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Does Maya calendar predict end of world Friday? USF archaeologist says no listen

12/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The calendar created by Maya people has kept track of time for more than 5,000 years, but it ends this Friday, December 21. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the world is ending. That’s according to an expert on the subject who dispelled some doomsday predictions at a lecture at USF Tampa last month.

Christian Wells is an associate professor of archaeology at USF who specializes in Maya culture. According to him, the world isn’t g...

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Why Americans Engage in Apocalyptic Thinking

05/22/12 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 talk about end of the world predictions—and why people in the US—more than any other country are obsessed with the Apocalypse….

But first one listener comment about yesterday’s Last Call on which we played the controversial speech by Seattle venture capitalist Nick Hanauer in which he talked about who is responsible for job creation. Here’s what one listener had to say.


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Former Religious Right leader Frank Schaeffer on his new book Sex Mom and God

08/26/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Coming up today we’ll talk with a former leader in the Religious Right movement in the U.S., Frank Schaeffer. We’ll get his views on the current crop of Republican presidential contenders.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s program. Yesterday we talked about wealth distribution in the US. Here’s what three listeners had to say.

Frank Schaeffer grew up in Switzerland in the 1960's in a Christian community run by his parents- Eva...


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