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Uncovering Benghazi Myths listen

10/24/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Benghazi, Media Matters, Dick Cheney, Libya, obama, Clinton, Ari Rabin Havt

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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei explores the ongoing conspiracy theories of Benghazi and separates fact from fiction with the help of Ari Rabin Havt, who works for Media Matters and is the co-author of the e-book The Benghazi Hoax.

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Government Shutdown Winners and Losers

10/21/13 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Tags: government shutdown, NSA, domestic violence programs, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, Navy Seals, Libya, Somalia, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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The sixteen day government "shutdown" ended last Thursday. But as we'll hear in this next interview the shutdown left some government operations untouched. Mattea Kramer of the National Priorities Project provides some perspective on the winners and losers. Mattea Kramer co-authored with Jo Comerford, the article “What Was ‘Essential’ and What Wasn’t, The Government Shutdown in Perspective” and she joins us now.

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Benghazi attack still has holes, but extra security might not have been an option listen

10/25/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been using the attack in Benghazi last month in his campaign against President Barack Obama. Republicans supporting Romney claim Obama withheld information about the attack that killed four Americans.

Speaking before a U.S. Global leadership Coalition event this month in Tampa, former head of the Republican Party of Florida and current chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas s...

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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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Reaction to death of U.S. Ambassador in Libya listen

09/12/12 wire services including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama is condemning in the "strongest possible terms" an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, including the American ambassador.

Today Obama said the U.S. will work with the Libyan government to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice. He says "no acts of terror" will shake America's resolve.

Obama said the U.S. rejects any efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but says there is "absolutely no justification" for viole...

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CAIR's Hassan Shibly on death of US Ambassador to Libya listen

09/12/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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The day after Tuesday's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya we spoke with Hassan Shibly. He’s executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Four Americans have died, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, following riots by Libyans upset at a low-budget film critical of Islam.

We heard audio of Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) suggesting Al-Qaeda could be responsible for the attack.

We also touched on the ongoing effort by conserv...

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Meeting This Weekend To Combat Genocide

02/08/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up on the first part of the program we’ll talk with Cameron Hudson who is a senior advisor to the Committee of Conscience of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Formerly he was chief of staff to the President’s special envy for Sudan. He’ll be speaking This Sunday at 2PM in Sarasota at the 6th annual Take A Stand Against Genocide Conference at Incarnation Catholic Church in Sarasota. The event is sponsored by Humanit...

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President Obama responds to Gadhafi assassination listen

10/20/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril says Moammar Gadhafi has been killed. During a statement this afternoon at the White House Rose Garden, President Barack Obama did not independently confirm Gadhafi's death. Instead he cited the fact that Libyan officials have announced his killing.

Video reveals that Gadhafi was captured wounded but alive today in his hometown of Sirte. The video aired on Arab TV shows the former Libyan leader in a blood-soaked shirt, with his face bloodied. He is stan...

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Listeners weigh in on NATO involvement in Libya & Gov. Rick Scott's calls to re-examine tenure for college profs

08/24/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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On Wednesday's Last Call, listeners wanted to talk about two main topics.

One was the role of NATO in Libya.

The other was Florida Governor Rick Scott's call to re-examine whether colleges and universities should offer professors tenure.

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U.S. recognizes rebels as Libya's official government listen

07/15/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has rejected the decision by the U.S. and other countries to recognize the rebels fighting to oust him, and he vows never to surrender.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says recognition of the rebel council comes after U.S. officials took time to assess their intentions.

Diplomatic recognition of the National Transitional Council could help the rebels gain access to the Gadhafi regime's frozen financial assets, which include some $30 billion in A...

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