release: "Part memoir, part botany primer, part political manifesto…[by which] even couch potatoes will be enthralled," (Publishers Weekly, starred review) Ray's informed and impassioned plea on behalf of seeds—and therefore our future food—is compelling and vitally important.

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Get to know 88.5 FM's new station manager, Sydney White listen

06/21/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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WMNF’s new station manager Sydney White started his work here this week. Here’s a quick introduction to White, whose career has spanned from public radio and television to commercial media. We asked him about what kind of future he envisions for the station and about his background.

On Saturday 88.5 FM is hosting an open house and potluck to meet Sydney at our studio, 1210 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tampa, beginning at 1 p.m. It will be followed by an all-station meeting.

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How fair is the US tax system? And who pays the largest share of their income in taxes?

04/09/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Good afternoon, welcome to the Last Call. I'm Rob Lorei.Next Tuesday is the deadline to file your federal income tax form for last year. Today we’re going to discuss taxes and look at which income groups pay the most taxes, whether there is a transfer of wealth from the very rich to the very poor, and what happens when big corporations pay little or no taxes. We'll talk with Steve Wamhoff, Legislative Director of Citizen's for Tax Justice, a Washington DC based non profit. Recently the CTJ fo...

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Ayn Rand: Phillosopher to the Tea Party, The Republican Party, Libertarians and the Neo-Conservative Movement

04/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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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 philosopher Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand’s ideas have been cited by the Tea Party and many Republican leaders as helping them formulate their approach to government and the economy. Her books such include Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead have been widely cited as giving birth to the modern libertarian movement. Author Gary Weiss has written a new book called Ayn Rand Nation in whic...

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