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Interview with the Deputy Israeli Consul

04/14/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei Our guest today is the Israeli Deputy Consul General, Paul Hirschson who is based in Miami.

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USF Student questions Obama on human rights in the Middle East listen

01/28/10 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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President Obama answered questions from the audience during his speech today at University of Tampa. USF student Laila Abdelaziz asked Obama the first question.

Laila Abdelaziz: "Hello Mr. President, my name is Laila Abdelaziz. I'm a student at the University of South Florida."

President Barack Obama: "Hey Laila"

[crowd boos]

President Barack Obama: "Uh oh, Uh oh, Uh oh. We can all get along here. Tampa, behave yourselves."

Laila Abdelaziz: "First of all I'd lik...

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Palestinians resist occupation with education listen

12/04/09 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In 1987, all university facilities in the Palestinian territories were closed by Israeli military order. They were reopened in 1991, but occupation continues to impact the education of Palestinian students.

Throughout its closure, the An-Najah University administration remained committed to provide students with an education. The school is located in the large ancient city of Nablus in the northern section of the occupied West Bank.

Acting director of Public Relations Ala Yousef talked...

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Palestinians fight occupation with nonviolent action listen

12/01/09 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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In the Palestinian village of Bil'in, a heavy gate and thick coils of razor wire separate Israel from Palestinians living a few meters away. The small village has become a model and inspiration for a growing number of nonviolent demonstrations springing up throughout the occupied territories.

Each Friday, armed only with banners, Palestinian flags and a bullhorn, several hundred villagers are joined by Israeli activists and international supporters. Together they march to protest the wall...

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Local woman plans to take part in peace mission to Gaza Strip

05/21/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. A delegation of women from the U.S. is getting ready to travel to Gaza on a humanitarian mission. We’ll meet a local woman who is part of the delegation.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. During the program we received a call from a man who said he was a combat veteran who served in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He said torture and the killing of civilians happened in both wars.

The peace group Code Pink i...

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Juan Cole on engaging the Muslim world

04/07/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei.

Our guest is historian and blogger Juan Cole. He’s a professor at the University of Michigan and author of the blog Informed Comment, which has followed closely events in the Middle East and south Asia for most of the decade. He has lived in the region and speaks Arabic, Persian and Hindu.

In his latest book “Engaging the Muslim World” (Palgrave Press). Cole argues that western society is suffer...

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