Today on Radioactivity we listen back to last Friday’s episode of Florida This Week, a political discussion broadcasted on local PBS station WEDU and moderated by Rob Lorei. Our expert panel offer an array of diverse perspectives on the latest in Florida politics and news: Jeb Bush and Donald Trump’s face-off in the latest GOP… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today we are have an interview with Molly McCartney, a veteran journalist and author of America’s War Machine: Vested Interests, Endless Conflicts, a book she co-wrote with her late husband, journalist James McCartney, about the growth and power of the military industrial complex since the Cold War. Today she talks us through the mechanisms… Read more »
By Rob Lorei First on Radioactivity we speak with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough about the Affordable Care Act enrollment period which ends today for individuals and families to enrollment through the health insurance marketplace for coverage starting in the new year. Tampa ranks 9th out of the 20 cities competing in the Health Communities… Read more »
by Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we hear the latest on Florida news and politics from Florida This Week, the current affairs talk show moderated by WMNF’s Rob Lorei that is broadcasted on PBS station WEDU on Friday nights at 8:30 pm. This episode’s panel of political analysts look at the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s remarks about… Read more »
With the recent Paris attack, terrorism is in all of our minds….. Congress seems to be obsessed with the dangers from Syrian widows and orphans. Women throughout this country are in daily fear when they go to their neighborhood Planned Parenthood Clinic. Domestic terrorism has been a problem for a very long time. Anthrax? The… Read more »
Tough talking tough Guy, Donald Trump, helicoptered into Sarasota for a sold out rally. Last Saturday fans and backers either crammed into a Sarasota area or waited outside to listen to the Donald stump. The Republican front-runner in free-form monologue style bounced back and forth from laying out his ideas to lambasting his rivals and… Read more »
BY Rob Lorei Today we listen back to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei and broadcast by local PBS station WEDU. This week, the panel of politicians, journalists, and other experts discuss the opposition by national and state politicians to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S.,… Read more »
Today we listen to a portion of a speech Bernie Sanders gave yesterday afternoon at Georgetown University, in which he explains the meaning of “Democratic Socialism”, comparing the political ideology to the policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. During the hour long speech, he also decried growing income inequality, monied interests in government and… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, We look at some key moments from last night’s GOP debate on CNBC and then open up the phone lines for listener comments on the who they thought the winners and losers of the debate and the performance of the CNBC moderators.
Last Friday afternoon U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Campbell Park Elementary, one of the South Saint Petersburg schools singled out in a Tampa Bay Times investigation noting severely underperforming schools. Outgoing US secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, emphasized the educational disparity in Pinellas schools is man made. Duncan opines that probable causes were… Read more »
Charlie Crist is running for Congress; the former Republican governor of Florida announced Tuesday morning in St. Petersburg he will run in the Pinellas County district that is likely to be redrawn to include Clearwater and St. Pete. But the current office holder, David Jolly, is calling Crist a huckster and a fraud. Crist emphasized the environment, education… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, we are joined by Ray Locker, USA Today Enterprise editor and former reporter for the Tampa Tribune, about his newest book Nixon’s Gamble. In the book, Locker looks at how the Nixon administration created a secret new national security power structure that undermined U.S. policy and values and still affects Washington today.
A new website shows the effects of sea-level rise on U.S. cities based on current projections side-by-side with the reduced effects that would happen with drastic reductions in carbon emissions. It’s based on information published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. To draw attention… Read more »
Reporting from the Land of Oz….. …and here the Pope has arrived… Congress is in a knockdown, drag out battle threatening to bring government to a halt over abortion. I really do not think this is to impress the Pope and hoping that he will forgive us for our moral failings. EMILY CROCKETT of… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, we listen back to the latest Florida This Week, a political talks show moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei and broadcast on local PBS station WEDU on Friday Nights. This week’s Panel includes:Tampa Crossroads Executive Director Sara Romeo; Tampa Bay Times columnist William March, and Dr. USF Distinguished Professor Susan MacManus, Migrant’s Foundation director Daniel Alvarez. They discuss… Read more »
By Rob Lorei On Friday’s Radioactivity, we heard which comments from the latest Republican presidential debate were true, and which ones were a pants-on-fire lie. Angie Holan, editor of the fact-checking news website Politifact, joined host Rob Lorei. They looked at statements made by the candidates on the Planned Parenthood controversy; the validity of health claims made… Read more »
Today we listen back to some key moments of last night’s Republican presidential debate that was broadcast live on CNN from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, regarding topics such as religious freedom and illegal immigration . We also listen to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ response to the debates before opening up the phone… Read more »
There are at least three major ways that skyrocketing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are affecting the oceans and species, like humans, that depend on them; you probably already know about soaring temperatures and about rising seas, but scientists discussed the third – ocean acidification – at a roundtable panel Wednesday in Sarasota. Higher concentrations… Read more »
By Rob Lorei Today we listen back on the latest Florida this week from local PBS station WEDU, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This week’s panelist ( 70th district rep. Darryl Rouson, Political Consultant Adam Goodman, Former TV Reporter and Documentary filmmaker Lynn Marvin Dingfelder, New College Professor Frank Alcock) look… Read more »
If you want a say in how Gulf restoration funds are spent, you have a chance Wednesday night in St. Petersburg; the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council has released a draft of funding priorities using money from the settlement with Transocean after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting… Read more »
Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig has launched an exploratory campaign to run for President of the United States in 2016; his main issue is to give individual voters more power in elections by reversing the tendency of big money in elections. Each election cycle, it seems, sets a new record for campaign spending, breaking the record of… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, Host Rob Lorei interviews 13th District Congressman David Jolly, who makes his case for his run for the senate seat vacated by Marco Rubio as he runs for president. Jolly outlines his positions on the the Affordable Care Act, current foreign policies regarding Iran and ISIS, and Social Security. He also calls Donald… Read more »
On Midpoint, we continue to look at the candidates for the 2016 presidential campaign. This hour we listen to a speech made by Bernie Sanders to a crowd of 16,000 to 30,000 people at the Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. Then we open up the phone lines for listener comments.
On today’s Radioactivity with host Rob Lorei, we listen to statements made by presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, and newcomer Lawrence Lessig. Jeb Bush addresses foreign policy and ISIS while Donald Trump talks about immigration, job growth, and women’s issues. Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, who is considering a presidential run, states in a… Read more »
Today on Radioactivity, host Rob Lorei airs an excerpt of last night’s Republican presidential debate then opens up the phone lines for listener perspectives on the 10 GOP candidates’ stance on foreign policy, the economy, immigration, and social issues.