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05/07/14 Warren Elly & Mike Pheneger
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: Mike Pheneger, Edward Snowden, NSA, surveillance

Today on Last Call Warren Elly speaks to guest Mike Pheneger about Surveillance and other challenges to our liberty. Pheneger is the president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and he spent 30 years as a US Army Intelligence officer.

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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


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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The NSA that 9-11 Wrought

08/14/13 Warren Elly with Joe Navarro
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on the Last Call Warren Elly speaks with Terror expert Joe Navarro. He spent 25 years in the FBI chasing spies and terrorists, and helping to develop the agency’s Behavioral Analysis Branch. In civilian life he’s become a worldwide terror expert and consultant, a teacher and a prolific author. His specialty is nonverbal communication or body language and he’s currently writing his next book tentatively titled, “the Personalities that Hurt US”

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In Tampa dozens march to restore the 4th Amendment on Independence Day listen

07/08/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On the Fourth of July dozens of protesters marched through downtown Tampa in support of the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures.

These Restore the Fourth demonstrators are upset about ongoing spying on Americans by U.S. agencies.

Many programs have been revealed recently by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

We hear from protesters Adam Hopkins, Nathan Seay, Alexandria Trsek, Steve Kinney and "John."

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Tampa activists protest NSA Surveillance in downtown Tampa

07/04/13 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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The protest in downtown Tampa regarding NSA surveillance was one of several topics we discussed on our 4th of July program, with Janet Zink from the Tampa International Airport sitting in as our guest. We also discussed the situation in Egypt, as well as the new development with the Affordable Care Act, where the Obama administration announced a delay in the employer mandate part of the plan.

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Celeb John Cusack endorses anti-secrecy rallies on 4th of July listen

07/02/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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More than 90 protests against NSA spying are scheduled across the country Thursday. During a phone conference Tuesday, Hollywood Celebrity John Cusack jumped on the fight by supporting the Take Back the Fourth national day of protest demanding Congress protect citizens’ Fourth Amendment rights.

“We have prosecution of whistleblowers at an all time high, we have kill lists, we have drone assassination programs, we have people jailed without trail, the destruction of habeas corpus, we...


Tampa activists protest NSA surveillance program at office of Senator Nelson listen

06/24/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Friday more than 30 protesters marched around the federal courthouse, in support of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden. They voiced their anger towards Senator Bill Nelson who recently accused Snowden of committing treason by leaking top secret security information to the public. They chanted and held up signs demanding the government to stop spying on American citizens.

Chris Ernesto, is an organizer with St. Pete for Peace. He says the protest represents the voice of the American ...

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