Radioactivity fact-checks the GOP debate with Politifact editor Angie Holan

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 »

Radioactivity listeners weigh in on last nights GOP debate

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 »

Radioactivity looks at how refugees fare in Florida; Bernie Sanders’ speech at Liberty University

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, we look at the state of refugees that have resettled in Florida. Our guest is Patti Grogan, the head of Florida’s Refugee Services program , which helps over 5000 people annually who have arrived in the state to escape war or persecution achieve self-sufficiency. The Tampa Bay Area Refugee Task Force… Read more »

Foreign policy expert gives insight into meeting between President Obama, Saudi king Salman

by Rob Lorei This morning  on Radioactivity, we speak with Robert Naiman, policy director at Just Foreign Policy,  independent and non-partisan organization dedicated to U.S. foreign policy reformation that is based on diplomacy, law and cooperation. Naiman offers his perspectives into the meeting between President Obama and King Salman of Saudi Arabia today that will address a cooperative… Read more »

CO2

Florida scientists warn about ocean acidification

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 »

Kriseman Cuba

Kriseman told Cuba its consulate should be in St. Pete

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman has returned from what he called a “very worthwhile trip” to Cuba. During a press conference at City Hall Tuesday afternoon, Kriseman said he was blown away by the beauty and the arts in Havana. The St. Petersburg delegation met for two hours with the deputy director for American affairs… Read more »

Florida This Week looks at congressional maps mess; Bush v. Trump on immigration

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 »

Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig may run for president on clean elections platform

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 »

Kathy Castor will announce position on Iran deal in week or two

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa) says she has not yet announced her position on the Iran nuclear agreement. At an unrelated event Wednesday morning at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Castor answered questions from media and said, “I’m going to make an announcement in another week or two.” The Republican-dominated House is likely… Read more »

Rep. David Jolly calls Trump a liar, takes hard line on Obamacare and Iran deal

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 »

Radioactivity looks at statements from several presidential candidates

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 »

Local political figures discuss the GOP debate on Florida this Week

Today we listen to latest Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. This episode’s panel ( Tampa Bay Times’ Ernest Hooper, La Gaceta Publisher Patrick Mantaiga, Political Consultant Marc Proctor, Journalist Josh Gillin) offer their perspectives on last week’s GOP debate; congresswoman Corinne Brown’s efforts to stop congressional redistricting and the… Read more »

St. Pete watch party for Bernie Sanders part of nationwide online meetup

Last night, dozens of Bernie Sanders supporters gathered at Atwater’s Best Barbeque in south St.Pete to hear the Vermont senator make his case for the presidency via streaming video.The gathering was a part of major grassroots effort to mobilize his base and attract new supporters. It was one of more than 3000 independent watching parties across… Read more »

Cuba, David Jolly’s senate run, and Jeb Bush’s medicare remarks on Florida This Week

Today we listen back on the latest Florida this Week, a political discussion show moderated by Radioactivity host Rob Lorei. On this episode we look at the rekindled ties between the US and Cuba, what’s up with David Jolly’s district seat as he runs for Senate, and recent remarks made by Jeb Bush at a… Read more »

2015 ALEC meeting in San Diego will include 7 Florida Lawmakers

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be convening in San Diego for their annual meeting this week . ALEC is a non-profit status  organization of conservative lawmakers and corporate lobbyists who get together to draft legislation, often behind closed-doors, as this report from Atlanta exposes, and often dodging state open records laws. Among the attendees… Read more »

Green Party presidential nomination candidate Jill Stein makes her case on Radioactivity

On Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei talks with Jillian Stein, a physician from Massachusetts who is running for the 2016 Green Party Nomination for the Presidency. She ran for president once before for the Green Party in 2012 and for the Massachusetts governor’s chair in 2002 and 2010. In her last presidential run, she was endorsed… Read more »