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Searching for Subversives in Florida: The Johns Committee

09/19/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning—welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Coming up we’ll talk about the Johns committee—which for ten years from 1956 to 1965 searched for subversives, homosexuals and communists in Florida’s schools—and weeded them out. The Johns committee was inspired by the anti-communist campaign waged nationally by such people as Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950’s….

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Prayer Making Comeback in Florida Schools? National Organization for Marriage Tries to Drive Wedge in Democratic Party? And Tampa Mayor Proposes Large "Clean Zone" for GOP Convention

03/28/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’ll talk about a secret memo that was put out by the National Organization for Marriage that seeks to drive a wedge between gays and blacks. And gays and Latinos. But first school prayer. Last week Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that would permit student initiated prayer and other inspirational messages at public school assemblies. The bill was passed by both chambers of the Florida Legislature—largely alo...

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Media critic analyzes GOP debate listen

11/30/07 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Conservative bloggers continue to bash CNN today, after the cable news network admitted it dropped the ball during Wednesday night’s GOP debate by allowing Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr to ask about the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell“ policy banning open gays from the military.

Shortly after the debate it came to light that Kerr is a member of an LGBT group associated with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Critics say Kerr was not the only questioner with a liberal bias who w...

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