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GOP Congressional Candidates Debate in Pinellas Park

01/03/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: David Jolly, Mark Bircher, Florida Congressional District 13, Pinellas Park, Republicans, F-35, Edward Snowden, Clemency, drones, due process

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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity, I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll hear part of a very interesting debate last night in Pinellas Park where the Republican candidates to replace the late Congressman Bill Young were invited to a debate. But first- a listener comment about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we talked about the hurdles still facing the medical marijuana amendment from getting on the ballot….Here’s what one listener had to say….

Tape Two of the three Republicans running in t...

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A Better Path for the U.S. in the Middle East? And the Green Shadow Cabinet

04/30/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll speak with Pulitzer Prize winning reporter David Rohde about his new book BEYOND WAR: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East (Viking). Rhode has covered U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and other parts of the Middle East and South Asia. He was held captive by the Taliban for seven months beginning in 2009.

Later we'll talk with Kevin Zeese who is the Attorney General in a new project-...

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YWCA Sponsoring Conference on Ending Racism; Conservatives Reversing Themselves on Support of Constitution?

04/25/13 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 Lenice Emanuel of the YWCA Tampa Bay about the upcoming Stand Against Racism event this Friday night at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg.

And later we’ll look at how conservatives are changing their tune on the Constitution.

This Friday night at Eckerd College the YWCA Tampa Bay will hold it’s Fifth Annual Stand Against Racism event. It’s part of the YWCA’s national effort to raise a...

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Former Pentagon official defends U.S. use of drones listen

04/11/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A former Pentagon official is defending the United States’ use of drones. During a lecture Thursday at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Michael James Barton blamed criticism of the unmanned aircraft on media that sensationalize perceived future threats associated with using new technology.

“The Spartans were really, really upset that the Athenians used arrows because how dare they, we can’t even see the enemy, they’re coming from afar. You don’t face your enemy wi...

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Drones in the States

04/10/13 Warren Elly
Last Call Wednesday
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10 YEARS AGO AMERICANS WERE CELEBRATING WHAT APPEARED TO BE QUICK VICTORY IN IRAQ…SADDAM HUSSEIN’S STATUE WAS TOPPLED IN WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A BLOODY DIVISE WAR THAT REMAINS CLOAKED IN POLITICAL RECRIMINATION OVER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION THAT DID NOT EXIST…A CONFLICT THAT CLEARLY DELAYED THE SEARCH FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKERS…AND GAVE RISE TO A WHAT CRITICS SAY ARE POLITICAL ASSASINATIONS BY DRONE. ESTIMATES SAY THE U-S HAS CONDUCTED 366 DRONT STR...

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Drone warfare: Rand Paul filibusters for nearly 13 hours

03/07/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Awake Tampa activist Michael Long came on the program to talk about his organization's fight for electoral reform in Tallahassee, and about Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's filibuster regarding the Obama administration's stance on drones and potentially targeting American citizens suspected of being terrorists.

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Drones over Florida? Part 3: proposed legislation doesn't regulate private use listen

02/26/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Bills proposed in the Florida Legislature and Congress would regulate drone use, but do little to address private use. Thomas Rambo started a private company in Gainesville called Altavian.

“So that means natural resource management – we do a bunch of floating vegetation stuff down in the Everglades, infrastructure monitoring – so, levees, oil lines, pipelines, power lines, all that kind of stuff. The terminology we use is, dull, dirty and dangerous. So, things that are … or a l...

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Drones over Florida? Part 2: federal legislation could limit law enforcement use listen

02/25/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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As the Federal Aviation Authority prepares to open six test sites for unmanned aircraft, or drones, members of Congress are reintroducing legislation that would regulate their use. Last week, we brought you the first part of our series on drones focusing on proposed regulations in Florida. The federal legislation would provide privacy security in much the same way. The proposal is welcomed by anti-drone activists like Nick Mottern with the group Know Drones wh...

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Drones over Florida? Part 1: state legislators aim to protect privacy listen

02/21/13 Janelle Irwin & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are already being used in Florida -- and more may be coming. Last week the Federal Aviation Authority announced it is looking for six places to test unmanned aircraft. And Florida could be on that list. So we decided to take an in-depth look at how drones are being used in Florida – and how they might be used in the future. In this first part of a series we examine how some Florida law...

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Innocents Killed In US Drone Strikes in Yemen?

02/11/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning,

Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk with New York Times reporter Robert Worth who, along with two colleagues, wrote a story last week about the problems related to US drone strikes in Yemen.

We'll also discuss a FOX News claim that Germany is a better location for solar projects than the US. But first three listener comments about...

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