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New book tells varied stories of immigration; and prominent local neurosurgeon offers free medical care in Gaza

02/23/12 Robert Lorei
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Coming up today we’ll talk with the author of a new book which tells the stories of 50 immigrants to the US.

Later we’ll talk with a prominent local neurosurgeon who has given up his private practice and is now concentrating on international and health care policy. He’ll be giving a talk tonight at the University of Tampa on why we should be paying attention to what is happening in Gaza — the Palestinian territory next to Israel.

First up—the author of the new book GREEN CARD STORIES (U...

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Plan to end homelessness in Sarasota; What is it like to live in the Holy City of Bethlehem?

12/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Coming up today we’ll hear about a new plan to end homelessness in Sarasota. And we’ll also go to Bethlehem -- one of the holiest places in Christianity -— where we’ll talk about what the situation is like there just two days before Christmas.

But first a listener comment about yesterday’s interview with Iranian American scholar Trita Parsi about the prospects for war with Iran.

First up today — five years ago The National Coa...

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Tampa Mayor Buckhorn traveling to Israel, but not Palestine listen

11/16/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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As Tampa continues to struggle with the rest of the country to find jobs for its citizens, Mayor Bob Buckhorn is reaching out to Israel. During a press conference Tuesday night the Mayor provided details about his trip.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he is traveling to Israel to strengthen relationships with the country in an effort to attract businesses to the area. For example, a lot of the equipment that will be used in USF’s [Center for ...

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Should U.S. reinstate funding for UNESCO? Listeners weigh in listen

11/02/11 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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UNESCO, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. The United States is no longer helping to fund UNESCO after the organization admitted Palestine as a member.

Many people have visited a UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Galapagos Islands, Everglades National Park, Pueblo de Taos in New Mexico, City of Bath in England, or Venice.

We asked listeners about their experiences and whether they think the US should have cut off its funding to UNESCO.

We played ...

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At USF Norman Finkelstein offers solution to Israel-Palestine conflict listen

10/13/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The United Nations Security Council has yet to vote on Palestine’s bid for statehood. Political scientist Norman Finkelstein spoke to students at the University of South Florida in Tampa last night, and said supporting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict shouldn’t be controversial.

A self-described atheist, Finkelstein told a crowd of about 50 at the Marshall Center that “God helps peopl...

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State of Palestine asks for full member status at United Nations listen

09/23/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Friday afternoon at the United Nations in New York, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked the UN to admit Palestine as a full member state.

The US has promised to veto Palestinian statehood in the UN Security Council. Despite US-led pressure on Palestine to abandon their bid, Abbas said the application should be sent immediately to the Security Council and the General Assembly.

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Two views on the Palestinian bid for an independent state

09/22/11 Robert Lorei
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to request that the United Nations recognize Palestine as a full member of the organization in his scheduled speech tomorrow before the UN. If the UN accepts his proposal Palestine will become an independent state, receiving the full rights that other member countries enjoy. The new Palestinian state would be based on the borders Israel and Palestine shred before the Six Day War in 1967. We'll hear two differing views on whether Abbas' request i...

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With or without Palestinian statehood, "Is Peace Possible?" listen

09/20/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last Sunday the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and donor nations gave their support to a Palestinian bid for statehood. But the United States plans to use its standing on the UN Security Council to veto their resolution.

In the past, President Barack Obama has voiced his support for a two-state solution to the ongoing...

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French Free Gaza boat boarded and brought to port by Israeli military listen

07/19/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Today the Israeli military says its commandos have taken control of a French ship that was part of the Freedom Flotilla 2 on its way to the Gaza Strip. But individuals in the Free Gaza Movement say the ship was in International waters and should not have been interfered with by Israel. Huwaida Arraf is with the Free Gaza Movement, one of the organizers of the Freedom Flotilla.

After this interview, the Israeli website YNetNews.com [reported](http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-409757...

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Boat of US activists sets sail for Gaza, but turned back by Greek Coast Guard listen

07/01/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The U.S. boat in an aid flotilla bound for Gaza was turned back by Greek commandos today. The boat, the Audacity of Hope, set sail without permission today, but according to Tweets from journalists on board, was stopped in open waters by the Greek Coast Guard. The boat’s captain attempted to negotiate with the Coast Guard, who wanted the ship to return to port. But the captain was reluctant because at least two boats in the flotilla have been sabotaged in Greek port, presumably by Israeli age...

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