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Colby Professor discusses current political climate in Russia listen

04/11/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Professor Paul Josephson, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine

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Radioactivity welcomes guest Colby Professor Paul Josephson to discuss Russia, Crimea and Ukraine.

Professor Josephson's Media Appearances:

http://wabi.tv/2014/03/05/local-professor-speaks-ukraine-crisis/

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Colby_professor_criticizes_US_response_to_Crimea_crisis.html

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Former US ambassador to Russia says Crimea crisis isn't new Cold War listen

04/07/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Crimea, Russia, Ukraine, cold war, John Beyrle

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A Ukrainian Navy Officer was killed during a confrontation with a Russian soldier in Crimea early Monday.

The Crimea crisis is escalating tension between the U.S. and Russia, raising speculation that the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula into Russia may spark another Cold War. Former Russian Ambassador John Beyrle criticizes U.S. response as being too divided.

“It’s an unfortunate outgrowth of the kind of polarization and partisanization of foreign policy that I’ve seen in Washin...

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Syrian American Forum to join Tampa action opposing strike listen

09/06/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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As the President makes the case for attacking Syria, anti-war activists continue to oppose a military strike. Saturday peace groups will once again take to the streets of south Tampa to say no to war on Syria. The rally begins at 6 p.m. just north of MacDill Air Force Base, the same location as last Saturday’s protest.

WMNF interviewed two organizers; Amer Baghajati with a group called the Syrian American Forum and Tom Lingo from St...

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Equality Florida asks St. Pete to suspend its relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia because anti-gay legislation listen

08/14/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The LGBT rights group Equality Florida sent a letter this week to the Mayor of St. Petersburg and city council asking that the city suspend its relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia because of recent anti-gay violence and legislation.

We interviewed Nadine Smith, executive director of Equality Florida.

Note: St. Pete's relationship with its Russian namesake is not an official Sister City designation; St. Pete's Sister City is Takamatsu, Japan.

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A Deeper Look at Recent Russian History

08/09/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today we’re going to get some background on what’s happening in Russia. We’ll put some of the recent headlines in context with a leading American scholar of Russia.

President Barack Obama's decision to pull out of a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month is yet another milestone in the steady decline in relations between the two countries. President Obama canceled a bilateral me...

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Riot police break up opposition protest contesting Putin's victory in Russia listen

03/05/12 wire services including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Riot police broke up an opposition protest contesting Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election. They arrested dozens of participants, including prominent opposition leaders.

The police action followed a rally in downtown Moscow, which drew about 20,000.

The big rally went on peacefully, but police violently dispersed several hundred protesters who attempted to stay on Pushkin Square.

Hundreds of police in full riot gear moved to push the demonstrators...

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US Senate debates New START treaty listen

12/20/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Obama Administration is attempting to push a US-Russia nuclear arms treaty through the US Senate. The Senate went into a closed-door session after spending hours debating the New START Treaty, and voted down three amendments.

White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs said the Obama Administration was confident the Senate would pass the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty today. The document outlines nuclear arms pol...

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