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American Legislative Exchange Council's controversial documents revealed listen

12/09/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Brendan Fischer, American legislative Exchange Council, ALEC

Today on Last Call Rob Lorei speaks with Brendan Fischer of PR Watch who recently wrote an article about the controversy surrounding American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The organization has recently lost corporate members because they have been pushing corporate influence over state legislators, advocating voter ID restrictions, denying climate change and a number of the other issues....

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ALEC Using Front Groups? The 60 Minutes/Benghazi Controversy listen

11/14/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: ALEC, Koch brothers, James Madison Institute, Progress Florida, 60 Minutes, Lara Logan, Benghazi, Media Matters, Eric Boehlert

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Today on Radioactivity we'll look at a new report which says the American Legislative Exchange Council is funneling money special interests to think tanks to help get legislation passed. The report was done by Progress Florida and we'll talk with Progress Florida's Damien Filer.

Later a look at the recent controversy over 60 Minutes' report about Benghazi. We'll speak with [Media Matters](http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/11/13/another-challenge-to-cbs-benghazi-r...

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Damien Filer discusses ALEC in Florida and Governeor Rick Scott tells Fox News Florida Job Numbers are Up

06/25/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Today on Radioactivity, guest Damien Filer talks about Progress Florida's newly released report on the negative impact of the corporate front group ALEC on public education policy and it's growing presence in the Florida school system. Later host Rob Lorei discusses comments Governor Rick Scott made to Fox News about Florida's employment rate. Listen to the show above.

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Activist group airs grievances against ALEC's influence in Florida listen

07/26/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A group comprised of state legislators and corporations is being blamed for some controversial laws across the country. Today opponents of the group released a report on the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The information released during a conference call shows what ALEC’s legislative priorities are and why they might be harmful.

Last year a whistle-blower leaked more than 800 model bills that were created by the group. Lisa Graves, executive director of the [Center for...

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Open Phones to Discuss Florida's Stand Your Ground Law and the Killing of Trayvon Martin

03/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll open the phone lines and take your phone calls. We can talk about whatever is on your mind including Florida's Stand Your Ground law and the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

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Occupy Tampa plans to "reverse shoplift" at Wal-Mart as part of a national day of action listen

02/29/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Wednesday, Occupy Wall Street called for a national day of action to shut down corporations. Movements worldwide have planned various non-violent demonstrations at some of the world’s most profitable corporations. Members of Occupy Tampa are planning an action inside a Hillsborough County Wal-Mart at the 4:00 p.m. hour.

Occupy Wall Street’s main target today is the American Legislative Exchange Council. The group drafts model legis...

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Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida calls this week's ALEC meeting a “democracy killer”

02/01/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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ALEC is holding an education reform academy in the Jacksonville area beginning Friday; the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida is calling the meeting a “democracy killer” and suggests some Florida lawmakers may attend.

My guest today is Susan Smith – she’s president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. We are taking your calls about education bills in Florida and the role of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC.

One [bill introduced by state Rep. R...

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RNC rules committee postpones decision on tougher sanctions for states holding early primaries listen

08/04/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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In Tampa today, the Republican National Committee delayed its decision on how to implement tougher sanctions if states hold their primaries early. The penalties could affect Florida if the state goes ahead with an early primary.

If Florida moves forward with plans to hold its primary election before the first Tuesday in March, the state will lose half its delegates at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. Committee members proposed language that would give instruction on how ...

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ALEC: the unseen hand behind conservative legislation in all 50 states?

07/20/11 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Last week the non profit Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) made public available over 800 “model” bills and resolutions secretly voted on by corporate and legislative members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The bills were provided to state legislatures as a way to advance the agenda of corporations- including giant oil, tobacco, railroad and chemical companies. ALEC was created by conservative activist Paul Weyrich in 1973. ALEC has become the premier institution...

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