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Nuclear negotiations with Iran & Walmart gains advantage with low wage employees listen

11/25/13 Rob Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: Iran, obama, Walmart, Affordable Care Act

Today on the Last Call Rob Lorei discusses nuclear negotiations with Iran and comments from Rick Scott that Obama’s nuclear deal will not stop Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. The show also explores the Affordable Care Act, and reasons behind why employee wages at Walmart are so low.

Watch video on Walmart's business secret here: http://ourfuture.org/20131125/best-walmart-video

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Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections' chief talks voting rights & The future of negotiation on Iran's nuclear power listen

11/21/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: voter ID requirements, voter rights, Voting Rights Act, Craig Latimer, Larry Korb, Iran

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei airs his interview with Supervisor of Elections, Craig Latimer about voting issues such as voter ID requirements, “Project Integrity” (voter purge or list maintenance) and the Voting Rights Act.

Later Rob speaks with Larry Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and the Council on Foreign Relations about reaching a nuclear deal with Iran. He served as Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Reagan Admini...

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The Art of Resistance: Iranian artist Barbad Golshiri talks about making political art in Tehran. listen

09/27/13 JoEllen Schilke
Art In Your Ear
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Tags: USF, Iran, Iranian Art, censorship

Fascinating discussion with a young political artist, whose family has suffered at the hands of the Iranian government. Barbad exhibits both in Tehran and around the world. He remains active in the Green Revolution.

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Peace activists deliver varied anti-war messages at USF Tampa listen

04/17/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As part of a national anti-war initiative called April Days of Action Against Drones and Occupation, some USF students and community activists are reaching out for peace. During a rally today representatives from different groups passed out literature to students on the Tampa campus. Tampa Bay Bradley Manning Support Network’s Bill Livsey defended whistle-blowing by drawing attention to Manning’s prosecution.

“What we can do to honor his sacrifice and bravery by releasing this inf...

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Author Nima Shirazi calls Hollywood blockbuster "Argo" ahistorical listen

03/04/13 Mary Glenney and Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Hollywood drama Argo won three academy awards. The official movie website describes the film as:

“Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.”

But the “based on real events” part of that is qu...

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Foreign policy takes center stage during final Obama-Romney debate listen

10/23/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In their final debate, President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Mitt Romney doubled down on foreign policy last night in Boca Raton. With only two weeks left until Election Day, the two presidential contenders were throwing punches about everything from sanctions on Iran to military spending. During the speech, Obama refueled criticism that Romney flip-flops on key political issues.

“Every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong. You said we should have gone in...

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Republican reaction to VP debate: Biden is rude listen

10/12/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Vice Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan squared off in a verbal sparring match last night in Kentucky. Reports, even though pundits are all over the board with who the winner was, viewers at a Republican watch party in Pinellas Park declared it a victory.

When Paul Ryan said something they liked – which was a lot, the crowded erupted into applause.

When Biden said something kooky, they booed and hissed.

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Reaction to long segment of unearthed Mitt Romney fundraiser speech listen

09/19/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A lot of the national campaign news this week has focused on recently surfaced video of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser in Boca Raton.

In the video Romney characterized 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who don’t pay federal income taxes, will vote for Barack Obama, and expect the government to take care of them.

We’ve heard some of the clips from this fundraiser. But today we’re going to try something a bit unconventional on Last Call. Instead of taking phone calls right away,...

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Former Chief of International Law at Central Command on New Seal Team 6 Book and Sabre Rattling for War with Iran

09/10/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In a moment we’ll speak with an international law expert from Stetson University College of Law about the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the sabre rattling over Iran’s nuclear program….But first five listener comments that have come in since last Thursday- most about our coverage of the Democratic National Convention—including whether the Democrats had outlined any program for where they’d like to take the country- and whether the south Florid...

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Ralph Nader Says He Will Not Run for President This Year; Plus Nader on the Conventions, Iran, Gore Vidal and Citizen's United

08/01/12 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 with consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader about the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions…..Nader says taxpayers should not be funding those conventions----

But first one listener comment about yesterday’s discussion with investigative reporter Trevor Aaronson on the use of paid political provocateurs at the Republican National Convention in 2008. Hereâ...

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