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Listeners sound off on alleged Bin Laden cover-up, dwindling numbers in America's churches

05/12/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Religion, christianity, Pew Research, osama bin laden, Iraq war, Seymour Hersh, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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On Today's Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei opens up the phone lines to listeners for most of the hour. We look at a recent Pew survey that shows that Americans are becoming less religious, with the number of people who do not affiliate with a religion growing while less people affiliate themselves with christianity. Christians still make up the country's largest religious. We also look at an article by veteran war journalist Seymour Hersh which alleges that Osama Bin Laden was actually a priso...

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Group behind Amendment 1 wants legislature to follow voter's intent

05/12/15 Rob Lorei
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday
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Tags: Paula Dockery, Aliki Moncrief, Florida's Water and Land Legacy, Amendment 1, environment, wmnf

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Today's host, former state senator Paula Dockery, talks with Aliki Moncrief, Executive of the Florida's Water and Land Legacy. the environmental group helped put Amendment 1 on last year's ballot in hopes of increasing revenue towards land and water conservation programs. Moncrief talks about the deadlock in Tallahassee that has left lawmakers unable to agree on spending on environmental programs.

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Senator Tom Lee says no budget deal reached for special session

05/11/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Florida Legislature, Medicaid expansion, Rick Scott, Tom Lee, Edwin Narain, Darryl Rouson, Jeff Brandis, Florida This Week, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today we listen to Friday's episode of Florida This Week, where several influential policymakers discuss the budget impasse in the state legislature that will lead to a special budget session that will begin in June. The two chambers have been unable to agree on medicaid expansion to cover over 800000 of Florida's working poor. Gov. Rick Scott filed a lawsuit last week against the federal Department of health and human services, allegedly health officials are threatening to pull funding to co...

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food service advocacy group pushes for raising the federal minimum wage for tipped employees

05/08/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Freddie Gray, Baltimore, Washington Post, food service, minimum wage, Travis Smiley, Suru Jayaraman, Eddie Vale, American Bridge 21st century Foundation, Koch brothers, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We start off today's Radioactivity discussing the Freddie Gray case, particularly a claim circulating around conservative blogs that Gray had a previous spinal cord injury that might have contributed to his death after falling into a coma in the back of a police van. [The Washington Post reported last week] that that claim of a preexisting condition is not true.

Then we look at the minimum wage for tipped restaurant employees, which is $2.13 at the federal level and $5.03 in Florida. we l...

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Radioactivity chats with political comedian Jimmy Dore

05/07/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Jimmy Dore, Pacifica radio, KPFK, comedy, Your Country is just not that into you, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei talks with comedian Jimmy Dore, host of the political satire radio show The Jimmy Dore Show from Pacifica Radio KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles. The Show takes jabs at political figures and the mainstream media. It also airs on WMNF's HD3 channel, available on HD radio and online. Dore also released a series of satirical essays in a book titled *Your Country Is Just Not That Into You: How the Media, Wall Street, and Both Political Parties Keep on Screwing Y...

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Radioactivity plays segments of the Jimmy Dore Show listen

05/06/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Jimmy Dore, Political Satire, KPFK, Judith Miller, Benghazi, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today on Radioactivity, We listen to a segment of the Jimmy Dore Show, a political satire radio show from KPFK in Los Angeles, that looks at the public re-emergence of former New York Times journalist Judith Miller, as well as the Benghazi Scandal. Host Rob Lorei then opens up the phone lines to WMNF listeners.

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Give Day Tampa Bay 24-hour drive helps raise money for over 500 local charities

05/05/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Tags: Give Day Tampa Bay, Florida Next Foundation, Chris Jadick, Enable America, Lenice Emanuel, YWCA Tampa Bay, Celest Roberts, The Skills Center, Zora Carrier, Museum of Photographic Arts, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today is the second annual Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24-hour drive to raise money for charities throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Last year the drive raised over 1 million for over 385 area charities. This year nearing 550 charities are joining the event. We talk with Ned Pope, President of Florida Next Foundation which started the drive from an idea to cultivate a culture of philanthropy in the Bay Area. We also speak with representa...

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Local charity holds earthquake relief concert for Nepal

05/01/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: Rob Rowan, Nepal, earthquake, Global Action Group, Palladium Theater, Judith Miller, Jon Stewart, New York Times, Weapons of Mass Destruction, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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We talk with Rob Rowan, whose charity organization Global Action Coalition will be holding an earthquake relief concert for Nepal. The south asian country was hit by a devastating earthquake last week that killed over 6000 people, including 19 climbers on Mount Everest. The Nepalese government is appealing for international aid in face of a shortage of tents and food for many people that have been left homeless. The jazz concert will take place at the P...

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Vietnam War journalist discusses it's legacy on the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon listen

04/30/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: Vietnam War, Fall of Saigon, TD Allman, Nixon, Chengzhong Focus Foundation, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, which marked the end of the United States' involvement in the Vietnam war and the beginning of communist control of Southern Vietnam. according to recent survey estimates, between 1.5 and 3.6 million people during the 20 year span of the war. We are joined by TD Allman, a Tampa-born journalist who covered the war and revealed a secret illegal war in Laos that was kept under wraps by the Nixon Administration. TD is an author of books such as...

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New Port Richey state rep sounds off on the Florida House early session closure

04/29/15 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Tags: Florida Legislature, Florida House of Representatives, Medicaid expansion, coverage gap, Amanda Murphy, wmnf, Rob Lorei

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Today we talk about the surprising adjournment of the Florida House yesterday,3 days before the end of the legislative session and without reaching an agreement with the senate on the state budget. The point of contention is the expansion of Medicaid to provide coverage to more than 800,000 working poor Floridians, as federal money for hospitals to treat them runs out. Bills on tax cuts, prison reform, and medical marijuana died in the house due to the sudden closure. State Representative Ama...

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