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9/11 whistleblower warns against new defense spending bill listen

12/05/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Americans are entitled to a fair trial under the Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution, but the new defense spending bill that passed by an overwhelming majority in the Senate last week excluded an amendment to prohibit the military from indefinitely detaining US citizens.

Former FBI agent Colleen Rowley is now an anti-war activist,...

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In Tampa Marco Rubio defends his characterization of parents' flight from Cuba listen

10/27/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio made his first official trip to the Tampa Bay Area today. The purpose of his visit was to field questions from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce about policy in Washington D.C., but he came under fire for the ongoing scandal surrounding inconsistencies in his life story.

The second sentence of Marco Rubio’s biography posted on...

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9/11 remembered by peace supporters listen

09/12/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As America marked the tenth anniversary of September eleventh yesterday, the county’s attention was fixed on remembering lives lost in the now infamous tragedy. But while many folks used the day to justify retaliatory military action such as the Wars in Iraq or Afghanistan, some people in Tampa promoted a message of peace.

Musicians, activists, and people of faith gathered for a second day of performances for peace at the Straz Center in downtown Tampa las...

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At Tampa mosque 9/11 remembrance ceremony, safe haven is created from hate and war listen

09/12/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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After September 11th some Christians and Muslims viewed each other as the enemy. But on Saturday people of these two world religions gathered at the Islamic Community of Tampa’s mosque in Temple Terrace to pay tribute to the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks.

In a small worship space at the end of a tiny road lies a family of Muslims that welcomes other faiths. But after the September 11th attacks, Muslims were not as welcomed by some Americans. [Hassan Shibly...

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Governor Scott and Admiral McRaven remember 9/11 in Tampa ceremony listen

09/09/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Citizens in Tampa Bay and beyond are remembering the 9/11 events on this 10th anniversary weekend. Today Governor Rick Scott and Admiral Bill H. McRaven, commander of United States Special Operations Command attended a Ceremony of Remembrance downtown Tampa’s Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.

One of the attendees was Bill Hamblin. He is also the president and co-founder of Bayshore Patriots and commander of the American Legion post 5 in Tampa. He came…

“To honor America and honor ou...

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The National September 11th Memorial will open on 10th anniversary of 9/11 listen

09/07/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The National September 11th Memorial will open to the public in New York City in time to recognize the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Located at the site of the former World Trade Center in New York City, the memorial will honor the nearly 3,000 victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001 and the bombing in February 1993. Anthoula Katsimatides a board member of the National September 11th Memor...

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The Expansion Of The National Security State

09/07/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Last year our guest Dana Priest wrote in the Washington Post:

“The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.”

She and her co-author William Arkin have expanded their ...

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Interview with Former Florida Governor and Former US Senator Bob Graham

06/16/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up an interview with former US Senator Bob Graham. He's written a new book called KEYS TO THE KINGDOM. It's a thriller based in part on information he learned as co-chair of the commission that investigated the 9/11 attack. He'll be speaking next Tuesday afternoon at event sponsored by Friends of the Library, a benefit for the Tampa-Hillsborough County Library system.

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An Inside Look At The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia

11/24/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest Robert Lacey has just written his second book on Saudi Arabia. For both books he spent time living in the oil-rich royal kingdom. His first book was banned in SA. In his second book (INSIDE THE KINGDOM: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia) he gives us a history the Kingdom, a description of the centuries-long Sunni-Shia struggle, the reaction of Saudi rulers to the rise of religious militancy and to 9/11. The Saudi Kingdom is full of contradicti...

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Veterans commemorate anniversary of 9/11 attacks listen

09/11/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Veterans Council of Hillsborough County commemorated the seventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001n attacks with a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park east of Tampa.

Following a three-gun salute, a recorded version of Taps was played over the public address system. About 70 veterans and others remembered the nearly 3,000 victims of the 2001 attacks with salutes, flags and speeches.

Major General Michael Diamond, director of the Coalition Coordination Center for U.S. Central Com...

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