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May Day rally for labor and immigration rights in Ybor City

05/04/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: May Day, Raices en Tampa, SDS, Students for a Democratic Society, Labor Day, labor, unions, workers, immigration, immigrants

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Friday was May First – it was celebrated around the world as May Day, also known as International Workers Day or Labor Day. About 30 people rallied on a sidewalk along 7th Avenue in Ybor City Friday evening chanting about labor rights and immigration rights.

WMNF spoke with an organizer, Alicia Gazga, a member of Raices en Tampa.

Here are more photos from May Day in Ybor City

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Preview of May Day labor and immigration rally in Tampa listen

04/27/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: May Day, immigration, immigrant rights, labor, workers, Labor Day, Raices en Tampa, Marisol Marquez, SDS, Tampa, Ybor City

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Friday is May First – Celebrated around the world as May Day, International Workers Day or Labor Day; on MidPoint we spoke about a May Day celebration in Tampa and about labor rights and immigration rights.

Guests were Marisol Marquez and Gague Lacharite, with Raices en Tampa and Tampa Bay SDS.

We talked about the history of May Day, and about a disturbing response to the event on Facebook by a right-wing group called ROF.

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Author Ian Haney Lopez explains racial codewords and "dog-whistle" politics

03/10/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Race, politics, dog whistle politics, Ian Haney Lopez, George Wallace, welfare, immigration, terrorism, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Rob Lorei, wmnf

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In the past, politicians that opposed equal rights for minorities used to be able to express that sentiment frankly. But as open racism has fallen out of fashion, many politicians have turned to coded language that stokes racial anxiety amongst their constituency. Ian Haney Lopez, author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, explains that racism survives in today's politics through racialized ...

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Immigration panel Saturday in Tampa listen

02/12/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Thursday
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Tags: Marisol Marquez, immigration, Raices en Tampa, Tampa, immigrants

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Comprehensive immigration reform remains elusive in Congress; but here in Tampa, local activists are calling attention to the need to stop deportations.

This Saturday several groups are hosting a panel on immigration called Stop the Heartbreak.

WMNF spoke with Marisol Marquez, an organizer with the group Raices en Tampa.

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A NOVA interview with Edward Snowden on cyber attacks, and a local man's struggle towards legal status. listen

01/13/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Central Command, Edward Snowden, cyberattacks, NOVA, Jose Godinez Samnperio, immigration

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In the wake of Central Command's twitter account hacked by a group allegedly tied to ISIS, we listen to an interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about cyber warfare, from an upcoming episode of PBS's NOVA science documentary series. We then hear the story of Jose Godinez Samnperio, a Largo resident who recounts his struggle to attend college and gain citizenship since he was illegally brought to U.S. as a child.

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Radioactivity listeners weigh in on the President's immigration speech listen

11/21/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: immigration, obama

Today on Radioactivity we hear the President's speech on immigration and then Rob Lorei opened the phones to hear what listeners thought.

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Director of refugee services group discusses treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants

11/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: immigration, Cuabn immigrants, Hirma A. Ruiz

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In anticipation of tonight's immigration speech by President Obama Radioactivity discusses the treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants when they come to the US with Hiram A. Ruiz Director, Refugee Services for the Department of Children and Families.

Some material from this news story were included: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-usa-immigration-cuba-idUSBRE9170F920130208

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Pulitzer-winning Sonia Nazario speaks at Eckerd College about ongoing child refugee crisis listen

09/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Sonia Nazario, Lourdes Flores, Enrique's Journey, immigration, Honduras, incarceration, prisons, Eckerd Collge, drug war, refugee, migrant

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Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of the book, Enrique’s Journey, spoke at Eckerd College Thursday night about the ongoing child refugee crisis. It was the first time that Nazario, and Enrique’s mother, Lourdes Flores, spoke to an audience together. They focused on the harsh realities, misconceptions and solutions to the crisis in Central and North America.

The auditorium was packed to capacity with 600 people. Some in the audience were Eckerd College freshman, who...

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Hillsborough Sheriff to stop ICE holds of undocumented immigrants listen

09/11/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: immigration, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Raices en Tampa, Marisol Marquez, Catherine Lim, WMNF News, Seán Kinane

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According to an Associated Press analysis of Homeland Security Department data, the agency is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

But even immigrants who are not destined to be immediately deported are often detained by local law enforcement departments. But the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is changing its policy and will no longer detain immigrants being investigated for deportation.

It’s an issue that has been brought to the forefront by a ...

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Pulitzer prize winning reporter discusses the controversy over immigration from Latin America listen

09/08/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY, Sonia Nazario, immigration

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Sonia Nazario author of ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter about the controversy over immigration from Latin America. Who are the immigrants? What are their stories? Should Americans be afraid of these newcomers?

In Pasco County a debate is raging over 16 children- undocumented minors- immigrants from Central America. They are being provided food and shelter by the Gulf Coast Jewish and Fa...

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