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Pasco WWII vet mustard gassed by U.S. experiments still waiting on VA benefits listen

06/26/15 Samuel Johnson
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: military, Bill Nelson, Navy, mustard gas, veteran, VA, Florida, npr, World War, benefits


American service members who were exposed to toxic mustard gas during secret testing by the U.S. military during World War II have developed severe physiological ailments. An NPR investigation found the Department of Veterans Affairs has not lived up to a promise to compensate the 4,000 men subjected to the most extreme tests. Here is the story of a Pasco County man who says he was exposed and is not getting medical treatment from the government.

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New WMNF GM will be Craig Kopp, current host of All Things Considered on WUSF listen

02/02/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Monday
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Tags: wmnf, Tampa, Media, radio, WUSF, npr


After a long search, WMNF has found its new general manager; Craig Kopp will leave his position as host of All Things Considered at WUSF to be the new manager of this station, 88.5 FM. His first day at WMNF will be March 2.

Craig Kopp said, "WMNF is a Tampa Bay treasure. What other station in town can say it started by seeking donations door-to-door. It is really a Tampa Bay station - for the people, by the people. WMNF's all-volunteer air staff and support personnel have what it has alwa...

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Future of journalism series: Extended interview with David Folkenflik listen

08/22/11 Dawn Morgan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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What will the future hold for journalism? WMNF's Dawn Morgan is exploring that question in a series of interviews. Part 1 is with David Folkenflik, who began his journalism career nearly two decades ago as a newspaper reporter. Since 2004, he has reported on the media for NPR. This is an extended version of the interview we played on air.

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NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard talks about public radio ethics and journalism

03/18/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up this hour an interview with the ombudsman at National Public Radio. In the wake of controversies involving an NPR executive's alleged comments to undercover conservative activists there was a vote last night in the House to defund NPR.

First up some listener comments about yesterday's discussion about the passage of the teacher merit pay bill in Tallahassee. Here's what some listeners had to say (tape).

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