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Trump delivers hardball rhetoric to huge crowds in Sarasota

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 »

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Human rights activist speaks out against Columbian paramilitary training in the US

On Midpoint Wednesday, Host Rob Lorei speaks with Deborah Barros Fince, a Columbian Attorney, artist and human rights advocate for the Wayuu , an indigenous ethnic group in Columbia and Venezeula. In 2004, Fince witnessed a massacre of 12 Wayuu people by paramilitary forces in Bahía Portete, Columbia. She is a critic of the School of the Americas,… Read more »

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Remembering Ian “Mac” McLagan on Life Elsewhere

Ian “Mac” McLagan the famed keyboard player with the Small Faces and Faces, who also collaborated with The Rolling Stones, and led his own band from the late 1970s, died on December 3, 2014. The next edition of Life Elsewhere will be a special tribute to Ian, a crucial figure in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Earlier last year (2014), Ian and Norman… Read more »

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Tampa rally against white supremacy

A student group in Tampa is rallying Wednesday evening in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis and against white supremacy; Students for a Democratic Society Tampa is holding what they say is an emergency rally calling for justice for Jamar Clark who was killed while being detained by Minneapolis Police. Two nights ago five… Read more »

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USF Professor says prescription drug crackdown harms legitimate pain sufferers.

By Rob Lorei Today our guest is Dr. Darryl Paulson, professor emeritus of government at USF St.Petersburg, to talk about how the state crackdown on pill mills and prescription drug abuse has made it harder for actual pain sufferers to get the medication they need. At one point, Florida was ground zero for prescription drug… Read more »

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Florida This Week discusses political opposition to Syrian refugee resettlement.

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 »

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Bernie Sanders explains Democratic Socialism in Georgetown University speech

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 »

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The Business of Marijuana; Remote Area Medical to bring free clinic to Bradenton

By Rob Lorei With recreational pot legal in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington and legal medical marijuana initiatives being considered around the country, the cannabis industry is set to becoming a booming business, possibly bigger than the organic food industry, according to one study.  We discuss legal issues regarding the commercialization of marijuana is one of… Read more »

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Women’s Show on “Perilous Times – Paris and Beyond” 11/19

What perilous times…..   Paris is the epicenter of the world right now.  What to do – who and how are critical.  Just policies demand an understanding of people.  How much did our endeavors in Iraq contribute to the terrorism in the Middle East? A very powerful play is being presented at USF Tampa –… Read more »

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Curiosity is Provoked by Artist’s Wrapped Palm Trees

Ripley’s Believe it or Not just couldn’t. News stations around the country had another #FloridaMan story.  Bloggers mentioned that it was pretty tame by Floriduh standards. Neighbors worried about his trees. Artist Piotr Janowski made headlines when he wrapped his rental house, and its adjacent palm trees, in heavy duty aluminum foil earlier this year…. Read more »

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Walmart workers fast for better wages

More than 100 workers across the country are going on a fast to demonstrate against low wages at Walmart. About a dozen workers protested Tuesday afternoon outside a Walmart on Dale Mabry Highway just north of I-275 in Tampa. Nancy Reynolds has been a cashier at Walmart for almost 8 years. She is diabetic so can’t… Read more »

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Black Millennials are taking black twitter to the streets

Hacktivists and activists, black twitter and black lives matter hashtags are all over social media but what do they mean to black millennials? A recent report by The Black Youth Project entitled “Black Millennials in America” delves into these questions. The ongoing 10 year study shows how and why black millennials are becoming more politically… Read more »

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Satirical musician Roy Zimmerman; Author Dan Lazare talks about who is responsible for the rise of ISIS

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity we are joined  by comedic musician Roy Zimmerman, who sings guitar-based folk songs poking fun at the political topics like Same-Sex Marriage, creationism, guns, and Marijuana (with some jabs at Republicans and Liberals peppered in). He has released 12 albums of satirical music, both as a solo musician and as a… Read more »

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CAIR: man who threatened mosques has been arrested

The man who allegedly left threatening phone messages over the weekend for the Islamic Society of St. Petersburg and the Islamic Society of Pinellas County has been arrested. Hassan Shibly, chief executive director of CAIR-Florida, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says the man was arrested Tuesday for leaving violent threats in the wake of the terrorist… Read more »