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Civil Rights Pioneer and Tampa Native Dr. Bernard Lafayette

02/04/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Our next guest is Bernard Lafayette who was born in Tampa. He is a longtime civil rights activist and organizer, who was a leader in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He played a leading role in early organizing of the Selma, Alabama, voting rights campaign; was a member of the Nashville Student Movement; and worked closely throughout the 1960s movements with groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Amer...

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Non-Violent Activist Talks About Palestinian Peace Movement

01/31/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Coming up today we’ll meet a Palestinian peace activist who uses non-violence as a way to protest the Israeli occupation of territories once held by the Palestinians- before the 1967 war.

Our guest is Iyad Burnat. He lives in the farming village of Bil’in

Every Friday afternoon villagers, Israeli peace activists and members of the international community hold non-violent demonstrations against the Isareli security wall and the confiscation of ...

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Palestinian Playwright Uses Peaceful Methods to Challenge Israeli Occupation

04/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll speak with a Palestinian peace activist. Award-winning Palestinian playwright Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour (Abed) is the initiator of “Beautiful Resistance” and director of Alrowwad, an independent center for artistic, cultural and theater training for women and children. Located in Aida Refugee Camp, Alrowwad aims to replace the ugliness of violence with the beauty of creativity. By telling about the success of ...

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Holding Monsanto to Ethical Guidelines on Genetically Modified Food? And the Power of Peacemaking

03/19/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about genetically modified food and an effort to pressure one of the largest makers of genetically modified food to act ethically. Later we’ll talk with an Atlanta minister who is coming to USF St. Petersburg tomorrow to conduct a dialogue on the efficacy of non-violence…..

Our first guest is Nate Walker who is a Unitarian minister in Philadelphia….

Since November 2009, Walker has been engaged in tryin...

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Rev. Bruce Wright Discusses an Alternative Spring Break for Activists

03/01/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with Reverend Bruce Wright who is an organizer of the March 3-10th Alternative Spring Break in St. Petersburg. But first some listener comments about yesterday's program.

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Rev. Bruce Wright is with Refuge Ministries. He's an organizer of the Alternative Spring Break for activists which gets underway in St. Petersburg this Saturday. The event will train activists in non violence and civil disobedience in anti...

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Journalist Arun Gupta has travelled 10,000 miles across the US covering the Occupy movement

01/02/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

The Occupy movement in this country is in its 5th month. The movement which says it represents the 99% of Americans against the extraordinary power wielded by the 1% has seen mass marches, confrontations with police, arrests, serious injuries and has changed the public debate over what national issues are most important.

Journalist Arun Gupta has covered the Occupy movement since it began in September in New York City. Since then he’s traveled to occupy sites around the country. He’s a...

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A play about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and non-violence performed by Americans and Palestinians in the West Bank

07/11/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today: St. Petersburg Times reporter Ivan Penn has a powerful piece in Sunday's Floridian about his trip to the Middle East with a group of American and Palestinian performers who carried the message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's titled "A Long Road to Understanding" and illustrates how the message of nonviolence is supposed to be universal, but is not...

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Pro-democracy protests In Egypt

02/01/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Robert Lorei. The AP is reporting today that:

"More than a quarter-million people are flooding Cairo's main square for the largest demonstration so far against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

"The protest has been peaceful, with people standing shoulder to shoulder, chanting and singing nationalist songs.

"A 23-year-old unemployed university graduate pushing for Mubarak's ouster says, 'This is the end for him. It's time.'

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The Philosophy Of Nelson Mandela

05/11/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned in South Africa for 27 years for opposing the apartheid regime, and who later became democratic South Africa’s first elected President, is a hero, revered throughout the world.

The tenets that have guided his life and shaped his journey are now compiled in a book called Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage by Richard Stengel, editor of TIME magazine.

For almost 3 years, including the critical period when Mandela moved South A...

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Peaceful Parenting

03/03/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Next, we'll talk about peaceful parenting with three guests. They are: Cindy Walton-McCawley, M.Ed. and her mother, Kathy Walton are co-authors of The Courageous Parent: A selection of Adlerian child-rearing techniques to help parents raise responsible, cooperative children.

Together they are the Founder and Coordinator of Adlerian Child Care Centers, Inc., in Columbia, South Carolina.

Geri Carter, MA, is the author of Parenting Today's Teenager: A Guide to Fostering Democracy, Cooper...

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