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Ellen Brown advocates public banks and points to the success in North Dakota

01/16/12 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Coming up on the first part of the show we'll hear from Ellen Brown, author of the book WEB OF DEBT. She is president of the Public Banking Institute. She says that despite the recession, North Dakota's economy is thriving. And, she says, it's not oil or natural gas which makes this so. She says it's the fact that in 1919 the citizens of North Dakota established a public bank.

Later we'll hear a portion of [Dr. Martin Lut...

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Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory

10/27/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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On the first part of today's program we'll talk with comedian and social activist Dick Gregory. Gregory is an Army veteran, a former postal worker. He began doing stand up comedy in the early 1960's and got a career boost when Hugh Hefner hired him to work at the Chicago Playboy Club. During his career he was among the most topical comedians of the 1960's. He's number 82 on Comedy Central's list of 100 Greatest Standups of All Time. In 1968 he ran for President as a write-in candidate of the ...

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A Sixties activist looks back at the anti-war and civil rights movement

04/26/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. In a moment an interview with veteran civil rights and anti-war activist Bill Zimmerman. He’s written a new autobiography… we’ll talk about activism in the 1960’s and early 70’s in a moment… but first a listener comment about last night’s Last Call on which we discussed new immigration laws that are being considered in Tallahassee.

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Mayday anti-war demonstration in Washington DC. Our guest w...

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How lessons of Vietnam can be applied to Afghanistan

12/23/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good afternoon,

Welcome to WMNF ‘S Radioactivity…I'm Robert Lorei. Coming up: a new book says President John Kennedy was committed to stopping an escalation of combat troops in Vietnam -- and the implications that this new information has for incoming President Barack Obama and the calls for a troop increase in Afghanistan.

But first some listener comments about last week’s program on reforming health care in the U.S.

President-elect Barack Obama has made a commitment to ending...

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33 years later: Vietnam, U.S. have bond

06/10/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Thirty-three years ago Americans evacuated the U.S. Embassy in South Vietnam, and one of the most controversial wars in U.S. history was finally over. The North Vietnamese took over the country, thousands of people fled as refugees, and Vietnam was no longer at the center of the debate in U.S. foreign policy.

Since 1975, Vietnam has come to symbolize for many people an example of pointless U.S. meddling in the internal affairs of another country at huge expense to both Americans and the pe...

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