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Group of Catholic Nuns Challenges Mitt Romney to Experience What It Is to Be Poor

08/09/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today— Catholic nuns want former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney and who’s personal worth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars—they want him to know what it’s like for struggling families across the country. We’ll talk with a leading activist nun in just a moment. But first- four listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Michelle Williams- she is working with the family of Javon Ne...


Hear Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show challenge FL Gov. Rick Scott on drug testing welfare recipients listen

12/07/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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After Florida Governor Rick Scott's budget presentation Wednesday afternoon, he took questions from reporters. Even from Comedy Central’s Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Mandvi took aim at the new Florida law supported by Governor Scott that requires drug tests for low-income people applying for government assistance. He asked the governor for a urine sample.

Mandvi: “Governor, you benefit from h...

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ACLU reaction to federal judge's ruling that drug testing of welfare applicants is unconstitutional listen

10/25/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Yesterday a federal judge in Orlando granted an injunction to stop the state from drug testing welfare recipients. The ACLU's lead attorney trying to get the Florida law ruled unconstitutional is Maria Kayanan. She said the ruling shows that Fourth Amendment rights should be held up, even for poor people.

“So it was both a reaffirmation of constitutional values and a strong critic of what the legislature had done and how it had done it without any foundation, any sound studies, and any...


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