St. Pete mayor candidate announcement

Uhuru Solidarity leader runs for St. Pete Mayor

A leader in the Uhuru Solidarity Movement announced Wednesday morning that he is running for Mayor of St. Petersburg; Jesse Nevel is running for economic revitalization in the black community and under the slogan of “Unity through reparations.” “That means a true, positive, public policy of economic development for this city’s historic black communities. That… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, March 2 – Sherry Turkle and Pat Kemp

We had two guests on this program, starting out with MIT Professor and author Sherry Turkle. Turkle received a joint doctorate in sociology and personality psychology from Harvard University and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Professor Turkle writes on the “subjective side” of people’s relationships with technology, especially computers. She is an expert on culture… Read more »

pesticide Curfew

Tampa resident wants golf course to avoid pesticide Curfew

A Tampa resident is worried that the Tampa Sports Authority will fumigate a public golf course in her neighborhood with a toxic pesticide. Debra McCormack, CEO of the marketing company Tampa Communications and past president of the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association and wants to make sure the chemical Curfew (with 1,3-dichloropropene) doesn’t get used at the… Read more »

industrial toxins wastewater

Will Hillsborough increase allowed levels of industrial toxins in wastewater?

Hillsborough County is considering an ordinance to deal with wastewater; environmentalists say overall that’s a good thing but there’s concern about one aspect: a proposal to allow higher levels of some industrial toxins in wastewater before it gets treated. Kent Bailey, chair of Tampa Bay Sierra Club met with some members of county staff Friday… Read more »

Paula Dockery joins Radioactivity to talk about the upcoming Florida legislative session

WMNF’s Radioactivity February 2, 2017 Paula Dockery served 16 years in the state legislature from 1996 to 2012 as a Republican representing districts in Polk County. The last ten years she was a member of the Florida Senate. In the past four years she‘s been writing a weekly column about state issues that’s appeared in… Read more »

Trump’s Inauguration and Upcoming Veterans for Common Sense Award Dinner

WMNF 88.5FM’s Radioactivity with Rob Lorei 1 -23-17 Coming up toady we’ll hear Florida This Week from this past Friday night on WEDU-TV where we talked about the inauguration of President Donald Trump. And we’re going to talk about this Saturday’s 280th birthday celebration of Founding Father Thoma Paine the author of the influential pamphlet… Read more »

Tampa Heights Community Garden. WMNF News.

FDOT: TBX toll lanes shouldn’t be elevated through Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation is shooting down the idea of moving proposed toll lanes from ground level to an elevated expressway in Tampa; Ed McKinney, an FDOT planning and environmental administrator, told Tampa City Council members at the Community Redevelopment Agency meeting Thursday morning that the problems cited by opponents of the Tampa Bay… Read more »

environment

Opposition to Sarasota County comp plan changes

Sarasota County is updating its comp plan — Wednesday is the first of two informational meetings this month of the Sarasota County Planning and Development Services Department about the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment — but a local environmentalist is pretty pessimistic about the pro-development slant of the changes. Opposition to Sarasota County comp plan changes WMNF… Read more »

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Discusses Global Warming, Sanctuary Cities

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/fHqHeur86w8/wmnf_161207_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday we had on Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. He was the governmental affairs Director for the Builder’s Association of Greater Tampa. He was an aide to former Mayor Sandy Friedman. He served on the Tampa City Council and was elected Mayor of Tampa in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. In… Read more »

WMNF News: Beach dunes

Some on Pinellas beaches want end to “nightmare” of vacation rentals

Here in Florida, we’re used to tourists — especially on the beaches; but residents in some formerly quiet residential areas of Pinellas beach communities are upset about short-term rentals they say shouldn’t be allowed in their neighborhoods. Those are homes that, instead of being rented for a year or even a few months are leased… Read more »

Tampa Bay area Green Party activists talk about the future of their party

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/radioactivity/~3/arlhw-ukTZg/wmnf_161130_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity we spoke with with local Green Party members about their efforts to build the party in the Tampa bay area. Our guests were Rich Carpenter, Joanne Santiago and Joe Walters. They talked about how they came to join the Green Party, their party’s platform on some key issues facing… Read more »

sea-level rise climate change

St. Pete mayor worries how Trump will impact preparations for climate change

How will a Donald Trump administration impact the resources that local communities need to deal with the effects of climate change? That issue came up Friday morning during a panel discussion on climate at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit in St. Petersburg. In this sound clip, we’ll first hear about how the Netherlands… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, November 3 – Former USFSP political science professor Darryl Paulson

When it comes to reporting on the history of the Republican Party of Florida, and Pinellas County’s importance to its resurgence in the 1950’s, there is no one better than Darryl Paulson, emeritus professor of government at the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg. Paulson has a piece in the upcoming Perspectives section of the… Read more »

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub

How St. Pete could play a role in overturning Citizens United

If the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturns its Citizens United decision it might be because of an ordinance that’s being considered by St. Petersburg; on Thursday afternoon the City heard about an ordinance that would limit foreign corporate money in local elections and limit the amount of super PAC contributions. The sponsor, City Council member Darden… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, October 27 – Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez is the Government Relations Director at Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). He’s also a former student body president at the University of South Florida. A Brooklyn native, Cesar is also an extremely active millennial when it comes to public policy and trying to make the community better. He spoke on the program about… Read more »

Day Three of Free Political Airtime on Radioactivity Friday

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161021_110618_radioactivityF1_337.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity we continued our week long service of offering free airtime for political candidates running for state office or local races who are  on the ballot on November 8th in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties. The Candidates who recorded campaign messages to air were: 1. Bob Buesing- candidate… Read more »

Day two of Free Air Time for political Candidates; Monthly Social Security checks to increase .3 percent to adjust for cost of living

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161019_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 By Rob Lorei On Radioactivity Wednesday, we continued our week long service of  free airtime to any candidate who is running statewide or locally and who is on the ballot on November 8th in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, Pasco, Polk and Manatee Counties. 7 candidates took us up on our offer of free air time, they are : David… Read more »

MidPoint for Thursday, October 20 – Tucker/Hall’s Bill Carlson

Bill Carlson is president of Tucker/Hall, a national public relations and communications consulting firm based in Tampa. Carlson has been active in the movement to liberalize relations with the Tampa community and Cuba. His firm worked on brand awareness for the Greenlight Pinellas measure in 2012-2013, and he’s been involved in issues with Tampa’s airport and seaport. He… Read more »

Vote here today

Radioactivity Tuesday offers up free airtime for political candidates of local and state elections.

http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_161018_110617_radioactivityT1_187.MP3 By Rob Lorei As a public service—WMNF 88.5FM is offering free air time for political candidates this week. Beginning on Radioactivity Tuesday we’ll offer up to 90 seconds of free air time for a message recorded by the candidates themselves. The message may include anything the candidate would like to say about why they should be… Read more »