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Hillsborough approves $29 million for Bucs stadium upgrade

The Hillsborough County Commission overwhelmingly approved nearly $29 million for upgrades to the county-owned football stadium that’s home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The county’s chief financial administrator, Bonnie Wise, says the public funds come from the tourist tax, not general revenue. Wise says part of the deal would increase the amount of profit sharing… Read more »

National Day of Action to Defend Women's Rights. Rally at Dallas City Hall, July 15, 2013. Photo by Steve Rainwater. CC

Surprise?! U.S. Not Leader in Women’s Rights

Experts from the UN Working Group recently concluded their 10-day study of how U.S women’s rights compare to the international community and the results don’t look too good. Big surprise, right?! Visiting Alabama, Oregon and Texas, here’s what they found: In a global sense the U.S. is behind international standards in public and political representation,… Read more »

Democratic political analyst Barry Edwards. Photo by Rob Lorei

Political Analyst Barry Edwards discusses Trump’s poll numbers, rise in independent voters

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 »

Federal Reserve Headquarters in Washington DC. By Dan SmithRdsmith4 (Own work)  via Wikimedia Commons

Florida This Week; what the Fed’s interest rate hike means for us.

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 »

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St. Pete mayor Rick Kriseman protested for banning Trump

This week St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman made headines by firing back on social media against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Trump said the U.S. should stop letting Muslims into the country, to which Kriseman responded on Twitter that Trump should be barred from St. Petersburg. I am hereby barring Donald Trump from entering St…. Read more »

Michael Minardi, Chairman of Regulate Florida. photo by Rob Lorei

Regulate Florida cancels legal cannabis petition for 2016 ballot, sets sights on 2018

By Rob Lorei Today we look at the latest developments in a statewide push to regulate recreational marijuana. Activist group Regulate Florida announced yesterday that it will be ending its campaign to make cannabis completely legal for adults over 21, citing a lack of petition signatures and funding needed to get the issue on the… Read more »

Patrick Mantaiga, publisher of La Gaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper

La Gaceta publisher Patrick Manteiga tackles big issues in local news and politics

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we talk about the latest political issues facing the Tampa Bay Area with Patrick Mantaiga, editor and publisher of La Gaceta, the only trilingual newspaper in the country that has been covering local news from Ybor city for 93 years. With Mantaiga we discuss Hillsborough County’s transportation dilemma, mobility… Read more »

Ed Narain (left), Janet Cruz and Jamie Grant

Legislators see little chance for Florida Medicaid expansion

State Rep. Jamie Grant (R-Tampa) thinks that Medicaid expansion will be off the table during Florida’s Legislative session that begins in January. For one, Grant says this week’s gambling agreement “sucks a good bit of oxygen out of the time in Tallahassee” to consider other issues. But Grant thinks the legislature will still have time to… Read more »

Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

CAIR Florida speaks out against Trump’s call to ban muslims from entering US

By Rob Lorei In the latest in a string of controversial remarks made during his presidential campaign, Donald Trump last night called for a ban on all Muslims traveling to the United States until politicians “figure out what is going on” following terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris. Trump, who last month called for… Read more »

Rick Kriseman

Rick Kriseman “bans” Donald Trump from St. Pete

Donald Trump’s statement Monday that all Muslims should be stopped from entering the U.S. has led to criticism from around the globe and across the political spectrum; a tweet by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman criticizing Trump and jokingly barring the GOP presidential front-runner from entering the city had more than 13,000 retweets by Tuesday afternoon. It… Read more »

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Holistic Resource Management – Allan Savory on Sustainable Living

On today’s Sustainable Living Program our guest was Allan Savory. For centuries we believed livestock were a major cause of desertification, but Savory’s research showed that the cause lay in how those livestock were managed. His solution involved mimicking the behavior of the formerly vast herds of wild grazing animals he had witnessed as a… Read more »

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Florida This Week; Lockheed executive says military contractors stand to profit off Middle East unrest

by Rob Lorei Today we listen to the latest episode of Florida This Week, a political talk show moderated by Rob Lorei that airs Friday nights on local PBS station WEDU. This week’s panel of experts discuss: Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy in Florida, Donald Trump’s visit to Sarasota over the weekend, the uptick in gun sales… Read more »

A Gun show in Houston, Texas. Photo by M&R Glasgow via flickr

Ten myths about guns debunked; Tampa activist reports from Climate Change conference in Paris

by Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, we first listened to a report from local activist Kelly Benjamin who covering the  United Nations Climate Change Conference  in Paris, where World leaders are gathering for 11 days to work on an international pact to reduce carbon emissions. We then listened to an interview that  french journalist Nicolas Henin gave to The… Read more »