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Are Israel or the US on the Verge of Attacking Iran?

03/06/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll discuss the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Washinton, DC to discuss with President Obama what to do next about Iran. The Israeli leader is accusing Iran of being close to developing nuclear weapons. Netanyahu is sounding increasingly belligerent on the topic. On the first part of today's program we'll talk with Michael T. Klare a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire Colleg...

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Both crew from US fighter jet that crashed over Libya have been rescued but civilians may have been killed listen

03/22/11 wire reports including AP
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Heavy anti-aircraft fire is lighting up the skies over Tripoli and the sound of loud explosions is echoing through the Libyan capital after nightfall.

A U.S. official says both the crew of an F-15 fighter jet that crashed yesterday in Libya are safe and back in American hands.

The official said a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft retrieved the pilot. He says the second crew member, a weapon's officer, was recovered by Libyan rebel forces and is now in U.S hands.

The cras...

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Factory Girls: Extended Interview

12/27/10 By Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Leslie T. Chang is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent who lived in and wrote about China for a decade. She wrote her 2008 book, Factory Girls, to give a face to the approximately 130 million Chinese migrants who make all the stuff that fill up American stores and closets.

Two young female faces are at the heart of Chang’s story. They belong to women who willingly traded in rural village life in hopes of fruitful futures in China’s industrial meccas.

"One is named Lu Qingmin ...

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Has China Surpassed The US?

12/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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The USF publicity department wrote this about our next guest:

"Robert Dardenne, Journalism and Media Studies Department chair, presented a paper on China’s image in U.S. newspapers at the Fourth World Forum on China Studies held in Shanghai, Pudong, People’s Republic of China from Nov. 5-8.

"Dardenne’s presentation, “Emerging Soft Power, Persistent Hard Image: China Constructed in Select U.S. Newspapers,” showed how China’s rise as an influential nation with a growing economy has been...

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Author highlights Factory Girls in China listen

12/13/10 Dawn Morgan Elliott
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Leslie T. Chang is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent who lived in and wrote about China for a decade. In her 2008 book Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China, she tells the story about how nearly 130 million young people leave their rural homes for the city, or going out, in hopes of a brighter future. WMNF’s Dawn Morgan Elliott spoke with Chang last week about the reasons she wrote her book.

"I wanted to write the book because I felt like there was a lot o...

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Jobs forum to be held tomorrow in Ybor City

03/30/10 Robert Lorei
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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With Florida's unemployment rate at 12.2%- a record high- tomorrow night with Florida's unemployment rate at 12.2 percent—a record high—tomorrow night in Ybor City there will be a forum on job creation. Two of the organizers of the event are with us. Bill Newton and Tim Heberlein are with the Florida Consumer Action Network. The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Children's Board of Hillsborough County...

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Afghanistan and Pakistan Symposium listen

03/29/10 Doris Norrito
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Adnan Mazarei, assistant director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), spoke at USF today. USF officials said IMF policy did not permit his address to be recorded.

In a question-and-answer period that followed, Stan talked unofficially and gave only his first name. He works as a South Asia analyst for the United States Central Command, and gave his assessment.

*We m...

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Alexandra Harney on 'The China Price' - Part II listen

02/20/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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In her book, The China Price, reporter Alexandra Harney writes that in terms of labor rights, Chinese workers have actually been faring better in courts when suing their employers in recent years.

She writes that although such lawsuits could act as a break in derailing projects that might help nudge China’s GDP grow even higher, and thus make it less attractive to foreign investors, those individual rights cases do make China seem more like other nations, which could actually help them ...

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Alexandra Harney on 'The China Price' listen

02/19/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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No country has a greater impact on America’s economy today than China. And at a time when many say is our greatest fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, a new book goes behind the scenes in China and into its world-beating factories.

The book, The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage, was written by Alexandra Harney, a former editor of the Financial Times.

WMNF spoke with Harney today.

We’ll hear the second part of this interview on tomorrow night’s ne...

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To what extent is China communist?

08/13/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Next up, a look at the economic and human rights situation in China. We’ll hear an interview with Doug Guthrie, a leading scholar on China.

Guthrie is a professor of sociology at New York University. He’s the author of several books on China including Dragon in a Three-Piece Suit: The Emergence of Capitalism in China. In the wake of the massive media coverage of the Olympics in China, there were big missing questions: to what extent is China’s government communist, how much freedom do ...

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