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Peace activists will demonstrate against war in Syria Saturday outside Tampa's MacDill AFB listen

09/26/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Syria, Iraq, Macdill AFB, Tampa, St. Pete for Peace, Chris Ernesto

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Local peace advocates are demonstrating Saturday near Tampa’s MacDill Air Force Base.

The group St. Pete For Peace is asking people to “Say No to War in Syria” beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway.

WMNF spoke with one organizer, Chris Ernesto.

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On eve of presidential visit to CENTCOM, Joint Chiefs chair warns of generational struggle listen

09/16/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Tampa, ISIL, Iraq, ISIS, IS, Islamic State, Syria, Barack Obama, MacDill Air Force Base

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President Barack Obama is heading to Tampa Tuesday and will meet Wednesday morning with leaders of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base to review strategies for the expanding war in Iraq and Syria.

Joining him will be Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who said Tuesday the U.S. is “at war with ISIL as we are with Al Qaeda.”

“We’ll travel tonight to Tampa to receive a briefing from the commander of U.S Central Command, General Austin, on operational plans to implement his ISIL st...

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Assessing the new U.S. war in Iraq & Syria listen

09/11/14 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Tags: Iraq, ISIS, Syria, President Obama

On Wednesday night, President Obama addressed the nation to discuss his new plan to try to stifle ISIS (or ISIL) by attacking from the air in Iraq & Syria, and work with fighters on the ground working against those terrorist groups. We opened the phones for discussion.

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Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduces resolution to permit U.S. strikes inside Syria listen

09/08/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Syria, Iraq, War, Bill Nelson, ISIS, ISIL, IS, Islamic State

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Late Monday afternoon, Florida Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson filed a joint resolution with the Senate to allow the president to make airstrikes on Islamic State militants inside Syria.

“I describe ISIS as a snake. If the head of the snake is in Syria -- which it is -- a lot of their organization, a lot of their leadership is there, then we ought to go after the snake where the head is and decapitate the snake. In doing that we’re going to have to go into Syria. Now, I believe that t...

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Senator Bill Nelson calls for more U.S. military attacks inside Syria and Iraq listen

08/22/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Syria, Bill Nelson, Iraq, ISIS, ISIL, War

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The Pentagon says U.S. warplanes have made three more airstrikes against Islamic State targets near the Mosul Dam, including a machine gun position that was firing on Iraqi forces.

In a conference call with reporters Thursday provided by his office, Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said he met with the president of the Free Syrian Army in Turkey. Nelson says there should be more U.S. military actions inside Syria and Iraq.

"Well, we're not gonna put boots on the ground. The American pub...

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Surge of Syrian refugees to U.S. could pick up in late 2015 listen

06/12/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: World Refugee Day, Syria, Iraq, Department of State, immigration

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Nearly 30,000 refugees come into Florida every year from countries all over the world.

With ongoing violence in Syria, Simon Henshaw from the State Department says very few Syrian refugees have arrived in the U.S., but that’s about to change.

“We have pledged to take a significant number and we will start interviewing Syrian refugees soon. But it takes about 18-24 months for someone to run through our system. So, we will not, as a country, see a significant amount of Syrian refugees c...

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Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society protest war on Syria at Bill Nelson's Office listen

09/13/13 Naveen Sultan
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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A dozen anti-war activists gathered outside of Bill’s Nelson office in Tampa yesterday to urge him to vote against military action in Syria if the issue is brought to Congress. The protest was organized by the Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society.

There are 12 protestors standing on the corner of the sidewalk outside of the federal courthouse. The signs that they’re holding shake back and forth against the strong wind. Together they chant in hopes to pressure Senator Bill Nels...

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Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Vladimir Putin, Trayvon Martin, and Syria.

09/12/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Today on Radioactivity Rob Lorei takes listener calls on Putin's op-ed in the New York Times, Trayvon Martin, 9/11, Europe, and the decision by the Tampa Bay Times to charge some people for online use. Listen to the full show above.

Media included in today's Radioactivity can be found below:

[A Plea for Caution From Russia What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria][1]

[Jeff Daniels from THE NEWSROOM: Is America #1?][2]

[Trayvon Martin medical examiner claims prosecutors inten...

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9-11 Remembered

09/11/13 Warren Elly with Chris Ingram
Last Call Wednesday
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Today on the Last Call Warren Elly interviews Chris Ingram, a Republican Political Consultant who was working on Capital Hill on September 11th 2001. Ingram talked about role of American Foreign policy in the rise of terrorism and other issues related to 9/11. Listen to the full show above.

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Obama backs UN discussion of Syria arms proposal

09/10/13 Associated Press
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Syria’s foreign minister announced today his country will declare its chemical weapons arsenal and sign chemical weapons convention.

The Syrian government has accepted a proposal from Russia, its most powerful ally, to give up its chemical weapons stockpile. France has announced that it plans to introduce a Security Council resolution to ensure international verification of the disarmament, but it might be opposed by Russia.

The White House said the U.S., France and Britain have agree...

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